Meet Violet Jessop: The World’s Most Unsinkable Woman

Death Waits for No One… Except for Violet Jessop

Violet Jessop grew up dealing with a serious illness, and not only did she overcome that, but she survived three-ship crashes. Jessop was born in Argentina back in 1887, which basically means she came out of the womb beating the odds. She was one of six surviving children born to her Irish immigrant parents, who had nine kids.


Violet Jessop in a nurse’s uniform. Source: Wikimedia Commons

It would have been even more devastating to lose another child, and that was nearly the case. At an extremely young age, Jessop contracted a case of tuberculosis that should have killed her. In fact, it was a miracle that she lived. Fate had other plans for her.

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