SS President Harding Passenger List - 17 September 1930

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 17 September 1930 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 17 September 1930 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain John L. Beebe, USNR. GGA Image ID # 165507f36f


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain John L. Beebe, USNR
  • Chief Officer: S. Freeman
  • Chief Engineer: John B. Morris
  • Purser: R. S. Mecklem
  • Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Ballard
  • Chief Steward: Herman Himme


Cabin Class Passengers

  1. Mrs. Lucile F. Abercrombie
  2. Mrs. Catherine Ahern
  3. Miss Katherine A. Ahern
  4. Mrs. John C. Allan
  5. Mrs. Ella Anderson
  6. Mrs. Flora Andrews
  7. Mrs. A. H. Anthony
  8. Mrs. Ella A. Armstrong
  9. Mrs. Anna P. Atkinson
  10. Miss Helen Averitt
  11. Mr. M. Bagdonas
  12. Mrs. Lillian C. Barker
  13. Mrs. Charles E. Bates
  14. Mrs. Ella Hand Bauster
  15. Mrs. Jennie Haywood Beauclerk
  16. Mrs. John Beck
  17. Mrs. Herick J. Benjamin
  18. Mrs. George W. Berry
  19. Mrs. Margaret Bick
  20. Miss Marjorie Bick
  21. Mrs. Catherine Bigley
  22. Mr. Dimitar Boiko
  23. Mrs. Mary Jane Peters Bole y
  24. Mr. Franz C. Bornschein
  25. Mrs. Bornschein
  26. Mrs. Emma Bourassa
  27. Mrs. Sarah E. Box
  28. Mrs. Mary Brogden
  29. Mrs. Blanche Brown
  30. Mrs. Chloe Minnie Brown
  31. Mrs. Joana Brown
  32. Mrs. Linnie D. Broxom
  33. Mrs. Phoebe P. Brunell
  34. Mrs. Anna Bucklin
  35. Mrs. Grazie Campanelli-Satalino
  36. Mrs. Annie M. Cannon
  37. Mrs. Inez M. S. Carleton
  38. Mrs. Katherine Carmichael
  39. Mrs. Josephine Cavanaugh
  40. Mrs. Glenne E. Charlton
  41. Mrs. E. L. Charlton-Suysgood
  42. Mrs. Angelina Chartier
  43. Mrs. Rose Clarke
  44. Mrs. Alberta Mae Clouse
  45. Mrs. Julia Conklin
  46. Miss Eleanore M. Conley
  47. Mrs. Lilia Bly Cooper
  48. Mrs. Josephine B. Corbin
  49. Miss Annabelle G. Corrigan
  50. Mrs. Lilly Cottingham
  51. Mrs. Florence Crane
  52. Mrs. James Crawford
  53. Mrs. Emma E. Crosby
  54. Mrs. Elizabeth Crouch
  55. Mrs. Clara Crowder
  56. Mrs. R. V. Cushman
  57. Mrs. Mary E. Damon
  58. Mrs. Della May Davis
  59. Mrs. John P. Davis
  60. Mrs. Georgina Dawson
  61. Mrs. Lamaggie Ann Dawson
  62. Mrs. K. R. Dennis
  63. Mrs. Maude M. De Witt
  64. Mrs. Mary Distler
  65. Mrs. Helen M. Dohna
  66. Mrs. Rose J. Dorrell
  67. Mrs. Mary Dougherty
  68. Mrs. Katie M. Downing
  69. Mrs. Barsheba E. Duck
  70. Mrs. May Duel
  71. Mrs. Mary C. Elkins
  72. Mrs. Rebecca Elliott
  73. Mrs. Bertha B. Elmer
  74. Mrs. Eliza Jane Elmer
  75. Mrs. C. Fabregas
