Mr Maurice O'Connor was born in Ballinloughane, Rooskagh 1, Co Limerick, Ireland in the closing months of 1895.
He was the son of Michael O'Connor (b. 1840), an agricultural labourer, and his wife Kate (b. 1853) who had married around 1888. His known siblings were: John (b. 1893), Murt (b. 1894) and Ellie (b. 1898) and he had a step-sibling, Margaret Ryan (b. 1887) from a previous relationship of his mother's.
The family were Roman Catholic and spoke both Irish and English and they appeared on the 1901 census living at house 32 in Ballinloughane. By the time of the 1911 census the family are listed at house 5 in Ballinloughane but Maurice is not present and likely working away from home 2.
Maurice boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger on 11 April 1912 (ticket number 371060 which cost £7, 15s. He was travelling to the home of his brother Michael in New York City.
Maurice O'Connor died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
- Spelling varies but derives from the Irish: Baile an Locháin, Rúscach.
- A 15-year-old Maurice O'Connor, originally from Co Limerick, appears on the 1911 census living as a boarder at 26 William Street in Listowel, Co Kerry, described as an apprentice draper. Whether this is the same person is not certain.
Gavin Bell, UK
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