Dennis R. McLaughlin (1851-1925)
Dennis R. McLaughlin was the second American-born child of Ann McKinney and '40 Acres' McLaughlin

Dennis R. McLaughlin was the second of eight children born to James "40 Acres" McLaughlin (1821-1911) and his wife, Ann McKinney (1822-1888) after they emigrated to the United States in 1848.

His older brother was James McLaughlin Jr., who was instrumental in expanding the family's teasel business. Dennis worked with James, first promoting teasels, then later as the master mechanic at another, related family business, the Glenside Woolen Mills.

However, in 1909 Dennis McLaughlin changed careers, moving to Syracuse where he started a contracting business, specializing in building houses, many in the Burnet Park asrea.

Dennis McLaughlin is one of four members of the McLaughlin-Major family who married an O'Hara. His wife was Mary O'Hara, (1851-1905) sister of Edward H. O'Hara, onetime publisher of the Syracuse Herald, whose son, Edward A. "Bud" O'Hara later also was publisher of the Herald.

Mary O'Hara McLaughlin's first cousin Michael J. O'Hara married Anna J. Major, and another cousin, Elizabeth (Michael J. O'Hara's sister) married Cornelius McLaughlin (brother of Dennis).

The other O'Hara-McLaughlin union was between Harry McLaughlin, son of Dennis and Mary, and Bridget O'Hara, who apparently was not related to the other O'Haras.

About a year after Mary O'Hara McLaughlin died [obituary below], Dennis married again, to the widowed Bridget Quinn O'Brien (1866-1922), who had four children by her first marriage.

Children of Mary O'Hara and Dennis R. McLaughlin:

1. Edward J. McLaughlin (1874-1933) m. Mary Ellen Carrigan (1872-1931).
As a young man Edward J. McLaughlin worked on a farm and then like many Skaneateles residents worked for awhile at the McLaughlin-owned Glenside Woolen Mills Eventually he took a job as engine and turbine inspector for Aetna Insurance Comany, a position that required him to do a lot of traveling. He worked out of the Syracuse office, so he left Skaneateles and moved his family to the city.

2. Anne McLaughlin (1877-1962) m. Michael "Mickey" Major (1879-1962)
This is the second connection between the Skaneateles McLaughlins and the Skaneateles Majors, the other being the marriage of Rose McLaughlin to John W. Major.

3. Catherine "Kitty" McLaughlin (1878-1951) m. Henry Slater (1871-1911)

4. William McLaughlin (1881-1959) m. Eloise Munson Briggs.

5. Harry McLaughlin (1885-1967) m. Bridget O'Hara (1890-1917)

6. Arthur McLaughlin (1887-1971) m. Florence Sullivan (1887- ) on July 25, 1911 in Syracuse.

7. Clarence McLaughlin (1890-1984) m. Agnes Reilly (1892- )

8. Leo McLaughlin (1893-1979) m. Mayme Gleason (1898- )

9. Grace McLaughlin (1896-1912) died at the family home, 235 Whittier Avenue, Syracuse. Her newspaper obituary listed the cause as "heart trouble."

Children of Bridget F. Quinn O'Brien McLaughlin by her first marriage:

1. Marie O'Brien (1891- ) m. Leon N. Briggs (1889-)

2. Edward J. O'Brien (1893- )

3. Anna M. O'Brien (1895- ) m. V. A. Dickinson

4. James F. O'Brien (1897- )

Children of Mary O'Hara and Dennis R. McLaughlin.
1. Edward J. McLaughlin (1874-1933)

Edward J. McLaughlin married Mary Ellen Carrigan (1872-1931). As a young man Edward J. McLaughlin worked on a farm and then, like many Skaneateles residents, worked for awhile at the McLaughlin-owned Glenside Woolen Mills. Eventually he took a job as engine and turbine inspector for Aetna Insurance Comany, a position that required him to do a lot of traveling. He worked out of the Syracuse office, so he left Skaneateles and moved his family to the city.

Mrs. Edward J. McLaughlin was the daughter of Mary Jane O'Neill, a Massachusetts native, and Patrick Carrigan (see bottom of this page), who was born in County Tipperary, Ireland.