  76. Mrs. Myrtle Ferrell
  77. Mrs. Rose A. Fisher
  78. Mrs. Joseph Fixer
  79. Mrs. Anna Fleischer
  80. Mrs. Sarah E. Foster
  81. Mr. Howard V. Foulke
  82. Mrs. Foulke
  83. Mrs. Margaret C. Freer
  84. Mrs. Josie Friddle
  85. Mrs. Sarah Kelly Gantt
  86. Mrs. Katie Gantz
  87. Mrs. Samantha Garrison
  88. Mrs. Fannie L. Gaudette
  89. Mrs. Alice Gauvin
  90. Mrs. Amelia Georger
  91. Mrs. Edith M. Gilbert
  92. Mrs. Amelia C. Gray
  93. Mrs. Emma May Green
  94. Mrs. Jos. E. Greer
  95. Mrs. Emma Gregory
  96. Mrs. Etta Grover
  97. Mrs. Jane William Guthrie
  98. Col. T. E. T. Haley
  99. Mrs. Haley
  100. Mrs. Nancy A. Hall
  101. Mrs. Anna E. Harkins
  102. Mrs. Lou Harris
  103. Mrs. Carrie Addie Haskett
  104. Mrs. T. W. Hatch
  105. Mrs. Mary A. Hattel
  106. Mrs. Henry C. Heeb
  107. Mrs. Ophelia Helton
  108. Mrs. Alice M. Henry
  109. Mrs. F. H. Heskett
  110. Mrs. Grace Hamilton Hicks
  111. Mrs. Le Vanja N. Hildebrand
  112. Mrs. A. L. Hildreth
  113. Mrs. R. Hill
  114. Mrs. Fred Holbrook
  115. Mrs. Ellen Maria Hooper
  116. Mrs. Frank Houghtaling
  117. Mrs. Bessie L. Houts
  118. Mrs. Alice Powers Hughson
  119. Mrs. Carrie H. Humiston
  120. Mrs. Katherine K. Hurlburt
  121. Mrs. Catherine Imler
  122. Mrs. D. E. Jack
  123. Mrs. Ollie Bird Jiloca
  124. Mrs. Jennie Jones
  125. Mrs. Mina Jones
  126. Mrs. Eugene Juisti
  127. Mrs. M. H. Knight Kahn
  128. Mrs. Sarah J. Kelly
  129. Mrs. Grace W. Kingsbury
  130. Mrs. Musetta E. Kline
  131. Mrs. Mary C. Klingebiel
  132. Mrs. Katherine Koch
  133. Mrs. Bertha Kochiss
  134. Mrs. Alice M. Lancaster
  135. Mrs. Clara M. Lane
  136. Mrs. Adolph Lavigne
  137. Mrs. Rosa Leake
  138. Mrs. J. B. LeMay
  139. Mrs. Sarah M. Leonard
  140. Mrs. Maude A. Lincoln
  141. Mrs. Helen E. Lindgren
  142. Mrs. B. J. Lindsay
  143. Mrs. Mary Littjohann
  144. Mrs. Bessie T. Love
  145. Mrs. Mabel Luce
  146. Mrs. Fidie Lutfey
  147. Mrs. John McCabe
  148. Mrs. Belle W. McCarter
  149. Mrs. Juliet D. McClearley
  150. Mrs. Theresa McClusky
  151. Mrs. Louivinia McComas
  152. Mrs. Mildred McCullough
  153. Mrs. Clara L. McFarland
  154. Mrs. Mary A. McGowan
  155. Mrs Sadie Mabel McKenney
  156. Mrs. Nettie S. McKinstry
  157. Mrs. Helena Mahoney
  158. Miss Margaret M. Mahoney
  159. Mrs. Mary E. Major
  160. Mrs. Margaret Maroney
  161. Mrs. Clara V. Matthews
  162. Mrs. Margaret Mendillo
  163. Mrs. Cora Menzie
  164. Mrs. Mary Pope Meredith
  165. Mrs. Matilde Meyer
  166. Mrs. Lillian D. Mills
  167. Mrs. Mary Monaghan
  168. Mrs. Gertrude Montgomery
  169. Mrs. Elfte S. Morgan
  170. Mrs. Ann M. Morloek
  171. Mrs. Martha M. Mothershed
