Hardly anyone remembers the Dona Paz or the Wilhelm Gustloff, but almost everyone knows about the Titanic. However, few know that four Georgians--three men and a woman--were aboard the doomed Titanic, and that the three men died in the catastrophe. The oldest of the men was a 67-year old philanthropist who many years earlier had lived in Georgia for almost ten years. The second man was a 46-year old army major who was a confidential advisor to and close personal friend of two presidents. The third man, who had celebrated his 37th birthday in a fashionable London restaurant only six days earlier, was a noted writer who specialized in detective stories. The only Georgian to survive was the 36-year old wife of the detective story writer. Isn't it therefore time to tell the story of Isidor Straus, Archibald Butt, and Jacques and May Futrelle -- the four Georgians on the Titanic?
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "Georgians Died on Titanic" (1994). Popular Media. Paper 21.