Emily Annie "Emmie" Jay (1907 - 1914)

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Biography

Birth


London, United Kingdom County, England United Kingdom

Death

at St Lawrence River,
Quebec Canada
Cause of death: Drowning in lower decks

Cause of death

Drowning in lower decks

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Westmount, Quebec County, Canada

Family

Father: Frederick Jay
Mother: Emily Foley Jay
Siblings: Queenie Jay, Frederick William Jay, Stella Dorothy Jay, and Clifford James Jay

Nickname

"Emmie"

Surnames

Ethnicity

English

Nationality

British

Gender

Female

Obituary

Emmie Jay traveled with her mother and siblings on the Empress of Ireland as 3rd class. The family was traveling to England to visit a relative. Empress of Ireland collided with a Norwegian liner at 2:00 AM in the middle of a fog. The collision caused the ship to sink in only 14 minutes. 3rd class passengers who felt the collision were trapped below the flooded decks. Emily perished with her mother and siblings. None of their bodies were found.

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