About John Linnane
Mr John Linnane
- Born: 1851
- Age: 61 years
- Last Residence: in Chelsea United States
- Occupation: Gentleman
- 2nd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
- Ticket No. 235509 , £12 7s
- Destination: Chelsea United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr John Linnane (1), 61, was born in Kildorrery, County Cork, Ireland in 1851. On 16 May 1876 he married Ellen Savage (born 1843) and together they had five sons: Jeremiah, Patrick, James, Vincent and William (1878-1900). Sometime towards the end of the 19th century Linnane emigrated to America where he bought some land to the northwest of Chelsea, MI by a dirt track. The track would later become Lingane Road , the house listed as 6690 Lingane Road. Here John and his family cleared a small homestead which they farmed.
Few facts are known about their life in Chelsea but one elderly resident recalled (in 1985) them drivng to St. Mary's Church on Sundays in a 'Surrey' led by a black prancing horse. Another person recalled a close friendship between Lingane and his grandfather. John was a hard-working farmer and father and it was his ultimate aim to return to Ireland with his wife. Tragically Ellen died in March 1911 and the journey to Ireland that Autumn, to visit relatives and old friends, was taken alone and in mourning. For the return journey John had booked passage on the White Star Liner Celtic but was persuaded to await the arrival of the newer and more luxurious Titanic boarded at Queenstown as a second class passenger (ticket number 235509, £12, 7s).
Lingan died in the sinking but ten days later his ultimate fate was still unknown to the people of Chelsea