Mr George Alexander Lucien Rheims

Mr George Alexander Lucien Rheims was born in New York City on 6th January 1879.

Resident in Paris, France at the time, he was travelling to New York City with his brother in law Joseph Loring. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger.

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New York Herald, April 17, 1912

Rheims jumped from the ship just before the sinking. On April 19 1912 he wrote, in French, to his sister to relate what he had seen.

Rheims was pulled aboard Collapsible A.  He would later file a substantial claim for compensation over lost effects.

For comprehensive biographical information see Homer Thiel's biographical article in Titanic Research.

 

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George Rheims
GEORGE RHEIMS
George Rheims passport 1917
GEORGE RHEIMS PASSPORT 1917
 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2012) 
UPDATED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON TITANIC SURVIVOR GEORGE RHEIMS.
Titanica! (2008) 
New York Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
The Times (1912) 
 

Credits

Tad Fitch, USA
Homer Thiel, USA

References and Sources

Rustie Brown (1981) The Titanic, the Psychic and the Sea, Blue Harbor Press
Walter Lord (1986) The Night Lives On: Thoughts, Theories and Revelations about the Titanic. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 140 27900 8
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

(2018) George Alexander Lucien Rheims Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #238, updated 16th December 2018 06:19:31 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/george-rheims.html

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