Molly Brown from Hannibal, Missouri: Her Life in the Gilded Age

Molly Brown from Hannibal, Missouri: Her Life in the Gilded Age

by Ken Marks, Lisa Marks

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Molly Brown from Hannibal, Missouri: Her Life in the Gilded Age by Ken Marks, Lisa Marks


In the film version of the life of the "Unsinkable Molly Brown," she is rescued from the Colorado River and raised in the Rocky Mountains, but the actual Margaret Tobin Brown was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. Her formative years took place in the town's Gilded Age; the railroad brought in lumber barons, and as the wealth of Hannibal grew, so too did the dreams of young Margaret. Even though her future career as a philanthropist and socialite would span continents and she would become famous for surviving the sinking of the "Titanic," Molly Brown was always proud to be from Hannibal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609498719
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/21/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,282,798
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Ken Marks and his wife Lisa act as curators of the Hannibal History Museum, conduct Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours and are contributors to publications such as Hannibal Magazine. The Marks are members of the Friends of Historic Hannibal, the Marion County Historical Society and the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council. Lisa Marks and her husband Ken act as curators of the Hannibal History Museum, conduct Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours and are contributors to publications such as Hannibal Magazine. The Marks are members of the Friends of Historic Hannibal, the Marion County Historical Society and the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction. A Brief History of Molly's Hannibal 15

Prologue. Lifeboat No. 6 27

Part I John Tobin's Journey 31

Part II How the Other Half Lived 47

Part III Women in a Man's World 67

Part IV Margaret Goes to War 81

Part V Dreaming of a Different life 89

Part VI On the Road to Riches 95

Part VII Culture Knows No Boundaries 117

Epilogue. Titanic 127

Bibliography 131

Index 137

About the Authors 143

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