Evans, Miss Edith Corse
Passenger: 1st Class
20 Sept 1875
15 Apr 1912
After a trip to Europe to visit relatives in Paris she boarded Titanic at Cherbourg, she joined the Lamson sisters (Caroline Brown, Charlotte Appleton and Malvina Cornell) as a neice of one of the sisters husbands she was familiar with them. She came to know Colonel Achibald Gracie through spending time with the sisters.
It was Gracie who sheperded Caroline and Edith to Officer Lightoller to get them aboard Collapsible D. Evans told Brown "You go first, you have children waiting at home." It is unclear what happened next but Evans did not get on the boat. As it hit the water it is claimed water seaman William Lucas called up to Miss Evans "There's another boat going to be put down for you". A further account states Miss Evans died in the night of cold in the waterlogged Collasible A. her fate remains unclear.
Edith Corse Evans was one of only four first class female passengers to die that night.
Victim: Body not recovered
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica