Miss Hanora O'Leary

Miss Hanora (Nora) O'Leary, 16, was born in Glencollins, Kingwilliamstown, Co. Cork on June 10, 1895. She was the daughter of John O'Leary and Johanna Healy and had five brothers and two sisters. She was going to her sister Ms. Katie O’Leary at 137 W. 11th Street, New York City.

She boarded the Titanic at Queenstown (ticket number 330919, £7 16s 7d). She was travelling in a group from the Kingwilliamstown area led by Daniel Buckley, and consisting of Hannah Riordan, Bridget Bradley, Patrick Denis O'Connell, Patrick O'Connor, and Michael Linehan.

Nora was rescued, probably in lifeboat 13.

Nora became a domestic in New York City. Upon returning to Ireland for a visit a few years later, she married Thomas J. (Tim) Herlihy and then remained in Ireland where she raised her son and four daughters. She spent the remainder of her life in Ballydesmond where she died on 18 May 1975. She is buried in the parish churchyard just a few feet from fellow survivor, Daniel Buckley.

Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Noel Ray, Ireland

References and Sources
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
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