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Margaret Jane O'Reilly (Murphy)

Also Known As: "Mary", "Maggie"
Birthplace: Aghnacliff, Longford, County Longford, Ireland
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Michael Murphy and Mary Lyons
Wife of Matthew J. O'Reilly
Mother of Margaret Leniston; Ann McCabe and Matthew O'Reilly
Sister of Michael Murphy; Mary Murphy; Catherine "Kate" Guilfoyle; Rose Helen Murphy; Patrick Murphy and 3 others

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About Margaret Jane O'Reilly

Miss Margaret Jane Murphy known as "Mary" or "Maggie" [1] was born on 24 September 1886 [2], the daughter of Michael Murphy and Mary Lyons.

Margaret and her sister Kate boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as third class passengers (ticket number 367230, £15, 10s). They were heading from their home in Aghnacliffe, Co Longford, Ireland to New York City.

Catherine and Margaret shared cabin 161 on E-deck with Kate Gilnagh and Kate Mullen. 

The two women were rescued in (probably) lifeboat 16 [3].

Miss Murphy continued to live in New York City after the Titanic disaster. She married Matthew J. O'Reilly, who died coincidentally, on 15 April 1939. Margaret had three children, Margaret (d. 23 November 1959), Matthew (died 1998) and Ann (still living).

Margaret O'Reilly (née Murphy) died while vacationing at the family summer home in upstate New York on 29 September 1957. She was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in New York City (Queens).

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Margaret Jane O'Reilly's Timeline

September 24, 1886
Aghnacliff, Longford, County Longford, Ireland
February 6, 1917
Age 30
Age 32
December 4, 1921
Age 35
September 29, 1957
Age 71
New York, New York, NY, USA