The History of Molly Brown
Born July 18, 1867 in Hannibal,
Missouri, Margaret Tobin was the
third youngest in a family of six
children. She was a high spirited,
attractive and exuberant child.
She married James J. Brown in 1886
in Leadville, Colorado. They had two
children and established a wonderful
life in the quaint mining town. They
never imagined that their hard work
at the Little Jonny Mine would pay off
with riches beyond their dreams.
They moved to Denver and
entertained in a lavish style. Molly’s
travels took her to Europe, where on
April 10, 1912 she embarked on a
journey that would change her life
As the Titanic sank to the depths of
the ocean on April 14th, a survivor
now known as the Unsinkable Molly
Brown played a role in saving many
lives. She helped to row her lifeboat
and organized the survivors on the
rescue ship, the Carpathia.
Molly Brown was a remarkable
woman who spoke for maritime
reform, women’s right to vote, a
juvenile justice system and
improving working conditions for
miners. We salute her passionate
spirit, her zest for adventure and her
sense of style.