  172. Mrs. Nellie W. Moulton
  173. Mrs. Clara Mullins
  174. Mrs. Daisy Mulvaney
  175. Mrs. Mary Munier
  176. Mr. Emil Munk
  177. Mrs. Munk
  178. Mrs. Hattie Myers
  179. Mrs. Laura Nollner
  180. Mrs. Marcella R. Nowers
  181. Mrs. Percey Nutting
  182. Mrs. Mary E. Oakley
  183. Mrs. Alice Obermann
  184. Mrs. Mary O'Brien
  185. Mrs. Margaret M. Osborne
  186. Mrs. Samuel L. Palmer
  187. Mrs. Hugh Peak
  188. Mrs. Ollie Pearson
  189. Mrs. Mary D. Pelleter
  190. Mrs. Minnie Phelps
  191. Mrs. Frank Phillips
  192. Mrs. Anna Poison
  193. Mrs. Delia M. Poole
  194. Mrs. Lula S. Porritt
  195. Mrs. Anna Potz
  196. Mrs. Daisy B. Proctor
  197. Mrs. G. H. Rahn
  198. Mrs. Wm. Raulinitis
  199. Mrs. Nell D. Reid
  200. Mrs. Josephine Reise
  201. Mrs. Minnie Renshaw
  202. Mrs. Sally Ricketts
  203. Mrs. Jennie Riley
  204. Mrs. Maggie Roberts
  205. Mrs. Lillian M. Robins
  206. Mrs. Emma J. Robinson
  207. Mrs. Mary Louise Rochan
  208. Mrs. Henrietta Roehrig
  209. Mrs. Mary Roetz
  210. Mrs. Georgiana Roleau
  211. Mrs. Regina Rosenski
  212. Capt. Morrell Ross
  213. Mrs. R. S. Ross
  214. Mrs. Mollie Roycroft
  215. Mrs. Catherine B. Ryan
  216. Mrs. Stella R. Sabiston
  217. Mrs. Anna St. Cartier
  218. Mrs. L. A. Sallinger
  219. Miss Emma L. Samuel
  220. Mrs. Mary V. Sanders M
  221. rs. Eva Schmidt
  222. Mrs. Helen E. Schroeder
  223. Mrs. Leora C. Scott
  224. Mrs. Katherine Shakra
  225. Capt. R. E. Shannon
  226. Mrs. Shannon
  227. Mrs. Lizette W. Shaw
  228. Mrs. Michael Sheetz
  229. Mrs. Mary R. Shepherdson
  230. Mrs. M. Shonsey
  231. Mrs. Cora Eliza Shook
  232. Mrs. Laura Showalter
  233. Mrs. Maggie Shumate
  234. Mrs. Lucy Slentz
  235. Mrs. Emma L. Smith
  236. Mrs. Frank Hamilton Snow
  237. Mrs. Emma D. Speakman
  238. Mrs. Grace Buckley Stapp
  239. Mrs. Mary M. F. Steinford
  240. Mrs. Mary Steinhart
  241. Mrs. Abigail E. Stroud
  242. Mrs. Marie Sutter
  243. Mrs. Grace I. Swift
  244. Mrs. Maggie Syphurs
  245. Mrs. Mollie Tacker
  246. Mrs. Elizabeth Tait
  247. Mrs. Hulda Thomas
  248. Mrs. William H. Thomas
  249. Miss Laura A. Thompson
  250. Mrs. Keturah Thurman
  251. Mrs. Harriet A. Trowbridge
  252. Mrs. Thos. K. Turnbull
  253. Mrs. L. F. Turner
  254. Miss Nellie Turner
  255. Mrs. Eliz. F. Veno
  256. Mrs. Mary Vodraska
  257. Mrs. Sarah A. Wagner
  258. Mrs. Mary A. Walpole
  259. Mrs. Alice E. T. Webster
  260. Mrs. Nora G. Weld
  261. Dr. Wenner
  262. Mrs. F. Wenner
  263. Mrs. Mary Williams
  264. Mrs. Edith Wilmore
  265. Mrs. David Wilson
  266. Mrs. Sophia Wilson
  267. Mrs. Delia A. Mercier Woodward
  268. Mrs. Leida R Wright



