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Eugene Patrick Daly
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1883
Death: Oct. 30, 1965

Titanic survivor. He was born and raised in Ireland, where he worked as a mechanic and a weaver in the Athlone Woollen Mills. A renowned musician who played the bagpipes, he was also an important member of the Irish National Foresters Band, the Clan Uisneach War Pipers' Band, and the Gaelic League. Daly and his cousin Maggie, a year his senior, booked passage to America on the Titanic in April of 1912. He was planning to go to Brooklyn and she was planning to go to Manhattan. He had brought his prized bagpipes with him for the transatlantic journey, and frequently entertained the other passengers down in steerage with his playing. When disaster struck, he managed to get his cousin and their friend Bertha Mulvihill onto the second-last lifeboat to be loaded. Daly tried to get into this lifeboat as well, but was ordered out. He managed to escape on the final craft left, a collapsible life-raft tied to the roof of the officers' quarters. In the ship's final moments, he struggled to untie the craft. Soon after cutting it loose, it was washed overboard as the ship began to sink. Daly and a number of other people dove into the water after it, and even though it had turned upside-down, he and about thirty other survivors managed to climb on top of it and balanced themselves there until they were rescued the next morning. Upon landing in New York and physically recovering from his ordeal, he competed in the Gaelic Feis bagpipe competition in Celtic Park, although he didn't win the grand prize. He went on to marry a woman named Lillian, with whom he had one child, Marian Joyce, who was born during one of his visits back to Ireland. Daly was living in the Bronx at the time of his death. He was eighty-two years old. (bio by: Carrie-Anne) 
 
Burial:
Saint Raymonds Cemetery (New)
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Buried in an Unmarked Grave
 
Created by: Brianne
Record added: Sep 11, 2005
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Eugene Patrick Daly
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Eugene Patrick Daly
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Eugene Patrick Daly
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- Trevor Baxter
 Added: May. 19, 2017
Dear Eugene, I just learned about you last week by a woman who met you, as an old man in Central Park when she was 19.You were sitting on a bench and told her the story of your experience on the Titanic. I'm so sorry for your pain, suffering and loss. And...(Read more)
- JJohnson
 Added: Feb. 26, 2017

- Lisa Whitby
 Added: Jan. 23, 2017
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