George Richard Evans was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 2 October 1884.
He was the son of George Evans (1852-1917), a police officer and later a ship stevedore, and Sarah Hughes (1853-1928), both of whom hailed from Liverpool and who had married on Christmas Day 1879. George had only one sibling, Thomas William (1882-1946).
George first appears on the 1891 census when he and his family were living at 21 Pluto Street, Kirkdale, Lancashire. The family would appear on the 1901 census living at 39 Barnett Avenue, Kirkdale but George would be absent, presumably already at sea. Absent again from the 1911 census, George's family were recorded then as living at 38 Garnett Avenue, Kirkdale.
George was married in Southampton in early 1912 to Rose Brown (b. 1889 in Southampton).
George initially signed-on to the Titanic in Belfast for her delivery trip to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 36 Richmond Road, (Southampton). As a first class steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s. His previous ship had been the Olympic.
George Evans died in the disaster. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
His widow Rose had been pregnant at the time and gave birth to a daughter, Audrey Isobel, on Christmas Eve 1912. She remained a widow for four years before her remarriage in 1916 to Arthur Edward Leahy (b. 1890 in Southampton), a seaman's union official. Arthur died in 1923 and Rose never remarried, remaining in Southampton where she died in 1968.
George's daughter Audrey was married in Southampton in 1934 to Herbert Frederick Thomas Soar (1910-1987), a Southampton-native, and they had a son named Anthony in 1936. Their marriage later dissolved and Audrey was remarried in 1957 to Henry S. Adams. She died in Southampton in 1990.
References and SourcesAgreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)