We had the internet by then so I found out all about the "millionaire"s boat" and the Duff Gordons. I always wondered about 12 on a lifeboat that could hold 40 but I believe the 5 dollars(pounds) paid to the crew on boat 1 was merely a kind gesture by Cosmo Duff Gordon to compensate the men for lost wages, as their pay was stopped by White Star Line the moment the ship went under. They were vilified in the media and it followed all of them negatively for the rest of their lives. We are in the Chicago area, he settled in Gary,Indiana and worked several factory jobs, I dont believe he ever sailed again.
Albert is also my great grandfather plz I know none of my relatives and would like to. My email is [email protected] if u would like toMy great grandfather was a crew member for white star line and worked on the Olympic before being transferred to the titanic. He was in charge of 1 of the 16 lifeboats in that fateful night. His name is Albert Horswill.