About Mary Mullin
Miss Mary Mullin (Lennon)
- Age: 18 years
- Last Residence: in Clarinbridge Ireland
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
- Ticket No. 370371 , £15 10s
- Destination: New York City New York United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Miss Mary Lennon, 21, from Ballymahon, Co Longford, was heading to New York City with her brother Denis They boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as third class passengers (ticket number370371, £15 10s).
Both Denis and Mary were lost in the disaster. Their bodies, if recovered, have never been identified.
Sources Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55). Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Mr Denis Lennon
Mr Denis Lennon and Mary Mullin were actually eloping to the United States together, hence the shroud of secrecy and the reason why the two are listed as brother and sister.
The truth is Denis found a job as barman in the Mullin family's general store/pub in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. He fell in love with Mary, however the upwardly mobile Mullin family forbade such a romance between a humble barman and their daughter.
The young couple, desperate and in love decided to elope to the States. Originally booked on the "Celtic" they were transferred to the "Titanic". They had been pursued to Queenstown by Mary's older brother who was supposedly armed with a gun (he had been tasked with retrieving their tearaway daughter). Nonetheless, the brother arrived by train too late and just missed the "Titanic's" tender. Hence the couple sailed off into destiny and disaster unhindered in their flight.
Sadly the two were lost, but the story truly echoes the fictional romance of Jack and Rose in the film "Titanic" - love across the class divide, pursual by a gun-wealding relative, eternal unity through death.....The only thing is - this really happened!
- Senan Molony, The Irish Aboard Titanic. Wolfhound Press. ISBN 0-86327-805-1
- Richard Coplen