THE MC GORRAY FAMILY

Ahnentafel Report - 25 Mar 1996


First Generation

1 THOMAS FRANCIS MC_GORRAY. Born 20 Nov 1936 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NEW YORK. Christen 1936 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NEW YORK, HOLY SPIRIT.

Birth certificate shows Nov 20, 1936 . Father John J McGorray was with Internal Revenue Born in Buffalo NY, lived first two years AT 703 Linwood Ave. and then moved to 35 Tennyson Ave, where he resided until he graduated from Fallon HS in 1954. SERVED IN US NAVY 1960 - 1963 OCS at Newport RI and pre Flight at Pensacola, Fla. Navigator FBI from 1963 to 1987 June.


Second Generation

2 JOHN JOSEPH MC_GORRAY SR. Born 17 Sep 1904 in LEROY, GENESEE, NY, USA. Christen 9 Oct 1904 in LEROY, GENESEE, NY, ST PETERS. Died 26 Apr 1983 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, HOLY SPIRIT=28 A. Buried 26 Apr 1983 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, MT OLIVET CEM.

HE was the last in the family born in 1904., IN LEROY NY Worked for NY Central Railroad. Owned DEL MAIN CAFE, Delevan & Main St in Buffalo NY ATTENDED CANISIUS HS FOR AWHILE. BURIED MT OLIVET CATHOLIC CEMETERY IN TONDOWANDA NY BORN IN LEROY; BAPTISED 9 OCT 1904 ST PETER S CHURCH LEROY NY MOTHER 36 YRS OLD BORN IRELAND FATHER 40 BORN BUFFALO NY SPONSORS AT BAPTISM; RICHARD DURKIN KATHERINE DURKIN HAD A COUSIN NAMED DANIEL P MCGORRAY , SON OF JOHN MCGORRAY AND ANNA DURKIN OF LEROY. 2 HOMES IN LEROY...KATES ON CLAY ST. 2 CHURCHES...ST PETER AND ST JOSEPH.=FR FLYNN FROM HOLY SPIRIT. DEATH CERTIFICATE; # 2151 SS# O91 12 5527 MOTHER=MARY BELLE DURKIN FATHER; FRANK MC GORRAY BIRTH CERTIFICATE; MC GORRY....LEROY N.Y. GENESEE COUNTY...SEVEN PREVIOUS CHILDREN....MOTHER BELL DURKIN AGE 36. BORN IN IRELAND. SAILED FROM SLIGO..... FATHER FRANK MC GORRY AGE 40 - LABORER-BORN BUFFALO NY PRELIMINARY CERTIFICATE' GRAMMAR SCHOOL...INST. OF SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH, JUNE 1919?

3 DORIS BARBARA KLEIN. Born 9 Dec 1908 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NEW YORK, USA. Christen 27 Dec 1908 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, ST NICOLAS C. Died 3 Jun 1981 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, USA. Buried 6 Jun 1981 in TONOWANDA, ERIE, NY, MT OLIVET C.

1967 BIRTH CERTIFICATE = DORIS BARBARA KLEIN 9 DEC 1908 BUFFALO NY BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE = DOROTHY BARBARA KLEIN SPONSORS; JOE WARD & ANNA B. KLEIN FATHER=FREDERICK E. KLEIN= MOTHER; CATHERINE WOLF BY REV. C. O BYRNE ST. NICOLAS CHURCH BUFFALO NY MAY HAVE LIVED ON MILLER STREET WITH PARENTS WHEN FIRST MARRIED.THEN ASHLAND, THEN LINWOOD. FRED KLEIN OWNED 703 AND 705 LINWOOD. CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE; 13 AUG 1930 OR 1931 ST MICHAELS, BRIDGEBURY, ONT. CANADA. REV. MICHAEL CULLINAIRE...WITNESSES BERNARD SERVAIS AND MARIA MC CLAIN DEATH CERTIFICATE #195 SS# 121 32 0185 Immediate Cause: Cardiac Arrest...Respiratory Failure-Severe Emphazima


