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Grace Scott Bowen

Birthdate: (78)
Death: May 3, 1945 (78)
Cooperstown, USA (Cerebral Haemorrhage )
Occupation: Governess; school principal
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About Grace Scott Bowen

  • Name: Miss Grace Scott Bowen
  • Born: Saturday 9th March 1867
  • Age: 45 years
  • Last Residence: in Cooperstown New York United States
  • Occupation: Governess
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 17608 , £262 7s 6d
  • Rescued (boat 4)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Thursday 3rd May 1945
  • Buried: Lakewood Cemetery Cooperstown New York United States

Miss Grace Scott Bowen sailed on the Titanic with the Ryerson family as governess to Jack Ryerson. She held Ticket No. PC 17608.

Miss Bowen escaped aboard Lifeboat 4 with Mrs Emily Ryerson, her two daughters and Jack. Jack had been initially denied entry into the boat by Second Officer Lightoller but his father Arthur Ryerson protested that he should go as he was only 13. Lightoller relented.

Grace Scott Brown went on to become the principal of the St. Christina School of the Susan Fenimore Cooper Foundation and later headed the Latin Department at the Knox School for Girls in Cooperstown. She died of a cerebral hemorhage in Cooperstown in 1945 at age 78, and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery.


  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
  • The Oneonta Daily Star, April 28, 1997


  • Gary Robinson, Oneonta, New York
  • Arthur Merchant
  • Hermann Söldner, Germany

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Miss Victorine Chaudanson
  • Mr Arthur Larned Ryerson
  • Mrs Emily Maria Ryerson
  • Miss Emily Borie Ryerson
  • Miss Susan Parker "Suzette" Ryerson
  • Master John Borie Ryerson
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Grace Scott Bowen's Timeline

March 9, 1867
May 3, 1945
Age 78