Miss Mary Canavan

Miss Mary Canavan was born in Tonacrick, Addergoole, Co Mayo, Ireland on 18 June 1889.

She was the eldest daughter of Anthony Canavan (1853-1931), a farmer, and Mary Earley (1860-1933). One of nine children born onto her parents, her siblings were: Patrick (b. 1887), Thomas (b. 1891), John (b. 1893), Michael (b. 1895), twins Bridget and Anthony (b. 1897), William (b. 1899) and Richard (b. 1905).

Mary and her family appear on the 1911 census living at house 5 in Tonacrick, Addergoole and Mary was described as an unmarried farmer's daughter. The family were Roman Catholic and spoke both Irish and English.

Mary's elder brother Patrick had emigrated to the USA the year previously and she intended on joining him, making plans to stay with a cousin in Manhattan, Anthony Flynn. Mary travelled with a large group from her area, now referred to as the Addergoole Fourteen, led by Catherine McGowan. Also travelling with her were her cousins Patrick Canavan and James Flynn, the latter whose brother she was intending to stay with in New York. Mary boarded the Titanic at Queenstown on 11 April 1912 as a third class passenger (ticket number 364846, which cost £7, 15s).

Mary Canavan died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

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Gavin Bell, UK

Notes
  1. She is often mistaken as the sister of Patrick Canavan.

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Loss of the Titanic.

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Mary Canavan - School Register Entry

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Connaught Telegraph  (1912) 

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