Tag Archives: Beattie Family – Maternal Line

Sad Burning Fatality at the Waterside!

Starrett of Derryview Terrace… “On Friday a very sad burning fatality occurred at the Waterside, resulting in the death of a little girl eight years old, daughter of Samuel and Ellen Starrett, of Derryview-terrace, Waterside, lately of Rosemount…” Born in … Continue reading

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Derry Man Missing!

Mr. Alfred Beattie of Lewis Street, Derry… “Mr. Alfred Beattie (59) of Lewis Street, Derry has been missing from his home since Wednesday last and considerable anxiety prevails as to his whereabouts. Mr. Beattie, who is unmarried, lived with his … Continue reading

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“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old…”

From Duke Street to Kammel, Belgium and Back… Born on 18 Mar 1895 he was the fourth son and seventh child of nine born to Samuel Starrett and Ellen Neely Beattie.  William, most commonly known as Willie; is my 1st cousin … Continue reading

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Too Many Deaths Too Soon!

The Beattie/Flanagan Connection…. Born on 9 Jul 1866 in Fountain Place, Londonderry she was a daughter, sister, wife and mother.  Her name was Rebecca and she was named after her mother and her great grandmother.  Rebecca Beattie is my great grand … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday!

Faces Without A Name…THE 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 … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday!

Hidden Headstones…  In August of 2014 I was, once again, in the Derry City Cemetery searching for family graves.  Since my last trip “back home” in 2012 my research had unearthed several family connections and various other family members who were … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces From the Past!

They Are Family…  but from which Twisted Limb?  “…to gaze into the face of another is to gaze into the depth and entirety of his life.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday!

“Faces Without A Name” … Yet again, I’m immersed in looking at old family photos!  I have so many beautiful photos from family albums which, unfortunately still remain “Faces Without A Name”! My never ending quest to find my “dead … Continue reading

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The Beattie & McCadden Family

Donegal to Londonderry! Charlotte Elizabeth Beattie is my maternal great grandmother.  Born in Jul 1869, she was the youngest of nine children born to James Beattie and Rebecca McCadden of Co. Donegal. Her father and my 2nd great grandfather, James … Continue reading

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The Beattie/Rankin Connection

A Follow up to – “It’s A Small World”! Less than two weeks ago I posted a blog entitled “It’s A Small World” discussing my Beattie/Rankin connection.  Since then I’ve been able to meet with Mr. Rankin’s son, who is … Continue reading

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