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Mrs. Geo. D. Wick, Denies All Evidence That Youngstown Man is Lost

First of Rescued From Titanic Pass Through Cleveland

Holding onto what is more than a forlorn hope, when hope in all other breasts is dead, Mrs. George D. Wick remains in New York, refusing to believe that her husband, Col. George D. Wick, Youngstown, O., perished with the Titanic. Somehow, she believes, he was picked up. Somewhere, she believes, he is being taken care of. Sometime, she believes, he will be restored to her alive. A woman's answer is the only one she returns to the words of reason that tell her all hope is gone, that all avenues by which he might have escaped have been searched and proven fruitless--that he is dead. THe body only would serve to convince her and sh Word reached Youngstown, O., yesterday that Mrs. Wick will stay in New York until proof absolute is given her that her husband is dead. And there is no proof, except the body far out in the Atlantic swells. At her side is her daughter, Mary Natalie, saved with her from the wreck, and her fourteen-year-old son, who, for four days, thought her among the lost. They, with other members of the family, try to comfort and draw her from the scenes of grief. Besides the picture of transcendent hope and despair is placed that of a family speeding through Cleveland with every member saved from the wreck. Mrs. A. O. Becker and her three children, who halted here for a minute en route to their home in South Bend The only other development of the day was the recovery of a woman survivor in New York sufficiently to say that she is "Miss Alice Louch, 23 Cleveland rd NE, Cleveland." THere is no such number in Cleveland rd NE, nor is there any Louch in the city direc In the few minutes at her disposal, Mrs. Becker, who had intended visiting G. M. Cummings, 41 Windermere av, East Cleveland, crowded in briefly the story of her escape. "I can never forget that night. I stood at the lfeboat helping my babies in, " she said, " When I got them all in the boat the officer said the boat was filled. I begged him to let me go with my chidlren. He said it was impossible, that there were too ma "I pleaded with him. Finally, just as the boat was being lowered, he pushed me, and I landed face down. For a long time I didn't see my children. People told me they were in the other end of the boat. Still I was afraid." The tears came to her eyes. "And then I saw Richard, he's the bbay, in a sailor's arms, and the others near him. At that moment I was almost overwhelmed by the gladness. My babies were safe." Mrs. Becker, wife of a missionary at Guntur, India, was asleep whe the collision occurred. The shock appeared to be so slight that she believes the stopping of the engines rather than the crash awakened her. A steward told her there was nothing wrong. A The lifeboats were being lowered but there was little excitement when she got above. Others in the boat in which she found herself, gave her and the children some of their clothing, but all suffered intensely from the cold. Apart from slight effects of t "I do not know how far away we were from the Titanic when she dank. I did not look back. We could see drowning men struggling all around us after the boat went down, some could not have been very far off. The most horrible thing of all was the shrieks of "There was no more room in our boat and we had to sit and watch men perish.We were afraid to move for fear of sinking the boat and the ice grinding against it added to our fright. "It seemed ages and ages before we were picked up by the Carpathia--the ship of widows. There were 160 women left husbandless by the wreck, where I was quartered in the second cabin of the Carpathia. The scenes of grief were terrible. "But once aboard the Carpathia we were in the midst of the most lavish kindness. The ship's company and the passengers were most kind. We were given comfortable quarters and good food while passenegrs supplied us with clothing. But oh it was so ghastly. The "air: gasped its warning, and Mrs. Becker and her children were gone with the nightmare, through which they had passed, strong and vivid before them. Like the majority of the others fortunate to reach New York, Mrs, Becker and her children had no clothing except their nightdresses. "But," she said, "everyone was so thoughtful, that we wanted for nothing." Two Cleveland bound people are still in St. Vincent's hospital. They are Miss Ann McGowan, niece of Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, E. 36th st., and Victor Sunderland, nephew of John Foley, 8919 Superior av. NE. Mrs Davidson's husband was lost. Miss McGowan's au Death saved Frank Karnes, employed by the English Oil Co. in Upper Burma, India, from knowledge of his wife's fate in the Titanic disaster. Word was received by cable yesterday at his home in Franklin, Pa., of his death by smallpox after a couple of week Mrs. Karnes was drowned with her companion, Mrs. P. C. Corey, niece of Rev. R. A. George, 8602 Cedar av SE. Corey is superintendant of the English Oil Co. in Upper Burma. The two women, both of whom were married last fall, were coming to this country to The day failed to forth any news of the others, who undoubtedly perished. The list of lost now reads: Hugh Rood, coming to visit E. L. Stoiber, 7810 Linwood av NE W. F. Hoyt, brother of G. C. Hoyt, 7919 Franklin av NW Herbert F. Chaffee, father of H. L. Chaffee, Oberlin, O. Morris Sirota, nephew of Mrs. Harry Rosenthal, 3632 Scovill av SE Mrs. P. C. Corey Mrs. Frank Karnes Ernest Crease, brother of Mrs. Albert Stanley, 2031 E. 105th st Col. George D. Wick, Youngstown, O. Richard Otter, Berea, O., brother of William H. Otter, 2236 W. 101st st Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Hoyt, son and daughter-in-law of Mrs. Anna Hoyt, Youngstown, O. Harry Davidson Mrs. Maria Charlton, mother of Charles Charleton, 2177 E. 33rd st Richard Rouse, father of Mrs. george Maylun, Colt Rd, NE Sidney Brock, brother of Arthur Brock, Cuyahoga Falls, O. Miss Anna Turga, sister of Mrs. John Lundi, Ashtabula, O. Emil Petretich, cousin of John Malevitch, Youngstown, O. Julia Malevich, another cousin Mrs. John Sibley, Akron, O.

There is a possibility, however, that two more names may have to be added. Charles H. Taylor, 2305 E. 101st st, believes that his brother-in-law, Edward Rollison, sailed on the Titanic, but so far has been unable to get confirmation. Owen Gannon, 8211 E. Probably the first who arrive in Cleveland to stay will be Mrs. Bowerman-Chbnall and her daughter Miss Elsie Bowerman. They will arrive Monday morning with T. W. Guthrie, 3328 Euclid av, whose guests they will be. The other members of the Wick party, Miss Caroline Bonnell, Youngstown, O., and Miss Elizabeth Bonnell, her aunt last night's advices said would leave New York tonight or tomorrow morning. The latter is a sister of Mrs. William F. Bonnell, 1972 Ford dr N Akron (O.) survivors are expected home today. These include Mrs. Elizabeth and Miss Nellie Hocking, mother ans sister respectively of George Hocking, the only member of the Akron party who was lost; Mr. and Mrs. William Richard and two children, and Mrs. Mrs. Herbert L. Chaffee, one of the widows, is not expected to visit her son in Oberlin, O., on the way through to her home in South Dakota. No definite word has been received concerning the time Mrs. W. T. Graham and her daughter will reach Lisbon, O. THeya re going to visit Mrs. Graham's brother-in-law, J. J. Graham. Dr. Walter C. Hill, 2738 Prospect av SE and Osborn building, was on the Carpathia. He will continue of the cruise to the Mediterranean interupted when the Carpathis raced in answer of the Titanic's "S.O.S." Miss Marie Wilson Young, Washington, D.C., society girl, cousin of W. S. Lloyd, 5915 Hough av NE, is sure that J. Bruce Ismay did not leave the Titanic in the last boat. She is positive, because she herself entered that lifeboat, after saying goodbye to ...

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) REMAINS IN HOPE HUSBAND IS SAVED (Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #1213, published 28 August 2003, generated 22nd October 2021 01:49:31 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/remains-hope-husband-is-saved.html