SS President Roosevelt Passenger List - 31 August 1938

Front Cover, Passenger List, 1938-08-31 SS President Roosevelt, United States Lines

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Roosevelt of the United States Lines, Departing 31 August 1938 from Hamburg to New York via Le Havre, Southampton, and Cobh, Commanded by Captain William Dougherty. GGA Image ID # 166ca4d261


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Captain: William Dougherty, LT., U.S.N.R
  • Executive Officer: William H. Baylis
  • Chief Engineer: James Livingston
  • Chief Purser: Raymond S. Mecklem, LT. U.S.N.R
  • Assistant Purser: Franklin E. Peroutka, LT., U.S.N.R
  • Surgeon: John G. Matt
  • Chief Steward: Richard von Borke
  • Second Steward: William F. Taylor


List of Passengers

  1. Miss Georgina C. Adams
  2. Miss Jennie Adams
  3. Miss Hildegarde Allen
  4. Miss Mildred Allen
  5. Miss Bessie Ashwood
  6. Miss Carla Bachmann
  7. Mrs. Bertha Bass
  8. Mrs. Irene Bieler
  9. Miss Margaret L. Blount
  10. Mr. Max Bojko
  11. Mr. H. E. Bossart
  12. Mrs. Bossart
  13. Master William H. Bossart
  14. Mrs. Lester Campbell
  15. Mrs. Catherine H. Chrispin
  16. Miss Helen Combs
  17. Miss Margaret Conlon
  18. Mrs. Katherine M. Cook
  19. Dr. W. E. Cotton
  20. Miss C. M. Cotton
  21. Mr. William G. Crane
  22. Mrs. Crane
  23. Mr. Robert H. Cross
  24. Mr. Francis Currie
  25. Miss Irene Dalton
  26. Miss Florence Dalton
  27. Mrs. M. Daly
  28. Mr. George DeHaas
  29. Mr. D. King Donaldson
  30. Rev. Cornelias M. Duffy
  31. Miss Mabel Dysinger
  32. Mr. W. K. Earl
  33. Mrs. Earl
  34. Miss Margaret N. Earl
  35. Mr. Herbert Ehrenstein
  36. Mrs. Ehrenstein
  37. Master Walter Ehrenstein
  38. Mr. Richard Emory
  39. Miss Ruth Escales
  40. Mr. George B. Fernald Consul
  41. Dr. Pavel Fiala
  42. Miss Alice Fitzgerald
  43. Miss Eva Fitzgerald
  44. Miss Estelle W. Flowers
  45. Mrs. Katherine Fraenkel
  46. Mr. Donald Fraenkel
  47. Dr. Felix Frank
  48. Mr. T. W. Fry
  49. Mrs. Fry
  50. Miss Vera Gans
  51. Miss Laura Gilliland
  52. Miss G. Goodwin
  53. Miss Doris Goodwin
  54. Mr. Jack C. Gosiger
  55. Dr. Herbert Graf
  56. Mrs. Graf
  57. Master Werner L. Graf
  58. Dr. S. B. Grubbs
  59. Mr. Heber G. Hadfield
  60. Mrs. R. W. Hancock
  61. Prof. George R. Harrison
  62. Rev. Michael Hartigan
  63. Miss Lula Harvin
  64. Miss Barbara Hatch
  65. Miss Mildred M. Headings
  66. Mr. James H. Herbert
  67. Mrs. Herbert
  68. Miss Mary T. Heward
  69. Mrs. F. H. Hill
  70. Miss Dorothy Hirschfield
  71. Mr. R. B. Hitchcock
  72. Mrs. Hitchcock
  73. Mr. Benner Hitchcock
  74. Mr. Rex W. Hitchcock
  75. Miss Joanne Hitchcock
  76. Mr. John Hoke
  77. Mr. Joseph Hudert
  78. Dr. Hugo Humbursky
  79. Mrs. Francis Hutter
  80. Dr. E. H. Hyems
  81. Mrs. Hyems
  82. Mr. J. M. Jacobs
  83. Mrs. Jacobs
  84. Mr. Hugo B. Janeba
  85. Dr. Chas. C. Jones
  86. Mrs. Jones
  87. Miss Virginia M. Jones
  88. Mrs. Isaac L. Kandel
  89. Miss Helen R. Kandel
  90. Mr. Allen D. Kandel
  91. Mr. Frank A. Kearney
  92. Miss Margaret Kreischer
  93. Mr. Benjamin Lang
  94. Mr. Henrik Lang
  95. Dr. Walter C. Langer
  96. Miss Mary Lattimer
  97. Mr. Ralph R. Lee
  98. Mr. Lawrence T. Lee
  99. Mrs. Johanna Lieblich
  100. Mr. Warren S. Lockwood
  101. Mrs. Lockwood
  102. Miss Mary Ann Lockwood
