*LONDON HERALD: TITANIC SINKS The world was shocked when the Titanic sank. The "unsinkable" ship Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, losing at least lives (some accounts say even more), making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.
Ruth Becker was born on October 28th 1899, In Guntur, India. Her father, Allen Oliver Becker, was an American Lutheran Missionary. Ruth was the oldest of three children. She had a brother, Richard, and a sister, Marion. When she boarded the Titanic in Southampton, Ruth was twelve years old. She had ticket number 230136 for second class, and it cost 39 pounds.