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Surname: Doherty

Descendants of John Spence of Rockland, MA

John Spence, who during his lifetime was a well-known citizen and successful business man of Rockland, Mass., was a native of Ireland, born there Dec. 12, 1834, son of James and Mary (Coffey) Spence. Mr. Spence left his native home for America in 1848, in his fourteenth year. He located in Massachusetts and learned the trade of shoemaker, at which he worked in a factory in East Abington, now Rockland, where he continued until 1875. He then started in business for himself, manufacturing heels, being a pioneer in that business. At this he continued for a number of years, and then in 1885 he started in the leather business, opening a store on South street, Boston, and a branch house in Chicago. In 1895 he established the Brockton Leather Company, which he conducted with great success until his death. He was also interested in other enterprises, being one of the promoters of the Rockland & Abington street railway, and serving as vice president and a director of the company during its existence. He was also a stockholder and director of the Abington & Rockland Electric Light & Power Company, and was a trustee of the Rockland Savings Bank until his death. He took quite a prominent and active part in the public affairs of Rockland, was a member of the board of water commissioners, and a member of the Commercial Club. Through his industry and thrift he built up a successful business and gained a considerable fortune. He was a consistent member of the Roman Catholic Church.

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East...

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Sons of Quebec 1778-1843

The Sons of Quebec (Fils de Qu├ębec) were written by Pierre-Georges Roy and published in 1933 in a four volume set. They provide a series of short biographies of one to three pages of Quebec men from 1778-1843. Warning… this manuscript is in French!

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Biographical Sketch of John V. Doherty

One of the livest insurance brokers on the peninsula is John V. Doherty, city treasurer of Burlingame and one of the Queen City’s leading boosters. Doherty is primarily a Burlingame booster and the only time he is not talking about Burlingame is when he is talking insurance. No man can boast of having more data, figures and statistics on Burlingame’s growth at his tongue’s end than John V. Doherty. He is an authority on increase in realty values, public improvements, population increase, health and climatic statistics in so far as they concern Burlingame. Mr. Doherty has lived in Burlingame for eight years and its steady rapid growth in that time has given him such faith in the city that he believes the rest of the world should know the same things about the town that he does. Since becoming city treasurer, Mr. Doherty has been an important factor in the administration of the city affairs. He has not confined his efforts to his official duties but every city officer has found a willing helper in him when anything for Burlingame’s interest was undertaken. Besides being a hustling insurance broker, Mr. Doherty has real estate and other business interests in Burlingame. Mr. Doherty is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Young Men’s Institute, the Hibernians and the Burlingame Commercial...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph G. Doherty

Doherty, Joseph G.; secretary Cleveland Milling Co.; born, Detroit, Mich.; educated Detroit public schools; married, Dec. 2, 1901; two children; secretary and general mngr. Cleveland Milling Co.; member Masonic order. Golf preferred...

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Doherty, Charles Michael – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Charles Michael Doherty Charles Michael Doherty, 88, a lifetime resident of La Grande, died Feb. 20 at a local care home. At the request of his family, there will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Doherty was born Feb. 23, 1918, to Dennis F. and Mary “Mamie” (Doherty) Doherty in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and then worked as a clerk for the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement. In his early years he enjoyed hunting. He and his wife belonged to the La Grande Country Club for more than 20 years and enjoyed playing golf. Survivors include his wife, Janice Doherty of La Grande; sons, Kerry Doherty of Portsmith, N.H., and Neil Doherty of Tri-Cities, Wash.; brother, Dennis Doherty of Pendleton; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dixie Ann Doherty The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Feb. 24, 2007 Published: February 24,...

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Doherty, Harold E. – Obituary

Harold E. “Sonny” Doherty, 54, Canyon City, a former Baker resident, died Monday, June 6, 1963, at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Cathedral in Baker. The Rev. Tony Ozmiek of St. Elizabeth Community Hospital will officiate. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Doherty was born on Dec. 17, 1928, in Baker to Harold and Elma Luster Doherty. He attended schools in Baker. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served in the Korean conflict. He retired from Boise Cascade Corp. as a weighmaster. He was involved in rodeo and loved horses. Survivors include his parents, Harold and Elma Doherty of Baker; two sons, Tim and Dan, both of Casper, Wyo.; two daughters, Kathleen Hurst of Elgin and Molly Doherty of Yakuatat, Alaska; two sisters, Shirley Dougharity of Baker and Louise Mitchell of La Grande; seven grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews and two aunts. The family suggest memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker. Baker Democrat Herald – – June 7,...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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