This is one of two connections between the McLaughlins and a Carrigan family, the other also headed by a man named Patrick, a colorful fellow who called himself "The Irish lord."

Mary Ellen and Edward J. McLaughlin had two sons:

1. Paul E. McLaughlin (1898-1962) m. Kathleen Barry (1900-1978)
Paul E. McLaughlin served in the Navy in WW1, later was a Syracuse policeman. He retired in 1961 with the rank of captain. His last duty was the supervision of the police training school.

2. Edward F. McLaughlin (1909-1991) m. Elizabeth L. Erickson (1918-2009). [Obituaries below.]
Edward F. McLaughlin was a lawyer and an Army captain in WW2. His wife, Elizabeth of Chicago, was a WAC lieutenant. They married in 1945. In 1973 McLaughlin was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, and in 1979 he published a book on the history of the McLaughlin family. Edward and Elizabeth had five children:

1. Edward F. McLaughlin Jr. (1948-2002)
Edward F. McLaughlin Jr. was born in Syracuse and lived there most of his life. He also lived in Lake Placid, Buffalo and Rochester. He attended LeMoyne College. He was a chef in Lake Placid, Syracuse and Rochester. He was a tool-and-die maker in Buffalo and a self-employed digital artist in Syracuse. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving two tours with the 1st Infantry Division, and a member of the VFW. He was a Red Cross volunteer.

2. Patricia M. McLaughlin m. Victor Hamilton. Home: Sylva, NC.

Heather Hamilton m. John Nelson
Ella Nelson
Hayden Nelson
Christopher Hamilton m. Molly Graves
Ava Hamilton
Selah Hamilton
Riya May Hamilton
Joshua Hamilton m. Hazel Brewin Joshua Hamilton is in the Army special forces.

3. Sheila M. McLaughlin (1953- ) m. Bradley McCarthy Fairport, NY

Caitlin McCarthy
Brendan McCarthy

4. Michael P. McLaughlin (1956- ) Rome, NY

5. Maureen M. McLaughlin (1957- ) m. Richard Thomas Lester
Lester is from Passage West, County Cork, Ireland. He and Maureen were married in 2004, they had twins in 2009. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

Richard Francis Lester
Maura Elizabeth Lester

2. Anne McLaughlin (1877-1962)

On April 30, 1907 in Skaneateles, NY, Annie McLaughlin married Mickey Major, a well-known Auburn area athlete who for awhile played minor league baseball. They later resided in Syracuse. (McLaughlin records refer to her as Anna.)

Skaneateles Press, July 6, 1962
Mrs. Anne A. Major of 137 Whittier Ave., Syracuse, died last Sunday, July 1, 1962, at her home after a long illness. A native of Skaneateles, Mrs. Major lived most of her life in Syracuse.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Syracuse, and a member of the church’s Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. She was the aunt of the late Judge Charles Major of Skaneateles, who also died Sunday.

Surviving are her husband, Michael J. Major; a son, Harold J. Major of Binghamton; four brothers, Harry J., Arthur L. Clarence F. and Leo J. McLaughlin, all of Syracuse, and two grandchildren.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.

Michael and Annie Major had two children, Harold and Mary:

Harold T. Major (1909-1990) m. Marybelle Kelly (1911-2008)
Harold Major served in the Pacific during World War II and was wounded at Okinawa and received the Purple Heart. He became district manager for Atlantic-Richfield and lived in Watertown and Binghamton before retiring to Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Because of his father, Harold also was nicknamed "Mickey."
Michael Major m. Diane Toman
Lara Major
Jonathan Major

Mary Sheila Major (1944- ) A former airline hostess; her most recent address was Fort Myers Beach, Florida. She has a daughter:

