Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen was the daughter of Thomas John Browne and his first wife, Sara Henderson Sinclair, formerly of Thomas Street, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Eleanor was born on 11 February 1879 in Dungannon. By 1911 she was living in York and was a nurse at York County Hospital. In September 1920 she married William Collen. Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen died at 20 Bethia Road, Bournemouth on 23 May 1943, in the same incident as killed her father. Eleanor was aged 64.