New York Times

Was Rescued by the Carpathia After Hours in Row Boat-- Long a Newport Colonist.

Mrs. Margaret Tobin Brown of Denver, Col., widow of James J. Brown, mine owner, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon in her suite in the Barbizon Hotel, 140 East Sixty-third Street, where she had been staying for a short time before leaving for the West. She had suffered two strokes of apoplexy during the day.

Mrs. Brown, who was sixty-five years old, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George J. Benziger of Hempstead, L. I., and a son, Lawrence P. Grown of La Jolla, Cal. The funeral services will be held privately.

On several occasions Mrs. Brown has been referred to as one of the heroines of the Titanic disaster. She and her family preferred to say merely that she was "a survivor." She was rescued by the Carpathia after spending seven hours in one of the Titanic's boats, doing her share at the oars.

Her husband was credited with making a large fortune in gold mines. For some years Mrs. Brown was prominent in the Summer colony at Newport.

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