Jo Ann Agree (1966- ) was adopted by Josephine and Irving Agree. She is married to Ole Roynestad and lives in Columbus, New Jersey.
Mary Major (1912-27)
3. Catherine "Kitty" McLaughlin (1877-1959)
Catherine "Kitty" McLaughlin married Henry Slater (1871-1911). Henry D. Slater was born in Auburn, but lived most of his life in Skaneateles Falls and Hart Lot. He managed the Central Hotel at Skaneateles Junction. A few years after his death Catherine married Daniel Ryan (1878-1936), who died as the result of an automobile accident. Catherine McLaughlin and Henry Slater had three children:

1. Charles Slater (1899-1981) m. Beatrice Bouker

David Slater

Jeremiah Slater

Julie Slater m. ??? Leach

Nancy Leach
Michael Leach
Jennifer Leach

2. Helen Slater (1901-1969) m. Robert Davern (1898- ). They had three children:

Robert Davern (1927-2016)

The Catholic Sun, May 5, 2011
Msgr. Robert Davern is celebrating his 60th jubilee, a priesthood filled with many accomplishments and much fulfillment. 
Msgr. Davern grew up on Syracuse’s West side and attended St. Patrick’s schools. He completed his seminary work at St. Andrew’s and St. Bernard’s Seminaries in Rochester.

After his ordination on May 19, 1951, Msgr. Davern was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville as associate pastor. In 1952 he began serving in the same capacity at Our Lady of Lourdes in Syracuse.

Before taking on the position of associate director of Syracuse Catholic Charities in 1954, Msgr. Davern began to earn his master’s degree in social work from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He then served as director of Catholic Charities in the Binghamton area from 1961 until 1970, when he took a leave of absence to serve as director of social services in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Upon his return to the U.S. in 1971, Msgr. Davern began to work with Catholic Charities in Syracuse as co-director of development and social action. From 1973 to 1975, he served as pastor at St. Vincent de Paul in Syracuse. From 1975 to 1977, he worked as co-director of Catholic Charities in Binghamton.

From 1977 to 1982, Msgr. Davern served as director of the diocesan Development Office. It was during this time that he worked with Bishop Frank Harrison to coordinate the first HOPE Appeal.
From 1982 to 1993, Msgr. Davern served as chaplain at the Onondaga County Penitentiary, a ministry that he found very rewarding. “I immensely enjoyed the time I spent in prison cells, talking to the forlorn,” Msgr. Davern said.

Msgr. Davern was named Monsignor in 1964.

Msgr. Davern’s special assignments included serving as the diocesan representative for the Triple Cities State Commission Against Discrimination and chaplain at Loretto Geriatric and Van Duyn Hospital in Syracuse. In addition, he served as temporary administrator at St. Patrick’s in Binghamton and at St. John the Evangelist and St. James in Syracuse.

“In the end,” Msgr. Davern said, “it’s the one-on-one contact to those in need that really matters. My work has been very rewarding. Every day I would go home knowing that I had helped someone.

Marilyn Davern (1926- ) m. Thomas Moore

Thomas J. Moore Jr.
Susan Moore
Bobby Moore

Kathryn Davern m. John P. Shea

Timothy Shea m. Megan Elizabeth Carroll
Bobby Shea
Martha Shea
Sarah Ann Shea m. Andrew Myers.
2nd husband: James Vincent Kilpatrick (m. 1999)
Nathan Myers (1997- )
Zachary Kilpatrick (2006- )
Benjamin Andrew Kilpatrick (2006- )

3. John William Slater (1908-1914)

Syracuse Journal, December 12, 1914
John William Slater, six-year-old son of Mrs. Catherine McLaughlin Slater, died this morning at the family home, 503 Tompkins st., after an illness of a few weeks. He was a grandson of Dennis R. McLaughlin of this city and also leaves, besides his mother, one brother, Charles, and a sister, Helen Slater. The family moved here from Skaneateles Junction last April.

4. William D. McLaughlin (1881-1959)

Skaneateles Press, May 22, 1959
William D. McLaughlin, a well known Syracuse school teacher where he taught for many years, died Tuesday (May 12, 1959) at his home, Highbridge Rd., Manlius. He was 78 years of age.

A native of Mottville, Mr. McLaughlin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McLaughlin of that community. He attended local schools before attending Cornell University, Syracuse University and Oswego Normal schools.

