Miss Elisabeth Walton Allen was 29 when she boarded R.M.S. Titanic as a 1st class passenger. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of George W. Allen, a St. Louis judge, and Lydia McMillan. She was returning to her home in St. Louis before her marriage to a British physician, Dr. James B. Mennell. Miss Allen, Mrs Robert (her aunt), Miss Madill (her cousin), and Mrs Robert's maid, Emilie Kreuchen, all boarded the Titanic in Southampton. Miss Allen was in cabin B-5, along with her cousin Miss Madill , while Mrs. Robert was across the hall in cabin B-3. She escaped with her relatives in lifeboat 2 , one of the last boats to leave the Titanic , under the command of Fourth Officer Joseph G. Boxhall.