Canadian Stories

Bridget Delia Bradley

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bridgetbradley3.jpgAt the age of 18, Bridget Delia Bradley readied herself for a trip of a lifetime. She was leaving the family farm in Kingwilliamstown, Ireland. The Titanic was taking passengers aboard in Queenstown, Ireland. Bridget had a ticket in steerage and was headed to North America. She was joining a sister and brother already abroad - like her, leaving poverty in Ireland for a chance at a better life.

She witnessed the Titanic's last moments from the safety of a lifeboat. Eventually, she made her way to Gananoque, Ontario where she started her own family.

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