I'm trying to trace my mother's family back to Ireland. Her father's family lived in the Boston, MA (USA) area for quite some time. Her grandfather - James A. Gagan - was the Fire Chief of a Boston Fire Department somewhere between 1925 and 1955.
But the branch of the tree that i have gotten stuck in is the parents of James A. Gagan. All i know is that his mother was from Ireland - supposedly her name was Katherine McDunnough (she was married to James Gagan). Her last name was from her first husband - an Irish fisherman who perished in an accident. I'm not sure of which part of Ireland Katherine (or James' family) was from.
I was wondering if anyone knew of a Katherine McDunnough or a James Gagan. I have very little information to make connections with, but i'd definitely like to expand the Gagan tree.
I would certainly appreciate any possible links. James and Katherine had two sons - James and Joseph - and possibly a daughter or two (i'm not sure of their names).