Nearly 73 years after a Titanic hero's death, his grave in Jersey City will be properly marked.
A headstone for seaman Robert J. Hopkins will be dedicated and blessed at Holy Name Cemetery on Saturday, the Archdiocese of Newark and the New Jersey-based non-profit Titanic International Society announced.
Four other Titanic survivors buried in Holy Name -- Margaret Devaney O'Neill, Elizabeth Dowdell Fierer, Bridget McDermott Lynch and Thomas McCormack -- will also be commemorated.
Hopkins was assigned to lifeboat 13, which carried McDermott, Dowdell and possibly McCormack, to safety.
According to multiple obituaries, the lifeboat also carried American socialite Madeleine Astor, whose millionaire husband, John Jacob Astor, perished aboard the ship.
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