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Funeral services of Alexander Robins and his wife, Charity, who were victims of the Titanic disaster, were held at St. John's Episcopal Church, yesterday afternoon. On account of the circumstances under which the couple met their death, the funeral attracted a large number of people, and when the services started the large edifice was crowded, some standing in the side aisles. There were many floral tokens in front of the chancel.

The bodies of Mr, and Mrs. Robins were taken to their late home, 24 Garfield street, Saturday afternoon, and opportunity was given to the relatives and a few intimate friends to take a last view of their countenances. Despite the fact that nearly three weeks had elapsed since the shipwreck, the bodies were in a good state of preservation.

The funeral procession, with the two hearses, arrived at the Church about a quarter of 3 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Edward A. Evans, the assistant to the rector, who read the ritual for the burial of the dead. The honorary pallbearers were William T. Edyvan, William Clark, Harry Willis, Robert Watson, Charles Kentish, J. W. Litster, A. Clark, F. Clark, George Pickett, J. H. Scholding, Harry Appleyurd and Charles Sims. A large delegation of members of Columbia Lodge, Sons of St. George, 01 which Mr. Robins was a member, were in the procession.

The interment was in Oakland Cemetery.

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Alexander Robins
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Oakland Cemetery, New York, United States
Yonkers, New York, United States


Gavin Bell


Encyclopedia Titanica (2020) THE LAST RITES : ALEXANDER AND CHARITY ROBINS (Yonkers Statesman, Monday 6th May 1912, ref: #147, published 1 May 2020, generated 30th July 2021 11:29:25 PM); URL :