This week marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. One of the lesser known, untold stories of this fateful voyage is that of the canine passengers. It is reported that there were one dozen pet dogs aboard the ship, of which, astonishingly enough, 3 actually survived.
In this photo are 3 that did not survive, including the Great Dane, who’s owner, Anne Elizabeth Isham, was a Chicagoan: http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cook/titanic.html.
One of only 4 first-class female passengers to not survive, it is told that Isham removed herself from her lifeboat when she was told that her dog could not come aboard. Her body was later seen floating in the Atlantic, clutching to the the remains of the dog…
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