Douglas Spedden was born on November 19, 1905 in New York City to Fredric and Daisy Spedden. They were very wealthy and had several homes. In 1911, they went on the Caroina to Europe for a holiday with Douglas' nanny, Elizabeth Burns or 'Muddie Boons'
as Douglas pronounced it. They went to Monte Carlo and Paris. They boarded the Titanic in Cherbourg and were in 1st class room E-40. He loved playing on the decks and exploring the ship. On the sinking night, Douglas was awoken by his nanny and told
to get dressed because they were star gazing. They were put into Lifeboat No. 3. they were rescued by the Carpathia and learned that his father had died. In the Christmas of 1913, Daisy had written a book through the eyes of a bear that had been with him all
that time. Douglas Spedden was killed in the first automobile accident in 1915 at the age of 9. It was the first recorded accident in Maine.