Ellen Toomey's Account

Indianapolis Star

"A lady by the name of Watts and her daughter were in the cabin I occupied... Before we knew it we found ourselves in a lifeboat and being lowered. There were three sailors in the boat and two men....There were thirty-five in our boat, which was the second or third boat to put off....The Titanic was gradually sinking and when we were about two miles away, we could hear the awful shrieks of the drowning people....we were in the small boats about seven hours...'' [p. 1 and 4]

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  1. Bernie said:

    I was excited to find this article as Ellen Mary Toomey was my Great Aunt!

  2. Paul Toomey said:

    Interesting as we believe we are related.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) Ellen Toomey's Account (Indianapolis Star, Tuesday 23rd April 1912, ref: #19260, published 22 January 2013, generated 7th July 2020 01:59:03 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor-ellen-toomey-account.html