Mrs Emma Bliss (née Junod)

Mrs Ernest John Bliss (Emma Junod), was born in Rolle 1, Switzerland on 9 May 1866 2.

When she signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 she gave her address as 56 Up. Park Road, New Southgate. Her last ship had been the Majestic. As a stewardess she received monthly wages of £3.

She was rescued in lifeboat 15.

After the disaster Emma Bliss settled in Canada.

On 15 April 1939 she, together with Elizabeth Mellinger, Madeline Mann (née Mellinger) and John Collins met for a Titanic reunion dinner at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto.

Emma Bliss died 18 June 1959.

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA
Alan Hustak, Canada

Notes
1. Rolle is a small village between Lausanne and Geneva, directly at the lakeside (Lake Geneva).
2. She gave her age as 40 when signing-on but the death certificate shows it to have been 45.
References and Sources
Toronto Star, 16 April 1939, Rescued by the Same Lifeboat Titanic Survivors United Again
Toronto Daily Star, 19 June 1959, Obituary
Crew Particulars of Engagement
Province of Ontario Statement of Death
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)

Articles and Stories

RESCUED BY THE SAME LIFEBOAT TITANIC SURVIVORS UNITED AGAIN

Toronto Daily Star  (1939) 

RESCUED BY THE SAME LIFEBOAT TITANIC SURVIVORS UNITED AGAIN

 
BLISS, EMMA

Toronto Daily Star  (1959) 

BLISS, EMMA

 
LA RESCAPEE DU TITANIC N'A PAS PU RETENIR SES LARMES

Paris Presse  (1959) 

LA RESCAPEE DU TITANIC N'A PAS PU RETENIR SES LARMES

 
Emma Bliss' grave

EMMA BLISS' GRAVE

 
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