Mrs Irene Harris (née Wallach)

Irene Harris

Mrs Henry Birkhardt Harris (Irene Wallach), 36, was born 15th June, 1876. A resident of New York City boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husband Henry Birkhardt Harris. They occupied cabin C-83 (ticket number36973).

Mrs Harris was rescued in Collapsible D. When she boarded the Carpathia she was accommodated in a cabin vacated by the artist Colin Campbell Cooper and his wife Emma. Mr Campbell would later record the rescue in two paintings.

Image
 The Courier News (April 22, 1912)
Courtesy of Arthur Merchant, USA

Mrs Harris discovered after her husband's death that he was broke. After paying off his debts as best she could she attempted to continue his theatrical business. For a time she was successful but by the 1930s was living in comparative poverty. She remarried three times and died on 2nd September, 1969.

 

Pictures

Rene Harris Barber passport 1923
Rene Harris 1922 passport
Rene Harris in 1928
(1928) 
MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, Formerly Miss Irene Wallach, of Washington
(1912) 
Rene Harris
(1920) 
Irene Harris
 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2011) 
Variety (1969) 
New York Times (1969) 
Boston Daily Globe (1922) 
New York Times (1914) 
The Washington Post (1913) 
(1912) 
Billboard Magazine (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Daily Home News (1912) 
Washington Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Washington Herald (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Daily Home News (1912) 
Washington Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Washington Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
(1903) 
 

Credits

Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Arthur Merchant, USA

References and Sources

New York Times, September 3, 1969, Obituary

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Irene Harris Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #150, updated 23rd August 2017 10:40:01 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/irene-harris.html

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