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Benjamin Guggenheim
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1865
Death: Apr. 15, 1912

American businessman. A native of Philadelphia and son of mining industrialist Meyer Guggenheim. First class passenger who perished at sea in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Faced with impending death Mr. Guggenheim and his valet surrendered their lifebelts to a ship's steward and returned to their cabin suites to change into formal evening attire. Guggenheim is best remembered for making the remarks "We've dressed in our best, and are prepared to go down like gentlemen" and "Please tell my wife I did my best in doing my duty." Mr. Guggenheim and his valet were last seen seated in deck chairs sipping brandy and smoking cigars.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Meyer Guggenheim (1827 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Florette Seligman Guggenheim (1870 - 1937)
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Guggenheim (1854 - 1922)*
  Daniel Guggenheim (1856 - 1930)*
  Solomon Robert Guggenheim (1861 - 1949)*
  Benjamin Guggenheim (1865 - 1912)
  Simon Guggenheim (1867 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Oct 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9588454
Benjamin Guggenheim
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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- KASSIOPEIA
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
God bless you and keep you know that He will restore you again in His own good time, along with all those lost at sea. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
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