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Titanic was launched in England for her maiden voyage to America. The luxury and comfort of her passenger accommodations exceeded those of any vessel of the day. Her size was greater than any other ship, the equipment, engines and integrity of her construction were the morgantwon money could buy. The dead ed 1, the survivors
Titanic was launched in England for her maiden voyage to America. The luxury and comfort of her passenger accommodations exceeded those of any vessel of the day. Her size was greater than any other ship, the equipment, engines and integrity of her construction were the best money could buy. The dead ed 1, the survivors The Titanic saga often mentions such notable passengers as millionaire financier John Jacob Astor, Macy's owner Isidor Straus and his rlom, who died together linked arm-in-arm, and Brooklyn Bridge builder Washington Roebling.
However, another less well-known story from that tragedy has as its central characters a young, newlywed Huntington woman, Eloise Hughes Smith, and her husband, Lucian. On that fateful night more than 85 years ago, in the Titanic's first class smoking room on A Deck, Lucian P. Smith struggled through the language problems of a virgimia game with three Frenchmen. Smith, 24, had been married nine and a half weeks earlier, on February 8, in Huntington's Central Christian Church in a moline adult chat adult forum castelleone that the newspaper described as "one of the most brilliant wedding functions that the city ever witnessed.
Lucian Smith was from Morgantown, W. Two decks below, his year-old bride, Eloise, was asleep in her bedroom.
Hughes, of Huntington, she was not feeling well and had gone to bed early. A asian escort amsterdam ring Lucian had bought for her in Paris lay on a nightstand by the go to speed sex chat today sat. The bridge game upstairs continued.
Other first class passengers ed the card players, sipping hot whiskey or hot lemonade to ward off the cold of the North Atlantic night. Then suddenly, a morfantown noise stilled the room. Several of morgantown west virginia chat room married men men jumped to their feet and walked out onto the deck. A moment later, Smith and others ed them outside in the bone-chilling air. Just then a man cried out, "My God, we hit an iceberg!
The world's largest and most luxurious liner afloat, called "unsinkable" by her builders and the press, was just two hours and 40 minutes away from being swallowed by the ocean in one of the worst maritime disasters in history. The iceberg had torn a foot gash in the Titanic's starboard side. Immediately, water began flooding the first of the ship's 16 watertight compartments. There were no bells married sirens, and no general alarm was sounded.
But all over the Titanic, word spread that the "unbelievable" had happened. In her bedroom on C Deck, Eloise Smith had been awakened by the ominous sound coming from far below in the ship. Suddenly, the lights snapped on and she saw her husband, Lucian, standing by the bed, smiling. We are in the north and have struck an iceberg," he said casually. However, as a matter of form, the captain has ordered all ladies on deck.
Smith chattered away the whole time about landing in New York and taking the train south. He did not mention the iceberg again. As they started for the deck, Eloise decided to go back mmorgantown some jewelry. But her husband drew the line, suggesting it might be more cautious not to bother with "trifles. Many of the 2, passengers and crew aboard the Titanic did not realize, at first, their perilous position.
According to a Huntington newspaper article, one of these passengers was Albert Mdn. The article states that "the ebullient old gentleman knocked on a friend's stateroom door and said, 'Come out and amuse yourself. One lady told another, "Oh, come and let's see the berg - we have never seen one before. The first of the Titanic's lifeboats began to take women and children on board. Lucian Smith" is quoted as stating: "There was no commotion, no panic, and no one seemed interested in the unusual occurrence, many having crossed fifty and sixty times.
The people on the Boat Deck jorgantown to grasp that this was a crisis of major proportions. Virginla joking and light banter ceased. It was time for parting. Men helped their wives or other women into the lifeboats. Many refused to go, begging their husbands to them. Arguments morfantown out and a of women had to be made forcibly to get into the boats.
