Miss Bridget Henry1 was born in Cloonown, Co Roscommon2, Ireland on 28 January 1890.
She was the daughter of Patrick Henry (b. circa 1856), a farmer, and Margaret Curley (b. circa 1861), Cloonown natives who had married in St Peter's Church, Cloonown on 23 January 1885 before going on to have eight children.
Hailing from a Roman Catholic family, Bridget's siblings were: Elizabeth (b. 6 November 1885), Edward (b. 21 November 1886), Mary (b, 14 March 1888), Margaret (b. 27 April 1891), Thomas (b. 9 January 1893), Anne "Nannie" (b. 23 December 1895) and Patrick (b. 15 June 1899).
The family appears on the 1901 census living at house 73 in Cloonown, Co Roscommon; she was to lose her father later in the year when he accidentally drowned in the Shannon River at Keaton's Mill, Athlone on 7 December 1901, his age reported at time of death being 45 years. The remaining family appear on the 1911 census at house 45 in Cloonown.
Bridget decided to emigrate to Boston where she already had family; a maternal aunt, Mary Curley lived there as did her eldest sibling Elizabeth who had left Ireland and arrived in New York aboard Teutonic on 15 April 1909.
Bridget was due to travel with a friend who later cancelled but she knew others from Athlone who would be travelling also. She boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 382649 which cost £7, 15s). Whilst aboard she was acquainted with several travellers from Athlone: Bertha Mulvihill; Eugene and Margaret Daly and Michael Connaughton.
Bridget Henry was lost in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.