JAMES McKEON (McKEOWN)Randalstown, Co. Antrim
James McKeon - Randalstown, Co. Antrim - 1958
James McKeown was married to Rose (neé McMeel) a primary school teacher, they had four children, Donal, James, Mary and Teresa.
James was a keen sportsman and played Gaelic football and hurling with Creggan Kickhams GAA club.
James McKeown died in 1998 aged 83 and Rose, his wife, died in 2008, aged 92 years.
The business, now known as James McKeown & Co.of 9, Main Street, Randalstown, are still trading and celebrated 70 years in business in 2011. The company is now owned by Joe McErlain, and managed by Barry O'Boyle.
Eldest son Donal (b.12-4-1950) was to become the Most Rev. Dr. Donal McKeown, the Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor, and later, in 2014, became Bishop of Derry.