Caroline Lane Brown ("Titanic Survivor")

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Caroline Lane Brown (Lamson)

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: New York, USA
Death: June 26, 1928 (75)
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Henry Lamson and Elizabeth Robertson Lamson
Wife of John Murray Brown
Sister of Fidelia Marshall Hoffman; Lady Elizabeth Marshall Drummond; Charles Marshall Lamson; Katherine W Lamson; Charlotte Lane Appleton and 4 others

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About Caroline Lane Brown ("Titanic Survivor")

  • Name: Mrs Caroline Lane Brown (née Lamson)
  • Born: Thursday 8th July 1852
  • Age: 59 years
  • Last Residence: in Belmont Massachusetts United States
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 11769 , £51 9s 7d
  • Cabin No.: C101
  • Rescued (boat D)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Tuesday 26th June 1928

Mrs John Murray Brown (Caroline Lane Lamson), 59, was born in New York City on 8 July 1852, the daughter of Charles Lamson and Elixabeth R. Marshall. She was married to John Murray Brown, the son of James Brown and Mary Darby, who died on 29 April 1908.

A resident of Belmont, MA, Mrs Brown boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 11769, £51 9s 7d, Cabin C-101) accompanied by her sisters Mrs R. C. Cornell and Mrs E. D. Appleton. 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 Col Archibald Gracie who gallantly offered his services to the unaccompanied ladies.

In the early hours of April 15th after all of the main lifeboats had got away Gracie rushed up to where Second Officer Charles Lightoller was shepherding women and children into Collapsible D, he guided Mrs Brown and Miss Evans as far as he could before being stopped by the cordon Lightoller had set up to prevent a rush on the boat. Evans turned to Brown and said, 'You go first, you have children waiting at home.' Brown stepped into the boat but Evans faltered and the boat eventually left without her.

Mrs Brown was eventually reunited with her sisters on board the Carpathia and was surprised to meet her uncle and aunt Mr and Mrs Charles Marshall who were passengers on the vessel.

Caroline Brown (née Lamson) died in Concord, Massachusttes on June 26th 1928, aged 75. She was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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


  • Dennis Ahern, USA
  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Michael A. Findlay, USA
  • Hermann Söldner, Germany

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mrs Charlotte Appleton

Travelling Companions

  • Mrs Malvina Helen Cornell Sister
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Caroline Lane Brown ("Titanic Survivor")'s Timeline

July 8, 1852
New York, USA
June 26, 1928
Age 75
Massachusetts, USA
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.