Miss Edith Corse Evans

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.

 

Pictures

Lena Evans, sister of Edith
 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2012) 
PORTRAIT OF AN ELUSIVE HEROINE
The Sun (New York) (1912) 
Bristol Times and Mirror (1912) 
Boston Daily Globe (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
New York Times (1912) 
The Toronto Daily Star (1912) 
 

Credits

Michael A. Findlay, USA
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

References and Sources

Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Edith Corse Evans Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #106, updated 27th August 2017 02:29:01 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/edith-corse-evans.html

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