Miss Sarah Daniels1, 33, was born in London. She was 5' 6'' tall, with a fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes.
She boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as a first-class passenger travelling as a maid with the Allison family: Hudson and his wife Bess and their two infant children Loraine and Trevor. Also travelling with them in first class was a children's nurse Alice Cleaver and two other servants: Mildred Brown and George Swane, who both travelled in second class.
When the Titanic stopped at Queenstown, Ireland Sarah sent a postcard to a friend Nell Green2:
I wish you were here, it is a lovely boat and it would do you good. Am just going on deck. Fisdig2
On the night of 14 April, after the ship hit the iceberg Sarah was able to board a lifeboat and leave the shp.
MAID TELLS STORY
"I did not even know that the engines had stopped when a maid came into my cabin and told me to get dressed," said Miss Sarah Daniels, one of the maids who accompanied the Allison party on the ill-fated Titanic, who, together with Miss Alice Cleaver, the nurse, carrying the little baby, the sole survivor of the family; and Mildred Brown, another maid, arrived in Montreal on the Delaware and Hudson train this evening.
"I was so sleepy that as soon as the maid left the room," continued Miss Daniels "I got into bed again, and only began to dress when another girl came in and roused me.
We all did as we were told. There was no excitement and not knowing what had happened, we were not alarmed. The boat I was in was not very crowded. There were only 4 men in the boat, and they took the oars. There was no officer in the boat, and a woman steered as we were rowing away in the darkness." - Weekly Free Press and Prairie Farmer, Winnipeg, 24 April 1912
The Allison's cook Mildren Brown later wrote:
I found Sallie had got on alright but poor girl she keeps worrying about her things, of course we have lost everything bar what we stand up in.
Her employers, the Allisons, along with their baby daughter Loraine, died in the sinking. The infant Trevor was carried off the ship by his nursemaid Alice Cleaver.
The party returned to Montreal where Sarah gave some interviews to the press that were widely syndicated but what became of Sarah Daniels after this date is currently unknown.