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Kenmore Man Believed Lost in Wreck of the Titanic.

Buffalo Evening News
Tuesday, April 16,1912
"Latest Edition"

Kenmore Man Believed Lost in Wreck of the Titanic. Harry Sutehall, who wrote his relatives he would sail on ill-fated steamer.

It is believed that Harry Sutehall of 65 East La Salle street, Kenmore, was on board the ill-fated Titanic. "Two weeks ago my brother Harry wrote that he was coming home on the Titanic," said Miss Clara Sutehall, a sister of the young man, this morning. "My brother said it was to be the first trip of the great vessel and he was going to take passage on it. All that we can do now is to hope that he either missed the boat or was among the rescued. "Two years ago last New Year's Day, my brother left for the West. He is 25 years old and an automobile and carriage trimmer. He visited different cities between here and the coast, working at his trade as he went. He then went to Australia and so on around the world, reaching Europe a few weeks ago. He stopped off to visit relatives before starting for home. "My brother, William Sutehall, of Hartford, Ct., has left for New York and will try to get information concerning my brother."

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Col. Roebling was Known in Buffalo. Washington A. Roebling is recalled in this city by engineers through dealings with the firm of which he was the active head, the wire rope and cable concern, John A. Roebling & Sons Company, of Trenton, N.J. He also was known throughout the engineering world because he took up the work after the death of his father, John Augustus Roebling, and completed the Brooklyn Bridge, which the parent had begun.

The father was the builder of the Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls, which was put across the river in 1851 and which formed the connection between the New York Central Railroad and the Canadian railway system, the Canadian Western, which later developed into the Grand Trunk Railway. The bridge was completed so that the first locomotive crossed it in 1855. The son, whose loss on the Titanic seems likely, was born in Saxonburg, Pa., May 26, 1837. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy. He served in the Union Army, being breveted lieutenant-colonel in December, 1864, for gallantry before Richmond, and in March, 1865, was breveted colonel for his meritorious service during the war.

After the war ended he joined his father in the construction of the Cincinnati-Covington suspension bridge, and also became assistant engineer in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, the supervision of which his parent conducted from his sick room for two years, the son taking up the work and completing it at the death of his father. Since the completion of the East River structure Washington Roebling had been vice-president of the wire and steel cable corporation.

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Preceded the Titanic through the Polar Belt. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Ramsdell and children of Buffalo were passengers on the Cunarder Carmania which preceded by two days the ill-fated Titanic through the "polar belt of the North Atlantic lane." Mr. Ramsdell was able to take some pictures which give a vivid idea of the ice perils which surrounded the Carmania and wrecked the Titanic.

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Edward A. Kent on Ill Fated Vessel.

So far as known there was only one resident of Buffalo aboard the ill-fated Titanic, Edward A. Kent , an architect, with offices at 1088 Ellicott Square, who made his home at the Buffalo Club. Mr. Kent was returning from a two-months trip abroad and was expected to reach home tomorrow. Mr. Kent is a son of Henry Kent , formerly of the firm of Flint & Kent , 58 years old and unmarried. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, which he represented as a delegate at Berlin three years ago. Many prominent buildings in Buffalo attest his architectural ability, these including the Jewish synagogue on Delaware avenue, the Flint & Kent department store, the store occupied by the Morgan Son & Allen Company, and a number of residences. He also designed the Toronto Board of Trading building.

Mr. Kent had one brother, William Kent, who resides in New York. A cousin is John G. Eppendorf, of 161 Mariner street, who said this morning that Mr. Kent was aboard the Titanic and apparently was among the passengers who were lost.

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Niagara Falls People on Ill-fated Steamer.

The destination of at least eight of the passengers on the Titanic was Niagara Falls. Thomas Goodman of 540 Twenty-fifth street, a foreman in the employ of the Niagara Falls Power Company, received a telegram a few days ago that his brother with his wife and six children would sail on the Titanic to pay him a visit here. Mr. Goodman has had no word as to whether any of the relations are among the saved.

-Submitted by Linda Schmidt -9/2002

 

 

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