Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Overlooking Riverside Drive...
—Fox River Trail —
and the Fox River Trail is the tomb of Dr. William Edward Minahan, who died in the sinking of the Titanic. William had four brothers who were also doctors, and his oldest brother, Robert, was also a lawyer who served as mayor of Green Bay from 1904 through 1907.
William Minahan was a native of Chilton, Wisconsin, where he graduated from high school. He briefly pursued teaching but decided to become a doctor instead. He attended medical school in Chicago and graduated with high honors. Minahan married Mary Digman in 1893 and they had a daughter, Maude Olive, before they divorced. He moved to Fond du Lac in 1899, where he established a very well-known and highly respected medical practice. In 1903 he married his second wife, Lillian.
On April 14, 1912, Dr. Minahan, accompanied by his wife Lillian and sister Daisy, set sail on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. They were returning from an extensive tour of pleasure and study in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Dr. Minahan, at the age of 45, was one of the approximately 1,500 people who perished when the ship, thought to be “unsinkable,” hit an iceberg and sank. Lillian and Daisy were among the 704 survivors of approximately 2,200 total passengers.
Dr. Minahan's body was brought to Green Bay and entombed in the Minahan crypt in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 44° 29.522′ N, 88° 1.341′ W. Marker was in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker could be reached from Riverside Drive (State Highway 57) south of Allouez Terrace. Touch for map. Located on the Fox River Trail opposite Woodlawn Cemetery. Marker was in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Port & the Environment (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hazelwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hazelwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Little House with a Big History (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Redemptorist Church in America (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shantytown (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
More about this marker. On the left are photos of "William Minahan" and "Minahan's Tomb". On the right is a photo of the "Titanic"
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historic markers along the Fox River Trail
Also see . . . Fox River Trail. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
1. missing marker
Marker is currently missing. Hopefully it will be replaced soon. The tomb can be seen from where the marker is supposed to be.
— Submitted March 8, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,211 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.