Mr. William Mustoe-Kinch

William Kinch image:  Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday, 8 May 1915, Page 2. William Mostoe-Kinch, 19, was the son of Eunice Kinch from her first marriage.  They were from Sheffield, England, but had been living in Cleveland, Ohio, for a number of years.  William's stepfather, William Kinch, had died prior to 1915.  William and Eunice sailed on the last voyage of the Lusitania to visit their native Sheffield.  Both Eunice and William were lost when the Lusitania sank. Eunice and William booked passage for Lusitania at Collver and Miller, Taylor arcade.  On the train to New York, they made friends with Charles and Sarah Lundand Sarah's father William Mounsey, from Chicago.  William Mostoe-Kinch's cabin on the Lusitania was D-90, which he shared with Richard Preston Pritchard and Arthur Gadsen. On the day of the disaster he was in the lounge with William Mounsey when the torpedo hit.  His mother was on deck with Sarah Lund.  Both William and Eunice were lost in the disaster. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8 May 1915:
Cleveland relatives of Mrs. Eunice Kinch and her son, William Mostoe, 19, both of whom lived at 6300 White-av. N. E., said Mrs. Kinch and her son were going to England to spend their summer at their former home in Sheffield, England.  They had lived in Cleveland for several years.  Both are related to the family of George W. Crane, 5902 Luther-av. N. E.

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Contributors: Norma Kinch Bieler Michael Poirier References: "Seven Sixth City Persons on Board Liner."  Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday 8 May 1915, Page 2.

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