About Hanna Mamee (Hanna Mama)
- Name: Mr Hanna Mamee
- Age: 20 years
- Last Residence: in Tripoli Lebanon
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 2677 , £7 4s 7d
- Destination: Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
- Rescued (boat 15)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Hanna Mamee, 20, was a farmer from Syria (now part of Lebanon). His last place of residence was Tripoli, Syria. He was destined for the home of his cousin, Thomas Betros, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mamee boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a third class passenger (ticket number 2677, £7 4s 7d). He was rescued, probably in lifeboat 15. The story that came down through the family was that he had been picked up out of the water by Mrs Astor's boat but there is no evidence to support the claim. Mamee set up a pool room in Washington in the 1920s and was married to Elizabeth Starr (Najim / Dadah family.) They had no children. He died in early 1950's or late 40's.
Sources Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Acknowledgements Patricia Sheehi (Cameron) (Hanna Mame's niece) [Recollection]
Contributors George Baramki Azar
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Patricia Sheehi (Cameron) (Hanna Mamee's niece):
My Uncle was a small man, very diminutive. He was twelve or so years old at the time of the sinking and traveling alone. He was a baby faced boy, so when he was twelve he looked like he was ten years old.
Hanna Mame was from Zaghorta, Lebanon (a predominately Maronite Christian town, in the North of the country, not far from the Cedars of Lebanon.) There were a lot of people from Zaghorta on that ship. Half of Zaghorta went down on that ship. All we know is that he was hanging onto the boat while he was in the water, and was pulled into the Astor boat, which he said wasn't crowded. The men who were rowing didn't want to pull him aboard, and once he was in, wanted to throw him overboard. Lady Astor protected him from them and saved him, by warming him under her clothing, because he was wet and freezing. He wasn't a sissy as it was portrayed in the movies, he was just a little boy. Uncle John lived in Washington were he had pool room. He was living in Washington by mid 1920 's he died in early 1950's or late 40's, and was married to Elizabeth Starr (Najim /Dadah family.) They had no children."