Helen Alice Rosenquist (Wilson) (1831 - 1939) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in New Jersey
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About Helen Alice Rosenquist (Wilson)

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/helen-wilson.html

  • Name: Miss Helen Alice Wilson
  • Born: Saturday 12th February 1881
  • Age: 31 years
  • Occupation: Personal Maid to Mrs Margaretta Corning Spedden
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 16966 , £134 10s
  • Cabin No.: E39 or 41
  • Rescued (boat 3)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Friday 1st December 1939
  • Cause of Death: Cause Not Disclosed
  • Buried: Arlington Cemetery Merchantville New Jersey United States

Miss Helen Alice Wilson was born in England on 12 February 1881 [1].

She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as maid to Daisy Spedden. She was rescued in lifeboat 3.

After the sinking she went to be near her family in New Jersey and there married Axel J. Rosenquist. There are unsubstantiated claims that Mr Rosenquist had been employed on the Carpathia and met Helen during the rescue. The couple lived out their lives in Merchantville, New Jersey and were parents of two daughters [2].

Helen Alice Rosenquist (née Wilson) died in New Jersey on 1 December 1939.

Notes 1. She was recorded as aged 35 by the Immigration Officer (List or Manifest...). 2. Her daughter Esther, born in 1919, was still single at the time of her mother's death but later was Mrs Esther Heinz of Camden, New Jersey. She died in Camden in 1982 at the age of 62. Descendants still live in that area of New Jersey and in other states.

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Miss Elizabeth Margaret Burns
  • Mr Frederic Oakley Spedden
  • Mrs Margaretta Corning Spedden
  • Master Robert Douglas Spedden

References and Sources

  • Camden Daily Newspaper, December 4, 1939, Obituary
  • New Jersey State Department of Health Certificate of Death
  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
  • List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB-85-T715-Vol. 4183.

Credits

  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Hermann Söldner, Germany
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Helen Alice Rosenquist's Timeline

1831
February 12, 1831
England
1919
1919
Age 87
1939
December 1, 1939
Age 108
New Jersey
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