Miss Bridget Donohoe

Miss Bridget Donohoe 1 was born in Cum, Addergoole, Co Mayo, Ireland on 11 January 1891.

She was the daughter of David Donohoe (b. 1861), a farmer, and Catherine Moyles and she grew up in a Roman Catholic household which spoke both the Irish and English languages. She had three known siblings: Michael (b. 1887), Mary (b. 1889) and John (b. 1895). Her mother died at a young age following childbirth with her younger sibling John and her father was remarried to a woman named Ellen Cawley (b. circa 1860 (2)) and they had three more children: Honoria "Norah" (b. 1899), Ellen (b. 1901) and Katie (b. 1903).

Bridget first appears on the 1901 census when she was living with her family at house 6 in Cum, Addergoole and on the 1911 census living at house 7 in Cum. By the time of the latter record she had no stated profession.

Bridget boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 364856 which cost £7, 15s) and was part of a large group of passengers travelling from the same district in Mayo. The group included John and Catherine McHugh Bourke and John's sister Mary Bourke; Nora Fleming, Mary Mangan, Delia Mahon, cousins Patrick and Mary Canavan, James Flynn, Catherine and Annie McGowan, Annie Kelly and Bridget McDermott. Bridget was travelling to Chicago, Illinois where she had family.

Bridget Donohoe died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

Notes

  1. Spelling of name alternates between Donohue and Donohoe. The 1901 and 1911 census records give the name as Donohoe.
  2. On the 1901 census Ellen declared her age as 30. When the 1911 census was taken she claimed she was 51.

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