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Formerly Stewardess on the Titanic

Passengers on the Leyland Line steamship Devonian, in yesterday afternoon from Liverpool, reported that Mrs. Anna Robinson, a widow, aged 44, who was coming here to join her daughter, Mrs. James Prentiss, of 8 Gordon st, Jamaica Plain, while laboring under mental aberration jumped overboard during the trip.

Mrs. Robinson was a stewardess on the Titanic. Friday night when the Devonian slowed down in a heavy fog Mrs. Robinson apparently became nervous, and the continual sounding of the whistle so worked upon her nerves that she feared another disaster.

She was last seen when she left the main saloon about 10:30 Friday night. The suicide was not discovered until yesterday morning when she failed to appear at breakfast.

Mrs. Prentiss, the daughter, is the wife of James Prentiss, a ticket seller at South Station. She was too ill to go to the pier to meet her mother and Maj. Shepard of the Salvation Army volunteered to take her place.

[Several additional paragraphs, irrelevant for present purposes, have been omitted.]

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2008) WOMAN LEAPS FROM DEVONIAN (Boston Daily Globe, Sunday 11th October 1914, ref: #7779, published 29 July 2008, generated 4th August 2021 07:06:45 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-stewardess-leaps-death-devonian.html