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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 04:10:51 +0000 (UTC)


The Titanic's Tralee Doctor.
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FRIENDS TO HONOUR HIS MEMORY.

Queenstown, Monday.

It is a pleasure to know that the many memorials which
are to be raised in connection with the Titanic disaster,
the popular Irish physician, Dr F N O'Loughlin is not to
be forgotten. In him the White Star Company lost the
doyen of their medical service--their loved
Commodore, one of the most lovable of men. Although
well advanced in years, Dr O'Loughlin was full of the
ardour of youth. He knew no dull moments and always
looked at the bright side of things.

One of the last scenes on the deck of the Titanic is
said to have been a sad one, namely that of a group of
officers, including Dr O'Loughlin, the two pursers of
[sic] their assistants, and some others, all joined in arms
waited the final plunge of the great ship they were on.

The following notice of the proposed memorial to Dr
O'Loughlin appears in the "New York Herald".--

"As a memorial to the late Dr William Francis Norman
O'Loughlin, surgeon of the Titanic, friends in New York
have put under way a movement to establish a
pathological laboratory at St Vincent's Hospital, Seventh
avenue and Eleventh-street. For this institution, Dr
O'Loughlin had a special affection, and to it he sent his
patients when in port."

Already several subscriptions have been promised,
and the committee hopes that the many friends of Dr
O'Loughlin in America, Ireland, England and France will
join in the project. A tablet is to be placed in the
laboratory commemorative of Dr O'Loughlin's life and
heroic death, and expressing something of the affection
in which his memory is cherished.

--The Kerry Sentinel, 25 May 1912

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Dennis Ahern | Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Irish Maritime News
Acton, Mass. | http://istg.rootsweb.com/newsarticles/newsarticles.html
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