My name is Robert M. McGrail (e'mail address - McGrair@BASF.com ) of Farmington Hills, Michigan.
I would like to pass on to you some of my family information for mutual benefit. I hope that it will be appreciated by others and possibly help me to get more information about my ancestors as I only have the names of those who came from Ireland.
This is what I know:
My Great Great Grandparents were John E. McGrail(1818-1886) and Margaret Omara(1825-1900). They are believed to have come from Co. Mayo and Co. Limerick through Montreal, Quebec about 1846. Their first home was in Oakville, Ontario in 1847 with the family making their permanent home in Dover Township, Wallaceburg, Ontario in 1856.
John's parents were James McGrail and Mary Anne Gorman. It is thought that they were from Co. Mayo.
Margaret's parents were William Omara and Catherine Kinna from Co. Limerick.
I know nothing more about the McGrail, Gorman, Omara, or Kinna families in Ireland but would appreciate all that could be passed on. I would estimate their births to have been sometime around 1790 - 1800.
My Great Grandparents were James McGrail(1853-1927) and Martha Anne Rhody(1854-1890) of Dover Township, Ontario. Martha's parents were James Rhody and Martha Richardson of Oakville, Ontario.
My Grandparents were John E. McGrail(1878-1959) and Carrie Gilhuly(1881-1955) of Windsor, Ontario. Carrie was from Tilbury, Ontario.
My parents are William J. McGrail(1922- ) and A. Marie Keane(1924- ) of Redford Towwnship, Michigan. Marie's parents were Edward Keane and Monica Young of Windsor, Ontario.
I was born in 1952 and married Terry J. Anderson Dixson(b. 1950). We have two sons, John J.(b. 1980) and Matthew M.(b. 1982).
I would appreciate any info on my McGrail line and would share any I have with you.