Will Bring Titanic Victim's Body Here

Body recovered by cable ship at the scene of wreck.

Newark Star

Arrangements were made to have the body of John S. Marsh, the Newark superintendent of mails on the Titanic, brought to the home of the daughter, Miss Nellie Marsh, 39 Emmett street.

His body was recovered by the cable ship at the scene of the wreck.

Miss Marsh was notified by the post-office in New York city that the body of her father had been recovered. She immediately took steps to have it brought to Newark.

With the other clerks on board the Titanic Marsh remained at his post while the ship was foundering. Apparently no one of them thought of leaving the government's mail, for they all were drowned.

Marsh had been employed in the post-office department for twenty-three years, fifteen in the railway service and eight on steamships.

Marsh, who was 49 years old, had seen eight accidents to the ships he sailed on. He was on the Kaiser Wilhelm when she was in a serious collision, and he was on the Olympic when it was rammed by an English cruiser last year. He used to laughingly reassure the fears of his daughters by saying that he would never meet death by drowning.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Marsh and Mrs. John A. Corwin, of 261 Stiles street, Elizabeth, and a sister, Miss Belle Marsh, of Matteawan, N. Y.

Funeral arrangements will be made when the body arrives in Newark. He will be buried in the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth.

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(1912) Will Bring Titanic Victim's Body Here Newark Star (ref: #3342, accessed 25th June 2017 07:48:12 AM) URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/will-bring-titanic-victims-body-here.html

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