Survivor’s move to Ottawa took place after marriage to Boy Scouts founder’s daughter
Past residents of the blue two-story Victorian house for sale in Ottawa near the Illinois River played their part in history. One man survived a famous disaster while a mother and daughter perished in another.
The survivor was Dickinson Bishop, a first class passenger aboard the RMS Titanic when in sunk in 1912 during its maiden voyage. Bishop was on a honeymoon trip when he and his bride, Helen, became some of first passengers put aboard lifeboats after the ship struck an iceberg. They watched from about a half-mile away as the “unsinkable” ship went down and more than 1,500 of those aboard lost their lives.
Bishop divorced in 1916. A World War I veteran, his move to Ottawa took place after his 1924 marriage to Sydney Boyce, the daughter of W.D. Boyce of Ottawa, who is