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REDWOOD : THE HOME OF JOHN B. THAYER   REDWOOD : THE HOME OF JOHN B. THAYER

"Redwood" the Estate of John B. Thayer, Vice President, Pennsylvania Railroad. This was located on Cheswold Lane, Haverford, Pennsylvania. ...
The World Evening Edition (New York) DIXON TAKES THAYER'S PLACE
8th May 1912
The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to-day elected George D. Dixon, formerly freight traffic manager, a vice-president of the company in charge of traffic. Mr. Dixon fills a vacancy caused by the death of John B. Thayer,...
Philadelphia Inquirer LOIS THAYER OF ROSEMONT; ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
26th June 1977
Lois Thayer, 82, a member of a prominent Philadelphia family, died Saturday a the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She lived at 103 Airdale Rd., Rosemont, PA. The former Lois Buchanan Cassatt, she was a great-great-niece of Jame...
Chicago Examiner LAKE SHIP FLAGS LOWERED

Placed at Half-Mast in Memory of President J. B. Thayer Duluth, April 20--Flags were placed at half-mast on all ships of the Anchor Line in the harbor here today, out of respect for President J. B. Thayer of that lin...
Philadelphia Inquirer MRS. JOHN B. THAYER
15th April 1944
Mrs. John B. Thayer, widow of John B. Thayer, prominent Philadelphian and Pennsylvania Railroad official, died yesterday on the 32nd anniversary of her husband's death in the Titanic disaster. She was 72. When the Titanic sunk on April 14,...
Daily Telegraph TITANIC FOR MONTAUK, LONG ISLAND - 1910 VISION
27th October 1910
Passengers to take railway connection to New York...
New York Times HOW J. B. THAYER DIED
19th April 1912
Swept from Raft to Which His Son Managed to Cling --- The manner in which John B. Thayer, Second Vice President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, met his death along with eighteen or twenty other men was described last night by Mrs. W. C. ...
New York Times DEATH NOTICE (18)
9th May 1912
SMITH---James Clinch, lost on the Titanic, April 15. Memorial services will be held at St. James's Church, St. James, L. I., Saturday, May 11, at 3:30. Train leaves Pennsylvania Station at 1:25 P. M....
New York Times MRS. POTTER GETS GIMBEL AWARD
29th December 1939
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28 (AP)---Mrs. Thomas Potter Jr., an active Red Cross worker since 1916, has received the eighth annual Gimbel Award presented to “Philadelphia’s outstanding woman of 1939.” Mrs. Potter, secretary of the Southeastern Pennsylvan...
New York Times ACTRESS SUES DE CAMP
19th December 1914
Horace S. De Camp, who married the widow of Daniel V. [sic] Marvin, one of the victims of the Titanic disaster, a year ago, has been sued by Miss Florence E. Clark, an actress, for $50,000 for breach of promise. Yesterday an application was made in ...
Philadelphia Inquirer THAYER WATCH FOUND IN HOME
22nd September 1945
A gold watch, reported missing following the discovery of the body of John B. Thayer, 3d, financial vice president of the University of Pennsylvania , in his parked automobile last Friday, mysteriously turned up at his home yesterday. A f...
  RED CROSS FILE FOR 'MRS FAUNTHORPE'

Notes by the red cross on the case of William Faunthorpe's mistress....
  PERSONAL INFORMATION
1912
Miss Hildur Elisabeth Hirvonen, 2, was born in Finland on 15th February 1910 as the daughter of Alexander Hirvonen and Helga Elisabeth Lindqvist. She lived in Taalintelidas, Finland. Hildur boarded as a third class passenger at Southa...
Philadelphia Inquirer J.B. THAYER, 3D, ENDS LIFE IN AUTO
23rd September 1945
John B. Thayer, 3d, financial vice president of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of an old Philadelphia family, who had been reported missing since Wednesday, was found dead, his wrists and throat cut, in a parked automobile near the P....