Third Generation

4 FRANK JAMES MC_GORRAY. Born 19 Aug 1863 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NEW YORK. Christen 23 Aug 1863 in IMMACULAT C C, BUFFALO, NY. Died 15 Mar 1930 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY. Buried 19 Mar 1930 in KENMORE, NY, MT OLIVET CEM. FRANCISCUM JACOBUM = BORN 19 AUG 1863 BAPTIZ. 23 AUG 1863 SPONSORS: BERNARD MC GOREY & DELIA MC COURT JOHN MC GORRAY'S YEAR OF BIRTH VERIFIED THRU BAPTISMAL RECORD OF JOHN JOSEPH MCGORRAY AT ST PETER S IN LEROY NY 1904 MARRIAGE RECORD FOR FRANK MCGORRAY AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH READ: "3 JULY 1888 DISPINSATII OBTINTA AB UNA PROCLAMATIONE" FRANCISCUS, SON OF DANIEL MCGORRAY AND BRIGITTA QUINN M. ISABELLAM, DAUGHTER OF RICHARD DURKIN AND MARIA ROFTER/RAFTER. WITNESSES: JOHN MCGORRAY AND ANN BRODERICK. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION RECORDS: FRANCISCUM JACOBUM- DANIEL MCGORRAY & BRIDGET QUINN- BORN=19 AUG 1863. BAPTIZED - 23 AUG 1963. SPONSORS: BERNARD MCGOREY & DELIA MC COURT. FRANK SYLVESTER MC GORRAY WAS KILLED BY A CAR AROUND 1930 RON OLSON HAD GONE TO THE MOVIE ON W FERRY AND AS THEY RETURNED TO 401 W UTICA, RON RAN AHEAD, GOT HOME AND WENT TO BED. HE FOUND OUT NEXT MORNING THAT FRANK SYLVESTER WAS DEAD, HIT BY A CAR AT THE CORNER OF RICHMOND AND W. UTICA. Death Certificate shows Frank McGorray 65 years old in 1930 DOB=AUG 19, 1864. FOREMAN FOR ELMWOOD LUMBER FOR 15 YRS. LAST WORKED FEB 1927 BORN BUFFALO NY FR: PATRICK MCGORRAY-IRELAND MOTHER BRIDGET QUINN-IRELAND. DIED MARCH 15, 1930 HIT BY CAR AT 9:15PM RICHMOND NEAR W. UTICA. Crushed skull,fractured ribs, ruptured liver, struck by auto while crossing street. MALE WHITE WIDOWER=WIFE BELLE DURKIN BAPTISMAL RECORD FOR JOHN JOSEPH MCGORRY 7 Sept 1904 br, INDICATED FATHER AS FRANCIS MC GORRY ON ONE FORM AND FRANK S. ON THE OTHER., AND BRIDGID DURKIN.-MOTHER . SPONSORS WERE RICHARD DURKIN AND CATHERINE DURKIN.? ST PETER'S CHURCH LEROY NY, DATED MON DEC. 1, 1919. (Dad was 15 yrs old at time) BAPTIZED 9 OCT 1904. BY REV. L VANDERPOOL COPIES OF BAPTIZMAL CERTIFICATED ON FILE. FOR JOHN J FRANK MC GORRAY BORN 19 AUG 1863. DATE OF DEATH IS KNOWN AND HE IS BURIED IN MT OLIVET,KENMORE NY USE NAMES; FRANK, FRANCIS, FRANK SYLVESTER, MCGORREY 1861 = SECTION HAND FOR THE RAIL ROAD=LEROY NY MARRIED BELLE DURKIN IN 1887 FRANK S. WAS BURIED 19 MAR 1930 MT OLIVET CEMETERY SEC D.23 #1 FLORENCE MC GORRAY'S BAPTISMAL CERT. INDICATES SHE WAS BAPTIZED 20 SEPT 1896. FR; FRANCIS MCGORREY; MO; BRIGETTE DURKIN OF LEROY.

5 ISABELL MARYBELLE DURKIN. Born 10 Oct 1871 in IRELAND. Christen 1871 in IRELAND. Died 21 Jul 1923 in BUFFALO, NY, MT OLIVET C. Buried 24 Jul 1923 in KENMORE, NY, MT OLIVET C.

