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.
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...
Famous Passengers Booked for the Ship's Next Voyage The Titanic’s return trip to England was scheduled to begin on April 20. Among the more famous names who had apparently booked passage: • Henry Adams, descendant of two presidents and author of “The Education of Henry Adams.” • John Alden Dix, then governor of New York.(above) • J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line. A survivor of the Titanic disaster, Ismay was portrayed as a villain in many accounts.
*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.