Love – Chambers Connection

Chambers - Love Headstone

Chambers – Love Headstone

Isabella Fisher Chambers (known as Bella) married Johnston Alexander Love (known as Alex); my great grandparents. Bella’s parents were John Chambers and Catherine Johnston.

John was born about 1845 in Glasgow, Scotland. He married Catherine in St. Columb’s Cathedral on 13 Sep 1870. Witnesses at their wedding were Adele Doherty & John Barr.

John was a car driver as per their marriage certificate. It shows that his father was Daniel Chambers who was a printer by trade.

I’ve since discovered his mother was Mary Kelly.  Catherine was born in Lough Eske, Co. Donegal and her parents (my 3rd great grandparents) were John Johnston and Isabella Smyth.  John & Catherine’s first daughter, Bella, was born in Ardnableask, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal in 1872. They had 2 more daughters; twin girls (Catherine & Mary Ann) who were born in Londonderry in 1874. They also had a son named Fred, who we understand was adopted; however, I haven’t been able to locate him yet. John died on 16 Nov 1906 at his residence at 113 William Street.

Catherine died on 14 Mar 1912 in 12 Victoria Street. Catherine was living with her daughter, Bella and her son in law Alex! That address has been in the family for decades!  Both are interred at the Derry City Cemetery; Grave No. SB17; purchased by John Chambers.

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About CJ Murdoch

Looking For "Dead People"! My Journey Back In Time - Tracing my ancestors and researching the counties, cities and towns where they resided. Taking a “Glimpse” into their lives and stories and the times in which they lived; all in an effort to learn about their “Dash”! “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.” I have always been interested in researching my family tree and “hanging out” in cemeteries. Like most of us... I didn't ask enough questions when elderly family were still living. Oh, what I would give for 24 hours and a camera with my ancestors… just to sit and listen! I'm researching many family lines, including: Murdoch, Wilson, Berry, Love, Scott, Beattie/Beatty, Hendren, Sweeney, Robinson and Elvin; just to name a few. My families are predominantly from counties Antrim, Donegal and Londonderry. However, it seems that many of them, both maternal and paternal lines, originally hailed from Co. Donegal. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and now live in Ottawa, Canada, making frequent trips back home to visit with my family. Of course those visits also include treks to the many burial grounds of my ancestors. My most recent trip back home was during the summer of 2019! Looking forward to August of 2020 when I will return. If you are interested in help tracing your ancestors I’d love to hear from you!
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