Courtesy of Encyclopedia Titanica

245: Marjorie Collyer Dutton

Survived the Sinking of the RMS Titanic

Born: 28 January 1904, Bishopstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Died: 26 February 1961, Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Marjorie and her parents were second-class passengers and she was eight years old at the time.

Her father perished in the sinking and so she and her mother returned to England soon after.

By 1919, both Marjorie’s mother and now stepfather had died leaving her orphaned and in the care of an uncle where she remained until marriage.

There is rumor she and her husband had a child who died early on, but no record of the child exists.

Marjorie was widowed in 1943 and never remarried.

In the 1950’s she worked with Walter Lord via letter correspondence for his A Night To Remember.

Marjorie spent the last years of her life in a nursing home before passing away from a stroke.

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Find a Grave Marked

Located In My Personal Library:

10 True Tales: Titanic Young Survivors by Allan Zullo

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

LIFE Presents Titanic: The Tragedy That Shook the World by Kostya Kennedy

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