Josephine Theresa Murray was born in 1908, the daughter of William Murray of Montezuma, Cayuga, New York, and Catherine Scanlon of Scartmountain, Waterford, Ireland. William’s parents John Murray and Mary Meehan had emigrated from Mountain Castle, Waterford, Ireland during an Gorta Mór.
John Hayes and Johanna Mulcahy were parents of eight children born in Kilkeany, County Waterford, Ireland between 1842-1862: Timothy, John, Hanorah, Thomas, Catherine, Ellen, Johanna, and Maurice. Many of their children immigrated to Auburn in Cayuga County, New York.
On 12 Nov 1888, Edward and Margaret Styles arrived in New York on the SS Adriatic with their five youngest children: William, Edward, Mary, Margaret and Thomas. The four older Styles children Robert, James, Anna and Katherine had already left Baltinglass, Ireland to find work in Rochester and Auburn, NY.