MISTAKEN FOR WOMAN; FORCED INTO LIFEBOAT

Chicago Examiner

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.

Related Biographies:

Richard Leonard Beckwith
William Thompson Sloper

Relates to Place:

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Relates to Ship:

Titanic

Acknowledgements

Thomas E. Golembiewski

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2011) MISTAKEN FOR WOMAN; FORCED INTO LIFEBOAT (Chicago Examiner, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #13447, published 9 August 2011, generated 24th May 2020 08:34:25 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/mistaken-for-woman-forced-into-lifeboat.html