About George Dennick Wick
- Name: Mr George Dennick Wick
- Born: Saturday 24th June 1854
- Age: 57 years
- Last Residence: in Youngstown United States
- 1st Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 36928 , £164 17s 4d
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr George Dennick Wick, 57, was born in Youngstown, Ohio on 24 June 1854, the son of Paul Wick and Susan Bull Wick.
George Wick was originally married to Mary Chamberlain (born 19 February 1861) and a daughter Mary Natalie Wick was born on 2 August 1880. George's wife Mary died on 2 March 1893 and in 1896 he married Mary Hitchcock, their son George D. Wick, Jr. was born in 1897.
The family on a tour of Europe, while in France they met Washington Roebling and Stephen Weart Blackwell who would also be aboard the Titanic on the voyage home.
George Wick boarded the Titanic in Southampton with his wife, daughter Natalie, his cousin's daughter Caroline Bonnell, and Elizabeth Bonnell. They travelled as first class passengers, the Wick's ticket was No. 36928 the fare was £164 17s 4d.
Mr and Mrs Wick were in their cabin at the time of the collision. Natalie Wick and Caroline Bonnell came to the cabin to tell them that a crew member had advised them to put their life jackets on.
Mr Wick did not believe that anything could be wrong. "Why, that's nonsense, girls," he said, "This boat is all right. She's going along finely. She just got a glancing blow, I guess." The young women left and soon the Wicks were told to go to A deck. They went up and the two young women found them. After Caroline Bonnell brought her aunt Elizabeth Bonnell up, the group went up to Boat Deck.
The Wick and Bonnell ladies got into lifeboat 8. George Wick was last seen waving at them from the railing. He died in the sinking.
A memorial service was held in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio on April 24, 1912. A family member travelled to Halifax, hoping to identify his body but it was never recovered.
Stones for George D. Wick and his wife Mary are located in Lot 748, Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio. There is also a stone for George D. Wick's first wife, Mary Chamberlain Wick.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)
- Miss Caroline Bonnell
- Mrs Mary Wick
- Miss Mary Natalie Wick
References and Sources
- Christian Science Monitor (Massachusetts), 19 April 1912.
- Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio), 17, 18, 19, 20, 25 April 1912
- Biographical History of North-eastern Ohio (1893) Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago
- Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
- Homer Thiel, USA
- Michael A. Findlay, USA
- Phillip Gowan, USA
George Dennick Wick's Timeline
June 24, 1854
Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH
October 1, 1877
August 2, 1880
Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH
April 15, 1912
At sea - Titanic