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Charles J. Major (1837-1905)
John P. Major (1841-1914)
William James Major (1845-1905)

Charles J. Major was the first brother to emigrate to the United States. He left home in 1860, settling in Skaneateles, NY. He married Margaret Mallon (1841-1888), a native of Liverpool, NY. They lived in Skaneateles Falls and had 12 children. Three are presented in greater detail on separate pages:

Thomas E. Major (1872-1957)
Charles P. Major (1874-1952)
Mickey Major (1879-1962)

Among their siblings was Anne Major, who married an interesting entrepreneur named Michael J. O'Hara.

Thomas Edward Major married Lucinda Ellen McCarthy (1873-1947). They lived in Skaneateles and had ten children, three of whom died in infancy. Five of their children have their own pages:

Charles T. Major Sr. (1896-1962)
Floyd Joseph Major (1899-1984)
Lloyd Major (1899-1963)
Sarto C. Major (1904-2001)
John E. Major (1905-1952)

There is a McGinn family tree because Anna McGinn was the first wife of Floyd Major.

William James Major married Mary Ann O'Neill Major (1845-1936) in 1865 in County Derry, Ireland, connecting the Majors and the famous O'Neill clan. Mary Ann was the daughter of William O'Neill and Katherine McErfane. Mary Ann and her siblings are included in our small O"Neill family tree.

William and Mary Major settled in Skaneateles Falls, New York, and had 10 children, three of whom have their own pages:

John W. Major (1869-1940)
Catherine "Kate" Major (1871-1934)
Patrick Major (1878-1956)

Viola "Lola" Major, second child of John W. and Rose McLaughlin Major, married a colorful character named Anthony Kane. I've assembled a partial Kane family tree.
 

Boleslaw (William) Smolinski(1884-19??)
Ignacy (James) Smolinski (1888-1967)
Joseph Smolinski (1891-1964)

Boleslaw Smolinski Jr. was born in Poland during his parents temporary return, but he grew up in Solvay, NY, and married Gertrude Maltby, which accounts for a Maltby family tree.

Also, there's a family tree for Peter Kaldowski, who married Wanda Smolinski, daughter of Boleslaw and Helen Smolinski.

Helen Smolinski married Stanley Major whose mother was a McLaughlin.

 
William McLaughlin Sr. (1793-1853) He remained in Ireland, but several of his children emigrated to the United States. These children have their own pages:

Elizabeth McLaughlin (1817-1906)
James "40 Acres" McLaughlin(1821-1911)
Helen McLaughlin(1832-1922)
John McLaughlin (1832-1922)
Corneliius "Neal" McLaughlin(1833-1911)
William McLaughlin Jr.(1836-1909)

 

Six children of James "40 Acres" McLaughlin also have their separate pages:

James McLaughlin Jr. (1849-1914)
Dennis R. McLaughlin (1851-1925)
William McLaughlin(1853-1914)
John McLaughlin Sr. (1854-1934)
Margaret McLaughlin (1859-1910)
Cornelius McLaughlin (1862-1943)

 

Other McLaughlin family trees:

Edward J. McLaughlin (1874-1933)
Mary McLaughlin (1868-1918)

 
Two marriages connected my family with the Carrigans.
     
Not all of our family trees are cross-indexed, but there's a good chance that if you are trying to determine if a particular person has a spot on any of our branches, you can find out by using our index. Go to the following pages for last names beginning with:
A - B - C Separate listings for those named:
D - E - F Major
G - H - I - J - K McLaughlin
L - M Smolinski
N - O - P - Q - R O'Hara
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