YEAR OF BIRTH VERIFIED THRU BAPTISMAL RECORD OF JOHN J MCGORRAY AT ST PETERS IN LEROY 1904 ISABEL DURKIN, MARY BELLE, AKA BRIDGID DURKIN, AKA BELL DURKIN, BELLE TRUE NAME UNKNOWN MAY HAVE SAILED OUT OF SLIGO, IRELAND IN 1878, ON SHIP CALLED WHALE-BACK. DEATH CERTIFICATE SHOWS HER IN US=45YRS IN 1923. (CAME TO US IN 1878) FATHER WAS PATRICK RICHARD DURKIN; MOTHER; MARY RAFTER/ROFTER OR MARY RAFFERTY BOTH OF IRELAND. SISTER ANNA DURKIN MARRIED DANIEL JOHN MCGORRAY br 1871 MARY BELLE EMIGRATED TO US IN 1881 or 1878 = born 10-10-1871 in Ireland death certificate obtained. DIED 21 JUL 1923 BUFFALO NY AT TIME OF DEATH; 51 YRS 9 MO 11DAYS OLD.= 1871

6 FREDERIC ADAM KLEIN. Born 9 Jan 1870 in TITUSVILLE, CRAWFORD, PA., ST TITUS. Christen 13 Feb 1870 in TITUSVILLE, CRAWFORD, PA.-USA, ST TITUS. Died Jun 1942 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NEW YORK, USA. Buried Jun 1942 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, FOREST LAWN. I USE TO GO TO CEMETERY IN BUFFALO, FOREST LAWN, AND VISIT THE GRAVE OF MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER. KATHERINE KLEIN, NEE WOLF, WHO DIED IN 1936. FRED WORKED FOR PIERCE ARROW AS A MACHINE LATH PERSON. (TOOL MAKER) HE STAYED WITH US ON TENNYSON FOR AWHILE AND I VAGUELY REMEMBER THE DAY OF HIS DEATH. BELIEVED TO BE JUNE OF 1942. HE WAS CONVERTED BACK TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON HIS DEATH BED AT 35 TENNYSON AVE. BUFFALO NY. MAY HAVE MET KATHERINE WOLF AT PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO NY 1903. FRED KLEIN EVIDENTLY USED SEVERAL COMBINATIONS OF NAMES, INCLUDING FRED, EDDIE, ALBERT, (From John W Klein) HIS BAPTISMAL RECORD (IN LATIN) SHOWS FREDERIC ADAM. BAPTIZED ON 13 FEB 1870. ST TITUS C IN TITUSVILLE PA. SPONSORS WERE ADAM WOHLFARB AND FNU EICHENLAUB. KATHERINE KLEIN'S DEATH CERTIFICATE SHOWS HER HUSBAND AS FRED. E. A. KLEIN. HE SIGNED IT AS FRED KLEIN.

