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April 14, 2017

DNA Testing Solves Mystery of Young Girl Who Disappeared on Titanic

In April 1912 Montreal financier Hudson Allison with his wife Bess and their two children, Trevor, seven months, and Loraine, two years of age, journeyed across the Atlantic on the Titanic. After the ship sank, Hudson's body was the only one found. Little Trevor was supposedly rescued by a maid but no one knew what had happened to Lorraine and her mother Bess.

Thursday, September 5, 1940
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Page: 19
Fast forward to 1940 when Helen Kramer came forward claiming to be Lorraine. This was never proven and when Helen died in 1992 her claim died with her. 20 years later Helen's granddaughter Debrina claimed she had more evidence proving that Helen was indeed Lorraine Allison.

Then DNA testing entered the picture with relatives from both families contributing their DNA for comparison. I won't spoil the mystery by telling my readers the result, but you can find out by going to the full story at DNA Testing Solves Mystery of Young Girl Who Disappeared on Titanic

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Evening Star 1940






2 comments:

Marian B. Wood said...

What a story. I can't imagine how it feels to learn something like this later in life. Thanks for posting! And happy Easter.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there will be any hits on the Ancestry DNA database to connect the granddaughter with the true biological family. The mystery continues...