Thursday, April 05, 2018

SS Hoover 1937: Bettie Watkins

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Former Milton Woman Aboard The SS "Hoover"

Among the four hundred passengers who embarked on the President Hoover for China before she ran aground last Friday morning on a rocky island near Formisa [sic] is Mrs. W. Morris, wife of a director of the British American Tobacco Company and formerly Miss Bettie Watkins of Milton, N.C.

From last reports all of the passengers have been removed from the liner which is threatened with destruction to two small islands where they are safely encamped pending the arrival of rescue ships.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 13 December 1937, Monday, Page 12.

1919 Passport Photo
The Bettie Watkins Morris is Elizabeth Peterson Watkins (c.1877-1957), daughter of Warner Merriwether Watkins and Kate Ashton Walker.

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