Thank you for your reply. I am the youngest of William McBirnie's daughters (Christine,Elizabeth,Anne,Kathleen and Janet (me). My father told me his father died of 'flu when my father was young. He sent his sisters, Annie and Kathleen to live with family in Ireland. My grandmother re-married and died in childbirth. My father and his sisters have passed away but I have cousins still in the area - Louis,Kathleen and Elizabeth. Thank you for taking the time to reply. I was curious.