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1910-1920


COUNTY FAIR AWARDS
List of Prizes Given For Stock and
Other Exhibits So Far as Reported.
Ornamental Needlework, Div. 1 —Specimen Drawn Work, Mrs. Frank Preston; French Embroidered Underwear, Mrs. E. A. Debois; Embroidered Piano Scarf, Kathryn O'Hearn; . . . 
Imperial Valley Press 1 January 1910
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AUTOMOBILE "BORROWER" SENT TO REFORMATORY
Under the new Michigan law, making it a penal offense to purloin and use another's automobile, Edward O'Hearn, a Grand Rapids lad, was sent to the lonia reformatory for one and a half to five years, with a recommendation of three years. O'Hearn was convicted of "borrowing" the car of a local real estate dealer and taking a joy ride. This having become the habit with him, the court sent him over the road. Another lad concerned in the enterprise, being a first offender, was excused under suspended sentence.
Los Angeles Herald 9 January 1910
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Cop Guilty of Manslaughter.
St. Louis, Mo., January 21.—Patrolman James O'Hearn was found guilty of manslaughter in the fourth degree by a jury today and fined $500, the minimum punishment. O'Hearn, in making an arrest hit Ralph Collinson the head. Collins died within 24 hours.
The Atlanta Constitution 22 January 1910
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IS AHEARN INSANE?
   Freeholder Dey called the board's attention to the fact that Stephen Ahearn is in the hospital at Trenton, and committed illegally. He asked that the board look into the matter. It was referred to the committee on asylums.
   On Freeholder Dey's motion the clerk of the board will instruct the cashier of the Peoples Bank of Keyport to hold all monies deposited there in the name of Mr. Ahearn.
The New Brunswick Times 3 February 1910
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Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ahern, of Everett, passed through Centralia one day last week on their way home from a trip to Portland. Mr. Ahern is a former resident of Centralia, and was recently married. He is at present employed in an orchestra in one of the Everett theatres.
Centralia News-Examiner 9 February 1910
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IN NEW JERSEY.
Recently G. H. Sedgwick of Llewellyn Park, West Orange, obtained a judgment of $60 against the Town Talk Printing Company of Newark. Judge Clark McK. Whittemore of Elizabeth has issued an order for Sedgwick to show cause why the case should not be tried over again. The order is returnable on Feb. 24. The order is issued on affadavits made by Louis Geimer and James Ahearn, employes of the Town Talk Company. Sedgwick worked on a press belonging to the company, and charged $72 for repairing it. The company asserted that he had failed to repair it and refused to pay. On the stand Sedgwick said the press was in good shape. The day after the trial he was in the Town Talk office and said that the press was not in good shape, but that he would show the men how to fix it.
New York Times 20 February 1910
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MARRIAGES.
AHEARN—SPENCE.—On the 14th December, 1909, at the Roman Catholic Church, Johnsonville, by the Rev. Father Lane, Harold Hector Henry, only son of the late Claude Ahearn, journalist, Wellington, to Ethel Christine, youngest daughter of the late J. S. Spence, Stanton Hall, Gargrave, Yorkshire, England.
Wellington Evening Post 24 February 1910
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MAIL CLERKS LOSE LIVES
Only One of Those On Train Hit By Avalanche Escapes Alive.
(By Associated Press.)
SPOKANE, Wash., March 3.—Definite advices received by the postal authorities here leave no doubt of the death of all but one mail clerk on the fast mail buried by the avalanche in the Cascades Tuesday morning. Alfred B. Hensell of Spokane, was the only man in the car to escape death. He suffered a fractured collar bone and a broken arm. Following are the Spokane postal clerks listed as dead:
R. C. BOGART, unmarried.
GEORGE HOEFER, married.
J. C. TUCKER, married.
LEE J. AHERN, unmarried.
CHAS. S. DAHUE.
HIRAM LOWESLY.
JOHN D. FOX of Seattle.
FRED. BOHN, Seattle.
The Coos Bay Times 3 March 1910
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Eight of the nine employes of the railway postal service who were aboard the Great Northern Railway mail train which was swept into a canyon near Wellington, Washington by a snowslide on March 1 lost their lives and the ninth was injured seriously. Telegrams to the Postoffice Department indicate the death of Clerks John D. Fox, Richard B. Bogart, John C. Tucker, substitutes Hiram Towslee, Charles S. LaDu, mail weighers Fred J. Bohn and Leo J. Ahern.

A statement issued by the railway mail service says that the train left St. Paul, Minn. at 8:15 a.m. February 21. Mail for Seattle, Tacoma and points in the State of Washington west of the Cascade Tunnel originating in New York, Washington and Eastern points February 19 and Chicago February 20 was probably on this train. Other mails involved were those for Alaska and Vancouver, B.C.

The Washington Post 4 March 1910
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William Ahearn was arrested early yesterday morning on a charge of robbery. While Rudolph Due, a sailor on the United States steamship Virginia, was walking along Commercial street near Davis, Ahearn hit him on the head with a bottle, knocking him down, and took $15 from him. Ahearn was later arrested and positively identified by Due.
San Francisco Call 4 March 1910
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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Frank Henneberg to Catherine Henneberg, lot in N line of Twenty-second street, 50 W of Florida, W 25 by N 104; gift
San Francisco Call 6 March 1910
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CON AHERN'S SON HAS AN OPERATION
James Ahern, son of Colonel Con Ahern of Virginia City, was operated on at the Red Cross Hospital yesterday for appendicitis. The operation was performed by Drs. St. Clair and Pickard, assisted by Dr. Kistler. It was successful in every way and the patient was reported to be doing nicely last evening. Con Ahern came down to see that everything went along all right and will remain here for a day or two.
Nevada State Journal 11 March 1910
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"She Was Bad Actor;" Ahern Got Divorce
Because his wife threatened to kill him and otherwise abused him, Henry L. Ahern of 1200 Bassett street, Fruitvale, secured an interlocutory decree of divorce in the Superior Court this morning, from Verona Ahern. The couple were married in San Francisco in September 1908, and they lived together but five months, at the end of which time, according to Ahern's testimony, his wife left him. "She was a very bad actor,: Ahern explained to the court. "What do you mean by 'bad actor?" queried his honor. "I mean that she had a vile tongue and was generally refractory," replied Ahern.
Oakland Tribune 21 March 1910
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   Two of the new acts on the Orpheum vaudeville program which opened yesterday afternoon are exceptionally worthy. . . . 
   Save for one passing bit of vulgarity, the Charles Ahearn Cycling Comedians are most enjoyable. The vulgar bit is introduced when an exceptionally beautiful woman is perched on the shoulders of one of the bicyclists is unnecessary and suggestive. The Ahearn troupe ride all sorts, kinds and shapes of things on wheels, some circular, some otherwise. The various "wheels" are enough to cause laughter, but when ridden in a comical manner by men in grotesque costumes, the result is a riot of fun.
Los Angeles Herald 5 April 1910
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John Ahern of Chicago is in this city to vote and spend several days with his family.
Urbana Daily Courier 6 April 1910
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SHORT LOCALS
Mr. Frank Ahern of South Vernon went to Newark Monday noon to attend to some matters of business.
The Democratic Banner 12 April 1910
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East Side Locals
John Ahern and Mark Bacon went to St. Paul on a pleasure trip Saturday morning.
Austin Daily Herald 30 April 1910
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POLICE COURT—ADELAIDE.
Wednesday, May 4.
(Before Mr. J. Gordon, S.M., Hon. F. S. Wallis, Messrs. R. H. Crawford, G. Prout, and J. W. Channon.)
   Frank Ryan pleaded guilty to charges of having been drunk and having used indecent language in Victoria street. He was fined £3 1/ in all.
   Jesse Carson admitted having been drunk and having used indecent language on the Lower North road, Islington, and was fined £2 in all.
   Carson was further charged with having broken a pane of glass valued at 17/6 at the Reepham Hotel, Islington, the property of Catherine Frances Ahearn. He did not deny the charge, and was fined £5 2/6, including the cost of the glass.
The South Australian Advertiser 5 May 1910
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HOTEL ARRIVALS
J. V. Prochaska, Miami; J. R. Jones, Denver; Neal Ahern, Cincinnati; J. P. Freeman, Dallas; B. McPherrin, St. Joe; Ben Adkins, Los Angeles; J. A. Schloss, New York; F. F. Field, Duluth; P. F. Long, St. Louis; J. H. Crystie, Morenci; J. P. Pleet, Boston; R. Johnson, Los Angeles.
Arizona Silver Belt 7 May 1910
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FASHIONABLE INTELLIGENCE
Doctor W. F. Ahern has returned to his residence, Columba House, Howth.
The Irish Times 10 May 1910
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Other sentences imposed yesterday were: By Judge Dunne—William Murphy, grand larceny, three months in the county jail; William Ahearn, grand larceny, three years in San Quentin.
San Francisco Call 15 May 1910
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LEGAL NOTICE
Greene County, Ohio, Probate Court.
Michael O'Connell as administrator of James Ahern,
deceased, plaintiffs, vs. Johanna Ahern, et al, defendants.
Johanna Sullivan, whose place of residence is unknown, will take notice that Michael O'Connell, as administrator of the estate of James Ahern, on the 16th day of April 1910, filed his petition in the Probate Court of Greene County, Ohio, alleging that the personal property of the decedent is insufficient to pay the debts of the decedent. The prayer of the petition is for an order to sell the real estate to pay the debts of the decedent. Said Johanna Sullivan is hereby notified that she has been made a party defendant to said petition and is required to answer the same on or before June 18th, 1910. MICHAEL O'CONNELL, Marcus Shoup, Atty. Administrator.
Xenia Daily Gazette 1 June 1910
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FOR SALE—A farm of 55 acres, west of Millstone, known as the John Ahern farm. For particulars inquire of J. H. Ahern, 2610 Harway avenue, Brooklyn.
New Brunswick Times 10 June 1910
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CON AHERN IN RENO
Con Ahern, one of the prominent republican politicians of the state visited Reno yesterday from Virginia City.
Nevada State Journal 10 June 1910
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ADELAIDE LICENSING BENCH.
QUARTERLY MEETING.
On Tuesday morning, at the Adelaide Police Court, the Adelaide Licensing Bench held its quarterly meeting. Mr. J. Gordon, S.M., presided, and the other members of the bench were Messrs. W. H. Burford, T. H. Brooker, J. Moule, A. McDonald, and C. Wells. The bulk of the business consisted of new applications and transfers for publicans' and billiard licenses, besides a number of removals.
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Transfers—Publicans' and Billiards.—Ahearn, Catherine F. from Catherine F. Ahearn, Reepham Hotel, Islington; . . . 
The Adelaide Advertiser 15 June 1910
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COURT MAY RULE THAT MAN IS DEAD
William Ahearn Has Now Been Mysteriously Missing for Eleven Years
   OAKLAND, June 15.—To have the law declare his brother, William, dead, John F. Ahearn today file a petition to the superior court. Ahearn does not know whether or not his brother is alive, but inasmuch as a judicial determination of his death is made necessary by property interests, and inasmuch as William Ahearn has not been heard of for eleven years, it is now possible for the law to declare that he is dead.
   William Ahearn left Oakland for Napa just eleven years ago today and was never heard of again. He went to take charge of a ranch that had been left by his father to him and his brother, John, jointly. He never got to Napa, and no trace of him was ever found, although his brother spent much money and time looking for him. His disappearance was a mystery that the police of many cities tried in vain to solve.
   John F. Ahearn desires to sell his interest in the ranch, but he cannot do so without his brother's consent if the latter is living. So the law must declare him dead. A person is presumed to be dead who has not been head of for seven years.
San Francisco Call 16 June 1910
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PRIEST TO PAY
Cork Slander Case
The slander action brought by Alderman F. H. Meade, ex-Lord Mayor of Cork, and his sister-in-law, Miss Kathleen Hennessy, against the Rev. Father John Ahern, chaplain to Cork Workhouse, ended in Dublin on Monday with verdict for the plaintiffs. The jury assessed the damages at £200 for Alderman Meade and £150 for Miss Hennessy.

The words complained of imputed to the plaintiff Meade the parentage of a child to which his sister-in-law had given birth, and also accused him of blackmail. In support of plaintiff's case, it was alleged that the father of the child was John F. Mahony, V.S., a brother-in-law of the defendant. Miss Hennessy, by consent in court, was awarded £500 damages against Mahony for breach of promise and seduction, but this had not been paid. Father Ahern's sister subsequently married Mahony.

Hackney Express And Shoreditch Observer 18 June 1910
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Here Is Genuine Irish Comedy
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Laughs and Tears Mingle
in This the Prettiest Irish Playlet Ever Staged.
See it at the Bell.
   If you want to see a real good vaudevil [sic] show, wherein the idea of “variety” is carried out to a nicety, go to the Bell Theater this week, and you will be more than satisfied. They have a really fine show at this popular playhouse this week.
   Every act is good. Three acts share the headline position, and they are real star acts too. The most beautiful of them is the playlet “A Romance of Killarney,” in which Will J. O'Hearn and a company of six made an immense hit. Mr. O'Hearn is an actor of too well known ability to need any comment regarding him in these columns. It need only be said that his performance all week leaves nothing to be desired, and the same may be said of his support.
   The playlet, while melodramatic in theme, has a rich vein of genuine Irish comedy running through it, and the comedy situations were all well taken care of by Mr. O'Hearn and his company. Mr. O'Hearn is forced to respond to numerous curtain calls and finally is compelled to make a neat little speech of thanks for the most cordial reception he received.
Oakland Tribune 24 June 1910
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IRISH STAR MAKES HIT AT WIGWAM
The Irish star, Will J. O'Hearn and his company will be the headline attraction this week at the Wigwam on the new bill which opens this afternoon. O'Hearn will be assisted by Miss Eilleen Kearney, Howard Davies, Miss Elsa, Ryan Charles Bambrick and Miss Marian Mullen in the picturesque playlet, "A Romance, of Killarney."
San Francisco Call 26 June 1910
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Good Bill at Wigwam
One of the brightest playlets which has been seen for some time at the Wigwam was presented yesterday afternoon in "A Romance of Killarney," played by William J. O'Hearn and a clever company. Guido Deiro, accordeon [sic] virtuoso; Loro and Payne, acrobats; Bessie Bacon and company in "Deborah's Wedding Day"; Boutin and Tillson in "A Yard of Music"; O'Brien and Onslow in a skit, and Solar and Rogers in a singing and dancing act are other contributors to an excellent program.
San Francisco Call 27 June 1910
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CHILD WAS KILLED
Another Child Badly Injured on the South Common
One child was killed and two were badly injured near the pond on the South common shortly before 3 o'clock this afternoon. A limb fell from a tree and struck them. It was an accident hard to understand, as no reason could be advanced for the sudden falling of the limb. The little girl's skull was fractured and she received a multiplicity of wounds. A man passing in an automobile tendered his services and the little girl was taken to St. John's hospital. The child's life was ebbing fast away and she died in the automobile. Her name, for the present, is unknown. She was about ten years old.

The boy, Samuel Moses, is 6 years old. His home is at 72 Suffolk street. He sustained a compound fracture of the left arm and severe scalp wounds. He was treated by Dr. Randall, who removed him from the scene of the accident to his office in Middlesex street in his automobile. The doctor did not observe any speed laws on his way from the common to his office. It was Dr. Randall who ordered the little girl taken to the hospital. "I do not think she will live to get there," said the doctor as the little girl was placed in the automobile. Lieut. Connors carried the boy in his arms and rode in Dr. Randall's machine to the doctor's office. The other victim was Olivine Gosselin of 695 Middlesex street. It is feared she is injured internally. The police and the hospital authorities are endeavoring in every way to ascertain the name and address of the little girl.
The Lowell Sun 1 July 1910
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None Can Explain South Common Accident
The sad accident of yesterday seems to have been forgotten on the South common where all is hustle and bustle today. What caused that huge and apparently well preserved limb to break away without hardly a moment's notice? That is the question uppermost in the minds of everybody who heard or read of the accident that caused the death of little Kathleen Ahern and injured six others, one seriously. The superintendent of the park department says that the trees on the common had been examined, even the big elm whose branch dealt the death blow yesterday afternoon, and were found to be all right. Speaking of the accident Supt. Whittet said: "It was a very sad thing, something which we are all at a loss to explain. Some three week ago I went over the commons and looked over the trees there. I found but one on the South common which looked at all shaky and that was taken down on Thursday. The elm tree in question seemed a perfectly healthy growth, as good as any there. I examined very carefully the butt of the limb and with several of the police officers present found the wood tough as rattan. Supt. Welch personally looked it over and was at a loss to say what had happened. We have not been working on the tree if he had been then we might have suspected that the limb had been broken. Elm is a very tough wood and in nearly all cases where a limb decays it will fall down and hang by the trunk of the tree."

The injured ones are resting comfortably today. Eight-year-old Samuel Moses was the most seriously injured and he will recover. The extent of his injuries was told in The Sun last evening. Others injured included Olivine Gosselin, four and a half years old, daughter of Fred and Blanche Gosselin, 695 Middlesex street; injuries to back and stomach. Lillian Gosselin, eight months old; sister of Olivine, injuries to right leg. Mrs. Blanche Gosselin, mother of the two children, injuries to left shoulder and arm. Mrs. Rosie Hussan, 78 Suffolk street, bruises to head and shoulders. Kathleen C. Ahern, the little girl who was killed, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern of 552 Lawrence street and the sad accident plunged their home into mourning. She had gone to the common with her brothers and sisters and had strayed away. They were looking for her when the accident occurred. The sympathy of the entire city goes out to the parents of the Ahern girl, but that will not restore her to life.
The Lowell Sun 2 July 1910
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THE LIMERICK MURDER.
   At Limerick Assizes yesterday Hannah Ahern, who was found Guilty of the murder of her infant child, was sentenced to death by Mr. Justice Boyd, who stated that he had forwarded the jury's recommendation to mercy to the proper quarter.
The Times 8 July 1910
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LOS ANGELES —The new vaudeville opening at the Los Angeles theater with the usual matinee on Monday will be headed by the well-known Irish tenor, W. J. O'Hearn and his company of, six players in the delightful Irish playlet of ye olden times, "A Romance of Killarney." The playlet is brilliant with comedy and here and there a touch of pathos. Mr. O'Hearn has great opportunities to display a remarkable tenor voice.
Los Angeles Herald 10 July 1910
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FELL TO HIS DEATH.
Patrick Ahearn, a laborer, 38 years, of age, of Wollongong, fell over the railway embankment, a distance of 30 ft., and was killed. S. Lakin, who was with the deceased, also fell down the cutting, but escaped with a few abrasions.
The South Australian Advertiser 16 July 1910
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CANDIDATE MUST RUN, DESPITE HIS PROTEST
Democrat Fails in Endeavor to Withdraw Petition
SACRAMENTO, July 16.—David Ahern, democratic candidate for sheriff, today filed with the county clerk notice of his withdrawal from the race, stating that a number of democrats are supporting a republican candidate, Ira Conran, and that he will not get a square deal from his own party. Ahern had filed his petition for nomination and affidavits. Attorney General Webb gave District Attorney Wachhorst an opinion that Ahern can not withdraw his petition, and that his name must be printed on the primary ticket. The opinion is that while the county clerk can receive Ahern's application to withdraw and file the same, he can do no more, because when the petition was filed it passed out of the hands of petitioner and can not be withdrawn by him.
San Francisco Call 17 July 1910
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WORKHOUSE INSURANCE
Claims of Rival Companies
MIDLETON, Saturday.   
   At Midleton Board of Guardians to-day—the Chairman, Mr. T. J. Bourke, J. P., presiding—Mr. Roger Aherne, in pursuance of notice given by him. moved that the resolution recently passed, giving the insurance of the Midleton Workhouse and Dispensaries to the Patriotic Insurance Company, be rescinded, and that the business be transferred to the Hibernian Insurance Company. Mr. Aherne said the Hibernian Company was a purely Irish concern, and was a company that was manned by Irish Catholics and Nationalists. It provided a large amount of employment in the country, where it had a large number of employees.
   Mr. D. O'Brien seconded.
   Mr. Edmund Rohan moved a direct negative. He characterised the taking of their business from the Patriotic Company as being nothing short of downright "grabbing." (Noise.) Reference had been made to the Irish money and the number of Irish hands employed by the Hibernian Company, as against the number of English hands employed by the Patriotic Company ; but he would like to point out that if the English people closed the ports in their country against the imported goods from Ireland this country would be placed in a very sad and sorry position.
   Mr. Wm. Higgins seconded Mr. Rohan's amendment, and said that for the past fifty years the Patriotic Company had been doing the insurance business of that Board, and after that long and faithful service it would not be right or proper to take away the business from it.
   Mr. Charles Engledew, J.P., M.C.C., said it was a bogus idea to think that all the money utilised in the Hibernian Company was Irish money. A lot of their business went to England. He was of the opinion that three times the number of hands were employed by the Patriotic Company in Ireland than the Hibernian Company employed.
   After an animated discussion, Mr. R. Aherne's proposition was carried by 18 votes to 16, thus transferring the business to the Hibernian Company.
The Irish Times 19 July 1910
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FLED FROM A HOSPITAL
St. Louis, Mo., July 21.—Daniel Ahern, former chief of police of Kansas City, was taken into custody at Union station today when he attempted to board a train for Kansas City. He escaped the hospital yesterday. He had been in the hospital since April, suffering from mental disorder.
Muskogee Times Democrat 21 July 1910
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NEW HARTFORD
Mrs. Elva Ahern of Grant Pass, Ore., is visiting with her sister, Mrs. C. V. Thiving.
Waterloo Evening Courier 23 July 1910
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DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED
In the case of Hannah Aherne, a prisoner in Limerick Prison under sentence of death, the Lords Justices have commuted the sentence to penal servitude for life. Aherne was sentenced to death at Limerick Assizes for the murder of her newly-born child at Newcastle West on April 3.
The Times 25 July 1910
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   In the case of Hannah Aherne, a prisoner in Limerick Prison under sentence of death, the Lords Justices have been pleased to commute the sentence to penal servitude for life. The woman was sentenced to death at the recent County Limerick Assizes by Mr. Justice Boyd for the murder of her newly-born child at Newcastle West, on 3rd April.
The Irish Times 30 July 1910
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MARRIAGES.
SEATON—AHERN.—On June 7, at St. Paul's Church of England, Beaconsfield, by the Rev. Alban Tuxmore Marshall, Edward Joseph, second son of the late Edward Seaton, of Bally Connell, County Cavan, Ireland, to Catherine Jane Ahern, of South Fremantle, formerly of England.
Western Mail 30 July 1910
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Another Record Shattered.
New York, Aug. 1.— . . . Another Winged Fist club [NY Irish American Athletic Club] athlete hung up a world's record. This was Dan Ahearne. He bettered his previous record in the hop, step, and jump event made on May 20 at the same park by making a leap of 51 feet 1 1-8 inches. The record was made on his first jump, which was remarkable in more ways than one. His first hop carried him 21 feet 7 inches, which is considered a first-class running jump, under ordinary circumstances, and has never been equaled.
The Washington Post 2 August 1910
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LOCAL NEWS
James Ahern of St. Paul was in the city Tuesday on Business.
Austin Daily Herald 3 August 1910
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Married
AHERN—O'NEILL—July 30th, 1910, at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Minane Bridge, with Nuptial Mass, by the Rev. P. O'Neill, P.P., John, son of the late William Ahern, Ballingarry, to Katie, daughter of Margaret and the late Bartholomew O'Neill, Farrenbrien West, Ballyfeard.
Cork Examiner 13 August 1910
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WHAT HE WAS TAKEN FOR.
   An Irishman, Englishman, and a Scotsman were talking. “One day in Berlin,” said the Englishman, “I was taken for the Kaiser.” “In Ostend,” said the Scotsman, “I was taken for Mr. Gladstone.” “That's nothing,” said Pat, “One day in Grafton street a man ran up to me, and said, 'Holy Moses, is that you.'”
   Vincent Ahearne, Shillelagh, Co., Wicklow
The Irish Times 13 August 1910
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Four World's Records Broken in
Irish Volunteers Games at Celtic Park.
 . . . Dan Ahearne, the crack jumper of the Irish-American Athletic Club, smashed to smithereens the old mark for the running hop, step and jump, bettering the figures of Dan Shanahan, of Ireland, by 1 foot 2 3/8 inches.

 . . . In the running hop, step and jump Dan Ahearne not only broke his own American figures for the leap, but also broke Shanahan's old figure of 50 feet ½ inch by clearing the remarkable distance of 51 feet 2 7/8 inches. The limber-legged leaper cleared his record performance jump on his second trial.

New-York Tribune 15 August 1910
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WHY HE SOLILOQUISED.
   An old man, named Murphy, who was very fond of talking to himself, was one day asked why he did so. “Because,” said Murphy, “I like to talk to a sensible man, and I like to hear a sensible man talk.”
   Vincent Ahearne, Shillelagh, Co., Wicklow
The Irish Times 20 August 1910
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SAW MILL BURNED IN BALLINA
   At 4.30 o'clock on Tuesday morning a fire broke out in the extensive saw mills owned here by Mr. James Ahern. Before the premises could be entered the flames had made rapid progress. Ten minutes after the alarm was given the Urban Council hose was being worked. Despite all efforts huge piles of timber were attacked by the fire and half an hour after the outbreak the yard was a pillar of flames. As the flames reached the stables the neighing of the terrified horses could be heard. A desparate effort, which eventually succeeded, was made to save the animals, and when the doors of the stables were thrown open the horses careered madly through the streets. After four hours' unceasing effort the fire was eventually subdued without any of the adjoining premises being attacked. The entire of the machinery was destroyed, as well as an enormous amount of timber. The damage is estimated at well over £3,000. The industry was one of the few in town, and many workmen will be thrown out of employment.
The Irish Times 20 August 1910
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HARTFORD, Conn., Aug.20—Some very remarkable time was announced today at the second annual athletic meet of the combined divisions of the A. O. H., which was held before a big crowd at Charter Oak Park. . . . Timothy Ahearn of the New York Athletic Club was second in the high jump, and took first place in the running hop, step and jump.
New York Times 21 August 1910
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CORK RIVER TRAGEDY
MAN'S SAD DEATH
AN EXCITING RESCUE
FIREMAN'S PLUCKY CONDUCT
An occurrence of a highly exciting character took place in the river above Parliament Bridge yesterday morning. A youth named Patrick Casey was proceeding along Sullivan's Quay about nine o'clock on his way to school when his attention was attracted by shouting from one of the windows of a house in his throughfare. He immediately looked in the direction from which the shouting came, and he was then informed by a man named Quinn from the uppermost window in the house that a man had fallen into the river at the Grand Parade side. The youth promptly rushed to the Fire Station and raised the alarm. At the time Captain Hutson and Fireman Timothy Ahern were engaged at some work in the outer portion of the station premises, and they rushed to Sullivan's Quay with a lifebuoy. At the time the tide was ebbing fast, and there was a great rush of water towards Parliament Bridge. Nothing could be seen of the man in the water except his head, and he was being carried by the strong flow of water down the river by the wall of the park on the Grand Parade side. Some people who were proceeding to business along the South Mall and Grand Parade were not aware that a man had fallen into the water, and Fireman Ahern, without divesting himself of his clothes or removing his boots jumped into the river at the Sullivan's Quay side and swam in the direction of the drowning man. He reached the drowning man as he was sinking for the second time. In the meantime Captain Hutson had run along Sullivan's Quay, over Parliament Bridge, and onto the Grand Parade with a lifebuoy. Fireman Ahern and the drowning man were carried towards Parliament Bridge, and at one time it looked as if both would lose their lives. They disappeared under the water for a short time, but on reaching that part of the river near the balcony which extends from Mr. J. Meehan's premises, and the rere [sic] portion of portion of Dr. T. Callaghan's residence, Captain Hutson was able to throw a lifebuoy to them. A ladder was also lowered from Mr. Meehan's premises and Fireman Ahern was able to hold his charge until a boat manned by Thomas Collins and Michael Carrol appeared on the scene. After an amount of difficulty the rescuer and rescued man were taken into the boat and brought to the slip.

It was found that the rescued man, whose name was subsequently ascertained to be William Hoare, a pensioner, and his age 71 years, was in a collapsed condition as the result of his immersion. Efforts were made by Mr. Wm. Burnham, of the Munster Swimming Association, who was attracted to the quayside by the shouting, to revive him, but it became apparent, owing to his age, that he was too far gone to succeed in rendering him any help. The ambulance was then requisitioned, and in it he was conveyed by Firemen Peter Murphy and Timothy Ahern, who did not appear to have suffered to any extent from his stay in the water, to the South Infirmary. On arrival at this institution it was, however found that life was extinct.

The plucky conduct of Fireman Ahern deserves warm commendation, and his rescue under such thrilling and daring circumstances — both men having been carried about eighty yards by the strong current prevailing at the time — evoked general admiration for the gallantry and self-sacrifice it reflected. It is to be hoped that his brave action will be recognized in the proper quarter.
[see also: Inquest]
Cork Examiner 24 August 1910
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THE INQUEST
At half-past three yesterday afternoon Mr. Coroner William Murphy, solr., held an inquest at the South Infirmary on the body of the deceased. Head Constable Kirby and Sergeant Jacques represented the authorities.

Julia Riordan, 55 High street, stated that the deceased, Wm. Hoare, was her uncle. He was a bachelor and was between 71 and 72 years of age. Deceased was a pensioner of Captain Rushbrooke's, and was residing at High street with her for some time. He was in the habit of going out early in the morning to Mass. Sometimes he used to get a little queer since he had a paralytic stroke last May. His speech was queer sometimes, but no more than that. Witness saw him that (Tuesday) morning at about seven o'clock when she came down stairs. He was then coming in out of the yard and asked witness to open the door for him. Witness asked where he was going, and he said for a walk. Witness didn't open the door then, but went to the kitchen to get the breakfast. Deceased went into the parlour and lay down on the lounge. In a short time witness brought him out his breakfast. He took the tea, but refused the bread and butter, and in a short time when witness came in again she found he hadn't touched the tea, but he was sitting down all right. Witness then went upstairs and when she came down again he had gone out. Witness went to inquire about him subsequently, and called at her sister's place, where he often called and spent a good deal of his time, but found he hadn't been there.

The Coroner—Did he make any complaint of feeling ill? No. The doctor was with him on Monday. Was there any talk about his going into hospital? He was to go in on Monday, but he didn't like to go. Dr. Cantilion ordered him in. To Head Constable Kirby—Witness said that deceased was very ill last May, when he got the stroke of paralysis, and one of his arms was paralysed since.

