SAFETY OF MISS K. SMITH OF STROUD

Relatives overjoyed at escape from death

Gloucester Citizen

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Mr C. H. Smith, of Slad-road. Stroud, brother of Miss K. E. Smith, saloon stewardess on the ill-fated Titanic, received a wire at 8 o’clock on Friday morning from New York to the fact that his sister safe.

Miss Smith has had great experience in a seafaring life. Her first trip was made in the Vancouver of the Dominion Line, in 1893, when she was in charge of the party of emigrant children annually sent out by Miss Wemyss of Painswick, to Canada. This first experience gave Miss Smith an insight into life aboard ship which she grew to like, and soon after she signed for the Cunard Company and later she had been with the American Steam Ship Co. and White Star Line, having been in about 20 different vessels. amongst which were the Umbria. Lucania. St. Louis. St. Paul, Olympic and Titanic.

She was on the Olympic in the collision with H.M.S. Hawke and only left the damaged apartment of the vessel few minutes before the collision which demolished the room in which she had been standing.

All her relatives are naturally overjoyed at her escape from death.

Miss Smith was also on the St. Paul when it ran into the Gladiator near Yarmouth off the Isle Wight three years ago, which accident resulted in the complete wreck of the Gladiator. 

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) SAFETY OF MISS K. SMITH OF STROUD (Gloucester Citizen, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #472, published 26 May 2021, generated 4th August 2021 11:11:25 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/safety-of-miss-k-smith-of-stroud.html