Faces of the Titanic: Hero Mary Kelly cared for two French orphans who found themselves alone in a lifeboat
Westmeath girl en route to New York to marry and become a domestic servant got in some practice along the way
Miss Kelly meanwhile had moved quietly on and into the arms of John Heslin, with a housewarming gift of $100 from the Red Cross. Not that it compensated for the loss of Mary’s wedding trousseau – the slew of beautiful presents from family and friends – which now lay at the bottom of the Atlantic. Mary and John went on to marry within a year and to have six children. Mary told them that she escaped from steerage because a crewmember showed her a way to the upper decks through an airshaft or ventilation chamber. She died in her home at Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, two days after Christmas 1950. She was 60 years of age.
1911 census – Kelly, Packenhamhall Street, Castlepollard.
Mary (48), mother, widow.
Children at home – John (16), Edward (14), Bridget (11) and Margaret (9).
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Blimey, Chuck! Sounds like what is going on in the construction industry in the UK now happened 30 years ago in the USA. Can't say we weren't warned..Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Wow...........with a population of 4,600,000 in the Republic and approximately 15% non national its obviously a huge problemRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Plus you have 3-5 million people of Irish ancestry living in the island of Britain as well. Most of the people I went to school with were sons and dau