What if you grew up listening to your great-uncle telling you how he survived the Titanic?
What if you then found out that once he was back in America, he and his wife and child were pursued by a Presbyterian mission board that wanted its money back?
You write a book, of course, and that’s what Julie Williams did, in “A Rare Titanic Family.”
“This is an unusual story of surviving the Titanic,” Williams says. “Most people haven’t heard this one.”
Williams will tell that story — in costume — and describe her research on Monday at 7 p.m. at Rowan Public Library.
Her great-uncle, Albert Caldwell, and his new bride, Sylvia, left America the day they got married for Siam (Thailand), to work as missionaries. “A lot of college graduates did mission work,” Williams explains. “It’s 1909, what does an educated woman do?” She accompanies her husband to some missionary field, where she can work under his auspices.
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