TITANIC SURVIVOR MEMORIAL SERVICE

Laguna Beach Post

Lillian M. Danielson, 86, died Jan. 13 after a brief illness. Mrs. Danielson was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana Feb. 7, 1875, daughter of Mahala Babb and Sylvannus Thorpe. She spent her early days in Kansas during her marriage to the portrait painter, Paul Lawrence, until his untimely death.

In 1903 while visiting friends in Wisconsin, she met and married Dr. William E. Minehan (sic), a prominent Wisconsin physician. They lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, for nine years until their voyage on the ill-fated Titanic. Dr. Minehan (sic) was tragically lost at sea, but she was rescued by the S.S. Carpathia . In an endeavor to regain her health she moved to southern California. In 1914 she married Dr. Lee P. Kaull who was stationed in New York. When the war ended, they moved to Jerome, Arizona, on his appointment as chief surgeon of the United Verde Mining Corporation. After his death she returned to southern California and she lived in Hollywood until her marriage to C. D. Danielson.

During World War II she lived on Catalina Island while it was under jurisdiction of the Coast Guard.

In 1947 she moved to Laguna Beach where she has since resided.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Holt Fischer of Long Beach, two nephews, James Holt of Glendale and Robert Holt of Pomona, and by four nieces, Mrs. Barbara Bechaud Maddock of Bakersfield, Miss Audrey Bechaud of Balboa Island and Winnebago Park, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Miss Jeanne Thorpe and Miss Patricia Thorpe of Tucson, Arizona.

Memorial services for Mrs. Danielson were held Jan. 14 at the Laguna Beach Funeral Home.

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