Follow up on Garrand (NY)
I grew up with Elizabeth, Alice and Elaine -- they were older than me and would occasionally babysit for my parents. Elaine married a Brooks and lived in Malone down near St. John the Bosco Church.Milton married a woman named Bernadette (nicknamed Bernie) and they had 3 boys -- living in Henrietta (outside Rochester, NY) and Milton worked for Kodak.Another cousin of ours has indicated to me that Milton has passed away.Not sure of that.
My father and Edward were brothers.My father and his brother Leigh were the youngest of a large family.Their brother Charlie was my godfather.Another brother Ellsworth was a barber.Leigh and Ruth Garrand lived in Richville, NY and they passed away last year.They had at least three sisters -- Elizabeth (nicknamed Little Aunt Betty), Fay, Winifred.
My father's name was Carl V. Garrand, and he was married to my Mother, Leona Gebo Garrand.We have another cousin, Mary Ann, who lives in Constable (daughter of Ellsworth) who is a local historian.My plan is to get in touch with her this year.I'm sure she has the most information.She is one of three of Ellsworth's children -- Walter, Jimmy and Mary Ann.I have four brothers -- two still live in northern New York and two live in Florida.
I am in touch with Little Aunt Betty's grandaughter (through her daughter Ruth) -- Michele.We connected through this website.
Write back and perhaps I can fill in blanks and you can do the same for me.
Phylis Garrand Federici (by the way -- one "l" in my first name is correct!)