I just saw your posting from 2004. My father, Robert McNamee Sr., was born in Butte MT in 1924 and spent most of his later life in the nearby town of Anaconda. He was a submariner in WW2 and then was a public school teacher for 40+ years until he retired. His father was Edward J. McNamee and worked his entire life for the Anaconda Copper Company (as most people in that area did as well). I don't know anything more about ancestors prior to him. I dpn't know if we are related or not, but it seems likely.