Mrs. Ellen Byrne, another niece of the deceased, residing at 97, High street, gave evidence of bringing Dr. Cantilion to see him on Monday. The doctor ordered him into the union hospital but he would not go there. He had been in there a fortnight before, and was discharged, and he would not go a second time. The Coroner—Why? Because of the clothes he got to wear, and he said that a second patient was put into the bed with him. In reply to further questions, witness said there did not appear to be anything wrong with deceased on Monday. When the doctor saw him he said that there would be a bed vacant in the South Infirmary in a week, and deceased said that he would prefer to go there and he would wait. Deceased had been in the North Infirmary also for some time. Since the seizure of paralysis in May deceased was complaining that he would get a second stroke and that he would fall. He never said anything that would lead anyone to believe that he would do himself an injury. Witness would say to him to have patience and that it was all the will of God, and he used to ramble sometimes. He had never been sick in his life up to the illness in May. He used to be constantly praying, and was a very religious old man, and added witness, "a very good uncle to me."

To a Juror—Witness said that when deceased went to the Union Hospital he was put into a bed by himself, and there was no second patient in the bed with him at any time that witness saw him. He said when he came out that he liked the Union Hospital better than the North Infirmary. It was Dr. Magner ordered him into the North Infirmary. The Coroner—You seem to have taken every care possible of him. You could have done no more.

Patrick Casey, a schoolboy, living at 25, Sullivan's Quay, said that that (Tuesday) morning at a quarter past 9 he saw a man struggling in the river near the slip at the Grand Parade side. He didn't see the man falling in, but he was trying to save himself, and was paddling with his hand, and his head was appearing over the water. Witness shouted for help, and Fireman Ahern came running out of the fire station and jumped into the river immediately. He swam across the river and caught the man in the water, and after some time another man came up with a boat, and both of them got into the boat. To a Juror—witness said that the fireman jumped into the river with his clothes and boots on just as he ran out of the station. The deceased was in the water about ten minutes before the fireman took him out.

Fireman Timothy Ahern said that about a quarter-past nine that morning he was in the station, and heard the previous witness shout for help and that there was a man in the river. Witness ran out at once. He had his tunic in his hand, and when he saw the man in the river he threw away his tunic and jumped in. He swam across to the other side of the river and caught hold of the deceased. They drifted away down the river until they got to the wall near Dr. Callaghan's house. They were in deep water all the time, and witness in making a sudden turn to try and get to the wall lost his grip of the deceased, who sank. Witness dived after him and brought him up again. The man sank again, and witness brought him up once more. In about six minutes a boat came along and he got the deceased into it. The deceased was gasping for breath all the time, and witness got him into the boat alive.

The Coroner—Was he attempting at any time to save himself? No, he was quite passive. The only part of his body I could see was his head. He sank, and I had to dive twice for him. Was it deep water at the time? It was fairly deep, about eight feet. To further questions, witness said they brought the man to the slip on the Sullivan's Quay side, where the ambulance was waiting, in which deceased was immediately driven to the infirmary. Replying to a juror, witness said he had saved two lives in the river there already. Several members of the jury said that the conduct of the witness was very brave. Mr. Murray (a juror) thought there should be some fund to compensate people who performed brave deeds of this kind. This was not the first time that Fireman Ahern had made gallant attempts to save life. There was money thrown away in the Corporation and other places, that would be better spent in compensating men like Ahern.

The Coroner—I am sure he didn't do it for money and it is all the more creditable to him. Another witness said they should strongly recommend the witness for his bravery, and he was sure if he was brought under the notice of the proper authorities they would recognise it. This man had saved life twice, and had got no recognition. The Coroner said he would find out the local secretary of the Royal Humane Society and communicate with him. Of course he joined in the expression of feeling which the jury had mentioned, that the action of the fireman was extremely brave, and they were all proud of him. For acts like these, no money would compensate, but the satisfaction of having done his best to save life was the sufficient reward of a brave man. They were sorry that the attempt on this present occasion didn't result in the saving of life, but that was not the fireman's fault. His conduct was admirable, and they were all proud of him (hear, hear).

Dr. Stephen Barry gave evidence that life was extinct when the deceased reached the infirmary. They tried artificial respiration for half an hour, but the case was hopeless. Asphyxia due to drowning was the cause of death. The Coroner—Did the man present any appearance of having got a stroke of paralysis before he got into the water? I could not tell.

This concluded the evidence and the Coroner said they had no direct evidence of how the deceased got into the water, and it would be a fair assumption to suggest that he must have fallen in through the bars on the quay. He might have been leaning against them or sitting down, and in his weak condition of health he might have fallen in. Even without getting a second stroke of paralysis at all he might have fallen in this way. There appeared to have been every care taken of him. His niece had brought two doctors to attend him. He was not well apparently when he left home, but there was not a shred of evidence that he went with the intent of doing himself any harm. The jury found a verdict of accidental drowning.
Cork Examiner 24 August 1910
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
AHERN—JONES—Ralph Ahern, age 23, and Mary Jones, age 30; natives of Massachusetts and Kansas, and residents of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Herald 27 August 1910
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MARRIAGE
KICKHAM—AHERN—On September 6th, at St. Mary's R. C. Chapel, Youghal (with Nuptial Mass), by the Right Rev. Mgr. Keller, Patrick Kickham, youngest son of the late John Kickham, Castlejohn, Tipperary, to Bridget (Bridie) Ahern, daughter of Michael Ahern, Market Quay, Youghal.
The Cork Examiner 13 September 1910
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Social and Personal
At the marriage of Miss Claire Oliver, daughter of Hon. Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, and Mrs. Oliver, to Mr. Allen Keefer, which takes place in St. Andrew's church, Ottowam at half-past two o'clock on Wednesday, September 21, the bride will be attended by Mrs. Frank Ahearn as matron of honor. The bridesmaids will be Miss Anna Oliver and Miss Rossie Cradwick. Mr. Tom Keefer will be best man, the ushers Mr. John Thompson, Mr. Herbert Chambers, Mr. Pat Edwards, Mr. D. J. McDougal and Mr. Sam McDougal.
Lethbridge Herald 19 September 1910
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BOURNE
Timothy O'Hern, who has been employed at Bay End Farm, left last week with his family for Lexington where they will reside.
Sandwich Observer 20 September 1910
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Other Offenders
The Sunday drunks were Michael O'Connor, James Ahearn, Elizabeth Riley and Nellie N. Buckely. They were each fined $5. There were several first offenders who were fined $2 each and several simple drunks were released.
The Lowell Sun 10 October 1910
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POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
For State Surveyor
CON AHERN
Regular Republican Nominee
Reno Evening Gazette 12 October 1910
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I. A. C. Athletes Win A. A. U. Meet by Thin Margin
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LAST EVENT DECIDES ISSUE
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Victory of Dan Ahern in the Hop, Step, and Jump Noses Out the New York A. C. Representatives—Melvin Shepherd Meets Defeat in Half-Mile and Martin Sheridan in the Discus Throw.
New Orleans, Oct. 15.—By the light of the moon tall Dan Ahern this evening won the hop, step, and jump, and with it the national track and field meet of the Amateur Athletic Union for his team, the Irish-American Athletic Club of New York, by a single point. With the brief Southern twilight almost over, the Irish-Americans went into the final event of the long afternoon's struggle—the hop, step, and jump—one point behind the new York Athletic Club boys, who had come from behind with a tremendous rush in the last half hour of the meet.
The Washington Post 16 October 1910
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MISS ALLIN NAMED ON THE COMMITTEE
Will Inquire Into Cooperation of Library Associations
Miss Eugenia Allin, organizer of the Illinois Library Extension commission, was one of a committee of five appointed at the meeting of the Illinois Library association in Rock Island last week to inquire into the subject of cooperation of the Illinois Library association with the American Illinois Library association.

The other members of the committee are: Henry E. Legler, librarian Chicago Public Library, Phineas L. Windsor, librarian University of Illinois and director Library school, Miss Mary Eileen Ahern, editor of “Public Libraries,” Miss Nellie E. Parham, librarian and former president Illinois Library association.

Decatur Daily Review 21 October 1910
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PRIEST COMMITS SUICIDE
SPOKANE, Oct. 29.—The Rev. T. C. Ahearn a Catholic priest of Boulder, Mont., was found dead this afternoon in a room of the Chicago hotel. An empty bottle that contained two ounces of carbolic acid stood on the dresser, indicating suicide. Physical appearance showed that he had died of a hemorrhage, which soaked the bed-clothing and drenched his person. The man was last seen Thursday night by the clerk of the hotel, but Coroner Schwegel believes the man had been dead for a greater length of time.

If Rev. Ahearn committed suicide it was because of poverty and disgust over wordly conditions. On a chair near the bed was found a note which read: “In this hotel somebody has taken the few dollars I had loose in my pockets. In Knapp's hotel I saw him deliberately take a $5 bill and put it in his pocket. The bill was mine. Why can't these places be stopped—” Here the note ended in a scrawl, as though the writer had been convulsed in agony or had been overtaken with physical or mental weakness. From the position of the body in bed, some money laid out on a table and the appearance of the carbolic acid, and the fact that he was practically clothed, suicide is indicated.

Centralia Daily Chronicle 31 October 1910
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October 21, 1910
WITHOUT COMPETITION
Temporary Assistant Postmen, John George Ahearn, . . . 
The London Gazette 1 November 1910
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Mrs. Ahern's Luncheon.
Mrs. August Ahern, at her home on the corner of Wilder avenue and Piikoi street, gave an elaborate poi luncheon in honor of Mrs. Walter Hoffman, Tuesday, at which covers were laid for eight. Mrs. Curtis lankea, Mrs. Berger of San Francisco, Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Caroline Robinson, Mrs. Williams, and others, were present. The color scheme for the affair was in red. Fragrant scarlet carnation leis were at each place. The place cards were pretty and unique. The hospitality of this hostess was much appreciated and enjoyed by the guests.
Honolulu Evening Bulletin 5 November 1910
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THE UNITED SERVICE
The Army
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.— . . . Major E. P. O'Hern, Ordnance Department, will visit the Sandy Hook proving ground, Sandy Hook, N. J. pertaining to the test of ordnance material, and then return to his proper station.
New York Times 11 November 1910
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SURPRISES SPRUNG AT STATE CAPITAL
Defeat of Conran for Sheriff and Johnson for Assembly
Are Election Results
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 2—The election in Sacramento county for local offices furnished several surprises, the biggest of which was the defeat of Ira Conran, republican, for sheriff by Supervisor Dave Ahearn, democrat. The office was conceded to Conran up to within two weeks of the election.
San Francisco Call 10 November 1910
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LICENSE BUSINESS
Commissioners of Various Districts to Meet on Monday
The license commissioners of the province of Manitoba will meet at the four different districts next Monday, November 14, when the following business will be transacted:
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District No. 4.—The Commissioners will meet in the office of the chief license inspector, in the provincial police court building, Winnipeg, at 8 p.m., to consider the application of G. Bertault for a license for a new hotel at St. Claude, municipality of Grey. . . . The application of Patrick Ohern for a wholesale liquor license for the old No. 3 fire hall on Higgins avenue, will also be considered.
Manitoba Free Press 12 November 1910
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Martin J. Ahearn is ill at his home in Bath Beach, Long Island.
The New Brunswick Times 15 November 1910
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MAN KILLED BY A RUNAWAY HORSE
LISMORE, Wednesday   
   To-day William Ahearne, a farmer of Coolishal, Lismore, aged about 50 years, met his death under sad cirumstances. He was driving a spirited horse, to which was attached a creell, in which was seated his wife and son, when a motor car approached from the opposite direction. Ahearne and his son left the car, and held the horse by the head. The animal instantly became restive and bolted, and the shaft strking William Ahearne in the chest, knocked him senseless to the ground. He died shortly afterwards.
The Irish Times 17 November 1910
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
AHERN—SPROUL—W. J. Ahern, age 44, and Minnie E. Sproul, age 40; natives of California and residents of Chino and Montana.
Los Angeles Herald 20 November 1910
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SOUTH RIVER
Martin J. Ahern has returned from his home at Bath Beach, N.Y., where he has been confined ill for the past three weeks. Mr. Ahern is the popular manager of the Sterling Athletic Association, and his return will be greeted by the numerous admirers of the Sterling basketball team. His loss was keenly felt as was evidenced by the numerous defeats recently sustained by the team. However, they have now taken new hope and should show much better form in the games scheduled for this week. On Tuesday they will play the Danish A.C. at Perth Amboy, Friday the Red Bank High School at Washington Court, and Saturday the Crescents at Milltown.
The New Brunswick Times 28 November 1910
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A BROKEN THIGH.
WEST MAITLAND, Tuesday.   
Frederick O'Hearne, a resident of Cessnock, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, suffering from a broken thigh. O'Hearne was fighting with another man, and put his foot in a stump hole, the right leg being broken above the knee.
The Sydney Morning Herald 30 November 1910
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BIRTHS
MOUAT.—On the 27th November, at Nurse Holgate's, to Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Mouat, Central-terrace, Kelburne—a son.
HOGWOOD.—On the 30th November, 1910, at 175, Cuba-street, to Mr. and Mrs. George Hogwood—a son (stillborn).
AHEARN.—On the Ist December, at Nurse Martin's to Mr. and Mrs. H. Ahearn—a son; both well.
Wellington Evening Post 3 December 1910
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COMPLAINANT NEARLY LANDS BEHIND BARS
Indictment for Embezzlement Causes Women's Arrest
When George Schweinhard, a real estate man of Bakersfield, appeared in Police Judge Conlan's courtroom yesterday to prosecute Irene Brown and Evelyn Gomez, charged with having embezzled two rings, he came near being arrested himself on a charge of felony embezzlement, but escaped this unpleasantness when It was ascertained that he had already been indicted by the grand jury and served with a warrant, the alleged offense being the embezzlement of $1,000 which was sent him by Miss Honora Coleman with which to buy property. He met Miss Gomez, Miss Brown and Miss Adeline Ahearn in Market street, and while sightseeing with them exhibited two rings. When he had the women arrested one ring was found on Miss Gomez and the other on Miss Brown. After the rings had been restored to Schweinhard yesterday he decided not to prosecute.
San Francisco Call 6 December 1910
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OFFICERS CHOSEN BY SEVEN PINES CIRCLE
The following have been elected officers of Seven Pines circle, No. 3, Grand Army of the Republic: . . . The delegates and alternates chosen for the next convention are: . . . Alternates — Annie M. Phillips, Clara J. Sweeney, Annie M. Busbnell, Pauline O'Hearn, . . . 
San Francisco Call 9 December 1910
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IRISH GALLANTRY.
Rewarding Bravery
   The Committee of the Royal Humane Society held its last meeting for the year on Thursday afternoon, Admiral Sir George D. Morant, K.C.B., presiding. The following awards were made in cases of bravery sent from Ireland :—
   Testimonial to Patrick Headon, Constable R.I.C., Killeshandra, Co, Cavan, for his gallant attempt to save Joseph Connor, who was drowned in Lough Oughter on July 31. Connor fell from a boat, and sank in twenty feet of water, with a dense growth of weeds at the bottom, and although the constable dived many times he was unable to find him.
   Testimonial and £1 to Bartholomew Rogers, Emmet place, Wexford, for his gallantry on July 21 in plunging into 20 feet of water in the harbour, and saving a child who had fallen in.
   Bronze medal to Timothy Ahern, a member of the Cork Fire Brigade, for his heroic attempt to save an old man [William Hoare] of 72 who was drowned in the Lee at Cork on August 23. Ahern swam across the river, and kept him up until a boat came, but it was then too late, as the man was dead.
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The Irish Times 24 December 1910
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TUESDAY EVENING FUNERALS
O'NEIL—The funeral of Mrs. Mary O'Neil took place this morning from her late home, 74 Weed street at 8:30, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The cortege proceeded to the Sacred Heart church where a solemn mass of requiem was sung at 9 o'clock by Rev. Fr. Cronin of Dorchester, Mass., Rev. Father McDennott, O. M. I., deacon, Rev. Fr. Wood, O. M. I., sub deacon. The choir, under the direction of Mrs. Adelaide Muldoon sang the Gregorian mass, and as the body was being borne from the church, the choir sang "Deo Profundis." Among the many beautiful floral tributes were a large pillow inscribed "Mother," from the family; large standing cross inscribed on base "Grandma" from Leo J. Crowley; wreath inscribed "Grandmother" on purple ribbon from grandchildren; wreath from Miss Mary Dugdale; wreath from Mr. and Mrs. John F. Webste r; wreath from a friend and several large bouquets from friends. The bearers were William H. Murphy, John Harrington, John O'Hearn, John Dilworth, Martin Hanebury, and William Cronin of Boston, Mass. Internment was in St. Patrick's cemetery. Rev. Fr. Cronin of Dorchester, Mass., Rev. Father Flynn, O. M. I., and Rev. Fr. Wood, O. M. I. read the committed prayers. Funeral in charge of Undertaker Peter H. Savage.
The Lowell Sun 10 January 1911
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CLONCURRY, January 14.
The name of the man who was recently drowned was Tommy Ahern, the brother of a Richmond drover. He left here five days ago to look for horses.
The Brisbane Courier 16 January 1911
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MONTGOMERY
John Ahearn filled his ice house, the early part of the week with fine ice taken from the Wallkill, above the bridge.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 18 January 1911
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NEW MARKET TAVERN TO BE REBUILT
The old New Market tavern, at New Market, known at present as the Hotel Nelson, is to be razed and a new hotel structure erected in its place by the proprietor, J.J. Ahearn. The building as it now stands is a relic of revolutionary days. It was the stopping place for stage coach travelers journeying between Philadelphia and New York, and has housed many famous personages. One of its most celebrated guests was General LaFayette who was entertained there during his visit to America subsequent to the war. Building operations will be begun as soon as the weather will permit. Mr. Ahern plans to build a substantial two story frame structure and install new furniture throughout, fitting the place out in an attractive style.
The New Brunswick Times 19 January 1911
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Miss Margaret Ahern of 107 West Park street is recovering from a threatened attack of pneumonia.
Urbana Daily Courier 23 January 1911
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MISS NORA AHERN'S CONCERT
In consequence of the death of the Very Rev. Dr. Magrath, P.P. of Sandymount, it has been decided to postpone the concert to Miss Nora Ahern, fixed for the 1st February, as a mark of respect to his memory. The exact date will be announced later.
The Irish Times 28 January 1911
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BRIEFS
Miss Margaret Healy attended the celebration of the 11th anniversary and the installation of the Daughters of Castile of New Haven. A celebration was also held by the New Haven lodge, on the election of Miss [sic] Elizabeth Ahern of New Haven, as state regent of the Daughters of Castile. A number of out-of-town guests were present.
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Mrs. [sic] Elizabeth Ahern of New Haven, state regent of the Daughters of Castile in federation with the national order of the Daughters of Isabella, will address the members of Court Julian, in Columbus hall on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. [see also: Mrs. Elizabeth L. Ahern]
Naugatuck Daily News 30 January 1911
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PERSONAL MENTION
The following named registered at the Commercial hotel yesterday: . . . Fred P. Ahern and wife, St. Joseph, Mo.; . . . 
Arizona Republican 2 February 1911
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Donnelly—Ahearn.
The marriage of Mr. Joseph Donnelly, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Donnelly, South Brisbane, to Miss Alice Ahearn, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ahearn, Bremer View, Mount Walker, Rosewood, took place in St. Stephen' s Cathedral on Wednesday, January 18. The Rev. M. O'Flynn performed the ceremony. The bride wore a beautiful gown of cream crepe de Chine, over silk, trimmed with Brussels lace, the bodice swathed in kimono style. Tiny French folds of ivory satin gave a pretty finish to the gracefully-trained skirt. She also wore a wreath and veil, and carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses, stephanotis, eucharis lilies, sweet peas, and maiden hair fern. Miss J. Ahearn acted as bridesmaid. Mr. Dan Donnelly was best man. The honeymoon was spent at Sandgate. [see also: Cannon—Ahearn]
The Queenslander 4 February 1911
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Cannon—Ahearn
At St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Ipswich, on Wednesday, January 11 (writes our Grandchester correspondent), Mr. James Cannon, second son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Cannon, Grandchester, was married to Miss Julia Ahearn, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ahearn, Mount Walker. The Rev. P. Brady performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by four bridesmaids—Misses Ahearn (chief), Cannon, and K. and E. Quinn. Mr. T. Cannon acted as best man, and Mr. John Ahearn as groomsman. The bride wore a beautiful ivory silk gown, the skirt of which was richly studded with pearls. The white tunic overskirt was elaborated with embossed insertion, and hand finished with pearls, and the bodice had deep embossed yoke studded with pearls. The dainty three-quarter sleeve was caught with straps of insertion and pearls, and a spray of orange blossoms was worn on the corsage. She also wore a handsome veil. A wedding breakfast was served, and the usual toasts were honoured. The bride and bridegroom left by the 4 p.m. train for Sandgate, where the honey moon was spent. [see also: Donnelly—Ahearn]
The Queenslander 4 February 1911
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Irish-American Games Tonight at the Garden
Promise Some Great Sport.
 . . . Dan Ahearn will meet his brother in the hop, step and jump after all. Danny was working a few piers away from the place where the big explosion occurred the other day and for a full day after the event Mr. Dan was not to be located. Some feared the champion had jumped back to the ould sod, but such is not the case. Danny has appeared again, and brother Timmy of the New York A. C. will not be able to throw a scare into his big brother after what occurred in Communipaw the other day. Altogether the card arranged for the games promises to be the most interesting of the season.
The Evening World 4 February 1911
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ACCUSED BAD CHECK MAN BROUGHT BACK
SACRAMENTO, March 6.—W. L. Cunningham, musical impresario, former convict and alleged forger, who tried to throw the police off his trail by having a letter mailed to his wife from Vancouver, B. C., was brought back yesterday from Denver by Chief of Police William Ahern and Sheriff David Ahern, who were given extradition papers for Cunningham by Governor Johnson. Cunningham is said to have admitted to the officers en route to this city that he had passed two checks on Sacramento firms to which the name of J. Wilson of San Francisco was forged, but claimed that the forgery was done by a theatrical man named Williams.
Oakland Tribune 6 March 1911
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NEW TOWN.
Yesterday, before the Warden (Colonel St. Hill) and Mr. J. K. Reid, J.P., Sub-Inspector Bateman prosecuting, Andrew Hall, 17, was fined 2s. 6d and costs 3s. for driving without lights on the Main road on March 30. Cyril Ahearn, labourer, was fined 5s. and 8s. 6d. costs for disorderly conduct on the Risdon-road on April 5.
The Hobart Mercury 13 April 1911
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HAD TWO FAMILIES
Man Who Died Suddenly at Chicago
Was For Many Years the Father of Two Large Families.
   Chicago, Ill, April 19.—Two men who met to-day over the inquest of Michael Ahearn [sic], a former real estate dealer of Creston Iowa, each claiming to be a son of the dead man, learned that Ahern for fifty years had been the father of two large families, neither of which knew of the existence of the other.
   At the inquest each of the two men stepped forward and identified the body as that of his father, and gazed in astonishment at the claims of the other. A series of questions and a conversation between the two convinced each that the other was right.
   Ahern, who was 83 years old, died suddenly at a downtown hotel on Tuesday. He had been visited frequently by a man 60 years old, and once by a man of about 40 years.
   From the stories told by Wm. Ahern, the older man, who lives here, and by Mathew Ahern, of Creston Iowa, the father's history was learned. Mathew Ahern declared his father left his mother with four children in Ireland 50 years ago and had come to America. The younger man taking up the story said his father had married in Galesburg, Ill. in 1865, and seven children had been born, all but one of the number still living in Illinois and Iowa. His mother, he said, had been dead for nine years.
   The elder man then told of coming to America with his mother after the four children had become of age, and finding the father in Chicago.
   Wm. Ahern applied for letters of administration to his father's estate in the interest of himself and a brother, John, living in Seattle. The aged first wife of the dead man is now in Chicago, according to her son, but was too feeble to attend the funeral.
   The dead man left property valued at several thousand dollars, and the claims of the Chicago family may be contested by those living in Iowa.
Manitoba Free Press 20 April 1911
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DEATH UNEARTHS DUAL LIFE
Man of Eighty-three Rears Two Families,
Keeping Each in Ignorance of the Other
Chicago, April 20.—Two men met at the inquest over Michael H. Ahern, 83, a former real estate dealer of Creston, Ia., and learned that Ahern for 50 years had been the father of two large families, neither of which knew of the existence of the other. At the inquest each of the two men stepped forward and identified the body as that of their father. A conversation between the two convinced both that each was right. Ahern died suddenly at a Chicago hospital. The sons who met for the first time are William Ahern, 60, who lives in Chicago and Matthew Ahern of Creston, Ia., 40.
Massillon OH Evening Independent 20 April 1911
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DEATH REVEALED FATHER'S PAST
FATHER OF TWO LARGE FAMILIES FOR FIFTY YEARS
Formerly resided in Creston, Iowa—
Two Sons of Different Families Met at the Bier.
   Chicago, Ill, April 19.—Two men, who met today at the inquest over Michael H. Ahern, a former real estate dealer of Creston Iowa, each claiming to be a son of the dead man, learned that Ahern for fifty years had been the father of two large families, neither of which knew of the existence of the other.
   At the inquest each of the two men stepped forward and identified the body as that of his father. Conversation between the two convinced each that he was right. Ahern died suddenly at a downtown hotel Saturday. From the story told by William Ahern, the older man, who lives here, and by Mathew Ahern, of Creston Iowa, the father's history was learned.
   William Ahern declared his father had left a wife with four small children in Ireland fifty years ago and had come to America. The younger man taking up the story said his father had married in Galesburg, Ill. in 1865, and seven children had been born, all but one of whom still are living in Illinois and Iowa. His mother, he said, had been dead for nine years.
   The elder man then told of coming to America with him [sic] mother after the four children had become of age, and finding the father in Chicago.
   William Ahern applied for letters of admission [sic] to his father's estate for himself and a brother, John living in Seattle. The aged first wife of the dead man is now in Chicago, according to her son.
   The claims of the Chicago family may be contested by those living in Iowa.
Waterloo Times-Tribune 20 April 1911
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DEATH OF IOWAN REVEALS STRANGE
DUAL LIFE STORY

TWO SONS AT INQUEST MEET FOR FIRST TIME
Tale Is Known When Men Claim Kinship To Aged Hotel Guest, Real Estate Dealer At Creston, Who Died In Chicago—First Wife Lives
Chicago, April 20—Standing over the dead body of their father in undertaking rooms at 617 Wabash avenue yesterday, two men met and became aware of each other's existence for the first time. One is 60 years old and the other 40. Michael H. Ahern, a former real estate dealer and farmer of Creston, Iowa, 83 years old, died suddenly Tuesday in a chair of the Inter-Ocean hotel, 338 South Clark street. The coroner's inquest revealed the history of his life, in which two wives figured. In Ireland, when he was young, Ahern married a young woman whom he deserted after she had borne him four children. Later, in Iowa, he married again and reared a family of seven children.
First Wife In City.
Ahern's earlier history came to light after more than half a century, during which neither family had knowledge of the existence of the other. By a strange coincidence the Irish lassie he married in his youth came with a son to Chicago several years ago. Old and feeble, she will follow his body to the grave. The second wife died nine years ago. The meeting of the two sons came about when H. M. Rolston, the undertaker, found a letter from Matthew Ahern of Creston, Iowa, in the dead man's effects, and notified him to attend the inquest. William A. Ahern, a motorman, 2908 West Harrison street, learned of his father's death through a newspaper. He had discovered a week ago that the aged man living at the hotel was his father and had visited him to arrange for a meeting with the wife, who was deserted in Ireland.
Both Sons on Hand.
Yesterday at the inquest Deputy Coroner Herrman asked the formal question: "Are there any relatives of the deceased present?" Two men stepped forward though they greeted each other as strangers. They were taken into the morgue, where the older man identified the body as that of his father. "My name is William A. Ahern," he said. "That man deserted my mother in Ireland and came to America in 1865. When I came to Chicago, where I am making a home for my mother, I found him living here and visited him last Sunday." "Wait a moment." said the other man. "My name is Matthew Ahern. I live in Creston, Iowa, and that man lying dead is my father, but I do not know this man and never saw or heard of him before."
Mystery Is Explained.
"My father told me he was married in Iowa." explained the sion born in Ireland. "He said seven children were born of that marriage and that they lived in Creston." Yesterday William A. Ahern applied for letters of administration of his father's estate, naming as heirs himself and a brother living in Seattle, Wash. The estate is valued at $5,000. The other chirldren may contest the action.
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette 20 April 1911
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WORDS OF THANKS
Editor Junior Call—Dear-Sir: Please accept my sincere thanks for the pretty paint box which you sent me. Very truly yours, GERALD AHERN.
San Francisco Call 22 April 1911
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IOWA MAN DENIES DUAL LIFE STORY
MATTHEW AHEARN RETURNS TO HOME IN CRESTON.
Alleges That Chicago Man Was Making an Attempt
to Secure Part of His Father's Estate.
Creston, Iowa, April 22.—Matthew Ahearn, of this city, who has just returned from Murray, Iowa, where his father, Michael Ahern [sic] who died in Chicago Wednesday was buried today, denies the story told by William A. Ahern, of Chicago, who claims to be a son of the deceased and thus made it appear that the dead man had maintained two families. He declared the Chicago Ahern to be an imposter. Matthew Ahern is prominent here. He says: "William Ahern, of Chicago, who gave out the story of the alleged double life of my father probably thought to secure some of the property which my father possessed. My father had with him when he died cash and valuables aggregating $5,000. There is absolutely no truth in William Ahern's story which has done the family a great injustice.
Waterloo Times-Tribune 23 April 1911
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PERSONAL MENTION
The following arrivals registered yesterday at the Phoenix hotels: At the Commercial Mike Lang, Los Angeles; C. C. Jacob, U. S. Geo. Survey, Mesa; Alfred Jones, Spokane. Wash.; Fred Ryan, Chicago; William Shearn, Chicago; R. C. Moint, Chicago; William Ahearn, Chicago; George Hamlin, Relief Mine.
Arizona Republican 7 May 1911
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Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licensees [sic] were issued in San Francisco, Monday, May 8, 1911:
MURPHY—AHERN—Joe W. Murphy, 23, 67 Twenty-ninth street, and Margaret B. Ahern, 22, 3634 Twenty-third street.
San Francisco Call 9 May 1911
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Ahearn and Eller Break Records At Celtic Park
World's athletic records were again shattered at Celtic Park yesterday. Jack Eller went over the 75-yard hurdles in 9 1-5 seconds, thus breaking the old record by a fifth of a second. Dan Ahearn put to his credit 51 feet 4½ inches in the running hop, step and jump.
The Evening World 5 June 1911
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Miss Mary Frances Ahern to Be Bride of A. J. Egloff.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ahern have cards out for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Fances [sic] Ahern to Aloysius Joseph Egloff, Wednesday evening, June 21, at 6 o'clock. A reception from 7 to 10 o'clock will follow at the home of the bride's parents.
The Washington Times 13 June 1911
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COURT CASES.
A ROW ON A CAR.
On Sunday, May 28, Frederick Riley, inspector of scaffolding, and J. Ahern, a young man, were on a tramcar travelling from Thebarton to the city. They had a quarrel and two versions of what occurred were given in the Adelaide Police Court, when each charged the other with assault. Mr. F. V. Smith and Mr. T. S. O'Halloran appeared for the parties. The evidence of Ahern was that Riley said to him, "If you do not lean off me I'll put you off the car," to which he replied, "Put your head in a bag." Riley hit him and broke his hat. He threw up his arm, and Riley rushing in broke his pipe. Evidence was also given by Alfred George Bailey, William Porter, and Frank Breen.

