Mrs Charlotte Wardle Cardeza (née Drake)

Charlotte Wardle Cardeza

Mrs James Warburton Martinez Cardeza (Charlotte Wardle Drake) was born 10 April 1854 the daughter of textile entrepreneur Thomas Drake and his wife Matilda.

Charlotte’s married James Warburton Martinez Cardeza in 1874 and lived in an extravagant mansion, Montebello, in Germantown, PA. She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her son Thomas and her maid Anna Ward. They occupied one of the most expensive suites on the ship, B-51/53/55 (ticket number17755, £512, 6s).

Mrs Cardeza and her entourage brought with them fourteen trunks, four suitcases and three crates of baggage. Mrs Cardeza would later file a detailed claim to the value of £36,567 2s for their loss.

Mrs Cardeza, her son and their servants were rescued in lifeboat 3.

Mrs Cardeza died 1st August 1939, she was buried at West Laurel Hill Cenetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

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Charlotte Cardeza newspaper picture
Steam Yacht 'Eleanor'
Photographic Portrait of Charlotte Cardeza
Studio Portrait of Charlotte Cardeza
The lounge of Mrs Cardeza's home: Montebello
Staircase of Mrs Cardeza's home, Montebello
Exterior of Mrs Cardeza's Germantown home, Montebello

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Worcester Evening Gazette (1912) 
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Philadelphia Inquirer (1939) 
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Chicago American (1912) 
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New York Herald (1912) 
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Charlotte Cardeza and Annie Ward
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(2017) Charlotte Wardle Cardeza Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #50, updated 20th July 2017 22:40:02 PM)
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