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George Achilles Harder, Sr.

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: May 26, 1959 (72)
New York, New York, United States (Natural Causes)
Place of Burial: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Victor Achilles Harder, Sr. and Minnie Mehl Harder
Husband of Dorothy Harder and Elizabeth Peebles Harder
Father of Dorothy Annan Rutherfurd; Jean Harder (Moumee); George Achilles Harder, Jr. and James Harder
Brother of Hortense Whelan and Victor Achilles Harder, Jr.

Occupation: Manufacturer
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About George Achilles Harder, Sr.

Titanic survivor. Mr. Harder was one of the Titanic survivors who testified before the U.S. Senate Investigative Committee. Later on, he was frequently asked to lecture about the Titanic disaster but refused. He was president of the Central Foundry Company of Newark, and started his own business in l909 with the Essex Foundry, which later became part of Central Foundry. He was chairman of Central until l936.

George Achilles Harder, 72, of New York City and Alder Creek, died May 26, 1959, in St. Elizabeth Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Harder was associated with his father in the management of the Essex Foundry in 1909. He succeeded him as president when the company was absorbed by the Central Foundry Co. He served as president and chairman of the board until 1938 and was director until shortly before he died. Mr. Harder also served as president and chairman of the Board of the Powhatan Brass and Iron Works, Ranson, W. Va. He also served as treasurer of the Victor A. Harder Realty and Construction Co., New York City. He was director of both companies when he died .

He married Dorothy Annan in 1912. She died in 1926. In 1928, he married Elizabeth Peebles Rhodes, of Sewickley, Pa. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Barclay Douglas, Newport, R. I.; Mrs. Clendennin J. Ryan, New York City; two sons, George Jr., and James D. R. Harder; a sister, Mrs. Sidney S. Whelan, New York City; nine grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The funeral will be at 11 from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, here. Burial will be in Brooklyn."

["The Daily Press" (Utica, NY), Thurs., May 28, 1959]


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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr George Achilles Harder
Titanic Survivor
Born: Friday 22nd October 1886 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Age: 25 years 5 months and 24 days (Male)
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married to Dorothy Annan
Last Residence: in New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Businessman
1st Class Passengers
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 11765, £55 8s 10d
Cabin No. E50
Rescued (boat 5)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Tuesday 26th May 1959 in New York City, New York, United States aged 72 years
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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George Achilles Harder, Sr.'s Timeline

October 22, 1886
New York, New York, United States
December 30, 1913
April 7, 1915
September 1, 1930
November 19, 1931
May 26, 1959
Age 72
New York, New York, United States
June 1, 1959
Age 72
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, United States