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Besides Residents of This State, Many Victims Had Connections Here----------ANGUISH OF THE RELATIVES----------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, anephew 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      city.Stanton, S. Ward, of New York.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2008) JERSEY DEATH ROLL DETAILS (Newark Evening News, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #6220, published 9 June 2008, generated 13th August 2022 01:52:27 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/jersey-titanic-death-toll.html