Table of Contents: Ohio Tales of the Titanic

Here are the people and topics covered in Ohio Tales of the Titanic, listed by chapter, starting with Chapter 2. (Chapter 1 is an Introduction.)

2. Cleveland and Northeast Ohio 

Edith Chibnall and Elsie Bowerman

Mary Corey and Clare Karnes

Ernest J. Crease and Edwin Rowland Stanley

Thomas Henry “Harry” Davison and Mary Davison

Catherine “Kate” and Annie McGowan

Adele and Nicholas Nasser

Richard Otter

Richard Rouse

Victor Sunderland

The Finns:

Anna Sophia Turja

Erik Collander

3. Akron

The Hocking and Richards families:

Eliza “Elizabeth” Hocking

Richard George Hocking

Ellen “Nellie” Hocking

Emily Richards

Sibley George Richards

William R. Richards

Ellen Wilkes

Others traveling with Hocking and Richards families:

Henry “Harry” Cotterill

Percy Andrew Bailey

The Wells family:

Addie Wells

Joan Wells

Ralph Wells

4. Youngstown area

Edith Graham and Margaret E. Graham

The Lebanese family:

 Shaneene (Abi-Saab) George

 Banoura Ayoub

 Tannous Daher

 John Thomas

 Tannous Thomas

 Gerios Youssef

 The Croatians:

 Milan Karajic

 Stefan Turcin

 The Wick and Bonnell families:

 Caroline Bonnell

 Elizabeth “Lily” Bonnell

 Col. George D. Wick

 Mary “Mollie” Wick

 Mary Natalie Wick


Philip Zenni

5. Toledo and Northwest Ohio

William H. Harbeck

Henry Michael Mitchell

The Belgians:

Augusta Vanderplancke

Julius Vanderplancke

Emelia Vanderplancke

Leo Vanderplancke

Victor Vandercruyssen

6. Central, Southwest and Southeast Ohio

Anthony Abbing

Banoura Ayoub (See Chapter 4)

Lucy Ridsdale

Albert A. Stewart

John Thomas (See Chapter 4)

Tannous Thomas (See Chapter 4)

Jessie Trout

7. Other Passengers With Ohio Connections

Kornelia T. Andrews

Ruth and Nellie Becker

Sarah “Sallie” and Helen Beckwith

Lawrence Beesley

Elizabeth and Edith Brown

Herbert and Carrie Chaffee

William Coutts

Ruth Dodge

Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon

Henry and Clara Frauenthal

Frank J. W. Goldsmith

Elin Hakkarainen

Anna Hogeboom

William Hoyt

Amelie Icard

Howard Irwin

Franz Karun

Gretchen Longley

Meier Moor

Helen Newsom

Edith Rosenbaum/Edith Russell

William T. Sloper

Eloise Hughes Smith

Martha Stone

Henry Sutehall

Herbert Thompson

8. Ohio’s Other Titanic Connections 

Carr Van Anda

Sen. Theodore Burton

Alfred Armstrong Crocker, Lyda Cherrington Crocker and Lucy Smith Crocker

“Titanic engine” commissioned by Charles Hays

Dr. Walter C. Hill

Logan Marshall book

President William McKinley

Francis Davis Millet

E.H. Pollman

Delbert Rhoades

Washington A. Roebling II

Marcellus O. Ruch

Frank Skeldon

President William Taft

Brand Whitlock

9. Mysteries and Other Tales

Samuel Bell

Elizabeth Hocking

Luis Klein

Albert Kline

John C. Middleton

Caroline Miller

Joseph Emil Namestnik

James and Mary O’Brien

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Root

Edith Rosenbaum/Edith Russell

Richard Rouse

Frank A. Seiberling and family

William T. Sloper

George D. Wick

Jay Yates/J.H. Rogers

10. Ohio’s modern connections to the Titanic

Bob Anderson

Greg Andorfer

Steven Biel

David G. Brown

Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio

Cincinnati Museum Center

Clear Channel Exhibitions

Didactic Publishing Association (Mansfield, Ohio)

Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Great Lakes Titanic Society

Hanford Press (Canton, Ohio)

International Mercantile Marine offices, Cleveland, Ohio

Italian Garden, Cleveland Cultural Gardens (Guglielmo Marconi statue)

Joe Marsh

Lee Marshall

Amy Marsico

John Norman

Ohio Titanic memorial

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Roger Pickenpaugh

PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland, Ohio (Titanic: A New Musical)

RMS Titanic, Inc.

