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Catherine Bourke (McHugh)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: County Mayo, Ireland
Death: Died
Cause of death: Died by sinking of the Titanic
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James McHugh and Bridget Gallagher
Wife of John Bourke
Sister of James McHugh; Michael McHugh; Edward McHugh; Mary McHugh; Patrick McHugh and 10 others

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About Catherine Bourke

On the night of the sinking she is reported to have suggested that the 14-strong in her group kneel in prayer and recite the Rosary. Catherine did find her way, with Mary, into lifeboat 16 and there was still the possibility of her survival. However, she refused to leave her husband and, subsequently, she lost her life in the disaster. Her body, if recovered, was never identified.

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Mrs Catherine Bourke

  • Born: 1880
  • Age: 32 years
  • Last Residence: in Carrowskehine Ireland
  • Occupation: Housewife
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 364849 , £15 10s
  • Destination: Chicago Illinois United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mrs John Bourke (Catherine "Kate" McHugh), 32, was born in Tawnagh, Co Mayo. Catherine had previously lived in America. She was a relative of Katherine McGowan, another third class passenger on the Titanic.

Catherine boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 364849, £15, 10s) together with her husband, John and his sister Mary Bourke. They travelled with a number of others from the country surrounding Crossmolina (see Katherine McGowan). Their destination was travelling to Chicago, Illinois.

On the night of the sinking she is reported to have suggested that the 14-strong in her group kneel in prayer and recite the Rosary. Catherine did find her way, with Mary, into lifeboat 16 and there was still the possibility of her survival. However, she refused to leave her husband and, subsequently, she lost her life in the disaster. Her body, if recovered, was never identified.

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Catherine Bourke's Timeline

1880
1880
County Mayo, Ireland
1912
1912
Age 32
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