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Offline Mo37

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Re: Watty Graham
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 16 September 17 23:46 BST (UK) »
Hi
My great grandmother was Ruth Graham McKay. She had a sister Maria Ann also other siblings including a brother John Hamilton. She married Robert Stewart Killough and named her eldest son John Hamilton. Her father was James McKay. I have been trying to find out how she was related to the Grahams but have not been able to find any info on this.
Ruth's youngest children were twin girls one of whom was my grandmother. Her name was Margaret Graham Killough. My mother was Ruth Graham Neely. So there is a Graham connection somewhere. I just can't find it!
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Stirrett, Service, Kerr, Laughlin - Antrim
Killough, McKay, Neely Armstrong - Kilrea
Rankin,Love, McNeely - Bready/Strabane
Burling - Cambridge
Irwin, Gault - Limavady

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Re: Watty Graham
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 17 September 17 01:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply! I started an account today after seeing your watty graham posts. I heard stories about a John Hamilton being an Orangeman, but I still don't get the connection. Then I saw John Hamilton Killough photos in my grandmothers house and am trying to make sense of it. Are we cousins?

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Re: Watty Graham
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 17 September 17 07:49 BST (UK) »
Hi John
I think we are probably 3rd or 4th cousins. My grandmother visited America in the 1930s as her sister Maria had emigrated there. I have a newspaper cutting with a picture of her with a cousin called John Cousins! If I remember correctly he was someone important. I'm not at home at the minute (on holiday in England). I live in Northern Ireland. I'll be home next weekend and can scan the photo for you.
John Hamilton Killough - my grandmother's brother - had something to do with securing pensions for older people. He died in 1939 and I have photos of his funeral which seemed to be a fairly large affair. Do you have any old photos?
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Stirrett, Service, Kerr, Laughlin - Antrim
Killough, McKay, Neely Armstrong - Kilrea
Rankin,Love, McNeely - Bready/Strabane
Burling - Cambridge
Irwin, Gault - Limavady

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Re: Watty Graham
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 17 September 17 09:22 BST (UK) »
John Hamilton Killough - my grandmother's brother - had something to do with securing pensions for older people. He died in 1939 and I have photos of his funeral which seemed to be a fairly large affair. Do you have any old photos?

Killough John Hamilton of 39 Eglantine Avenue Belfast civil servant died 28 August 1939 at Kilrea county Londonderry Probate Belfast 30 November to William James Killough school-teacher. Effects 2326 17s. 6d.
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Re: Watty Graham
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 17 September 17 09:36 BST (UK) »
Attached is a photo of John Hamilton Killough from 1926. I'm also attaching the back of the picture, which has handwritten notes referring to "the Plymouth." My family says he was a government employee, and I believe he worked for the ministry of labour.