Interested in the industrial arts from his youth, Mr. McLaughlin first taught at the Cornell University Industrial Arts School from 1912 to 1915, became an industrial arts teacher at Vocational High. He also taught at Nottingham High and Valley High. He was the athletic director at Valley High, retiring in 1951 after 39 years of teaching.

Mr. McLaughlin helped to organize the first golf teams in Syracuse high schools and was well known in area golf circles.

He was a member of Kappa Phi Kappa educational fraternity, a life member of the Syracuse Industrial Arts Club, a member of the American Vocational Association and National Teachers Association. He was also a member of Turn Hall.

William D. McLaughlin married Eloise Munson Briggs (1883-1965). They had two children:

1. Gertrude McLaughlin (1909-1987) m. Everett Van Alstyne

2. Robert McLaughlin (1911- ) m. Jeannette Clark Fulton, NY

Robert McLaughlin Lived in Baltimore (1979)

5. Harry McLaughlin (1885-1967)

Harry McLaughlin married Bridget O'Hara (1890-1917). Later he was remarried, to Jane Tucker. According to "This History of the McLaughlin Family" (by Edward F. McLaughlin), Harry McLaughlin taught carpentry and woodworking at Continuation School in Syracuse.

According to her obituary in the Syracuse Journal (April 18, 1927), Bridget Agnes O'Hara McLaughlin died at the Crouse-Irving Hospital, no cause was given. She was born in Syracuse and lived in the West End. She was survived by her father, Patrick O'Hara; two brothers, Patrick and Martin O'Hara; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Blattner and Mrs. John P. Coughlin, and her daughter, Grace.

Besides Grace, Harry McLaughlin fathered two more daughters, Jane and Ann, by Jane Tucker McLaughlin.

1. Grace McLaughlin (1915- ) m. Thomas Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer (1942- ) resided in California, worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Thomas Dwyer also resided in California, worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Brian Dwyer m. Marilyn LaMartina

Sheila Dwyer m. Edward Sarkowski

Deborah Dwyer m. Michael Krupa

Christopher Krupa
Matthew Krupa

2. Jane McLaughlin (1924-1965) m. George Grover (1922-2013). He was a pilot in the Army air Corps during World War 2. Thirteen years after Jane McLaughlin died, he married Carol Ragan.

Thomas Grover m. Martha LaCasse

Clara Grover
Colleen Grover

Dennis Grover m. Susan Dates

Erin Grover

Christopher Grover m. Leigh Talbott

Nathan Grover
Jane Grover

3. Ann McLaughlin m. Donald LaCasse; they lived in Loudonville, NY

Michael LaCasse
Kathleen LaCasse
6. Arthur McLaughlin (1887-1971)
Arthur McLaughlin married Florence Sullivan (1887- ) on July 25, 1911 in Syracuse. As a teenager, Arthur and two friends set out on a great adventure that was stopped far short of their goal:

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 24, 1904
Dennis R. McLaughlin, of Mottville, reported to Chief of Police Cleary yesterday that his son Arthur, aged 17, had left home with two other boys, all on wheels and that their plan was to ride to Rochester, sell their wheels and go to the St. Louis fair. Lieutenant Klubertans received a telephone message later last night saying the three boys were under arrest at Syracuse.

Syracuse Post-Standard, June 25, 1904
John Mulrooney, Edward Feeley and Arthur McLaughlin, who ran way from their homes at Mottville Wednesday and were arrested at the Central station Thursday, were turned over to their parents yesterday and taken home.

Florence and Arthur McLaughlin had no children. The 1930 U.S. census had them living in Syracuse; ten years later the census listed them as residents of Yonkers, New York.
7. Clarence McLaughlin (1890-1984)
Clarence McLaughlin married Agnes Reilly (1892- ). He taught industrial arts at Theodore Roosevelt Junior High in Syracuse. Clarence and Agnes McLaughlin had four children – Charle, Rita, Jean and Frank:

1. Charles F. McLaughlin (1917-1984) m. Elsie Polano

Thomas McLaughlin m. Alma Boone

Mark McLaughlin
Matthew McLaughlin
Melissa McLaughlin

James McLaughlin m. Patricia Curtis

Sean McLaughlin
Maureen McLaughlin

2. Rita McLaughlin (1919-1957)

3. Jean McLaughlin (1924-29) She was killed while playing in the street with friends
when she was pinned under the back wheel of a truck carrying cement blocks.

