Jane Quick

Jane Quick

Mrs Frederick Charles Quick (Jane Richards), 33, was born 31 August 1878, at 22 Quay Street, East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, England, the daughter of Mr Thomas Richards (Tailor) and Mrs Mary Ann Richards and sister of William Thomas. Janie as she was known also had 2 step-sisters from her mothers first marriage, Bessie and Martha Maud Flowers.

Janie married Mr Frederick Charles Quick (1882-1959), a plasterer by trade, in Plymouth 1902 and had 2 daughters, Miss Phyllis May Quick and Miss Winifred Vera Quick. The family emigrated to Detroit, Michigan in about 1910, 'to start a new life'. Jane returned to Plymouth, Devon, England early in 1912 with her two daughters to visit her relatives.

Their return journey, aboard Titanic was booked through Leaman & Co of Plymouth. Mrs Quick and her daughters boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers (ticket number 26360, £26).

Jane was awakened by the collision but thought little of it, however she decided to get up and pulled a dark skirt over her nightgown. Only when a crewman alerted her to the seriousness of the situation did she wake the children. Carrying Phyllis wrapped in a shawl and with Winifred in tow Jane struggled with lifebelts up the staircase to A-Deck. There she was helped by a couple of male passenger to get Phyllis into a lifebelt while she put on her own.

Mrs Quick and her 2 daughters were rescued in lifeboat 11.

Mrs Quick remained in America for the rest of her life, for many years travelling the country reliving her experiences to avid theatre audiences. Two more daughters were born in America, Vivian (19 June 1913 - 15 February 1997), who married Earl L. Reavie and Virginia (born 1918, later married William Nantias). The family lived at 1497 Roslyn Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne County, Michigan.

Jane died of a coronary on 24 February 1965 aged 86 at the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe. She was interred with her husband Frederick (died 1959) in the Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township, Macomb County on 27 February 1965.

References and Sources

Detroit News, February 26, 1965, Obituary and Death Notice
Detroit Freee News, February 26, 1965, Obituary
Michigan Department Of Health Certificate Of Death

Newspaper Articles

Detroit Journal (20 April 1912) Mrs. Jane Quick
Detroit News (26 February 1965) Mrs. Quick Dies
Detroit News (26 February 1965) QUICK


(1912) Jane Quick
Detroit Free Press (1962) Jane Quick in 1962

Documents and Certificates

American Red Cross Emergency and Relief Booklet
(1891) 1891 Census - Plymouth, Devon
(1901) 1901 Census - Plymouth, Devon
(1965) Jane Quick (Death Certificate)
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2018) Jane Quick (ref: #548, last updated: 13th September 2018, accessed 3rd August 2021 15:20:34 PM)
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