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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:10 PM
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Titanic's unknown child is finally ID'd
Five days after the passenger ship the Titanic sank, the crew of the rescue ship Mackay-Bennett pulled the body of a fair-haired, roughly 2-year-old boy out of the Atlantic Ocean on April 21, 1912. Along with many other victims, his body went to a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the crew of the Mackay-Bennett had a headstone dedicated to the "unknown child" placed over his grave.

When it sank, the Titanic took the lives of 1,497 of the 2,209 people aboard with it. Some bodies were recovered, but names remained elusive, while others are still missing. But researchers believe that they have finally resolved the identity of the unknown child concluding that he was 19-month-old Sidney Leslie Goodwin from England.

Though the unknown child was incorrectly identified twice before, researchers believe they have now conclusively determined the child was Goodwin. After his recovery, he was initially believed to be a 2-year-old Swedish boy, Gsta Leonard Plsson, who was seen being washed overboard as the ship sank. This boy's mother, Alma Plsson, was recovered with the tickets for all four of her children in her pocket, and buried in a grave behind the unknown child.

The effort to verify the child's identity using genetics began a little over a decade ago, when Ryan Parr, an adjunct professor at Lakehead University in Ontario who has worked with DNA extracted from ancient human remains, watched some videos about the Titanic.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42755013/ns/technology_and_...
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:13 PM
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1. RIP Little Sidney.
Cool that he was interred close to his Mama.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:17 PM
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2. THANKS so much for posting this
I have a big interest in the Titanic and love all these tidbits of info. :thumbsup: :hi:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:44 PM
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3. They have actual deck chairs from the Titanic in Halifax museum(s). Halifax and Nova Scotia
are wonderful places to visit in the summer/fall.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:49 PM
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4. 4/15 Was An Inside Job!

The Official Story says that ICE was able to rip open the STEEL hull of the Titanic.

I challenge ANYONE to try to cut a piece of STEEL with a piece of ICE. It CAN'T be done!!!!

We need a real independent investigation and not some "inquest" dominated by people with ties to Lloyd's and the steamship industry.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:53 PM
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5. Oh for fuck sakes are you for real?
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:55 PM
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6. This quote from the article..
A soft, drizzling rain began to fall as the first name was read, and stopped when the list was finished, she recalled.


Sounds like something from a novel, but if it happened that way, life imitates art..for sure.
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