7 KATHERINE MARIA WOLF. Born 23 Jul 1878 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY. Christen 28 Jul 1878 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, ST LOUIS R C C. Died 20 Apr 1936 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY. Buried 23 Apr 1936 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, FOREST LAWN C. FREDERIC MET KATHERINE WOLF AT PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO N.Y. IN 1903. ALICE WAS BORN IN 1906, SO THEY MARRIED PROBABLY BETWEEN 1904 AND 1905. 1880 CENSUS FOR BUFFALO NY has AT 774 MICHIGAN STREET IN BUFFALO NY A WM WOLF AGE 25, WIFE KATHERINE W. AGE 23. CHILDREN KATHERINE AGE 2 AND ROSA, AGE 3 MONTHS. OCCUPATION COOPER. BOTH BORN IN NY AND BOTH PARENTS BORN IN BAVARIA. FRANK W. WOLF NOT LISTED IN 1880. DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR KATHERINE KLEIN, NEE WOLF...HUSBAND FRED.E.A. KLEIN, AGE 57...HOUSEWIFE...DIED 20 APH PRIEST DENOUNCED JOANNES AND THEY LEFT CHURCH IN TITUSVILLE. ANNA B. KASTNER NEVER ATTENDED CHURCH AGAIN. MARRIAGE VERIFIED THROUGH ST TITUS CHURCH IN TITUSVILLE, PA PAGE 301-IN LATIN; JOHN KLEIN AND BARBARA KASTNER, JOINED IN MATRIMONY APRIL 29, 1861. WITNESSES WERE PETER GLOSS AND ADA WOHLFARB. PRIEST=FR. F. J. HARTMANN BAPTISMAL RECORDS WERE FOUND FOR FREDERIC A. KLEIN (2 FEB 1870), ROSINA MAGDALENE KLEIN ( 3 MAY 1868), AND ANNA MARY KLEIN ( 5 AUG 1866) IT APPEARS PERSON BEING BAPTIZED TOOK FIRST/MIDDLE NAME OF SPONSOR, EG. = ADAM WOLFARB, ROSINA BERGER, ANNA SCHAUGLTIS JOHN KLEIN MAY HAVE HAD A BROTHER JOSEPH KLEIN, WHO MARRIED CHRISTINA AND LIVED IN TITUSVILLE . BAPTISMAL RECORDS FOR THEIR TWO SONS FRANK KLEIN BORN 31 OCT 1865, AND MATT JULIUS BORN 10 FEB 1870 WERE FOUND, AND BARBARA KLEIN WAS SPONSOR FOR MATT. PASSENGER LIST: A JOHN KLEIN- SAILED INTO PHILADELPHIA IN 1844,1848,1856, AND 1857. THE TITUSVILLE HERALD, 25 APR 1882 PAGE FOUR CONTAINED OBITUARY FOR A JOHN KLINE, AGE 45...RESIDENT OF TITUSVILLE SINCE 1861...KEPT "KLINE'S HOTEL" FOR TEN YEARS...MEMBER OF HARUGARI SOCIETY...BURIED FROM GERMAN REFORM CHURCH. 13 ANNA BARBARA KASTNER. Born 7 Apr 1844 in GERMANY. Christen 1844 in GERMANY. Died 17 Feb 1928 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY. Buried Feb 1928 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY, FOREST LAWN. 1880 CENSUS RECORDS CARRY HER AS CASNA=HOUSEWIFE ANNA WAS BORN (IN PA?) HER FATHER IN BAVARIA, AND HER MOTHER IN PA MARRIAGE RECORD AT AT TITUS IN TITUSVILLE PA SHOWS HER AS BARBARA KASTNER....WITNESSES WERE PETER GLOSS, ADA WOHLFARB PASSENGER LISTS; KASTNER = AS FOLLOWS: ADAM - PHILLY-1748, ERNST - NYC-1882, GEORGE - NYC-1710-14, JOHN-NY-1882, JOHN-PA- 1743-46. MARTHA ELIZ-1859. PAUL-GERMANTOWN, PA. 1683-1691 1693. SAMUEL-GERMANTOWN-1683. NAME SPELLED KASTNER-ANNA MAY HAVE COME FROM GERMANY AT AGE OF THREE...FATHER MICHAEL KASTNER, BORN IN GERMANY.

14 WILLIAM JOSEPH WOLF. Born 1855 in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY. Died 9 Jul 1891 in BUFFALO, NY. Buried 1891.