Sako Satka (Titanic restaurant, Cleveland, Ohio)

Suarez Corporation Industries

White Star Line office, Cleveland, Ohio

White Star Line agent L.B. Burger, Youngstown, Ohio

John Whitman

Tom, John and Paul Zaller

Appendix: Ohio Passenger List

(Not reproduced here)

3 Responses to “Table of Contents: Ohio Tales of the Titanic”

  1. janice l eisert Says:

    My name is Janice Eisert living in Erie,Pa.I knew John Whitman about as well as anyone could.I was chosen by him t 16 feet longo solely cover any and all news of his Titanic Museum and Art School on Russell Rd. in Sidney, Ohio.In 1987 I interviewed and took multiple pictures of students rangeing in ages up to and including 68, proudly showing their artful expertises to me.Someone previously stated the museum/school was on Fair Rd.and it may have been in a later year but while I lived in Sidney (and once on Fair Rd. myself), I can attest to its location left of his home and slightly receded from Russell Rd. as you traveled west past the drive-in.John was an artist no words could describe, self-made or otherwise.I witnessed a scale model of the Titanic John was building that he knew and told me exactly what it weighed by measuring every pound to the ounce of all nails, pieces of wood, buckets of paint, and any other material being used.It stood at least 16 feet long and I’m not sure how tall but it was so amazing and beautiful it almost made you feel roster of you were there.His murals of the Titanic on tapestries were equally as breathtaking.I was privileged to see some artifacts of that doomed ship such as the passenger roster in type, and one in handwriting of the lesser class of people trapped in the lowest level who inevitably went down with the ship to insure the higher classes of people being able to escape on the lifeboats .At the time of my coverage of John for the ver Wapakienetta News my name was Janice Kah and whatever shortcomings some may think about John he was truly dedicated as a Titanic enthuesiest and historian. I hear he is Findley, Ohio now doing what he loves to do-paint. If you read this article John please give me a call 814-455-1442. Would love to talk to you about your latest works.

  2. ohiotitanic Says:

    Hi, Janice,
    Very interesting comment. My co-author Janet visited his museum once years ago. I never did though as I didn’t know about it when I moved to Ohio in 1993.

    Since you live in Erie, you may be interested to know we have an Erie connection (which is also a Cleveland connection) in the book. That’s the story of Howard Irwin, Henry Sutehall and Pearl Shuttle. A remarkable story. Howard and Pearl were sweethearts and she was the great-aunt of Erie resident Dave Shuttle. (Dave, sadly, passed away in July 2012.) Howard by a fluke did not board Titanic. Henry did, and died. Howard’s trunk, with love letters from Pearl, was recovered from the wrecksite, restored and items put on exhibit. Pearl was in the U.S. when Howard luckily escaped boarding Titanic. However, she died of pneumonia before Howard got back home. A true-life story every bit as tragic as that of Jack and Rose.The Cleveland connection is that Howard and Henry spent several weeks working in Cleveland on their round-the-world trip that culminated with the Titanic sailing. — Mary Ann

  3. Janice L. Eisert Says:

    I’m so sorry something (or someone) really whacked my article with misprints, punctuations and misspellings but I just now read your response Mary Ann , and plan to read your connection. Thank you for the story and yes it too is very sad. When I covered the museum and John, he gave me sole rights to write articles about he and the museum for the time I still lived there, whereby he showed me the the sketch he envisioned of his future museum and his trip to Europe to watch the opening of a safe from the ship hosted by Yul Brenner, all expenses paid by Cunard/White Star shipping lines. If I can help you further please let me know. Thank You, Sincerely, Jan Eisert/Jan Kah. PS.i don’t read Email, guess I should start huh?

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