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Survivor of Titanic Disaster Dies in London at Age of 68
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES
LONDON, April 20---Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, survivor of the Titanic disaster of 1912, died in London today at the age of 68. Sir Cosmo married in 1900 Lucy Wallace, daughter of the late Douglas Sutherland. Lady Duff-Gordon is "Lucile," famous London fashion expert and sister of Mrs. Elinor Glyn, novelist, She was with her husband when they escaped from the Titanic.

Sir Cosmo was born on July 22, 1862, and received his education at Eton. His wife, Lady Duff-Gordon, was formerly well-known in New York as a modiste, who conducted the dressmaking establishment of Lucile, Ltd., on Thirty-sixth Street. Both Sir Cosmo and Lady Gordon were on the Titanic when she sank in 1912, both of them escaping in a life boat. At the English investigation after the disaster both were called to testify.


Mark Baber, USA


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