The 13 sur­vivors of the Wa­ter Witch tragedy:

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• Richard Ford — age 40; mar­ried to Mary A. Hoyles; died at age 58 in 1893;

• Thomas Ivimey — age 27; mar­ried two years later to El­iz­a­beth Sprack­lin; died in 1924 at the age of 75; some ref­er­ences to last name spelled “Ivany;”

• Henry Ivimey — age 34; mar­ried for two years (1868-1870) to El­iz­a­beth A. Nose­wor­thy, and four years (1871-1875) to Re­becca Jane Hoyles; died in 1916 at the age of 75; brother Ge­orge per­ished in the wreck;

• Ge­orge Thomas Nose­wor­thy — age 23; mar­ried to a woman named Fan­nie (maiden name un­known); died in Fe­bru­ary 1920; gave a vivid sur­vivor’s ac­count to a news­pa­per;

• Sa­muel Rowe — age un­known; mar­ried for 18 years to El­iza Ann Ed­wards, and later to Rachel Rowe; died 1886 in Labrador;

• Henry Wil­liam Sprack­lin — age 37; mar­i­tal sta­tus un­known; died 1905 in Cupids;

• Capt. Sa­muel Sprack­lin — age 50; born 1825 in Bri­gus; mar­ried for 30 years to Char­lotte Mercer; died in 1901; scaled the cliffs of Hor­rid Gulch to sum­mon help from res­i­dents of nearby Pouch Cove;

• Sa­muel Percy Sprack­lin — age 24; born 1851 in Cupids; wife of four years El­iz­a­beth A. Wells per­ished in Wa­ter Witch dis­as­ter; mar­ried Louisa Courage (Har­bour Grace) 17 years later; died in 1930 in Everett, Mas­sachusetts; his great­grand­daugh­ter at­tended me­mo­rial cer­e­mony;

• Thomas Sprack­lin — age 25; born 1850 in Cupids; mar­ried a women named Ce­cily (maiden name un­known); died 1908 in Cupids at age 58;

• Wil­liam E. Sprack­lin — age 29; born 1846 in Cupids; wife of six months Malvania Cave per­ished in Wa­ter Witch dis­as­ter; mar­ried El­iz­a­beth Har­riet LeDrew 11 years later; de­tails of death un­known, but likely resided in On­tario;

• Ge­orge Wells — no in­for­ma­tion avail­able;

• James Henry Wells — age 16; born 1859 in Salmon Cove, South River; mar­i­tal sta­tus un­known; de­tails of death un­known; was last sur­vivor to be res­cued; his great-grand­daugh­ter at­tended me­mo­rial ser­vice;

• Wil­liam Wells — age 41; born 1834 in Salmon Cove, South River; mar­ried for eight years to Pa­tience Green; died in 1908.

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