Reverend David Loynd

Reverend David Loynd, 51, was traveling aboard Lusitania with his wife, Alice.  Husband and wife were lost after the got into a lifeboat that spilled as it was lowering. Bodies of both husband and wife were recovered. Loynd was born on 12 November 1862 at 157 Park Street in Bolton, England.  His father William was a cotton spinner.  By 1903, David had met Alice Grimshaw who was from the Tottington area and they were married at the Bury Baptist Church. Loynd did missionary work in Indiana among other places.  When the ship was struck David and Alice got into a lifeboat with Albert and Gladys Bilicke, which spilled as it was being lowered. David Loynd's body was recovered, #234. Contributors: Michael Poirier References: Hoehling, A. A. and Mary Hoehling.  The Last Voyage of the Lusitania.  Madison Books, 1956. Sauder, Eric and Ken Marschall with Bill Sauder.  R. M. S. Lusitania:  Triumph of the Edwardian Age.  Waterfront Publications, 1993.

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