Re: James Thomas McGivern
Dear Kerry, Is this of any use? I have visited the grave of the McGiverns of my part (!) of the family near Newry in County Down. In the grounds of St Columbs church, Massford,(sometimes Massfort), Kilkeel, is a large gravestone in the wonderful Celtic cross pattern. It is enscribed :
Edward McGivern of Liverpool, the beloved husband of Margaret McGivern , who departed this life 23rd Feb 1920 aged (it looks like 90. The photo is indistinct, sorry)
Also his son James Joseph McGivern of Liverpool who departed this life 24th April 1913 aged 29 years. Also Margaret wife of Edward who died 25th February 1941.
The names nearby are Sloan, Cunningham,Morgan, Flood and Bartley.
James Joseph McGivern was my grandfather.