  103. Dr. H. Loewenstein
  104. Rev. Arthur Lucas
  105. Miss Martha J. Lucas
  106. Dr. David R. Lyman
  107. Mrs. Lyman
  108. Miss Jane Lyman
  109. Miss Nina Lyman
  110. Mr. Denis P. Mahoney
  111. Mr. William Maloney
  112. Miss Eva Mayer
  113. Mr. Karl F. Mayer
  114. Mr. Wm. F. Meggers
  115. Mr. L. Mendelsohn
  116. Mrs. Mendelsohn
  117. Mr. Hervey C. Merrill
  118. Mr. George Moran
  119. Mrs. D. Moran
  120. Mr. Berthold Moses
  121. Mrs. Moses
  122. Miss Eva Moses
  123. Miss Resi Moses
  124. Miss Florence Mulligan
  125. Mrs. Ann Murphy
  126. Mrs. J. A. Murphey
  127. Rev. Wm. Murray
  128. Miss Anne O'Brien
  129. Mr. James Passavant
  130. Commander E. L. Patch
  131. Mr. Hans Gunther Pollak
  132. Mrs. Pollak
  133. Dr. G. F. Powers
  134. Mrs. Powers
  135. Mrs. A. A. Poyser
  136. Mr. Robert H. Pritchard
  137. Mrs. R. W. Ramsey
  138. Mr. G. A. Ranney
  139. Mrs. Ranney
  140. Consul Charles S. Reed
  141. Mrs. Reed
  142. Miss Mary R. Riedel
  143. Miss Virgina Caroline Ruffin
  144. Mrs. William Runk
  145. Mr. W. D. Sanwald
  146. Mrs. Sanwald
  147. Miss Diane Sanwald
  148. Mr. Georg Schloss
  149. Mrs. Schloss
  150. Master Ludwig Schloss
  151. Master Kurt Schloss
  152. Mrs. Alberta W. Server
  153. Mr. F. M. Seyfert
  154. Mr. Boyd V. Sheets
  155. Miss Dorothy Shereff
  156. Mrs. K. W. Slauson
  157. Miss Frances Slauson
  158. Miss Barbara Slauson
  159. Mr. J. C. Smith
  160. Mrs. Smith
  161. Mr. M. Smith
  162. Miss Rosemary Stackpoole
  163. Miss Isabel Stewart
  164. Mr. William Stoecklein
  165. Mr. Adam Stoyadinovich
  166. Miss Mary Sullivan
  167. Rev. Edmond Taylor
  168. Mr. Helmut Teichner
  169. Lt. Paul W. Thompson
  170. Mr. Patrick James Tobin
  171. Mr. Stanislaw Tubiasz
  172. Mrs. Marion Tucker
  173. Miss Charlene Tucker
  174. Mr. Nikola Unkovic
  175. Miss Virginia Van Brunt
  176. Dr. Isaak van der Walde
  177. Mrs. van der Walde
  178. Miss Sara van der Walde
  179. Mrs. Anna Petrovna Voloshinova
  180. Mr. Paul Wachenheim
  181. Mr. Chiel Wald
  182. Miss Mary B. Warner
  183. Mrs. G. Paxton Warner
  184. Miss Erika Wehl
  185. Mr. M. Dean White
  186. Dr. Raymond Whitehead
  187. Mr. John Francis Willey
  188. Mrs. Willey
  189. Mr. David Williamson
  190. Mrs. Williamson
  191. Mr. H. Willson
  192. Mrs. Willson
  193. Mr. Wilhelm Wolf
  194. Mrs. Wolf
  195. Master Herbert A. Wolf
  196. Mr. Siegfried Wolf
  197. Mrs. Nediljka Zuvela-Here
  198. Master Zuvela-Here



We extend to you a hearty welcome on board this " President " ship flying the American flag. There are only two "President" ships engaged in regular service in the North Atlantic trade—the President Roosevelt and the President Harding. Together with the Washington and the Manhattan they maintain a regular weekly service Eastbound from New York to Cobh, Plymouth, Havre and Hamburg, and Westbound from Hamburg, Havre, Southampton, and Cobh to New York.

This all-American service is attracting a constantly increasing number of discriminating Americans who appreciate the extension to the seas of the high standard of living to which they are accustomed on shore.

This American liner is your home afloat and each member of the crew will make every effort each day that you are aboard to insure a most happy time while you are "at home" with us.

