Some years ago I researched a friend's Irish ancestry. She was from Galway and it turned out that she was distantly related to John Ford the American movie director. That got me thinking about the Irish experience in the United States and about American movies in general, which eventually brought me around to reading, not watching, The Last Hurrah.
While looking through the Irish Catholic parish registers, I found this entry ...
The legend among the Irish for the longest time was that they "came from Spain." You could say it was the mother of all family stories.
Died at sea: Name: Michael Malone, second cabin passenger.