Mr James Flynn

James Flynn was born in Cuilkillew, Addergoole, Co Mayo, Ireland on 9 September 1883 and he was baptised four days later on 13 September.1

He was the son of James Flynn (b. 1841), a farmer, and Anne Canavan (b. 1847). One of eight children born to his parents, seven surviving infancy, his siblings were: Mary (b. 1869), Michael (b. 1879), Patrick (b. 1881), Anthony (b. 1885), Bridget (b. 1887), Thomas (b. 1889) and Annie (b. 1896). The family were Roman Catholic and spoke both Irish and English.

The 1901 and 1911 censuses shows James and his family living in Cuilkillew and he was described on both as an unmarried farmer's son. His younger brother Anthony had emigrated to the USA previously, settling in Manhattan, and James decided to join him there.

James boarded the Titanic at Queenstown on 11 April 1912 as a third class passenger (ticket number 364851 which cost £7, 15s). He travelled with a large group from his area, now referred to as the Addergoole Fourteen, led by Catherine McGowan. Also travelling with him were his relatives Mary and Patrick Canavan, and Annie Kate Kelly. His ultimate destination was to the home of his brother Anthony where Mary Canavan was also headed.

James Flynn died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

His brother Anthony in New York continued to live there, later in Staten Island. He died in 1966.

Credits
Gavin Bell, UK
Arthur Merchant, USA
Noel Ray, Ireland

Notes
  1. Many sources give his actual birthdate as 13 September when this was, in fact, his baptism date.
References and Sources
Titanic Communtator (1997) - Don Lynch's Passenger Manifest
Cork Constitution (Eire)
US Senate Passenger List
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
 

Pictures

Addergoole Titanic Memorial

ADDERGOOLE TITANIC MEMORIAL

 

Articles and Stories

Wreck of the Titanic (Lahardane Passengers)

Connaught Telegraph  (1912) 

WRECK OF THE TITANIC (LAHARDANE PASSENGERS)

 
Addergoole Parish 2008

ADDERGOOLE PARISH 2008

 
Anna Katherine Kelly 1892 - 1969

Titanica!  (2011) 

ANNA KATHERINE KELLY 1892 - 1969

 
Titanic Passengers from County Mayo, Ireland and their Relationships

(2011) 

TITANIC PASSENGERS FROM COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

 
New Titanic Themed Church Stained Glass Window for Lahardane, Ireland's Titanic Village

(2011) 

NEW TITANIC THEMED CHURCH STAINED GLASS WINDOW FOR LAHARDANE, IRELAND'S TITANIC VILLAGE

 
Addergoole's Annual Ringing Of The Timoney Bell

ADDERGOOLE'S ANNUAL RINGING OF THE TIMONEY BELL

 
The Addergoole Parish Loss

THE ADDERGOOLE PARISH LOSS

 
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