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TRENTON, N.J. Monday - Washington Roebling, II a son of Charles G. Roebling, president of the John A. Roebling Sons Company, the Roebling Construction Company and the New Jersey Wire Cloth Company, who was a passenger on board the Titanic, together with Stephen Blackwell, another Trenton young man, is one of the managers of the Mercer Automobile Works of this city, which manufactures the Mercer car.  Mr.  Roebling and Mr. Blackwell toured Italy, France and other countries in an automobile.

Mr. Roebling was born in this city and is thirty-one years old. He went to a private school here and attended the Hill Preparatory School at Pottstown, Pa.  He is an ardent automobilist and golfer.  Two years ago he took part in one of the important automobile races at Savannah, Ga., making second place.

He went through many of the departments in  the big Roebling mills, this city, before going to take over part of the management of the Mercer concern.  His sisters are Mrs. Richard McCall Calwallader, of Philadelphia, and Miss Helen Roebling of this city, whose engagement to C. S. Tyson, a Philadelphia artist, was recently announced.

Mr. Roebling is one of the best known of the younger social set and is exceedingly popular.  His mother, now dead, was a Miss Ormsby of Pittsburgh..

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2009) MR. W. ROEBLING, 2D, AMONG PASSENGERS (New York Herald, Wednesday 17th April 1912, ref: #10072, published 5 May 2009, generated 16th September 2021 04:14:41 PM); URL :