WILLIAM JOSEPH WOLF, , DIED EARLY AND MRS. WOLF REMARRIED - FNU STATEKEMPER. WM WOLF IDENTIFIED IN 1880 NY CENSUS...AGE 25 (BORN 1855) NY STATE-POSSIBLY BUFFALO. OCCUPATION=COOPER OR BARROW MAKER. MOTHER AND FATHER WERE BORN IN GERMANY. FATHER WAS ADAM WOLF AND MOTHER WAS APOLLONIA BAUER ACCORDING TO MARRIAGE RECORD AT ST LOUIS R C CHURCH IN BUFFALO NY WIFE...KATHERINE W. AGE 23 BORN (1857) NY PARENTS ALSO BORN IN BAVARIA... CHILDREN...KATHERINE AGE 2 (B 1878) AND ROSA -3 MONTHS OLD IN 1880. (BROTHER FRANK WAS NOT BORN BY 1880.) FAMILY RESIDED AT 774 MICHIGAN AVE. BUFFALO NY NATIVE OF BUFFALO-MARRIED KATHERINE FINK, PARENTS OF 8 CHILDREN FOURTH WAS FRANK WM WOLF. (FR HISTORY OF BUFFALO P 318) 15 KATHERINE W. FINK. Born 1857 in BUFFALO /?, ERIE, NY, USA. Christen in BUFFALO, ERIE, NY. Buried in FOREST LAWN /?. MAIDEN NAME WAS KATHERINE FINK BORN IN BUFFALO NY...MOTHER OF KATHERINE WOLF KLEIN, WIFE OF FREDERICK KLEIN. KATHERINE FINK MARRIED WILLIAM JOSEPH WOLF 1 MAY 1977 IN ST LOUIS CHURCH IN BUFFALO NY. HER PARENTS WERE FRANCIS FINK AND CATHERINE WOLF. WITNESSES AT MARRIAGE WERE ED M. WILHELM, CHARLES J. FIX, AND JOAN J. FINK (POSSIBLE SISTER.)


Fifth Generation

16 FRANCIS McGorry. Born 1798 in TIRNASKEA, TYRONE CO., N.IRELAND. Christen 1798 in TIRNASKEA-MONEYGARA, TYRONE, IRELAND. Died 13 Apr 1877 in TIRNASKEA. Buried 15 Apr 1877 in TIRNASKEA, TYRONE CO, N. IRELAND. Occupation ?. Education ?. Religion CATHOLIC.

JOHN MCGORRY, aka John McGorey John McGorry was born in 1796, in Moneygara, Tyrone County, Ireland (now N. Ireland). MARRIAGE RECORD-COOKSTOWN PARISH John McGorray married Alby (Ellen) Muldoon Jan 17, 1822 Witnesses: Henry McGorry (Brother?) and Bernard Dooris They were 2nd cousins Alby is a variant of Ellen They lived in Tirnaskea not Moneygarrah They baptized: Francis 1825, Catherine 1826, Rose 1828 and Bernard 1832 (A JOHN MCGORRY AND MARY MCGURREY WERE IRISH PASSENGERS WHO DEPARTED LIVERPOOL aboard the "Ellen-Maria" in October of 1850 bound for NY.) In the 1850 New York census records they carry his name as John McGorey, age In the 1860 New York census In the 1880 New York census JOHN MC GOREY was 86 years old and lived with his son BERNARD on Freemont Street (Now Elmwood Ave.) JOHN WAS A SHIP CARPENTER AND FARMER IN IRELAND AND DANIEL BECAME A BLDG. CONTRACTOR. JOHN MCGOREY MAY HAVE BEEN ON SHIP IN 1850 THAT SAILED FROM LIVERPOOL ENGLAND TO NYC. HE LISTED HIS AGE AS 50. HOLY CROSS CEMETERY TOMBSTONE SHOWS JOHN MCGOREY, BORN 1796 DIED 1886. NEAR BYE; CATHERINE MCGOREY DIED 1875? AND MARY MCGOREY DIED 1876? JOHN MC GOREY IS LIVING WITH DAUGHTER CATHERINE AND JOHN MC COURT IN 1860 AND IN 1870 . 10TH WARD BUFFALO NY. CATHERINE AND DANIEL MC GOREY ARE IN BUFFALO 5TH WARD IN 1850. IN 1880 JOHN MCGOREY RESIDED WITH SON BERNARD MCGOREY SHIP CARPENTER = TOMBSTONE AT HOLY CROSS C. SHOWS JOHN MC GOREY 1796 - 1886 JOHN, AFTER SON DANIEL MCGORRAY, WIFE BRIDGET QUINN, AND DAUGHTER CATHERINE MCGORRAY MC COURT AND HER HUSBAND JOHN MC COURT. THIS IS BASED ON FACT THAT DANIEL AND BRIDGIT QUINN WERE HERE IN 1850 AND IMMEDIATELY HAD CHILDREN... DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR JOHN MC GORRY=CITY OF BUFFALO NAME SPELLED MC GORRY - AGE 90-WIDOW-337 PINE ST. BUFFALO NY-DATE OF DEATH=AUG 12, 1886. JOHN MCGORY = AGE 90=WIDOWED=DIED OF OLD AGE & DEB.= AT 337 PINE ST BUFFALO NY=BIRTHPLACE=UNKNOWN=DIED 12 AUG 1886 AT 5 PM =UNDERTAKER=CROWLEY BROS. BURIED AUG 14, 1886. BUFFALO MORNING EXPRESS=AUG 13, 1886 BURIAL AT IMMAC CONCEPTION CHURCH-9 AM MASS MAY HAVE COME OVER ON SHIP PATRICK-HENRY IN 1850-AGE 50-LIVERPOOL TO NYC FROM THE "FAMINE IMMIGRANTS-1846-1851." CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER IN BUFFALO REFERS TO THE FATHER OF "BROTHER BERNARD MC GOREY" WHO CAME TO US FROM "MONAGARA" TYRONE CO IRELAND.

