The coverage of the Titanic tragedy continues in the pages of The Scranton Times.  It was learned that former West Scranton residents, William and Cordelia Lobb, of 1711 Swetland St., were aboard the ship.  The Lobb’s went to England but were traveling back to Scranton according to relatives.

According to Encyclopedia Titanica, the Lobb’s paid 16 pounds 2 shillings (in today’s money that would be 1,240 pounds or $1,978.54) for their third class accommodations aboard the Titanic. Mr. Lobb’s body was never recovered by Mrs. Lobb’s was recovered. Yet she was buried at sea.

Click here for historic Titanic pages from The Scranton Times.

Tomorrow continuing coverage of the Titanic tragedy.


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