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