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James Van Billings, of South Wales, Pa., and Two Children Lose Lives in Disaster---Brother Here Receives the Sad News
Monroe Van Billings, of this city, this morning received the sad news that his brother, James, and his two children, were among the 1,500 or more souls, who went down with the Titanic last Monday morning. Van Billings is a native of South Wales, Pa., but has been residing in this city for a number of years. His brother and children were on their way to South Wales to visit relatives.

The missing man had been at South Africa for ten years, and was making his first trip home since leaving. Monroe Van Billings, who has been in the employ of the Public Service Electric Company for a number of years here, received word from his relatives announcing the sad news.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) LOST HIS BROTHER ON TITANIC (Daily Home News, Monday 22nd April 1912, ref: #2315, published 4 February 2004, generated 25th September 2021 01:30:14 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/lost-his-brother-titanic.html