Winifred Vera Van Tongerloo (Quick) (1904 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About Winifred Vera Van Tongerloo (Quick)

  • Name: Miss Winifred Vera Quick
  • Born: Saturday 23rd January 1904
  • Age: 8 years
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 26360 , £26
  • Destination: Detroit Michigan United States
  • Rescued (boat 11)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Thursday 4th July 2002

Miss Winnifred Vera Quick was born in Plymouth, Devon on 23 January 1904, the daughter of Mr Frederick Charles Quick (Plasterer) and Jane Quick and sister to Phyllis May Quick. The family had emigrated to Detroit in about 1910 and she returned to Plymouth with her mother and sister early in 1912 for a visit to her mother's family. Their return to America was as second class passengers on the Titanic. She was aged 8 at the time.

They were rescued in lifeboat 11.

Winnie Quick dropped out of school and went to work for a chocolate factory, and later a bakery. At the age of 14 she met Alois Van Tongerloo (born April 24, 1899, died August 26, 1987) who was also an emigrant of 1912. They later married and had three sons and two daughters.


  • Steve Coombes, UK
  • Chris Dohany, USA
  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Brian Ticehurst, UK

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mrs Jane Quick
  • Miss Phyllis May Quick
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