All hope has now been given up for the two Trentonians, and it is almost certain that they went down with the great liner … Please reset your password. Charles’ son Washington perished on the Titanic in 1912, and two other children died in infancy. Washington Roebling and Stephen Blackwell planned to sail from Southampton in England to New York on April 10th, 1912. References Roebling remarried in 1908 to Cornelia Witsell Farrow of Charleston, South Carolina Thanks for your help! During that time he coped with the tragic death of his father, John Roebling, who had designed the bridge and also overcame serious health problems caused by his own work at the construction site. Titanic Pigeon Forge Ticket Information: Toll Free: 800-381-7670 417-334-9500 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. When their son graduated, the Roeblings returned to Trenton, moving to 191 West State Street in 1892. - Charles Melville Hays, general manager of the Grand Trunk Railway. Try again. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Following the Brooklyn project, Roebling and his wife lived in Troy, New York, from 1884 to 1888, as their only child, John A. Roebling II, also attended the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Mr Stephen Weart Blackwell was an American, 45 year old, first class passenger travelling aboard Titanic with his friend, Washington Augustus Roebling II, on their way home to Trenton, New Jersey after completing a tour of Europe. ). Helga Elisabeth Lindqvist Hirvonen : Titanic Survivor, The Besses o' th' Barn Band play 'Nearer My God to Thee', Letter from the Prince of Wales to W.T. Oops, something didn't work. Titanic, 100 Years Later: A Profile of the Connecticut-Bound Passengers - Windsor Locks-East Windsor, CT - Thirty-three of the passengers on the Titanic were headed to Connecticut. Try again later. This account has been disabled. The Times continues to report efforts to determine the fate of the three Trentonians reported aboard Titanic: Washington Roebling, Stephen Blackwell, and Frank Stanley. Roebling's chauffeur, Frank Stanley accompanied the two men, bringing with them Roebling's Fiat car. While in school, he was noted for his football playing ability. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. His great-grandson, Donald Roebling was a noted philanthropist and inventor who Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. On April 10, 1912, Washington A. Roebling II boarded the Titanic with his friend, Stephen Weart Blackwell. Washington A. Roebling served as the chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge during 14 years of construction. Try again later. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. It was his nephew who perished on the Titanic. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Washington's mother, the former Miss Ormsby of Pittsburgh died during his childhood. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Titanic struck an iceberg. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. Roebling … Stephen Weart Blackwell - Titanic First Class Passenger. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. There is a curious but interesting sidebar, too. Mr Washington Augustus Roebling, II, 31, was born 25 March 1881, the only son of Charles G. Roebling, of 335 West State Street, Trenton, president of John A. Roebling Sons Company. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. The Titanic saga often mentions such notable passengers as millionaire financier John Jacob Astor, Macy's owner Isidor Straus and his wife, who died together linked arm-in-arm, and Brooklyn Bridge builder Washington Roebling. Try again later. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Charles Roebling himself died in 1918 and the age of 69, never having recovered from his son's death. Verify and try again. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. After immigrating to America,Roebling married Johanna Herting. TRENTON, N. J., April 15---Washlngton A. Roebling, second, a son of Charles G. Roebling, President of the John A. Roebling Sons Co., was a passenger on the Titanic, together with Stephen Blackwell, another Trenton young man. His eldest son Washington Augustus Roebling became a civil engineer and is known for completing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father passed away. On the night of April 14, 1912, R.M.S. Roebling carried ticket no. He was also sent to stay with Professor Lemuel Stephens of the Western University of Pennsylvania (now known as the University of Pittsburgh) where Roebling also attended some classes. Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC (Daily Home News, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #2282, published 30 January 2004, generated 30th November 2020 09:44:19 PM); URL :, Copyright © 1996-2020 Encyclopedia Titanica. Washington Augustus Roebling II Our Steamship Sunday post this past Sunday covered the sinking of Titanic on 15 April 1912. Perished and lost at sea on the steamship Titanic April 15, 1912. He was named after his uncle Colonel Washington A. Roebling, one of the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Mr. Roebling is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard McCall Cadwalader and Mrs. Carrol Sergeant Tyson, both of Philadelphia. For help using the website visit our help page or contact GREAT NEWS! This was later determined to refer to Dr Washington Dodge who escaped with his wife and son. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Mr.Roebling is one of the managers of the Mercer Automobile Works of this city. He was a young, gallant bachelor. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. GREAT NEWS! The Kuser family tried to hold on, but Mercer was in receivership by 1926. Following the sudden death of his nephew, Karl Gustavus Roebling, in 1921, Roebling again became president of John A. Roebling's Sons Company at age 84. One of those who went down with the ship was American race car driver Washington Augustus Roebling II. Resend Activation Email. a block of Washington’s and Ferdinand’s houses. Select a place on the map to place the pin. An avid racer, and a pillar of Trenton society. Adapted from Encyclopedia Titanica: Roebling was… For more on the Titanic sinking see: Joanne Caravello It was on the voyage to Europe, they also become acquainted with a member of the Wick party, Miss Caroline Bonnell. Died in the sinking of the Titanic. