Mr Patrick O'Connor

Mr Patrick O'Connor was born in Boherboy, Co Cork, Ireland on 30 May 1888.

He was the youngest child of James O'Connor (b. 1842), a farmer, and his wife Abina "Abbie" (b. 1846), Cork natives who had married around 1870. One of eleven children born to his parents, his known siblings were: Ellie (b. 1882), John (b. 1884) and Julia (b. 1886). He grew up in a Roman Catholic household.

John first appears on the 1901 census living in house 5 in Tooreenavuscaun 1, Boherboy, Co Cork. By the time he appears on the 1911 census he described as a farmer's son and now living at house 9 in Tooreenavuscaun.

He boarded the Titanic at Queenstown (ticket number 366713 which cost £7, 15s) and he was destined for an unknown address in New York City. Travelling with him was his cousin Hannah Riordan and others from his general locale in Cork: Bridget Bradley, Nora O'Leary, Patrick Denis O'Connell and Michael Linehan. He is believed to have shared a cabin with his fellow Cork men.

Patrick O'Connor died in the disaster. His body, if recovered, has never been identified.

References and Sources

  1. English spelling of Tooreenavuscaun varies. The name derives from the Irish Tuairín an Mhúscáin.

Gavin Bell, UK

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