  • Col. T. E. T. Haley should read Capt. T. E. T. Haley
  • Mrs. Linnie D. Broxom should read Mrs. Linnie D. Broxon
  • Mrs. Alice Powers Hughson should read Mrs. Alice Powers Houghson
  • Mrs. Ollie Bird Jiloca should read Mrs. Ollie Bird Jildca
  • Mrs. Lula S. Porritt should read Mrs. Lula S. Perritt



  1. Miss Borrdon
  2. Mrs. Elizabeth Coonahan
  3. Mr. Terence Desmond
  4. Miss Honora English
  5. Mrs. Ada B. Fay
  6. Mr. R. S. Fendrick
  7. Miss Dorothy Keller
  8. Mrs. Katherine P. Livingston
  9. Mr. Edgar E. Mason
  10. Mr. Waldemar Meyburg
  11. Mr. T. R. Orrell
  12. Mr. Joannis Rentzos
  13. Mr. Albert Struve
  14. Mr. Spiros Tsingos



  1. Mrs. H. M. Knight Kahn
  2. Mrs. Grace W. Kingsbury
  3. Mrs. Effie S. Morgan
  4. Mrs. Anna Potz
  5. Mrs. Nell D. Reid
  6. Miss Laura A. Thompson



  • Cabin Passengers: 278
  • Third Class Passengers: 125
  • Commander, Officers and Crew: 233
  • Total Souls on Board: 636


Information for Passengers

(Subject to Change)

High Seas Mail.—United States Postage Rates and Stamps are used when mailing letters, and such letters should be posted in the ship's letter box in the ordinary way.

The mail bag is closed a few hours previous to arrival.

Rates on letters to all countries except United States, Canada, British Colonies, Great Britain and Ireland, five cents for the first ounce, and three cents for each additional ounce or fraction.

Ship to Ship.—Radiograms are also accepted for passengers on other ships, for which the charge is 16 cents per word.

Seats at Tables.—Applications may be made to the Second Steward in advance, or on day of sailing on board the Steamer.

Smoking.—Passengers are requested not to smoke in the Main Dining Saloon or Social Hall.

Orchestra.—This vessel carries an orchestra which will play daily at the under-mentioned times and places :

  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Social Hall.
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Dining Room.
  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dining Room.
  • 9 p.m. to Midnight, Social Hall.

Dancing.—Dancing in the Ball Room commences every evening at 9 o'clock.

Deck Games and Amusements.— Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck. Baseball, Golf, Volley Ball, Deck Tennis, Shuffleboard, Quoits, and all the familiar ocean games are also available. Deck Stewards will furnish them.

Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Social Hall or Library Stewards.

Books.—Books are obtainable from the Library upon application to the Steward in charge.

Divine Services.—On Sundays at hours to be announced on shipboard.

Barber, Hairdresser, and Manicurist.—The Barber's hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A Clothes Cleaning and Pressing Room is in charge of an expert attendant. A printed tariff of charges may be obtained at the Purser's Office.

Boots and Shoes will be cleaned if left outside stateroom door.

Notice. -Passengers are warned that professional gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic steamers.

Life-Belts.—Passengers are earnestly requested to familiarize themselves with the use of life-belts and the location of lifeboats for the customary drill held on each voyage of this vessel. Full instructions are given on a printed card posted in your Stateroom.

Photographic Dark Room. A dark room fitted with all the necessary equipment has been installed for the use of passengers who wish to have photographs developed during the voyage.

