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Re: Old newspapers?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 05 July 14 07:35 BST (UK) »
Well the Longford Leader would be local paper, not on line but maybe part of Online Newspaper as part of group /www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which could be available at your local library.

If you have date etc then maybe you can email Longford Leader and see if they provide a look up service...

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« Reply #10 on: Saturday 05 July 14 07:41 BST (UK) »
If you want other members of his family, as Dathai has said he is in both Census.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001024869/
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002889459/
Death ages are often incorrect, as a census ages.


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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 05 July 14 07:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your information about the Longford leader I think I will drop them an email and see what they can advise me to do.


Yes Siann I have already view the census but thank you anyway for the link :)

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 06 July 14 22:05 BST (UK) »
I have now found what I have bee looking for with the help of LONGFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Thank you so much.

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« Reply #13 on: Monday 07 July 14 20:00 BST (UK) »
Hi, as promised I was in Dublin City Library, Pearse Street today and did a search on the Irishnewsarchive.com . In the Longford Leader dated May 14th 1949 there is a front page article entitled " Ballinalee Man's Tragic Death". It gives some harrowing details of inquest on your Grandfather, James Heuston. What an awful thing to happen.

One other piece of history you may or may not be aware of. When one looks at Griffith Valuation Records of Drumderg in Co. Longford in askaboutireland.com one finds a Robert Hewson occupying a House and Forge ..... so the family seem to have been Blacksmiths in previous generations.

If you dont get a satisfactory reply from the Longford Leader send me a PM and I will do what I can to help

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« Reply #14 on: Monday 07 July 14 20:12 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply Kevin, Longford Historical Society were able to help me with a copy of the article.  I believe Robert was James's brother. Many thanks for your reply

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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 09 July 14 21:57 BST (UK) »
Well the Longford Leader would be local paper, not on line but maybe part of Online Newspaper as part of group /www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which could be available at your local library.

If you have date etc then maybe you can email Longford Leader and see if they provide a look up service...
the Longford Leader from 1897 to current year is on the Irishnewsarchives site.
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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 09 July 14 22:21 BST (UK) »
Thank- you I have all the details of my grandfathers tragic death... Many thanks for all the suggestions that you all have sent me.

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« Reply #17 on: Saturday 13 September 14 01:17 BST (UK) »
James Heuston was the father of my mother's childhood friend, Violet. My mother remembers the fire well.