MRS. ADA PERINE, 92, SURVIVED TITANIC SINKING

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Mrs. Ada Perine, 92, who 55 years ago survived the sinking of the "unsinkable" luxury liner Titanic, died Sunday at the Maryland Masonic Home for the Aged in Cockeysville, where she had lived since 1953.
Mrs. Perine, then Mrs. Ada Ball, was sailing to Jacksonville, Fla., to help in missionary work there when the Titanic, heralded as the safest and largest liner afloat, hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic April 15, 1912.

RESCUED BY CRUISE SHIP

Awakened by her brother-in-law, she donned a robe and went up on deck. "Then," she recalled several years ago, "I jumped into the water. I had no lifejacket and I couldn't swim, but I had faith in our Lord."
Several hours later, she was rescued by the cruise ship Carpathia . Suffering from exposure, she was taken to New York and came to Baltimore.
Born in Bromley, England, Mrs. Perine was a widow with two children at the time of the disaster. Both survive her: Edgar William Ball, of Baltimore, and the Rev. Martin Luther Ball, of Pittsfield, Mass. Her second husband died in 1953.
Mrs. Perine was a charter member of the Berkshire Full Gospel Church, of which her son is minister, in Pittsfield.
Services were held yesterday at 2 P.M. at Brooks Funeral Service, Towson.

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