Daisy E Minahan (1879 - 1919) MP

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Birthplace: Wisconsin
Death: Died
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Managed by: June Barnes
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About Daisy E Minahan


  • Name: Miss Daisy E. Minahan
  • Born: Thursday 9th January 1879
  • Age: 33 years
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Last Residence: in Green Bay Wisconsin United States
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked:
  • Ticket No. 19928 , £90
  • Cabin No.: C78
  • Rescued (boat 14)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Wednesday 30th April 1919
  • Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery Los Angeles California United States

Miss Daisy E. Minahan, 33, was born 9 January 1879 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Irish immigrants William B. Minahan and Mary Shaughnessy. Daisy worked as a school teacher and lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Daisy Minahan boarded the Titanic at Queenstown. Travelling as first class passengers, she, her brother William and sister-in-law Lillian occupied cabin C-78.

"I was awakened by the crying of a woman in the passageway." She recalled on 13 May 1912. Until the day she died she believed the crying woman was Madeleine Astor wife of John Jacob Astor, whose great-grandfather had once owned a considerable amount of land in Green Bay.

Lillian and Daisy were rescued in lifeboat 14 but were transferred to collapsible D during the night.

Daisy was never the same after the trauma of the Titanic. By 24 April 1912 she and Lillian were back in Green Bay. But less than a month after the disaster, Daisy was admitted to a sanatorium in Wood County for pneumonia. Having moved to Los Angeles about 1918, she died on 30 April 1919, aged 40. In a letter to her aunt on 1 May 1919, a cousin wrote, "Daisy's condition was very, very poor and the end could have been nothing but a great relief for her."

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Dr William Edward Minahan
  • Mrs Lillian E. Minahan

References and Sources

  • Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth, May 3, 1919, Obituary
  • State of California Standard Certificate of Death
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette, March 20, 1998
  • United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912


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Daisy E Minahan's Timeline

January 9, 1879
April 30, 1919
Age 40
Calvary Cemetery Los Angeles California United States