Mr Patrick Denis O'Connell

Mr Patrick Denis O'Connell was born on 24 May 1893 in Kingwilliamstown (modern-day Ballydesmond), Co Cork, Ireland.

He was the son of Denis O'Connell (b. 1858), a farmer and shopkeeper, and his wife Hannah (b. 1859). One of six surviving children from a total of seven, Patrick's siblings were: Mary Anne (b. 1888), Timothy (b. 1891), Hannah (b. 1893), Katrina (b. 1896) and Julia (b. 1898) and he grew up in a Roman Catholic household which, for the time, was financially comfortable.

Patrick first appears on the 1901 census living in house 5 in Kingwilliamstown. By the time of the 1911 census he was described as a farm servant and still living with his family, now at house 1 in Kingwilliamstown.

Patrick boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 334912 which cost £7, 14s, 8d). His reason for travelling or his exact destination is not known but he was travelling with a group of others from his locality, including his cousin Daniel Buckley, alongside Bridget Bradley, Patrick O'Connor, Nora O'Leary and Michael Linehan. He is believed to have shared a cabin with his fellow Cork men.

Patrick O'Connell died in the disaster. His body, if recovered, has never been identified.



Gavin Bell, UK

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(2018) Patrick Denis O'Connell Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1086, updated 30th March 2018 20:52:50 PM)

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