The McCarry Family James J. McCarry was born in Philadelphia, PA on 19 May 1901. He was the son of James F. McCarry and Bridget Welsh. He married Theresa Gunther, in Philadelphia, on 20 October 1920. They went on to have three children, Theresa, Catherine and James J. Junior. The name James was very common in the family. James, Sr, was a breakman on the trains for the Pennsylvania RR until contracting TB from the coal dust. He spent some time in Saranac Lake, NY for treatment. He died 5 July 1959.