Still Playing As Water Creeps Up

Worcester Evening Gazette

New York, April 19- Mrs. John Murray Brown of Acton, Mass, who with her sister, Mrs. Robert C. Cornell and Mrs. E.D. Appleton, was saved, was in the last life-boat to get safely away from the Titanic.

"The band played marching from deck to deck, and as the ship went under I could still hear the music." Mrs. Brown said. "The musicians were up to their knees in water when last I saw them. We offered assistance to Capt. Smith, but he refused."

"Mrs. Astor was in the life-boat with my sister, Mrs. Cornell. I heard Col. Astor tell her he would wait with the men. Our boat was almost dragged down by the suction."

Related Biographies:

Charlotte Appleton
John Jacob Astor
Madeleine Talmage Astor
Caroline Lane Brown
Malvina Helen Cornell
Wallace Henry Hartley
Edward John Smith

Acknowledgements

Julie Dowen

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