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Emily Maria Ryerson

Emily Maria Ryerson
Emily Maria Ryerson

Mrs Arthur Larned Ryerson (Emily Maria Borie), 48, was from Haverford, PA, USA. She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her husband Arthur Larned Ryerson and children Emily Borie Ryerson, John Borie Ryerson and Suzette Parker Ryerson. Their eventual destination was Cooperstown, NY. Mrs Ryerson also brought her maid Victorine Chaudanson.

Mrs Ryerson and her children were rescued in Lifeboat 4.

Mrs Ryerson remarried in 1927 to Forsythe Sherfesee and died in 1939.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mrs Emily Maria Ryerson (née Borie)
Age: 48 years 8 months and 5 days (Female)
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married to Arthur Larned Ryerson
Last Residence: at Gray?s Lane Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17608, £262 7s 6d
Cabin No. B57/63/66
Rescued (boat 4)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Thursday 28th December 1939 aged 76 years

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References and Sources

Senate Hearings, 9 May 1912, Affidavit
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912

Newspaper Articles

Newark Evening News (16 April 1912) East Orange People Reported Saved
New York Times (17 April 1912) Death Notice of Arthur L. Ryerson, Jr.
Daily Home News (17 April 1912) JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD
Evening Bulletin (18 April 1912) POSTPONE RYERSON FUNERAL
Chronicle (19 April 1912) Bound Brook Interest in the Wreck
The Evening Post (20 April 1912) MASSACHUSETTS VICTIMS OF THE TITANIC TRAGEDY
Washington Herald (21 April 1912) PEUCHEN COMES BACK AT ISMAY
New York Times (21 February 1913) Obituary Notes (2)
New York Times (5 September 1915) MISS RYERSON TO WED
New York Times (24 December 1917) V. A. SALVATORE TO WED
New York Times (2 December 1927) TITANIC WIDOW TO WED
New York Times (10 December 1927) Chicago Widow Sends Plane for Bridegroom But Gale Delays 9,000-Mile Race to Altar
New York Times (30 December 1939) MRS. E. B. SHERFESEE, ONCE HOOVER AIDE
New York Times (12 April 1965) VICTOR SALVATORE, SCULPTOR, IS DEAD

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Emily Maria Ryerson
Emily Maria Ryerson
Forsythe Sherfesee, second husband of Emily Borie Ryerson
Grave of Emily Borie Ryerson Sherfesee
(1927) Emily Ryerson and Forsythe Sherfesee
Chicago Tribune (1927) Emily Ryerson in 1927
Press and Sun Bulletin (1927) Emily Ryerson in 1927

Miscellaneous

Arthur Larned Ryerson : Family Information
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