Family of William Clear murdered in New York in the early 1930’s
My name is John Carroll (O’Carroll) McAfee and I am presently researching my mother’s family, who were called Carroll (O’Carroll) and originated in Co Offally / Co Tipperary Ireland.
My Great Grandfather was called Thomas Carroll and he married a woman called Anne Flanaghan.
They had six children. Mary (Molly) 18/03/1882. She married William Clear (O’Clear, O’Cleary, Cleary) and they had two children Tom (c 1916) who married Cathy Sullivan and they had a daughter (Cathy?) and Eileen who married a Jim McKnight and they had three daughters? They may have lived in Scarsdale New York. Michael Margaret (c 1886 – 20/03/1955) who married a James Mannix and moved to New York, they had no children Thomas Roseanna Meredith (18/01/1893 – 17/12/1957). This is my grandfather.
Any one who knows anything about the Clears or McKnights of New York I would be really pleased to hear from you.