Travelers' Checks.—The United States Lines has placed on board its vessels American Express checks which may be secured from the Purser on application.

Medical Attention. -The Surgeon will be in his office for the treatment of passengers requiring his attention from 9.30 to 10.30, from 4 to 5 p.m., and 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. His services are available at any hour in cases of urgency. In cases of illness originating on board or after the departure of the steamer no charge will be made for these services, and such medicines as are prescribed by the ship's Surgeon will be furnished without extra expense to the passenger.

In cases of illness not originating on board, the Surgeon is permitted to make a nominal charge, subject to the approval of the commanding officer.

Berthing of Passengers.—No changes can be made except officially by the Purser.

Deck Chairs and Rugs may be hired for the voyage on application to the Deck Steward, rental $1.50 each.

Reservations.—Passengers de dring to secure reservations for return to United States can do so by consulting the Purser.

Exchange of Money. The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of money at rates which will be furnished on application. A receipt will be issued covering each exchange transaction.

Baggage. —All inquiries regarding Baggage on board ship should be made at the Baggage Master's Office.

On disembarking, passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs Baggage Room, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage may be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers.

The United States Lines accepts no responsibility or liability for baggage or parcels left on board—except by arrangement with Baggage Master.

It is recommended that passengers insure their baggage, as the Lines' liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket. Baggage insurance can be arranged at any of the Lines' offices.

" Passengers desiring to reforward to storage or to deliver to another party, pieces of baggage, and packages of various kinds, are requested to deliver same to the Ship's Baggage Master, who is the only one designated on the ship competent to receive them and forward them, so as to avoid complication with the Customs regulations of the various countries.

The Company accepts no responsibility for any articles handed over by passengers to any member of the Ship's Personnel, other than above."

Baggage Room. -All baggage not placed in cabins is stowed in the Baggage Room, where access can be had to it during the voyage if required.

Valuables.—The United States Lines are not responsible for theft of valuables or money kept in Staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company's form.

Payments. -Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser, on the Company's form, for any additional passage money, excess baggage or freight charges, etc., paid on board.

Dogs are carried at the Owner's risk. The Company's charge is $20.00 each, regardless of size. Arrangements for carrying dogs should be made by communicating with the UNITED STATES LINES, or if this has not been done, the Purser should be notified.

Passengers are notified that cats and dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain without considerable delay unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to this Department in London before the dog is taken on board.

Freight. All of the steamers operated by the United States Lines and American Merchant Lines are combination freight and passenger ships. They are modern in every respect and some are equipped lor carriage of considerable cargo under refrigeration.

For rates and space apply to United States Lines, Freight Traffic Department, 45 Broadway, New York.

Suggestions and Complaints.—Suggestions, complaints or criticisms of service or of personnel should be addressed to the President, United States Lines Operations, Inc., 45 Broadway, New York City.

Reduced Cabin, Round Trip Rates are effective for steamship travel during the following periods :

  • Eastbound : August 16 to May 15.
  • Westbound : October 16 to July 15.

There will be a reduction of 12 per cent, front the combined one-way fares, that is, the regular Eastbound (outward) rate combined with the regular Westbound (prepaid) rate.
Should passengers sail one way during the above periods and one way in the " high " season, the reduction will apply for the " off " season sailing.

Both eastbound and westbound tickets must be taken out at the same time.

This arrangement gives passengers an opportunity to combine European tours. It also meets the desires of passengers who, while wishing to benefit by the special round trip rates, wish to travel one way via the St. Lawrence route and one way via New York.

Latitude and Longitude. -Latitude means "distance north or south of the equator," and longitude means distance from the Meridian at Greenwich—near London. Both are recorded in degrees, minutes and seconds. At the Equator, a minute of longitude is equal to a nautical mile, but as the meridians converge after leaving the equator, meeting at the Poles, the size of a degree becomes less. Sailing eastward a ship moves against the revolution of the earth, thus her course makes her gain time; while if she were sailing to the westward, with the movement of the earth, she would lengthen her time.