4. Frank R. McLaughlin (1927-1999) m. Alice Mells

Kathleen McLaughlin

Colleen McLaughlin
8. Leo McLaughlin (1893-1979)
Leo J. McLaughlin married Mayme Gleason (1898- ). They had two children:

1. John R. McLaughlin (1924- ) m. Elizabeth Vander Water

Margaret McLaughlin m. Michael McLaughlin
Maureen McLaughlin
Mary Ellen McLaughlin
Madeline McLaughlin
Kelly McLaughlin
Michael McLaughlin
William McLaughlin
Martin McLaughlin

2. William McLaughlin (1927-2009) m. Beatrice Madden

Kevin McLaughlin
Debbie McLaughlin
9. Grace McLaughlin (1896-1912)

Syracuse Journal, Monday, October 7, 1912

Miss Grace M. McLaughlin, daughter of Dennis R. and the late Mary McLaughlin, died early Sunday morning at her home, 235 Whittier av., aged 16 years. She had been suffering from heart trouble for ten days.

Besides her father, she is survived by six brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be held from her late home at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday morning and a half and hour later from St. Lucy’s Church. Burial will be made at Skaneateles.

More about Dennis McLaughlin and family

What follows are obituaries and various newspaper items I found about Dennis McLaughlin and his family:

Skaneateles Free Press, May 6, 1876
Dennis McLaughlin arrived home this week from Philadelphia whither he had been to enter some samples of teasels at the Centennial Exposition.

Skaneateles Free Press, March 9, 1878
Dennis McLaughlin sailed from New York for Leeds, England, last week Saturday. He was accompanied by Patrick Connors, late bookkeeper for J. McLaughlin & Sons.

Skaneateles Press, August 10, 1878
Dennis McLaughlin who has been in England during the past five months, arrived home Thursday morning.

The above items indicate Dennis McLaughlin, in the late 1870s, was working in the family's teasel business, which, I believe, was connected with Summit View Farm. The events reported in the next two newspaper items may be part of the reason he left the farm for work at the family-owned Glenside Woolen Mills.

Skaneateles Press, July 9, 1881
Dennis McLaughlin of this village had two lower ribs broken on the left side and Patrick Flynn of Skaneateles Falls sustained a fractured collar bone by the capsizing of a load of hay at the latter place last Monday forenoon.

Syracuse Morning Standard, August 25, 1881
SKANEATELES, August 24 – On Wednesday of last week Dennis McLaughlin, of this place, started to ride home from a field about half a mile from his home, on a horse with sores on his shoulders, which must have been irritated, for he immediately reared back with his rider under him. Mr. McLaughlin had both bones in his right leg broken below the knee. Drs. Earl and Sargent reduced the fracture.

Mr. McLaughlin was thrown from a load of hay on the 4th of July and had three ribs broken, from which he has not fully recovered, and last spring he had a heavy block of timber fall on him while at work in a flume at Skaneateles Falls in the old iron works and had a narrow escape with his life.

Skaneateles Free Press, April 26, 1895
Dennis McLaughlin, boss mechanic at the Glenside mills, has rented the house vacated by Rockwell Grant.

Rockwell Grant and family have moved from his father’s to Sennett, where he has purchased a farm of his father-in-law, Deacon Tanner.

His son's adventure was short-lived
In 1904, Dennis McLaughlin's 17-year-old son, Arthur, hopped on his "wheels" (I'm assuming that's how bicycles were described at the time), and joined two friends on an ill-advised teenaged adventure.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 24, 1904
Dennis R. McLaughlin, of Mottville, reported to Chief of Police Cleary yesterday that his son Arthur, aged 17, had left home with two other boys, all on wheels and that their plan was to ride to Rochester, sell their wheels and go to the St. Louis fair. Lieutenant Klubertans received a telephone message later last night saying the three boys were under arrest at Syracuse.

