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PostSubject: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeThu Mar 05, 2009 3:52 pm

Does anyone have any family history stories related to the Titanic ?

I have one to kick this off. Courtesy of my cousin in San Francisco. When her grandparents Emigrated from Britain to the States. Her grandfather came over several months earlier than the rest of the family. Her Grandmother was due to join him on the Titanic's maiden voyage. However a young unamed person (we never found out who) with connections to the royal family needed a chaperon for a subsequent transatlantic crossing and my cousin's Grandmother was asked if she would delay her trip to serve as the chaperon.
She did of course otherwise my cousin would not be here to tell me about it.

Anyone else have a family story to share ?
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 1:04 pm

Has nobody a Titanic related family story ????????????
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 1:07 pm

Cool. I wish I had something to contribute here...but no.

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 1:09 pm

Thanks for the comment anyway Pete.
I thought I had floated into the Bermuda Triangle Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 1:11 pm

No...I was waiting for some good stories too....dang!

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 1:15 pm

We just need the right person on-line at the right time.
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 1:51 pm

Umm...does this count??

My son loves all things Titanic.
We went to some museum - I think it was in Rhode Island?
We had a good time.
He bought a newspaper "from the day the Titanic sank" ...he was disapointed years later (when he was oh so much older & wiser) to discover that the paper he bought was not THE original one! LOL

Does that qualify for this thread?
Sorry - best I got to work with.

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 2:01 pm

I don't have a story, but I do enjoy reading stories about the Titanic. Does that count? Laughing

Thanks for posting that one, it was interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 2:18 pm

taurus988 wrote:
Umm...does this count??

My son loves all things Titanic.
We went to some museum - I think it was in Rhode Island?
We had a good time.
He bought a newspaper "from the day the Titanic sank" ...he was disapointed years later (when he was oh so much older & wiser) to discover that the paper he bought was not THE original one! LOL

Does that qualify for this thread?
Sorry - best I got to work with.

Well it keeps it alive Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 2:20 pm

Gotta give me credit for trying!! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 2:22 pm

Your comments are always appreciated Pam Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 2:24 pm

Very Happy
Thanks, Tony!

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 5:04 pm

Nope no stories- would be cool if I did though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 5:20 pm

Maybe your grandparents are hiding a secret Chrystine Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 5:28 pm

None of my grandparents were born yet when Titanic met her demise. I don't believe any of my great grandparents sailed on her and since my grandparents have all passed, I can not ask them. But I think if there was some exciting history like Titantic in my family, I probably would have heard about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 5:37 pm

We had a myth in my wife's family that their great grandfather was an officer who went down with the Titanic. When I developed an interest in genealogy and started research I actually discovered he was a stoker on the British warship HMS Goliath that was sunk in the Dardanelles in the first world war. Died serving his country. An even better story I felt.
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 6:17 pm

Wow that's a cool story! No exciting family stories on my side, but my husband's great Uncle was Ludwig Beck who was part of the plot to kill Hitler. He was portrayed in the movie Valkyrie.

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 6:35 pm

We had a distant relative that was tried and acquitted in the Salem Mass. witch trials.

I had an aunt that was like a real witch...without the W. <-- she must ahve been a direct decendant :smirk:

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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 10:19 pm

All very interesting. I love to hear these type of stories/histories.
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeSat Mar 07, 2009 10:24 am

I did not know this but the RMS Carpathia which rescued Titantic

passengers was hit by a German torpedo and sank off the coast

of Ireland in 1918.
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PostSubject: Re: Titanic related family history stories   Titanic related family history stories Icon_minitimeWed Mar 11, 2009 1:01 pm

More of a coincidence than a story but we started a transatlantic cruise on April 15, 2007 which was the 95th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and our first port was Cobh, Ireland which was the last port for the Titanic.

We had extremely bad weather on our crossing, the "Welcome Aboard" part was held on day 5 instead of day 2 but all in all the Jewel of the Seas made a better go if it than the Titanic.
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