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Mr Washington Augustus Roebling, II, 31, was born 25 March 1881, the only son of Charles G. Roebling, of 335 West State Street, Trenton, president of John A. Roebling Sons Company. The family boarded the Titanic at Southampton as First Class passengers … Sorry! His wife Emily died in 1903 from stomach cancer. Stead, Rare photograph of 'Captain Smith' to be auctioned, RMS Titanic facts, history and passenger and crew biography. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. After working for a time at his father's business (the Roebling Wire Co.), he began work at the Walter Automobile plant which was later taken over by the Mercer Automobile Company, Mercerville. His early schooling consisted of tutoring by Riedel and under Henne in Pittsburgh. His grandson Washington A. Roebling II was one of the passengers on Titanicwho met his end when the ship sank. If you have questions, please contact You can still file a request but no one will be notified. In Memory of Washington A. Roebling II. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. He eventually attended the Trenton Academy and acquired further education at the Rensselaer Polytech… Of course, the ship they had decided to sail on was the Titanic. Also, please note that this Washington Roebling, II, died in 1912, whereas the Roebling for this entry died in 1926. A system error has occurred. The last reported sighting of Washington Augustus Roebling was from a female passenger who stated that Mr. Roebling and Mr. Blackwell had helped her onto a lifeboat. His grandson Washington A. Roebling II perished on the RMS Titanic. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. His grandson by one of his two surviving daughters, Charles Roebling … Add to your scrapbook. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. - Washington Roebling, whose uncle was a builder of the Brooklyn Bridge. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. The Titanic. Though 102 years have passed, the RMS Titanic and the stories surrounding her foundering in the icy waters of the North Atlantic continues to captivate our imaginations. GREAT NEWS! The article presumes that both Blackwell and Stanley were lost, but of Roebling there was a question. His great-great-grandson Paul Roebling was a well-regarded actor. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Washington Augustus Roebling II I found on Son of Charles G. Roebling. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Roebling … Failed to remove flower. He was named after his uncle Colonel Washington A. Roebling, one of the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Originally written and published in 1912, Logan Marshall’s book was the very first attempt to solve the mystery of the accident and relieve the heartache it stirred internationally. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. After Charles's son, Washington Augustus Roebling 3d, died in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, Charles built the west wall of Trinity Cathedral on West State Street as a memorial to him. The couple had nine children. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. - William Thomas Stead, journalist and … The body of Washington Roebling was never found. × However, a week before the completion of their trip, Stanley fell ill and returned to the U. S. on another ship, bringing the Fiat back with him.Roebling and Blackwell boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers. Family members linked to this person will appear here. PC 17590 (£50 9s 11d) and occupied cabin A-24.In addition to his father, Roebling also left behind two sisters, Miss Helen Roebling, at the time engaged to noted Philadelphia artist, Caroll Sergeant Tyson, Jr.; and Mrs Richard McCall Cadwalder (nee Emily Roebling) of Philadelphia.Charles G. Roebling, a prominent member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Trenton, later had the west wall of the cathedral rebuilt as a memorial to his son. Please try again later. Drag images here or select from your computer for Washington Augustus Roebling II memorial. One of his sons Charles Roebling founded the community town of Roebling in New Jersey. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Year should not be greater than current year. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Washington's mother, the former Miss Ormsby of Pittsburgh died during his childhood. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. Washington Roebling served as an engineer during the Civil War, Millen said. GREAT NEWS! Washington Roebling II was lost in the Titanic disaster of 1912. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. They toured Italy and France, and it was in France that they met up with the George Dennick Wick family. We noted at some 1,500 passengers and crew perished with the ship. I read somewhere that Washington Augustus Roebling who was the son of John, died in 1926. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. We’ve updated the security on the site. Washington A. Roebling II, son of Charles G. Roebling, president of John A. Roebling Sons Company, and Stephen W. Blackwell, son of Jonathan H. Blackwell, a wholesale dealer … Failed to report flower. New York Times. Ferdinand Roebling died in Trenton, aged 75, in 1917. Can you confirm this? Failed to delete memorial. Roebling and Blackwell both perished, however, there was some confusion over Roebling's fate when an early list of survivors listed a Mr Washington. Roebling's 3rd son Charles Roebling designed and invented the 80 ton wire rope machine and founded the town of Roebling, New Jersey where the John A. Roebling and Sons company steel mill was built.