Encyclopedia Titanica

MISTAKEN FOR WOMAN; FORCED INTO LIFEBOAT

Chicago Examiner

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Hartford, Conn., Apr. 18--Resolved to die after having done his utmost to aid in placing the women and children of the Titanic aboard the lifeboats Councilman William T. Sloper, clad in a white night robe, was himself taken for a woman and thrust into one of the last lifeboats lowered away.

His father, Senator Andrew J. Sloper of New Britain, received a message today telling of his son's rescue and departed at once for New York.  With him went Mrs. Albert S. Cook of this city to meet her brother, Richard L. Beckwith, who with his wife and stepdaughter, was also saved.

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Thomas E. Golembiewski

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2011) MISTAKEN FOR WOMAN; FORCED INTO LIFEBOAT (Chicago Examiner, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #13447, published 9 August 2011, generated 17th October 2021 05:30:06 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/mistaken-for-woman-forced-into-lifeboat.html