Miss Elizabeth Crain 1 was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 2 August 1900. She was the only child of US Army officer Charles Frederick Crain and the former Annie Duran Jackson, both natives of Illinois.
In April 1912 Miss Crain, together with her parents, was a first cabin passenger aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.
Elizabeth was married in 1927 to Dr Sinclair Smith (b. March 1899 in Illinois), an astrophysicist at the Mt Wilson observatory in Pasadena, California where the couple made their home. They welcomed their only child Anna in 1930.
Widowed in 1938, Elizabeth never remarried and spent the rest of her life in Pasadena where she died on 12 December 1970 aged 70.