Mrs Neal McNamee (Eileen O'Leary), 19, was born on 16th December, 1892
in Plymouth, England, the daughter Richard O'Leary (1) and Minnie (née
Petheram) (2). The family later moved to Salisbury.
Eileen attended St. Thomas school, Salisbury and Sunday school at Brown
Street Baptist church. On leaving school, Eileen worked for Lipton's Grocers
and provision merchants, based at 41, Silver Street Salisbury, working
at the same store was Neal McNamee.
Eileen was married to Neal McNamee on 17th January 1912, in April of
that year they were travelling to New York, partly as a honeymoon and
partly so that Neal could take up a new job.
On hearing that Eileen was leaving for New York, the Superintendent of
Salisbury Baptist Church who was also Mayor of Salisbury at the time,
Mr W. Pritchard, gave Eileen a letter of kind appreciation and a gift
of a testament. This gift was the last item that Eileen's mother saw her
pack into her trunk.
They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third
class passengers (ticket number 376566, £16, 2s). Both perished in
Eileen's body was recovered by the MacKay
NO. 53. - FEMALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 23. - HAIR, BROWN.
CLOTHING - Brown velvet coat; sailor blouse;
white, with blue anchor on front; blue flannel petticoat with
"E. M. C."; blue corsets; blue skirt with black braid; black stockings
EFFECTS - Wedding ring and keeper (turquois
and diamond) gold; bracelet on right wrist; two third class tickets;
one purse with 1s. 11d.; fountain pen; keys; cosmetic, & etc.;
and cards as below.
NAME - Mrs N. McNAMEE.
Kingston House, Wilton Rd., Salisbury.
On 22 April 1912 her body was buried at sea.
1. Richard O'Leary was listed on the marriage certificate of Neal and
EIleen McNamee as and Army Sergeant in the Royal Engineers.
2. Minnie Petheram was born in Gatcombe, Gloucestershire
General Register Office Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth
General Register Office Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage
Record of Bodies and Effects (#53)
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public
Archives of Nova Scotia)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York;
Brian Ticehurst (1989) The Eileen and Neal McNamee Story.
The families of Neal and Eileen McNamee
Elizabeth Foyle, UK
Catherine Parker, UK
Ian Green, UK
Darlene Heal, Canada
Arthur Merchant, USA
Senan Molony, Ireland
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Eileen McNamee
Born: Friday 16th December 1892
Age: 19 years
Married to: Neal
Last Residence: in Salisbury Wiltshire England
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 376566 , £16 2s
Destination: Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 53)
Buried: at Sea on Monday 22nd April 1912.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)
Mr Neal McNamee
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