Driftings From the Titanic

Telegraphic Sparks of News From This Awful Sea Catastrophe
Which Will Be of Interest to Catholic Readers Generally

New York, April 17.--It is almost certain that there was at least one priest among the fifteen hundred or more persons who lost their lives when the great steamship Titanic sank in the North Atlantic.

Two of the visitors to the White Star Line offices today were Laurence M. Byles, vice president of the W. E. Byles Company, Ltd., of 90 Wall street, and his brother, W. Hunter Byles, of Omaha. They went to inquire as to the safety of another brother, Rev. Thomas Byles, of Ongar, Essex, England.

Father Byles was on his way to America on the Titanic to marry the fourth brother in the family, William E. Byles, who lives at 124 Pacific street, Brooklyn, and is president of the W. E. Byles Company, Ltd. Mr. Byles has been engaged to marry Miss Katherine Russell of 119 Pacific street, Brooklyn. It was for the marriage that the brother from Omaha came on.

Father Byles is a nephew of Sir W. P. Byles, M. P., and a grandson of William Byles, founder of the Yorkshire Observer. He was born in a Protestant family, but became a Catholic while an undergraduate at Oxford. He was ordained in 1903 at Rome. W. E. Byles last night had given up all hope that his brother would be saved.

DENVER CATHOLIC REGISTER - Thursday, April 25, 1912

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