Miss Edith Corse Evans, 36, was born on 21 September 1875.
A resident of of New York City, Miss Evans boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a first class passenger. She occupied cabin A-29.
Miss Evans joined the group of sisters: Mrs E. D. Appleton, Mrs John Murray Brown and Mrs R. C. Cornell during the voyage and came to know Colonel Archibald Gracie who had gallantly offered his services to the unaccompanied ladies.
In the early hours of April 15th after all of the main lifeboats had got away Gracie rushed up to where Second Officer Charles Lightoller was shepherding women and children into collapsible D, he guided Mrs Brown and Miss Evans as far as he could before being stopped by the cordon Lightoller had set up to prevent a rush on the boat. Evans turned to Brown and said, 'You go first, you have children waiting at home.' Brown stepped into the boat but Evans faltered and the boat eventually left without her. As boat D hit the water seaman William Lucas called up to Miss Evans 'There's another boat going to be put down for you' but there was no boat and Edith was left to reflect on the words of the fortune teller who had recently warned her to beware of water.
|LENA EVANS, SISTER OF EDITH|
Articles and Stories
|The Toronto Daily Star (1912)||LAST MAN TO LEAVE TITANIC WAS COLONEL GRACIE, U.S.A.|
|New York Times (1912)||DEATH NOTICE OF EDITH EVANS|
|The Sun (New York) (1912)||TABLET FOR TITANIC HEROINE|
|Titanic Research (2012)||EDITH CORSE EVANS|
|New York Times (1912)||WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK|
|Bristol Times and Mirror (1912)||GRAPHIC STORIES OF HEROISM|
|Boston Daily Globe (1912)||GIRL WENT DOWN TO SAVE ANOTHER|
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK