Newark Evening News

Besides Residents of This State, Many Victims Had Connections Here

In addition to the New Jersey residents who lost their lives in the disaster, 
fourteen more who met death had friends and relatives from this State on the 
desolate pier at the foot of Fourteenth street last night.  Sixteen of the 
survivors have friends or connections in the State.

One of the rescued is Mrs. Lillian Renouf, of Elizabeth, a second cabin 
passenger, while her husband, Peter Renouf; her two brothers, Ernest and 
Clifford Jeffries; a cousin, Charles Cann; and a friend, Herbert Denbouy, are 
among the dead.  This is the only separation which occurred in a Jersey family 
on board, although there were three other families known in the State which 
were divided by death.  Mrs. Renouf’s brothers and cousin lived in England.

Charles Melville Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Railway, of Montreal, a
nephew of former Postmaster James L. Hays, of this city, and his son-in-law, 
Thornton Davidson, are dead, while Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Davidson were rescued by 
the Carpathia and arrived in New York last night.  They were taken from the 
pier in automobiles to the Grand Central Station, where they took a special 
train of two private cars and two coaches for Montreal at 10:30 o’clock.

The Hays family were met at the pier by Mr. Grey, father of Mrs. Hays; Howard 
G. Kelly, chief architect of the Grand Trunk; Dr. J. Alexander Hutchison, of 
Montreal, who had been Mr. Hays’s physician for years, and E. H. Fitzhugh, vice-
president of the Grand Trunk.

In an almost hysterical condition, Miss Margaret Froelicher, of Switzerland, 
was led off the Carpathia.  She sailed with her father and mother, Mr. and. 
Mrs. Max Froelicher, both of whom are lost.  The family are relatives of Emil 
Stehli, of Montclair.

Herman Family Broken up.

Coming from England to establish a home at Bernardsville, where his brother-in-
law, Arthur Laver, is steward of a country club, Samuel Herman lost his life, 
while his wife and two daughters, Alice and Katharine, were saved.

Among the hundreds who watched the survivors of the Titanic as they landed last 
night from the Carpathia were four Trentonians, Ferdinand W. Roebling, Karl G. 
Roebling, Henry C. Blackwell and William Blackwell, who thought, perchance, 
Washington A. Roebling, 2d and Stephen Weart Blackwell might have been among 
the saved.

Their names had not appeared in the list of survivors, but it was thought that 
there was a bare possibility that they had been rescued.  When the last 
passenger had left the rescue ship the Trentonians realized that their search 
had been in vain.

Still hoping against hope that the two might be alive, the four men pursued 
inquiries at the White Star offices.  They were informed, however, that all the 
Titanic living had been brought ashore.

By telephone from New York the Trenton men informed the two bereaved families 
here early this morning that there was no further hope that Messrs. Roebling 
and Blackwell were saved.

In a little flat at 609 Willow street, Hoboken, John Moore is grieving today 
over the death of his brother Leonard, who was one of the victims of the 
disaster to the Titanic.  Leonard Moore, who was nineteen years old, had come 
to this country with John about a year ago.  Early last winter Leonard went to 
London to visit his mother.  He chose the Titanic for the return trip.

“It will kill his poor mother,” said John.  “To think of his drowning with the 
rest like rats in a trap.  I watched and waited about the White Star offices 
for hours.  It’s just like the lad to go down with the ship trying to let 
others get into boats.”

Saved and Lost.

The full list of friends of Jerseymen saved is as follows:

Behr, Karl H., champion tennis player, New York lawyer, brother of Fred Behr,
     of Morristown, and nephew of Henry Behr, of Montclair.
Carter, Mr. and Mrs. William E., daughter Lucille and son William, of 
     Philadelphia, formerly of Elizabeth.
Compton, Mrs. A. T., Miss S. W., and Mr. A. T. Jr., of Lakewood and New York.
Davidson, Mrs. Thornton (father, Charles Melville Hays, lost).
Earnshaw, Mrs. Boulton, of Philadelphia.
Froelicher, Miss Margaret (father, Max, and wife lost).
Harder, Mr. and Mrs. George, of Brooklyn.
Hays, Mrs. Charles Melville, of Montreal (husband lost).
Herman, Mrs. Jane (husband, Samuel, lost).
Herman, Kate and Alice (father lost).
Potter, Mrs. Thomas Jr., of Philadelphia, relative of Colonel Henry A. Potter, 
     of East Orange.
Seward, Frederick, nephew of Dr. John L., of Orange.

The friends of Jersey people lost are as follows:

Cann, Charles, of England.
Denbouy, Herbert, of England.
Davidson, Thornton, son-in-law of Charles M. Hays (wife and her mother saved).
Froelicher, Max and wife (daughter saved).
Hays, Charles Melville, of Montreal, nephew of former Postmaster James L. Hays 
     (wife and daughter saved; son-in-law lost).
Herman, Samuel, brother-in-law in Bernardsville (wife and daughters saved).
Jeffries, Ernest and Clifford, of England.
Mitchell, Henry, of England; has brother in Montclair.
Mrs. Benjamin Peacock and two children, of England.
Shepherd, Jonathan, third assistant engineer on Titanic; has sister in this 
Stanton, S. Ward, of New York.

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