Baby born aboard Cunard ocean liner, named Cunard

Part of a Cunard poster
Cunard poster

On September 6, 1927, the Cunard liner Aurania left Queenstown, Ireland, and started heading toward New York.

Two days into the journey, an 8-pound baby boy was born to passengers Alice and John Raftice of County Kilkenny.

The baby was named John Cunard Raftice.

(The British cruise line Cunard was founded in 1840 by Samuel Cunard.)

Source: “Stork Flies Over Ship; Boy Born 2 Days Later.” New York Times 16 Sept. 1927: 8.

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