John Bourke (1869 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Carrowskeheen (Addergoole, Mayo), Ireland
Death: Died in Atlantic Ocean
Cause of death: died by sinking of the Titanic
Occupation: Farmer
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About John Bourke

Mr John Bourke, 28, a farmer from Carrowskehine, was born in May 1869 the son of William Bourke and Mary O'Boyle. On 17 January 1911 he was married to Catherine McHugh of Tawnagh, Co Mayo. John, his wife and sister Mary were bound for Chicago. They joined a group of Co Mayo passengers led by Katherine McGowan. He, and the others boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as third class passengers (ticket number 364849, £15, 10s). He purchased his ticket from Thomas Durcan of Castlebar.

1911 Irish census information:

Residents of house 11 in Carrowskeheen (Addergoole, Mayo)

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Mr John Bourke

  • Born: May 1869
  • Age: 42 years
  • Last Residence: in Carrowskehine Ireland
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • 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

Mr John Bourke, 28, a farmer from Carrowskehine, was born in May 1869 the son of William Bourke and Mary O'Boyle. On 17 January 1911 he was married to Catherine McHugh of Tawnagh, Co Mayo. John, his wife and sister Mary were bound for Chicago. They joined a group of Co Mayo passengers led by Katherine McGowan. He, and the others boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as third class passengers (ticket number 364849, £15, 10s). He purchased his ticket from Thomas Durcan of Castlebar.

On the night of the sinking, John and Patrick Canavan remembered the presence of a ladder which led to higher decks. They are reported to have gathered women and children around them and helped them up to the higher deck. However Catherine and Mary refused to remain in lifeboat 16 when they realised that John would be left behind. All three perished in the disaster. John's body, if recovered, has never been identified.

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John Bourke's Timeline

1869
May 25, 1869
May, 1869
Ireland
1912
April 15, 1912
Age 42
Atlantic Ocean
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