Riley's statement was to the effect that Ahern was leaning on him and refused to move away. With his shoulders he hoisted Ahern, who, he thought, was one of a number of young men, and at the same time was struck at the back of the ear and had the pipe knocked out of his mouth. Mr. Gordon found that Riley was guilty of assault under considerable provocation. He was fined £1 with costs, amounting to £2 5/.

The Adelaide Advertiser 16 June 1911
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Romance to Culminate in Wedding of Miss Ahern and A. J. Egloff.
A pretty love story will culminate in the marriage of Miss Mary Frances Ahern to Aloysius Joseph Egloff Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock at St. Patrick's Church. They met while they were secretaries to Representatives in the House building, on Capitol Hill, a year and a half ago, when the Sixty-first Congress was in session. Miss Ahern was Secretary to Representative Choice B. Randell of Texas, and Mr. Egloff was secretary to Representative Daniel A. Driscoll of New York. The offices of the Democratic Representatives are just across the hall, one from the other. It was her efficiency that caused Miss Ahern to obtain her position as secretary for Representative Randell. She is not a "constituent" of the Texas Representative, but the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ahern, of Washington.

Miss Ahern will have as her maid of honor her sister, Miss Loretta Ahern, and her other attendants will be Miss Agnes Wilson, daughter of Representative Wilson of Pennsylvania, Miss Ellie Ahern, another sister of the bride, and little Miss Margaret Kimball, as ring bearer. William J. Huskisson, of Buffalo, N.Y., will be the best man for Mr. Egloff. Lieut. James L. Ahern, of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, will give his sister in marriage.

A reception in the home of the bride, at 832 D street southeast, will follow the ceremony at the church, and later in the evening Mr. Egloff and his bride will leave Washington for a wedding trip. Mr. Egloff is not now secretary to Representative Daniel A. Driscoll, but holds the position as assistant secretary of the New York State senate. He also is connected with prominent business firms in Buffalo, his home town.

The Washington Times 18 June 1911
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CHAMPAIGN
Mrs. John Ahern of West Park avenue will leave next week for an extended visit with relatives in St. Joseph, Mich.
Urbana Daily Courier 20 June 1911
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Miss Ahern Becomes Bride Tonight Of Aloysius J. Egloff, of Buffalo
St. Peter's Catholic Church To Be Scene of Ceremony.
The marriage of Miss Mary Frances Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ahern, to Aloysius Joseph Egloff, of Buffalo, N. Y., will take place this evening at 6 o'clock, in St. Peter's [sic] Catholic Church, the Rev. J. M. O'Brien officiating, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.

Miss Ahern will be attended by her sister, Miss Loretta Ahern, as maid of honor, and another sister, Miss Ellie Ahern, and Miss Agnes Wilson, daughter of Representative Wilson of Pennsylvania, as bridesmaids. Little Miss Margaret Kimball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kimball, will attend the bride as ring bearer. Lieut. James L. Ahern, of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, will give his sister in marriage, and William J. Huskisson, of Buffalo, N. Y., will act as best man for Mr. Egloff. Harold Morrison and Elmon Ahern, brother of the bride, will act as ushers. A reception at the home of the bride's parents will follow the ceremony, and later Mr. Egloff and his bride will leave for a northern bridal trip and their future home, in Buffalo.

The Washington Times 21 June 1911
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St. Peter's Church was the scene last evening at 6 o'clock, of the marriage of Miss Frances Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ahern, and Mr. Aloysius Joseph Egloff, of Buffalo, N. Y. Father O'Brien, pastor of the church, officiated in the presence of a large company of relatives and friends. Palms and white flowers were used in the decorations, and there was an organ recital before and during the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Lieut. James L. Ahern, U. S. R. C. S. She wore a beautiful gown of white satin, trimmed with bands of pearl embroidery. Her veil was of tulle and caught by a spray of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. Her only ornament was a handsome pearl and diamond heart, the gift of the bridegroom.

Her sister, Miss Loretta Ahern was the maid of honor. Her gown was of acorn colored satin, with pearls. She carried pink roses. There were two bridesmaids, Miss Agnes Wilson, daughter of Representative Wilson of Pennsylvania, and Miss Effie Ahern, another sister of the bride. Miss Margaret Kimball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kimball, was the ring bearer. The bridesmaids wore gowns of pale pink satin, and carried pink roses.

Mr. William Huskisson, of Buffalo, was the best man, and Mr. Harold Morrison and Mr. Elmon Ahern were the ushers. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents, after which Mr. and Mrs. Egloff left for a wedding trip. They will reside in Buffalo.

The Washington Post 22 June 1911
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TWO GIRLS ROB
They Claim That They Were Taught How to Steal Things From Stores
BUT THEY GOT CAUGHT
Arrested In a Department Store Tell Strange Tale on Instruction in Shoplifting.
—Won Prizes in Shape of Sticks of Candy for Proficiency in Stealing.
The New York World says the pretty, starched frocks of two girls, each about ten years old, with another girl, about three toddling between them, attracted the eye of Miss Marie Young, detective, in the Greenhut-Siegel Cooper Company store at 18th street and Sixth Avenue Friday afternoon. At the lingerie counter, Miss Young says, she saw one of the girls hide a slip in her sleeve. A moment later the other took a similar garment, the detective says. She followed them and saw them take garment after garment, making frequent trips to the waiting room. Finally Miss Young invited the children to the office, where Miss Young asserts she found $9.87 worth of silk and linen slips pinned under the older girl's skirts and one silk garment pinned to the little child's dress.

At the police station, where they were taken, the older girls said they were Helen Stewart and Helen Henwood of No. 421 West Thirty-ninth street, and the baby was Agnes Hanley, of the same address. When charged with stealing one of the girls said earnestly: "No, mister, we didn't take the things. Some one just put them there." The police then gave up their efforts to learn anything and took the three to the Children's Society. From the time the smallest girl reached the station house she began to cry for her mother and father. All attempts to comfort her failed. The detectives went out to look up the address, which was found to be fictitious. This was about nine p. m. Soon after they left the West Forty seventh-street station called up the Gerry agents and asked if they had a lost child there, giving a description of Agnes. An hour later Edward Ahearn, a city fireman, and his distracted wife, appeared at the Gerry rooms. When they saw Agnes there was no need for identification. The mother seized the baby in her arms, crying hysterically. Mr. Ahearn said she had missed Agnes in the afternoon, and neighbors told her that two little girls had taken the child away as if for a walk. The next morning the baby's companions were arraigned in the Children's Court before Judge Hoyt. There "Helen Stewart" said she was Helen Birmingham, of No. 541 West Fiftieth street, and the other said she was Mary Murch, No. 641 West Fifty-second street. These names and addresses were verified by the detectives.

After telling their right names the police say the two girls told them the following amazing story: They had been taught to steal by a Mrs. Kiernan, who lives in West Fiftieth street. With other girls about their same age they had received a regular course in shoplifting. To make them proficient in the art their instructor, they said, converted her parlor into a shop. Tables and chairs were placed in the centre of the room to represent counters, which were covered with ribbons and various articles of wearing apparel. Then they were told they would "play store." The woman's 15-year-old daughter acted as the store detective. "You come in as if to buy," the girls say their instructor told them, ''and the one who can take the most without being caught will receive a stick of candy."

The two children boasted that they had won four sticks of candy in succession, although the girls pitted against in the contest of wits were much older. Encouraged by this achievement, the detectives say the girls told them, they decided to "work for themselves" instead of for their instructor and deserted the school and successfully pilfered articles from several shops.

The Times and Democrat 1 July 1911
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Major Edward P. O'Hern, ordnance department, has been ordered by the war department to proceed to the Isthmian canal zone, Panama, and report to Major General Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army, for duty with the committee of the Panama fortification board.
San Francisco Call 11 July 1911
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WATERBURY
Detectives Get Two More
John Cook and Ignace Kielk of were arrested early last evening by Railroad Detective John Ahern charged with trespass on property belonging to the New Haven road. Cook was bonded in $50 two hours later for his appearance in the city court.
Naugatuck Daily News 11 July 1911
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
The following marriage licenses were issued in San Francisco Wednesday, July 12, 1911:
WALBEY—AHERN—Robert C. Walbey, 21, 1206 Post street, and Teresa M. Ahern, 18, 2854 Harrison street.
San Francisco Call 13 July 1911
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Annie M. Ahern Files Suit For Divorce Today In The Superior Court.
That her husband, Dave M. Ahern, deserted her nine days after their marriage and since that date has failed to provide for her, is the allegation made by Annie M. Ahern in suit for divorce which she filed with the clerk of the Superior Court this morning. The pair were married in San Francisco on June 22, 1905, and on the first day of the following month Ahern disappeared, it is alleged, and the woman has been forced to support herself ever since that time, no aid whatever coming from him to assist her in providing the necessities of life. Mrs. Ahern asks nothing more in the complaint than that the court untie the marriage knot. Mrs. Ahern has been in Bakersfield for some years past, coming here direct from San Francisco.
Bakersfield Californian 20 July 1911
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EXCITING RESCUE AT LAUREL BEACH
Several Women Bathers Had Narrow Escape From Being Drowned.
Prompt action by a party of young men saved several women from drowning yesterday at Laurel beach. The men were about to leave the beach for the railroad station when they heard a number of women shouting for help in the water. Upon running down to the [s]hore they saw that the women were carried out beyond their depth by a strong undercurrent. Hastily procuring a plank the young men plunged into the water and went to their assistance. Two of the rescuers swam out to the frightened women and helped them to the plank which was held by the other two men who were unable to swim. One by one the women were taken safely ashore. They were all badly frightened and some of them were in a very weak condition. Had it not been for the timely arrival of the rescuing party they would undoubtedly have been drowned. Those who were rescued were Emily and Jennie Collingwood of Holyoke, Mass., Mrs. Steincamp, her two sisters and two daughters of New York City and Mrs. Gordy of Derby. The young men who rescued them were Chester Blakeman of Mount Vernon, N. Y., John Mulville and Attorney Edward Reilly of Waterbury and Edward J. Ahern of [N]augatuck.
Naugatuck Daily News 25 July 1911
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BOY DIES FROM RABIES
New York.—William Ahern, a sturdy chap of 7 years, died in St. Vincent's hospital from hydrophobia, which followed an attack made on him on July 1st by a mad dog at his home.
The Syracuse Herald 3 August 1911
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BRIEFS
The Misses Mildred Noonan, Frances Stein, Collette Daly and Minnie Ahern left this afternoon for a week's sojourn at Fort Trumbull Beach.
Naugatuck Daily News 5 August 1911
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WILLIMANTIC AWARDS BIG PAVING CONTRACT
One Contractor Sore Over Being Beaten Out in Award.
Willimantic, Aug, 8.—The street committee, consisting of J. E. Shepard, C. B. Pomeroy and James J. Tew, met last night and awarded the contract for the paving on Main street, from Bank to High streets, to A. J. Langefield of Hartford. The contractors and the prices per square yard were: Ahern Brothers, Willimantic, $2.66 2-5, twenty-five working days; Southern New England Paving Company, Hartford, $2.83 1-3, thirty working days; C. E. Leonard, Willimantic, $2.74 2-3, thirty working days; Connecticut Hassom Pavng company, New Haven, $2.75, twenty working days; Frank Arigone, Middletown, $2.60, thirty working days; A. J. Langefield $2.67 3-10, twenty working days.

When the announcement was made by Mr. Sheppard that the contract was awarded to A. J. Langefield, David Ahern arose and asked on what grounds the contract was awarded. He said that his bid was a fraction of a cent lower than Langefield's. The reply given was that the number of working days in Mr. Langefield's bid was less than in Mr. Ahern's. Mr. Ahern left the meeting protesting that the award was unfair.

Naugatuck Daily News 8 August 1911
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Chicago, Aug. 14—Chicago will be the future home of Dan Ahearn, holder of the world's hop-skip-and-jump record, and Con Walsh, holder of a number of weight records. The two Celts have joined the Gaelic A. A. track team.
Dunkirk NY Evening Observer 14 August 1911
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WESTON SHRINERS' OUTING
The Wilbur H. Weston Shriners are holding their annual outing at Ahearn's grove on the Wallkill, near Montgomery to-day.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 17 August 1911
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MAN WHO CLAIMED TO BE A MANIAC ONLY A MUSH FAKIR
Recorder Gives Him 4 Hours to Get Out of Town and He Takes Highway for Trenton With His Umbrella Pack
   John Ahearn, an umbrella mender who was sent to jail recently by Recorder Houghton for sixty days for being a nuisance was given a chance by the recorder today to get out of town and he took it.
    When arrested the man had been on a three weeks' drunk. He had declared that he was dippy, that he wanted to go to Rhode Island Insane Asylum and that if he should be sent to jail he would make every one there crazy.
    But he sobered up in the meantime and this morning he was glad of the opportunity to get out of town. The recorder suspended sentence and told him that if he came back the sentence would be doubled. Ahearn is what the police call a "mush fakir."
The New Brunswick Times 22 August 1911
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Andrew O'Hearn and Frank Ellis of Chicago employed at the Rochelle tanning factory went to sleep on the Chicago Northwestern railroad tracks at Rochelle, Ill., and were killed by a fast train.
The Mahoning Dispatch 25 August 1911
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A Trip to the Mines
A jolly crowd of young men and ladies had a most enjoyable trip through Arnold Mines Friday night. This trip was given in honor of Miss Louise Sheitz and Maude O'Hearn, of Nashville, the guests of the Misses Hanna. After returning from this jaunt with their faces all black with coal dust they took, supper at the Star Restaurant, and then went up in the E. A. C. Hall and spent the rest of the evening in dancing. . . . 
The Earlington Bee 29 August 1911
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Narrow Escape to Rescuer
When the Yamacraw neared within two or three miles of the Lexington it was found hazardous to come within closer range. On two occasions bottom was touched by the Yamacraw and it was only the skillful management of Lieut. J. L. Ahern, commanding officer, that prevented the government boat suffering a like fate as the boat she was seeking to assist. She finally got the passengers on board and carried them to Charleston.
San Antonio Light 30 August 1911
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Going and Coming
Miss Gertrude Ahern has returned from Utica, where she was the guest of Miss Agnes Ahern.
The Syracuse Herald 3 September 1911
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STEAMER LEXINGTON WRECKED
Grounded at Mouth of Edisto, Captain and Crew Remaining.
(Charleston Post, Aug. 30.)
The United States revenue cutter Yamacraw arrived in port this morning bringing Chief Steward Joseph Berliner, of the steamship Lexington, of the Miners' and Merchants' line, with eleven white and one colored passengers, and three negro helpers who were rescued from the vessel after she went ashore near the mouth of the Edisto river during the storm on Monday afternoon.

The passengers tell a harrowing story of their experiences at sea. They were seemingly certain of loss until some time after they had left the steamer and were well on their way to Charleston, which they reached about 1 o'clock this morning, putting up at the St. John Hotel. When they left the Lexington, ashore on the Hunting Island beach, it seemed only a question of a short time when the ship would go to pieces and the officers and crew who remained would go to their death, for in the sea that was then running nothing but the most improved sort of a surf boat, such as the passengers were removed from the Lexington in, could float. Later telegraphic reports, however, state that the vessel is lying in an easy position and no fears are now felt for her safely.

Before the passengers were taken off the vessel. First Officer Chamberlain had suffered a broken shoulder and two of the crew at work in the fire room were scalded to death, dying in frightful agony and being buried at sea.

Soon Run Into Hurricane.
Chief Stewart Berliner was the only officer to leave the vessel, the remainder, with Capt. Connelly, remaining on board. The steward was sent with the twelve passengers, taking also three negro helpers to further provide for the safety and comfort of the passengers. The Lexington left Savannah on Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock. The ship had not been out of port an hour en route to Philadelphia before she ran into the gale which gradually increased in force until it developed into the proportions of a hurricane. The ship pluckily held to her course, working under increasing difficulties until about midnight, when her steering gear became defective, the ship began to make water with the mounting waves which were breaking over the vessel. The men were working waist deep in the engine room, and the ship was rocking and twisting and straining. She seemed to be in a vortex of a whirlwind in the ocean for a time, said some of the passengers, and then she would attempt to make a little progress, only to be suddenly driven perhaps in a contrary direction.

Capt. Connelly tried to make three courses and he was balked at every turn. Then it was decided to anchor and the hurricane was blowing at such a terrific rate that the anchors were like so many feathers, as one of the passengers described it. This was abandoned and Capt. Connelly was about at the end of his wits, but he pluckily maintained his courage, and with the other officers and men gamely worked at the vessel to keep her afloat and save the lives of the passengers.

Wireless Operator is Hero.
Just about the worst part of the gale the vessel ran short of steam. It is said that for more than twenty hours the vessel had only about 25 pounds of steam. To add to the complication, the wireless operator, a young fellow of sixteen years, named Scheetz, reported the wireless to be out of order. He was fearfully seasick, but proved himself a hero in the way that he stuck to the job. With the waves lashing and sweeping the deck of the vessel, the boy, as sick as he was, was bodily held by stout arms high in the air and he bravely worked at the wireless plant. Success crowned the efforts of the young hero. In the fury of the storm he finally got a message out for help and the answer came back from the revenue cutter Yamacraw that just then she could not get out of the Savannah river, but would endeavor to roach the vessel. Day bad dawned and the terrible experiences of the night were continued through the hours of day with apparently no sign of let-up in the severity of the storm. The vessel continued to rock, to be driven at great speed first in one direction and then in another, being swept almost continuously by huge waves. The wind was estimated to reach a rate of 130 miles an hour. The cargo in the interior of the ship had shifted and many barrels of turpentine had been broken. Much of the turpentine found its way into the sea and the decks were also washed between times of the waves with the turpentine, but the fluid had little or no effect in staying the force of the waves.
Passengers Wear Preservers
Passengers were growing fearful of their safety as the steamer lay with her bow deep in the beach. It looked as if she was going to pieces. She was bumping at times. The passengers had the life preservers about their bodies and it was said that Capt. Connelly even issued orders to the passengers to take to the sea at the next heavy thump of the ship, fearing that that thump would mean the total destruction of the ship.

Finally the Yamacraw came to the assistance of the vessel about 3.30 o'clock Monday afternoon. The waves were still shooting over the vessel and the wind blowing with such hurricane force that Capt. West was unable to approach very close to the vessel in the rescue of the passengers. She took a position a mile or more off Hunting Island and the surf boats were sent to the assistance of the vessel. Two boats were launched, one in charge of Lieut. [J. L.] Aherne and the other of Lieut. Yandell. Almost every passenger received bruises, scratches and minor injuries, as their persons generally showed to-day. They had been fourteen hours without food, and especially the women, all were in a severely shocked and nervous condition. They all spoke most appreciatively to-day of the services of Capt. West and the officers and crew of the cutter. The passengers bad their doubts about the ability of the officers and crews of the vessels to handle them in the sea, but it was done quickly and readily, showing the skill and training of the men who engage in this work. . . . 

Keowee Courier 6 September 1911
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MONTGOMERY
John Ahearn has completed a large silo, which holds 130 tons of ensilage, which was filled by twenty-five men on Thursday. Chauncey Brooks erected the structure. Mr. Ahearn is one of the successful and progressive farmers in this locality. The corn was raised on his place.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 8 September 1911
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IRISH-AMERICANS CHAMPION ATHLETES
 . . . Running Hop, Step, and Jump.—Won by Tim Ahearn, New York A. C., with 47 feet ¾ inch; F. W. Finnigan, Knights of St. Antony, second, with 45 feet 4 inches; Platt Adams, New York A. C., third, with 45 feet 2½ inches.
New York Times 17 September 1911
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ROCKLET
Miss Mayme Mulligan is at Montgomery nursing her cousin, John Ahearn, who is threatened with typhoid fever.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 19 September 1911
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THESE HAVE PROFITED
Fat Jobs Created For and Filled by "Murphy's Boys"
—More to Come.
Albany, Sept. 19.—These are a few of the Democratic state and county leaders who have been appointed to office since Jan, 1, 1911: Thomas J. Ahearn, brother to John F. Ahearn, who was removed as president of the borough of Manhattan by former Governor Hughes, made state fire marshall at $7,000 a year for five years.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 21 September 1911
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OFFICIAL LIST.
Transfers
Head Constables John O'Toole, Mayo to Roscommon ; Harry Price, Donegal to Limerick ; Robert Forster, Down to Cavan ; Robert Long, Reserve to Fermanagh ; Edward Maguire, Londonderry to Down ; William Farrell, Limerick to Meath ; Jas. E. Gallagher, Londonderry to Mayo, W. J. M'Bride, Down to Donegal ; Thomas J, Oates, Clare to Reserve ; Constables Wm. John Agnew, Galway, W.R., to Leitrim ; Francis Carberry, Leitrim to Galway, W.R. ; Moses Richardson, Limerick to Cavan ; Fras. H. Matthews, Cavan to Limerick ; John Aherne, Limerick to Cork, W.R. ; Patrick Healy, Cork, W.R., to Limerick.
The Irish Times 9 September 1911
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NEW STORY OF CHICAGO FIRE.
Neighbors Were After Milk from O'Leary Cow and Dropped Lamp.
CHICAGO, Oct. 9.—Chicago to-day celebrated the fourtieth anniversary of the great fire of 1871, which destroyed $200,000,000 worth of property and caused the death of 300 persons. In Grant Park the beginning of the fire was staged in realistic manner. A replica of Mrs. O'Leary's historical barn was fired as a feature of the evening's parade. A cow was obtained to play the part of the famous animal which, according to the generally accepted belief, started the big blaze by kicking over a lamp. In this connection Michael Ahern, the only living police reporter who "covered" the story, gives a version of the affair, which differs materially from that generally accepted as correct. Aherns says:
"I knew Mrs. O'Leary well. She was a truthful woman. A few days after the fire I interviewed her regarding the story of the cow and the lamp. She branded it as a fabrication. It is true that the fire started in the O'Leary cow shed, and I have my reason for believing that some one went there to get milk from one of the cows. There was a social gathering in the neighborhood that night to honor a young man from Ireland. One of those present told me in after years that two women of the party went to the O'Leary shed to get some milk for punch. One woman held a lighted lamp, while the other milked the cow. They thought they heard someone coming, and in their haste to escape the lamp was dropped, setting fire to the place. That, I believe, is the true cause of the fire."
New York Times 10 October 1911
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YANKALILLA. October 3.—The youngest son of Mrs. P. Ahern met with a painful accident on Monday afternoon. He was riding a horse with another lad, and the animal shied, throwing both boys. Young Ahern landed on his elbow and sustained a severe sprain. The other lad escaped uninjured.
The Adelaide Advertiser 6 October 1911
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SOCIETY NOTES
Ahern—Cornille Wedding
Mr. Francis Ahern and Miss Emma Cornille, both of Mt. Vernon, were united in marriage Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic church, the ceremony being performed by Rev. L. W. Mullhane. The bride wore a white travelling suit and the groom was attired in black. The best man was the groom's brother, Mr. John Ahern, and the bride's maid, Miss Elizabeth Lynn. The ushers were Messrs. Joseph Ahern and Gustave Cornille. After a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will be at home in South Vernon.
The Democratic Banner 6 October 1911
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MISS CAVANAUGH TO WED RICHARD AHEARN
   The wedding of Miss May Cavanaugh of Remsen avenue and Richard Ahearn, also of this city, will be solemnized at the Sacred Heart church at 5:30 o'clock. Rev. James E. Devine, rector of the church, will officiate. The bride will be attended by her sister, Miss Etta Cavanaugh while the best man will be John Mooney.
   There will be a reception after the wedding and the couple will later leave for Albany N.Y., on their honeymoon trip. On their return they will reside at 68 Remsen avenue where they have their home already furnished. The bridegroom is employed at E. L. Vierick's on Albany street.
The New Brunswick Times 25 October 1911
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
At a recent meeting of the Star of the Sea Choir, Miss Nora Ahern, organist of the church, was presented with a handsome silver coffee service (richly worked in a unique shamrock design) from the Parish Priest, Very Rev. C. Ridgeway and members of the choir, as a souvenir of her marriage to Mr. George J. Bell, M.R.C.V.S. Mr. Rochford, in an eloquent speech, referred to the good feeling that always existed between Miss Ahern and the choir and also spoke of the pleasure it gave them to learn that they were not to lose their organist.
The Irish Times 18 November 1911
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Olympic Team May Lose Stars.
According to the Olympic rules, only athletes who are naturalized are eligible to represent the country they wish to compete for in the Olympic games. Through this ruling there are three athletes who are unable to sport their country's colors in the 1912 classes because they are not American citizens. They are Dan Ahearn, Tim Ahearn and Con Walsh. The Ahearn brothers wore the colors of John Bull, and Walsh struggled in behalf of Canada at the last Olympic games, which were held in London in 1908. Dan Ahearn is the American running hop, step and jump champion and record holder. Tim Ahearn is the senior champion running broad and hop, step and jump champion of the Metropolitan association. Walsh is a renowned hammer thrower.
Gettysburg Times 24 November 1911
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Personal Mention
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ahern of Susquehanna, Pa., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Brennan of North Sixth street.
Olean Times 28 November 1911
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Officers Who Direct Seven Pines Circle
The following members have been elected officers of Seven Pines circle No. 3 of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic for the ensuing term: Elizabeth Twigg, president; Annie Phillips, senior, and Pauline O'Hearn, junior vice president; . . . 
San Francisco Call 10 December 1911
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NEW TOWN.
LOOKING FOR FIGHT.
   At the New Town Police Court yesterday, before the Warden (Colonel St. Hill) and Mr. J. H. Edwards J.P., Leslie Ahearn and Charles Lavelle were charged with having disturbed the peace at Risdon-road, New Town, on Sunday. November 19. Both defendants pleaded not guilty. Lavelle was defended by Mr. E. J. O'Brien.
   William David Tregear said that on Sunday, November 10, he saw two men fighting on Risdon-road. He considered that it was very objectionable to see men fighting on a Sunday when people were going to church.
   Mr. O'Brien: We don't want your opinion. It will be time enough when you are on the Bench.
   Witness, continuing, said that the men were fighting for three or four minutes. He went for the police, and when he returned the men had disappeared. He could not swear us to the identity of the combatants.
   Albert Fry said he also saw two men fighting on the Risdon-road about 11 o'clock on Sunday morning, November 19. He could identify one of the men, Ahearn. There were only about two or three blows struck while he was there. He did not see the fight commence.
   Constable Harris said that from information received he went along Risdon-road on the Sunday morning in question, and met Ahearn, who was sitting down on the footpath bleeding from the nose and mouth. Later on witness saw Lavelle, who admitted striking Ahearn because he had called him a "gaol bird."
   William Lavelle, brother of the defendant, Charles Lavelle, said that on the Sunday morning in question Ahearn came to his place, and told him to go and "rouse" his brother out. He saw nothing of the fight afterwards.
   Frank Smith said he saw Ahearn at the Maypole Hotel corner, New Town, on Sunday, November 19. He was looking for Lavelle, and asked witness to go and tell him to come out. Later on Lavelle came out, and was standing near a telegraph pole, when someone called out to Ahearn, "Get into him now where he stands." Ahearn was the man who went looking for fight, and he got the worst of it.
   To the Bench : He did not hear Lavelle use language that was calculated to cause Ahearn to strike him.
   Robert Tait said he was present with the defendant Lavelle on Sunday morning, November 19. He saw Ahearn go to Lavelle's place, and shortly afterwards the latter came out, and stood alongside a telegraph pole. Almost immediately afterwards Ahearn "led off," and struck Lavelle. Ahearn was, the aggressor, and was the cause of the fight.
   The defendant Lavelle said that on the Sunday in question he was at home lying down, when he got a message from Ahearn stating that if he did not come out there would be trouble. He then went out and told Ahearn that he would have to wait till 3 o'clock in the afternoon. A number of bystanders urged Ahearn to "get to him" there and then, and he did so. Witness shaped up in self-defence, and a fight ensued.
   To Inspector Bateman : He had arranged to meet Ahearn to go away and fight. He was at the meeting place at 9 o'clock in the morning, but Ahearn did not put in an appearance. It was their intention to adjourn to a private allotment to settle the dispute. Ahearn said he had nothing to say.
   The Bench, after a retirement, announced that they had come to the conclusion that Ahearn was the aggressor, and he would be fined £1, with £1 costs. The other defendant, Lavelle, would be discharged.
The Hobart Mercury 21 December 1911
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SUSPECT BLOWS UP A HOUSE
Body of Man Who Would Kill Landlady is Found
POLICEMEN INJURED
Buffalo, Dec, 27—While Policemen William Ahern and John Flynn were searching a house in Fay street for Paul Lutz, suspected of attempting to murder Mrs. Ida Schultz, an explosion wrecked the building and hurled the officers into the street, injuring both. Lutz, who occupied rooms in the Schultz house, has acted strangely recently. Mrs. Schultz ordered him to leave. A search of the ruined building after the explosion located Lutz's body in the debris.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 27 December 1911
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OFFICERS BLOWN INTO STREET
Search for Suspect in Buffalo House Interrupted by Explosion
BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 27.—Policemen William Ahern and John Flynn were searching a house in Fay street early today for Paul Lutz, suspected of having committed a murderous assault upon a woman, when an explosion wrecked the building and hurled the officers into the street. Ahern was badly burned and bruised, but Flynn escaped with a few bruises. Half an hour before the police had been notified that a murder had been committed at 92 Fay street. The officers found that Mrs. Ida Schultz, aged 55, had been beaten over the head with a blunt instrument and was dying..
The Gazette Times 28 December 1911
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AMERICAN CLERGYMEN RECEIVED BY THE POPE
Vice Rector of College in Rome Becomes "Monsignor"
ROME, Jan. 3.—The pope today received in private audience Mgr. Thomas F. Kennedy, rector of the American college in Rome. C. A. O'Hern, vice rector of the American college in Rome, also was received in audience by the pope, whom he thanked for making him a private chamberlain, which gives him the title of monsignor.
San Francisco Call 4 January 1912
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John Ahern Takes Bride
John Ahern, a saloonist in Champaign's palmy days, since a resident of Chicago, was married recently to Miss Sarah Nash of the latter city. The news of the wedding came as a surprise to Mr. Ahern's daughters in Champaign, they having had no intimation of the nuptial event.
Urbana Daily Courier 23 January 1912
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EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGED AGAINST A SALESMAN
John O'Hearn, for many years employed as a salesman for Baker & Hamilton and secretary of the Peninsula Young Men's club, San Mateo, was arrested yesterday and charged with misdemeanor embezzlement. While the specific charge is the stealing of $30 on two occasions, it is said that other peculations will be brought to light.
San Francisco Call 13 February 1912
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ELOPERS WORK A BLUFF ON SHERIFF
Convinced Sacramento Sheriff That He Was Married To Woodbridge Girl
   The marriage in Reno Saturday of William H. Stitt, aged 17, of Stockton, and Ruth R. Kurtz, aged 19, of Woodbridge, ended an elopement which Sheriff Dave Ahern of this city innocently helped along, says the Sacramento Bee.
   The couple came to Sacramento last Friday on the Central Traction line, and when Deputy Sheriff Hallanan, who was aboard the car, learned they were elopers, he shadowed them. Two local hotels refused them rooms because of their youth, so Hallanan thought it time to act. He took them in charge and escorted them to the Sheriff's office.
   Stitt put up a strong talk to the sheriff and convinced him that he was a married man, whereupon the sheriff apologized and turned them loose. Stitt and fiance took the next train for Reno and were wedded there.
The Lodi Sentinel 15 February 1912
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PERSONALS
Con Ahearn is here from Virginia City to attend the meeting of the republican state central committee.
Reno Evening Gazette 2 March 1912
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FIRE BREAKS OUT IN STEAMER HOLD
Hoseman Dies of Suffocation While Fighting Flames on Vessel.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 18.—While the steamer Manchuria of the Pacific Mail line lay moored at her dock yesterday afternoon a fire broke out, which is supposed to have been smouldering for a time in the cargo as the result of spontaneous combusion. It was necessary to resort to the fire department of the land and water forces before the flames were extinguished, with the loss of the life of Thomas Ahearn, a hoseman of Engine No. 35, who ventured into the hold with some comrades and was suffocated by smoke.

