Benjamin Guggenheim and his chauffeur René Pernot went down with the ship.Guggenheim when last seen said "We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen." He also gave a survivor a message saying, "Tell my wife, if it should happen that my secretary and I both go down, tell her I played the game out straight to the end. No woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim was a coward."
Charles Lightoller, second officer to Captain Smith. After all of the lifeboats had been loaded, Lightoller survived the sinking by climbing on Collapsible B. He helped all passengers onto the Carpathia before getting on, making him the last Titanic survivor to board the Carpathia
Artifacts and memorabilia are being auctioned off from the Titanic. This Violin was salvaged along with the Titanic which had been lying in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3,000 meters, Legend has it that the Titanic band was playing a tune as the ship went down.
Robert Williams Daniel traveled along on the Titanic. He was a 27-year-old banker. No family members were listed on the passenger list. Robert was one of the lucky few that was rescued from the icy waters after the sinking. Robert made a claim on the dog with his insurance agency since it was a champion dog. In today's estimates, he paid over 11,000 dollars for Gamin.
Hume, John ‘Jock’ Law, 21. 2nd Class.was born at Dumfries, Scotland, on 9 August, 1890. Hume became an accomplished violinist and a member of the Titanic’s band. He played with them as the ship sank. His body, with that of Hartley and Clarke was found and he was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His girlfriend at home found that she was pregnant but his father wanted nothing to do with her. She had a daughter but received little c...
Late 1930's. German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
Thomas Andrews, the man who designed Titanic and worked for Harland and Wolff. He was born February 7th 1873 and was 39 at the time of the sinking. He was a man of great dignity and honor, who built a strong ship...a ship that lasted an hour more than he predicted her to live. He died that night, on the ship he created.