Miss 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

 

Pictures

Winnifred Vera Quick in the 1980s
Los Angeles Times  (2002) 
WINNIFRED VERA QUICK IN THE 1980S
Winnifred Vera Quick in 1962
Detroit Free Press  (1962) 
Winnifred Vera Quick with her mother and sister
(1912) 
WINNIFRED VERA QUICK WITH HER MOTHER AND SISTER
Headstone (Winifred van Tongerloo)
HEADSTONE (WINIFRED VAN TONGERLOO)
Winnifred Vera Quick in 1913
WINNIFRED VERA QUICK IN 1913
 

Articles and Stories

Voyage (2002) 
Voyage (2002) 
Exeter Flying Post (1912) 
Detroit Journal (1912) 
 

Credits

Günter Bäbler, Switzerland
Gavin Bell, UK
Steve Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Brian J. Ticehurst, UK

Link and cite this biography

(2018) Winnifred Vera Quick Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #549, updated 9th November 2018 17:10:08 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/winifred-vera-quick.html

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