Cleaver, Miss Alice Catherine
Passenger: 1st Class (Nursemaid)
4 Jul 1889
Kentish Town, London, England
31 Oct 1984
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Alice Cleaver started working a a nursemaid to fashionable English families in her teens. Montreal millionaires Hudson and Bess Allison employed her as a last minute replacement to care for their son Trevor before making the crossing to America on Titanic. She boarded on a first class ticket and was in the first class berth to care for the baby.
After the collision she attempted to harry her employers who seemed unconcerned regarding the risks. She gathered up Trevor and headed to second class accomodation to gather the other househld staff. She boarded lifeboat 11 clutching baby Trevor. Bedroom Steward William Faulkner held the young baby as she got in the boat along with Mildred Brown and Sarah Daniels, the maid and cook of the Allison family. It was the next day when they discovered the parents and Trevor's sister, Loraine had preished.
Cleaver suffered after being misidentitfied as Alice Mary Cleaver, convicted of murdering her own baby in 1909. She returned to England, married and had two daughters. She never spoke of the sinking but is listed as a contributor to Walter Lord's research for A Night to Remember
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica