Miss Evans Gave Up Place in Boat to Mother and Child

The Sun (New York)

Miss Evans Gave Up Place in Boat to Mother and Child
SAYVILLE, L. I., Dec. 24--- On the inner wall of St. Ann's Episcopal Church of this village a tablet was erected yesterday to the memory of Miss Edith Corso [sic] Evans by her sister, Mrs. Lena Calwalda of New York city.

Miss Evans sacrificed her life in one of the conspicuous acts of heroism recorded in connection with the Titanic disaster. She was seated in a lifeboat which was about to be lowered when the officers brought forward a mother and child for whom there seemed to be no room. Miss Evans rose and gave up her place. A few moments later she went down with the ship.

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Edith Corse Evans


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) TABLET FOR TITANIC HEROINE (The Sun (New York), Wednesday 25th December 1912, ref: #19215, published 20 December 2012, generated 21st April 2021 07:06:39 AM); URL :