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

Examiner Fund Aids Girls from Titanic

Chicago Examiner  (1912) 

EXAMINER FUND AIDS GIRLS FROM TITANIC

 
Addergoole's Annual Ringing Of The Timoney Bell

ADDERGOOLE'S ANNUAL RINGING OF THE TIMONEY BELL

 
PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALS

Chicago Daily Tribune  (1912) 

PLEA FOR TITANIC ARRIVALS

 
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

 
Annie McGowan - School Register Entry

ANNIE MCGOWAN - SCHOOL REGISTER ENTRY

 
MISS ANNIE KELLY IN HOSPITAL

Chicago Examiner  (1912) 

MISS ANNIE KELLY IN HOSPITAL

 
Red Cross Report and Memorial

RED CROSS REPORT AND MEMORIAL

 
Ann Straube, 92, One of Last Survivors of Titanic Disaster

Chicago Sun-Times  (1990) 

ANN STRAUBE, 92, ONE OF LAST SURVIVORS OF TITANIC DISASTER

 
REMAINS IN HOPE HUSBAND IS SAVED

Cleveland Plain Dealer  (1912) 

REMAINS IN HOPE HUSBAND IS SAVED

 
Loss of the Titanic.

Connaught Telegraph  (1912) 

LOSS OF THE TITANIC.

 
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