William Edward Minahan

Dr William Edward Minahan

William Edward Minahan

Dr William Edward Minahan, 44, was born on 20 April 1867, the son of Irish immigrants William B. Minahan and Mary Shaughnessy. He later became a well known physician in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.

Minahan boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as first class passenger (Ticket No. 19928, £90), together with his wife Lillian and sister Daisy. They occupied cabin C-78.

Will's last words to his wife and sister were report to be "be brave."

Dr Minahan died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#230):

NO. 230. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 6O. - HAIR, GREY.

CLOTHING - Black suit and overcoat.

EFFECTS - Pocketbook; papers; gold watch, "Dr. W. E. Minahan"; keys; knife; fountain pen; clinical thermometer; memo book; tie pin; diamond ring; gold cuff link; nickel watch; comb; check book; American Express; $380; 1 collar button £16 10s. in gold; 14 shillings; nail clipper.

FIRST CLASS PASSENGER.

NAME - DR. W. E. MINAHAN.

The body was forwarded to V. J. Minahan (probably his brother Victor), Green Bay, Wisconsin on May 2, 1912. He is buried at Green Bay.

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]) Green Bay Press-Gazette, 20 March 1998 Maurice McKenna (1912) Past and Present of Fond du Lac County [Wisconsin], Volume II. S. J. Clarke Publ. Co., Chicago. (p. 5)
McKenna (1912 Photograph (Courtesy: Homer Thiel, USA)

Credits

John Frey
Phillip Gowan, USA
Thomas J Hawley
Lisa Bertrand Moore, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

Pictures

William Edward Minahan

(1912) 

WILLIAM EDWARD MINAHAN

 
Dr. William Edward and Lilian Minahan

DR. WILLIAM EDWARD AND LILIAN MINAHAN

 

Articles and Stories

Third Tragedy in Family

Chicago Tribune  (1925) 

THIRD TRAGEDY IN FAMILY

 
William Edward Minahan

WILLIAM EDWARD MINAHAN

 
60 OF TITANIC DEAD TO BE BURIED TO-DAY

(1912) 

60 OF TITANIC DEAD TO BE BURIED TO-DAY

 
THIRD SUICIDE IN FAMILY MYSTERY

Chicago Tribune  (1925) 

THIRD SUICIDE IN FAMILY MYSTERY

 
STENGELS TO CARE FOR MRS. AND MISS MINAHAN

Newark Evening News  (1912) 

STENGELS TO CARE FOR MRS. AND MISS MINAHAN

 
SHOTGUN ENDS STUDENT'S LIFE; JILTED, THEORY

Chicago Tribune  (1923) 

SHOTGUN ENDS STUDENT'S LIFE; JILTED, THEORY

 
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