Miss Edith Eileen Brown, 15, was born on 27 October 1896 in the Cape Colony, South Africa the daughter of Thomas William Solomon Brown and Elizabeth Catherine Ford.
She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with her parents. They bought ticket number 29750 for £39. Their destination was Seattle.
Edith Brown was rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 14. Together with her mother she stayed briefly at the Junior League House in New York. Then they travelled 4 ½ days to her aunt Mrs Josephine Acton at 2400 9th Avenue West, Seattle, Washington. From there they went back to South Africa, where Edith lived with relatives in Cape Town, but her mother moved to Rhodesia after she remarried.
In May 1917 Edith met Frederick Thankful Haisman. Six weeks later they were married on 30 June 1917. In August 1918 she gave birth to a son. In the end the couple would have 10 children. Later they moved to Southampton, back to South Africa and finally rested at Southampton.
Edith Eileen Haisman died on 20 January 1997, aged 100.