Margaret Brown Socialite

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Margaret "Molly" Brown (née Tobin) (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932) was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to look for survivors. It is unclear whether any survivors were found after Lifeboat No. 6 returned to search. She became known after her death as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", although during her life, her friends called her "Maggie". A 1960 Broadway musical, and a 1964 film adaptation of the musical were produced, based on her life. Both were titled The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Born Margaret Tobin in Hannibal, Missouri, her parents were Irish immigrants John Tobin (1820–1899) and Johanna Collins (1825–1905). Her siblings were Daniel (born 1863), William (born 1869), and Helen (born 1871). Added to these, Margaret had two half-sisters: Catherine Bridget Tobin, by her father's first marriage, and Mary Ann Collins, by her mother's first marriage. Both her mother and father had been widowed young. At age 18, Margaret relocated to Leadville, Colorado with her sister, and got a job in a department store.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 18th, 1867
United States of America
Date of death
October 26th, 1932 at age of 65
Place of death
New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause of death
Brain tumor
Places lived
Hannibal , Missouri
pop. 17,883 (2013)
Denver , Colorado
pop. 649,495 (2013)




1.Molly Brown House

National Register of Historic Places Location
The Molly Brown House Museum is a house located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado, United States that was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown. Brown was known as \The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because she survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The museum now located in her former home presents exhibits interpreting her life and that of Victorian Denver as well as architectural preservation. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Located in Geolocation Architects Opened
Denver, Colorado
George W. Clayton


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