Hilda Menchions

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: shipwreck survivor who at age 18 months became famous in 1919 when she was wrapped up in blankets and packed into a mailbag by her mother to be sent down a line over open ocean and later sent ashore to safety from the grounded steamship SS Ethie, considered as one of Newfoundland's most famous shipwreck stories.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: June 22, 1918

 

Died: October 22, 2007

 

Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada