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Harriette Rebecca Crosby

Female 1873 - 1941  (67 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Harriette Rebecca Crosby 
    Born 8 Oct 1873  Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biographical Information 15 Apr 1912 
    Harriette survived the sinking of the Titanic. From the affidavit submitted by Catherine Crosby to the United States Senate Inquiry; "I had not retired long when I was suddenly awakened by the thumping of the boat. The engines stopped suddenly. This was about 11.30. Capt. Crosby got up, dressed, and went out, and came back again and said to me, "You will lie there and drown," and went out again. He said to my daughter, "The boat is badly damaged; but I think the watertight compartments will hold her up." I then got up and dressed, and my daughter dressed, and followed my husband on deck, and she got up on deck, and the officer told her to go back and get on her life preserver and come back on deck as soon as possible. She reported that to me, and we both went out on deck where the officer told us to come. I think it was the first or second boat that we got into. I do not recollect other boats being lowered at that time. I did not see them. This was on the left-hand side where the officer told us to come, and it was the deck above the one on which our staterooms were located; our staterooms were located on the B deck, and we went to the A deck where the officer and lifeboat were. We got into the lifeboat that was hanging over the rail alongside the deck; we got in and men and women, with their families, got in the boat with us; there was no discrimination between men and women. About 36 persons got in the boat with us. There were only two officers in the boat, and the rest were all first class passengers. My husband did not come back again after he left me, and I don't know what became of him, except that his body was found and brought to Milwaukee and buried." 
    Died 11 Feb 1941  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harriette Rebecca Crosby Death
    Harriette Rebecca Crosby Death
    Harriette Rebecca Crosby Death
    Buried Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward lost his life in the sinking of the Titanic. His body was recovered by the cable repair ship, CS Mackay-Bennett. His body was returned to Milwaukee. He was cremated and placed in the Fairview Mausoleum. His wife's body and his daughter's cremains were also placed there to rest. In 1995 all the dead from Fairview Mausoleum were disinterred because the building was abandoned and collapsing. The family was re-interred in the ground at Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1997. The marker which features an engraving of the Titanic was donated by the Titanic Historical Society
    Graceland Cemetery Milwaukee.
    Graceland Cemetery Milwaukee.
    There is a special area located in Section 11 in which the remains of those who had to be moved from the dilapidated Fairview Mausoleum were interred. The Crosbys are located near the northern edge not far from the tree planted in their honor.
    City May Get Mausoleum.
    City May Get Mausoleum.
    The Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday, November 3, 1994. Section B, page one.
    Fairview Mausoleum.
    Fairview Mausoleum.
    A post card that shows the grandeur of the Fairview Mausoleum in it's prime as compared to a photo of the state it was in 1996.
    Fairview Section Gate.
    Fairview Section Gate.
    Fairview Section Gate. At the northern edge not far from the Crosby's burial location is a gate fashioned from stones salvaged from the Fairview Mausoleum.
    Fairview Section Gate 2.
    Fairview Section Gate 2.
    Fairview Section Gate 2.
    Fairview Section Gate 3.
    Fairview Section Gate 3.
    Fairview Section Gate 3.
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby Headstone
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby Headstone
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby Headstone
    Plot: Section 11
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby Dedication Marker.
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby Dedication Marker.
    Dedication marker that lies at the foot of a tree planted in their honor by the RMS Titanic Historical Society.
    Plot: Section 11
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby's tree.
    Edward, Catherine (Halstead) and Harriette Crosby's tree.
    This tree was planted to honor the Crosbys by the RMS Titanic Historical Society.
    Plot: Section 11
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I57925  Nagel
    Last Modified 2 May 2021 

    Father Edward Gifford Crosby,   b. 18 Feb 1842, Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1912, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Catherine Elizabeth Halstead,   b. 26 Oct 1848, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1920, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F17107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart