Queenie Jay (1901 - 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

Burial / Funeral

at St Lawrence River,
Quebec Canada

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Westmount, Quebec County, Canada

Family

Father: Frederick Jay
Mother: Emily Foley Jay
Siblings: Frederick William Jay, Stella Dorothy Jay, Emily Annie "Emmie" Jay, and Clifford James Jay

Surnames

Ethnicity

English

Nationality

British

Gender

Female

Obituary

Queenie Jay traveled on the Empress of Ireland with her mother and 4 younger siblings as 3rd class. The family traveled to visit England. Empress of Ireland collided with a Norwegian liner at Saint Lawrence river in the middle of a fog and sank in only 14 minutes. Most 3rd class passengers were trapped below the flooded decks during the collision. Queenie perished in the disaster with her mother and 4 younger siblings. None of their bodies were found.

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