|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1910|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1973|
County Dublin, Ireland
Nicknamed "Elba" by her father, only child to Thomas Andrews Jr., chief designer of Titanic & Helen Reilly Barbour of Dunallan, 12 Windsor Avenue, Belfast North Ireland. Later of Conway-Dunmurry. Never married. Elba went on to become the first woman ever to receive a pilot's license in Northern Ireland. She helped in the war effort & later worked closely with the giraffes in Kenya. On her way home from a job in Dublin on 1 November 1973 Elba was killed instantly in a car accident approximately half way between Dublin and Slane. Her ashes may be found in the church yard in Comber and at the Barbour Family vault at Lambeg. She is survived by her half-sister, Ethel Vera Helen, whose father was Henry Pierson Harland also of Harland & Wolff Shipyard. Helen remarried to Henry on February 8, 1917. Rev. McMillian compared her to Joyce Grenfell, an eccentric English actress of the time. My sincere gratitude & thanks to Dr. Andrews, Richard Graham & Jim Carlisle for sharing their most helpful knowledge for which I am & will always be truly grateful.
Thomas Andrews (1873 - 1912)
Helen Reilly Barbour Andrews Harland (1881 - 1966)
Created by: Denise Vanaria (Nellie)
Record added: May 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36694686
Added: Apr. 15, 2015
My dear cousin Elba,I'm sorry about what has happened to you and with what has happened to your father. I know that you have lived in a very unique lifestyle, such as the first female licenced pilot of Northern Ireland, taking part in a war effort, and t...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 13, 2015
Angel of Flowers
Added: Dec. 14, 2014
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