Daisy E. Minahan

Miss Daisy E. Minahan

Daisy E. Minahan

Miss Daisy E. Minahan, 33, was born 9 January 1879 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Irish immigrants William B. Minahan and Mary Shaughnessy. Daisy worked as a school teacher and lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Daisy Minahan boarded the Titanic at Queenstown. Travelling as first class passengers, she, her brother William and sister-in-law Lillian occupied cabin C-78.

"I was awakened by the crying of a woman in the passageway." She recalled on 13 May 1912. Until the day she died she believed the crying woman was Madeleine Astor wife of John Jacob Astor, whose great-grandfather had once owned a considerable amount of land in Green Bay.

Lillian and Daisy were rescued in lifeboat 14 but were transferred to collapsible D during the night.

Daisy was never the same after the trauma of the Titanic. By 24 April 1912 she and Lillian were back in Green Bay. But less than a month after the disaster, Daisy was admitted to a sanatorium in Wood County for pneumonia. Having moved to Los Angeles about 1918, she died on 30 April 1919, aged 40. In a letter to her aunt on 1 May 1919, a cousin wrote, "Daisy's condition was very, very poor and the end could have been nothing but a great relief for her."

References and Sources

Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth, May 3, 1919, Obituary
State of California Standard Certificate of Death
Green Bay Press-Gazette, March 20, 1998
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912

Credits

John Frey
Phillip Gowan, USA
Thomas J Hawley
Lisa Bertrand Moore, USA

Pictures

Daisy Ida Minahan's Gravestone

DAISY IDA MINAHAN'S GRAVESTONE

 

Articles and Stories

MISS MINAHAN DIES; TITANIC SURVIVOR

Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth  (1919) 

MISS MINAHAN DIES; TITANIC SURVIVOR

 
STENGELS TO CARE FOR MRS. AND MISS MINAHAN

Newark Evening News  (1912) 

STENGELS TO CARE FOR MRS. AND MISS MINAHAN

 
ASKED TO MEET TWO WOMEN

Chicago Daily News  (1912) 

ASKED TO MEET TWO WOMEN

 
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