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Mrs. James Anderson Beattie (Margaret White Dall)

Margaret Beattie, 55, was the wife of Reverend James Anderson Beattie, a missionary of the Reformed Church. They were dual nationals of Great Britain and the United States. The couple was returning to the Arcot Mission in India, after Reverend Beattie had just spent a year’s leave in the United States. James was lost in the disaster, Margaret was saved. Margaret assisted Reverend Beattie in his work. James had been a pastor of a church in Amsterdam, New York, but he resigned to take up missionary work.  He had been an Indian missionary for twenty years. When the Lustania was sunk, Margaret was in the water some 4 ½ hours before she was rescued.  James was lost.  She also lost lost personal property valued at $1,010. James Beattie’s body was recovered and buried in Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland. Margaret brought suit against Germany for the loss of her husband and belongings and was awarded for both claims.

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Margaret Beattie at the Mixed Claims Commission
Contributors Michael Poirier Judith Tavares References: Mixed Claims Commission, Docket No. 261, p. 449.

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