Mrs Lillian E. Minahan (née Thorpe)

Mrs William Edward Minahan (Lillian E. Thorpe), 37, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 7 February 1875, the daughter of Sylvannus Thorpe and Mahala Babb. She had two brothers Ellis O. (b.1878) and Alva (b. 1880).

She moved to Kansas for a time and was married to the portrait painter, Paul Lawrence.  She was later widowed.

In 1903, while visiting friends in Wisconsin, Lillian met Dr William E. Minahan whom she later married. They settled in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.

In 1912 they had been visiting Dr Minahan's family in Ireland. They boarded the Titanic at Queenstown. Travelling as first class passengers, Lillian, William and his sister Daisy occupied cabin C-78.

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

Lilian later moved to California. On 31 March 1914  1 at Riverside, California she married another physician Dr. Lee P. Kaull. Dr. Kaull, who had been chief surgeon for the Arizona Copper Mines Company, resided in the Hershey Arms Hotel at Los Angeles, where he maintained offices  in the Pacific Mutual Building

At the end of the first world war they moved to Jerome, Arizona, but Kraull committed suicide on 19 December 1923.  After Kraull's death Lillian returned to southern California and she lived in Hollywood until her marriage to Clarence Dewey Danielson (On 16 October 1926 in Ventura County, California). In 1947 she moved to Laguna Beach, California. 

She died in 13 January 1962 in Orange, California at the age of 86.

Notes

  1. In the California County Marriages it is stated the marriage took place on 28 March 1914.

References and Sources

The Laguna Beach Post (California), January 25, 1962, Obituary
Green Bay Press-Gazette, March 20, 1998

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

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Dr. William Edward and Lilian Minahan

DR. WILLIAM EDWARD AND LILIAN MINAHAN

 

Articles and Stories

THIRD SUICIDE IN FAMILY MYSTERY

Chicago Tribune  (1925) 

THIRD SUICIDE IN FAMILY MYSTERY

 
ASKED TO MEET TWO WOMEN

Chicago Daily News  (1912) 

ASKED TO MEET TWO WOMEN

 
STENGELS TO CARE FOR MRS. AND MISS MINAHAN

Newark Evening News  (1912) 

STENGELS TO CARE FOR MRS. AND MISS MINAHAN

 
Third Tragedy in Family

Chicago Tribune  (1925) 

THIRD TRAGEDY IN FAMILY

 
TITANIC SURVIVOR MEMORIAL SERVICE

Laguna Beach Post  (1962) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR MEMORIAL SERVICE

 
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