Mr. Evan Arthur Leigh

Evan Leigh (1850 - 1915), 65, was a saloon passenger lost in the sinking of the Lusitania. His ticket number was 6347 and he stayed in cabin B-109. Leigh was a British citizen from Yewbarrow Hall, Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England, United Kingdom. He was born on 28 April 1850, the son of Evan Leigh of Newton Square, Manchester. Leigh attended Mill Hill School. Leigh became an engineer and merchant for the firm of Leigh and Butler in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and Temple Chambers, Brazenose Street, Manchester. He was also founder of E. A. Leigh & Company, 196, Deansgate, Manchester. He was a major benefactor in Grange-over-Sands. After Evan Arthur Leigh's death when the Lusitania was torpedoed on 7 May 1915, his wife Margaret erected a memorial tablet for him in the parish church at Grange-over Sands. The tablet reads:

To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Evan Arthur Leigh of Yewbarrow Hall who lost his life in the sinking of the S.S. Lusitania, May 7th, 1915. This Tablet is erected by his wife Margaret

References "Drowned on the Lusitania." After the Conflict - Cumbrian War Memorials. Web. 16 July 2011. <http://cumbrianwarmemorials.blogspot.com/2008/11/drowned-on-lusitania.html>.

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