Miss Alice McCoy

(Courtesy of Robert L. Bracken, USA)

Miss Alice McCoy, 22, boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 367226, £23, 5s). She was travelling to Brooklyn, New York with her siblings Agnes and Bernard.

Alice, Agnes and Bernard were rescued in lifeboat 16.

Alice died in New York on 28 December 1959 shortly after the untimely death of her daughter.


Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2001) 
Jersey Journal (1912) 

Comment and discuss

  1. Gavin Bell said:

    For about four months now I have been trying to track down the McCoy siblings from Ireland. I hear that of the three -- Agnes, Alice and Bernard -- only the two girls have been located. However, nobody can give me any details and I'm hoping someone here might know about them. Thanks Cameron Bell

  2. Andrew Maheux said:

    There is something on them on the main page in the purple colored one were it says ET Research Regards, Andrew

  3. Ronan Martin McCoy said:

    I was just wondering does anyone out there have any information on Bernard,Alice or Agnes McCoy (Lifeboat 16) or their family members? I am currently waiting on info to see if they are any relations of myself. If you are or you know the relations of these three passengers please answer this thread. Or if you have any info on the three I would be much obliged if you could please do so also. Thanks a lot, R,McCoy-Ireland

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    Phillip Gowan said:

    Hi Ronan, The McCoys were among the most elusive of the Irish survivors to track down. After a couple of years of searching I found some of their great-nieces and nephews in Virginia and New Jersey and that kind of opened the door. Agnes was a spinster and a domestic to some fairly well-recognized names like Douglas Fairbanks and lived out her life in New York City. She (and her siblings) were born in County Longford, Ireland and Agnes first came to the United States in 1900 seeking work. On January 24, 1957 she was found dead in her New York apartment. There have been family stories on one... Read full post

  5. Michael Findlay said:

    Dear Ronan, Look no further than the ET Research article "The Titanic McCoys" by Robert Bracken right here on the ET, complete with many photographs of them. Robert tracked down the elusive siblings and members of the McCoy family years ago and has included many other details about their lives in his report. The article was subsequently published in Voyage, the quarterly journal of the Titanic International Society, a few years back. They were a fascinating family to study, and plans are in the works to place a marker on Alice's grave in upstate New York in the near future. ... Read full post

  6. Ronan Martin McCoy said:

    Does anyone know how to contact the McCoy three's remaining relatives? And can anyone suggest some great Titanic books? Thanks a mil, Ronan McCoy.

  7. Randy Bryan Bigham said:

    Thanks Phil, The Alice and Colaine anecdote is hilarious! Great work, as usual! Randy

  8. Michael Findlay said:

    Hi Ronan, There are several McCoy descendants alive today - one of whom lives a mile or so from me. If you would like to contact me at , I will be glad to help you. Sincerely, Michael Findlay

  9. Bob Godfrey said:

    Ronan, for information and reviews on books check out Michael Tennaro's excellent website, especially the 'book of the year' section: The two books I most often recommend for those starting a collection are first of all the one that started it all 'A Night to Remember' by Walter Lord, and then 'Titanic, an Illustrated History' by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall. For the Irish connection, Senan Molony's book has already been mentioned.

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Robert L. Bracken, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society
Robert L. Bracken (2000) Irish Titanic Passengers
Senan Molony (1999) The Irish Aboard Titanic. Wolfhound Press, Dublin ISBN 0 86327 805 1
Search archive Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Alice McCoy (ref: #1012, last updated: 15th July 2015, accessed 11th August 2020 01:53:41 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/alice-mccoy.html