Who Are You?  I Really Want to Know!

   The pictures below are taken from a photo album passed down to me from my paternal great grandmother.  I never knew her, and my genealogy quest began after my grandmother had died.  My dad couldn't help with the identification process and so I'm asking for help!  The family names were most likely Mackey (Mackay), Johnston, Sprague, Spooner, Hay, Reoch, Walker, Eglington, Whitten, Beattie and possibly others if they were not family members.  The locality of the pictures are mainly Leitrim, Donegal, Louth, Antrim in Ireland, Leith in Scotland and Boston and New York in the US.

 

If you can help, please email me and I'd be happy to exchange whatever information I have.  If you copy or use a photograph, please make sure you attribute it to: Photograph in the collection of Donna Moughty,  IrishFamilyRoots.com

Cover (Our Friends)
Cover (Our Friends)
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Reoch
Reoch

This is the only photo in the album that had any identification. On the back it simply said "Reoch." The photo was taken by Pettigrew & Amos in Leith. The back has an image of a Gold Medal awarded 1897 so I think the picture was taken after than time. One viewer has identified the picture as Mary Hay Reoch.

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Woman - Edinburgh
Woman - Edinburgh

This photograph was taken by T J. Bonne & Co. 105 South Bridge St. Edinburgh. A google search shows that the photo studio was at this address from about 1884, but under the name of T.J. Bonne & Company from about 1895 when his wife took over the business after his death in 1895

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Children

Norman George Spooner (1910)
Norman George Spooner (1910)
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Child (2)
Child (2)
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Child 2-1
Child 2-1
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Child from Boston
Child from Boston

Tracey - Boston Photographer

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Baby - NY
Baby - NY
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1893 Possibly Rachel (Minnie) Sprague
1893 Possibly Rachel (Minnie) Sprague

Miss Miller - Ballyshannon Photgrapher. This is a guess that the picture is of Minnie.

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Women

Woman no location
Woman no location

No location or photographer listed

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Woman from Dundalk
Woman from Dundalk

Allison & Allison - Dundalk, Photographer

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Woman and child - Bundoran
Woman and child - Bundoran
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Possibly Emily (Emma) Mackey Eglinton
Possibly Emily (Emma) Mackey Eglinton

Valery - Photographer, Beckenham, Kent, England Beckenham is near Croydon where Emma's husband, George Eglinton was a Police Constable.

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Woman (3) Bundoran
Woman (3) Bundoran
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Woman (2) Bundoran
Woman (2) Bundoran
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Woman - England
Woman - England
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Two Young Women from Boston
Two Young Women from Boston

Ritz Portraits, Boston

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Woman from Boston
Woman from Boston

Tracey - Boston Photographer

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Men

Young Man from Dundalk
Young Man from Dundalk

Galbraith - Dundalk Photographer

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Young Man from Dundalk 3
Young Man from Dundalk 3
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Young Man Dundalk
Young Man Dundalk

Allisons' Photographer

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Young Man Ballyshannon
Young Man Ballyshannon

Picture by Miss E. Miller, The Mall Studio, Ballyshannon

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Young Man Sligo
Young Man Sligo

T. Kilgannon - Sligo Photographer

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Man (2) Ballyshannon
Man (2) Ballyshannon
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Man - Dundalk
Man - Dundalk

Gilbraith - Dundalk Photographer

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Man - Ballyshannon
Man - Ballyshannon
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John Willis Beattie (1879-1905)
John Willis Beattie (1879-1905)

Chipman, Bridgeport, Connecticut Photographer

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Groups

Sprague Family
Sprague Family

Photograph taken by Allison & Allison, Dundalk. They were in business under this name beginning in 1896. Rachel Mackey Sprague and James Sprague. Children from left, George Edric (1896), Emma Florence (1894 and Rachel Hewston known as Minnie (1892).

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Rachel and Robert Spooner
Rachel and Robert Spooner

Photograph was taken by H. Allison & Co., Armagh, Newry, Dundalk. I think this is possible their wedding picture, married 26 Apr 1903 in Belfast.

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Possibly Minnie Sprague and Rachel Mackey
Possibly Minnie Sprague and Rachel Mackey

Photograph taken by Allisons', Belfast, Armagh & Dundalk. My best guess is that this is a picture of Minnie and her grandmother, Rachel Mackey before she traveled to the US in 1909.

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Group Bundoran
Group Bundoran
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Group Bundoran
Group Bundoran

G.F. Crowder, Photographer, Enniskillen and Bundoran.

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Couple Bundoran
Couple Bundoran
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Couple from Ballyshannon
Couple from Ballyshannon

Miss Miller - Ballyshannon photographer

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Couple - Londonderry
Couple - Londonderry
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Couple (1)
Couple (1)

Wm Miller - Ballyshannon Photographer

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