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BERNARDSVILLE, April 20---That the lifeboat which bore them from the Titanic might easily have contained ten more passengers, is the statement of Mrs. Jane Herman and her twin daughters, the Misses Kate and Alice Herman, who arrived here last night, accompanied by Mrs. Herman’s brother, Arthur Laver, steward of the Somerset Hills Country Club. As told Mrs. Herman’s husband was lost on the Titanic.

Mrs. Herman and her daughters were in great distress of mind over Mr. Herman’s fate and their own experience. They were at a loss to understand how the disaster occurred on such clear night. They said they were near enough to the big ship when she sank to feel the suction. Members of the crew who manned their boat thought that the boat was full. Mrs. Herman said that a boy named Sweet, fifteen years old, who accompanied Mr. Herman and whose first name they did not know, was also lost in the wreck.

Mr. Herman was fifty years old, the same age as his wife. The daughters are each twenty-four years old. Mr. Laver had rented a house on Ford avenue, next to the home of Thomas Liddy Jr., in which the family was to live. Mr. Laver had also made arrangements with William C. Ludlow, for whom Mr. Herman was going to work as a butcher. Their property was all lost in the wreck. The family came from Somersetshire, England, and this was their first trip here. Mrs. Herman and her children will probably go back to England to live.


Mark Baber, USA


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) SAY LIFEBOAT COULD HAVE HELD TEN MORE (Newark Evening News, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #1125, published 28 August 2003, generated 13th August 2022 01:49:44 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/say-lifeboat-could-have-held-ten-more.html