  NORMAN CAMPBELL CHAMBERS : FAMILY INFORMATION

Norman Campbell Chambers (1884-1966) was the son of James Cambell Chambers, from Pennsylvania, and Jeanette Hargleroad (b. 1855), also from this state. James and Jeanette later settled in New York. He was first married to Berth...
  PERSONAL INFORMATION (3)
1912
Mrs Alexander Hirvonen (nee Helga Elisabeth Lindqvist), 22, was born in Finland on 2nd January 1890 as daughter Carl and Elisabeth Lindqvist. She lived in Taalintelidas, Finland. Helga was married to Alexander Hirvonen and had a daugh...
Philadelphia Inquirer JOHN B. "JACK" THAYER III:OBITUARY
23rd September 1945
J.B. THAYER, 3D, ENDS LIFE IN AUTO John B. Thayer, 3d, financial vice president of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of an old Philadelphia family, who had been reported missing since Wednesday, was found d...
Camden Post-Telegram MR. SUTTON'S BODY TO BE SENT HOME
27th April 1912
Dr. Tomlin, of Haddonfield, in Halifax to Care for Corpse of Titanic Victim -- WIDENER'S BODY IS BURIED AT SEA --- Dr. F. H. Tomlin, of Haddonfield, is in Halifax, N. S., to receive the body of Frederick Sutt...
New York Times MRS. ELOISE HUGHES SMITH REWEDS
11th April 1923
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Apr. 10---Mrs. Eloise Hughes Smith, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, to whom a divorce was granted a month ago from Robert P. Daniel of Philadelphia, another survivor of the same disaster, was married Saturday at Ironton, Ohio,...
New York Times R. NORRIS WILLIAMS 2D, TENNIS TITLIST, DEAD AT 77
4th June 1968
Survivor of Titanic's Sinking Was on 7 Davis Cup Teams---Pennsylvania Historian --- Special to The New York Times --- PHILADELPHIA, June 3---R. Norris Williams 2d, former national tennis champion and a survivor of the sin...
New York Times DYING MAN'S SON FOUND
29th October 1910
Potter Coming from Alaska to Atlantic City to See His Father --- ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Oct. 28---For more than a month the family of Col. Thomas Potter, who is dying at his seaside home here, has been searching for his favorite ...
Western Morning News TITANIC DISASTER, WESTCOUNTRY PASSENGERS AND CREW (10)
18th April 1912
Henry Rogers, of Tavistock, a second class passenger, was the son of the late Mr J G Rogers, stone mason, and grandson of Mr J S Rogers, who carries on the business at Tavistock. The young man was 18 years of age and had been in service with Rev. Ma...
New York Times COL. WILSON POTTER
13th June 1946
Big-Game Hunter Obtained Heads for Smithsonian Institution --- PHILADELPHIA, June 12 (AP)---Col. Wilson Potter, big-game hunter and University of Pennsylvania football star in 1906 and 1907, died last night at his home here after a long...
New York Times DR. ALEXANDER H. RICE GETS WIFE'S MILLIONS
17th August 1937
Will of Former Eleanor Elkins Leaves All to Two Children After His Death --- NEWPORT, R. I, Aug. 16 (AP)--The will of Eleanor Elkins Rice, leaving an estate estimated variously at from $5,000,000 to $50,000,000, was filed today in Proba...
New York Times MARION SCRANTON MARRIED
17th January 1932
Wedded at Scranton, Pa., to Edward Mayer of This City --- Special to The New York Times --- SCRANTON, Pa., Jan. 16---Miss Marion Margery Scranton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Scranton, the latter a member of the R...
Chicago Examiner 2 BOXERS DIE ON TITANIC
20th April 1912
Leslie Williams and Arthur Bowen Coming From Wales for Fights Two professional boxers of Wales, Leslie Williams and Andy Bowen, lost their lives when the Titanic foundered.  They were...
New-York Tribune J. P. MORGAN SAILS ON THE BALTIC
14th March 1907
Reported Conference with Railroad Presidents---Steamer Sinks Barge --- J. Pierpont Morgan sailed for Europe yesterday on the The White Star Liner Baltic. It was said would probably be away for several months, it was...