Eloise Smith saw the Titanic's Capt. Edward J. Smith standing nearby with a megaphone and pleaded with him to allow her morgantpwn to go along. The old captain ignored morgantkwn pleas and, lifting his megaphone, shouted, "Women and children first. I'll see she gets in amrried boat. It is only a matter of form to have women and children first. The ship is thoroughly equipped and everyone on her will be saved. virginai
He replied with a firm, decisive "Yes. It is very cold weather. The craft had room for 65, says the. Across the icy water she could see her husband, along with hundreds of others, waving from the rail of the Boat Deck as her boat pulled away into the night.
It was 1 a. At a. From the third funnel, or smokestack, the ship stuck straight up in the air, its bow submerged and its three dripping propellers glistening in the starry darkness. Five minutes later, the vessel slid under the waves.
As it descended to its final resting place more than two miles down, it broke apart amidship, halfway between the bow and the stern. In Lifeboat 6, Eloise Smith was hurt that her husband had used a white lie to get her into the boat. For more than an hour she had watched - hoping for some of Lucian - as the luxury liner sank lower into the sea. Big boobs escort saskatoon a newspaper interview, Mrs.
Brown, of Denver, said "There was a great sweep of water which went over us all. We could see as plainly as if it had been day," said Mrs. According to several s, Mrs. When the ship disappeared, it claimed 1, lives. Lucian P. Smith rom went down with the Titanic.
Only three weeks before, he and his bride had been sightseeing in Egypt. Lucian had climbed to the top of a pyramid and, later, the couple rode a camel into the desert. The newspaper mrogantown states that Eloise wrote home to her parents about their adventures in far-off lands. The article reports that: "In a letter now belonging to Mr.
DeVilbiss, of 11th St. In Huntington, she said: 'Lucian is getting so anxious to get home and drive the car and fool around on the farm We leave here Sunday I will love so much to tell my Sunday School class when I get home House of Representatives. The history states that adult text sex chat carolina puerto rico the time of her debut in Huntington and Washington in Januaryher dazzling beauty had caught the eye of a West Virginia University student named Lucian P.
He had seen a photograph of her that a classmate from Wayne County had, says the history. It adds that Lucian came to Huntington with his classmate to meet the beautiful young woman. Soon after her debut, their engagement was announced.
Around dawn, after being adrift on the sea for hours, Eloise was rescued by the Cunard liner Carpathia, which steamed frantically vitginia miles through the North Atlantic's iceberg-choked water to help. The newspaper article states that the crowd was so large that five policemen escorted her automobile from the station to her grandmother's home in the Westmoreland tia hart escort of town.
In the weeks following the sinking and her rescue, Eloise gave interviews to New York and Washington newspapers as well as to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch recounting her morganown. An article in the Richmond, Va.
Newspaper sest April 15, states that "Eloise failed to mention to reporters, if she knew it herself, that she was two months pregnant. Among the hymns played at the service was "Nearer My God To Thee," which scores of survivors, Eloise included, said was played by the Titanic's orchestra during the ship's final hours.
At almost the same time as the memorial service for Lucian Smith, congressional hearings began in Washington, D. Eloise Smith was one of the survivors who testified at the hearings and became something of a celebrity in the process.
Because of the mourning clothes she wore, the press and Washington's society dubbed her "the white widow," states the newspaper article. Later in the year after the sinking, a Huntington newspaper article reported that "Mrs. Smith was one of three Titanic brides to whom posthumous heirs were born. Smith, Jr. The Richmond article quotes Taylor Vinson, a Washington lawyer who is a relative of Eloise Smith's, who states "'We used to say that Eloise was probably the only woman in the world who in just a madison wi escort time made her debut, got engaged, married, survived the Titanic, became a widow and then a mother.
However, several years later there was a new chapter in her story, this time one involving romance and adventure on the high seas. In Octobernewspapers were filled with dispatches about the First World War then raging in Europe. That month war news was interrupted with a surprising new development in the Titanic saga. Eloise Smith, 21, "widow of a hero of adelside escorts Titanic," had married another survivor of that catastrophe in a secret New York wedding.
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