Miss Bridget O'Sullivan was born in Dromdeveen, Glenduff, Co Limerick, Ireland on 18 May 1890.
She was the daughter of William and Mary O'Sullivan 1. Her family were Roman Catholic and versed in both the Irish and English languages. Her siblings, from a total of eight, were: John (b. 1873), William (b. 1880), Hannie (b. 1887), Ellie (b. 1888) and Mollie (b. 1893).
She appears on the 1901 census living in house 14, Dromdeveen with her widowed mother and four of her siblings. By the time of the 1911 census the family were listed at house 11 in Dromdeveen but Bridget was not present with them 2.
Her sister Hannie had emigrated towards the start of 1912 and settled in New York and it was she who provided the funds for Bridget's travel to America. She boarded the Titanic at Queenstown on 11 April 1912 as a third class passenger (ticket number 330909 which cost £7, 12s, 7d) and she was destined for Manhattan. Travelling with her was her sweetheart Joseph Foley.
Bridget died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.
- On the 1901 census Mary O'Sullivan claimed to be 48. By the time of the 1911 census she gave her age as 74.
- It is possible that the Bridget O'Sullivan, aged 20 and working as a servant in Colooney Street, Limerick City is the same person.
Gavin Bell, UK