“Titanic” Victim Dr. William Edward Minahan (1867 - 1912) a stolen skull…“Fortune Teller Predicted His Death”

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He has a very interesting story. He had his fortune read shortly before his voyage. The fortune teller predicted his death aboard the ship. The last words to his wife and sister were “Be Brave” apparently he had his skull stolen

See his FindAGrave

Any help in finding sources about his genealogy would be great as he is part of the Titanic Project 

See encyclopedia-titanica

Thank you Wikitree family 

WikiTree profile: William Minahan
in The Tree House by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier

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His marriage record is listed here: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Marriage/MR1570140  with instructions on obtaining a copy.

His mausoleum received historic building status.  The WHS would have a file on the application/research to justify the status.


Information on 2 separate biographical books: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Name/NI227476


actually, there are 70 Minahan results from searching the WI Historical Society, some may be relevant

If you have a Newspapers.com account, the Green Bay Press Gazette publlished articles about his death May 1912
by C. Pings G2G1 (1.9k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
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His obit is listed in an index of Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ) , with instructions on how to obtain a copy.  I searched for Minahan & there were 3 others (I wonder if they could be sons, based on ages?).  The Titanic was noted.


by C. Pings G2G1 (1.9k points)
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I made a connection twisting through his wife's other husband. It will show connected with the morning update tomorrow, Wed. 08 Sep 2021.
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (148k points)

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