THE STEVENSONS 3612
Here at their home at 2 Georges Terrace, Ballysillan, Belfast in 1925 standing
proudly is James Stevenson with arm behind his wife. The reason he is so
proud looking in his best suit and the fob handing from a gold chain which
is attached to a gold Hunter watch. This was to mark 50 years of service
at Robert Watson & Son Ltd in Library Street, Belfast and James and his
wife Margaret start their retirement.
STEVENSON FAMILY 3637
Here in the year 1920 having their photograph to put up in the parlor are
the Strevenson Family. Hugh who was bron in 1875 and went home in 1927 is
the son of James Stevenson who worked for Watsons. On Hugh's left is Dorothy,
on his right Jim then Hugh's wife Maggie nee Nevin from Belfast and finally
STEVENSON WEDDING 3638
On the far right of this Wedding photograph taken in Belfast in 1910 is Hugh
Stevenson and his wife Maggie Stevenson (nee) Navin. Sadly the Bride, Groom
and the other couple are all Unknown.
HUGH STEVENSON 3639
This is Hugh Stevenson Junior, I used to be dressed like that and I hated
it for people would say " What a lovely little
Hugh was born in October 1905 in Belfast and is aged 2 in this photograph.
HUGH STEVENSON 3640
What a change in a little boy Hugh Stevenson Junior now age 3 a year later
long gone is the long hair, Hugh was one of Hugh Stevenson an Maggie Stevenson
(Nee) Nevin's children. He seems so happy just being an ordinary rough and
HUGH STEVENSON 3641
This is Hugh Stevenson looking deep in thought probably about how he was
going to do his next dive. He was an Irish Swallow Diving Champion and
was also an ace Juggler and any visitors thtat called at the house he would
try to teach them to juggle.
Hugh went home in 1982 but has left many descendants in Ireland, United
States, Wales and Scotland.
THE STEVENSONS 3611
Here in a photographic studios in Belfast we have James Stevenson and his
lovely wife Margaret holding an umbrella, just look at the ornamental handle.
James and his wife came over to Belfast from Paisley Scotland in 1875. His
father Hugh had a shawl company in Paisley but there was a collaspe in the
market for Paisley shawls in the second half of the 18th century. James got
himself a job at Watson mattresses manufatctures and worked there for 50 years
at which point he was presented with a gold watch.