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RMS Lusitania - Notable passengers

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  • Charles T. Jeffery (1876 - 1935)
    Thomas Jeffery (13 May 1876 – 10 November 1935) was an American businessman.Early lifeHe was the son of Thomas B. Jeffery, founder of Thomas B. Jeffery Company, an automobile manufacturer.CareerWhen hi...
  • Owen Hill Kenan (1872 - 1963)
    Hill Kenan, physician, was born in Kenansville, the oldest child of James Graham and Anne Elizabeth Hill Kenan. After graduation from The University of North Carolina in 1894, he received a medical deg...
  • Catherine E. Willey (1862 - 1915)
  • Theodate Pope Riddle (1867 - 1946)
    Pope Riddle (February 2, 1867 – August 30, 1946) was an American architect. The first woman to become a licensed architect in both New York and Connecticut, in 1926 she was appointed a Fellow of the Am...
  • Sarah Hodges (c.1879 - 1915)
    Sarah Hodges Grisemer=*RMS Lusitania victimThe daughter of Levi B. Grisemer. He was 64 years of age at the time of Sarah's death. Levi had been ill for more than a year and had been unable to work, and...

Notable and Celebrity passengers

Among the people who died there were many famous and wealthy Americans and Europeans who for many different reasons chose to make the Atlantic crossing at such a dangerous time. Of the roughly 1,200 people who perished, the following are worthy of mention: