Ada Julia Elizabeth Doling (nee Bone), 34, was born in the Isle of Wight on 9 September 1877 the daughter of William Bone (1847-) and Julia Sarah (nee Whittingstall, 1852-1936).
In 1898 she married John Thomas Doling. He managed the Atlantic Hotel, 151 Albert Road, Southampton. and they lived at 33 Canute Road, Southampton.1
She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with John's sister Elsie Doling.
Mrs Doling was travelling to New York to visit her mother Julia Bone at 144 East 52th Street, her mother having moved to New York in 1905 with other members of the family. Ada and Elsie held ticket number 231919, price: £23. Ada may have been pregnant at the time.2
Elsie, Ada and unidentified male passenger on the Titanic.
Courtesy of Gunter Babler
Mrs Doling and her relative were rescued by the Carpathia. On board, she tried to send a telegram to Southampton, but it was not transmitted, because of the operators' workload.
Express, Southampton, England Ada Elsie safe
They returned to England on board the Philadelphia on 11 May 1912.
Ada had five children John Thomas P. Doling (1899-1955), William Doling (1902-2003), Reginald S E A Doling (1903-1925), Victor Doling (born 1906) and Ida Julia Augusta Doling (30 Jan 1913 - 9 Oct 1981).
Ada's husband John Thomas died 1st April 1938.
Ada died in Southampton on 11 April 1962.