S: Titanic Project By: Katie Wheeler and Madison Hendrix
FC: Titanic Project | Lifeboat 6 | Katie Wheeler & Madison Hendrix
1: The Titanic sank on April 14- 15, 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, New York. At 2:20 on the morning of the 15th the Titanic went underwater taking hundreds of passengers with her. | The ship had 1,178 lifeboat spaces and 2,224 people on board. The Californian was 20 miles away but did not come to aide because the radio operator had fallen asleep and was not receiving the many distress calls sent by the Titanic.
2: Lifeboat 6 | On lifeboat 6, there were 25 passengers. The ratio of men to women was 5:20. There were members of a family on our boat, Edith Martha Bowerman & Elsie Edith Bowerman. Also, Madeleine Newell & Mariorie Anne Newell. Most of the passengers aboard lifeboat 6 were in first class.
3: This is a chart of all the passengers aboard our lifeboat (Lifeboat 6). There were 25 passengers and most were in first class. We were unable to find the occupation of some passengers.
4: Our pie graph shows the ratio of crew to passengers on our lifeboat. The overall ratio was 5:20. This was because passengers were placed on boats before the crew.
5: This graph shows the ratio of men to women on our lifeboat. The overall ratio is 5:20.
6: Margaret Brown (A.K.A.) The "Unsinkable" Molly Brown
7: Margaret Brown was the wife of James Joseph Brown, who owned a Leadville goldmine. She became good friends with the Astors. They went on a trip to Egypt to try to avoid the gossips back home. After learning that her grandson had become very ill, her and the Astors decided to board the Titanic and head back to their home. When the Titanic hit an iceberg and started to sink, she managed to board Lifeboat 6. She survived the crash and got back to the United States. She died in 1932 of a cerebral hemorrhage (brain tumor).
8: After moving from Missouri to Colorado, Margaret met James Brown and they were married. While raising a family, James' engineering skills helped him in the process of creating a new method to be able to reach gold more effectively. He was rewarded with 12,500 shares of stock and a seat on the board.
9: In the picture above Margaret is presenting the captain and crew of the Carpathia with the "loving cup" for rescuing all the passengers in need on the night of the Titanic's sinking. | After the sinking, Margaret helped care for survivors that had boarded the Carpathia. She helped establish the Survivor's Committee and was then elected as chair and raised $10,000 in funds for survivors of the Titanic disaster. She continued to work with the committee until her death in 1932.
10: In a letter to her daughter after the sinking of the Titanic, she wrote, "After being brined, salted, and pickled in mid ocean I am now high and dry... I have had flowers, letters, telegrams-people until I am befuddled. They are petitioning Congress to give me a medal... If I must call a specialist to examine my head it is due to the title of Heroine of the Titanic."
11: Primary and Secondary Sources | Primary Sources: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-biography/molly-brown.html (quote) Secondary Sources: bing.com titanic-titanic.com encyclopedia titanica womenshistory.about.com