Paterson Morning Call MISS FUNK ONE OF THE DEAD
22nd April 1912
Former House Secretary of the Local Y. W. C. A. Was on Titanic ---------- COMING FROM INDIA ---------- Was Missionary There and Intended Spending Part of Furlough in Paterson ---------- A large number...
New York Times MRS. LOUISE U.-S. JONES IS ENGAGED TO MARRY
26th August 1953
Mrs. J. Hippach Unander-Scharin of Wianno, Mass., formerly of Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill., has announced here the engagement of her daughter, Mrs. Louise Unander-Scharin Jones, to John Maclay Mirkil, son of William I. Mirkil of Meadowlane Farm, New...
Philadelphia Inquirer R.N. WILLIAMS, DIES; TENNIS ACE, HISTORIAN
4th June 1968
Richard Norris Williams, 2nd, a First World War hero, an international tennis champion and a historian, died Sunday in Bryn Mawr Hospital. He was 77 and lived at 10 Welwyn Rd., Wayne.    Mr. Williams, a former banker, ser...
New York Times TITANIC SURVIVOR LILLY POTTER DIES
3rd January 1954
Mrs. Lilly Potter, 98, Was ‘Grand Old Lady’ of Red Cross --- Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES --- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 2---Mrs. Lilly A. Wilson Potter, a descendant of the Mayflower Pilgrims who was known as the “G...
White Plains Daily Argus TALKED WITH STEAD'S SPIRIT, WOMAN SAYS
24th April 1912
TELLS SPIRITUALISTS LOST EDITOR APPEARED TO HER Pittsburgh, April 24 - "Happy, but preparing to be with us in the spirit," was the way Mrs. Mary L. Feldman of Carrick, a delegate to the fifth annual convention of the Pennsylvania...
Newark Evening News FORMER SECRETARY OF PATERSON Y. W. C. A. LOST
22nd April 1912
PATERSON, April 22---Returning from India, where she was engaged in missionary work, Miss Annie Funk, for several years secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association, was one of those lost on the Titanic. This was her first furlough in five ...
Washington Times WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND
19th April 1912
Traction Magnate Kissed Wife Good-By, Then Went Back To Die --- NEW YORK, April 19---Rushed to Philadelphia in a special train that had been sidetracked at the Communipaw station of the Pennsylvania railroad, in Jersey City, were the su...
New York Times WILL PAY A BET TO MORGAN
15th January 1910
Gen. Gill to Give Him a Fine Maryland Dinner To-night --- Special to The New York Times --- BALTIMORE, Md., Jan 14---Gen. John Gill, while returning from Eur...
New York Times TWO RECEIVE SHARES IN ELKINS 27 MILLION
11th August 1937
G. D. Widener and Mrs. Dixon of Pennsylvania to Get Income From $13,500,000 --- Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES --- NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 10---George D. Widener of Whitemarsh and his sister, Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon of E...
Philadelphia Inquirer THAYER FAMILY GETS BACK MISSING WATCH
24th September 1945
Timepiece, Gone when Body was Found, Returned Mysteriously The missing gold watch of John B. Thayer, 3d, who was found dead in his parked automobile last Friday, has turned up. The watch was missing when Thayer's...
New York Times PRAISE ASTOR AND BUTT
20th April 1912
Women Compare Their Conduct to That of "Miserable Specimens" --- Special to The New York Times --- EAST ORANGE, N. J., April 19---High praise was given to-day to John Jacob Astor, Maj. Butt, Vice President Thayer of the P...
  VAN BILLIARD (RED CROSS)

''The husband and two sons, aged eleven and nine years, were drowned. The family had resided in South Africa, where the man owned a part of a diamond claim, but he had sold his share of the business and was expecting to locate permanent...
Philadelphia Inquirer MRS. POTTER DIES AT AGE OF 98
2nd January 1954
Mrs. Thomas Potter, Jr., honorary secretary of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Potter Crolius, the Cambridge Apartments, Wissahickon ave. and School House lane. She was 9...
