Harry Elkins WIDENER

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Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Harry Elkins WIDENER

American businessman and bibliophile who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic

Born on January 3, 1885 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA , United States

Died on April 15, 1912 in RMS Titanic

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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Widener was the son of George Dunton Widener (1861–1912) and Eleanor Elkins Widener, and the grandson of entrepreneur Peter A. B. Widener (1834–1915). He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and was a 1907 graduate of Harvard College, where he was a member of a Harvard final club, the Owl Club.

Widener's 1908 bookplate.[1]



...   Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Widener was the son of George Dunton Widener (1861–1912) and Eleanor Elkins Widener, and the grandson of entrepreneur Peter A. B. Widener (1834–1915). He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and was a 1907 graduate of Harvard College, where he was a member of a Harvard final club, the Owl Club.

Widener's 1908 bookplate.[1]



Along with his father and mother, in April 1912 Widener boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg, France bound for New York City. As the ship sank Widener's mother and her maid were rescued, but Widener and his father perished. His mother built the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library in his memory; at Hill School two buildings are dedicated to Widener, and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, stained-glass windows are dedicated to Widener and his father.



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