RMS Titanic, which stood for Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, carried thousands of mail sacks bound for North America as well as several mail clerks who were charged with getting this precious cargo to its final destination. One of these dedicated mail clerks on board Titanic for her maiden voyage was Oscar Scott Woody from Roxboro, North Carolina.
Born in 1893, Madeleine Force was a young woman when she first met John Jacob Astor, an immensely wealthy industrialist and builder from New York City. After she was presented as a debutante in 1910, she and Astor became close and in 1911 announced their engagement. When they married on September 9 of that year, she was 18 and he was 47.