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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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Segorry, Lily McGilligan’s birthplace

Image courtesy of Google Maps Streetview
Image courtesy of Google Maps

Segorry, Aghadowey is where my grandmother, Lily McGilligan was born on 30 Jan 1919. The home is located on the left about two thirds down the Ardreagh Road driving towards St. Guaire’s Parish Church from the Drumcroon Road (A29).

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Robert Elder, 1906

Robert Elder outside his store at 21 Duke Street in 1906.
Robert Elder outside his grocery store at 21 Duke Street in 1906.

Photograph courtesy of the University of Ulster Archives┬ápublished in the ‘On the Banks of the Foyle’ book.

The photograph of the shop front of Robert Elder’s grocery business at 21 Duke Street on the Waterside was taken in 1906. Items for sale included hardware, artificial manures and agricultural seeds. The owner Robert Elder is pictured outside with his employees.

Robert Elder and Helen Grainger Emberson are the parents of Robert Craig Elder who is buried at Altnagelvin Cemetery.

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Thomas Stewart Elder, 1935

Thomas Stewart Elder (1914-1992)
Thomas Stewart Elder (1914-1992)

Thomas Stewart Elder was married to Mary Lavina Walker on 24 Jul 1941 at Faughanvale Presbyterian Church in Eglinton, Co. Londonderry. This portrait was taken in 1935 at Thomas’ graduation from Stranmillis University College.

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Mary Lavina Walker

Mary Lavina Walker (1916-1981)
Mary Lavina Walker (1916-1981)

Mary Lavina Walker was married to Thomas Stewart Elder on 24 July 1941 at Faughanvale Presbyterian Church in Eglinton, County Londonderry. This engagement portrait was taken in 1937.