Syracuse Post-Standard, June 25, 1904
John Mulrooney, Edward Feeley and Arthur McLaughlin, who ran way from their homes at Mottville Wednesday and were arrested at the Central station Thursday, were turned over to their parents yesterday and taken home.

Not mentioned is what became of the boys' wheels, which may have been sold for the money needed for train tickets. A year later the Dennis McLaughlin family were forced to deal with two tragedies that happened in a two-week period.

Syracuse Journal, July 25, 1905
MOTTVILLE – Miss Loretta L. Havens of Syracuse, guest of Miss Anna McLaughlin at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McLaughlin, last Friday night died unexpectedly and suddenly. The remains were removed to her home in Syracuse Saturday afternoon.

Mary O'Hara McLaughlin dies

Skaneateles Press, August 10, 1905, reprinted from the Syracuse Herald SKANEATELES, August 4 – Mrs. Mary O’Hara, 54, wife of Dennis McLaughlin, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at her home in Mottville. She had only just recovered from a serious illness from pleuro-pneumonia when she was greatly shocked by the death of Miss Loretta Havens of Syracuse, who, while a guest at the McLaughlin home two weeks ago, suddenly expired in a hammock.

Since that time Mrs. McLaughlin had been unable to sleep well. Wednesday, however, she passed a peaceful night and yesterday was feeling better than usual. At noon her daughter prepared food for her, of which she partook with relish. A few minutes later she became drowsy and sat down in a chair.

Her daughter was unable to arouse her and summoned Mrs. Moreland, a neighbor, who, seeing the seriousness of Mrs. McLaughlin’s condition, telephoned Drs. Brown of Mottville and Clark of Skaneateles. When the former arrived, he administered powerful stimulants, but Mrs. McLaughlin never regained consciousness, dying about 1:45 p.m.

Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Willow Glen fifty-three years ago and had always resided in the town of Skaneateles. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom, with her husband, survive. She leaves also two brothers, Edward H. O’Hara of Syracuse and Daniel C. O’Hara of Buffalo, and two sisters, Misses Ella and Kate O’Hara of Skaneateles.

Mrs. McLaughlin was very domestic and warmly devoted to her husband and children.

Dennis McLaughlin remarries
A year after the death of his wife, Mary O'Hara McLaughlin, Dennis remarried. His bride was Bridget Quinn O'Brien (1866-1922), widow of James O'Brien Jr., who died in 1896. The new Mrs. McLaughlin had four children by her first husband.

Skaneateles Democrat, August 23, 1906
It is said by friends of Dennis McLaughlin of Mottville that he was married on Monday morning last to Mrs. Bridget O’Brien of Solvay. When Mr. McLaughlin bade his fellow workmen goodbye last Friday, he is said to have told several of his more intimate friends that when he returned to his home he would bring a helpmeet [helpmate] with him.

The bride is well known in Mottville and Skaneateles, she being the daughter of John Quinn. Her first husband, James O’Brien, died about ten years ago, while Mr. McLaughlin has been a widower more than a year.

Moves to Syracuse
Three years later Dennis McLaughlin packed up, left Mottville (in the town of Skaneateles), and moved his family to Syracuse where he began a new career.

Skaneateles Free Press, March 2, 1909
Dennis McLaughlin, a native of Skaneateles and a life-long resident of this town, tomorrow moves his family to Syracuse, to make his home in that city, and will for the present engage in building houses there. Mr. McLaughlin for the past twenty-four years occupied the position of master mechanic at the Glenside woolen mills, filling the place with satisfaction to the company and with credit to himself. He and his family take with them the good wishes of a host of friends in Skaneateles.

Skaneateles Press, August 2, 1910
Dennis R. McLaughlin, formerly of this town, now a Syracuse contractor, is erecting a modern two-family house at the corner of South Salina and Lyndhurst streets in that city for F. E. Stone of this village.

