When the White Star liner Titanic proved not so unsinkable in 1912, several ships from Halifax were chartered to recover bodies. Victims were interred at three cemeteries in Halifax, but the best known is Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where more than 100 souls were buried. Here you'll find the marker for one "J. Dawson," which fans of the movie "Titanic" wrongly assume is the inspiration for the Leonardo DiCaprio character. Also here is the marker to the "Uknown Child" (since identified) and to heroic Titanic steward Ernest Edward Samuel, who went down with the ship -- unlike the man who paid for his headstone, J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of White Star Lines, who found room on a lifeboat and survived. Rank has its privileges indeed.
Paul Whitefield / Los Angeles Times
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