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Titanic Tales 


Titanic Tales 

Daniels, Miss Sarah Rebecca

Passenger: 1st Class (Personal Maid to Bess Allison)


9 Nov 1875

Marylebone, London, England






Miss Sarah (Sadie or Sallie) Rebecca Daniels was taken into the employ of the family of Hudson Allison to be a personal maid to Mrs. Bess Allison.  She boarded the Titanic at Southampton with the family and travelled in first class. 

She sent a postcard to a friend Nell Green from Queenstown:

"I wish you were here, it is a lovely boat and it would do you good. Am just going on deck. Fisgig"

Fisgig was a nickname Sarah Daniels used. 

On the night f the collision she was concerned that something was wrong and went to investigate. She tried to convince her employers, but Hudson Allison was angry at her for waking his family. She also tried to convince the nursemaid, Alice Cleaver.

Sarah met several crew members who directed her to lifeboat 8 and assured her "it was just a precautionary measure". She boarded the lifeboat and it was lowered from the ship.  This lifeboat was launched at approximately 01:10am, it had been about an hour and a half since the collision. 

She told the Manitoba Free Press that "The boat I was in was not very crowded. There were only 4 men in the boat and they took the oars."

"There was no officer in the boat and a woman steered as we were rowing away in the darkness"

Once on the Carpathia it had been reported that Miss Cleaver refused Sarah Daniels access to baby Trevor

Further information on the life of Sarah Daniels. It is believed that she settled in Canada where she married. 

Read more about the tragic story of the Allison family here.







Montréal, Québéc, Canada

Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica 

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