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Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival


Join Hoover High School on Monday, February 3, 2014 to hear Julie Williams accounting of her Uncle Albert Caldwell's first hand recollection of surviving the Titanic with his wife and and infant son.

Albert Caldwell was my great-uncle. He was 26 years old when he survived the Titanic on April 15, 1912, along with his wife, Sylvia, and infant son, Alden. I knew Albert well -- he lived to be 91 and told me the story of the Titanic dozens of times. 
I had long heard how he and Sylvia were missionaries in Siam, how they toured Europe on their way home to the United States, and how they wound up on the Titanic. Over many tellings, I heard about Albert's tour of the beautiful ship, the Caldwells' harrowing rescue on Lifeboat 13, their agony at hearing the screams of the people who could not be saved, and the scary night on the Atlantic as they waited to be rescued.

We will broadcast Julie Williams presentation LIVE via Google Hangouts On Air below at these times: 10:05, 11:53, 12:49, and 1:43.

Read more about author Julie Williams and find out how to purchase her books HERE.


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1:43 pm CT-6th Period- Stay tuned. The broadcast should start soon.






2 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds fascinating! Wish I could go!

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  2. You can always watch the recordings if you can't watch live : )

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