She was first married to William Ernest Carter. They had two children: Lucile Polk Carter and William Thornton Carter II. They later divorced and Lucile married to George Brookes. Lucile and George had a daughter Elizabeth.
When the Titanic sank, William Rowe Richards was aged 3 years. He boarded the Titanic as a Class passenger at Southampton on Wednesday April William Rowe Richards survived the sinking and was picked up by the Carpathia.
Rhoda "Rosa" Abbott, Titanic's Woman of Sorrows, and her two sons jumped from the deck.She survived but not her sons. Somehow she scrambled to Collapsible Lifeboat A where she begged the other occupants to pull her in.