Several of the firemen met with minor injuries before the danger was over, and it was due to the new helmets recently adopted by the fire department that there was not a greater loss of life. The cargo was principally cotton bales and government supplies en route to Cavite and Manila to the quartermaster's department of the army and navy. The damage to the vessel was slight and the fire will not interfere with the Manchuria sailing at 1 o'clock on Thursday, only being delayed two days longer than the usual sailing time, which is Tuesday. . . . 

Oakland Tribune 18 March 1912
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Fire on Steamship Causes $150,000 Loss
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19.—Investigation made yesterday of the fire in the cargo of the Pacific Mail liner Manchuria developed that in addition to the death of Thomas Ahearn, the fireman who lost his life through suffocation, and the injury of five other fire fighters the damage amounted to over $150,000. One-half of this loss was caused to the 800 bales of cotton, which were either burned or soaked with water. The 600 tons of general merchandise stored below the cotton is counted a total loss. The vessel is damaged through the buckling of some of the steel plates between two of the lower decks. Although the officers of the Pacific Mail stated that the liner would be ready to proceed to sea at 1 p.m. on Thursday, it was said at the office of Captain Pillsbury, surveyor for the Marine Underwriters, that before a complete investigation could be made, every bit of cargo in the affected portion of the vessel would have to be discharged.
Oakland Tribune 19 March 1912
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FIREMEN STAND BY MANCHURIA
Streams Still Pour Into the Hold
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Liner Not Seriously Affected, and May Be Ready for Sea Thursday
Although the fire in the cargo of the liner Manchuria was practically extinguished Sunday night, it was hot and smouldering until late yesterday and all day the fire department stood by and occasionally turned a stream of water into the hold. . . . 
Ahearn Knew Manchuria
Thomas Ahearn, the hoseman who was suffocated to death, formerly worked on the Pacific Mail ships as a stevedore. He was familiar with the Manchuria, and, judging from the place where his body was found, it is believed that he supposed he was on the steerage deck, instead of the one below. On the steerage deck, just above where Ahearn's body was found, is a cargo port that is usually open when the ship is alongside the wharf. It was to this port that Ahearn evidently believed he was crawling. He was found by one of the stevedores lying face downward with his head against the steel side of the ship. The fact that Ahearn had not come out of the hold was not discovered until late at night and after his company had returned to headquarters. They went back to the ship and found his body where he had dragged it in a vain effort to reach the air.
San Francisco Call 19 March 1912
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FIREMEN TO AID AHEARN'S FAMILY
   Saddened yesterday by news of the tragic death of Hoseman Thomas J. Ahearn of Engine company No. 35, who lost his life while fighting the fire in the hold of the Pacific Mail steamship Manchuria Sunday afternoon, members of the fire department made tentative plans yesterday for a benefit in behalf of the widow and children of their deceased comrade.
   In the Ahearn home at 133 Freelon street a broken hearted woman, suffering from illness, and three children too young to be of assistance to her in the care of their, home, yesterday mourned the loss of husband and father. It is for them that the firemen of San Francisco are preparing their benefit. What the nature of this will be and when and where it, will be held, are matters yet to be determined. Fire Chief Murphy and the members of the fire commission have arranged a meeting with Mayor Rolph for this morning to plan the affair, and will complete the arrangements as soon as possible.
   Ahearn's funeral is to be held Wednesday. Chief Murphy, the members of the fire commission and a representative of Ahearn's own company will be the pall bearers. There will be a big escort of firemen from the various companies of the city, and probably an additional escort of police.
San Francisco Call 19 March 1912
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American Athletes Flock To Athletic Banner Of England
England's chances for taking first place in the Olympic games at Stockholm this summer will be considerably enhanced by the addition of several American trained athletes, according to reports from New York. Whether officials of the English team are offering inducements in the way of expenses for these men to participate under the colors of the United Kingdom or the men are drawn to the native country by desire to compete in the games is a question in the minds of Gothamites.

So far New York clubs are the only ones to suffer by the withdrawal of athletes. So far this year John J. Flanagan, weight man, and James Monument, miler, have returned to the United Kingdom. Other athletes whom the New Yorkers expect to lose are: Dan J. Ahearne, broad jumper, and Con Walsh, weight man. . . . These two are the only athletes lost so far, but the probabilities are that Tim J. Ahearne and his brother, Dan Ahearne, and Con Walsh, all of the Irish-American Athletic Club of New York, also will compete under the colors of the country in whose dominion they were born. All three are of Irish birth and none has taken out naturalization papers. Neither Tim Ahearne nor Walsh has been in the United States the required length of time for filing papers, but Dan Ahearne's failure to do so is carelessness. Dan Ahearne is sure to score points for whatever country he competes for, for there is no competitor in the United States who can hold his own with him in the three standing jumps nor in the hop, step and jump. His brother, Tim Ahearne, also takes up these events and the Ahearne family is likely to prove the bete noir of whatever country it competes against. Tim Ahearne is a sterling competitor in the running broad jump and so far has proved the only man in the world who has been able to push Frank Irons of the Chicago Athletic Association in this event. Unless Irons recovers the form he displayed in the Olympic games of 1908 he is likely to have considerable trouble beating the Ahearne family.

The Hawaiian Star 19 March 1912
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NEOPHYTES INITIATED BY PHI DELTA PHI
Legal Fraternity Holds Semi-annual Banquet
Ten neophytes from the University of California were initiated into Pomeroy chapter of the legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi at the semi-annual initiation and banquet held last night at the hotel Stewart. Four of the new members, Ernest G. Clewe, Thomas J. Ledwich, Warren W. Ferrier and William H. Snyder are from the law department in Berkeley, while six, Samuel S. Stevens, Boswell F. King, Frank B. Ench, Clare D. Homer, Bruce D. O'Hearn and Bertram B. Snyder are registered at the Hastings college of law in San Francisco.
San Francisco Call 20 March 1912
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Americans Should Make Clean Sweep In the Olympic Games
at Stockholm; Have Stars in Every Event on Program
New York, April 6.—(Special.)—What America will do at the Olympic games at Stockholm this summer will depend in large measure on how liberal the contributions are to the fund for the expenses of the team to be sent. . . . Then there is a host of broad jumpers headed by F. C. Irons, with his record of more than five feet in the standing broad jump. F. L. Holmes is another good man at the standing broad jump and is also the best at the hop, step and jump, now that Dan Ahern has gone back to England, where he will compete for that country. . . . 
The Atlanta Constitution 7 April 1912
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PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED
Bowling Green.—L. & N. passenger train No. 104, due here from Memphis at 5 o'clock, was partly derailed. Engineer Matt O'Hearn, sr., of this city suffered a fracture of the left leg, while Potter had both an arm and a leg broken. Mail Clerk Lester Taylor suffered internal injuries. Potter and Taylor live in this city, as does Conductor William C. Ing, who escaped injury. The train was compelled to make a detour via Nashville, and did not arrive here until this afternoon.
Thousandsticks 11 April 1912
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BIRTHS
AHEARN.—On the 31st March, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Ahearn, Khandallah—a daughter.
Wellington Evening Post 13 April 1912
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Mrs. Bessie Watkins Robbed of Jewelry
   The home of Mrs. Bessie V. Watkins, 830 D street southeast, was entered between midnight and 6 o'clock this morning and Jewelry valued at $30 stolen. Entrance was gained through a rear window which had been left unlocked.
   The home of Morris Ahern, 832 D street southeast, was also entered during the night by forcing a rear window. Rooms on the first floor were ransacked, but nothing stolen.
The Washington Times 19 April 1912
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Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND
The following marriage licenses were issued Monday, April 22, 1912: AHERN—SPREAD—Dennis P. Ahern, 23, and Hannah M. Spread, 17, both of Oakland.
San Francisco Call 23 April 1912
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AHERN—RAMSAY
The wedding of Miss Annabel Ahern, of 6738 Parnell Ave., and Roy Ramsay, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Ramsay of 6433 Egyleston Ave., was performed Saturday afternoon at the St. Bernard's parish house. After May 1st the young couple will occupy an apartment at 66th and Normal Blvd.
Suburbanite Economist 26 April 1912
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FALL FROM WINDOW OF HOME KILLS BOY
Edward Ahearn, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ahern, 129 Commonwealth avenue, died yesterday morning as the result of falling from a second story window of the residence. The child sustained a fractured skull. He was picked up in an unconscious condition by members of the household. Physicians were summoned, and he was removed to the Children's hospital, where the injury resulted in death within a short time.
San Francisco Call 27 April 1912
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NUT BOY SCORES THE BEST TIME
Defeats Earl King at Franklin Field.
Dorchester Driving Club Has Seven Lively Events.
Fellsway Whips Open With a Fast 10-Race Card.
Nut Boy, owned and driven by P. O'Hearn, besides making the best time of the afternoon on the Franklin Field Speedway, going the half mile in 1:04, was given a reception by the large crowd that was present. It was Nut Boy's first appearance this season. There were seven events run off by the Dorchester Gentlemen's Driving Club. Many more horses were but failed to show up. Considering the weather and heavy track fairly good time was made.

At the conclusion of the races Mr. O'Hearn was taking his horse out of the sulky when Mr. Spinney's Harry M., standing near by, took fright at an automobile. Mr. O'Hearn luckily was not in his seat, otherwise he would have been under the hoofs of Harry M., which were planted in the saddle of O'Hearn's sulky. O'Hearn rushed forward and grabbed the horse by the head, preventing further damage.
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The Boston Globe 28 April 1912
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W. O. Doyle, night yard agent for the M. & St. L. was granted a month's vacation the first of the week. He left for Ft. Dodge Tuesday night. During his absence his place will be filled by Thom. Ahern.
The Evening Tribune 8 May 1912
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CARBON
Rev. F. A. Ahern of Gravity held meetings for three nights at the Free Methodist church beginning Wednesday night.
Adams County Free Press 11 May 1912
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ARMY ORDERS
Each of the following named officers of the ordnance department will proceed to South Bethlehem, Philadelphia, and Chester, Pa., on official business: Capt. ADAM F. CASAD, Capt. OTHO V. KEAN, Capt, BIRCH G. MAHAFFEY, Capt. RICHARD H. SOMERS, First Lieut. GEORGE R. NORTON, First Lieut. EVERETT B. HUGHES, First Lieut. THOMAS J. SMITH, Jr., and First Lieut. LEO J. AHERN.
The Washington Post 12 May 1912
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Miss Marie Dolan spent Sunday in Lafayette visiting Miss Winifred Ahern, who lives here but is working in that city now.
Logansport Journal 25 May 1912
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CHICAGO [sic] MAN DROWNED.
St. Paul, Minn., May 31.—Daniel Ahern, aged twenty-six years, a travelling salesman of Chicago [sic] and brother of J. H. Ahern, Jr., of St. Paul, was drowned late yesterday in Lake Chicago [sic]. Ahern with his brother had left the boat for a swim. A wind carried the boat away and shortly afterward it is believed Daniel was seized with a cramp and sank.
Oskosh Daily Northwestern 31 May 1912
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UNABLE TO REGAIN BOAT
St. Paul Young Man Drowns in Chisago Lake.
Chisago City, Minn., May 31.—Dan Ahern, twenty-five years old, son of John J. Ahern of St. Paul, was drowned in Chisago Lake. John Ahern, Jr., formerly a newspaper man in St. Paul, narrowly escaped the same fate as his brother. The young men intended going fishing so went out on the lake for minnows. Mrs. Ahern, their mother, could see them seigning from the shore. When they had finished one suggested that they go in swimming. Both dived from the rowboat. A stiff wind was blowing and soon the craft was fast being carried away. Both young men soon noticed this and did their utmost to overtake it. The boat drifted faster than they could swim and Dan became exhausted and sank.
Albert Lea Evening Tribune 31 May 1912
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HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
 . . . The school board has appropriated $12 for the decorations of the auditorium for Friday night. [commencement] The work of the decorating is in charge of Mr. Hubbard and Miss Post, and the following juniors are helping them: Eugene Traut, David Ahern, Walter Ward, Will Weber, Marguerite Jenison, Verena Baker, Martha Sullivan and Charlotte Huber.
The Daily Commonwealth 6 June 1912
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MARRIED IN BOSTON
Wedding of Miss Bridget F. Sullivan and John J. Ahern at Cathedral of the Holy Cross
The marriage of Miss Bridget Frances Sullivan of Brighton, Mass., to Mr. John Jacob Ahern of Boston took place Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Monsignor M. J. Splain, S. D., officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Agnes W. H. Bain of this city and the groom by Mr. Dechlin G. Barry of Boston. The bride wore a white net dress and veil, with wreath of orange blossoms in her hair, and carried a bouquet of white roses and lillies of the valley. The bridesmaid also wore white with a white picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink roses.

After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Ahern, which was attended by a lage number of friends and relatives. Later the couple left for the White Mountains, where they will spend a few weeks. July 1 they will be at home to their friends at Springfield street, Somerville, Mass. Previous to her marriage the bride was a visitor for several weeks in Newport, where she has many friends. She received many costly gifts, including a handsome parlor rug and Morris chair from Miss Ellen Mason, and a set of silver teaspoons from Miss K. H. Birckhead of this city. The groom recieved a handsome parlor clock from his best man. The bride's gift to her bridesmaid was a gold bracelet and the groom's gift to the bridesmaid ruby and diamond ring, and to his best man a scarf pin.

Newport Daily News 8 June 1912
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ABOUT THE CITY NEWS
William Ahern was appointed yesterday administrator of the estate of Col. T. O'Leary.
Anaconda Standard 9 June 1912
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Policeman James Ahern, traffic squad, had his hand caught in a wagon wheel and crushed when he attempted to break up a traffic jam at Dearborn and Harrison streets this morning.
The Chicago Day Book 18 June 1912
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NEWS BRIEFS
Mrs. T. E. [Emma] Ahern, Mrs. John F. [Julia] Ahern and Miss Mary Ahern have gone to Chicago to attend the commencement exercises of St. Xavier Academy, which will be held Thursday afternoon. Miss Mary Collins, a relative, will graduate from the school.
The Daily Commonwealth 19 June 1912
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A reception was given last evening to James Ahern and his bride, formerly Miss Sabina Terney of Orleans, Wis., at the home of Mr. Ahern's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Ahern of West Clark street. About 40 guests were present. The couple will make their home in this city.
The Evening Tribune 19 June 1912
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Ralph Ahern, 4535 Champlain, av., purchased 5-cent theater, 45th and State st, from Thomas Keys, real estate man. When he went to claim theater, owner laughed at him. Keys arrested.
The Chicago Day Book 28 June 1912
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The Home-Comers Who Have Heard The Call
Dan Collins of Chicago, will be the guest of David Ahern home-coming week. Miss Helen Collins, of Chicago, is a guest at the T. E. Ahern home on East Second street. Mrs. T. A. Collins, of Chicago, will be the guest at the T. E. Ahern home the latter part of home-coming week.
The Daily Commonwealth 1 July 1912
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ASKED TO ENDORSE $100,000 CHECK
Squad of Police Is Called to Calm Woman and Quash Demand
   Because John Aueson, a real estate dealer pf 5890 East Fourteenth street, refused to endorse a check for $100,000 when this was presented to him last evening without previous warning, Mrs. Pauline Washburn of 568 Jones street became so violent in her resentment of his discourtesy that it required a squad of policemen to quiet her and take her to her home. The woman is believed to be mentally unbalanced.
   Aueson was sitting in his office when the woman entered. She presented him with a check made out to herself, and demanded that he place his signature upon it. Aueson refused, and Mrs. Washburn made threats against his safety. While Aueson kept the woman engaged in conversation, Miss Maud Blundon of Alameda telephoned for the police, and Sergeant Frank Ahern with Patrolman Cavenay.
   It required the combined efforts of the police and Aueson and Miss Blundon to quiet Mrs. Wshburn. She was taken to her home in the police ambulance.
Oakland Tribune 2 July 1912
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Judge Newcomer ordered police of Hyde Park station to investigate saloons that are selling liquor to minors after John Ahern, 19, 7618 Lowe ave. and 7 other youths were arrested on charge of intoxication. Ahern paroled to sister after signing pledge.
The Chicago Day Book 2 July 1912
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Misses Florence McGovern and Grave [Grace?] Ahern left last evening for Pittsfield, Mass., where they will spend two weeks with the former's brother, Morris McGovern. Before their return they will visit Boston, New York City and other points of interest in the east and expect to be absent about five weeks.
The Perry Daily Chief 6 July 1912
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In the Northern Police Court on Wednesday, before Mr. Macinerney, three women and a young boy were prosecuted by the police for being concerned in an attack on a young country girl, who was evidently regarded as a "suffragette," in Summerhill the previous afternoon. The accused were—Ellen Ahern, 4 Lower Rutland street, aged 35, who was charged by Sergeant O'Reilly, 27 C, Constable Sutton, 125 C, and Constable Morrisson, 113 C, with assaulting Miss Ellen Nolan, Newtown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, who was unable to appear, at Summerhill on the previous evening by striking her in the face with her clenched fist, catching hold of her and knocking her down, whereby her left ankle was injured by coming into contact with the kerbstone, her dustcoat and inner coat being damaged to the amount of 12s. 6d. ; Annie Dowdall, 19 Upper Rutland street, 22 years of age, prosecuted for assault on the same complainant, by striking her on the right side with street mud, and, when remonstrated by the police for doing so, having used obscene and profane language ; Mary Dowdall, 5 Upper Rutland street, aged 44 years, was charged with attempting to rescue Annie Dowdall, who is her daughter-in-law, from the custody of the police, by catching hold of her and saying she would not let her go, and calling on a large and hostile crowd to liberate her ; and Patrick O'Connor, 41 Marlborough street, described as a messenger, and about 16 years of age, who was charged with attempting to assault Miss Nolan while she was being taken by the police to the station for protection, by throwing a stone at her. Mr. Macinerney said this young lady was called a "suffragette," and was set upon by a crowd of two or three hundred people, and might have lost her life, or sustained serious injury, were it not for the protection of the police. It reminded him of the French Revolution, when innocent persons were denounced and set upon as if they were mad dogs, and stoned in the streets. It was intolerable that this class of conduct should prevail in the city. He remanded the prisoners, accepting bail for their re-appearance.
The Irish Times 3 August 1912
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Local and Personal Brevities
On Monday evening a pleasant company gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Morphy on Washington street and assisted them in celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary. The ladies passed the time playing bridge while the gentlemen were entertained by some of the latest records on the gramaphone, Mrs. Ford and Miss Fannie Ahern assisted Mrs. Morphy in serving a dainty luncheon, after which dancing was engaged in. The guests presented Mr. and Mrs. Morphy with a fine cut-glass bowl to commemorate the event.
Sycamore True Republican 7 August 1912
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
The following marriage licenses were issued Tuesday, August 6, 1912:
AHERN—CANTRILL—Frank A. Ahern, 21, 617 Oak street, and Belle Cantrill, 18, 1025 Devisadero street.
San Francisco Call 7 August 1912
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SOUTH NEWFANE
Willie Ahern of Boston, who came Saturday, is calling upon his many friends in this community.
Vermont Phoenix 9 August 1912
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SOUTH NEWFANE
William Ahern returned to Boston Saturday after visiting a week at C. E. Brown's.
Vermont Phoenix 16 August 1912
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TWO WORKMEN INJURED IN OAKLAND CITY HALL
OAKLAND, Aug. 15.—Frank Ahearn, a hoisting engineer, and Robert Murry, a foreman stone cutter, were enveloped in a storm of flying boards today when a sling of lumber fell from the eighth to the fifth story of the new city hall. Both narrowly escaped death. Ahearn's scalp as badly gashed in several places and Murry's right hand and arm were severely injured by being crushed. The men were treated at the receiving hospital.
San Francisco Call 16 August 1912
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SACRAMENTO'S POLICE CHIEF IS UNDER FIRE
Municipal Voters' League Demands Ahern's Removal
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27.—The Municipal Voters' league, an organization that has been prominent in several campaigns in this city, sent a letter today to Commissioner of Public Safety Charles A. Bliss demanding that he dismiss Chief of Police William Ahern. The league was back of the ticket on which Commissioner Bliss was elected. The letter to Bliss charges Ahern with being secretly opposed to clean government and with extorting a share of rewards from policemen. Chief Ahern denies the charges.
San Francisco Call 28 August 1912
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Sergeant Ahern Given Engraved Silver Star
Following a custom of the Oakland police department, fellow officers presented Sergeant Frank Ahern with an engraved silver star, designating his newly acquired rank in the force. Acting Chief Walter J. Petersen made the presentation speech before a large delegation of police offical [sic] in police court No. 2. Peterson complimented Ahern on his excellent showing in the recent civil service promotional examininations and touched upon Ahern's good record while in the department. In the recent examinations Ahern passed highest in the tests for the position of inspector, corporal and sergeant. He has been in the department about 10 years. Ahern is a graduate of Santa Clara college.
Oakland Tribune 2 September 1912
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CHICAGO NEWS IN BRIEF
Fred Shupe, 754 W. Adams st., tried to attack 13-year-old Ella O'Hern. Arrested.
The Chicago Day Book 4 September 1912
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Sandy Pond [Ayer, MA]
Elliott Fowle, William Ahern, Ernest Stone, Ralph Page and Warren Holden, all of Stoneham, spent the weekend at camp Shady Nook.
Turner's Public Spirit 7 September 1912
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Major E. P. O'Hern, U. S. A., and Mrs. O'Hern and their family, who have spent the summer at Warrenton, Va., have returned to Washington.
The Washington Times 9 September 1912
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Frank Moynihan and Bill Ahern both of whom are experts in the sheep business, September 18th, purchased from Pat Angland and his lease in the Quinlan & Lynch sheep. The News takes this opporunity of wishing both of the purchasers much success in there new venture.
The Irish News September 1912
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WILLS AND ESTATES.
John Ahern, of Meadowlea, Kerrisdale, farmer, who died on August 15, left, under a will dated June 4, real estate valued at £3,026, and personal property valued at £323, to his widow and children.
The Argus 19 September 1912
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RAMBLER CLUB HAS CLAMBAKE
Montgomery, Sept. 23 (Special)—The Rambler Automobile Company Club, of Middletown, gave a clambake in John Ahearn's woods, the first of the week, which was replete in every respect, and one of the finest ever given in this section, "Pete" Andrews, of Walden, had charge of the bake. There were many present from Middletown, some from Newburgh and a number from Montgomery and Walden.
Middletown Daily Times-Press 23 September 1912
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Adventure with a Salmon
The story of how one of the largest salmon captured by rod and line on the County Cork Blackwater and safely landed by Colonel Martelli, who, with his man, Patsey Aherne, was fishing from a boat on the Kilbarry reaches, hooked the fish on a fly, and having played it for a considerable time, brought it to the boat, where Aherne succeeded in getting it into a net. When he attempted to lift the salmon into the boat, however, the net gave way completely from the ring, thus producing a rather unexpected and awkward dilemma. The ring had first to be carefully brought over the rod while the fish was kept in play, and this delicate operation having been accomplished, the next move was to row to the bank to enable Aherne to get a gaff. Colonel Martelli gallantly held on to his fish while this was done, and during Aherne's journey of a quarter mile away and back for the gaff, and at length the salmon was gaffed and landed. It proved to weigh 40lb.
The Irish Times 28 September 1912
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MILITARY DEFAULTERS
Most of the morning at the Magistrate's Court to-day was taken up with cases of Territorials who had failed to attend parades. The following were ordered to pay Court costs (7s): J. A. Pym, A. Taylor, A. D. Forsyth, John Thomas O'Brien, Charles Henry Tucker (in addition fined 10s on two charges), M. J. Bryant, H. R. Ross-(also fined 5s), E. H. Sayes, Stanley John Friis[?] (also fined 5s), J. M. Faul (on three charges), S. W. Constable (on two), Fred Bradley (on three), Laurence Walter Barber, D. O'Carroll, L. H. Wesley, W. J. Balsham (also fined 5s), H. W. Barden, H. H. Ahearn, Henry Marshall, Fred William Russell (also fined 5s), Victor Harold Hoare (on three charges), Herbert Terence Kee, Alexander Newman, James Henry Nelson (on two charges), E. W. Whiterod, and Arthur Sievers, (on two charges).
Wellington Evening Post 18 October 1912
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Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND
The following marriage licenses were issued Friday, October 18, 1912:
CRAIG—AHERN—William H. Craig, 26, and Anna A. Ahern, 21, both of Oakland.
San Francisco Call 19 October 1912
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Oaklander Receives Special Papal Blessing
William F. Ahern, manager of the Mitchell Furniture Company, 1017 Clay street, was given the Papal Blessing of Cardinal Farley while the latter was in Oakland on his recent visit. Ahern was a pupil in the last class of the Parochial School in New York of which Cardinal Farley was the head before he was made bishop of New York. The cardinal was evidently delighted to meet an old acquaintance and Mr. Ahern received a special invitation to call upon him while he was staying at Archbishop Riordan's residence.
Oakland Tribune 13 November 1912
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DAVID AHERN NOW EIGHTY YEARS OLD
Pioneer Business Man Reaches Four Score
RESIDED HERE SINCE 1862
Birthday Anniversary Will Be the Occasion of a Family Reunion—
Still in Business.
David Ahern, one of the pioneer business men of Fond du Lac and a respected citizen, will celebrate the eightieth anniversary of his birth tomorrow. On the occasion there will be a family reunion at the Ahern home on the corner of Ellis and Sixth streets tomorrow, which will be attended by Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Collins and family, of Chicago. Mr. Ahern was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1832. He came to Fond du Lac as superintendent of the local gas works in 1862, and leaving that position he became associated with the late A. B. Taylor in the plumbing business. When this association was dissolved Mr. Ahern engaged in business for himself, and has been in business continuously since that time. At present he is at the head of the David Ahern and Son company.
The Daily Commonwealth 16 November 1912
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FATAL HURTS IN ACCIDENT
Mrs. A. J. Ahern Dying in Hartford Hospital—
Sister-in-Law of Jack Barry of Philadelphia Athletics.
   WORCESTER, Nov 18—According to information which reached Worcester today, Mrs. Albert J. Ahern of East Windsor Hill, Conn., who is known to a host of Worcester folks as Sadie McDonough, who was the first bride to be married in the new Church of the Ascension on Aug 18, is lying at the point of death in St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, as the result of an auto accident last night.
   Her husband, Albert J. Ahern is in the same hospital suffering from a broken leg, a broken arm, a broken nose and two deep cuts across the face. Mrs. Ahern's injury consists of a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain and the hospital physicians hold out no hope for her recovery.
   Alfred Crickmore of East Windsor Hill suffered a broken leg and Miss Isabel Mulligan and Miss May Mulligan of Springfield escaped with body bruises in the same accident. The party had been to Hartford for dinner and was returning to the Ahern home when one of the front wheels of the auto snapped off, causing the rear wheel on the left side to break and overturning the heavy machine. The Mulligan girls were thrown clear of the machine but the others were caught under the wreckage.
   Mrs. Ahern is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonough of 1 View st. and sister-in-law of "Jack" Barry, shortstop of the Philadelphia Athletics. Previously to her marriage to Mr. Ahern she was a nurse in St Francis Hospital in Hartford. Her wedding, the first in the new Church of the Ascension, was a notable event and in recognition of it she and her husband presented the parish the sanctuary bench.
The Boston Globe 19 November 1912
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Iowa State News
Judge Evans of the district court at Creston fined Matthew Ahern, a local real estate dealer, $20 and costs on a charge of contempt of court. Ahern was accused of attempting to bribe members of the jury which heard his damage case against the city. He was awarded $255 for injuries received in a fall upon a sidewalk, but after the trial evidence was introduced that he had offered bribes to members of the jury.
National Democrat 28 November 1912
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Judge Lairy Sustained
The Supreme Court has sustained Judge Lairy's decision in the Cass county circuit court in the case of Sarah A. Ahern vs. Fred G. Burk. The case grew out of the opposition of Burk probating his mother's will, who had left her estate to Mrs. Ahern. Judge Lairy rendered his decision in favor of the plaintiff. The appeal was taken on the grounds that the lower court had not the right to refuse the probating of a will. The indebtedness against the state will when satisfied, leave scarcely enough to pay the court costs.
Logansport Journal 28 November 1912
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LAW MEN ELECT O'HEARN
Hastings Middle Class Picks Leader
NEW PRESIDENT IS LEGAL FRAT MAN
Delegate Also Named to Aid Official in Student Council Parleys
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Bruce O'Hearn, who is elected president of Hastings Law college middle class.
In line with the organization of the student body of Hastings College of Law, Bruce O'Hearn was elected president of the middle class students. O'Hearn is registered from this city and has been a leader in student affairs at the law college. He is a member of the Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity.
San Francisco Call 28 November 1912
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O'Hearn-Flannery.
Miss Nora Elizabeth O'Hearn and Mr. Walker Flannery were united in marriage at Sts. Peters and Pauls Catholic church in Danville, Ky. at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, the ceremony being performed by Reverend Father Osmond. The bride is the handsome daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Hearn of Marksbury and the groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Flannery of Hyattsville, and both are popular young people. After the ceremony they drove immediately to the home of the groom's parents, where they will reside for the present.
The Central Record 29 November 1912
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Mgr. Charles A. O'Hern, Vice Rector of the American College, has returned to Rome and resumed his post after a vacation spent in America.
New York Times 1 December 1912
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In a petition filed with the secretary of state ex-representative David C. Ahearn and another ask that Framingham be incorporated as a city. The petition states that it is proposed to have a charter modelled on the commission form of government.
Barnstable Patriot 2 December 1912
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Miss Sybil Brennan was hostess to the members of the Multa Fiesta club with two extra guests, Miss Edith Hummell of San Francisco and Miss Vita Ford, last Saturday. The afternoon was spent interestingly at the game of five hundred, a delicious repast of winter dainties following the counting of scores, which gave the pretty souvenirs to Mrs. A.M. Cabler and Miss Kathleen Ahern.
Sacramento Union 3 December 1912
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John Herron
John Herron of the firm Menton & Herron, who have published the Boone Democrat during the past fifteen years or more, spent Saturday and Sunday with numerous relatives in this locality. He is a cousin of M.F. Brennan, T.B. and W.H. Walsh, and other members of the families named. Mr Herron visited Emmetsburg about sixteen years ago. He has built up a good busines at Boone and finds it difficult to be away from home for any length of time. He favored the Democrat with a fraternal call while in town. The Boone Democrat is one of the best weekly newspapers in the Tenth district.
Emmetsburg Democrat 11 December 1912
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THROWN FROM CARRIAGE
IS BADLY INJURED
Miss Ahern of Cambridge, who is visiting her sister, Miss Katherine Ahern of 31 State street, was badly injured in a runaway on Sunday evening. Miss Ahern was out riding with Frank O'Brien, and shortly before six o'clock they stopped in front of a baker shop in Islington street, and Mr. O'Brien got out and entered the store. While he was gone the horse became frightened and dashed up Islington street and in his wild plunge he collided with a post, and Miss Ahern was thrown our, striking on her head. Shewas taken into the house of Patrick Hafey and Dr, H. L. Taylor called. He found Miss Ahern had a bad cut on her chin, and several teeth were broken, and her face scratched and bruised. She was otherwise badly shaken u[ and bruised. After being treated she was removed to her sister's home on State street. THe horse continued on his wild ride, wrecking the carriage.
Portsmouth Herald 16 December 1912
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NEW TOWN
At the New Town Police Court yesterday, before the Warden (Col. St. Hill) and Mr. W. Rousell, J.P., . . . For using bad language in the Maypole Inn on the 10th inst., Walter Ahearn was fined £1, with costs 15s . . . 
The Hobart Mercury 19 December 1912
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MALLOW TRAGEDY
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KILLED BY FALLING TREE
A man named Patrick O'Connor was killed here on Saturday evening by a falling tree. Deceased, with two other men, was engaged in felling a decayed poplar near the Spa House, and according to an account given by Sergeant Crowley, and other eye-witnesses of the accident, it would appear that when the tree was about to fall he ran along by the boundary wall, but instead of the tree falling out on the field, where it was intended it should, it turned on the butt, and fell directly on him. Several willing hands gave all the help possible to extricate him, and clerical and medical aid summoned. Fr. [Richard] Ahern and Dr. O'Connell were promptly on the scene, but their efforts to save the poor fellow proved unavailing, as when he was taken from underneath the tree, life was found to be extinct, his neck being broken. He was a respectable young man, well liked by the community, and by his fellow-workmen. The Coroner did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.
The Cork Examiner 23 December 1912
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Unclaimed Money.
AUSTRALIAN HEIRS WANTED.
To Claim Money and Property during. 1912.
(To the Editor.)
Sir, Scattered throughout Australia and New Zealand there are thousands of families who are entitled to funds in Chancery, monies and properties, the existence of which they have no knowledge. Many of these are the descendants of people who emigrated to Australia, and New Zealand in the early days and lost all touch with their relations and kindred. Some of the latter amassed money in the land of their birth, whilst others emigrated to Canada and the United States, and died there intestate, leaving substantial fortunes. Every year a large number of advertisements appear in Australian, New Zealand and British newspapers inserted by solicitors, trustees executors and by order of the Court of Chancery, in respect of beneficiaries, next-of-kin, etc., sought for to claim money and property, who, or whose descendants or representatives are supposed to be resident in Australia or New Zealand, and a selection from the principal of these advertisements which have appeared during the year 1912, may interest, and be of possible benefit to your large circle of readers:—
Michael Ahern, son of Martin; . . . 
Townsville Daily Bulletin 25 December 1912
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T. E. Ahern Co.
AFTER CHRISTMAS
CLEARING SALE OF
Old and broken lines of underwear and hosiery.
Broken lines of Lewis and Munsing Union Suits at about half price.
Odd and Broken lines of guaranteed hose 25¢ values at 2 pair for 25¢
50¢ Quality fancy hose at 25¢
Cluett full dress $1.50 shirt at 75¢
Fond du Lac Commonwealth 26 December 1912
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Constable E. Ahern has been frequently complimented owing to the clever manner in which he recovered a watch stolen from Dr. Graham, City Coroner, who had left his coat in his motor car, and in which the watch was placed. Sir A. Newton Brady and Mr. Spiller also complimented the constable on his smart work.
The Irish Times 28 December 1912
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CHRISTMAS TREE DANCE PLANNED
G. A. R. Ladies to Give an Entertainment Tomorrow
Seven Pines circle No. 3 of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, will hold a Christmas tree party and dance in its hall in the Pythian Castle, Valencia and McCoppin streets, tomorrow. The following Monday the circle will install these officers: Clara Sweeney, president; Pauline O'Hearne, senior vice president; Violet Lawrance, junior vice president; Lena Scholten, treasurer (twenty-sixth term); Harriet C. Finch, secretary; Mary L. Hood, chaplain; Lena Garnie, conductor; Ivy Taylor, assistant conductor; Nettie Thompson, guard; Susanne Egan, assistant.
San Francisco Call 29 December 1912
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NICK AHERN SETS FIRE TO JAIL
NO DAMAGE IS DONE

