Four Šugžda brothers (my mother’s uncles) migrated from Bellshill, Scotland to Bayonne, New Jersey, in the 1920s. Joseph was the first in 1922, and his wife and children followed him in 1923. Barney (aka Sumervial) arrived via Canada in 1924, and married Carrie Carthy soon after. John and Alex arrived separately in 1929, and John’s wife, Jeannie Hill Wallace, and children followed later in the year.  Joe made his life in Bayonne City and had 9 children. Barney and Carrie were childless and lived in Bayonne till they moved to Florida in the 1970s. John and Jeanie returned permanently to Scotland within two years. Alex married Anna Stanis, the daughter of Lithuanian migrants, and moved to Garwood in Union County by 1939 where he worked at the Linden Plant for General Motors, and had four children.


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