Helen Kramer spent years claiming to be Loraine Allison, the daughter of Hudson and Bess Allison. The entire family apparently died on board the Titanic in its tragic sinking. The three were supposedly last seen huddled together on the boat deck, near the officers’ quarters, as others were struggling nearby to free the last of the collapsible lifeboats for use. Only Hudson’s body was recovered.
In 1940, Helen Kramer went public with a claim to be the missing child, saying she had been saved at the last moment when Hudson placed her in a lifeboat with a man that she had always thought was her father. She said Mr. Hyde had revealed the truth to her after she requested her birth certificate and shortly before his death.
Most of the surviving members of the wealthy Allison family rejected her claims. Helen Kramer died in 1992. Kramer’s granddaughter, Debrina Woods, from Florida, restated the claim on a series of online forums dedicated to the Titanic. She set up a website, selling posters, mugs and mouse mats highlighting her claim and said she planned to write a book about the story.
Now DNA evidence has proved the claim to be bogus.
You can read more in an article by Jasper Copping in The Telegraph at http://goo.gl/bD1iMK.