No connection to the Gainor genealogy but found following while researching Elk County history, re Carman. Info located in book about Northern Pa., pages 472 and 473, Info can be used as wanted to be used. Possible leads into Gainor family genealogy :
(1) Peter Gainor, the immigrant ancestor of this family, died in McKean county......in 1877...He was brought up in Ireland...when a young man came to US, landed in New York and settled in Erie county, NY...afterward came to McKean county...and lived on a farm near Smethport....he and his family were Catholics...wife's name unknown..she was born in Ireland and died on the farm near Smethport... possibly about 30 years old..Children: (1) Peter, (2) James, Smethport - children: Peter, James, John, Stephen, Lena, Nellie, one other deceased . (3) Mary, married James Ritter; they reside in Columbus, Ohio - children: Barney and William.
II Peter (2) son of Peter (1) Gainor ..born in Buffalo, NY, July 31, 1846, died in Ridgway....June 10, 1911.....1887 moved to Ridgway...married January 12, 1880, Katherine, born at Sinclairville, Chautauqua co., NY Dec. 17,. 1851, daugh of Daniel and Mary (Pickard) Davision.....her father was a native of Franklin, Venango county, died at Portland Mills....(Davision genealogy listed) ......Children of Peter (2) and Katherine (Davision) : (1) James, born May 19, 1881; agent of the railroad at Portland Mills (2) Helen, born Dec. 6, 1882, married Ernest Carrier; a railroad train dispatcher at St. Marys (chldren listed)......(3) Peter born 1884 died 1898 (4) Kate M. born Feb. 23, 1886 married Herman Cook; reside at Croyland...(children listed).....(5) Frank C. born NOv 13. 1887, died March 28, 1894 (6) Elizabeth Irene, born April 21, 1889; lives at Ridgway; unmarried. (7) Frederick B., born June 28, 1891; lives at Ridgway and is agent on the Pgh Shawmut & Northern RR; unmarried (8) Alice, born November 5, 1892; lives at Ridgway; unmarried.