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Timothy Horgan

HORGAN, Timothy

Timothy, Tim, Horgan was born on the 7th of April 1879 near Bandon in Co Cork to Timothy Horgan and Mary Collins. He was the youngest of their nine children, all of whom were alive in the 1911 census. Timothy Snr. was a Farmer and Cattle Dealer and in the 1901 census the three sons then living at home, Denis, James and Tim, all gave their occupation as Cattle Dealers. Their address was Dromkeen, Innishannon while previously they had lived in the Newcestown area.

In July 1905 Tim Horgan married Anne Morgan in Cork Cathedral and they had a daughter Mary (Molly) the following year. In the 1911 census Tim and Anne were living in the family home in Dromkeen with his parents. His father, Timothy, died in 1915 at the age of eighty-nine and Mary died in 1921 aged seventy-four.

Tim Horgan was presumably travelling to England on cattle dealing business when he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. He survived the sinking and was reported as having been in the water for two and a half hours before he was picked up. He had initially got into a lifeboat but it capsized on launching and he was lucky to find a raft to cling on to.

 

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