Eleanor Genevieve Cassebeer

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Research Articles

Mike Poirier Titanica! (2014) Piecing together a Titanic puzzle
The Complex case of Mrs. Cassebeer
Titanica! (2018) Titanic: The Disappeared
Which Titanic survivors have never been found?

Newspaper Articles

Newark Daily Advociate (23 April 1912) Had cousin on Titanic
Lincoln Daily News (29 April 1912) Major Butt Destroyed Papers
Binghamton Press (29 April 1912) Mrs Henry L. Cassebeer Jr.
Eleanor Cassebeer
Binghamton Press (29 April 1912) Mrs. Cassebeer Account


Eleanor Cassebeer 1909 passport
Eleanor Genevieve Cassebeer 1914 passport
Titanic Survivors at A Night to Remember Screening
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  1. Gavin Bell said:

    Dear anybody Would anyone know the fate of first class passenger ? I have done extensive research in this woman and have found that she was first married to Lewis Frank Peak but was divorced and remarried to Henry Arthur Cassebeer Jr. Rumour has it that this marriage had also disintegrated by April 1912. I have also discoved that she was travelling from Paris (I do have the address but I'm at university and don't have it with me) to see her parents the Fosdicks in Manhattan.... Read full post

  2. Jeffrey M. Kern said:

    Hello, Cameron! Great to hear from a fellow clansman If Mrs Cassebeer did help out Mr Lord, then it was more than likely her information in 'The Night Lives On' that she states she changed from a Second Class cabin to one of the greatest staterooms on the Titanic (as it is said in the book). She was a very experienced traveller, so I am sure that the Titanic disaster was not the last voyage for her. I wish you luck in finding out more information about her, and was fascinated to hear that she had once been formerly married (Henry Arthur Cassebeer, Junior, I believe died and that was the... Read full post

  3. Charles Provost said:

    Dear Cameron, Mrs Cassebeer was seated at the purser's table just next to philantropist William T.Stead and New York lawyer Frederic Seward. Walter Lord tells us that Mrs. Henry B. Cassebeer was "an impecunious young widow, but a very experienced traveler." Apparently, she managed to persuade the purser's office to upgrade her ticket from second class to first class - perhaps to a few pounds changed hands - and then to charm the chief purser into seating her at his table. Presumably McElroy enjoyed the company of an attractive young woman and thought she would add leaven to a mix that... Read full post

  4. Charles Provost said:

    Hello, does someone know where Eleanor Genevieve Cassebeer, first class passenger, had her cabin? If no, which deck she was on? Thank you. Charles

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    Phillip Gowan said:

    The Latest Find When I originally posted my own bio on the message board, I mentioned that the ultimate find for me as a Titanic passenger researcher would be to track down 1st Class passenger Eleanor Genevieve Cassebeer, long sought by many researchers but ever elusive. Several board members have asked me on occasion if I'd made any progress on her. She seemed to just defy being tracked. No normal means of research seemed to lead to her or even give a clue as to what became of her. But-to use Senan Molony's immortal phrase--I am going WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP, DANCE AROUND THE TABLE! As of 3:53... Read full post

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    Mike Poirier said:

    You have every right to brag. Good job. Was her end as gruesome as possibly thought?

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    Maureen Zottoli said:

    Congratulations! Great job. Do we now have to refer to you as "Detective Gowan" or is just Sir okay? (giggles) I am so happy for you Phil. Maureen.

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    Phillip Gowan said:

    Thanks Michael, no--she didn't get buried in someone's back yard. Wasn't done in by relatives. Like "Old Rose" died a very old woman (hopefully in a warm bed):-). And Maureen, anything other than "Dr. Death Certificate" is pretty much OK with me-- Phil

  9. Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika said:

    Hey Phil! Congratulations on your recent find. I look forward to hearing more! Now can you help me find my missing car keys, the charger for my cell phone and the shoes I accidently left at the YMCA last week? Cheers! Bonnie

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    Fiona Nitschke said:

    Whacko the billy-o Phil (Er... ...I hope that's all right?) I do remember your mentioning Mrs Cassebeer in your introduction. A while back I would've wondered how someone with a gloriously un-anonymous name like that could remain hidden for so long. Such naivety. However, knowing about the depth and dedication of your work I really appreciate that you're tap dancing like a mad thing at the mo. That in the midst of tracking down your own interests you... Read full post

  11. George Behe said:

    Atta boy, Phil! I always knew you'd succeed -- it was just a matter of time. :-) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your visit to good old Michigan will come to pass. What a day we'll have! The places we'll go! The people we'll see! ;-) All my best, George

  12. Senan Molony said:

    Cassebeer - pass a beer!

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    Phillip Gowan said:

    Fiona, Your note reminded me that I haven't helped you quite as much as I promised--the scan will be forthcoming promptly! (Two in fact). Whacko-the billy-o huh? Love that phrase--will have to find an opportunity to use it. Actually although I'll soon declare war on Hichens, I've already had a few skirmishes, and am happy to report that the South has won those-he's surrendering his secrets though his own final enclave is yet to be barnstormed. George, You can't imagine how I'm looking forward to Michigan and meeting you and Pat and *others* of Titanic interest. Senan, pass a case... Read full post

  14. Senan Molony said:

    I'll take that crate, Phil - you only drink Diet Cokes, remember. You had me mortified in those pubs in Dublin and Black Belfast, particularly the tough one down on the docks, the Rotterdam... At the end of the crate I shall still shalute Mrs Calabash, whoever she is.

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    Tracy Smith said:

    I've heard that Irish beer is pretty strong....made of mud or some such thing (LOL! ;-)} Haven't been a beer drinker since my college days though, but if I ever got the chance to visit Ireland to see where my great grandparents came from, I'd certainly not embarrass you and order Diet Coke!

  16. Randy Bryan Bigham said:

    Phil, Congrats on your early X-mas gift! I can well imagine your excitement. If anyone can "uncover" the "missing 65" it's you and I don't think there's anybody who'll dispute that. Good going! Are we still on for mid- Dec? I have unpacked the boxes and also have just had sent me by L's family a bit of a treasure that I'll not disclose yet but wait to regale you with when we meet. All the very best to you in your great and inspiring work. And happy thanksgiving to you and yours! Randy

  17. Mark Baber said:

    Hey, Phil--- Great news!! Congrats, OM! Best wishes. MAB

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    Kritina Johnston said:

    If someone here could find out more about Jack Phillips, then I'd give them as much Guinness as money could buy. And Mr. Gowan, congratulations on your discovery of Mrs. Casbah (ooops, Cassebeer).

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    Tracy Smith said:

    I thought it was Cashbar! ;-)

  20. Susan Markowitz said:

    Oh, no, Tracy; it would have been Cashbar (at our gathering in NY), but an angel by the name of Mark picked up the tab instead. :-) Seriously, tho, compliments and congratulations to our Researcher-Par-Excellence, Phil G. -- or should I say, "Titanic" Holmes? That was a remarkable piece of sleuthery. But then, so much of what you've accomplished fits in the "remarkable" category, that I'm afraid we're getting spoiled. Until I began reading your posts on TML, it seemed to me that the lives of these people, for the most part, started and ended with that voyage. What a shock it was to... Read full post

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