Anna "Annie" McGowan

Miss Anna "Annie" McGowan

Anna

Miss Ann "Annie" F. McGowan, 14 (15?), was born on 5 July 1897 [1] in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John McGowan and Marie Heneghan.

She was travelling to Chicago, Illinois with her aunt Katherine McGowan. They were to meet Katherine's sister, Mrs Thomas McDermott, 3241 North Ashland Avenue. They boarded at Queenstown and travelled in third class. Annie survived (possibly in lifeboat 13), while her aunt died.

Anna spent several days at the St. Vincent's hospital in New York City. She left the hospital dressed in her nightgown, a pair of old shoes, and a coat. She travelled to Chicago with fellow survivor, Anna Kelly. They were met in Chicago by Dr. Mary O'Brien Porter of the Catholic Woman's league protectorate. Dr. O'Brien Porter appealed to the Mayor of Chicago to give some of the funds raised in the city to the two young women.

Anna Annie McGowan later married a man by the name of Straube. She died on 30 January 1990 in Chicago, Illinois aged 92.

Notes
1. Birthdate in dispute: found elsewhere as 5 July 1895)

Articles
Cleveland Plain Dealer
(Ohio), 18, 19, 20 April 1912
Chicago Daily Tribune (Illinois), 26 April 1912

References
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society

Contributors
Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland
Phillip Gowan, USA
Noel Ray, Ireland
Homer Thiel, USA

Pictures

Addergoole Titanic Memorial

ADDERGOOLE TITANIC MEMORIAL

 

Articles and Stories

Annie McGowan - School Register Entry

ANNIE MCGOWAN - SCHOOL REGISTER ENTRY

 
Girl Victim of Titanic Near Death; Got Only $25

Chicago Daily Journal  (1912) 

GIRL VICTIM OF TITANIC NEAR DEATH; GOT ONLY $25

 
Red Cross Report and Memorial

RED CROSS REPORT AND MEMORIAL

 
Examiner Fund Aids Girls from Titanic

Chicago Examiner  (1912) 

EXAMINER FUND AIDS GIRLS FROM TITANIC

 
After 72 yrs., Titanic survivor talks to press about fatal night

Daily Herald  (1984) 

AFTER 72 YRS., TITANIC SURVIVOR TALKS TO PRESS ABOUT FATAL NIGHT

 
Raymond A. Straube : Obituary

Chicago Tribune  (1965) 

RAYMOND A. STRAUBE : OBITUARY

 
The Addergoole Parish Loss

THE ADDERGOOLE PARISH LOSS

 
Addergoole Parish 2008

ADDERGOOLE PARISH 2008

 
PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALS

Chicago Daily Tribune  (1912) 

PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALS

 
New Titanic Themed Church Stained Glass Window for Lahardane, Ireland's Titanic Village

(2011) 

NEW TITANIC THEMED CHURCH STAINED GLASS WINDOW FOR LAHARDANE, IRELAND'S TITANIC VILLAGE

 
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