Canadian Stories

Baxter Family

Baxter Family

Widower Hélène Baxter, her daughter Mrs. Mary Hélène Jane "Suzette" (they called her Zette) Douglas, and her son Quigg boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. They had been vacationing in Europe, as well as looking after the family's investments. They were booked into the second most luxurious suites on the ship,... Read More »

 

Berthe Mayné

Berthe Mayné

Berthe Mayné was a very beautiful young woman, with a lovely singing voice. She was born into a poor working class, Catholic family. Her father was a steel worker and she had four sisters and two brothers, but she longed for the finer things in life. She became a professional... Read More »

 

Paul Chevré

Paul Chevré

Paul Chevré was a French sculptor who boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first class passenger. He was on his way to Canada to supervise the instillation of his monument to Honoré Mercier, as well as attend the unveiling of his bust of Sir Wilfrid Laurier at the grand... Read More »

 

Hays Family

Hays Family

Charles Melville Hays was President of the Grand Trunk and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Companies (later became the Canadian National Railway). He was the architect of a second transcontinental railway line to rival Canadian Pacific, that would run from Moncton, N. B., to Prince Rupert, B. C., about 3,600 miles.... Read More »

 

Adolphe Saalfeld

Adolphe Saalfeld

Adolphe Saalfeld was a 47-year-old chemist/distiller and a wealthy businessman from Manchester. He boarded the Titanic in Southampton as a first class passenger. He was on his way to New York City to hopefully launch his own perfume business. He carried with him a leather case containing some 65 small... Read More »

 

Bertha Watt

Bertha Watt

Bertha Watt was a young twelve- year- old Scottish girl travelling with her mother Bessie as 2nd class passengers. They boarded in Southampton and were heading to Portland, Oregon to be reunited with her father who was an architect. Bertha and Bessie survived the sinking. In high school Bertha wrote... Read More »

 

Mary Snider

Mary Snider

Mary Snider was a reporter from the Toronto Telegram. She was sent down to New York with another reporter and a staff artist to get the Canadian stories when the Carpathia arrived. There were more than twenty Canadian news reporters sent to cover the story. The problem was that press... Read More »

 

Neshan Krekorian

Neshan Krekorian

Neshan Krekorian was told by his father to make a new life for himself in Canada - far away from the persecution of Armenians in what is now eastern Turkey. It was those words that echoed through his head as he travelled to Cherbourg, France where he boarded the Titanic... Read More »

 

Mark and Mary Fortune

Mark and Mary Fortune

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,... Read More »

 

Bridget Delia Bradley

Bridget Delia Bradley

At the age of 18, Bridget Delia Bradley readied herself for a trip of a lifetime. She was leaving the family farm in Kingwilliamstown, Ireland. The Titanic was taking passengers aboard in Queenstown, Ireland. Bridget had a ticket in steerage and was headed to North America. She was joining a... Read More »

 

Arthur Peuchen

Arthur Peuchen

Arthur Peuchen was a married father of two from Toronto. The president of a chemical company, he was aboard the Titanic returning from a business trip in Europe. He boarded in Southampton on a first-class ticket. He knew many of the other Canadians in first class, including Harry Molson, the... Read More »