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Titanic Mail Clerk - Oscar Scott Woody

Titanic Mail Clerk Oscar Scott Woody

Oscar Scott Woody was one of three American postal clerks processing mail aboard the Titanic.  

From North Carolina, he sailed to Europe on April 2, 1912.  Arriving in Plymouth (England), Woody was ordered to return to the States aboard Titanic when the ship left Southampton on the 10th of April.

Trying to get the mail to Titanic's upper decks - to save as much as possible before the ship foundered - Woody did not save himself.  He died on his 44th birthday, leaving behind his wife, Leila, to whom he'd been married for eighteen months. 

His body was the 167th recovered when the Mackey-Bennett arrived to help at the wreck scene.  Because of its poor condition, however, "Woody's body was buried at sea."

 


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. Postal Museum. 

 

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