Evening Ledger (Philadelphia)

Five Passengers, Including Titanic Survivors, to Sail on Philadelphia
The sinking of the Lusitania has failed to daunt five Philadelphians who are
among the saloon passengers of the American liner Philadelphia, which sails
for Europe from this city flying the American flag. Two of those determined
to risk the danger of a voyage are survivors of the Titanic disaster, whose
marriage was the culmination of a romance which began when both were rescued
from the sea after the White Star catastrophe off Newfoundland. They are Mr.
and Mrs. Robert W. Daniel.
Mrs. Daniel formerly was Mrs. Eloise Hughes Smith, who was returning from
her honeymoon with her husband, Lucien Smith. The latter was drowned when
the Titanic went to the bottom of the Atlantic. Later his son, Lucien Smith,
was born. Mr. Daniel leaped into the ocean with a life preserver about his
waist when the big White Star liner took her final plunge. He was
subsequently picked up by the boat containing the woman who is now his wife.
Other Philadelphians who declared this morning they would not postpone their
trip are S. G. Folwell, Miss Jennie Green and William Black.
Mr. Daniel declared this morning that he would delay sailing, but business
made it necessary to go. In spite of the warnings which were published again
in today's newspapers over the signature of the German Embassy, he believes
the fact that the Philadelphia flies the American flag will be sufficient
protection. He declared he would prefer not to have his wife accompany him,
but said she would not allow him to go alone.
Mr. Daniel risked his life In London shortly before engaging passage on the
ill-fated Titanic. He saved the life of a friend when fire destroyed the
Carlton Hotel in the English metropolis. He met Mrs. Daniel several times
after the Titanic disaster, and they were married August 18, 1914, in New
York. Mrs. Daniel is a daughter of Congressman James A. Hughes, of
Huntington, W. Va.

Related Biographies:

Robert Williams Daniel
Lucian Philip Smith
Mary Eloise Smith

Relates to Place:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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