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.

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

References and Sources
New York Times, September 3, 1969, Obituary

Pictures

Rene Harris Barber passport 1923

RENE HARRIS BARBER PASSPORT 1923

 
Rene Harris 1922 passport

RENE HARRIS 1922 PASSPORT

 
Rene Harris in 1928

(1928) 

RENE HARRIS IN 1928

 
MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, Formerly Miss Irene Wallach, of Washington

(1912) 

MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, FORMERLY MISS IRENE WALLACH, OF WASHINGTON

 
Rene Harris

(1920) 

RENE HARRIS

 
Irene Harris

IRENE HARRIS

 

Articles and Stories

MRS. HENRY B. HARRIS SAVED FROM WRECK

Washington Times  (1912) 

MRS. HENRY B. HARRIS SAVED FROM WRECK

 
Letter to Mrs. Harris

(1912) 

LETTER TO MRS. HARRIS

 
TITANIC CLAIMS $10,000,000

The Washington Post  (1913) 

TITANIC CLAIMS $10,000,000

 
Wreck Victim Known Here

Daily Home News  (1912) 

WRECK VICTIM KNOWN HERE

 
Why Do I Smile?

(1903) 

WHY DO I SMILE?

 
ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC

Daily Home News  (1912) 

ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC

 
DEFICIT IN HARRIS ESTATE

New York Times  (1914) 

DEFICIT IN HARRIS ESTATE

 
WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK (3)

New York Times  (1912) 

WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK (3)

 
RENEE HARRIS, 93, FIRST WOMAN TO PRODUCE PLAYS HERE, IS DEAD

New York Times  (1969) 

RENEE HARRIS, 93, FIRST WOMAN TO PRODUCE PLAYS HERE, IS DEAD

 
HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

New York Times  (1912) 

HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

 
HENRY B. HARRIS

New York Times  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
Crypt engraving for Rene Harris, Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale, N.Y.

CRYPT ENGRAVING FOR RENE HARRIS, FERNCLIFF MAUSOLEUM, HARTSDALE, N.Y.

 
MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

Washington Herald  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

 
NATION MAY RAISE GREAT MEMORIAL TO DISASTER'S HERO

Washington Times  (1912) 

NATION MAY RAISE GREAT MEMORIAL TO DISASTER'S HERO

 
Mrs. Harris Gains Strength

New York Times  (1912) 

MRS. HARRIS GAINS STRENGTH

 
The Day I Met a Titanic Survivor

Titanica!  (2011) 

THE DAY I MET A TITANIC SURVIVOR

 
LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

Washington Times  (1912) 

LIST OF WASHINGTONIANS ON FATED STEAMER GROWS

 
The Harrises

New York Times  (1912) 

THE HARRISES

 
EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

New York Times  (1912) 

EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

 
Mrs. Henry B. (Renee) Harris Dies

Variety  (1969) 

MRS. HENRY B. (RENEE) HARRIS DIES

 
MRS. RENE W. HARRIS TO WED Z. C. BARBER

Boston Daily Globe  (1922) 

MRS. RENE W. HARRIS TO WED Z. C. BARBER

 
Irene Harris General information

IRENE HARRIS GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Henry B. Harris (2)

Billboard Magazine  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS (2)

 
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