Mrs. Elizabeth Horton

Elizabeth Horton image:  Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday, 8 May 1915, page 2. Elizabeth Horton, 51, was from Sheffield, England.  She came over to the United States in June 1914 to be with her daughter, Mrs. Allen Bartlett of 99 Holyoke Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio, United States who had just become a mother.  Elizabeth's husband and two other daughters remained in England, awaiting her return. When the war broke out, Mrs. Bartlett tried to dissuade her mother from sailing as long as the conflict lasted; however, after looking over several passenger lists of arrivals on the other side, Mrs. Horton said to her daughter, "There.  If I had taken that ship I would have been safe at home." Mrs. Bartlett then relented and Elizabeth booked passage on the Lusitania at Collver and Miller, Taylor arcade.  Elizabeth would be taking with her pictures of her new baby granddaughter.  Unfortunately, Elizabeth's luck did not hold out and was lost. When news reached Mrs. Bartlett that the Lusitania had been torpedoed, Mrs. Bartlett "was almost prostrated by fear" and that "[t]he news that her fears had come true last night brought her grief to the breaking point." Mrs. Elizabeth Horton was body #77.  She was identified on Sunday, 9 May 1915 and buried in Common Grave C in Queenstown, Ireland. References: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday, 8 May 1915, page 2. Cleveland Plain Dealer, Monday, 10 May 1915, pages 1 and 4.

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