Miss Margaret Marcella "Maggie" Daly 1 was born on 1 July 1878 2 in Irishtown, Westmeath, the daughter of Patrick Daly and Bridget (née Egan).
She had been living in the United States for some time having been working as a domestic servant, she declared herself to be a US Citizen. She had returned home to be with her mother in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.3
She boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 382650, £6, 19s) along with Bertha E. Mulvihill, also of Athlone. Maggie was travelling to her brother John Daly, a policeman who resided at 356, East 157th Street, New York City.
Miss Daly and Miss Mulvihill shared a cabin somewhere near one of the ship's boiler rooms. She and Miss Mulvihill were put under the care of Eugene Patrick Daly.4
After the collision with the iceberg, Eugene Daly woke the two women and saw them safely into a lifeboat 5 just as it was being lowered. Somehow Miss Mulvihill suffered a broken rib while boarding this lifeboat, but Miss Daly boarded safely. It is unclear what happened to Eugene Daly at this point, as he was not saved along with Miss Daly and Mulvihill. Daly later claimed that the officer in charge would not allow him to board the boat, and that he saved himself by diving overboard and swimming to Collapsible B just before the ship sank.
On 15 April 1920 Margaret married Irish-born widower Bartholomew C. Griffin (b.1874) in Manhattan, New York. Her husband died 15 April 1934 in New York.6
Margaret herself passed away on 7 April 1939.