Mrs Irene Harris

Renee 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

Irene Harris in 1962
New York Daily News  (1962) 
IRENE HARRIS IN 1962
Irene Harris in 1959
Tampa Times  (1959) 
IRENE HARRIS IN 1959
MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, Formerly Miss Irene Wallach, of Washington
Washington Times  (1912) 
MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, FORMERLY MISS IRENE WALLACH, OF WASHINGTON
Rene Harris in 1928
RENE HARRIS IN 1928
Crypt engraving for Rene Harris, Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale, N.Y.
CRYPT ENGRAVING FOR RENE HARRIS, FERNCLIFF MAUSOLEUM, HARTSDALE, N.Y.
Rene Harris
RENE HARRIS
Irene Harris
IRENE HARRIS
Rene Harris Barber passport 1923
RENE HARRIS BARBER PASSPORT 1923
Rene Harris 1922 passport
RENE HARRIS 1922 PASSPORT
Titanic Survivors at A Night to Remember Screening
 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2018) 
COLLAPSIBLE LIFEBOAT D, THE LAST BOAT TO BE LOWERED.
Titanica! (2011) 
LINER ENTHUSIAST RECOUNTS HIS 1968 MEETING WITH RENEE HARRIS
Variety (1969) 
New York Times (1969) 
Boston Daily Globe (1922) 
New York Times (1914) 
The Washington Post (1913) 
(1912) 
Billboard Magazine (1912) 
Daily Home News (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Washington Times (1912) 
Daily Home News (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Washington Herald (1912) 
Washington Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
Washington Times (1912) 
 

Credits

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

References and Sources

New York Times, September 3, 1969, Obituary
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

(2018) Irene Harris Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #150, updated 16th November 2018 12:19:15 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/irene-harris.html

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