"Travelers abroad are to a great extent unofficial envoys of their country, and can often influence some of those they meet to return their visit, to the benefit of international understanding, commerce and good-will."

at Your Service

When visiting the United States and Canada, the Offices of the United States Lines are at your
service to advise and assist in any way possible.

Travelers with special purposes in view—business, social, educational, etc., are invited to make use of this service, which—gratis of course—will do everything possible to assist in bringing the passenger in touch with the desired perons or firms.

Information for Passengers

All information of a general character may be obtained at the Purser's Office located on "A" Deck.

Amusements: Shuffleboard, Deck Tennis, Deck GOLF and many other forms of entertainment are available to Passengers at any hour during the day.

BINGO, HORSE RACING, and showing of latest TALKING PICTURES are arranged at various intervals during the voyage. Watch bulletin board for time.

Automobiles : Passengers entering the United States should list uncrated automobiles on their U.S. Declaration form to facilitate Customs Clearance on arrival.

Baggage : Forwarding, transhipment and storage of baggage may be arranged with the Baggage Master.

The company accepts no responsibility for baggage or parcels left on board, except by arrangement with the Baggage Master.

Baggage Insurance : The Company's liability for loss of or damage to baggage and valuables is strictly limited, but Passengers can protect themselves by insurance which may be procured at the Purser's office.

Barber Shop—Beauty Salon : These facilities are located on "A" Deck, opposite the Purser's office. A schedule of prices is posted in the shops.

Baths : Upon application to the Bath Steward, Passengers may arrange for the use of baths at a specified time each day.

Bellboy Service : Bellboys are available at all times during the day, to answer calls in the absence of the Bedroom Steward or Stewardess. They will also deliver messages at the Passengers' request.

Cables and Telegrams : These are received at the Purser's Office for dispatch and should be handed in at least an hour before the arrival of the steamer at any port.

Catering : Arrangements may be made with the Chief Steward to continue during the voyage, any diet necessary to the Passengers' health or habits.

Passengers are also invited to advise the Saloon Steward of their preferences in diet and cooking so that every attention can be given to their wishes.

Chair Cushions : (Please also see Deck Chairs, etc.) These can be rented from the Deck Steward at $1.00 each for the voyage.

Changes in Accommodations : Changes in Accommodations can be made only by the Chief Purser who must collect any difference there may be in fare. A receipt will be issued on the Company's official form.

Complaints : It is the desire of the Company and the ship's staff to make your crossing as pleasant as possible. Any inattention or cause for complaint regarding the service should be reported immediately to the Chief Purser or Chief Steward so that it can be corrected promptly.

Customs Examination : In order to avoid difficulty with Customs Officials, all articles subject to Duty must be declared. Any passenger who is at all in doubt should see the Chief Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest available information regarding the Customs regulations of the country to be visited.

Deck Chairs and Steamer Rugs : These can be rented from the Deck Steward at $1.50 each for the voyage.

Divine Services : Protestant Service is held Sundays at 11:00 am in the Lounge.
When there is a Roman Catholic priest aboard Mass is celebrated in the Lounge. Hours of the Mass are posted by the Chief Purser. An altar is available and complete facilities for celebrating Mass are at the disposal of priests by arrangement with the Chief Purser.

Doctor (Ship's Surgeon) : The Doctor's Office is located on "A" Deck, Aft. The Doctor is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for the treatment of illnesses not originating on the voyage. In the case of illness contracted on the voyage, no charge will be made. Medicine prescribed will be provided free in all circumstances A Registered Nurse is in attendance.

Dogs, Cats or Other ANIMAL Pets : Pets are not permitted in staterooms, public rooms or on the passenger decks and must be placed in care of the Kennel Attendant.

Electrical Appliances—Electrical Apparatus : Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship's electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loud-speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow Passengers.

Exchange of Money : For th convenience of Passengers, the Purser will exchange a limited amount of American and Foreign monies at rates which will be advised on application.

Fire and Lifeboat Stations : Passengers are urgently requested to familiarize themselves with the notice in their staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations, also to take part in the fire and boat drills.

Fire Precautions : Passengers are particularly asked to use care when disposing of cigar or cigarette stubs and matches and to use the receptacles provided for the purpose in different parts of the steamer. Do not throw overboard lighted cigar or cigarette stubs as they may be drawn into open ports and cause fires. This is a serious f e hazard and careful observance of this request is earnestly urged on all.

Information Forms : It is earnestly requested that Passengers co-operate with the Purser's Office in the completion of information forms used in preparing the Manifest; also in all matters pertaining to landing cards and landing arrangements.

Library : The books in the Library, which may be obtained upon application to the Library Steward, are for the use of Passengers, free of charge. The co-operation of Passengers is requested to assure the prompt return of books as soon as they have been read.

