Newark Evening News

Newarker Died with Others Clerks on Titanic, After Effort to Save Mails.
Special Service of the NEWS

WASHINGTON, April 20---In a report received by Postmaster-General Hitchcock 
today, it was stated that the five postal clerks aboard the ill-fated Titanic 
died like heroes.

After the crash came, disregarding all opportunities to be saved, they began 
carrying bags of registered mail to the upper deck, where it might be rescued.  
The crew of postal workers was made up of five men, Oscar Woody, of Washington, 
D. C.; John S. March, of Newark, N. J.; W. L. Wynne, of Brooklyn, and Iago 
Smith, and E. D. Williamson, of England.

While the passengers were being rescued these men continued their work of 
transferring the mail to the upper deck, and when they discovered that the 
situation was becoming dangerous they appealed to the steward to detail men to 
assist in bringing up the balance.

The Titanic carried 3,460 bags of mail, approximating 7,000,000 pieces, of 
which there were 200 bags of registered mail containing about 400,000 pieces.

Related Biographies:
William Logan Gwinn
John Starr March
John Richard Jago Smith
James Bertram Williamson
Oscar Scott Woody

Mark Baber

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(1912) JOHN S. MARCH ONE OF THE HEROES Newark Evening News (ref: #6223, accessed 25th June 2017 11:52:13 AM) URL :

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