The entire story of the unfortunate Allison family has become so garbled with falsities and urban legends. First of all, Alice Cleaver, the nurse, was not the same Alice Cleaver who had murdered her infant son by throwing him from a moving train. That woman was still in prison, and died there in 1915. Second, there were three other servants traveling as members of the Allison party: Sarah Daniels, the maid, also accompanying the Allisons in First Class, and two other servants traveling in Second Class: the chauffeur, George Swane, and the cook, Mildred Brown. Daniels and Brown escaped (Brown in the same boat as Alice and Trevor), Swane perished. Some accounts have Bess and Loraine actually getting into a lifeboat, but then suddenly leaving it (the crew would never have allowed this) while another account shows Bess (no mention of Loraine) getting into one of the boats that ultimately capsized, and with Bess falling into the water. (None of the lifeboats capsized, the only oddities being Collapsibles A and B that floated off the ship as it sunk, and to which several people clung to save their lives). Some accounts have Hudson, Bess and Loraine together, others have Hudson separated from Bess and Loraine. The story of the three of them on the boat deck with Bess smiling is completely ludicrous. No one was in any mood to smile at that point, especially Bess, who knew that she and two members of her family were about to die and without being certain about her infant son.