New York Times MRS. LOUISE JONES WED IN BAY STATE
20th September 1952
Church in Barnstable Is Scene of Marriage to John Maclay Mirkil, Marine Ex-Officer --- Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES --- BARNSTABLE, Mass., Sept. 19---Mrs. Louise Unander-Scharin Jones, daughter of Mrs. J. Hippach Unander...
Chicago Examiner TITANIC'S CAPTAIN WARNED OF HUGE FILED OF ICEBERGS
18th April 1912
Operator on La Bretagne Tells How Messages Were Sent in All Directions From Near Cape Race....
Unidentified Newspaper WIFE OF STATE FARM FOUNDER DIES AT 80
15th January 1965
MRS. MECHERLE SURVIVOR OF ILL-FATED TITANIC Mrs. Sylvia Mecherle, 80, widow of the founder of State Farm Insurance Companies, died at 12:36 a.m. Thursday at Brokaw Hospital, where she had been a patient for 14 months. Her fu...
Chicago Inter Ocean CHICAGO GIRL LAST TO LEAVE TITANIC
23rd April 1912
Miss Annie Kelly Reaches Home Here and Tells of Her Thrilling Experiences White Escaping From the Sinking Liner The last woman to leave the sinking Titanic was Miss Annie Kelly, 17 years old, sister of Miss Beatrice Kelly,...
New York Times PASSENGERS FROM EUROPE GRIEVED
8th September 1901
[Note: U.S. President William McKinley was shot by an assassin on 6 September 1901, and died on 14 September.] Heard with Amazement About the Shooting of the President ---------- News Casts Gloom Over Big Liner...
Evening Bulletin HAD PREMONITION OF DISASTER
17th April 1912
Nurse in Home of Mrs. J. B. Earnshaw Distrusted Early Despatches of Safety of Passengers --- A curious instance of the premonitions which are communicated to members of a family or even a household in time of disaster, was illustrated i...
  ANNIE MCGOWAN'S AGE

The purpose of this note is to clarify Annie McGowan's age in the absence of a birth certificate. It was put together after reading several pieces of information on this site and other sources that can easily be construed from the t...
  60 OF TITANIC DEAD TO BE BURIED TO-DAY
1912
Speedy Interment of Many Unidentified Bodies in Halifax Becomes Necessary --- SEARCH IN MORGUE KEEPS UP --- Funeral Ship Minia, Which Picks Up 15, Ordered to Report No...
New York Times CAPT. ROSTRON GUEST OF MRS. J. J. ASTOR
1st June 1912
Rescuer of Titanic Survivors Meets Again Mrs. Thayer and Mrs. Cumings --- GOES TO SEE MRS. WIDENER --- With the Crew of the Carpathia He Will Attend Concert for Musicians' Families --- Capt. Arthur Henry Ros...
New York Times CAPT. ROSTRON GUEST OF MRS. J. B. THAYER
2nd June 1912
Philadelphia Survivor of the Titanic Entertains Commander of the Carpathia --- NOTABLES AT THE TABLE --- Skipper and His Surgeon Go to Haverford with Hostess Following Astor Luncheon---Come Back To-day --- S...
  DISPOSITION OF TITANIC VICTIMS' BODIES

List of recovered Titanic victim's bodies and what became of them...
Chicago Evening Post CHICAGO HEARS ECHO OF NEW TITANIC WOE
25th April 1912
French Miner From Iowa Arrives Here and Learns Wife and Children Were Lost With the Liner Sons Ignorant of Wreck Passengers at Union Station Take Up Collec...
Daily Home News JERSEY WOMEN TELL THRILLING TALES
20th April 1912
EAST ORANGE, April 20---Generous praise was given yesterday to Col. John Jacob Astor, Major Butt, Vice President Thayer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, President Case of the Vacuum Oil Company, Clarence Moore, George D. Widener and other men who perish...
  TITANIC PASSENGERS FROM COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS
3rd September 2011
John Kelly
by a great-nephew of Anna Katherine Kelly...
