That question is too tough; put it in the lifeboat section.
You're right. If the Lifeboat 7 list is accurate, Helen was the youngest lady aboard by far. Or she embellished her story later.
Anyway, my guess is actress Dorothy Gibson, who in turn used them to stuff leaks in the boat.
Well Mike it is more of a passenger question so I think it has more relevancy here. I don't think she embellished the story later on as this was one of the first personal accounts printed. Besides someone may have another account where she reveals the young woman.
Perhaps there was an error of transcription in her account concerning the sex of the child. If the child was a boy, he was most likely Master Washington Dodge jr, transferred from lifeboat number 5 with his mother. In his own account, Mr Bishop recalled a lady and her baby moved to their lifeboat (7) too. Hope this helps,
John: the information you posted do not change anything to the theory of the identification of the little child. It just don't fit the context of Mike Poirier's question. I would like to know the sense of your affirmation please.
In her account to a San Francisco newspaper, Mrs Dodge mentions that she jumped in the passing lifeboat 7 because she wanted to get away from the hysteria of some ladies in boat 5. Where did you read that Mrs Dodge changed her lifeboat as a form of protest? Sincerely,
I've always thought that it wasn't any single person but several people who protested. Isn't that the boat that held Mrs. Dodge who got so mad at everybody who didn't want to go back that she switched boats when they tied up to #7? Or was she in #7 & switched to #5? I get mixed up about who was in which boat.