Boston Globe, April 16, 1912
Timothy J. McCarthy 54 1 was a buyer of stationery for a local dry goods firm; the Jordan Marsh Company. He lived at 52 Nelson Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts with his family.
He had married Mary Anastasia Haggerty on 26 June, 1888, in Boston, Massachusetts. The couple had (at least) six children; Anna Gertrude (18 January 1890), Mildred Denney (24 November 1891), John Joseph (4 November 1892, died 2 November 1894, two days short of his second birthday), Justin Leon (9 February 1895), Edmund/Edmond C., 13 March 1897 and Brendon Murray (17 May 1901). His parents were Jeremiah and Hannah (nee Murray?) McCarthy, according to the marriage record.
He and his friend and work colleague Herbert Henry Hilliard boarded the Titanic at Southampton. They held ticket number 17463 (£51, 17s, 3d) and shared cabin E-46.
Mr McCarthy died in the disaster, his body was recovered by the Mackay Bennett.
NO. 175 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE 65 - GREY HAIR & MOUSTACHE
CLOTHING - Grey overcoat; black striped suit; purple knitted tie.
EFFECTS - Prayer book; purse; pipe; wedding ring; knife; gun metal watch and fob; papers; 5s.; $110.00 in notes.
NAME - TIMOTHY J. McCARTHY
The body was delivered to J. V. Finn of Boston on 30 April 1912 and he was buried at Calvery Cemetery, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
(Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA)
- A Timothy McCarty was born 25 November 1857 in Boston to Jeremiah and Hannah McCarty. For reasons unknown, he would later state he was born in November 1859.
References and Sources
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#175)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
Articles and Stories
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