Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Titanic Experience!

For anyone who hasn't been to the museum when you first enter and pay for your ticket, you are given a card with the name of a passenger that was on the Titanic. At the end of the tour you're taken to a room that lists every person on that fateful voyage. You then find out if you were a survivor.

My name is Mrs. Dickinson E. Bishop. I married Dickinson in November 1911 and we are on an extended honeymoon that covered Egypt, Italy, Spain and France. My husband and I are staying in first class in cabin B-49. I brought with me $10,000 in jewelry and a little dog we picked up on our travels, Freu Freu. I am also pregnant.

Fortunately my husband and I survived.

In researching (yes, I did some!) the Dickinson's I found a link that lead to the United States Senate Inquiry testimony given by them after the sinking of the Titanic.
http://www.titanicinquiry.org/USInq/AmInq11BishopD01.php
http://www.titanicinquiry.org/USInq/AmInq11BishopH01.php

Name: Mrs Helen Bishop (née Walton)
Born: Thursday 19th May 1892
Age: 19 years
Married to Dickinson H. Bishop.
Last Residence: in DowagiacMichiganUnited States
1st Class passenger
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 11967 , £91 1s 7d
Cabin No.: B49
Rescued (boat 7)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Wednesday 15th March 1916
Cause of Death: Jacksonian Epilepsy
Buried: SturgisMichiganUnited States
Read more - http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/helen-bishop.html


Name: Mr Dickinson H. Bishop
Born: Thursday 24th March 1887
Age: 25 years
Last Residence: in DowagiacMichiganUnited States
1st Class passenger
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 11967 , £91 1s 7d
Cabin No.: B49
Rescued (boat 7)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Thursday 16th February 1961
Cause of Death: Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke)
Buried: Ottawa Avenue Cemetery LaSalle CountyIllinoisUnited States
Read more - http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/dickinson-bishop.html

2 comments:

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...I find this fascinating and the interaction makes it even more interesting. ~Nancy

Tory Richards said...

The Titanic story will forever be an interesting topic. And so sad!