Mrs Lyda Constance Crocker, née Cherrington, was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA on 8 December 1875. She was the daughter of James W. Cherrington, a lumber merchant, and the former Emily Isabel Combs, natives of Ohio and New Jersey, respectively. She had three known siblings, all younger; one sister and two brothers.
Whilst still at a young age, Lyda and her parents moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where her siblings were born. A resident of Alpine Place in that city, she was married on 25 October 1911 to Alfred Armstrong Crocker; their honeymoon was delayed due to the death of her mother in December 1911.
Lyda and her husband were aboard the Carpathia as first cabin passengers for their belated honeymoon; they were accompanied on the trip by her mother-in-law, Lucy Crocker. Her husband penned a letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer (published 20 April 1912) in which he described the events of the rescue of the survivors of the Titanic disaster, noting how many of the survivors were unsuitably attired for a night-out in the Atlantic and how the passengers and crew were rallying around two little orphan boys aboard the ship.
Lyda and her husband remained residents of Cincinnati for the rest of their lives; their son Alfred Armstrong Jr was born in February 1913.
Lyda Crocker died in Cincinnati on 13 December 1947 and was buried in that city’s Spring Grove Cemetery.