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Caldwell Graves Walker

Samuel Walker & Hadessa Lavina Caldwell

Headstone for Samuel and Hadessa Walker.
Headstone for Samuel and Hadessa Walker. Photograph courtesy of Dr. Frederick Raymond Elder.

Samuel Walker and Hadessa Lavina Caldwell are my Great-great-grandparents. They are buried in the graveyard of St. Canice’s Church, Eglinton, County Londonderry.

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Walker

Caldwell Walker, 1884-

Son of Samuel and Adesa (nee Caldwell) Walker. Caldwell was born 31 March 31st, 1884 at Tamnaherin, Eglinton, County Londonderry. According to the 1901 Census, he was living with his elder brother George on the Old Strabane Road and training to become a draper. He later moved to Randalstown and worked as a draper. He married Agnes Hanna on September 13th, 1910 in the Cunningham Memorial Presbyterian Church at Cullybackey, County Antrim. I have confirmed two children born to Caldwell and Agnes. Samuel George Crawford McKee Walker was born July 23rd, 1912 in Randalstown, County Antrim. Doughlas Haigh Glenn Walker was born December 23rd, 1914 in Randalstown, County Antrim.

Caldwell Creg Walker

In The Arrol, Arroll and Arrell Families eBook, there’s mention of an additional son.

2-8-9 MARTHA ARRELL, b 31 Dec 1918 at Oldtown, Deerpark, Castledawson. She m on 14 Aug 1945 to Caldwell Creg Walker at Bellaghy Presbyterian Church. ‘Cal’ was a salesman who was living on New Street in Randalstown when he married. He was the son of Caldwell Walker, a draper. MARTHA was a nurse. They had: 1) Herbert, who m Margaret Adams and resided in Bellaghy. Herbert was a laboratory assistant in a hospital. Herbert and Margaret had Richard Walker; and 2) Allen, a farmer in Randalstown. Allen m 12 Jun 1990 to Elizabeth Bowes in the Kilbride Presbyterian Church.

Source: eBook – The Arrol, Arroll and Arrell Families

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Deaths McGilligan

Roger McGilligan (1835-1916)

Roger McGilligan is my Great-great-grandfather. His occupation in the 1901 census and on his death certificate was listed as a farmer. The 1901 census records his wife, Jane, and two children living at home. John McGilligan, their first son, is my Great-grandfather. Roger died May 4, 1916 at Tirhugh, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. He was buried on May 6, 1916 at Killelagh Parish Church, Swatragh, County Londonderry.

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Deaths Magee

James Magee (1843-1905)

James Magee is my Great-great-grandfather. He was married to Margaret McKee. James and Margaret lived and worked in Lisburn, County Antrim. His occupation in the 1901 census and on his death certificate was listed as a bleacher. The 1901 census records 5 children ranging from 13 to 33 living at home. Agnes Stewart Magee, their third daughter, is my Great-grandmother. James died December 2, 1905 at his home on Seymour Street in Lisburn.

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Deaths Elder

Samuel Elder (1832-1907)

On February 4th, 1907, Samuel Elder’s body was found in the River Roe at “Natty’s Hole” near Ballyclose, Limavady. His death record lists Samuel as a widower and labourer of 75 years. Cause of death was drowning pronounced by Benjamin Lane, the coroner for Co. Londonderry. An inquest into Samuel’s death was held February 4th, 1907. The death was registered February 12th, 1907 by James McFeehan (assistant registrar).

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Indexes to the Civil Records of Irish Births, Deaths and Marriages

Index Year Page Number
Deaths (1864 to 1966) 1907 562 335