Miss Jane Carr

Jennie Carr

Miss Jane "Jennie" Carr was born in Castlerock, Aclare, Tobbercurry, Co Sligo, Ireland on 11 February 1867. 

She was the daughter of Thomas Carr (b. circa 1820), a farmer, and Bridget Goldrick (b. circa 1826).

Her known siblings were: Catherine (b. 1855), James (b. 1858), Michael (b. 1859), Mary Marie (b. 1861), Bridget (b.1864), and Thomas (b. 1872).

Miss Carr, known as Jennie, migrated to America in 1889, arriving in New York aboard the City of Berlin on 4 May 1889.

Residing in Springfield, Massachusetts she worked as a domestic and cook. She later worked in Hartford, Connecticut and then at the home of Dr. Sidney A. Burnap of Windsor Locks, Connecticut as housekeeper and cook. Her last place of employment was as a cook at the Chicopee Falls Hotel and she had numerous nieces and nephews living nearby. Back in Ireland her father had died aged 73 on 29 August 1893 and her mother passed away the following year.

Having done well for herself, Jane returned to Ireland for an extended visit around 1909 and stayed with her sister Catherine (Mrs Thady Mullarkey) at her home in Co Sligo; whilst visiting she managed to appear on the 1911 census, recorded at the Mullarkey household, 14 Castlerock, and also present was her unmarried sister Mary. Perhaps intending to stay longer, Jane received word that the bank where her life savings were held, Windsor Locks Bank, had folded and she made hasty plans to return to the USA and settle her affairs.

Jane boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 368364, £7 15s).

Jane Carr lost her life in the disaster and her body, if recovered, was never identified. Her estate, valued at £113, was administered to a relative Michael Carr on 9 August 1912. 



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Michael A. Findlay, USA
Noel Ray, Ireland

References and Sources

Robert L. Bracken (2000) Irish Titanic Passengers
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of Queenstown, 11 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/776/2).
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society.
Springfield Union 1912
Search archive Irish newspapers online

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