Young Biloxian Held Pending Inquiry Into Sanity, Ignites Bedding In Cell
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ISSUING SMOKE WARNS PASSERS OF THE FIRE
Alarm Turned In But Flames Were Extinguished by Officers Before the Firemen Arrived—Randolph Pulled Burning Bedding Out.
Biloxi, January 1.   
   Crouching fearfully in one corner of his cell, Nick Ahern, a young Biloxian and member of a well known and esteemed local family, who is being held at the city jail pending a hearing as to his sanity, begged Officer R. M. Randolph and Constable Zudie Hightower to save him from the flames that he himself had kindled. No less piteous were the appeals of a young negro, who was imprisoned in an adjoining cell serving a term for petit larceny.
   Ahern, it seems, had set fire to the mattresses in his cell at an early hour last evening. But for the fact that he did so while there were many people on the streets, it is likely that both he and the prisoner would have lost their lives. As it was, persons passing saw smoke issue from the window of the cell and, fearing that the building was on fire, turned in an alarm. The two officers went to the jail at once and pulled the burning bedding out [of] Ahern's cell, eliminating the danger.
   The fire department turned out when the alarm was sent in, but the flames had been extinguished when the fire laddies arrived.
Daily Herald 1 January 1913
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Ahern Appointed
If William J. Ahern, Jr., of Akron, had not consented to look after Governor Harmon's interests in the presidential primary election he would not now be on the common pleas bench to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Judge R. M. Wannamaker to the supreme bench. Judge Samuel G. Rogers was selected to manage the governor's campaign in Summit county, but he did not do the work, the lieutenants of the governor learning when they went to Akron to see what Rogers was doing, that not a hand had been raised in his behalf, but that the opposition had been working overtime and had everything its own way. State Insurance Commissioner Moore and Judge David L. Rockwell concluded it would be wise to get some young man to represent the governor, and ths judge sought out Ahern, convinced him that the prominence would at least add to his prestige. He said that even if the governor did not win the presidency, that before he left office he might have some chance to show his appreciation. The chance came when Judge Wannamaker resigned. The governor appointed Ahern, who is only 29 years old, to fill the vacancy. Commissioner Moore and Judge Rockwell strongly urged the appointment.
Hamilton Evening Journal 1 January 1913
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Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND
The following marriage licenses were issued Tuesday, December 31, 1912:
WILKIE—AHERN—Norman Wilkie, 24, and Bessie Ahern, 20, both of Oakland.
San Francisco Call 1 January 1913
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IS HERSELF SURPRISED.
Mrs. Donohue Given Glass Water Service
After Presenting Her Niece a Gift in Arlington.
After arranging a surprise party for her little niece, Margaret Ahearn of Arlington, and presenting her a gold locket and chain, Mrs. Catherine Donohue, wife of Patrolman Thomas F. Donahue of the Charlestown Police Station, was herself given a surprise when the girl's father, George Ahearn, town surveyor of Arlington, presented her a cut glass water service, it being Mrs. Donohue's silver wedding anniversary. The double surprise took place last night at the home of Mr. Ahearn on Medford st., Arlington. Guests were present from Arlington, Brighton, Billerica, Charlestown and Somerville. There were musical selections by Mr. and Mrs. Burns of Brighton and Mrs. Margaret Hammell of Arlington.

Patrolman Donohue had his 25th marriage anniversary date in view, and purchased a cut-glass water service. After making the presentation to the little girl Mrs. Donohue was taken by surprise, when Mr. Ahearn, on behalf of patrolman Donahue, presented Mrs. Donahue the glass water service. Mr. and Mrs. Donohue were married by Rev. Fr. James N. Supple in St. Francis de Sales' Church, Charlestown. Both were born in Charlestown, Mrs. Donohue being Catherine Mannix, daughter of John Mannix, who now resides in Brighton. The couple lived in Charlestown up to 10 years ago, when they moved to 55 Dustin st., Brighton. Officer Donohue has been a member of the police force for 20 years.

The Boston Globe 3 January 1913
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HARMON NAMES YOUNG JUDGE
William J. Ahern, Jr., of Akron, has been named by Governor Harmon to succeed R. M. Wanamaker as common pleas judge of the fourth district. Ahern is only 28 years old and is a graduate of Ohio State and Ohio Universities. He was at the head of the Harmon forces in Summit county when the chief executive of the state made his race for the presidential nomination. The fourth district in which Ahern will serve is composed of Summit, Lorain and Medina counties. Judge Ahern was a classmate of Attorney Merchant at Ohio State University and his father, William Ahern, who is in the employ of the C. A. & C. railway, is well known to Orrville railroad men.
Orrville Courier Crescent 7 January 1913
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Ahearn and Welch Are Fined
SALEM, Jan. 6—Eugene Ahern [sic] and James Welch, charged with failure to pay for clam stews ordered in a Beverly cafe and for actions following the feast, were arraigned today and convicted. Welch was fined $15 and Ahern $30 for eating the stewed shellfish without payment until after arrest; also for assaulting a party in the cafe and a policeman in Beverly.
The Boston Globe 7 January 1913
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GIFT TO FR. J. J. O'HEARN.
Fr. Mathew C. T. A. of St. John's Church, Peabody,
Remembers Its Former Chaplain.
Rev. Fr. John J. O'Hearn was the guest of honor at a banquet at the Quincy House, last evening, by the young men of the Fr. Mathew C. T. A. of St. John's Church, Peabody. For eight years, previous to coming to Charlestown about two months ago, Fr. O'Hearn was chaplain of the organization in Peabody and about 75 members of the organization came from Peabody on a special car. Pres. John J. Costello, presided at the banquet, and following the preliminary speech making presented Rev. Fr. O'Hearn a silver loving cup filled with gold. Fr. O'Hearn spoke feelingly in accepting the gift. Other speakers were Rev. Fr. Supple and Rev. Fr. Quigley of Charlestown.
The Boston Globe 14 January 1913
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ACCUSED OF LARCENY
John Nordhoff and Ed J. Boyer were arrested today at Seventh and Washington streets by Sergeant Frank Ahern and Patrolman Gaynor on a charge of petty larceny. They are said to have taken an overcoat from the room of G. H. Peppers, 478 Seventh street.
Oakland Tribune 17 January 1913
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MAN FOUND WITH HEAD CRUSHED
Word was phoned in Saturday that a dead man had been found in a vacant house. Accordingly Justice Lee, County Attorney Woodruff, Deputy Sheriff Holland, Attorney Lynch and John Choate went down, and an investigation found the circumstances as reported. By letters found on him his name was found to be Tom Ohearn. It is supposed that he was killed by a pal, and his body left in the house. His hands were folded nicely across his breast. He was seen in Bunch on Monday previous. On his person was a little coffee. A coronoer's inquest was held and he was ordered buried.
Stilwell Standard Sentinel 23 January 1913
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REWARDS FOR IRISH BRAVERY
At its first meeting for the year held on Friday, the Committee of the Royal Humane Society, presided over by Admiral Sir G. D. Morant, K.C.B., made the following awards in cases sent from Ireland :— . . . testimonials to David Roche and Timothy Ahern for their pluck in rescuing a boy from the Lee, at Cork, on November 9th ; Ahern already holds the medal for a previous rescue . . . 
The Irish Times 25 January 1913
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BRIEFS
All persons having bills against the Elks' fair are requested to send them to Secretary Edward J. Ahern as soon as possible.
Naugatuck Daily News 29 January 1913
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Henry Ahern returned to his home at Primghar after a visit with his sister, Mrs. Will Winter and family.
Spirit Lake Beacon 30 January 1913
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HOSPITAL PATIENT CARRIED TWENTY MILES.
The hardships endured by people living in the back blocks in time of sickness are often very trying and a case in point has just come under notice. Mrs. Ahearn, wife of Mr. P. Ahearn, miner, employed at the Mount Balfour mine was ordered to the Launceston Hospital to undergo an operation. The road for a distance of 20 miles was too rough to allow of a horse and cart being used, and Mrs. Ahearn's husband and nine of his mates undertook to carry her that distance on a stretcher.

They left Balfour at 1 o'clock in the morning, and when they had gone eleven miles they were overtaken by two drovers who gave assistance. They reached Rodger River at 4 o'clock the same afternoon, where Mrs. Fahey, who had heard of their coming, had refreshments ready for them. On the Stanley side of the Rodger River they put up at McDonald's new accommodation house. A horse and buggy were obtained there, and Mrs. Ahearn, who stood the journey remarkably well, was driven to Stanley.

The Hobart Mercury 13 February 1913
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Miss Pearl Ahearn is among the attractive girls of the younger set who is enjoying the social life of the winter season.
San Francisco Call 16 February 1913
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HUSBAND OF FORMER WOBURN GIRL DEAD
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Mrs. Abbie Ahern was Visiting Mrs. David Cuneo
when News of Death Came
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   Mrs. Abbie Ahern of Providence, R. I., while at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Cuneo of Madison street, whose guest she has been for the past week, received the sad news of the sudden death of her husband, Saturday morning. Tuberculosis is given as the cause of death, although his condition was not considered serious, and his sudden demise is a severe blow to his wife and friends. The deceased was 26 years of age, and was married about a year to Miss Abbie Murphy, formerly of this city, daughter of the late Daniel Murphy, who died in Providence, last November. She is also the niece of Mrs. David Cuneo of this city.
   The funeral services were held this morning at Providence. Mr. David Cuneo and Miss Margaret Murphy of this city attended.
Woburn Daily Times 25 February 1913
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STUDY IRELAND
Irish History Class of A. O. H. Auxiliary
Holds Interesting Meeting with Misses Ahern.
   The Irish history class of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the A. O. H. met with the Misses Mary and Helen Ahern Wednesday evening. Mrs. T. J. Whalen was the leader for the evening and forty-one answered the roll call with names of good books to read. The history lesson was in charge of Miss Helen Schoenlaub, who was ably assisted by Mrs. George Gordon and Miss Florence Flanagan. Current Irish events were discussed by the Misses Nellie Baker and Julia Gibbons.
   Mrs. Maurice McKenna gave a talk on her travels in Ireland, taking her hearers on a delighful imaginary trip and showing them many wonderful sights. She also had a number of articles which were manufactured in Ireland.
   The musical part of the program consisted of a piano duet by Mrs. T. A. Hardgrove and Mrs. F. M. McCauley, who responded to an encore; a piano number by Miss Florence Flanagan; and two numbers by the chorus, accompanied by Miss Minnie Fagan. The hostesses were assisted during the evening by Mrs. J. [John] F. [Julia] Ahern, Mrs. George Gordon and Miss Anna Coyne.
   The next meeting will be held March 26 with Mrs. B. F. Potter, North Fond du Lac.
The Daily Commonwealth 27 February 1913
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STAR ATHLETE DEAD.
Philip Ahearn, Trinity, Dies as the Result of Injuries
Received in a Football Game in 1911.
HARTFORD, March 1—Philip Ahearn, aged 23, who was the star player on the Trinity College football team for several years, died at his home here today as the result of injuries received in the game against Brown in 1911. His back was wrenched and he received other injuries later which forced him to leave college. His death had been expected for some time. He won the McCook trophy for best all-round Trinity athlete three consecutive years.
The Boston Globe 2 March 1913
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SHORT LOCALS
Mr. John Ahern of Akron visited over Sunday with his parents in South Vernon.
The Democratic Banner 25 March 1913
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MISCELLANEOUS NEWS
L. Roy Kimes, left last night for Martinsburg, to attend the Goodhand Ahern nuptials in that city today.
-Cumb Press 24th.
Keyser Tribune 28 March 1913
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PORT ARTHUR
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Leidold, accompanied by Miss Nellie Ahern, left Thursday for San Antonio.
Galveston Daily News 30 March 1913
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BOOSTED IN RANK
Announcement Made Today of Promotions in Oakland Force.
   Appointment was announced today of James Walters and Bert L. Curtiss, sergeants of police to the rank of police lieutenants, by Commissioner of Public Health and Safety F. C. Turner. Curtiss was appointed on the basis of his civil service standing and the fact that he had held this rank by temporary appointment as secretary to former Chief Adelbert Wilson. Walters was high man on the civil service with the exception of Sergeant Frank Ahern, who has only a few years of service to his credit. Personal assurance was given by Commissioner Turner to Sergeant Fred Schroder, who was entitled to promotion, that within a year he would also be raised in rank. It is understood that the rank of lieutnant will be conferred upon Ahern. Chief Peterson would have concurred in the appointment of Schroder or Ahern, as well as in that of Curtis and Walters.
   If the men to be advanced to the rank of sergeant, all except one were acting sergeants. The men appointed were Charles Hemphill, A. G. Bock, Joseph Havens and John Sherry.
   Of the eight men in the eligible list for corporal six were appointed, as follows: J. H. Dutton, J. T. Fahey, J. H. Nederman, E. W. Brock, A, W, Poulter and Edward Conroy. Patrolmen Charles Hunley and R. O. Bergson are left on the list.
   Turner intimated today that with the completion toward the latter part of the year of the new substation in the Vernon Heights district, both Schroder and Ahern would be promoted to lieutenancies. Schoder has been in the department for more than 20 years. Ahern has been advanced rapidly since he went on the force and is the highest man on the eligible list.
Oakland Tribune 1 April 1913
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Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND
The following marriage licenses were issued Monday, March 31, 1913: MORAN—AHEARN—Edward J. Moran, 21, Los Angeles, and Helen Ahearn, 19, Oakland.
San Francisco Call 1 April 1913
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Tony Garcowitch, 2503 Princeton av., seriously injured with hammer by John O'Hearn, 4122 N. Sacramento av. Accidental.
The Chicago Day Book 4 April 1913
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REMINISCENCES OF AN OLD GOLD DIGGER.
By Frank Shellard.
In the early part of the fifties there was a great-rush to the "Ovens" gold-field, Victoria. Beechworth is the principal town in the "Ovens" district, and it is on the old Sydney-road from Melbourne, and near, the Murray River, Spring Creek runs through Beechworth and empties itself into Reid's Creek, which discharges itself over some falls into the Woolshed Creek.
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The diggings were always a good market for the sale of horses and cattle, and horse thieves and cattle duffers were doing well. A number of them had their haunts in the Snowy Mountains, where they were not disturbed by prospectors. Some of them got too bold at last, and got caught. One, who had a station above Boulders on the Mitta Mitta River, always went by the name of Mitta Mitta Jack. He was caught selling horses that were owned in Beechworth. He was there tried and got ten years' penal servitude, with all his property confiscated. His friends, however, drove nearly all his stock away to the ranges until the storm blew away.
The Queenslander 5 April 1913
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Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND
The following marriage licenses were issued Tuesday, April 8, 1913:
MULHERN—AHERN—John P. Mulhern, 33, and Annie E. Ahern, 23, both of Oakland.
San Francisco Call 9 April 1913
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K. OF C. SEARCHES FOR MISSING MAN
   Boston, April 10.—Members of the Knights of Columbus in six States have been asked to join in the hunt for Frederick E. Ahern, the young Cohasset business man who disappeared at Dover, N. H., last Sunday afternoon as completely as if the ground had opened and swallowed him.
   Ahern is 26. He has never tasted liquor of tobacco, He was the sole owner of the retail coal business operated at Cohasset under the name of Lincoln Brothers. He was also the local agent of the Adams Express company.
   He had been married less than a year and a half to a Cohasset girl whom he had known since childhood. Happy at home, apparently prosperous in business, Fred Ahern had no reason, his friends can think of, for dropping out of sight.
   Ahern went to Dover [N.H.] Sunday to attend a Knights of Columbus degree working. He made the journey by automobile. The motor party numbered eight young men. Fred Ahern came out of the hall at Dover, exchanged a word or two with his brother Austin, who sat in the automobile, and—disappeared.
   City Marshall Adams of Dover, all his men, the Strafford county officials, everybody in authority, have scoured the city and country in vain. Ahern is described as follows: Age, 26; height, 5 feet 4 inches; weight, 135 pounds; eyes, dark blue, set well back and topped by heavy black eyebrows; hat, black derby; overcoat, black, with satin facing; suit, a dark gray; shoes, tan.
The Syracuse Herald 10 April 1913
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PRESENT FOR BILLY
Representative Ahern Gets Picture of President Franklin Pierce.
Hon. Frank M. Woodbury of Pelham, who was 61 years old today and Major James D. Crowley of Nashua, formerly of Concord, Thursday a.m., presented to Hon, William J. Ahern, of Ward [?], a remarkable fine print of President Franklin Pierce, which is known to be just 61 years of age. The portrait of Pierce is full lenght and was recntly discovered behind another picture. It is a splendid likeness of Pierce as Concord knew him, and was made in statesman style with the name :Frank Pierce" behind the picture. Mr. Ahern has his gift in his office at the state house and he will preserve a note which accompanied the portrait. The letter said: To "Billy" Ahern, compliments of Frank M,. Woodbury of Pelham, who furnished the lithograph made about 61 years ago, and James B. Crowley of Nashua, who had the picture cleaned and framed as a slight appreciation of their esteem and friendship for you, for your fidelity and devotion to the Hon. Henry F. Hollis in his recent successful campaign for the U. S. senatorship from our beloved state.
Portsmouth Herald 11 April 1913
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STILL HUNTING FOR FRED AHERN
   Dover, N. H., April 13.—Owing to the rain, very little was done Saturday in searching for Fred E. Ahern, the missing Cohasset coal dealer.
   The work was practically suspended until evening, when Harry M. Ahern, a brother, Mr. McKenzie of Cohasset, and several members of Dover Council, K. of C., went to the outskirts of Somersworth to lie in wait for a man reported Saturday to have slept last night in the barn of Lorenzo D. Otis, superintendent of Forest Glade Cemetery, on the Rochester road, a mile and a half from the city.
   It is generally accepted theory that a man is hiding in the woods of the Blackwater District, and that he is probably Fred Ahern.
   It was learned Saturday night that a young man acting strangely visited the sawmill of David Tufts on the edge of Rochester Thursday. Mr. Tufts noted that his visitor wore a garb which seemed to correspond with that of Ahern, and that he had a heavy, dark beard. He refused to talk with any of the mill employes.
   Saturday evening Warren F. Snow and another brother of Ahern arrived from Cohassaet and proceeded to Rochester in an automobile to look up the Rochester clew. At Rochester Mr. Snow has a brother with whom he planned, it is understood, to make arrangements for organizing a search party tomorrow.
   Saturday Austin L. Ahern, the brother who drove a party of Knights of Columbus of Cohasset, including his brother Fred, here Sunday in a touring car, motored here with a large party of knights to aid in tomorrow's search.
Portsmouth Herald 14 April 1913
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Marriage Licenses
OAKLAND
The following marriage licenses were issued Tuesday, April 15, 1913:
LAWLOR—AHERN—Gerald M. Lawlor, 30, and Katherine T. Ahern, 29, both of Oakland.
San Francisco Call 16 April 1913
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Mr. John Ahearne, Chief of Police at Sacramento, California, son of ex-Head Constable Ahearne, is at present on a holiday in Waterford. Mr. Ahearne, on arriving in the States some years ago, joined the police force, and by sheer dint of energy and attention to duty he mounted the ladder of promotion, step by step, until he reached the highest position in the force.
The Irish Times 26 April 1913
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O'Hearn Fined for Intimidation
Maurice O'Hearn, aged 32, of 34 Courtland st., Everett, was fined $100 in Charlestown Court yesterday for intimidation of Patrick A. Powers, an employe of the Cochrane Chemical Works, Everett. O'Hearn went from the works on strike recently. He pleaded guilty. He was committed to the House of Correction.
The Boston Globe 29 April 1913
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BUSINESS TROUBLES.
HENRY E. AHERN of 29 Broadway has filed a petition, with liabilities of $82,203, and assets of $1,760. Among the creditors are Mrs. Kate Ahern, $9,000; Mrs. Pauline Ahern, $5,861; A. A. Ahern, $850; Mercantile Finance Company, $605; Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Greenwich, $520, and Plaza Hotel, $59.
New York Times 6 May 1913
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ARMY ORDERS
First Lieut. LEO J. AHERN, ordnance department, will repair to this city for consultation with the chief of ordnance.
The Washington Post 25 May 1913
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MET WITH BAD ROADS
Fond du Lac Auto Party on Trip to Rock County
Runs into Three Severe Storms.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Ahern, Miss Dorothy Ahern and David Ahern, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Glesse and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harlin made an automobile trip Sunday to Edgerton, Wis., where they were guests of Rev. J. E. Harlin. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Glesse continued on to Lake Delavan Monday to attend the state druggists convention, while the remaining members of the party returned home today. On the trip to and from Edgerton, which is in Rock county, thirty miles from Madison, almost impassable roads were encountered for the greater part of the way. Three rain storms which occurred Saturday night, Sunday night and Monday evening and which were near-cloudbursts added to the difficulty in negotiating the roads.
The Daily Commonwealth 17 June 1913
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IRISH ATHLETES WIN FIRST HONORS
CHICAGO, July 5.—The Irish-American Athletic club of New York, won a hard-fought victory in the National Senior A. A. meeting at Grant Park to-day. The Irishmen scored 44 points. . . . Dan Ahern, I. A. C., holder of the world's record in the hop, step and jump, set a new senior A. A. U. record by covering 50 feet. The old record made by E. P. Bloes was 48 feet six inches, and had stood for twenty years. . . . 
The Journal Gazette 6 July 1913
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Items, General and Personal, Of Interest to G. P. O. Workers
John O'Hern, of the night proof force, accompanied by his wife and daughter Olive, will sail from New York on the steamer Adriatic, July 17, for a visit of a couple of weeks to Mr. O'Hern's birthplace in County Cork, Ireland, which he has not seen since leaving there when a boy of thirteen. They will then visit the principal cities of Ireland and England.
The Washington Herald 13 July 1913
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LYONS CELLAR ROBBED OF CONTENTS
Lyons, July 13—Saturday night unknown parties entered Charles Ahern's cellar in Geneva street and took several dozen eggs, two to three crocks of butter and nearly all the canned fruit stored therein. The lock on an outside cellar door was broken and entrance gained. There is no clue to the guilty parties.
Democrat & Chronicle 14 July 1913
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WINS HONORS IN GOLF TOURNAMENT
David Ahern Leads Tuscumbia Club Players
GETS A FINE LOVING CUP
Fond du Lac Boy First in Green Lake Tournament Saturday—
Outdistances All Entrants.
David Ahern, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Ahern, of this city, carried off the honors in the annual toruney of the Tuscumbia Golf Club at Green Lake Saturday. Mr. Ahern won the Schuhmann gold and silver loving cup which is the best trophy of the season's play at the lake. On Friday, Aug. 15, the qualifying round was [sic] had eight of the club proving their right of entry in a match play. Other Fond du Lac players to qualify were S. D. Wyatt and Ralph Wyatt. Mr. Ahern went into the semi-finals Saturday morning, playing eighteen holes. He own again and in the afteroon, walked off with the trophy. Holding the trophy three years in succession wins for the fortunate player a solid gold medal.
The Daily Commonwealth 18 August 1913
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Morris Ahern's Death Due To Natural Causes
An autopsy performed last evening by Drs. P. H,. McCarthy and I. D. Freund determined that the death of Morris Ahern, aged 35, a waiter at the Thornton Hotel, yesterday morning, was due to natural causes. Ahern died in a room at the Forbis block, 47 East Broadway. Ahern left his room at the Dorothy block Saturday night to call on a lady friend at the Forbis block. He was taken sick and a physician was summoned. He was urged to go to the hospital. Sunday morning his condition became critical but attempts to have Ahern submit to an operation failed. Physicians summoned yesterday morning found Ahern dying. Officers inquired into his death and the coroner was called. The autopsy report will show that Ahern died from bowel trouble. Ahern was a member of the hotel and restaurant employes' union, Relatives survive in Massachusetts.
Anaconda Standard 19 August 1913
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BUTTE
The death of Maurice Ahern in a room at 27 East Broadway last Monday morning was due to natural causes, a coroner's jury decided yesterday. Physicians testified that their autopsy showed Ahern was suffering from bowel trouble. Ahern's afairs have been placed in the hands of an attorney by his relatives.
Anaconda Standard 24 August 1913
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Barber Beats Boxer.
PHlLADELPHIA. August 24.—William O'Hearn, aged thirty-five, a former professional boxer, and Salvatore Vivitto, a barber, quarreled. Result, fourteen stitches in O'Hearn's face. A crowd almost took the barber from policemen before they could got him to jail.
The Washington Times 24 August 1913
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Miss Bess Ahern of Independence Ia., is spending a week with Miss Evelyn Hanson.
Albert Lea Evening Tribune 27 August 1913
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SHORT LOCALS
   —Miss Cecilia Ahern returned to her home in Akron Tuesday evening after a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. Leo Allerding of North Jefferson street.
   —Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ahern returned Saturday after spending a few days at Cedar Point.
The Democratic Banner 29 August 1913
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Martin Ahern, of Bath Beach, was the guest of John Daly last evening.
The New Brunswick Times 30 August 1913
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MAGISTRATE'S COURT
At the Mount Cook Police Station, before Mr. R. B. Hanlon, J.P., the following cases for drunkenness were dealt with :— Philip O'Hearn was twice arrested on the same day. On the first charge he was convicted and discharged, and on the second he was fined 10s, with the alternative of forty-eight hours' imprisonment. Alexander M'Donald was fined £2, with the option of fourteen days' imprisonment.
Wellington Evening Post 1 September 1913
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RISKS LIFE TO SAVE SWIMMER
Ex-Alderman Ahern of Cambridge Hero.
Brings Drowning Man Through Surf at Hampton Beach.
Rescued Lowell Minister Two Weeks Ago.
HAMPTON BEACH, N. H., Sept. 1—Ex-Alderman John J. Ahern of Cambridge made a daring rescue in high surf shortly after 11 o'clock this morning, when he saved from drowning an unknown man from Exeter, N. H. The man, although apparently a good swimmer, went out beyond the breakers and upon turning to come in found his strength exhausted. Mr. Ahern dashed into the water, swam through the breaker and seized the drowning man. Only by exerting every particle of his strength was he able to bring the man into shallow water, where the latter was assisted to the shore by Albert Harkins of Charlestown and Mr. Casey.