17 MARGARET MARY MCGONE. Born 1799 in TYRONE, CO. N. IRELAND. Religion CATHOLIC. 24 GEORGE KLEIN. Born in GERMANY.

DEATH RECORDS FOR JOHN KLEIN IN TITUSVILLE PA IDENTIFY HIS PARENTS AS GEORGE AND MARY KLEIN, BORN IN GERMANY

25 MARY LNU. Born in GERMANY. GEORGE AND MARY KLEIN MAY HAVE HAD A SECOND SON, JOSEPH KLEIN

26 MICHAEL KASTNER. Born in GERMANY.

MICHAEL KASTNER, BORN IN GERMANY, LISTED AS FATHER TO ANNA BARBARA KASTNER ON HER DEATH CERTIFICATE. ANNA KASTNER, BORN IN GERMANY, CAME TO US AT AGE OF THREE, PROBABLY WITH HER PARENTS, MICHAEL & ???

28 ADAM WOLF.

29 APOLLONIA BAUER.

TAKEN FROM MARRIAGE RECORDS OF WM J. WOLF AND CATHERINE FINK AT ST LOUIS CHURCH IN BUFFALO NY 1 MAY 1877.

30 FRANCIS FINK.

FROM MARRAIGE RECORDS OF WM WOLF AND KATHERINE FINK AT ST LOUIS CHURCH IN BUFFALO NY 1 MAY 1877.

31 CATHERINE WOLF.

INFO FROM MARRIAGE RECORDS FOR WM WOLF AND KATHERINE FINK 1 MAY 1877 AT ST LOUIS R C CHURCH IN BUFFALO NY.


Sixth Generation

32 PETER McGorry. Born 1780 in TYRONE, CO. IRELAND. Index BAUER, APOLLONIA 29 DURKIN, ISABELL MARYBELLE 5 DURKIN, PATRICK 'RICHARD' 10 FINK, FRANCIS 30 FINK, KATHERINE W. 15 KASTNER, ANNA BARBARA 13 KASTNER, MICHAEL 26 KLEIN, DORIS BARBARA 3 KLEIN, FREDERIC ADAM 6 KLEIN, GEORGE 24 KLEIN, JOANNES 12 LNU, MARY 25 MCGONE, MARGARET MARY 17 McGorry, FRANCIS 16 McGorry, PETER 32 MC_GORRAY, DANIEL 8 MC_GORRAY, FRANK JAMES 4 MC_GORRAY, JOHN JOSEPH SR. 2 MC_GORRAY, THOMAS FRANCIS 1 QUINN, BRIDGET ROSA 9 RAFTER, MARY R. 11 WOLF, ADAM 28 WOLF, CATHERINE 31 WOLF, KATHERINE MARIA 7 WOLF, WILLIAM JOSEPH 14