Miss Mary Davis

One of the survivors of the Titanic catastrophe

Evening Star (Washington DC)

Miss Mary Davis of Tottenville, Staten Island, who is one of the survivors of the Titanic catastrophe...

Miss Davis spoke particularly of the bravery of Col. Astor and Major Archibald Butt.

She also told of seeing First Officer Murdock commit suicide by shooting.

She said she was awakened when the liner struck the berg and ran out of her stateroom to the deck, clad only in a nightdress and a light jacket.

She explained how she and others were placed in lifeboats and lowered into the water.

She said that after she was placed in a lifeboat she was shoved overboard, but was quickly rescued by one of the sailors who manned the boat.

She said she was unconscious when taken onboard the Carpathia and remained in that condition for many hours.

Related Biographies:

Mary Ann Charlotte Davis

Relates to Place:

Tottenville, New York, United States


Peter Engberg


Encyclopedia Titanica (2019) Miss Mary Davis (Evening Star (Washington DC), Monday 22nd April 1912, ref: #56, published 17 June 2019, generated 20th September 2020 11:38:18 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/miss-mary-davis-one-of-the-titanic-survivors.html