Mary Bourke

Miss Mary Bourke

Mary Bourke

Miss Mary Bourke, 25, sister to John Bourke and daughter of William Bourke and Mary O'Boyle, boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 364848, 7, 15s). She purchased her ticket from Thomas Durcan of Castlebar. She was travelling from Carrowskehine, Co Mayo to Chicago, Illinois with her brother John and sister-in-law Catherine. Mary was one of a group travelling from the Co Mayo area (see Katherine McGowan).

On the night of the sinking Mary, her brother and sister-in-law managed to make their way to the Boat Deck after her brother and Patrick Canavan discovered a ladder taking them to a higher deck. Indeed, Mary and Catherine were seated in lifeboat 16 but when they saw that John was to remain behind they relinquished their seats and rejoined him on deck. Mary refused to leave her brother and, subsequently, she lost her life in the disaster. Her body, if recovered, has never been identified.

Sources
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

Mary Bourke - School Register Entry

(1879) 

MARY BOURKE - SCHOOL REGISTER ENTRY

 

Articles and Stories

Chicago Girl In Last Lifeboat

Chicago American  (1912) 

CHICAGO GIRL IN LAST LIFEBOAT

 
Girl Titanic Survivor Is Here

Chicago Daily News  (1912) 

GIRL TITANIC SURVIVOR IS HERE

 
Loss of the Titanic.

Connaught Telegraph  (1912) 

LOSS OF THE TITANIC.

 
The Rossendale Bard from Addergoole

THE ROSSENDALE BARD FROM ADDERGOOLE

 
Addergoole Parish 2008

ADDERGOOLE PARISH 2008

 
Wreck of the Titanic (Lahardane Passengers)

Connaught Telegraph  (1912) 

WRECK OF THE TITANIC (LAHARDANE PASSENGERS)

 
Only One of Irish Party Bound for Chicago Lives

Chicago Daily Journal  (1912) 

ONLY ONE OF IRISH PARTY BOUND FOR CHICAGO LIVES

 
Addergoole's Annual Ringing Of The Timoney Bell

ADDERGOOLE'S ANNUAL RINGING OF THE TIMONEY BELL

 
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

 
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