thanks for the messages her bio was very interesting. I have recently ordered the book Irish aboard the titanic by senan maloney cant wait to receive it. This is a very interesting site, it is all new to me but I am enjoying the research. regards jean
I guess I should clarify my last post. Katie Mullen was my grandmother's cousin. My grandmother's family is from Longford, Ireland. I always heard stories about her and how her son died by drowning on a troop ship. I was surprised to hear she lived here in Queens, NY very close to where I live but I never got to meet her. My mother also said Katie's sister was the maid of honor at her grandmothers wedding.
Pat, i think that is so cool that you are related to her! do you by chance have any pictures of her? i want to know because where i live our local theatre group is doing Titanic: a new Musical, and i play Kate Mullen (as in the musical Mullins)!!!
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My maternal grandmother, Margaret Mullen, was also Kate's cousin. In fact she bought the ticket for the Titanic, but changed her mind about going , and gave it to (or sold it!) to Kate.
Margaret also came from Longford, and in fact I've recently visited there with my mother at their old house in St. Micheals Road, Longford, where we met people who remembered the family.
I got the story from my mother who is 95 so the story might have got a bit skewed in the telling. All I know is that my gran should have gone but didn't. Apparently the money for the trip was sent over to Ireland from someone (maybe a family member) in the States to my gran, so maybe she just gave it to Kate.