Changing the Clock.—Between New York and London there is a difference in time of five hours, and as the sun rises in the East, as we say, when the ship is going eastward she meets sunlight earlier each day and thus gains time. Exactly how much is computed each day at noon, and the ship's clocks are immediately set at the correct time for that longitude. On a vessel which makes the crossing in five days the clocks will be set ahead each day approximately an hour ; on slower ships, of course, less. Going westward the clock is set back daily in similar fashion.

The Barometer.—Next to the mariner's compass and chart the barometer is the most important aid to navigation ever invented. Many persons know that a barometer is an instrument for recording changes in the weather, and the student of physics is taught that this is done by measuring the weight or pressure of the atmosphere. A rising barometer denotes the approach of good weather, a falling barometer, the reverse. A sudden fall warns the mariner to be on the look-out for a severe storm. The barometer was invented during the seventeenth century by Torricelli. The ship's barometer, which is kept in the chart room, is very different from the original device. It traces a barometer chart, recording the atmospheric pressure throughout the voyage.

Ocean Lanes and Distances.—Transatlantic steamships follow certain lanes or tracks, unless prevented from so doing by stress of weather, or work of rescue or relief or other unforeseen circumstances. From August 24 to January 14 a vessel going eastward follows the short track, and from January 15 to August 23 the long. Going west the short track is followed from August 15 to January 14, and the long from January 15 to August 14. Following these lanes makes for safety and enables vessels better to meet the exigencies of weather conditions.

Measuring by Sound.—It is possible to determine by sound how far distant a passing ship is if she blows her whistle or in case of a warship if she fires a gun. If the steam from a vessel's whistle is seen and ten seconds elapse before the sound is heard, she is just 2 1/10 miles off. If one second elapses, she is distant slightly more than 1/5  of a mile ; if five seconds, a little more than 1 mile ; if twenty seconds, 4 1/5 miles.

Port and Starboard. —Formerly the two sides of a ship were called " Starboard " and "Larboard," the two prefixes being derived from old Anglo-Saxon words meaning, respectively, " loading " and " rudder," and the word " board " meaning side. The term "Larboard" has given place to the word " Port." To "port the helm" carries a vessel to starboard, and to " starboard the helm " carries her to port. The French equivalent for port is " Babord," and starboard is " Tribord."

The Tides.—The surface of the ocean rises and falls twice in a lunar day of about 24 hours and 52 minutes. The tides do not always rise to the same height, but every fortnight after the new and full moon they become much higher than they were in the alternate weeks. These high tides are called Spring Tides, and the low ones Neap Tides. The close relation which the times of high water bear to the times of the moon's meridian passage shows that the moon's influence in raising the tides is two and one-half times greater than that of the sun.

The Gulf Stream.—By far the most important as well as best known of the great ocean currents derives its name from the Gulf of Mexico, out of which it flows between Cuba and the Bahamas on the one side and the Florida Keys on the other. In its narrowest portion the Gulf Stream is about fifty miles wide, and there it has a velocity at times of as much as five miles an hour. Flowing in a north-easterly direction along the American coast, its current gradually widens and its velocity diminishes.

Reaching the banks of Newfoundland it turns and sweeps across the Atlantic. Then, dividing into two portions, it sends one arm down toward the Azores and the coast of Morocco, while the other passes near the shores of the British Isles and on to Norway.

As it emerges from the Gulf of Mexico it has a temperature of 84 degrees in summer, higher than that of the ocean at the equator. Even by the time it has reached mid-Atlantic it has fallen no more than 14 degrees. Its effect upon the climate of Great Britain and the north-west coast of Europe, 4,000 miles away from the Gulf, is to raise the winter temperature about 30 degrees above what would be the normal temperature of those latitudes.


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