Survivor of Titanic Disaster Expires at 83 in Mt. Loretto

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Marie Grice YoungMiss Marie C. Young, who was one of the survivors of the Titanic which sank in the mid-Atlantic in 1912, died Monday at the Mount Loretto Convalescent and Rest Home where she had resided for six years. She was 83 years old.

Miss Young was born at Georgetown, District of Colombia, Jan 3, 1876, a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Wilson Young, and spent her girlhood in Washington. Upon completion of her musical studies she taught piano for several years and numbered the children of President Theodore Roosevelt among her pupils.

Later she made her home in New York City and traveled extensively as a companion to Mrs. J. Stuart White of New York. It was on the return trip from one of their numerous crossings to Europe that the Titanic disaster occurred and Miss Young and Mrs White were among the 700 passengers out of the 2,400 on board who were rescued. Some time afterward an account of the catastrophe written by Miss Young was published in the National Magazine.

Miss Young continued to reside in New York until she entered the Mount Loretto Home.  Her only survivor is a great-niece Mrs. Harold D. Decker, Loudonville.

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