Great-grandmother Elizabeth Geary, b. 1/1/1870, d. April 1912 in Oneida, New York (my hometown). After her death, her daughters -- my grandmother, Cornelia Honora Smith Frier and Marion Elizabeth Smith Kurkowski, had little contact with her family back home. This dwindled to no contact at all. I know very little: in her obit, "two sisters in Ireland" are mentioned, as well as three sisters in New York City: Anastasia Ahe(a)rn, Ellen Geary, and Anne or Anna Costello. Elizabeth's mum was Honora or Hanora Foley and her dad was John Geary or Guiry. Elizabeth had a cousin, "Jimmy" Carroll, who also emigrated to New York City; I knew his daughters a bit: Eileen Carroll and Peggy Stievater.