Miss Rosina Philip Leverich

Rosina Philip Leverich (c. 1886 - 1915), 28, was the daughter of Rosina T. P. Leverich. Mother and daughter were sailing aboard the Lusitania to visit the younger Rosina's brother, William Edward, then living in London, England. Both mother and daughter were lost in the Lusitania disaster, and only the mother's body was recovered and identified. The younger Rosina was born in New Orleans around 1886, the daughter of Rosina Thomas Philips and William Edward Leverich.  She had a brother, William Edward Leverich. In May 1915, mother and daughter boarded the RMS Lusitania to visit Rosina T. P. Leverich's son, William Edward, in London, England. When Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk on 7 May 1915, both mother and daughter were lost. The daughter's body was never recovered or identified, but the mother's body washed ashore in Ireland and identified. The entries for both mother and daughter in the Family Bible read: ". . . died 7th May 1915. Murdered by the Germans in the sinking of the S.S. Lusitania by torpedo." Contributors: Bill Mears Robert Zink (relative of the Leveriches) References: “RMS Lusitania.” Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Online. Accessed 24 February 2012. <http://www.immigrantships.net/v4/1900v4/lusitania19150507.html>

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