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Malvina Helen Cornell (Lamson)

Birthdate: (84)
Death: July 12, 1941 (84)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Henry Lamson and Elizabeth Robertson Lamson
Wife of Robert Clifford Cornell
Sister of Fidelia Marshall Hoffman; Lady Elizabeth Marshall Drummond; Charles Marshall Lamson; Katherine W Lamson; Caroline Lane Brown ("Titanic Survivor") and 4 others

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About Malvina Helen Cornell

  • Name: Mrs Malvina Helen Cornell (née Lamson)
  • Born: Wednesday 10th December 1856
  • Age: 55 years
  • Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 11770 , £25 14s 10d
  • Cabin No.: C101
  • Rescued (boat 2)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Saturday 12th July 1941

Mrs Robert Clifford Cornell (Malvina Helen Lamson), 55, was born on 10 December 1856. Her husband was a son of George J. and Caroline Cornelia Cornell.

A resident of New York City, she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 11770, £25 14s 10d). She occupied cabin C-101.

Mrs Cornell was accompanied by her sisters Mrs Edward Dale Appleton and Mrs John Murray Brown. They were returning to America having attended a family funeral in England. During the voyage they were joined by Miss Edith Corse Evans who boarded at Cherbourg as well as Colonel Archibald Gracie who gallantly offered his services to the unaccompanied ladies.

Mrs Cornell was later rescued in lifeboat 2 with Mrs Appleton. They were eventually reunited with Mrs Brown on board the Carpathia and were surprised to meet their uncle and aunt Mr and Mrs Charles Marshall who were passengers on the vessel.

Robert Clifford Cornell, died in Bayside, Queens, New York on 7 November 1918. Mrs Cornell herself died in New York on 12 July 1941.

Travelling Companions

  • Mrs Charlotte Appleton Sister
  • Mrs Caroline Lane Brown Sister

References and Sources

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


  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Michael A. Findlay, USA
  • Hermann Söldner, Germany
  • Craig Stringer, UK
  • Geoff Whitfield, UK
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Malvina Helen Cornell's Timeline

December 10, 1856
July 12, 1941
Age 84