Allison, Mrs. Bess Waldo
Passenger: 1st Class
13 Nov 1886
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
15 Apr 1912
Mrs. Allison was travelling with her husband, Hudson and two children and the family nursemaid Alice Cleaver.
On the night of the disaster Alice Cleaver took Trevor Allison and departed on lifeboat 11. Bess was put in a boat with her daughter Helen Loraine (who was almost three years old) but refused to leave without her baby, Trevor, who was not quite one year old. She removed her daughter from the lifeboat and returned to search for her son and the nursemaid.
Major Arthur Peuchan had been placed in boat 6 becuase there were not enough sailors. He recounts that Mrs. Allison was directed to the other side of the ship. She was hustled onto one of the collapsible boats and when he last saw her she was toppling out of the half swamped boat.
Young Trevor was the only member of the family to survive.
Read more about the tragic story of the Allison family here.
Victim: Body not recovered
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica