Miss Elsie Doling, 19, was born on 30 October 1893 in Southampton, the daughter of John Doling (1855-1941) and Augusta Lucretia Parker Boyce (1856-1923). She had 13 siblings of whom only 6 survived.1
In 1911 Elsie was living with her mother and brother Harold at Spring Bank, Shirley Warren, Southampton.
She accompanied her sister-in-law Ada Doling to New York. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers (ticket number 231919, price: £23).
When the Titanic stopped at Queenstown, Elsie, Ada and an unidentified male passenger2 were photographed on the promenade deck. The photograph was printed in newspapers after the disaster.
Courtesy of Gunter Babler
After their rescue by the Carpathia, Miss Doling and her relative returned to England on board the Philadelphia on 11 May 1912.
Daily Sketch, 17th April, 1912.
On 6 November 1920 she married an Indian Doctor William St.Alban Hendricks (1877-1966) in Bombay, India. They would have four children: John (born 1923), Gerald St. Alban (born 1925), Clara (born April 1927) and Elizabeth Mary (born 1933).3,4
She died on 3 March 1972.