Mail : Passengers are requested to call at the Purser's Office for mail and telegrams. Mail forwarding addresses may be left at the Purser's Office.

Meal Hours :

When One Sitting When Two Sittings
Breakfast ... ... from 8:00 am 7:30 and 8:45 am
Luncheon ... ... from 1:00 pm 12 Noon and 1:15:00 pm
Dinner ... ... from 7:00 pm 6:00 and 7:15:00 pm

Morning Bouillon and Afternoon Tea are served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm respectively.

Ocean PRESS News : The latest wireless news and closing prices of the various Stock Exchanges are given in this paper which is published daily and distributed to Passengers without charge.

Payments on Board : Passengers are requested to obtain a receipt on the Company's form for deck chair, steamer rug or cushion hire, additional passage money, cables, telegrams or freight charges paid on board.

Passenger Restriction : Cabin Passengers are not permitted to enter Third Class accommodations, or vice versa.

Ports in Ship's Side : Passengers should not open ports. The Bedroom Steward will render this service when desired, provided it is not contrary to the Captain's orders and weather conditions permit. Careful observance of this precaution will avoid accidents, assure the comfort of Passengers and prevent water damage to baggage and personal effects.

Postage Stamps : These are obtainable from the Library Steward on the Promenade Deck. Letters can be mailed on board.

Professional Gamblers : Passengers are reminded that professional gamblers are reported as frequent travelers on trans-Atlantic passenger steamers and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

Return Accommodations : Passengers desiring information regarding return passage on steamers of the United States Lines or associated lines, including the Panama Pacific Line to and from California, can obtain it from the Chief Purser. Reservations will be secured by radio and deposits to cover received.

Round Trip Passengers : Passengers holding return tickets, and who are undecided about their addresses abroad, should send this information to the nearest office of the Company as soon as possible after landing so that they may be promptly advised of possible changes in sailings and other matters pertaining to their return passage.

All those who hold return tickets are also requested to communicate with our nearest office at least a week in advance of their departure so that any necessary formalities may be arranged prior to the day of sailing.

If for any reason, the holder of a return ticket is unable to travel by the sailing indicated on the ticket, immediate notification should be sent to the Company's nearest office so that any accommodations held may be released and other reservations arranged. Otherwise, the passage money may be forfeited.

Sailing Permits : All persons who are not citizens of the United States, including visitors, transients and residents in the United States, must secure Sailing Permits (Income Tax Clearance) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue during the week prior to their departure from the United States.

These permits may be secured at the U.S. Customs House, located at Bowling Green and Battery Place, New York City, or at any other office of the U.S. Internal Revenue. The permit is presented to the Internal Revenue inspector at the embarkation desk on the pier the day of sailing when tickets and passports are examined.

Further information will be given at any office of the United States Lines.

Seats at Table : The Second Steward is in charge of the Dining Room and will assign tables if they have not been arranged for previously.

Shoe Cleaning : Shoes will be cleaned and polished if left outside the stateroom door at night.

Tennis Courts: A Deck Tennis Court is situated on the Sun Deck.

Travel Information : Passengers may secure information concerning steamship, rail or air routes at the Purser's Office. Arrangements can be made to secure tickets and reservations for the transportation desired.

Valet Service : An excellent Valet service is provided for the convenience of Passengers. Apply to your Bedroom Steward for this service.

Pressing :—

Gentlemen's Garments :

  • Suit ... $1.00
  • Tuxedo ... ... 1.00
  • Overcoat ... ... 1.00
  • Jacket ... .50
  • Trousers .50

Ladies' Garments :

  • Dresses—Stains Removed and Pressing ... $1.50
  • Suit ... ... 1.00
  • Dress (Plain) ... 1.00
  • Evening Gown ... 1.50
  • Pleated Dress ... 1.50
  • Skirt or Jacket .50
  • Vest .25
  • Evening Gown
  • Stains Removed and Pressing ... ... 2.00
  • Stains Removed without Cleaning Whole Garment ... 1.00

Valuables : It is inadvisable to leave money or valuables in your cabin. They should be delivered to the Purser's Office for safekeeping and a receipt for same will be given on the Company's form. The Company cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage beyond the conditions expressed in the contract ticket ar d Passengers are therefore advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board at the Purser's Office.

How To Know The Ship's Officers By Their Sleeve Stripes

How to Know the Ship's Officers by Their Sleeve Stripes, United States Lines, 1938.

How to Know the Ship's Officers by Their Sleeve Stripes, United States Lines, 1938. SS President Roosevelt Passenger List, 31 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 1ef53e19bd


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