Titanic Survivors' Untimely Deaths


The tragic stories of Titanic survivors who died prematurely...

The Titanic disaster brought a premature end to 1500 lives but some of the survivors would also die long before their time; whether through war, illness, fire, road traffic accidents or suicide. Here are some of their stories. (See also List of survivors that died young and first Titanic survivors to die).


Mary Nakid
Died from meningitis three months after the sinking aged 1.

Eugenie al-Ba'qlīnī
Died from meningitis three months after the sinking aged 3.

Archibald Gracie
Died a few months after the sinking, partially from the effects of his ordeal.


John Anderson
Escaped from an Whitchurch Mental Hospital where he was being treated. The press reported he had drowned but other accounts suggest he was rescued and returned to the hospital.

Eliza Hocking
Found dead in the street, probably as a result of a hit-and-run car accident.

Annie Robinson
Jumped overboard while a passenger on the Devonian.

William Henry Taylor
Crushed in an accident at Southampton docks.

Mary Joseph (Yusuf)
Died from burns sustained in a fire at her home, aged 4.


Frederick Willaim Scott
Died in a boiler explosion aboard the SS La Marguerite.

Robert Douglas Spedden
Hit by a car near his family holiday home, aged 9.

Kātrīn Yūsuf
Mother of Mary (above), aged 26, 3 months after giving birth to a daughter.


Charlotte CollyerGeorge Combes and Wilfred Foley
Died from tuberculosis.

Helen Bishop
Died from epilepsy brought on by a car accident, aged 23.


Edward Buley
Died aboard HMS Partridge

Archie Jewell
Died in the sinking of the SS Donegal, torpedoed in the English Channel.

Nellie O'Dwyer
Died during an influenza epidemic.


Daniel Buckley
Killed in action toward the end of World War One.

Anna Demessemaeker
Anna never recovered from the shock of the disaster. She died in an asylum aged 42.

Reginald Hardwick
Died in the battlefields.

John Kennedy
Anthrax poisoning, probably from an infected shaving brush.

James McGann
Supposedly died in 1918 aged 35. Circumstances unknown

Hannah O'Brien
Died in the influenza epidemic.

Robert Pusey
Died aboard HMS Dirk.


Washington Dodge
Shot himself in the elevator of his apartment building due to business and investment problems.


Allen Baggott
Died from convulsions.

Arthur Lucas
Shot himself on a train.

Suzette Ryerson
Following surgery for appendicitis developed ether pneumonia and died from heart failure aged 30. 


Charles Hallace Romaine
Killed after being hit by a taxi cab.

Christopher Arthur Shulver
Killed in a coal bunker explosion aboard the Adriatic.

Alfred White
Died while queuing at a Southampton bank


Alice Phillips died from influenza aged 31.


Adāl Najīb Qiyāmah
Died of cancer aged 27.


Oscar Leander Johansson Palmquist
Murdered by the partner of his mistress.

Ruth Taussig
Typhoid fever.


Henry William Frauenthal
Jumped from his apartment balcony after months of depression partially resulting from the mental illness of his wife.

Juha Niskanen
Set his cabin on fire and then shot himself in the head in a fit of depression over failure to strike gold on his property in California.


Trevor Allison
Died from effects of ptomaine poisoning aged 18.


Jessie Trout
Killed in a car accident.


Assad Thomas
From pneumonia, aged 20.


Albert Haines
Hit by a car while crossing the road.

Joan Wells
Died from sepsis, aged 25.


George Terrill Thresher
Died when the SS Parkhill was torpedoed off the coast of Aberdeen.

Helene Barbara al-Ba'qlīnī
Died of cancer aged 29.


Madeleine Astor
Died at the age of 47, officially of heart disease but it is speculated, due to an overdose of prescription drugs.

James Forward
Believed lost overboard from the SS Aronna off the coast of Australia (1940)

Edgar Lionel Perry
Killed in a Southampton pub during the blitz.


John Collins
Died in a psychiatric hospital from the effects of syphilis


George Brereton
Shot himself.


Natalie Wick
Died due to complications from routine surgery.


Jack Thayer
Slit his own throat and wrists due to depression over the loss of his son during World War II.


John Morgan Davis
Poisoned himself during the Christmas holidays after his wife left him.


Phyllis May Quick
Shot herself in the head at a time of marital problems.


Edith Pears
Drank bleach.


Agnes McCoy
Officially recorded as a heart attack, numerous bruises were found on her neck and face. It is possible she died during a burglary of her apartment.


Mabel Martin
Died in a motorcycling accident.


Frederick Fleet
Hanged himself from a clothes-line.  He had been suffering from depression following the death of his wife Eva and being evicted from his home by her brother.

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