Beyond the Listing: Titanic survivor’s Ottawa home for sale

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

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Penticton condo complex fire victims identified, donations pour in for survivors

The two victims of a devastating condo complex fire in Penticton, B.C., have been identified as William Taylor and his wife, Margaret.



Rick Porras et al. posing for the camera: William Taylor and his wife Margaret Taylor are believed to have died in a devastating condo complex fire where they lived in Penticton, B.C.


© Courtesy: Kettle Valley Memorial funeral home
William Taylor and his wife Margaret Taylor are believed to have died in a devastating condo complex fire where they lived in Penticton, B.C.

The Kettle Valley Memorial funeral home says the pair died suddenly on Oct. 27.

“The family would like to thank everyone for their caring thoughts and prayers during this time,” it says in the death notification.

An obituary will be released soon and the funeral home says in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the displaced fire victims through the Red Cross or the BC SPCA.

Read more: ‘It was surreal’: Residents of fatal Penticton condo fire still reeling

“A wonderful, friendly couple is what I can say,” fire evacuee Crystal Coulombe said of the

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Titanic survivors, Iroquois Theatre fire victims lived in Norwood Park house for sale

The home’s original owners, according to historical articles that Sanders provided, were Louis Hippach, a co-founder of Tyler-Hippach Glass, and his wife, Ida Hippach. They may have used it only as their summer home. 

In December 1903, two of the Hippachs’ sons, 14-year-old Robert and 12-year-old Archie, were among the more than 600 people who died in the devastating fire that broke out during a matinee at the three-week-old Iroquois Theatre on Randolph Street. 

In 1912, Ida Hippach and her daughter, Jean, were completing a tour of Europe when they boarded the grand new British luxury steamship the Titanic for its first voyage. When the ship sank, they escaped on the last lifeboat. When they got home to Chicago, they told the Chicago Record Herald that John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest person aboard the ship, had put his wife in the lifeboat and then ordered it held so the two

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