About Gretchen Fiske Leopold (Longley)
Gretchen Longley was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Miss Gretchen Fiske Longley, 21, was born on 1 September 1890.
A resident of Hudson, New York, Miss. Longley travelled with her aunts Kornelia Theodosia Andrews and Mrs John C. Hogeboom. The three ladies boarded the Titanic in Southampton under ticket number 13502 (£77). Miss Longley occupied cabin D-9.
Gretchen Longley opened a farewell letter when she arrived in her cabin. It was a good wish for every day of the voyage.
Tommies to burn
The curious note spells out "Gretchen".
The ladies were rescued in lifeboat 10.
Gretchen Fiske Longley later married Dr. Raymond Leopold. She died as Mrs Gretchen Leopold on 11 August 1965 and was buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.