Hi Jim and friends!
Mike Madigan(SharecropperTrio) here in Newfoundland! This is the Maggie Madigan story...after two and a half years of research since the song I wrote. We're now attempting to raise a few dollars for her since she is buried in an unmarked grave!! Can you help in any (small) way? Read on and be amazed!
Karen Thomas, the wonderful woman from Ohio who inspired me to write the song about Maggie Madigan who survived the Titanic, is seeking some funds to put a small grave marker on Maggie's "unmarked" grave in Calvary Cemetary, Woodside, Queens, NY. She has appealed to family and friends to help her do this.
Also the web site TIS Titanic International Society has offered to pass the hat at their next gathering. I felt it only right that I extend the chance to any Madigans/friends to do the same. As I have mentioned before, Maggie Madigan is from the same town of Askeaton, Co.Limerick,Ireland as was my great grandfather John Madigan.
Ever since I wrote and published the song "Maggie Madigan-Titanic Survivor" as a bonus song on our 3rd cd "Home, Boys!", events and research into this Titanic survivor have been overwhelming. Just type the above words in GOOGLE on the internet and you'll see a lot of the information over the last two and a half years. Thanks to genealogy.com also! But I admire Karen Thomas for her passion and quest to find out what happened to Maggie. Sad to say she(Maggie Madigan) now rests in that unmarked grave. The interesting "edited" story and Maggie Madigan's picture can be quickly read/seen at:
If you can find time to send Karen a small donation/contribution of any amount, she would really appreciate it.
The inscription on the grave stone/plaque will read:
Margaret "Maggie" Madigan-Hart-O'Shea, August 11,1890-December 14,1968,- TITANIC SURVIVOR - "In the Hearts of Strangers".
Finally, I know we are all being asked each day of our lives for contributions to many causes, so let it just be understood that for Karen Thomas, she had a dream...a passion..to find out whatever happened to Maggie Madigan after she(Karen) visited the great Titanic exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio, touring in the USA. There she was given a replica entrance ticket to tour the exhibit which bore the name "Maggie Madigan, Third Class". Karen was amazed towards the end of the exhibit to learn that Maggie was a survivor but was one of the few survivors who became lost in history these past 92 years. But now that she has been found, Karen would like to pay tribute to this remarkable woman by placing a small headstone at her gravesite. I admire Karen and anyone else who has great passion for anything. Light tomorrow with today!
Karen Thomas'address is at:
925 Glenwood St,N.E.
and her email is email@example.com
Her phone number is:330-372-6031
If anyone else I have sent this email to is unfamiliar with the whole story, of course dropping into my web site at http://www.thesharecroppers.net will link you to the original story and facts and even allow you to HEAR the song before it was recorded on cd. At the time of the song, ironically I did NOT EVEN KNOW my great grandfather John Madigan (like Maggie)
was from Askeaton Ireland! Fascinating discoveries ahead I'm sure!! I feel I'm now connected to Maggie through those Madigans. Time will tell and I'll keep ya informed. So I hope a "small" donation is not too much to ask.
A great Askeaton web site(history, castles,pics etc) can be found at www.askeatonbynet.com
Drop in..you'll love it!
Cheers, blessings and thanks....Mike Madigan in Newfoundland
8 Spruce St,Pasadena,NL Canada A0L 1K0
Please forward to friends...t'anks again! God luv ya!
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