Miss Catherine Peters

Catherine Peters

Miss Catherine "Katie" Peters was born in Ballydrehid near Clonmel in Co Tipperary, Ireland over the summer months of 1884.

She was the daughter of William Peters (b. 1846), a farmer, and Mary Crowley (b. 1854) and she was one of a dozen children born to her parents. Her known siblings were: Thomas (b. 1885), James (b. 1887), Bridget (b. 1891), Margaret (b. 1894), Helena (b. 1895) and Josie (b. 1900).

Katie appears with her family on the 1901 census living at house 42 in Ballydrehid. She emigrated in 1906 aboard the Oceanic to New York and she returned to her native Ireland for a visit in late 1911.

On her return voyage to New York on Titanic, which she boarded at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 330935, £8, 2s, 9d), she was travelling, reportedly, with her sweetheart Roger Tobin, and she roomed with two other Tipperary girls, Kate Connolly and Kate McCarthy. Her destined address was 243 East 45th Street, Manhattan, the home address of her sister Mrs John Egan.

On the night of the sinking, Katie McCarthy, the only surviving member of their group, recalled that Roger Tobin called by their cabin and told them to get up and dressed and to bring lifebelts  but assured them there was no danger. McCarthy said that only she sensed any urgency and whilst she implored the other two girls to follow her, she ended up leaving alone and never saw the other two Kates again.

Katie Peters died in the sinking. Her body, if recovered, was never identified.


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