Mr Evan Lewis Davies

Mr Evan Lewis Davies was born in Killybebill 1, Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, Wales in early 1890.

He was the eldest child of Lewis Evan Davies (b. 1871), a coal mine haulier, and Mary Rogers (b. 1868), both natives of Glamorganshire who had married around the same time of his birth in early 1890. He had two known siblings: Elizabeth (b. 1895) and Gwilym (b. 1898).

Evan first appears on the 1891 census as a 1-year-old infant living with his parents at Collier's Lane in Killybebill. His mother is believed to have died around 1899 and his father was remarried in 1902 to Alice Lewis (b. 1876), a native of Alltwen, Pontardawe. Through his father's second marriage he gained six half-siblings: Thomas John (b. 1900), Morgan (b. 1902), Jennet (b. 1904), David (b. 1906), Howell (b. 1909) and Catherine (b. 1911).

Evan and his family were shown on the 1901 census living at an unspecified address in Killybebill. He and his sister Elizabeth 2 would later live with their maternal grandmother Elizabeth Rogers (b. 1846) at Ynysymond, Glais, Pontardawe and they both appear here on the 1911 census. By that time Evan was described, like his father before him, as a coal miner.

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number SC/A4 23568 which cost £8, 1s) and was travelling with his uncle William John Rogers, also a miner from Pontardawe. His destination is not known.

Evan Davies died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

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Notes
  1. Census records vary over his birthplace in Pontardawe. The 1891 census states he was born in Killybebill, the 1901 census as Alltwen and the 1911 census as Ynysymond. As he appears on the 1891 census living in Killybebill, it can be surmised that this is the correct place of his birth.
  2. What became of his younger brother Gwilym is not known.
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