Mellinger, Mrs. Elizabeth Anne (née Maidment)
Passenger: 2nd Class
31 Dec 1869
Pimlico, Middlesex, London, England
3 Jan 1962
Elizabeth had gained a role on the estate of the Colgate family (Of toothpaste fame) and boarded Titanic with her daughter Violet Madeline. First class passenger Charles Cresson Jones was also bound for the same destiantion.
The mother and daughter pair escaped the ship on lifeboat 14 and were later transferred to boat 12 by Fifth Officer Lowe. That boat would save those on Collapsible B as Elizabeth assisted Second Officer Lightoller by giving him her cape to warm him up. He gave her his whistle as a gift of thanks when they boarded the Carpathia.
In New York she visited the widow of Charles Cresson Jones in Bennington before she returned to England. She emmigrated to Canada in 1915 and settled in Toronto. According to a grandaughter she went deaf prematurely and suffered a nervous reaction due to the night of April 1912.
On April 15 1939 she and her daughter attended a reunion dinner at Royal York Hotel in Toronto with fellow survivors Emma Bliss and John Collins.
Bennington, Vermont, USA
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica