A native of England, she lived in Akron 43 years.

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Ellen WilkesMrs. Ellen Wilkes, 90, formerly of 681 Amherst St., died today at City Hospital after a lingering illness.

A native of England, she lived in Akron 43 years. Last February, officials discovered she was living as a recluse in needy circumstances. She has been under treatment since that time.

Mrs. Wilkes came to the United States in 1912 with a sister. They were aboard the Titanic which was on its maiden voyage and which was sunk with a loss of 1,517 lives

Mrs. Wilkes and her sister, the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hocking, were two of the 690 survivors.

She leaves two grandnieces, Mrs. Fred Burnley of Barberton and Mrs. Nora Mae Wharton of Cleveland; two grandnephews, James Ashbourne and John Woolcock, both of Akron.

Services will be at 3 P.M. Friday at the Billow Akron Chapel with Rev. H. S. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the chapel after 4 P.M. Thursday.
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