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244: Robertha Watt Marshall

Survived the Sinking of the RMS Titanic  When She was Twelve Years Old

Born: 11 September 1899, Scotland, United Kingdom

Died: 4 March 1993, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Robertha traveled alongside her mother in second-class (her father had crossed over to the United States in 1911).

Robertha was reportedly friends with Marjorie Collyer, a fellow survivor, while on board.

In 1917, she wrote a vivid account of her memory of that night for her school newspaper.

In 1923, Robertha married a Canadian dentist. They had four children and she became a Canadian citizen.

Bertha, as she was called, was an avid sailor and a member of her community yacht club.

She lost her husband, daughter, and grandson in a period of only a few short years.

Robertha appeared at one Titanic historical function and granted occasional interviews but mostly shunned the publicity.

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Located In My Personal Library:

10 True Tales: Titanic Young Survivors by Allan Zullo

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Mentioned on the Passenger List)

How It Happened: Titanic, The Epic Story From the People Who Were There by Geoff Tibballs (Mentioned on the Passenger List)