I have read your post to Elaine regarding the McGurns of Glasgow Scotland and several of the given names are the same as those in my family; Edward, James, Patrick, John. My greaat grandfather, John McGurn was born 1881 in Peabody, Massachusetts and died in Peabody. He died on the tannery floor of a massive heart attack. I wonder if he might not be a relative of yours.
John McGurn, b.1881, at Peabody, Mass. d.1924 age 43. Profession: Morocco Dresser. m. Catherine Agnes Pease, Oct. 18, 1898. His father was Patrick and mother Margaret(Cunningham) both born in Ireland.