Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guntur to New York. Aboard the Titanic - News

Guntur to New York. Aboard the Titanic - News: "Allen Oliver Becker's family journeyed from Guntur to London and boarded the Titanic on April 10, 1912.

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel pieces together what happened next. A Titanic centenary special.

The little girl with the white bow in her hair and the toddler boy in the lap of the young woman were both born in the Madras Presidency in British India, at Guntur and Kodaikanal respectively. So was their elder sister.

The children of American Lutheran missionary parents, they are posing in this photograph at the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of a nurses's home at the mission hospital in Guntur in present day eastern Andhra Pradesh.

The photograph, taken in July 1911, about nine months before the three children with their mother -- their father, far right in the white shoes, stayed behind -- journeyed to England and then boarded the RMS Titanic for New York on April 10, 2012.

All three children survived the great sea disaster, five days later on April 15. As did their mother."

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