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NEW YORK, April 20---The last seen of Washington A. Roebling 2d by friends among the survivors of the Titanic was as he stood waving a farewell to one of the lifeboats as it left the vessel. Trenton, N. J., relatives yesterday had an interview with Miss Caroline Bonnell, one of the survivors. She described how, when she was leaving the ship, Mr. Roebling called out to her and the others: “You will be back soon with us.” These were Mr. Roebling’s last words, so far as his relatives know.

In her interview with Mr. Roebling, Miss Bonnell said that the general impression was that the damage was slight to the Titanic and that the women placed in the lifeboats would soon be picked up again and the Titanic proceed on her way to New York.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) ROEBLING LAST SEEN WAVING TO LIFEBOATS (Newark Evening News, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #1126, published 28 August 2003, generated 20th September 2021 06:16:52 PM); URL :