About Anne C Shymer
Anne C Shymer - Justice Patterson
- RMS Lusitania victim
Anne Shymer (1879 – 1915), 36, from New York City, New York, United States, was President of the United States Chemical Company. She was aboard Lusitania on her way to be presented to King George and Queen Mary at the court of St. James. Anne was lost in the Lusitania sinking.
Anne was born in Logan’s Port, Indiana on 30 May 1879. Her mother Grace made sure that she and her younger sister Maibelle were well educated and fostered Anne’s interest in chemistry. Anne studied at Cornell University, but later transfered to another institution. She was married to a nobleman named Paterson for a short time and lived abroad until he died. The widow returned to the United States and continued her experiments in a private laboratory in New York. She remarried on 16 January 1911 to Robert Shimer. They lived together as man and wife for a period of four weeks and then they separated. He took off for parts unknown while she anglicized her last name to Shymer.