James and Ethel

James and Ethel by Keith Schmidt In 1910, 16 year old James Irish was an errand boy for a drug store on Dominic Street in Rome, New York, where he had lived since arriving from England with his family in 1904. In 1912 his mother, Bridget Ryan Irish died in Rome and in 1920 he […]


Memories of the North Shore Project Update

This is just a reminder about the Memories of the North Shore Project that I e-mailed out in January. As you all know one of the main purposes of Historical Society’s is to preserve local area history.  This project is a fun and interesting way of accomplishing that goal.   If you are planning on  participating, hopefully […]


Daly, Cook and Quigg

Daly Family The Daly family, John and Mary, immigrated to the United States from Ireland as young people.  Sometime between 1855 and 1860, they purchased a farm just outside of Cleveland in an area commonly referred to as Reed Tract.  After establishing their farm, they later sent for their nephew, John Cook, also from Ireland.  […]


Reverend George H. Macnish

I’d like to thank Kathy Darrow and Jack Cottet for their contributions to this blog.  Note that many of the documents spell George’s last name as MacNish, but for the purpose of this summary, I’m using the suggested Macnish format.  Several of the reference materials can be found in our community tree. —- gmsc Being […]