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History, Passenger & Crew Biographies, and Lusitania Facts
History, Passenger & Crew Biographies, and Lusitania Facts

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Lusitania Centennial events all over Ireland, UK, USA, and Canada!

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New additions for the 98th sinking anniversary:

Biographies:
Charles Gouder, Waiter
John Henry Hayes, Junior Fifth Engineer

Also be sure to check out the third installment of Lest We Forget on Encyclopedia Titanica, the Imperial Museum's interview with Alice Lines, and contemporary newspaper coverage posted onto Facebook!

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New biography: John Ernest Keegan, Trimmer

John Keegan, 26, was a trimmer aboard Lusitania, one of the engineering crew aboard the ship. He was from Toxteth, Liverpool, England. He was married to Jane Davidson. Together, they had two sons. Keegan was lost in the Lusitania disaster.

Read his biography here: http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/engineering/john-keegan/

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New biography: Mabel Docherty

Mabel "Millie" Docherty, 29, was traveling with her son, Thomas William Docherty. Mabel and her son lived with her husband in Westbury, Long Island, New York. Her son was the youngest passenger aboard Lusitania. During the voyage, Mabel made friends with fellow passenger Jessie Murdoch. Millie and her son were at lunch when the ship was torpedoed. Both mother and son survived the Lusitania sinking by entering lifeboat 15, which was picked up by the Flying Fish.

Read full bio here: http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/second-cabin/mabel-docherty/

Updated biography: Harold Mayne Daly (1880 – 1965)

Daly was born on 23 April 1880, the son of Thomas Mayne Daly, Jr. of Stratford, Ontario and Margaret Annabella Jarvis from Ottawa, Ontario. He was of Irish descent and his grandfather, Thomas Mayne Daly, sr., was a member of the Canadian House of Commons. Daly lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Harold was going to England to deliver the Dominion Government ballot boxes. He survived the Lusitania sinking

Read full bio here: http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/saloon/harold-daly/

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Lower deck of the first class dining saloon aboard Lusitania. At the time of her launch, Cunard's Lusitania and Mauretania were the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ships afloat.
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New Lusitania passenger biography: David Samoilescu was a Romanian-American, Jewish music hall entertainer who died when the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk on 7 May 1915. Born in Pascani, Romania, he and his wife Lizzie lived in Bronx, New York, with their three children.

Read more about him here: http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/second-cabin/david-samoilescu/

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Pictures of RMS Lusitania published in newspapers soon after her torpedoing and sinking on 7 May 1915.
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Lusitania in newspapers (public domain) (10 photos)
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