DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS
Elizabeth Watt, also known as Bessie, boarded Titanic with her daughter Bertha in Southampton. Mrs. Watt was on her way to meet her husband in Portland, Oregon. Onboard the Ship she spent the majority of her time with her new friends Marion Wright and Kate Buss.
Mrs. Watt was rescued by Lifeboat 9 on the night of the sinking. After arriving in New York on the Carpathia, she went to stay with her brother until she was able to return to Oregon. Three days after docking in New York, Mrs. Watt attended Marion’s wedding as the only bridesmaid. The two women stayed close after returning to Oregon and visited each other frequently. Mrs. Watt passed away in 1951.