About Eileen McNamee
Mrs Neal McNamee (Eileen O'Leary), 19, was born on 16th December, 1892 in Plymouth, England, the daughter Richard O'Leary (1) and Minnie (née Petheram) (2). The family later moved to Salisbury.
Eileen attended St. Thomas school, Salisbury and Sunday school at Brown Street Baptist church. On leaving school, Eileen worked for Lipton's Grocers and provision merchants, based at 41, Silver Street Salisbury, working at the same store was Neal McNamee.
Eileen was married to Neal McNamee on 17th January 1912, in April of that year they were travelling to New York, partly as a honeymoon and partly so that Neal could take up a new job.
On hearing that Eileen was leaving for New York, the Superintendent of Salisbury Baptist Church who was also Mayor of Salisbury at the time, Mr W. Pritchard, gave Eileen a letter of kind appreciation and a gift of a testament. This gift was the last item that Eileen's mother saw her pack into her trunk.
They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers (ticket number 376566, £16, 2s). Both perished in the sinking.
Eileen's body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#53). On 22 April 1912 her body was buried at sea.