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.
Find a Grave Marked
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)