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Comment by Gerard Cappa on August 18, 2013 at 2:58pm

It looks like there is a story to go with this photo, Richard.

Comment by Richard Strathern on August 18, 2013 at 9:55pm

The picture is my uncle John. We think he was in Canada at the time.

Comment by Bit Devine on August 28, 2013 at 12:57pm

If that was taken in Montreal, I wonder if it refers to a Member of the Dow family? Though William Dow had no children, his brother Andrew did.William Dow emigrated from Scotland to Montreal, was hired as a Brewmaster by Thomas Dunn, became his partner and then, upon Dunn's death, became the owner.

Interestingly, he named his home Strathearn House. It is now a restaurant

Comment by Richard Strathern on August 28, 2013 at 1:06pm


Very interesting. My Uncle John on the far right is from Derry Ireland. I do not know who the other people are. It looks like they were celebrating the stock market crash. Strange celebration! Maybe the person in the center might be Thomas Dunn. My profile shows the many spellings of Strathern. Our family history fails to show the connection with Scotland. My DNA has a 100 markers so we may find our something soon. Maybe we are Picts! 

Comment by Richard Strathern on August 28, 2013 at 1:10pm


Thanks for the information.

Comment by Bit Devine on August 28, 2013 at 1:26pm

Both Dunn and Dow were long deceased by 1929. As I found out with my family tree... There was much traveling in between the North of Ireland and Scotland. My own family, Markethill, Armagh & Cullybackey, Antrim, went back and forth as economics warranted


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