2011. 4. 27. - Titanic survivor Violet Jessop had a short and disastrous marriage. Miss Violet Constance Jessop, 24, of 71 Shirley Road, Bedford Park, London was born in the pampas near Bahia Blanca, Argentina, the first child of Irish . Violet Jessop. About. Ship stewardess who became a folk hero for having survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, HMHS Britannic and the RMC Olympic. Before Fame. She survived tuberculosis as a child, the first of many instances where she survived despite the odds being against her. Trivia. Family Life. Associated With. Having served on board the superliner Olympic for several years, Violet Jessop signed on to be a stewardess for the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. After the fateful collision, Jessop helped women and children into lifeboats. She herself boarded lifeboat 16 and was handed a baby to care for. Violet Constance Jessop (2 October 1887 – 5 May 1971) was an Irish Argentine ocean liner stewardess and nurse who is known for surviving the disastrous .