By this time Mr. Ahern was in almost as bad [s]hape as the man he had rescued. The latter was taken away in an automobile by friends who refused to disclose his identity. A large crowd witnessed the rescue, cheering Mr. Ahern for his work. Two weeks ago Saturday Mr. Ahern saved the life of Rev. Mr. McLean of Lowell, and on the same day brought in the body of George Bates, an actor, who had drowned beyond the breakers.

The Boston Globe 2 September 1913
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Royal Irish Constabulary
Constable E. Aherne, Detective Staff, has been promoted to the rank of Acting-Sergeant, and upon being sworn in in his new office in the Police Court during last week was the subject of many congratulations from Bench and Bar.
The Irish Times 6 September 1913
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Items, General and Personal, Of Interest to G. P. O. Workers
John J. O'Hern, of the proof section, who, with his wife, has been touring on the Continent embracing a grand trip to old Ireland, sailed for the United States on the Baltic.
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John O'Hern has returned from his trip to the land of his birth, the little Green Island across the sea, highly gratified with the pleasure and experience.
The Washington Herald 7 September 1913
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COURT MARTIAL TO TRY WEST
Commander of Revenue Cutter Pamlico Accused of Violating Rules.
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 9.—Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo today ordered a court-martial to convene in Baltimore September 23 to try Capt. H. B. West, commanding the revenue cutter Pamlico, on charges of neglect of duty, violation of regulations, and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. The court will be composed of Capt. D. P. Foley, president, and Capt. H. Emery and Capt. J. H. Chalker. Second Lieut. J. L. Ahern will prosecute. Second Lieut. William Williams has been detailed as recorder.
The Washington Post 10 September 1913
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Marksbury.
Mr. and Mrs. Hickey and children of Maysville have been visiting her mother Mrs. O'Hearn.
Miss Minnie McBride and brother of Richmond spent the week end with Miss Margaret O'Hearn.
The Central Record 12 September 1913
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BRIEFS
Miss Julia Ahern of Washington, D. C., is visiting her sister, Mrs. William Worrell, of Beacon Falls.
Naugatuck Daily News 13 September 1913
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CLUB HOLDS MEETING
The San Francisco Musical club will hold a meeting at the St. Francis hotel Thursday morning, September 18, at Which Mrs. W. M. Cannon will be the club hostess. An interesting program is promised by the following participants: Mrs. Charles S. Ayers. Miss Lucy Van de Mark, Miss Cecil Rauhut, Miss Katherine O'Hearn and Miss Ingeborg Peterson. A meeting of the admission committee is called for Thursday morning, September 25, at 376 Sutter street. That the musical affairs of the club are flourishing is evidenced by the fact that the recently organized ensemble class for strings, under H. Martonne, is prospering in numbers and efficiency.
San Francisco Call 13 September 1913
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LOCAL TEAM LOST EXCITING GAME
Bill Cleary's Hamilton Parks of Waterbury won the first of a series of games with the Naugatuck team yesterday afternoon on Firemen's field, the score being 2 to 0. It was one of the most interesting games of the season. . . . Walter Ahern of the Waterbury team of the Eastern association, caught for the Hamilton Parks. . . . 
Naugatuck Daily News 15 September 1913
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HE'LL SURELY RISE.
   An old woman remarked to a neighbour "My son will have a great chance of rising now."
   "What's he at?" said the neighbour.
   "Going up a ladder with bricks," was the answer.
   Vincent Ahearne, Bachelor's Walk, Shillelagh, Wicklow.
The Irish Times 20 September 1913
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Married
The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Josephine Ahern to Mr. James Hayens Stynes took place at the bride's residence on Warren street on the evening of Sept. 24. The bride wore white charmeuse, with pearl trimming and duchess lace, and carried a bouquet of bride roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Cecilia Ahern, her sister, and she was in yellow crepe-de-chine, trimmed with shadow lace, and carried a bouquet of Killarney roses. The flower girl was a niece of the bride, Mary Agnes Ahern. She wore a white silk dress, trimmed with yellow and carried a basket of white chrysanthemums. The wedding presents were numerous and beautiful. The wedded couple left for their honeymoon in New York, and after their return they will reside on Cleveland street, and be at home after Nov. 1st.
Arlington Advocate 27 September 1913
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SHOT DURING A QUARREL.
HOBART, Sept. 29   
During an altercation outside an hotel on Saturday night T. Howard produced a revolver, and Henry Ahern fell shot in the chest. The wound is serious. It is not known whether the revolver exploded accidentally or not. Howard was arrested.
Poverty Bay Herald 29 September 1913
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GIRL SCREAMS, ROBBER ESCAPES
Young Man and Sweetheart Tell Story of Attempted Hold Up.
   Six automobiles lined up on the Lake shore boulevard directed their headlights upon a clump of shrubbery late last night to keep a mysterious robber, armed and masked, from escaping after he had been rounded up on the shores of Lake Merritt. While the autos stood guard word was sent to the central police station.
   Lieutenant Frank Ahern rushed to the scene with Chauffeur Eddie Hughes and the police auto headlight was flashed on the shrubbery. Then the search began. But the man had disappeared.
   L. G. Jackson came sheepishly from among the automobiles, accompanied by a young woman, whose name he refused to disclose.
   "I was sitting on the south side of the Eighteenth street boat landing," said Jackson "When this fellow came around the corner and shoved a nickle-plated revolver under my nose. He was masked and asked for money. The young lady I was with screamed and we beat it. The man jumped into that bunch of bushes and we got all these automobiles to turn their headlights on the bush so the fellow couldn't get away. I guess he must have dropped into the lake and is swimming to the other side."
   The police and the auto drivers listed to the explanation but refused to search the lake for the missing highwayman.
Oakland Tribune 3 October 1913
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CRIME WAVE "HAS CAME"
John O'Hearne, 5804 S. May st., was held up by a negro and a white man at 22d street and Princeton avenue. They got $13.85.
The Chicago Day Book 3 October 1913
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BRIEFS
Attorney William J. Neary, John Breen, Jr., James Grant, T. W. Ahern and Francis Ahern are among the Naugatuck people who are attending the New York-Philadelphia baseball game at the Poli [sic] grounds in New York city this afternoon.
Naugatuck Daily News 7 October 1913
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ALBANY, Oct. 8.—Among the companies Incorporated to-day were the following: Beach Bathing Suit Company, Incorporated, of Manhattan, bathing and gymnasium suits: $25,000; Cornelius J. O'Hern, J. Henry O'Hern, and Daniel J. O'Hern, all of 29 West Thirty-second street, New York.
New York Times 9 October 1913
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Departures from Kingstown [Dun Laoghaire] per Royal Mail Steamers, 8th October :— . . . Mrs. W. Lloyd Ahern, Master W. D. Lloyd Ahern, . . . 
The Irish Times 10 October 1913
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QUARTER SESSIONS.
HEARING OF APPEAL.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)
ORDER QUASHED.
William Edward Ahearn appealed against an order made by Mr. Wilkinson, relieving S.M., on August 25, whereby he had to pay £1 per week towards the support of his wife, Mary Ahearn, and after the hearing the order was quashed, because, as his Honor said, the appellant made a bona-fide attempt to offer the respondent a home, which she would not accept. No order was made as to costs.
The Sydney Morning Herald 15 October 1913
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Winning Smile of Woman Lawyer
Fails To Impress Judge

Magistrate Smith Denies Miss Ogden's Motion
for Continuance and Sets Case for Trial
Miss Marguerite Ogden, daughter of Judge Frank B. Ogden of Oakland, who is now a practicing lawyer since her graduation from the University of California law department, appeared in her first criminal case this morning, when she defended Mary Ahearn and Grace Ulrich, accused of grand larceny before Police Judge Smith. Miss Ogden endeavored to have the case dismissed, but despite her winning smile, Judge Smith set the hearing for October 21 to allow for the serving of a subpoena [sic] on the complaining witness, Mrs. Blanche Atkins.

Miss Ogden protested against the woman being kept in jail so long without a trial, but Judge Smith explained that the complaining witness could not be located. The women are accused, with Charles Seidt, of having stolen a purse containing $70 from Mrs. Atkins while in a cafe at Ninth street and Broadway two weeks ago.

San Francisco Call 17 October 1913
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CAUGHT BY MONSTER TURTLE
It Seized Patrick O'Hearn by the Shoe and Was Captured
Patrick O'Hearn, who is building several houses on Mellen road, near Rosseter st, came across a monster turtle yesterday about 8 in the rear of one of the buildings. The turtle caught hold of his shoe and refused to let go. He called several of the workmen and the turtle was placed on the team and taken to the shop for exhibition.
The Boston Globe 19 October 1913
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James Ahern, of Metropolis, Ill., arrived in LeMars on Friday to visit his niece, Mrs. Harley Butler, and his nephew, Chas. Grimes. Mr. Ahern lived in LeMars for many years, leaving here about seven years ago. He will visit many friends in this vicinity for the next two weeks.
LeMars Sentinel 21 October 1913
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CHOPPING CONTEST.
A wood-chopping competition was held at Waerenga- a-hika to-day, there being a large attendance. The officials were: Judges, Messrs. H. Lougher and G. E. Jones ; starter, L. E. Pole ; handicapper and secretary, Mr H. Rigney. The events were well contested, axemen from all over the district being present. The earlier results were:
   Standing block : D. O'Rouke (8sec) 1, F. Wilson (20sec) 2. Time, 1min. 5sec.
   Chopping (underhand) : M. Williams (16secs) 1, J. R. O'Hearn (20secs) 2, D. ORouke (8secs) 3 ; time 53sec.
Poverty Bay Herald 1 November 1913
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SUPERIOR COURT
Thursday afternoon the jury selected to try the damage suit of F. Convery against the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. returned a verdict for the defendant. The case was begun before Judge Buck Wednesday morning. The poll of the jury showed that three of the jurymen were for a verdict for plaintiff and nine for the company. Those in favor of the plaintiff were Thomas Leavey, O.E. Alger and L. Werder, and those for the company A. Hammerson, John L. Caussen, Edward Greeley, W.W. Byrne, E.O. Rhodes, J.A. Genochio, P. O’Hearn.
Daly City Record 21 November 1913
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John Ahern, of Sioux City, was a LeMars business visitor yesterday. His brother, Jas. Ahern, of Liberty township, was with him. They were here on business connected with the estate of their late mother.
LeMars Sentinel 21 November 1913
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MISS AHEARN OF BROCKTON CHOSEN FOR DISTRICT NURSE
   A meeting of the Civics Committee of the Marlboro Woman's club was held on Friday at the home of the chairman, Mrs. W. A. Allen, with the president, Mrs. Carl Stevens, in attendance, to elect a district nurse. Miss Mary Ahern of Brockton was the unanimous choice of the committee. Miss Ahern is a graduate of the training school for nurses connected with St. Vincent's hospital of Worcester and comes with the best recommendations of the matron of that institution as well as Dr. Fallon of Worcester, under whom she has worked. She has recently been engaged as district nurse for the Brockton District Nurse Association.
   Miss Ahern will be on duty Dec. 1, until which time Miss Howe will be in charge.
   Miss Howe leaves the work of the Marlboro Woman's club to go to a larger field of labor in Springfield, and she bears with her the best wishes of the committee for success in her new position.
   It is hoped that the friends of district nursing in Marlboro will accord to the new nurse the same help and encouragement which ha[s] been given in the past and made this splendid work of the Marlboro Woman's club possible.
The Concord Enterprise 26 November 1913
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FIND AHEARN UNCONSCIOUS.
Revived, State Fire Marshal Complained of Pains in Body.
ALBANY, Nov. 25.—State Fire Marshall Thomas J. Ahearn was found unconscious on the floor of his office today, but revived before a physician arrived. He complains of pains in his left shoulder and chest. Recently he has suffered severely from rheumatism in the left shoulder. He was removed to a local hotel and left later for New York.
State Fire Marshall Thomas J. Ahearn arrived in this city yesterday and went to the home of his sisters, the Misses Ahearn, in Flushing. His brother, John F. Ahearn, who was questioned about his brother's condition last night at the John F. Ahearn Association, 299 East Broadway, said that he was with the State Fire Marshall about a week ago, and at the time his brother complained of feeling ill. His present illness, according to his brother, is probably due to the many strains to which he has been subjected in fire fighting and fire prevention. Fire Marshall Ahearn will take a vacation for a few weeks, remaining for the most of that time with his sisters.
New York Times 26 November 1913
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Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eichholger enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Eichholger's cousin, Mrs. John F. Ahern, of Atlanta, Ga., but until recently of Chicago. Mrs. Ahern spent last week here, leaving Saturday on her return to Atlanta.
New Smyrna Daily News 28 November 1913
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WEDDING CHIMES BALKED BY COURT
Bride-to-Be Repines in Jail, on Grand Larceny Charge, Asks Probation.
   There were no wedding bells for Mary Ahern today; instead she is repining in a cell at the county jail under an order of court that the matter of her request for probation on a charge of grand larceny be postponed until tomorrow. In the meantime Carrol Rankin, a bridge worker, is patiently waiting the decision of Judge Donahue. "This is my wedding day, your honor." protested the defendant when arraigned in court this morning. "I would like to have the matter settled now." [missing text] for the defendant, pleaded for probation, stating that "probation was punishment with a chance, while San Quentin was punishment without a chance. I would like to have these two young women treated as young men of their age would be treated." "You had better not ask that." replied Judge Donahue. "If they were young men you would not ask it; you probably would not think they deserved probabtion.
   With Mary Ahern as co-defendant was Grace Ulrich, 22 years of age. They were arrested in a cafe at Ninth street and Broadway, charged with robbing Mrs. Mary Atkins of her purse containing $70 after the woman had gotten under the influence of liquor. Grace Ulrich, who is a married woman, was placed on probation for a term of three years, with the understanding that she wil spend a portion of the near future in the county infirmary. "I think that it will be to the advantage of the defendant Ahern to postpone the case until tomorrow." said Judge Donahue, whereupon the defendant protested that she had intended to be married today. According to Miss McCall, probation officer, the ceremony will probably be permitted to take place at that time. Both of the young women have been in trouble before. Miss Ahern is 24 years of age.
Oakland Tribune 9 December 1913
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OAKLAND LICENSES
Carrol T. Rankin, 24, and Mae E. Ahern, 22, both of San Francisco.
San Francisco Call and Post 10 December 1913
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Calais, Me., Dec, 23.—Mrs. John Ahearn, a widow of Baileyville, and her 12-year-old son Daniel, while driving to this city today to do their Christmas shopping, were struck by a Maine Central passenger train on a crossing at Baring and killed. Mrs. Ahearn's skull was crushed and death followed immediately. The son lived a few minutes after being picked up.
No One Blamed for Accident.
That Mrs. Lou Ahearn, wife of the late John Ahearn, and her 12-year-old son, Daniel, met their death through an unavoidable accident at the railroad crossing at St. Croix junction between Baring and Woodland Monday, was the verdict returned by the coroner's jury, after an inquest held Monday night. No one is blamed by the jury for the tragic ending of two lives.
Daily Kennebec Journal 24 December 1913
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James O'Hearn, 5520 S. Throop st., dead. Shot Dec. 16 by Albert King, special policeman. Kluga [sic] held pending inquest.
The Chicago Day Book 24 December 1913
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CHOSEN TO LEAD EASTERN DIVISION
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O'Hearn (top) and Brickley.
John E. O'Hearn has been elected captain of the Cornell football eleven for next season. He is universally regarded as one of the best ends in the country. Charles E. Brickley will be captain of the Harvard eleven next year. During the past two seasons he has been the most prominent member of the Crimson team.
Bisbee Daily Review 28 December 1913
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Chinaman Held on Serious Charge.
Ching Fong, the Chinese laundryman who was arrested Tuesday afternoon by patrolman Wallace, was arraigned in Roxbury Court yesterday on a serious charge on complaint of Bessie Kirk of 93 Appleton st, South End. Special Justice Timothy J. Ahearn continued the case until Jan,. 5, with bonds of $1000.
The Boston Globe 1 January 1914
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POLICEMAN FINDS AFFINITY ON THE BEAT?
Rumor that "Big Dan" Ahern Has Eloped With Mrs. Mary E. Christie.
A letter received by the young woman's parents and other evidence of a more circumstantial nature have led the friends and relatives of Mrs. Mary Eva Christie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Engelhardt of No. 119 Ann street, to believe that she has eloped with Policeman Daniel B. Ahern, the well known giant of the police force, who has long had the reputation of being the tallest patrolman in Connecticut. According to Mrs. Engelhardt, the couple have met frequently since last summer while Ahern was on his beat, which takes in Ann street, and at other times. She has known that they were growing friendly and says that she has been expecting for some time that they would "elope."

Mrs. Christie left her home early Monday morning to go to her work at the office of the Hartford Bill Posting and Distributing Company, of which she is secretary and assistant treasurer, and when she failed to appear at the office her mother telephoned to the police station to learn whether Ahern was also missing. She was told that policeman had reported for duty but had obtained leave of absence for a few days and had left the police station without saying where he intended to go. An hour or so later Mrs. Engelhardt received the following letter as supposed, from her daughter:—

"Dear Mamma: Dan and I are going to be married today. I am arranging to have this letter delivered to you shortly after 10 o'clock. If it is not, it will be no fault of mine. I know that I leave Babe in safe hands when he is with you, and I will soon come back to him. I ask you to forgive me.
              "Eva."

Postmarks on the envelope of the letter showed that it had been mailed in the Hartford post office a few minutes after Mrs. Christie left her home to go to her office. The "Babe" referred to in the letter is 6-year-old Everett Thomas Christie, Mrs. Christie's son. The young woman's parents said last night that they had no doubt but that their daughter and the policeman had been married, though they had not heard from them since they received the letter and had no idea where they might have gone. They seemed indignant that their daughter had eloped. Mrs. Engelhardt said that she would refuse to admit Ahern to her home and that she would allow her daughter to come home only long enough to get her belongings and her child. Mrs. Christie is of age and does not need to get the consent of her parents to be married.

Mrs. Christie was married June 10, 1907, to P. H. Christie and was granted a divorce from him three years ago. Since then she has been living with her parents. Ahern has been married twice, both of his wives having died. He has been boarding at No. 12 Linden place.

The giant patrolman is one of the institutions of Hartford. He is six feet seven inches tall and his strength and weight have served him in many important arrests on the East Side, where he has done many years of duty. He is now a member of the day squad, covering a beat which includes Church, Trumbull, Ann and High streets and serving part of his time as a traffic officer at the corner of Main and Pratt streets.

Hartford Daily Courant 7 January 1914
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WASHINGTON ARMY ORDERS
Chief Mechanic William Ahern, Battery C, Fifth Field Artillery, Fort Bill, Ok., is transferred as private to the field artillery school of fire detachment.
Galveston Daily News 10 January 1914
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A BOAT FOUND.
YANKALILLA, January 15.—On Tuesday afternoon while on a fishing expedition near the Carracalinga Rocks two lads, Wallace Smith and Thomas Ahern, came upon a flat-bottom boat bottom uppermost on the rocks near the edge of the water. The boat was about 12 ft. in length, and bore the name Kreppel. It was painted in red-white-and-blue, and was only slightly damaged. The outside was covered with zinc. The lads informed Mounted- Constable R. J. White, who went out and viewed the little craft. Where the boat came from is a mystery.
The Adelaide Advertiser 16 January 1914
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INTERESTING LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Lawrence O'Hern jealous of man wife knew 36 years ago. Made life miserable for her. Put under peace bond.
The Chicago Day Book 28 January 1914
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MAN KILLED WHEN CAR JUMPED TRACKS
Trolley Car of Bay State St. Railway Dashed Down Hill and Left the Rails
NORTH ANDOVER, Feb. 7—William Ahearn of South Groveland was killed and three passengers were injured when a trolley car of the Bay State Street Railway was overturned here shortly before midnight. The car became unmanageble when the brakes refused to hold on account of the slippery rails and dashed down a steep incline. At the foot of the hill it jumped a switch and rolled over on its side. The car was demolished. The motorman and conductor escaped with slight injuries. Ahearn was 50 years old and was employed by the railway company as a pit man.
The Lowell Sun 7 February 1914
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POPE GREETS BALL PLAYERS
American Party, Seventy Strong, Is Granted Audience by Pontiff in the Vatican.
Rome, Feb. 12.$#151;Pope Pius X bestowed his blessing upon the members of the world touring Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants during their visit to the Vatican. The party was accompanied by Dr. John Edward Jones, American consul general at Genoa, who has attended President Charles A. Comiskey during his illness. The 70 members of the baseball party were introduced to his holiness by Mgr. Charles A. O'Hern, vice-rector of the American college in Rome. After Mgr. O'Hern had explained to his holiness the national interest taken in baseball in the United States the pope imparted to all the apostolic benediction. He also thanked them for their visit and made a short talk praising the practice of athletics as a means of strengthening the body and also urged the practice of religion to strengthen the soul.
Urbana Daily Courier 12 February 1914
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THREE WOMEN TAKEN DOWN LADDER, FOURTH JUMPS AT ARLINGTON FIRE
Six Families Driven Out of a Fiercely Burning Apartment Building on Broadway — Adjoining Property Saved.

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SIX-APARTMENT BUILDING HEAVILY DAMAGED IN ARLINGTON FIRE—INSERT, CHIEF OF POLICE T. O. D. URQUHART, ONE OF THE TENANT LOSERS.
   ARLINGTON, Feb. 12—The six-apartment block at 260 Broadway was heavily damaged by fire this afternoon and the fire was of such a nature that the firemen worked until well into the night before the flames were fully extinguished.
   Six tenants are left without homes and two at least are burned out entirely, while the other four suffered heavy water damage.
   There were several thrilling experiences during the early part of the fire. Three women were taken down ladders and one woman jumped from the piazza of the secind floor.
   The building is of the three-decker type and is owned by John S. Messerve of Arlington. The fire made rapid progress along the walls and in a very short time the building was a mass of flame and smoke.
   The firemen saved a two-family house owned by Herbert M. Chase almost adjoining at the corner of Broadway and Palmer st, while on the other side, separated by a narrow areaway, another six-apartment building similar in style to the burned one was not damaged.
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Women Taken Down Ladders.
   When the firemen had arrived the fire had eaten up through the walls from the cellar to the roof and volumes of smoke made it almost impossible for them to enter the building.
   On the upper floor Mrs. Amos H. Dwinnell and her maid, Miss Florence Ambler, appeared at a smoke-filled window. A ladder was raised to the window, and while this was being done, the women, warned against jumping, calmly assured the firemen that they had no such intention.
   Dennis Ahern, formerly a member of the department, was the first up the ladder, and he hefted Mrs. Dwinnell out of the window and helped her down. Miss Ambler followed unassisted.
   While this was going on Mrs. May S. Huntoon, who is an invalid, and who lived on the second floor, appeared at her window. She had made an effort to escape by the stairs, but had found the hallway filled with smoke. John Barry of Hose 1 ran up a ladder and assisted Miss Huntoon to safety.
   On the second floor also lived Mr and Mrs. Thomas J. Kiernan. Mrs. Kiernan was unable to get down the stairs and she ran to the piazza of the second floor and leaped over the railing. She landed on her feet and one ankle was sprained and she received a severe shaking up. Mrs. Dwinnell in an effort to save some valuables was burned about the head, but not severely.
The Boston Globe 13 February 1914
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Commissioner O'Hearn Qualifies
Patrick O'Hearn, the newly appointed building commissioner, qualified today and assumed his duties which have been under the direction of John M. Minton, the election commissioner, since Arthur C. Everett was dismissed.
Christian Science Monitor 26 February 1914
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FUNK RETELLS STORY OF
PLOT TO DEFAME HIM.
Writs of Attachment Issued for
Isaac Stiefel and Daniel Ahern,
Who Failed to Appear as Witnesses.
Clarence S. Funk took the witness stand in Judge McDonald's court yesterday in the perjury trial of Allen Heppner. He told of an alleged plot to defame him as a result of testimony he gave at the senate investigation of the election of William Lorimer as senator. His testimony was a reiteration of that which he gave at the time the conspiracy trial was heard.

Issuance of writs of attachment for the arrest of Isaac Stiefel and Daniel Ahern, owners of the Continental Secret Service, because of their failure to appear as witnesses for the prosecution, marked the closing chapter of the trial. The state closed its case shortly after 5 o'clock. At this point the introduction of testimony in behalf of the defendant was begun.

Chicago Tribune 28 February 1914
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JUSTICE
Michael Ahern, messenger, has returned to the office after an absence of several weeks, due to illness.
The Washington Post 8 March 1914
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ONE JOBLESS; OTHER IN CELL; BOTH TRY TO DIE
Doorman Finds Prisoner Hanging to Bars in First Precinct Police Station.
DRINKS POISON IN STREET
Two men, only twenty-three years old, tried to kill themselves in Washington last night one because he could not find work, the other because he had been arrested on a charge of drunkenness. Thomas Ahearn, of 1302 S street northwest, a prisoner in the First precinct police station, tried to commit suicide in his cell by hanging himself from the bars by means of his necktie. Doorman Martin Brown heard groans and found Ahearn hanging with his feet barely touching the floor. He was almost unconscious. Brown cut the man down and called an ambulance from Emergency Hospital, but it was not found necessary to remove Ahearn from the station house. Ahearn was arrested early in the evening on a charge of intoxication. . . . 
The Washington Herald 13 March 1914
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Sheriff David Ahern Dies in Collapse
Excitement of Sacramento Situation Causes Second Attack.
Sacramento, March 25.—Succumbing to an attack of heart failure superinduced by nervous strain and overwork in connection with recent unemployment troubles, Sheriff David Ahern of Sacramento county dropped dead in his home here last night. Ahern had just finished a hearty dinner with his family and apparently in the best of health entered his bed chamber to get his revolver preparatory to returning to his office. His wife and daughter hear the crash of his falling body and found him lying on the floor beside his bed, fully dressed. His death was instantaneous.
Bakersfield Californian 25 March 1914
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Local and Personal Brevities
Mrs. Harry Tice and daughter of Cloverdale, Cal., arrived here this Tuesday and will visit Fannie Ahern and other relatives in Sycamore for several weeks.
Sycamore True Republican 8 April 1914
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CHAMPAIGN
Miss Margaret Ahern has returned from a visit with Miss Emma Chapman at Mahomet.
Urbana Daily Courier 10 April 1914
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MILITARY TRAINEE KILLED.
A FALL OF 12 FEET.
Melbourne, April 13.   
Michael Joseph Ahern (18), a military trainee of Brighton, died in the Geelong Hospital to-day from injuries sustained through a fall at Queenscliff forts on Friday. He fell head foremost from an archway 12 ft. high on to the macadamised road, sustaining fracture of the skull. James Ahern (30), a brother, arrived in Geelong by the steamer Coogee yesterday. At the Moorabool- street pier he took a wrong turn and fell over the ramp, his head striking the roadway. He was taken to the hospital and admitted for observation, but this morning was able to leave.
The South Australian Advertiser 14 April 1914
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INJURIES CAUSE DEATH
GEELONG, Monday—The young trainee Joseph Michael [sic] Ahern, of Brighton, who sustained a fracture of the skull and laceration of the brain by falling down a gun-pit when in camp at the Queenscliff forts on Friday night, succumbed to his injuries in the Geelong Hospital today. The facts were brought under the notice of Mr. W. R. Anderson, J. P., deputy coroner, by the police and an inquiry has been ordered for Tuesday.
The Argus 14 April 1914
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A FATAL FALL.
VICTORIAN TRAINEE KILLED.
MELBOURNE, April 13.   
Michael Joseph Ahern, aged l8, military trainee, died in the Geelong Hospital to-day from injuries sustained through a fall at the Queenscliff forts. On Friday he fell head foremost from an archway, 12ft. high, on to the road.
The Hobart Mercury 14 April 1914
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Items, General and Personal, Of Interest to G. P. O. Workers
John O'Hern, of the night proof force, had a most pleasant visit recently from his brother, Michael O'Hern, who is a linotype operator on one of the Pittsburg dailies.
The Washington Herald 19 April 1914
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
John Joseph Ahern and Evelyn Marie Haite.
San Antonio Daily Light 21 April 1914
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TREASURY
 . . . Second Lieut. J. L. Ahern, granted 30 days' leave, beginning May 5. . . . 
The Washington Post 10 May 1914
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Contesting Ahern's Will
James A. Ahern, son of the late Con A. Ahern, Virginia City pioneer and widely-known politician, is contesting the admission to probate of the will of his father in the district court at Virginia City.
Reno Evening Gazette 16 May 1914
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PERSONALS
Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn of Briston, Pa., have moved into 341 Seaman street, formerly occupied by James Donahue.
The New Brunswick Times 25 May 1914
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Ball Given for Delegates
A ball was given in honor of the delegations attending the library convention at the Willard [hotel] last night. Prof. W. J. Spillman of the Department of Agriculture, spoke yesterday on "The County Agent and His Relation to Rural Library Work" at the joint session of the league of library commissions and agricultural librarians section. Other papers were by Charles H. Williams, University of Missouri, Frances Hobart, Vergennes, Vt. and Mary E. Ahern, Chicago.
The Washington Post 29 May 1914
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The announcement that Major George P. Ahern contemplates retiring from his work as director of the bureau of forestry, comes as a distinct shock to the community. For over fifteen years the genial major has labored incessantly to spread information throughout the world concerning the wonderful woods of the islands and the thousands of square miles of hard wood forests that offered unequalled opportunities for profitable investment. The greatly increased exports of Philippine lumber are largely due to the work of Major Ahern, who has always urged the use of our woods and other forest products for a number of expositions, has experimented as to the proper methods of using them, and classified them for commercial use. The present highly efficient forestry bureau is due almost entirely to the untiring service that Major Ahern has given to it, and he has trained a large corps of foresters who are now assigned to the various districts throughout the islands. We regret that the failing health of the major compels him to leave the country and the service in which he has rendered such valuable assistance.
The Bulletin [Manila] May 1914
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TWO MORE FINED ON BOOTLEGGING CHARGE
Two more of the five persons held on bootlegging charges as a result of detective work here the last few days by Andy Earnst and three assistants pleaded guilty to the charges Wednesday in Mayor Robb's court and each was fined $200 and costs, while the remaining two of the quintet arrested were released, not enough evidence being obtained against them to warrent prosecution.

