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Reports Fails to Account for All of State's Representatives on Titanic

Relatives of Passengers Watch for Word of Loved Ones

"Missing" still stands against the names of sixteen of the forty-four Titanic passengers known to have been bound for Cleveland and Ohio points.
Only one name was removed yesterday from those believed drowned and added to the living that of Mrs. George D. Wick, Youngstown, O. There is a possibility that this family, which included Col. Wick and daughter, Miss Mary Natalie Wick, may have been saved in its entirety. Doubt is cast on the reported loss of Col. Wick by a dispatch from Paris last night to the Plain Dealer saying that he transferred his sailing from the Titanic and remained on business in that city. Through publication of erroneous reports sent out from New York gloom and fear was cast on several families in Ohio. This was so in the case of Miss Elizabeth Bonnell, sister of William F. Bonnell, 1972 Ford dr. N. E.; Mrs. Bowerman Chibnall, guest of T. W. Guthrie, 3328 Euclid av., and Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Beckwith, Youngstown, O., and Miss Helen Newsome, Mrs. Beckwith's daughter.

Safety is Confirmed

Advices yesterday placed them among the missing in conflict with the Plain Dealer's statement yesterday morning that they were on board the Carpathia. Confirmation of their safety was received last night.
The Ohio list of dead still inlcudes the names of three women. One, Mrs. Percy C. Corey, niece of Rev. R. A. George, 8602 Cedar av. S. E., was a young bride coming to visit here from Upper Burma, India, where her husband is a missionary. Mrs. Corey was a daughter of John Alexander Miller, Steuben st., Pittsburg. She was married in that city last August. The second woman is Miss Catherine McGowan. She lived in Cleveland for several years, but latterly resided in Chicago. Returning from a visit to Ireland, Miss McGowan was bringing her sister, Anna, to live with another sister, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, E. 36th st. The sister is among those on the Carpathia. The third, Miss Anna Turga, was coming to join her sister in Ashtabula. She has a brother, Matt Turga, on Conneaut.
The first direct information from any Ohio people on the Titanic somes from Miss Caroline Bonnell, Youngstown, O., member of the Wick party, and later from Mrs. Wick. Miss Bonnell's message, by wireless, to H. W. Bonnell, who is at The Waldorf Astoria, New York, reads: "All women saved. On the Carpathia. George lost." This is taken to indicate that all the women of the Wick party have been saved and that Col. Wick went down. Mrs. Wick's message, three words, signed "Mollie," forwarded from Youngstown to her brother, Frank Hitchock, who had gone to New York, tends to bear out that her husband was drowned: "One. Meet Carpathia." Both of these communications, however, conflict grievously with the Paris dispatch which follows: "The unlucky, or in this case, the lucky number thirteen probably saved George D. Wick from death when the ill fated Titanic sank. Mr. Wick has planned to sail on the Titanic from Cherbourg and ahd booked passage. "The day before her sailing Mr. Wick entered the Hotel Maurice and immediately was attracted by the sweepstake pool for the Grand Prix. He selected No. 13, saying: "Just to show I'm not superstitious I'll take this number. Watch what this will do for me." "That evening , according to reports, Mr. Wick canceled his passage on the Titanic for business reasons, intending to sail ar a later date." Out in the home of Albert Stanley, 2031 E. 105th st., despair holds sway. With arrival last night of the list of third-class passengers saved, Earnest Crease, Mrs. Stanley's brother, and Roland Stanley, her husband's brother, appear to be lost. But Mrs. Stanley cannot believe that both are gone. Since news of the crash was received on Monday she has not slept. Stanley, her husband, shows signs of the strain. The death of his brother, which seems certain, is the second in his family in the last few months. A sister died in December. Now he and a sister in England are the last of their family.
Akers & Folkman, White Star agents here, received late yesterday a list of the first and second cabin passengers picked up by the Carpathia. Of its 309 names, seventy-eight are men and five children. Neither it nor the fragmentary addition recived by wireless in New York last night, however, took any from the list of Ohio's dead.
Albert A. Stewart, Gallipolis, O., reported as lost, was New York representative of the Stowbridge Lithography Co., of Cincinnati, O. He left his family on vacation in France.
Yesterday it transpired that only one person from Akron, O., was aboard the Titanic. That was George Hocking, missing. All but two of ten people who were coming to this country with him to make their homes, including his mother and sister, are reported saved. A. H. Wells of Akron, O., whose wife and two children were saved, and Sidney Hocking, brother of George, left yesterday for New York.
At her brother-in-law's home, 2236 W. 101st st., yesterday, Mrs. Richard Otter snuggled her 12-year-old son close and said that she was glad her husband had gone down with the Titanic if his sacrifice meant another woman or child saved. "I have lost him," she said as the tears welled, "but I am glad that if he had to die he died a hero."
G. C. Hoyt sought vainly for news of his brother, W. F. Hoyt. Hoyt formerly captain of the Lakeside Bicycle club was connected with the Lozier Bicycle Co. George Maylun scanned the lists for word of his father-in-law, Henry Rouse, and English miner, coming to seek his fortune in this country. Mrs. R. A. George sobbed aloud last night when told that the name of her niece, Mrs. P. C. Corey, did not appear among those saved.
The aged father of Herbert F. Chaffee in Oberlin, O., called fruitlessly for news of his son.

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