Winnifred Vera Quick

Winnifred Vera Quick

Miss Winnifred Vera Quick was born in Plymouth, Devon on 23 January 1904, the daughter of Mr Frederick Charles Quick (Plasterer) and Jane Quick and sister to Phyllis May Quick. The family had emigrated to Detroit in about 1910 and she returned to Plymouth with her mother and sister early in 1912 for a visit to her mother's family. Their return to America was as second-class passengers on the Titanic. She was aged 8 at the time.

They were rescued in lifeboat 11.

Winnie Quick dropped out of school and went to work for a chocolate factory, and later a bakery. At the age of 14 she met Alois Van Tongerloo (born April 24, 1899, died August 26, 1987) who was also an emigrant of 1912. They later married and had three sons and two daughters.

Winifred van Tongerloo died 4 July 2002 aged 98 years. She is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit

Research Articles

Floyd Andrick Voyage (2002) A Quiet Life: Remembering Winnifred Van Tongerloo

Newspaper Articles

Detroit Journal (20 April 1912) Mrs. Jane Quick


Headstone (Winifred van Tongerloo)
Winnifred Vera Quick in 1913
(1912) Winnifred Vera Quick with her mother and sister
Detroit Free Press (1962) Winnifred Vera Quick in 1962
Los Angeles Times (2002) Winnifred Vera Quick in the 1980s

Documents and Certificates

American Red Cross Emergency and Relief Booklet


Michael A. Findlay Voyage (2002) Obituary of Winnifred Van Tongereloo
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Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) Winnifred Vera Quick (ref: #549, last updated: 5th February 2016, accessed 23rd July 2021 17:48:25 PM)

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