A few nights ago, 27th December 2019, I received an email with a lovely old photograph attached. It was taken some 100 or so years ago. The email was from a regular visitor to this website, who hails from Ontario in Canada.
His great grandfather was Henry Stewart and came from Ballymacombs, near Portglenone. Other names from the area, linked to his family tree, are Armstrong and Wallace.
Henry Stewart’s family are buried in Innisrush – i.e. Tamlaght O’Crilly Lower. The headstone says:
It’s unclear when the photograph of the Stewarts was taken – possibly the 1920s? An evening was spent cleaning it up in photoshop.
Henry Stewart died in 1904. His wife, Sarah Ann Stewart (front row, second from left) was 80 years old when she passed away in November 1944.
Their two boys, James and Robert are in the photograph.
James Stewart (front row, far left) was 76 years old when he died in January 1958.
Robert Stewart (back row, middle) was 79 years old when he died in January 1975.
Many thanks to our regular from Ontario, for this wonderful old photograph!