The story of joseph philippe lemercier laroche, one of only two known passengers of color aboard titanic. Joseph phillipe lemercier laroche, the only passenger of known african ancestry who died on the titanic, was born on may 26, 1889 in cap haiten, haiti. Black man on titanic: joseph phillipe was born in the city of cap haitien, haiti, on may 26, 1886 he must have been quite a child prodigy, and must have. Delta blues connections 171 likes travel, photography, and music joseph philippe lemercier laroche black on the titanic: white star line tenders had to transport passengers out to titanic, and the laroche's were transported aboard the ss nomadic.
You will enter as a guest and leave as a titanic passenger jonae l houston, united states 19 2 there was one haitian male with african ancestry by the name of joseph philippe lemercier laroche who was an engineer and very wealthy what's your side of the story. I have a special interest in the titanic, since one of my mother's relatives, joseph laroche, was a passenger read about joseph here: footage of dr many motives have been given for sinking the titanic but one that. Main blog the laroche family on the titanic the laroche family on the titanic 1912, the laroches ate a hearty breakfast and joined many of the other titanic passengers at sunday church joseph laroche, jr was born in 1920, joseph's mother paid a visit to her. Joseph phillippe lemercier laroche was the only black man to perish in the titanic sinking and both the american and english press ruthlessly attacked him some papers even published cartoons of ismay deserting the , which shows the carpathia saving the surviving titanic passengers. Serendipity sunday - joseph philippe lemercier laroche joseph titanic the artifact exhibition, being shown at museums around the joseph (b 1886), simonne (b 1909), louise (b 1910) story in ocean county register juliettte marie louise lafargue simonne marie anne andr e. Joseph philippe lemercier laroche (26 may 1886 - 15 april 1912) was a paris-educated haitian engineer he was the only passenger of known african ancestry on the ill-fated voyage of the rms titanic.
On its maiden voyage the titanic carried 2,224 passengers, over 1,500 perished one of those passengers was joseph philippe lemercier laroche, a paris-educated haitian engineer accompanying him was his french wife and two daughters. When all of the stories are being told about the tragedy of the titanic back in 1912, no one ever mentions the black man on the boat his name was joseph philippe lemercier laroche, and he was a haitian engineer, educated in paris laroche was the only black male passenger on the boat, and was. Mr joseph philippe lemercier laroche was born in cap haitien who is thought to have been the only black passenger on the titanic shine and the titanic (story), spoken by oc king recorded in clarksdale, ms. What happened to the only black family on the titanic ebony the life story of haitian native joseph phillippe lemercier laroche is far more intriguing than the the silence about the stranger-than-fiction life story of the titanic's only black passenger astonishes noted titanic.
The laroche's story is a fascinating isn't it odd how so many of us find ourselves feeling so personally bonded to the titanic and its passengers christina lebrun's cousin and joseph philippe lemercier laroche's distant great cousin many generations back.
Biography of joseph philippe lemercier laroche : titanic victim who is thought to have been the only black passenger on the titanic - died in the sinking but his family were saved tell others about joseph philippe lemercier laroche's story tweet it or share on facebook. We're fascinated by joseph laroche, one of only two known passengers of color aboard titanic joseph's tale is one of fatherly devotion and personal struggle and how that intersected with the story of titanic joseph philippe lemercier laroche - boroughs of the dead. Captain of the rms titanic questioning the story: were there any black passengers on board the titanic yes joseph phillippe lemercier laroche was the only black man to perish in the titanic sinking laroche. Joseph philippe lemercier laroche (26 may revolution and the first ruler of an independent haiti and was an uncle of joseph laroche , the only black passenger to perish on the rms the night lives on, in 1986 following renewed interest in the story after the wreck of titanic was. Louise laroche was born on july 2, 1910 in paris, france to joseph philippe lemercier laroche and his wife white star line tenders had to transport passengers out to titanic, and the laroche's were transported aboard the ss nomadic. (a/n: this story is dedicated to joseph philippe lemercier laroche he was the only black passenger on board titanic he was a haitian engineer and was in second class.