P. J. O'Connell and Mrs. Elizabeth Holoran were the two who entered pleas of guilty and drew the fines of $200, while Dennis Ahern and James Hennessy, who had been held in the city prison, were given their freedom. O'Connell entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday and his trial had been set for Wednesday morning. When he appeared, however, he changed his plea and paid the fine.

Lima Daily News 13 May 1914
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Major Ahern to Resign Soon
Popular Official To Devote Himself To Work Of Civic Association
EYES CAUSING TROUBLE
Will Locate In Washington And Work For Advancement Of Islands
Major Ahern, director of the bureau of forestry, has announced his intention to resign from the service before the end of the present year. In a statement made to the press yesterday the major said in part: "It is true that I have decided to leave the service before the end of the year. I have found the duties of my position growing arduous for one of my age, and in addition to this I have been threatened with a cataract, and on this account the doctors tell me that it is dangerous for me to remain in a tropical climate longer. "I expect to be located in Washington, and there I shall do everything in my power for the Philippines. My principal work will be in connecton with the Philippine Civic Association, which, as you know, has for its purpose the suggestion of new and necessary legislation to the commission and the assembly. "A legislative department is necessary in any country, but much more so for a young one like the Philippines," concluded the major, "the Civic Association is working for the establishment of such a department here, and there is in my mind no doubt but that the results obtained would be highly beneficial to the country." Major Ahern has been director of the bureau of forestry since June 26, 1899, and at the time of his intended departure will have completed fifteen and one-half years service in that capacity. A multitude of friends in this city will hope that the major's health will improve sufficiently to allow him to reconsider the matter.
The Manila Times 14 May 1914
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Major George P. Ahern
Of all the bureau chiefs in the service of the Philippine Government, it was the oldest in point of service who the other day announced his impending retirement from his post. Major George P. Ahern was the military officer who, under the rule of the Army here, was placed at the head of forestry affairs, and when the day of civil government came, he was continued in office as director of the reorganized Forestry Bureau then brought into existence. He has had uninterrupted charge of some 54,000 square miles of forest land, with the high and responsible duty of investigating, protecting and developing the resources they contain. This fact, and the genuine and splendid enthusiasm which he has brought to the discharge of his duties, have linked his name so intimately with all that affects the forests of the Philippines, that the severance of immediate connection which is shortly to take place will be hard to realise.

Major Ahern has the faith of the enthusiast in the future of Philippine lumber in the markets of the world, and it is a faith that is based on unequalled knowledge of the wooded wealth of the Islands. It is in the nature of things that he should know, better than any man, the boundless riches that await development, and that he should have been, at all times, and in all legitimate ways, anxious to speed the coming of the day when the forest products of the Philippines shall take their proper place in the economic scheme of things. In his years of service he has seen the growth of the industry to a point at which it seems reasonably well assured that future advances will be made along modern lines: He has seen -- and has encouraged -- the entry into the philippine field of large operators, and he has been the fount and origin of a system under which the expoitation of the forests is carried on with due regard to conservation.

In a position of signal importance, therefore, Major Ahern has deserved well of the government he has seved with such devotion and singleness of aim. Moreover, he has deserved well of his fellow men in the community. He counts his friends by the hundred in all parts of the Islands, and their regret at his departure will be keen. They will wish for him, however, many years of congenial and fruitful activity in the homeland, and will realise that, while the Philippines lose his cheeful and inspiring presence, they will not lose his enthusiasm or his interest in the success of the great work to which his country has here set its hand.
The Manila Times 15 May 1914
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AHERN—TOLAND
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Bride was Formerly Resident of Woburn
In the rectory of St. Agnes' church, Arlington, Miss Margaret A. Toland of 109 Medford street, was married to Timothy C. Ahern, son of Mrs. Abbie Ahern of 18 Whittemore street, both of Arlington, by Rev. William J. Fennessey. Miss Bessie L. Toland was bridesmaid and Maurice P. Ahern was best man, Mary O'Neil of North Cambridge, niece of the bride, being flower girl. She is a former resident of this city and the groom is well known in K. of C. circles and is a past officer of Arlington Council.
Woburn Daily Times 5 June 1914
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First Sod for Champlain Statue.
Ottawa, June 4.—On the very spot, as accurately as the historians can calculate, where, three hundred and one years ago, Samuel de Champlain, the great explorer, colonizer and soldier, and the first Canadian, stood when he turned his rugged face toward the sun to regain the bearings he had lost on what is now known as Nepean Point, the first sod on the site on which his statue will stand was cut today. Mrs. Thomas Ahearn, president of the Ottawa Woman's Historical club of Ottawa, turned the first spadeful of earth in the presence of members and delegates to the convention of the Ontario Historical society. She was assisted by Clarence M. Warner, Napanee, the president of the Ontario society.
Manitoba Free Press 5 June 1914
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FAILURE TO NOTIFY OUTBREAK
At Kildorrery (Co. Cork) Sessions on Wednesday three farmers were prosecuted by the Department of Agriculture for having failed to notify cases of foot-and-mouth disease among their cattle. Thomas Quinlan, of Derryvillane, was fined £4 in respect of each of seven cows and two calves which were suffering from the disease, making £36 in all, and also ordered to pay £1 costs. John Quinlan, of Derryvillane, was prosecuted for a similar offence in respect of two cows and a calf at Derryvillane, and six cows at Carrigdoonane. The defendant was in the first case fined £10, with £1 costs ; in the second he was fined £5 for each animal, or £18 in all, with £1 costs. Finally, William Ahern, of Ballinamona, Glanworth, was fined 6s. in respect of one bullock. Mr., J. P. Carrigan, K.C., represented the Department of Agriculture.
The Irish Times 12 June 1914
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Mr. J. W. Ahern returned to his home in South Vernon Tuesday after a visit with relatives in Akron. He was accompanied home by his granddaughter, little Miss Cecelia Kelly, who will visit here.
The Democratic Banner 19 June 1914
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Complimentary references were made at Ballina Petty Sessions by Major Meldon, R.M., Messrs. P. J. Malone, G. L. Joynt, and James Ahearn, J.P.'s, to District Inspector Shier, who is retiring on pension, and regret was expressed at the departure of so courteous and fair-minded an officer. A suitable expression of regret was been placed on record by the magistrates presiding at Ballycastle Petty Sessions.
The Irish Times 11 July 1914
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SOCIAL NOTES OF LOCAL INTEREST
Mrs. Michael Ahearn, of Blackwells Mills, visited friends in this city yesterday.
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Mrs. Ahearn of Elizabeth, is spending her vacation with friends in this city.
The New Brunswick Times 14 July 1914
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THE POLICE AND VICE AFFAIR
Six couples arrested in raid at 320 S. Halsted st. Mrs. Mary O'Hern booked as keeper. Chief Gleason has written warning letters to all owners of property used for immoral purposes.
The Chicago Day Book 30 July 1914
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Miss Esther Ahern, former telephone operator here, and her mother are expected in Laramie within a few days. They arrived in Denver today. Miss Ahern is a sister of Mrs. James Kilgallen.
Laramie Daily Boomerang 31 July 1914
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Ahearn—Madden.
The marriage of Mr. James Ahearn (oldest son of Councillor P. Ahearn, Chairman of the Rosewood Shire Council) to Miss M. Madden (second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Madden) took place on August 5 at St. Bridget's Church, Rosewood. The Rev. Father Lane officiated, and the church was nicely decorated by the bride's young friends with ferns, foliage, arum lilies, and pot plants. A wedding bell was suspended over the sanctuary rails. The "Wedding March" was played by Miss Sloane, and Miss Farrell sang an "Ave Maria."

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome gown of Oriental satin, the bodice being trimmed with point lace and pearls, and the skirt draped and caught with a spray of orange blossoms. She also wore a wreath and veil (kindly lent by Mrs. James Madden, sister-in-law), and carried a shower bouquet and wore a gold bangle (gifts from the bridegroom). Misses D. Madden (chief) and K. Hughes (cousin of the bridegroom) acted as bridesmaids. The former wore a pretty voile frock, trimmed with point lace and beads, and a Tagel hat. Miss Hughes wore a voile frock trimmed with point lace, and a white felt hat. Each carried a bouquet, and wore gold bangles (gifts from the bridegroom). The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links. Mr. M. Madden (brother of the bride) acted as best man, and Mr. J. Hughes as groomsman. Mrs. P. Madden (mother of the bride) wore a black costume trimmed with glace silk, and a tope relieved with black and white tips. Mrs. P. Madden, jun., cream costume and beaver hat. Mrs. T. Madden (Gatton), apricot satin gown, trimmed with insertion and buttons, and a black beaver hat. Mrs. John Madden (Roma), pale blue satin gown trimmed with pearls, and a Tango hat. Miss L. Madden (sister of the bride), cream costume and black tulle hat.

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at St. Bridget's Hall, which was prettily decorated for the occasion. The four-tier wedding cake was the work of the bride's mother, and the floral ornament that surmounted the block was preserved from the cake used at the professing ceremony when her sister was admitted to a religious order. Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn subsequently motored to Ipswich, en route to Rockhampton, for the honeymoon. Mrs. Ahearn wore a navy blue coat and skirt, and black hat. The presents were numerous and handsome, and included several cheques A dance was held in the evening. The music was supplied by Misses O'Shea and Farrell (piano and violin), and the extras were played by Miss Carney. Mr. Brennan had charge of the dancing arrangements, and songs were contributed by Miss Heap and Mr. O'Donnell.

The Brisbane Courier 13 August 1914
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GOLDEN WEDDINGS
   WALTER : PATERSON.—On the 16th Aug., 1864, at St. Mary's, Stoke Newington, RICHARD, youngest son of ROBERT WALTER, of Reigate, to ELIZABETH, third daughter of the late D. PATERSON, of Bow. Present address, 65, Allingham-road, South Park, Reigate.
   AHERNE : PATERSON.—And at the same time and place, WILLIAM, elder son of the late W. AHERNE, of Tottenham, to EMMA, fourth daughter of the late D. PATERSON. Present address, Tower Holme, Pevensey Bay, Sussex.
The Times 17 August 1914
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ARMY ORDERS
First Lieut. LEO J. AHERN, ordnance department (second lieutenant, field artillery), will proceed to Tobyhanna, Pa., and report to commanding officer, First battalion, Third field artillery.
The Washington Post 26 August 1914
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BRIEFS
Edward J. Ahern of North Main street and Edward Lingenheld of Beacon Falls have returned from an automobile trip through New York and Massachusetts.
Naugatuck Daily News 29 August 1914
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CHAMPAIGN
Miss Alice Ahern is spending a week's vacation in Chicago and Benton Harbor, Mich.
Urbana Daily Courier 2 September 1914
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THE REPRESENTATIVES.
INDI.
(Incomplete)
(Electors on Roll, 35,248.)
*CORNELIUS JOSEPH AHERN, Wangaratta, solicitor (Liberal).
PARKER JOHN MOLONEY, Beechworth School teacher (Labour).
Totals: Ahern, 13,226; Moloney, 13,081
The Argus 7 September 1914
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PROVINCETOWN
Patrick Ahearn of Lynn was a recent guest of Judge Welsh and family.
Barnstable Patriot 21 September 1914
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TAILOR ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGE
Rutland, Sept. 28.—Thomas Ohearn, a tailor, 50 years old, was arrested in this city to-day by Officer P. H. Conin, on an Addison county warrant charging him with burglary. The man is wanted in Middlebury for breaking into the Calvi store there a year ago last February and stealing several mileage books, some money and a number of boxes of cigars. Deputy Sheriff Noble Sanford last week discovered that the man was in Port Henry, N. Y., and yesterday went to that place in an effort to apprehend him. While there he received word from the local authorities that Ohearn was a prisoner. Ohearn was arrested in a store on Center street by the acting chief of police. He at first denied his own identity, and said his name was McDermott. Confronted with proof, he finally admitted that he was Ohearn, it is said, and that he had committed the crime. The Addison county officials will send a man after him tomorrow.
Burlington Weekly Free Press 1 October 1914
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REV. J. F. O'HERN ENROUTE HOME
Is a Passenger on the Franconia,
Due to Arrive in New York on Sunday
   Rev. J. F. O'Hern, rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rochester, sailed yesterday from Queenstown, Ireland, on the steamship Franconia for New York. He is expected to arrive in New York next Sunday and will come at once to Rochester.
   Father O'Hern was a member of Bishop Hickey's party when the Bishop paid his canonical visit to Pope Pius X. The party was delayed on the trip by the breaking out of the war, and when marooned on Paris Father O'Hern was stricken with jaundice and was obliged to remain in a hospital while the rest of the party came home. Two weeks ago he had recovered sufficiently to take a ship for England, and after a rest there and in Ireland he started on the final stage of the journey home. He is reported to have a most completely recovered health.
   Father O'Hern is a nephew of Mrs. O'Hern, whose death occurred in DuBois Sunday.
Olean Evening Herald 20 October 1914
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The engagement of Miss Marguerite E. Fogarty of Ridgefield to Edward J. Ahern of Naugatuck is announced. The wedding will take place in Ridgefield on November 17.
Naugatuck Daily News 20 October 1914
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Schnyder's Hearing Postponed.
When the case of Arthur Schnyder, colored, arrested on suspicion of stealing 175 pounds of sugar from John Ahern & Co.'s store, was called by the police court yesterday morning a continuance of ten days was granted in order to allow police an opportunity to make a further investigation.
The Washington Post 22 October 1914
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MAJOR O'HEARN TO LECTURE
Washington, D. C., Nov. 6.—Major Edward O'Hearn of the ordinance department, U. S. Army, has been ordered to proceed to Fort Sill, Okla., to deliver a lecture at the school of fire for field artillery.
Muskogee Times Democrat 6 November 1914
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Busy Month far Elkton
ELKTON. Md., Dec. 1.—Three hundred marriage licenses were issued in Elkton during November. This is an increase of nine over the same month last year. Those granted licenses today were Eugene S. Mapp and Nellie Taylor, Philadelphia; Silas McLain and Martha Adams, Linwood, Pa.; Eugene M. Ahearn and Jane Grossman, and Howard R. Johnson and Sadie Knox, Wilmington, Del.; Robert S. de Happart, Chester, and Bertha V. Stahl, Wilmington; Harry Jefferson and Pearl Keller, Royersford, Pa.
Evening Public Ledger 1 December 1916
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MARRIAGES.
AHERN—McCARTHY.—On Wednesday, 29th November, 1916, at St. Stephen's R.C. Cathedral, by the Rev. Father J. Byrne, Corporal J. Ahern (A.A.M.C.), only surviving son of the late Sergeant-major Patrick Ahern, 84th York and Lancaster Regiment, and Mrs. Ahern, to Bridget, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. McCarthy, Oakden, Ma Ma Creek, via Grantham.
The Brisbane Courier 5 December 1916
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Local and Personal Brevities
J. D. Ahern was here on business on Monday. Mrs. Ahern has been confined to her bed at their home in DeKalb for a week. She expects to undergo and operation in a few weeks.
Sycamore True Republican 13 December 1916
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BRIEFS
Mrs. Edward J. Ahern of Meadow street has returned from Ridgefield where she attended the funeral of her grandparent, Mrs. Ellen Fogarty, last week.
Naugatuck Daily News 8 January 1917
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WEDDINGS.
Ahern—M'Carthy.
A quiet wedding was celebrated at St. Stephen's Cathedral on November 29, when Corporal John Ahern, A.A.M.C. Staff, Luton (only son of the late Sergeant-major Ahern, an Indian Mutiny veteran, of the 84th York and Lancaster Regiment, and Mrs. Ahern), was married to Miss Bridget M'Carthy (daughter of Mr. T. McCarthy, Oakden, Ma Ma Creek, Grantham). The Rev. Father J. Byrne officiated.

The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr. S. M'Carthy), wore a simple frock of white shadow lace, the skirt being edged with pink ribbon, and the bodice arranged with shoulder capes trimmed with pink ribbon and a belt of satin. She also wore a large hat of pale pink ornamented with roses. Miss Nell M'Carthy (bridesmaid) wore a pretty frock of mauve voile, with a ninon vest and shoulder cape, and a large hat of amethyst straw trimmed with mauve roses. Miss Madge Cowell (niece of the bride) wore a simple frock of white embroidered voile with a sash of khaki ribbon, and a hat of cream and mauve ribbon with khaki streamers. The bride and bridesmaids carried dainty white handbags ornamented with khaki ribbon Mr. Joseph M'Donnell (nephew of the bridegroom) acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Ahern subsequently left by motor for Wynnum. Mrs. Ahern's travelling costume comprised a coat and skirt in biscuit shade of gabardine made in military fashion, and a close fitting hat ornamented with a fancy buckle.

The Brisbane Courier 9 January 1917
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CADET APPOINTMENT MATTER.
Results in Indictment Catholic Clergyman and Appointee.
Greenwood, Nov. 7.—Father Lewis J. O'Hern, a prominent Catholic clergyman of Washington; Father E. A. Duff, a chaplain in the United States navy and a former resident of Greenville, and Andrew A. Ward Knisley, now holding an appointment to the Naval Academy from the First Congressional, District of South Carolina, are under indictment in the Federal Court for the Western District of South Carolina on the charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States and using the United States mails to aid in this work of conspiracy. The indictment was handed the grand jury here to-day.

Congressman Stevenson, of the Fifth District, made public in June of this year letters and telegrams which tended to show that the two clergymen had told former Congressman McCorkle, of that district, that the young man, Knisley, was a resident of Chester, and as such he stood the examination for the appointment. He was rated as an alternate and later was notified to report at the Naval Academy. Congressman Stevenson, who succeeded Congressman McCorkle, and who had by that time been sworn in, stated that his suspicions were aroused and he had the matter investigated, stating that he found that the young man had spent one night in Chester at the home of a Mrs. Collins, No. 107 Dewey street, but that, as a matter of fact, he was a resident of Philadelphia, though his father was a machinist in Charleston.

On the presentation of these statements to the Secretary of the Navy the appointment of the young man was revoked. Subsequently he was appointed to Annapolis from the First District by Congressman Whaley.

Keowee Courier 14 November 1917
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At the Ballina, Co. Mayo, Pety [sic] Sessions on Tuesday of last week, before Messrs. James Ahearn, J.P. (in the chair), and T. A. Walsh, an interesting function took place, when Sergeant Bernard O'Reilly and Constable Francis O'Mara were presented with silver medals from the Protection of Life and Fire Association in recognition of gallantry in saving life at a recent fire which resulted in the demoltion of Mr. James Murphy's premises in Bridge street, Ballina. District Inspector Sheehy explained the circumstances in which the rescues were effected, and said that on the 13th June a fire broke out in Mr. Murphy's premises. Sergeant O'Reilly and Constable O'Mara went to the front door and broke it in, and found the stairs in flames. They then procured a ladder and climbed on to a shed, and from there got to the upper storey, where the inmates were, and by means of a rope made of sheets rescue eighteen persons from the premises. The Chairman, in presenting the medals, said he was proud to be in a position to do so. They were all proud of the men, and so, he was sure, were also the public.
The Irish Times 21 November 1914
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BRIEFS
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ahern have returned from their wedding trip and are residing in their newly-furnished home on Meadow street.
Naugatuck Daily News 23 November 1914
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DIVORCE COURT.
(Before Mr. Justice Gordon.)
JUDGMENTS DELIVERED.
His Honor delivered his reserved judgment In the following cases:
Ahearn v Ahearn—In this case William Edward Ahearn petitioned for a decree for the restitution of conjugal rights with his wife, Mary Ahearn. His Honor said that the wife had failed to give sufficient reason for not returning to her husband. He made a decree for the restitution of conjugal rights, and directed respondent to return to petitioner within 14 days from the issue of the decree.
The Sydney Morning Herald 26 November 1914
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Stays In Pen Two Hours
Akron, O., Nov. 25.—J. L. Fox 50, sentenced to the penitentiary by Judge William J. Ahern, following his plea of guilty to forgery, spent just two hours in that institution. Constable J. Frank Teeple, who had taken Fox to the penitentiary was in the warden's office when Judge Ahern telephoned the warden to release Fox and turn him over to Mr. Teeple. Judge Ahern paroled Fox explaining he considered the sentence he had imposed was too severe.
The Mahoning Dispatch 27 November 1914
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One of the Builders—Major Geo. P. Ahern
Speaking to a young Filipino one day about the apparent lack of appreciation by the Filipino people of what had been done here by the United States, a certain American went on to say that, fifteen or sixteen years ago, had the Filipino people got down on their knees and asked God Almighty in His wisdom to give them a supreme gift, they could not have received no greater blessing than what had befallen them. This American then went on to explain by saying that the Filipino people, backward in all that goes to make up modern or occidental civilization, had been brought into close and general contact with what is probably the foremost people in the world today in just those qualities in which the Filipino people are lacking. For instance, the Filipino people were of an artistic temperament, given to the arts rather than the sciences; their education tended to the classics and they inclined to poetry and philosophy and abstract discussions rather than the practical and material; there was also a natural oriental tendency to lassitude and "mañana" and to do things rather "more or less." The American, on the other hand, was the very antithesis of all that, eminently practical, enterprising, energetic, anxious to have things done and done in a hurry, and he brought with him up-to-date twentieth century methods and all that was the latest in hygeine and sanitation and good roads and education and the hundred and one other agencies that go to make up civilization today. So, said this American, had God in His almighty wisdom wished to confer a blessing of blessings upon the Filipino people, He couldn't have done better than give them a decade or two of contact with the American people.

Somewhat exaggerated and overdrawn, you may say. Possibly. And yet probably even the most carping Filipino will admit some measure of truth in the hyperbole, if such it be. For, even granted that there have been lapses and insufficiencies and innefficiencies, and granted also that there has been some measure of monetary compensation, there can nevertheless be no question that, even with such imperfections as exist, there has been a splendid record of magnificient accomplishment—such accomplishment as has not been wrought anywhere under similar circumstances in such a comparatively short space of time. That the Filipino people, by their being already generally a Christian and almost an "occidental" people, and by their zeal for education and a readiness and in some cases an eagerness to profit by the new order—that they have contributed in large measure to the success acheived need not be denied. Nor does such participation detract from the credit of those who have been responsible, as instructors and master builders, for the results attained. And among these few will begrudge a place of honor and distinction to the man who is leaving these shores today, probably never to return: Major Geo. P. Ahern, director of forestry.
Appreciation From Abroad
There have been several bureaus of this government which have attracted favorable attention abroad and made the American administration of these islands of good report. For instance, the bureau of health has been the recipient of not a little commendation, the bureau of prisons has been regarded as in some respects a model for like institutions, the bureau of science has become known in several quarters of the globe, and the bureau of education has elicited striking exprssions of admiration. However, there is no bureau which has evoked so much genuine appreciation—so much of that sincerest form of flattery—imitation, as that which for fourteen years past has had Major Ahern as its director. Just as Shakespeare's prince said that "from the four corners of the earth they come" to "view fair Portia," so might Major Ahern say that from the four corners of the earth they come to see the bureau and its workings, and further, to steal its men.
Demand For Its Men
To explain this charge of official kidnapping and justify the envious distinction given the bureau of forestry, even to their coming from the four corners of the earth to view it, let there be cited the visit here six or seven years ago of a forester sent by the Dutch government in Java, and his recommendation that his government secure four or five of the bureau's inspectors; then let there be cited the request of Portuguese East Africa, some six or seven years ago, for two men; then let there be mentioned that H. M. Curran, one of the bureau's best men, is now organizing the forests of British North Borneo; next turn to the case of Dr. Woodford, who was trained here, and is now making an inventory of the forests of British Columbia; then recall the recent visit of the head forester of China, sent down by his government, and the fact that there are five Chinese students at present in the forestry school at Los Baños with a view to future use in the development of forests in that great empire. Than such instances there could be no sincerer testimonial to the enviable reputation the bureau has achieved or what is thought by other countries of the work it is doing.
Paid From The Start
The secret of these other countries sending emissaries here and corralling the bureau's men is probably found in the bureau's having paid its way almost from the first and brought in handsome returns in revenue. In most countries, according to Major Ahern, the usual experience is that it takes from ten to twenty years to begin to make money out of a country's forests. However, the first five years here under American administration saw the bureau of forestry turn in a million pesos to the treasury over and above all expenses, and this was repeated the second five years. And, had the bureau been allowed a little more money for its operation, it would have turned in proportionately more revenue. It is this Yankee method of making forests pay , ab initio, as the Romans used to say, that seems to have caught the eye of some of these other governments.
Then And Now
The presumption is, of course, that to accomplish such results, the director of forestry had to use a considerable number of men. Well, strange to say, there are no more men in the bureau of forestry now when it is turning in its quarter of a million pesos or so every year, this in addition to its expenses, than there were in the old Spanish days when the forestry revenue was almost nil. For then there were fifty-five or fifty-six Spaniards of the higher grades and some sixty odd Filipinos, while today there are only ten or eleven American foresters with from eighty to ninety Filipino assistant foresters and rangers.
An Organizer
To secure such results, and to bring the bureau to its present state of efficiency, has meant executive ability of no mean order—the power of organization. And nowhere is Major Ahern's administrative capability and heart [sic] service better shown than in the forestry school at Los Baños. You can always tell the big man, the man who has a real genius for organization, by his building for the future and by the machine he builds having in it the elements of perpetuity. He wants to see his work live after him. And, as between the bureau of forestry and the school of forestry, it is a question which is the nobler monument. The school will turn out twenty young graduates this year, and there are more to follow. And these are the men upon whom, in time, will devolve the task of continuing what has been so well begun.
A Nursery For China
It is also of interest to know that at the school of forestry at Los Baños there are five young Chinese students supported by the Chinese Famine Relief committee, they being sent down as a result of Major Ahern's representations, and that there is now a prospect of their forming the nucleus of a school or class of forestry at the Nanking university, from which it is intended there shall develop a forestry service for China. So that in time the Philippines may have the honor of having been the nursery of a forestry service for that great empire.
Big Stands Here
From comparatively nothing the lumber business in these islands has grown till today it amounts to five or six million pesos a year, and, in a few years, according to Major Ahern, it should be foru or five times that. For the opportunities are here and all that is needed is capital. It is true the stands of timber in the Philippines cannot rank with those of Brazil and Sumatra, but they are favored above nearly all other tropical countries. For, while the average stand in commercial forests is only somewhat over 10,000 board feet of marketable timber, here the average is over 20,000 feet. Strange to say, the Philippines can also boast one of the biggest mills in operation in the tropics, that of the Insular Lumber company near Cadiz, Occidental Negros, which has a capacity of about 70,000 board feet a day. The Insular Lumber company was also the first big company to open up here, beginning operations in 1904.
"Diligence and Thrift"
By Filipinos, the probable test as to Major Ahern's adminstrative ability will probably be found in the degree to which he "filipinized' the service. In that, as already shown, he could qualify. A better test, however, would be: How did he treat those Filipinos in the service? And there again he must be given a high average. And he demanded a high average. Outside the door of his officed—and he has always taken a special pride in showing it—there hangs a chart. That chart has the name of each Filipino employee in the office (of late all High school graduates) and his night school and savings bank rating. For before any aspirant could join the bureau he had to pledge himself to go to night school and to save at least something each month. Diligence and thrift, it may be said, are two of Major Ahern's own life maxims and he regards them as essential to success. And he thought he could do no better by those young Filipinos who came to him than graft thise habits on them. To encourage them he awarded two prizes each year, a first, and a second for the two with the highest average. The two who were last to receive such reward were Messrs. Malana and Mañgalinan, and their names will stand proudly at the top for another year as an incentive to their fellows.
A "Master Builder"
More might be said about Major Geo. P. Ahern, director of forestry, and what he has accomplished in his fourteen or fifteen years of service here—the best years of his life, but enough has been said to give some insight into his work and into the character of the man. In his departure today the islands lose one who has been a loyal and faithful steward, an enthusiastic apostle spreading the gospel of things Philippine, and a most ardent and efficient worker. And few have done more to enhance the name of the American administration in these islands or help establish it on solid and enduring foundations. He is rightly one of the "Master Builders." Which, with the satisfaction of well doing, is his best reward.
Philippines Free Press 28 November 1914
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BRIEFS
A telephone has been installed in the residence of Edward J. Ahern on Meadow street. The call number is 50.
Naugatuck Daily News 28 November 1914
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TULLAMORE MURDER CHARGE
   The Leinster Winter Assizes were resumed at Green street Courthouse before Mr. Justice Kenny on Friday last.
   The trial was continued of John Raleigh, a young man of the farming class, who last Thursday pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with the murder of his father, Patrick Raleigh, at Cappancur, a short distance outside Tullamore, King's County, on the 8th June last.
   Messrs. J. B. Powell, K.C. ; Wm. Carrigan, K.C., and Dudley White, K.C. (instructed by Mr. Richard F. Barry, Crown Solicitor, King's County) prosecuted, and the prisoner was defended by Messrs. James Chambers, K.C., M.P., and Cecil Florde (instructed by Messrs. Hoey and Denning).
   Sergeant Philip Ahearn, R.I.C., examined by Mr. Dudley White, K.C., gave evidence that on June 8th he was cycling from Tullamore towards Cappancur with Head Constable Stewart, when they met the prisoner. Alluding to his father, prisoner said that he must have shot himself, and that he was uneasy in his mind because of the receipt of threatening letters. Raleigh went on to say that he heard a shot in the morning, and on going down the stairs saw his father at the bottom. The prisoner's remarks gave witness the impression that the elder Raleigh was yet alive at the time of the conversation. Witness and the Head Constable proceeded to Raleigh's house, and after visiting the kitchen, where they saw Mrs. Patrick Raleigh and three children, went to the bedroom of deceased, whose body was lying on the back on the bed covered with bedclothes and shirt. On June 9th witness conveyed a verbal message from the coroner to the prisoner that he could not adjourn the inquest. Later that evening the prisoner wrote a letter to the coroner.
SUGGESTED POLICE TRAP
   Cross-examined by Mr. James Chambers, witness said that he was not sent to get a message from the prisoner, but to convey one to him to the effect that the coroner could not adjourn the inquest to suit the prisoner. Witness suggested that the prisoner should write a letter framing some excuse. Witness admitted that he was sent to the prisoner by the district inspector.
   Was not the purpose of your visit to get him to write that? The principal purpose, yes.
The Irish Times 12 December 1914
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CLARE R.I.C. VOLUNTEERS.
(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)
ENNIS, Thursday.   
   The following officers and men of the Clare Royal Irish Constabulary have volunteered for Lord Kitchener's Army :—District Inspector Carroll, Kilrush, who has received a captaincy in the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers; District Inspector Rodwell, Sixmilebridge; Constables Justin O'Neill, Carron; Richard Barrett, Corofin; Con Ahearn, Newhall; P. J. Callaghan, Whitegate; A. C. Johnston, Kilrush; Matt. Tierney, Ballymacloon; James Reilly, Ballymacloon; Rischard Howlett, Quin; John Mannion and Thomas A. Love, Bodyke.
The Irish Times 18 December 1914
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Mrs. Katherine Ahearn, 4518 Cottage Grove, av., told Judge La Buy she was a natural born detective. Studying to become a policewoman. Sent to Detention hospital to be examined for insanity.
The Chicago Day Book 19 December 1914
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BRIEFS
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J, Ahern of Meadow street spent Christmas in Ridgefield.
Naugatuck Daily News 26 December 1914
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Missing Friends.
INFORMATION gladly received of Relations of BRIDGET AHERN, born County Cork, or Dublin, Ireland, by JEROME ORETEGA. For the sake of my four orphan sisters, Mother emigrated out here years ago; her brother and sister in Australia somewhere (names Patrick or John and Kate). My present address Benwell, Brougham-pl., North Adelaide.
The South Australian Advertiser 8 January 1915
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ACCUSED OF ROBBERY
Three Men Identified by Margaret Mealey
as Engaged in Charlestown Store Holdup.
   George Twohig, aged 19, who claims to live at 43 Chestnut st., and William Ahern, about 27, of 74 Franklin st., and a man who says he is Patrick J. O'Neil. aged 23, of 83 Franklin st., all three of Somerville, are under arrest, Twohig and O'Neil at Station 15, Charlestown, charged with robbery, and Ahern at the Somerville police station, charged with drunkenness.
   All three of the prisoners were identified by Margaret Mealey, who conducts a little candy shop at 79 Cambridge st., Charlestown, as having entered her store on Dec. 9, about 12:30 o'clock, and robbed her of $2.50 in money. She charges that one of the men pointed a revolver at her while another took the money. It is the intention of the police to charge Ahern with robbery, as well as Twohig and O'Neil.
   Ahern was arrested last night by the Somerville police on a charge of drunkenness. Patrolman Patrick McGrath of Somerville and Patrolman Jere Crowley of Station 15, Charlestown, began an investigation which resulted in the finding of Twohig. Davis was arrested later near Sullivan sq.
The Boston Globe 11 January 1915
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BUNKER HILL DISTRICT.
Following a long trial which ended yesterday afternoon William Ahern of 84 Franklin st. and Patrick J. O'Neill of 82 Franklin st., Somerville, were held in $1500 for the Grand Jury, probably cause being found in each case. They were charged with robbery of $2.00 on [missing text?] at her candy shop, 97 Cambridge st. George Twohig of 45 Chestnut st., Somerville, who was also arraigned in court on the same charge, was found not guilty and was discharged. Miss Nealey was unable to identify Twohig when on the witness stand. [see also: 23 March 1915]
The Boston Globe 13 January 1915
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ARMY and NAVY
 . . . and of Second Lieut. Leo J. Ahern, detailed as first lieutenant of ordnance, . . . 
The Washington Post 17 January 1915
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Ahern Wants Police Job
Waterbury, Jan. 21—Walter Ahern, the well known baseball player who caught for the championship New London team last season, has petitioned the local board of safety for appointment to the police force. Ahern is wintering here, his home town.
Naugatuck Daily News 21 January 1915
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SOMERVILLE
George J. Twohig, Edward A. Brown and William Ahearn, arrested yesterday by patrolmen Fitzpatrick and McNamara and Lieut. Ray, charged with breaking and entering the drug store of Gilbert J. Healey in Metropolitan sq., were arraigned in court this morning on that charge, and on the additional charge of breaking and entering the stable of John Sweeney on Somerville av. Brown pleaded guilty to both charges. A plea of not guilty was entered by Twohig and Ahearn on each charge. The cases were continued until Wednesday morning, bail being fixed in the sum of $1000 on each case for each prisoner. Patrolmen from South Boston accompanied the proprietor of a Chinese laundry who was held up a short time ago to the Somerville police station this morning. He failed to identify either of the trio as one of those who assaulted him.
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Daniel Ahearn was in court this morning, charged with selling cigarettes to a boy 8 years old. He pleaded guilty, and the case was continued until tomorrow morning for sentence. He is proprietor of a store at 105 Washington st.
The Boston Globe 25 January 1915
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Last week, at the residence of the bridegroom's aunt, Mrs. H. Meek, Devon-street, the wedding took place of Miss Lulu [Louisa Gladys Mary] Avery, daughter of Mr. Charles Avery, Nelson, and Mr. Ernest Ahern, son of the late Mr. Patrick Ahern. The bridesmaids were the Misses Daisy Hogg and Beryl Cameron, the latter a niece of the bride. The Rev. J. Dawson performed the ceremony, Mrs. J. J. Cameron played the organ, the best man was Mr. Lester Ahern, and the groomsman Mr. Jack Avery. The bride, who was given away by Mr. H. Meek, wore crepe-de-chine and a veil. She carried a bouquet of roses and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaids wore dainty white frocks, and hats to match, and carried pale pink bouquets of sweetpeas. A reception took place later, the principal toasts were proposed by the Rev. Mr. Dawson ("Bride and Bridegroom"), Mr. H. Meek ("Bridesmaids"), and Mrs. Moore ("Bride's and Bridegroom's Parents"). Among the presents received was a silver tea and coffee service, which was presented to the bridegroom from his fellow-workers of the accountants' staff, Wellington Harbour Board, and also a marble clock from the members of Jupp's Brass Band. The bride was presented with a Doulton salad bowl from her fellow-workers of C. M. Banks, Ltd. The travelling-gown was of grey, worn with a black tagel hat.
Wellington Evening Post 25 January 1915
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Exams for Ordnance Positions
Examinations of captains and lieutenants of the line of the army wishing to be detailed to fill vacancies in the ordnance department were commenced at various army stations on January 25, but it will be some time before the papers are marked and the results announced.