New York Times GRISCOM IS NO LONGER HEAD OF SHIP COMBINE
24th February 1904
J. Bruce Ismay is Chosen for Its President --- FREE HAND FOR THE NEW MAN --- His Predecessor Remains in the Company as Chairman of the Board of Directors---Ismay to Live in New York --- Clement A. Griscom ...
THE DREAM AND THEN THE NIGHTMARE Titanic Review THE DREAM AND THEN THE NIGHTMARE
1st July 2011
George Jacub
Syrians on the Titanic...
New York Post BOAT SPACE LOST
19th April 1912
Many of the lifeboats which bore the survivors of the Titanic to safety were only half-filled according to a Pennsylvania business man, who stood at the rail of the Carpathia and saw every one of the ...
Hanford Sentinel RELIVING A TRAGIC NIGHT ON THE SEA

Doris Robertson Polley
Searching for one's roots has become a national pastime. What use to take years to research has become much simpler with the use of computers. Genealogy is no longer the sole intellectual occupation of a few scholars. Anybody can tract the history...
Denver Post DEATH ENDS PICTURESQUE CAREER OF MRS. J.J. BROWN
28th October 1932
JACK CARBERRY
Page 1 Life Story One of Accomplishment Adventure 'TITANIC' HEROINE IS VICTIM OF PARALYSIS (BY JACK CARBERRY) Mrs. Margaret Tobin Brown--Denver, and all the world knew her as "The Unsinkab...
New York Times A MAGNIFICENT WEDDING
18th February 1891
JOHN JACOB ASTOR MARRIED TO MISS AVA L. WILLING --- THE CEREMONY TAKES PLACE AT THE HOME OF THE BRIDE'S FATHER IN PHILADELPHIA--HUNDREDS OF NOTABLE NEW-YORKERS PRESENT --- PHILADELPHIA, Penn., Feb. 17---New-Y...
Town and Country MASTERS OF THE SEA
19th April 1902
A. I. M.
The Personal Side of Some of the Popular Captains of Atlantic Liners "I suppose Captain V— is still in command of the A?" asked a woman, as she was about to engage her passage on one of the fleet trans...
THE TRIALS OF ELOISE HUGHES SMITH Titanica! THE TRIALS OF ELOISE HUGHES SMITH
25th July 2015
Brandon Whited
The only woman in the world who in just a year's time made her debut, got engaged, married, survived the Titanic, became a widow, and then a mother...
THE WIDENERS: AN AMERICAN FAMILY Titanica! THE WIDENERS: AN AMERICAN FAMILY
11th January 2008
David Whitmire
A Biographical Sketch...
WILLIAM J. MELLORS Voyage WILLIAM J. MELLORS
26th March 2008
Robert L. Bracken
A survivor emerges from the mists of time....
  THE TITANIC : OUR STORY
1912
M. E. S. and E. M. E.
SUNDAY morning, April 14, 1912, was a beautiful clear day, high wind and cold. Elizabeth and I wrote letters before service, remarking at the service that they did not sing the hymn "For Those in Peril On the Sea." Then read the chart an...
CANCELED PASSAGES ABOARD TITANIC Voyage CANCELED PASSAGES ABOARD TITANIC
6th April 2008
John P. Eaton
Who Redeemeth Thy Life From Destruction...
Outlook THE RACE FOR OCEAN SUPREMACY
24th June 1911
Earl Mayo
A little more than ten years ago I crossed the Atlantic on the first trip of what was then the largest ocean liner in the world. A distinguished ship-builder who made the voyage at the same time expressed the opinion that this steamship marked the...
PIECING TOGETHER A TITANIC PUZZLE Titanica! PIECING TOGETHER A TITANIC PUZZLE
21st August 2014
Mike Poirier
The Complex case of Mrs. Cassebeer. Court documents reveal tempestuous marriage....
BASTION OF MASCULINITY Titanica! BASTION OF MASCULINITY
23rd June 2015
Stijn Bammens
The Last Enjoyable Hours in the Titanic's First-Class Smoking Room...
LIFE'S DECOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE Titanica! LIFE'S DECOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE
23rd December 2005
Randy Bryan Bigham
“When beauty assails, reason has no part.” –– HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE ...