Encyclopedia Titanica


Brooklyn Daily Times

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Word was received at the home of Victor A. Harder, at 117 Eighth avenue, that his son George A. Harder and the latter’s young bride, who was Mrs. Dorothy Annan, of Manhattan, daughter of the late Edward Annan, of Brooklyn, who were passengers on the Titanic, were safely on board the Carpathia and would reach New York on Thursday afternoon. In spite of the good news it was said at the house to-day, Mrs. Harder, the mother, was prostrated and under the care of a physician who declared her condition was most grave and that he feared for the consequence if the news of the son’s safety was incorrect and George and his bride failed to arrive.

Mrs. Harder, the bride, is a niece of William N. Dykman, the Brooklyn lawyer. Since news of the accident Mr. Dykman has been haunting the offices of the steamship company, trying to get some sort of authentic news of his niece and her husband.

At the Harder family’s handsome residence Mrs. Sylvester James McNamara, George’s sister told a Times reporter shortly after an hour before Mr. Dykman had sent word to the house that George and his wife had been taken safely on board the Carpathia. She said not only had this message come from Mr. Dykman, but that several other friends had sent cheering messages to the same effect. The sister added:

“We’re quite sure they are all right and will get here on Thursday afternoon. My mother is prostrated, but she will get well when George and Dorothy get here, the doctor says.” Mrs. McNamara does not live at her father’s house. She went there to-day to taek [sic] charge during her mother’s illness.


Mark Baber, USA


Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) SORROW AT HARDER HOME DESPITE HOPEFUL MESSAGES (Brooklyn Daily Times, Tuesday 16th April 1912, ref: #4218, published 17 November 2004, generated 21st October 2021 11:31:10 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/sorrow-at-harder-home-despite-hopeful-messages.html