Thomas Andrew, one of the principal architects of RMS Titanic. On April 14, 1912, Andrews toured the ship and calculated that the ship would sink in less than two hours. Reports of Thomas’ final moments are varied. He was seen handing out lifejackets, helping with lifeboats, and throwing deckchairs in the water to be used as floatation devices. He reportedly was last seen in the first-class smoking room, pondering the ship that he designed. He was 39 years old.
John Jacob Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family. In April 1912, Astor earned a prominent place in history when he embarked on the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which sank four days into its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg. Astor did not survive. He was the richest passenger aboard the Titanic.
"Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue were an intershade couple aboard the Titanic. As the ship sank, Joseph stuffed his coat with money & jewelry, took his pregnant wife and children to the deck and managed to get them into a lifeboat. He gave the coat to his wife, and said: “Here, take this, you are going to need it. I’ll get another boat. God be with you. I’ll see you in New York.” Joseph died in the sinking. He was the only victim of African Descent on the Titanic."
1st class parlour suite B60 were decorated in period styles and came equipped with many modern electrical appliances: telephones, heaters, steward call bells, table fans and electrical blowers to provide fresh air. Many of the first class cabins on Titanic had interconnecting doors so that occupants could walk directly from one room to another. This meant, for example, that the master and mistress of the household might occupy the first bedroom, children in the second, and staff in the…