Miss Hannah Riordan
Miss Hannah Riordan was born in Glenlougha, Kingwilliamstown, Co. Cork on 27th January, 1894 1, the daughter of Peter Riordan 2 and Mary Riordan (née O'Connor).
She boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 334915, £7, 14s, 5d). Her destination was 319 Lexington Avenue, New York City where her sister Ellen lived. Ellen was holding a position she had found for Hannah as a domestic worker.
Hannah was accompanied on the Titanic by Daniel Buckley, Bridget Bradley, Patrick Denis O'Connell, her cousin Patrick O'Connor, Nora O'Leary and Michael Linehan from Kingwilliamstown (now Ballydesmond). Hannah was rescued in lifeboat 13 along with Bridget Bradley.
She was naturalized as a US citizen on 10th May, 1928 in New York City. In her application she is described as a maid, 150 pounds, brown hair, grey eyes, 5 feet, 9 inches tall with fair complexion. At the time she was living at 109 E. 72nd Street in New York City.
She was married to John Spollen 3, son of James and Margaret Tilvius Spollen, on March 17, 1936 at St. Anselm's Church in the Bronx, New York. Shortly after marriage the couple moved to 14 Whitesboro Street in Utica, New York. At some point they returned to the Bronx and lived the rest of their lives. The couple had no children.
Hannah Spollen (née Riordan) died on 29th September, 1982. She was survived by her husband and two nieces.
References and Sources
State of New York, Certificate of Death
Philip Hind (Editor)
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Senan Molony, Ireland
Michael Tubridy (Grand Nephew of Hannah Riordan)
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Miss Hannah Riordan
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery Hawthorne New York United States
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