My grandmother was born in NY in 1900.HER grandmother, Catherine Clavin (?Davis??) came from Ireland when she was "a young girl."I haven't been able to find out anything further about her -- which is frustrating.I have her wooden potato-masher :-)and a platter with a painted scene of an Irish fishing village -- which she brought with her from Ireland.I have photographs of her . . .but I know nothing of her beyond that.
Her daughter, Rose (my great grandmother) married a McGowan, and had (I think) two sons and a daughter (my grandmother).