A year later a man named James G. Smith got himself a farm at what seems a ridiculously low price. I'd love to know what happened to this property over the next 100 years.

Skaneateles Free Press, February 17, 1911
James G. Smith has bought of James McLaughlin Jr. the former Dennis McLaughlin farm of 60 acres, just west of the village, for $6,500.

Daughter Grace McLaughlin dies
Dennis R. McLaughlin suffered another family tragedy in 1912. He also would go on to outlive his second wife.

Syracuse Journal, Monday, October 7, 1912
Miss Grace M. McLaughlin, daughter of Dennis R. and the late Mary McLaughlin, died early Sunday morning at her home, 235 Whittier av., aged 16 years. She had been suffering from heart trouble for ten days.

Besides her father, she is survived by six brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be held from her late home at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday morning and a half and hour later from St. Lucy’s Church. Burial will be made at Skaneateles.

Bridget McLauglin passes away

Syracuse American, October 8, 1922
Mrs. Bridget O. McLaughlin, wife of Dennis McLaughlin, No. 135 Whittier avenue, well known resident of the West End, died suddenly yesterday afternoon while sitting on her front porch. Heart trouble was the cause.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. N. Briggs and Mrs. V. A. Dickinson, and two sons, Edward and James O’Brien.

Funeral services will be held at the home Monday morning at 9 o’clock and half hour later in St. Lucy’s Church. Burial will be at Skaneateles.

Dennis McLaughlin dies at home

Skaneateles Press, April 24, 1925
Dennis R. McLaughlin, a retired building contractor, died at his home, 135 Whittier ave., Syracuse, Monday, April 19, 1925 on his 74th birthday, after a long illness.

He was born in Skaneateles, and was the son of James McLaughlin Sr. He had lived in Syracuse for the past eighteen years and was head of the contracting firm of D. R. McLaughlin & Sons. Before going to Syracuse, he was master mechanic of the Glenside Woolen Mills for seventeen years.

He is survived by two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Anne McLaughlin (Michael) Major, Mrs. Cathrine (Daniel) Ryan, Edward J. McLaughlin, William D. McLaughlin, Harry J. McLaughlin, Arthur L.McLaughlin, Clarence F. McLaughlin and Leo J. McLaughlin, all of Syracuse. Also two brothers, John and Cornelius McLaughlin of Skaneateles 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Another daughter, Grace McLaughlin, died in 1912, at the age of 16.)

Funeral services were held in St. Lucy’s Church, Syracuse, Wednesday morning. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.

Edward F. McLaughlin (1909 - 1991)

Syracuse Herald-Journal, March 15, 1991
By Anne Roth

Retired New York state Supreme Court Justice Edward F. McLaughlin, who served on the bench from 1973 to 1986, died Thursday at Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness. He was 82 and lived at 501 Woburn Drive, Camillus.

"He was a seeker of perfect justice,'' said state Supreme Court Judge William Roy. "Ed was extremely dedicated to coming up with the right answer to what sometimes were very difficult legal problems. He was very concerned about people and was a credit to the bench. He left his impressions on the people in this community as well as Rome and Utica.''

Mr. McLaughlin was a partner in the Rome law firm of O'Shea, Griffin, Jones and McLaughlin when he was appointed in October 1973 to the state Supreme Court by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. He was elected to serve a full term the next month and was named a senior justice in 1979.

"He was a law man and a good law man,'' recalled state Supreme Court Justice Donald Miller. "He was a very kind and generous person, yet was severe and stern when he had to be.''

Both justices worked with Mr. McLaughlin many years. "He had a tremendous amount of trial and courtroom experience before going on the bench,'' Roy said. "He was very well thought of by fellow judges as well as the litigants. He was missed when he retired.''

Mr. McLaughlin was a partner in the law firm of Hiscock, Cowie, Bruce, Lee & Mawhinney, which he joined in 1945, before becoming a partner with the Rome firm in 1959.

He was born in Skaneateles Falls and was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Niagara University and New York Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1939 and later was admitted to practice before the Illinois Bar, the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. McLaughlin served as a captain in the Army during World War II and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for action in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Skaneateles Post 239, American Legion, the Camillus Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He also was a member of the National Counter-Intelligence Corps.

