Aloha, When did James travel to the US?Did he travel with other family members?
I'm trying to find more information on Peter J. McGivern, Born in Newry (County Down) approx 1845.He moved to the US in 1865.Died in Newcastle PA in 1905.
Several of his children moved to Cleveland just after the turn of the century.It's just a guess but they may have moved their because the extended family helped them find jobs.
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Here are the members of the Peter McGivern Clan that moved to Cleveland:
William M McGivern B1879, Newcastle, PA(I've attached their obits below) John Joseph McGivern B1875, Newcastle, PA
Cleveland Public Library Name: McGivern, William M. Date: Mar 29 1942 Source: Source unknown;Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #052. Notes: McGivern: William M., beloved husband of Catherine (nee Kane); dear father of Mrs. Catherine G. Byrne and Claire; brother of John J., Edward A., Charles F. of Gary, Ind.; James C. of New Castle, Pa., and grandfather of Tommy, Claire Ann and Maureen Byrne; at his residence, 15921 Lake ave. Funeral Monday, March 30, 1942, from St. James' Church, Detroit ave., Lakewood, at 9 a. m. Member of the Lakewood Elks. No. 1350.
Name: McGivern, Catherine G. Date: Mar 7 1968 Source: Plain Dealer;Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #132. Notes: McGivern. Catherine G. McGivern (nee Kane), beloved wife of the late William M., dear mother of Catherine Byrne and the late Claire Shea, sister of Mary Mander of Seattle, Wash., the late Frank. Margaret, William, grandmother and great-grandmother. Late residence, 10014 Edgewater Drive. Funeral Mass St. Rose Church. Saturday, March 9 at 10 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at Berry's Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Ave. 7-9 P.M. Thursday 2-5 And 7-9 P.M. Friday.