The “Unsinkable” Molly Brown

Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is February 4th, 2008, I’m Stephanie, and I am here to talk about the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown.

Also known as Margaret Tobin Brown, Molly was born on July 18th, 1867, and died on October 26th, 1932. She is well known for traveling on Titanic, the ship in which it collided with an iceberg and sank in 1912.

When she turned 18, she moved to Leadville, Colorado, where she met J.J. Brown. They got married after falling in love.

After marriage, J.J. became lucky. His job as an engineer paid off. his company struck gold and copper and he was given 12,500 shares of the stock. They immediately, became rich.

Their first child, Lawrence Palmer Brown, was born on August 30th, 1887. Her second child, Catherine Ellen Brown was born on July 1st, 1889.

Eventually, Molly and J.J. separated in 1909. She then departed on the famous ship, Titanic after following along the Astor party in Egypt and France.

Soon, Molly grew older and she died at 65 on October 26th, 1932 of a brain tumor.

Molly is known mainly for what happened on April 15th, 1912. After the Titanic sank, Molly was safely in the lifeboat, along with many other women and children. She insisted that they go back for survivors, who were hoping they would be saved. The officer in charge refused. He said it was not worth it. Molly was angry at this. She looked at him and said if he does not go back, she will throw him overboard into the icy water. That is when she took control of the boat. She encouraged women to row the lifeboat back to the sinking site.

As you see, people call Molly a heroine. Would you call Molly a heroine? Leave us a comment to express your opinion!

Remember, I’m Stephanie, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!

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  1. She most certainly was a heroine, and she’s earned herself a wonderful place in Heaven for that, where she’s resting in Peace, I’m sure.

    We love you, Molly Brown! 🙂

  2. Ofcourse I cosider Molly Brown a heroine thanks to her the life boat turned back to aid the ones in the icy waters. I woulve done the same thing if i was in the same situation.

  3. I am doing a report on molly brown. So far shes great and most like a heroine. I admire her and i think people need to know more about her.

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