Mr. McLaughlin lived in Rome, Skaneateles and Syracuse before moving to Camillus in 1986.

Mr. McLaughlin was a member of the New York State, Rome and American bar associations. He was a former president of Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar and a former member of the bar's House of Delegates. He was a former president of the Oneida County Bar Association.

Mr. McLauglin was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Camillus, and a charter member of Christ the King Council 4114, Knights of Columbus, which he also served as past grand knight, former district deputy and fourth-degree navigator.

Mr. McLaughlin was a member of Rome Lodge 96, BPOE. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America and received its Silver Beaver Award.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth L.; three daughters, Patricia Hamilton of Sylva, N.C., Sheila McCarthy of Rochester and Maureen McLaughlin of New York City; two sons, Edward F. of Buffalo and Michael P. of Camillus; five grandchildren; and several cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Whelan Bros. Funeral Home, Fairmount, and 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church. Monsignor Joseph Champlin and Monsignor Robert Davern will concelebrate the funeral mass. Burial will be in St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery, Skaneateles.

Pallbearers will be Judge Howard Munson, Justice Donald Miller, William McLaughlin, Edwin McCarthy, Gerald McDonald and Judge David Hurd.

Elizabeth L. Erickson McLaughlin (1918 - 2009)

Rome (NY) Sentinel, July 5, 2009
Elizabeth L. McLaughlin of Fairport (formerly of Syracuse and Rome, NY) passed away July 2, 2009, at the age of 90, surrounded by her loving family, just shy of her 91st birthday. She was predeceased by her husband, Justice Edward F. McLaughlin and son Edward F. McLaughlin Jr.

Elizabeth was a U. S. Army Retired 1st Lieutenant World War II veteran. She taught in the Sandwich (Illinois) Schools as a physical education teacher prior to her marriage and relocation to Syracuse.

Elizabeth was a devout Roman Catholic parishioner most recently at Assumption of Our Lady Church in Fairport. Additionally, she was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Blind Veterans Organization.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Victor) Hamilton of Sylva, NC; Sheila (Bradley) McCarthy of Fairport, NY, and Maureen (Richard) Lester of Brooklyn. Also survived by her son, Michael P. McLaughlin, five grandchildren: Heather, Christopher and Joshua Hamilton and Caitlin and Brendan McCarthy and four great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, NY, with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family is most appreciative of the Mt. Carmel House staff for the warm, loving care of Elizabeth in her final days.


The other Patrick Carrigan

Mary Ellen Carrigan, who married Edward J. McLaughlin, was daughter of Mary Jane O'Neill and Patrick Carrigan. Her mother, a Massachusetts native, was not related to the other O'Neills on our family tree, so far as I know. Her father was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, and after he arrived in Skaneateles was likely known as The Other Patrick Carrigan, for he lived in the shadow of Patrick C. Carrigan, who called himself "the Irish lord."

Here is a sketchy family tree for "the other Patrick Carrigan":

Patrick Carrigan (1839-1883), a native of Ireland, married Mary Jane O'Neill (1845-1897), who was born in Massachusetts. They settled in Skaneateles, NY, and had the following children:
Rosanna Carrigan (1869-1919) m. James Gannon (1869-1941). They lived for awhile in Skaneateles Falls, then moved to Syracuse.
Helen M. Gannon (1900-1973) m. Harold Dillingham (1903- )
Donald Dillingham (1931- )
Regina C. Gannon (1904- ). According to the 1940 U.S. Census, she was a maid living at the home of her employer, Neil Crowley, 1240 Court Street, Syracuse.
Patrick F. Carrigan (1871-1878)
Mary Ellen Carrigan (1872-1931) m. Edward J. McLaughlin.
Bridget Carrigan (1877-1878)
Patrick E. Carrigan (1879-1881)
Katherine Carrigan (1882-1941) She lived for awhile with her sister Mary Ellen, later lived with her nephew, Paul McLaughlin, until her death.