Margaret Tobin was born in Hannibal, Missouri in July 1867 to Irish Catholic immigrants. At 18 Margaret moved to Leadville, Colorado and soon met and was married to JJ Brown. Though JJ had little money, his acumen in mine engineering soon brought his employer a huge dividend at the mine he was working in. For his efforts the company gave him 12,500 shares of stock and made him a board member. The suddenly well to do Browns soon moved to Denver where Margaret engaged in many social functions including becoming a charter member of the prestigious Denver Women's Club. Margaret championed many causes including the plight of the poor, women's rights, and the rights of workers. Margaret was quickly befriended by many other wealthy and prestigious people.1912 found Margaret in Egypt on a tour with the party of businessman John Jacob Astor. Word soon reached Margaret that her grandchild was seriously ill. She immediately booked passage back to the States including passage across the Atlantic on RMS Titanic as a first class passenger. On the 15th the Titanic sunk en route to New York after striking an iceberg. Margaret was instrumental in getting many passengers into lifeboats. Upon being rescued by the RMS Carpathia Margaret organized a group of first class passengers in demanding that second and third class passengers received basic necessities. Because of her actions during the Titanic incident she gained widespread notoriety. Sadly Margaret died in 1932 from a brain tumor. You might have heard of Margaret by the title of a film about her, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown". Margaret's Denver home has been made into a museum and is open for tours.