Elizabeth Mussey Eustis (1858 - 1936) MP

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Birthplace: Brookline, MA, USA
Death: Died in Norfolk, MA, USA
Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis
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About Elizabeth Mussey Eustis

Miss Elizabeth Mussey Eustis, 54, was born March 1, 1858 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of William Tracy Eustis and Martha Gilbert Dutton.

She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg, travelling in first class with her sister Mrs W.B. Stephenson (cabin D-20) she was returning to her home in Brookline, Massachusets.

On the night of the disaster the two ladies were awakened by a "ripping" sound, and Mrs Stephenson decided to slip on a wrap and investigate. However, other noises outside their stateroom made both ladies decide to get fully dressed. They went out into the corridor, but a steward advised them to go back to bed. They did not do so, but instead put on street clothes, grabbed their rings and went up on deck.

Mrs Stephenson and Miss Eustis were on A-Deck when all women and children were ordered up to the boat deck. They followed Mrs Thayer and her maid up the stairway and stood watching the distress rockets being fired, which alarmed them greatly. Steward Dodd then ordered the ladies to return to A-deck and led them down to where lifeboat 4 was hanging next to the enclosed screen's windows. the ladies were helped into the boat which was then lowered away.

Miss Eustis was reident in Brookline, Massachusetts for many years and very active in civic life. She died May 17, 1936.

She was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

Mrs Martha Stephenson -------------------- Miss Elizabeth Mussey Eustis, 54, was born March 1, 1858 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of William Tracy Eustis and Martha Gilbert Dutton.

She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg, travelling in first class with her sister Mrs W.B. Stephenson (cabin D-20) she was returning to her home in Brookline, Massachusets.

On the night of the disaster the two ladies were awakened by a "ripping" sound, and Mrs Stephenson decided to slip on a wrap and investigate. However, other noises outside their stateroom made both ladies decide to get fully dressed. They went out into the corridor, but a steward advised them to go back to bed. They did not do so, but instead put on street clothes, grabbed their rings and went up on deck.

Mrs Stephenson and Miss Eustis were on A-Deck when all women and children were ordered up to the boat deck. They followed Mrs Thayer and her maid up the stairway and stood watching the distress rockets being fired, which alarmed them greatly. Steward Dodd then ordered the ladies to return to A-deck and led them down to where lifeboat 4 was hanging next to the enclosed screen's windows. the ladies were helped into the boat which was then lowered away.

Miss Eustis was reident in Brookline, Massachusetts for many years and very active in civic life. She died May 17, 1936.

She was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Elizabeth Mussey Eustis's Timeline

1858
March 1, 1858
Brookline, MA, USA
1936
May 17, 1936
Age 78
Norfolk, MA, USA
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Cambridge, MA, USA