Hello, McDaid clan,
I am trying to find out if we are related...does anyone have a connection to the above John McDaid? The McDaid I am looking for spent part of his life living in the Panama Canal Zone and possibly Brooklyn, NY. He worked for some shipping company, possibly Grace? He was married to Miriam Shay, who may have been married once before him, to a Murphy. Her father was a Great Lakes boat captain. She was born 1898 in Ogdensburg, NY and died a widow on 3/17/1969 in Long Beach CA. Her remains were shipped back to Panama to be buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. She was my great-aunt. I have found a ship's record (the Advance) on the Ellis Island site with John A. McDaid and a Mrs. John A. McDaid arriving on 8/28/1915 from Cristobal, Panama C.Z. Her age is right, though a bit young to be on one's second marriage. Does this ring any bells for anyone?