Mr Patrick McGee1 was born in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Ireland on 8 March 1879. Hailing from a Roman Catholic family, he was the son of John McGee, a farmer and publican, and the former Susan Jennings and came from a large family.
The 1901 census show he and his family living at house 204 in west rural Carrickfergus. By 1911 he was living with his wife Jane (née Hagan) and their two young daughters Margaret and Annie at 34 Dunmore Street in west Belfast and where he was described as a ship’s fireman.
Prior to Titanic McGee had served aboard Olympic. He joined Titanic at Belfast for the delivery trip to Southampton where he then disembarked.