Mr Maurice O'Connor

Mr Maurice O'Connor1 was born in Ballinloughane, Rooskagh2, Co Limerick, Ireland on 10 July 1896.

He was the son of Michael O'Connor (b. 1840), an agricultural labourer, and his wife Catherine Sheehan3 (b. circa 1853) who had married around 1888. 

His known siblings were: John (b. 16 January 1893), Mortimer (b. 30 April 1894) and Ellie (b. 10 August 1898) and he had a half-sister, Margaret Regan (b. 2 November 1886) from his mother's previous marriage.

The family were Roman Catholic and spoke both Irish and English and they appeared on the 1901 census living at house 32 in Ballinloughane. By the time of the 1911 census the family are listed at house 5 in Ballinloughane but Maurice was not present and likely working away from home4.

Maurice boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger on 11 April 1912 (ticket number 371060 which cost £7, 15s. He was travelling to the home of his brother Michael (Mortimer?) in New York City.

Maurice O'Connor died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

 

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Gavin Bell, UK

Notes

  1. Spelling of surname varies across records, alternating between O'Connor and Connors.
  2. Spelling varies but derives from the Irish: Baile an Locháin, Rúscach.
  3. Catherine had previously been married on 22 February 1881  to Michael (O')Regan, a labourer, of Tullig, Co Limerick.
  4. A 15-year-old Maurice O'Connor, originally from Co Limerick, appears on the 1911 census living as a boarder at 26 William Street in Listowel, Co Kerry, described as an apprentice draper. Whether this is the same person is not certain.

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(2018) Maurice O'Connor Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1087, updated 21st September 2018 06:07:36 AM)
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