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RMS Lusitania - Notable passengers

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  • Owen Hill Kenan (1872 - 1963)
    Owen 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 medi...
  • Catherine E. Willey (1857 - 1915)
  • Theodate Pope Riddle (1867 - 1946)
    Theodate 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 Fello...
  • Sarah Hodges (c.1879 - 1915)
    Sarah Hodges Grisemer RMS Lusitania victim The 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 w...
  • William Sterling Hodges (1879 - 1915)
    William Sterling Hodges Sr William Hodges, 36, had been in the employment of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for 16 years at the time of his death. He first worked as a draf...

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: