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Madeleine Newell

Madeleine Newell
Madeleine Newell

Miss Madeleine Newell, 31, was born on 10 October 1880, the daughter of Arthur Webster Newell and Mary E. Greeley of Lexington, Massachusetts.

She was returning from a trip to the Middle East with her father and her sister, Marjorie Newell. They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. The two sisters occupied cabin D-36, their father was in D-48.

On April 14th their father came to their room and ordered them to dress and go out on deck. After seeing one lifeboat safely launched, he placed them in the next.1 Arthur Newall was lost in the sinking.

Madeleine Newell never married, and died in Lexington, Massachusetts, 25 April 1969 and is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  1. Exactly which boat remains unclear, probably port-side lifeboat 6 or 8.

References and Sources

Passport Application, Bureau of Citizenship, Jan 18 1912

Research Articles

Shelley Dziedzic Voyage (2004) Titanic Sisters: The Newell girls

Newspaper Articles

New York Times (16 April 1912) BOSTON MAN MISSING
Nearly a dozen Boston men, known to have been aboard the Titanic, are unaccounted for.
New York Evening Post (19 April 1912) Madeleine Newell's account
Arlington Advocate (20 April 1912) A W Newell of Lexington
Dressed in whatever garments she could borrow
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Miss Madeleine Newell
Age: 31 years 6 months and 5 days (Female)
Nationality: American
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 35273, £113 5s 6d
Cabin No. D36
Rescued (boat 6)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Friday 25th April 1969 aged 88 years
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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