Mark and Mary Fortune both grew up in Ontario. They met in Manitoba where Mark would eventually make a name for himself as an astute real estate investor and a city counselor in Winnipeg. After a tour of Africa and Europe that Spring with their three daughters and youngest son, the Fortunes were returning to Canada aboard the Titanic.
After the collision, Mark and his son stayed with the ship while the rest of the family rowed away to safety. Mary Fortune and her three daughters were picked up by the Carpathia early in the morning. Mark and Charles Fortune's bodies were never found.
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