There will be a total of at least fourteen vacancies to be filled on June 20, next, when the four-year periods of ordnance service commence, ten in the grade of captain and four in the grade of first lieutenant. The authorized strength of each grade is 25. There are now two vacancies in the grade of captain, and the four-year details of Capts. James B. Dillard, David C. Seagrave, John Land, George R. Norton, Everett S. Hughes, Thomas J. Smith, Halstead P. Councilman, and John J. Thomas will terminate June 20. No vacancies at present exist in the grade of first lieutenant, and the details of First Lieuts. Charles A. Eaton, Henry C. K. Muhlenberg, Alfred H. Hobley, and Leo J. Ahern will terminate on June 20.

The Washington Post 31 January 1915
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WOUNDED MAN DIES
R. E. Burns of Dallas Succumbs.
Robert Ahern Held.
DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 1.—R. E. Burns, who was shot in a restaurant here early Sunday morning, died today. Robert Ahern, waiter in the restaurant who surrendered after the shooting was charged with murder. Ahern has declined to discuss the shooting.
San Antonio Light 1 February 1915
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BIRTHS
HENWOOD (nee Ahern).—On the 4th February, 1915, at Nurse Atchinson and Goldie's private hospital, Echuca, [Nellie] the wife of F. A. Henwood—a son (Francis Nicholas). Both well.
The Argus 13 February 1915
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AN ENGINE-CLEANER HURT.
At the Mile-End locomotive yards on Saturday morning a cleaner, Mr. Michael Ahern, missed his footing while attempting to get on an engine, and had his right foot badly crushed. He was conveyed to the Adelaide Hospital, where Dr. Poulton found it necessary to amputate the toes.
The South Australian Advertiser 1 March 1915
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MOLASSES CANS HAD OPIUM-FILLED TUBES
   Joseph Herrerra, 153 Third steet, welcomed Sergeant Frank Ahern to his shop last evening with a courtly bow.
   “You are mistaken,” he said. “We have no opium here. Examine for yourself.”
   Ahern stationed police at the door and proceeded to examine. He was aided by the affable Herrarra. Nothing that looked like opium was found.
   “What's in these cans?” demanded Ahern.
   “Mollasses,” explained Herarra. “It is quite palatable.”
   Herrarra took a can-opener and removed the top of the can. He poured out some mollasses.
   “Pour it all out,” commanded Ahern. This was done.
   “All right,” said Ahern. “I guess we're stung.”
   As an after-thought he examined the mollasses can more closely. Sticking up from the middle of the bottom of the can he found a slender tube. This was opened. It contained opium. Further investigation showed that all the mollasses cans were furnished with tubes of opium.
   Herrarra was arrested on a charge of having opium illicitly in his possession.
Oakland Tribune 3 March 1915
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MAN FOUND GUILTY OF HOMICIDE
Dallas Waiter Is Assessed Twenty-Five Years
in the Penitentiary.
Dallas, Tex., March 4.—Robert Ahearn, waiter, was found guilty of the killing of Robert Burns in a Main street restaurant, Jan 31, and his punishment assessed at twenty-five years in the State Penitentiary.
Galveston Daily News 5 March 1915
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Hearse of Ald. Thos. Ahearn, undertaker, burned in front of political headquarters. Says he isn't superstitious.
The Chicago Day Book 25 March 1915
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The [Municipal Voters'] league asks defeat for Ald. Thomas J. Ahern, 13th ward, saying "his blind partisanship makes it difficult for him to deal fairly and intelligently with council questions." In this, the league goes against the street car men's union which wants Ahern re-elected because he is an old street car man and voted in favor of an ordinance to give the car men a straight ten-hour day. Most of the car men now putting in ten hours a day have the ten hours spread between midnight and midnight so that they spend four and five hours a day traveling to and from the car barns and waiting to go out.
The Chicago Day Book 30 March 1915
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KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Sydney, April 12.
A ganger, Mr. John Charles Ahearn, was killed on Saturday night at Yarraford, six miles from Glen Innes. He went as usual to signal the Brisbane express, first division, over a bridge. The train was running late, and Mr. Ahearn spread a canvas sheet alongside the rails. It is believed that he went to sleep and was killed by the train. He was found by his wife a few feet away from the line with his head smashed. Blood and hair was found on the engine when it reached Armidale.
The South Australian Advertiser 13 April 1915
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MARLBORO
Miss Helen Ahearn, the genial saleslady at Page Bros. store, is ill at her home on Ringold st. with the grip. It seems Miss Ahearn is having more than her share of sickness lately. It is only recently that she returned from St. Vincent hospital, Worcester, where she was operated on for appendicitis.
Concord Enterprise 14 April 1915
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BROOKLINE, N.H.
Edward O'Hearn has taken the position of foreman at the plant of the Metropolitan Ice Company, situated at The Weirs. He expects to move his family there some time this month.
Turner's Public Spirit 17 April 1915
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DR. AHERN TAKES BRIDE.
Weds Miss Margaret E. Crowley
at St. Peter's Church, Cambridge.
Miss Margaret Ellen Crowley and Dr. John Joseph Ahern, both of Cambridge, were married at St. Peter's Church, Cambridge yesterday morning by Rev. Fr. Murphy, who also celebrated the nuptial mass. A wedding breakfast and reception followed the ceremony at the Hotel Somerset, Boston. Dr. and Mrs. Ahern, on their return from a wedding trip, will reside at 2240 Massachusetts av., Cambridge.
The Boston Globe 29 April 1915
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O'HEARN TAKES ROURKE'S PLACE
In Charge of Public Works Temporarily.
New Man Will Be Expected to Stop Recall Talk.
   Louis K. Rourke, Commissioner of Public Works since Feb. 1, 1911, will retire at 6 this afternoon and Building Commissioner Patrick O'Hearn will assume charge of the department as acting commissioner. Mr. O'Hearn was named for the place yesterday by Mayor Curley.
   Commissioner Rourke paid his last official visit to the Mayor's office yesterday afternoon. On returning to his own office he said he and the Mayor parted as friends and he had no swan song to sing because he was not reappointed,
   He expressed the opinion, however, that the city needs to spend $1,000,000 a year for the next 10 years on its streets, not new streets, but in making repairs and improvements to present thoroughfares. About $300.000 was available for this purpose last year and only $60,000 will be available this year unless additional sums are appropriated.
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   In naming Building Commissioner O'Hearn to be acting Commissioner of Public Works, Mayor Curley followed a section of the city charter which provides that in the case of a vacancy in the head of any department the Mayor shall designate some other head of a department or member of a board to discharge the duties temporarily. This set at rest gossip which had started over the announcement of the selection of Mr. O'Hearn instead of James H. Sullivan, division engineer of the Public Works Department, who has acted as head of the department whenever Commissioner Rourke has been out of the city.
   The Mayor said he intends to allow the matter of a successor to Commissioner Rourke simmer for a while. The appointment must, under the law, go to a “a civil engineer of recognized standing in his profession.”
   Edward F. Murphy, engineer in charge of the Sewer Division, is regarded as a possible choice, but the name of Guy C. Emerson, engineer of the Finance Commission and former Superintendent of Streets. is also prominently mentioned.
   The appointment is considered important, in view of the fact that it may be the first big step of Mayor Curley to put a stop to talk of his recall. The Mayor has said he will appoint a man who will see to it that every person in the city employ, as well as all his relatives who are on the city payroll, who talks about recall will be discharged.
   This statement was: “If any one heads a recall movement I will remove him and every relative of his in the city service down to the 42d cousin, and every friend, and every friend of a friend I'll cut to the bone.”
   It is a broad warning to Fitzgerald men, of whom there are large numbers scattered through the Public Works Department. This department employs about 3000 men and indirectly employs 2000 more, and it is said there are more Fitzgerald men in the department than in any other of the city service.
The Boston Globe 30 April 1915
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FALSE KEYS USED.
Home of Miss Agnes Ahern in South Boston Entered and Jewelry Valued at $54 Taken. When Mrs. [sic] Agnes Ahern of 76 Boston st., South Boston, arrived home, late yesterday afternoon, she discovered that some one had gained an entrance by means of false keys and that jewelry valued at $54 had been stolen. The police of Division 12 were notified.
The Boston Globe 6 May 1915
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FLAMES CAUSE A LOSS OF $20,000
Three Alarms for Fire at Harrison Av.
   Starting from some undiscovered cause, fire raced upward through the 4½-story wood building 682-686 Harrison av., corner of East Canton st. South End, early last evening, caused the collapse of the roof and top floor, and did damage estimated by the police at $20,000.
   The building was occupied by C. H. Buck Company, manufacturers of metal signs. The building belongs to the Codman estate.
   Just before 7 o'clock a citizen passing the structure smelled smoke and running through East Dedham st. to Police Station 5 told Lieut. Daley that the building, one of the oldest in the South End, was afire. Lieut. Daley telephoned in an alarm. Meanwhile patrolman Ahern of the East Dedham-st. Police Station had discovered the fire and rung in an alarm from box 1653, at Harrison av. and Sharon st.
The Boston Globe 11 May 1915
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Twin Falls, Idaho, May 11.— . . . The appointments announced by Mayor Sweeley were apparently satisfactory, with the exception of the chief of police, James F. Ahern. A general protest was forthcoming immediately upon the announcement of his appointment. The general dissatisfaction expressed resulted in the immediate resignation of Ahern. Pending the announcement of someone to fill the place the force under the former administration will continue in office.
The Salt Lake Tribune 12 May 1915
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News Items
Mrs. Harry Powers, on last week Monday and Tuesday, entertained her mother, Mrs. C. G. Wiley, of Pepperell [MA], and Mrs. Frank Hearn, of this town.
Turner's Public Spirit 15 May 1915
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Local and Personal Brevities
Mrs. D. M. Morphy, sister of Miss Fannie Ahern of this city, fell down the cellar stairs at her home in DeKalb last friday, suffering a painful laceration in the forehead and several bruises.
Sycamore True Republican 22 May 1915
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SENTENCED FOR ROBBERY.
Ahearn Given 2½ to Four Years for Charlestown Holdup—
Serving Another Sentence in Jail.
William Ahearn was sentenced to State Priosn for 2½ to four years for robbery by Chief Justice Aiken in the Superior Criminal Cour today. He was convicted of holding up Mrs. Margaret Nealey of Somerville in her store in Charlestown Jan. 9. She identified him positively. Ahearn is serving a sentence of 18 months in East Cambridge Jail on a charge of receiving stolen goods. He was brought from the jail at the direction of Asst. Dist. Atty. Hallett today and placed on trial on the robbery charge. Another man was with him at the time. They got $2.90. The sentence imposed today will take effect when the defendant finishes his sentence in the jail.
The Boston Globe 23 March 1915
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ARMY ORDERS
First Lieut. LEO J. AHERN, ordnance department, ordered to Walter Reed General Hospital for treatment.
The Washington Post 27 May 1915
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AHERN Bros. garage at Cresco was destroyed by fire last Friday, together with four automobiles and $600 worth of new tires.
Postville Review 4 June 1915
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SHIPPING
ARRIVED
July 13th.—The s.s. "Montoro," 2500 tons, Captain S. Mortimer, from Sydney via ports. Passengers—Miss Clayson, Dr. Breinl, Messrs. E. Jolly, F. A. Warboys, M'Dowall, J. Wallace, Sycamore, Erlandson, J. Burt, T. G. Dwyer, J. Callansh, S. Flynn, A. G. Wells, O. R. Ahern, W. Osborn, Les George, H. Christopher, M. Blake, A. Kangel, Alec Gonata. Cargo 306 tons.
Northern Territory Times & Gazette 15 July 1915
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MENACE TO HISTORIC PAUL REVERE HOME
Ells of Adjoining Building Ordered Torn Down.
Commissioner O'Hearn Visits Old Plca and Action Follow.
The famous home of Paul Revere, at 19 North sq. which arose from the ashes of a great conflagration at the North End in 1676, has narrowly escaped destruction a number of times during the last generation. Now it will have additional safeguards, if an order issued yesterday by Patrick O'Hearn, the Municipal Building Commissioner, is carried out.

Mr. O'Hearn, in the course of a visit of inspection to the North End, yesterday, entered the ancient home of Revere for the first time and after looking it over from roof to cellar and commenting on the narrowness of the means of egress from the top floor, glanced out of a rear window and was startled to see a one-story ell projecting from the adjoining house, 17 North sq. which he considered a serious fire menace to the former Revere home. “If that ever got afire it would immediately set fire to this house, ” said Mr. O'Hearn. “It would be a marvellous piece of work if this old house should be preserved if it once took fire. That ell must come down right away.”

When he got back to his office the commissioner consulted his real estate atlas and found only one ell represented in connection with the estate 17 North sq. whereas there are actually two ells, which constitute the fire menace to which he called attention. It is understood that he at once issued an order for the removal of the objectionable ells. They are attached to the rear of a wooden and brick house owned and occupied by Mrs. Raffaele del Gaudio, widow, who conducts a jewelry store on the ground floor and lives upstairs. Mrs. del Gaudio appeared greatly surprised last evening when the Building Commissioner's intention was mentioned to her. She declared that neither she nor any of her family had seen the commissioner or heard anything about his objection to the rear addition to her house. She insisted that it must be all a mistake. Calling attention to the fact that her house has a fire escape, she said that is more than some of the large brick tenement houses in that vicinity can show. The del Gaudio house, which is four stories in hight [sic], with clapboarded front and back, is of an antique type that suggests an origin as far back as the Revolution, and it was probably at one point similar in appearance and size to the Paul Revere house, but it has been enlarged. The two Ls in the rear extend from the back of the jewelry store and the rest upon a stone-walled base that is eight or ten feet above the backyard. The back of the building itself is flush with the back of the Revere home adjoining. The one-story structures to which objection is made extend some 10 feet beyond the rear of Revere's house and abutt on its yard.

The old house in which Paul Revere lived is now about 239 years old, that is, all that remains of the original structure, consisting mainly of the timbers and the filling-in between them of old brick and mortar, formerly much used to make a frame house solid and warm. In 1904, at the close of a period during which the interesting old house had been used as a cigar factory, it was thought that it would have to be torn down to allow improvement of the property, but John P. Reynolds, a descendant of Paul Revere, saved it by getting control of it. He and a number of other public spirited citizens, including the late Gov. Curtis Guild and Maj. Henry L. Higginson, soon afterward succeeded in raising, by popular subscription, some $20,000 to purchase the house, to restore its original quaint architectural design and furnish it with antique relics, many of which were once Revere's or associated with him in some way. The house is now the oldest in the city proper and is much visited by tourists from every section of the country.

The Boston Globe 17 July 1915
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CHAMPAIGN
Guy O'Hern of Chicago has been spending several days at the home of Hugh Gillen on South State street.
Urbana Daily Courier 23 July 1915
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Deeds Filed
T. B. Sailor to J. W. Ahern, lot in Vernonview, $1.
The Democratic Banner 23 July 1915
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CHICAGO. July 26. Four priests took their lives in their hands that the passengers on the Eastland who still had a breath of life, but who were doomed because of injuries, might die with all the rites of the church. Father Thomas Kelly, of the Precious Blood parish; Father John O'Hearn, and Father Herman Wolff, of the Cathedral parish, and Father D. J. Dunne went out upon the side of the ship lying out of the water and administered conditional absolution to all. [844 people drowned when the excursion steamer Eastland capsized alongside the dock in Chicago.]
The Washington Times 25 July 1915
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[photo]
EUGENE L. AHERN
Eugene L. Ahern of the Day Book staff of comic artists, originator of "Squirrel Food," is a natural "comicer." He doesn't dream the ideas for the funny pictures, he gets them from things he sees on the street every day. Everything strikes Ahern as funny. A fond father pushing a baby buggy may furnish the idea for a comic one day, a man driving a "flivver" the next. The best thing about Ahern's comics is they are comical.
The Day Book 28 July 1915
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Ahern—Kelley.
The marriage of Miss Helen Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Kelley and Mr. Joseph Ahern, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ahern, was quietly solemnized at 10 o'clock this morning in the rectory of St. Patrick's Catholic church. Rev. Father J. F. Delaney officiating. Miss Anna Ahern, sister of the groom, and Mr. Henry Konkank attended the young couple as bridesmaid and groomsman, and the parents of the two young people, together with Miss Ruth Wells, an intimate friends of both, were the only other witnesses. Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Ahern left on a lake trip to northern points, after which they will join a party of friends on an outing at Toledo Beach. Upon their return to this city they will be at home to their many friends after Sept. 1, at 2041 South Calhoun street.
Fort Wayne News 10 August 1915
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Walter Divan and Miss Bertha Ahern of Champaign are staying at the Divan home.
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Misses Bertha Ahern and Goldie Scott were callers in Champaign recently.
Urbana Daily Courier 12 August 1915
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AT COPPER QUEEN.
Guests yesterday at the Copper Queen were Billy Ahern, Chicago; W. F. Stephenson, O. J. Allen, W. D. Small, II, Anderson, El Paso; Charles H. McArthur, Phoenix; F. G. Stubbing, Dallas.
Bisbee Daily Review 12 August 1915
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Miss Ahern to Return From Denver Tomorrow
Miss Esther Ahern, who has been spending a two week's vacation in Denver, will return tomorrow and on Monday will resume her duties at the local telephone office.
Laramie Daily Boomerang 14 August 1915
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ARLINGTON
The Misses Ahern [Helen F. "Nellie" Ahern, Annie A. Ahern, Catharine Maria "Kate" Ahern] of 155 Warren st. have taken a cottage at Sand Hills, Scituate, for the remainder of the month.
The Boston Globe 16 August 1915
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Henry E. Ahern is a new-comer to New Brunswick, who has taken up his home at "The Bayard." Mr. Ahern holds a responsible position with the Middlesex Title Guarantee and Trust Company, of this city.
The New Brunswick Times 18 August 1915
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STORY OF AN R.D.F. DRUMMER.
Killed in the Dardanelles.
Efforts To Meet His Father At The Front.
News of the death of Drummer Rodney Ahern, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, at the Dardanelles, has been heard with much regret by many people in the Newbridge and Naas districts. Drummer Ahern, who was twenty years of age, was wounded in action in June, and was removed to hospital at Port Said. On recovering, he was again sent into the fighting line. He was again wounded, and his mother, who lives at Newbridge, has been informed of his death. At the outbreak of the war, Ahern's father rejoined his old regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and was afterwards sent to the Dardanelles. Father and son never met, and in his letters to his mother, young Ahern expresses his hope that he will meet his father. Continuing on June 25th from the hospital in Port Said, he says :— I have escaped very lucky, as I think I am one of the last of the old 1st Battalion to leave the trenches. It has been terrible the cutting up that battalion has got. I think it is very nearly time that they gave us a rest. There is no rest or playing football same as there is on the other side. I should like to know if my father is on his way out, as I have not heard from him.

In a further letter to his mother from the Dardanelles he says :—I am very sorry that I missed my father at Alexandria Docks on the night that I left Alexandria to rejoin my unit. My father went up to the Divisional Base to see me. I did not know that the regiment (Dublins) was there at the time, or I should have gone down that morning and seen him. I believe they are here now, but have not heard from him or seen him. I can't go myself and inquire for him at present, as we are ion the trenches, but I would wish to see him, and I hope it will be soon. Most probably he shall come up to me some day, as we can't leave the trenches. I wish we were relieved, and we would not be long finding him. No matter, I hope we will have some luck, and meet soon.

In a letter dated 4th August he says :—I have not seen my father since he came to the front. He and they are supposed to be here nearly two weeks, but they might have gone to a different place altogether, some seven miles from where we are. I have sent a couple of postcards to my father, and let us hope he is safe; but no one is safe, no matter where you go.

Drummer Ahern was killed before he succeeded in meeting with his father.

The Irish Times 30 August 1915
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MARRIED 50 YEARS.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ahearn of Framingham Observe Anniversary
FRAMINGHAM, Aug. 30—With their sons and daughters and grandchildren around them, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahearn, residents of this town for nearly 35 years, yesterday observed the 50th anniversary of their marriage, at their home on Eastern av. The celebration was of an informal character, a general invitation be [sic] present. During the afternoon and evening more than 200 friends called to pay their respects. Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn were assisted in receiving by their children. Mr. Ahearn was born in Aglish, County Waterford, Ire. May 21, 1835. When 18 years old, he sought employment in England, where he met Mary A. Kirwin. They were married in England in 1865. Mr. Ahearn came to Framingham from England in 1881, settling in Framingham, his family following him the next year. For the past 30 years they lived in the same house. Of their 14 children, 10 are living: Daniel J., David C., James J., Charles W. and Joseph D. of Framingham; Edward J., Thomas W. and Mrs. Mary Scully, of Wellesley; Michael F. of Manhattan, Kan. and Miss Catherine Ahern, who lives at home.
The Boston Globe 30 August 1915
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ROLL OF HONOUR
NEW ZEALAND CASUALTIES
LAST NIGHT'S LIST
A further casualty list of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force was issued at 8.30 last night, reporting 26 men killed in action (one previously reported dead, cause unknown), 3 wounded and dangerously ill, and 6 wounded. The list is as under, the names of next of kin being given within parentheses:—
KILLED IN ACTION.
OTAGO MOUNTED RIFLES.
6th to 7th August.
Ahern, John Patrick, 9/785, Tpr. (Edward Ahern, Otaki, father)
Wellington Evening Post 31 August 1915
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The death of Drummer Rodney Ahearn of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, from wounds received at the Dardanelles, has been heard with much regret in Newbridge and Naas districts. Drummer Ahearn was a native of Naas, where his Father, Private Richard Ahearn, was an officers' servant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers' barracks for many years. He had just arrived at the age of 20 years, and having been wounded in action, he was removed to Port Said hospital on the 24th June, but, recovering quickly, he rejoined his regiment, and getting back to the firing line he was killed in action at the Dardanelles. Mrs. Ahearn, mother, has received information from the war office of the sad death of the gallant lad, the cause of death being stated as "died of wounds". Mr. Richard Ahearn, father of the deceased was a popular member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who fought right through the Boer War, and who for some years past was the staff of the Newbridge Post Office. When the present war started Mr. Ahearn immediately volunteered for active service, and was soon at the front with his old corps, the lst Dublins. He was very anxious to meet his son, who was in the fighting line, and although both were in Alexandria for some hours at the same time, in their different companies, they did not meet, neither did they while in fighting line afterwards. In a letter to his mother from the convalescent hospital, Port Said, on the 25th June, Drummer Ahearn said he had been wounded in the foot on the 18th June, but was going on splendidly,
So I think I have escaped very lucky, as I think I am one of the last of the old 1st battalion to leave the trenches. It is terrible the cutting up that battalion has got — in fact, the whole division. Each time there has been anything on the mat we have been there, so I think it is very near time that they gave us a rest, but there is no such thing. There is no rest or playing football, as there is on the other side. It is a break to get away for a few days after being two months 'on the go' day and night. I have been expecting one every day as I should like to know if my father is on his way out, as I have not heard of him. I suppose "Titch" is getting on tiptop. Is he gone to Belfast yet? I wrote him a postcard to the Curragh , but I suppose it will be forwarded to him, —Your Loving Son, Rodney.
In a War Officer communication, dated 20th July, Mrs. Ahearn, mother, who resides at Newbridge, received a document from the Infantry Record Office, Island Bridge, to the effect that Drummer Rodney Ahearn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was wounded in action and admitted to the Government Hospital at Port Said. A further communications was received a notification of the death of Drummer Ahearn from the war office, expressing regret, the cause of death being stated as "died from wounds". It afterwards transpired that the information was only too correct. Drummer Rodney Ahearn was a great favourite with all who knew him, and much sympathy goes out to his mother at Newbridge, as well as to his father, who is at fighting in the trenches, both of whom are very well known in Naas.
The Kildare Observer 4 September 1915
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BRIEFS
Mrs. Edward J. Ahern left this afternoon for Glenville where she will spend a few days with relatives.
Naugatuck Daily News 4 September 1915
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BUNKER HILL DISTRICT.
Joseph Ahern was fined $5, and the cases of Thomas Fitzpatrick and William Green were placed on file, they having been found guilty of gaming in a public place. Ahern appealed.
The Boston Globe 13 September 1915
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North Philadelphia
Mrs. Margaret Ahearn will entertain this evening at her home, 2834 North 28th street, in honor of Miss Kathryn A. Naulty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Naulty, of 1831 North 28th street, whose engagement to her son, Mr. Daniel Ahearn, has recently been announced.
Evening Public Ledger 25 September 1915
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RESCUES FROM FIRE MADE BY BRAVE YOUNG MEN
   Several rescues were made at the Dorchester fire early today by prompt work of young men who reside near where the fire broke out. Frank Cook, 22, who lives on Draper st., rescued Mrs. J. Buckley, an aged cripple, who resides at 232 Hamilton st. with her son-in-law, W. E. Birge. Mr. Birge rescued his wife and daughter Alice, who is 10. The Birge home was directly across the steet from the Mahoney home, which was practically gutted by fire, and sparks caught on the Birge home, giving the family and those near a bad scare.
   Lewis R. Sullivan, who lives at 106 Homes av., was one of the first men on the scene and he notified many of the families about him of the fire. He also rescued Lillian Ahern of 221 Hamilton st. who is 7 years of age. She is the daughter of Patrick Ahern, whose house was partially destroyed by fire.
   Benjamin H. Hunt Jr., his father and children had a very narrow escape from being burned to death. The house was a mass of flames on the outside. It was next to the unoccupied three-apartment house where the fire broke out. LeRoy and Byron Hunt, 8 and 6 years of age, respectively, awakened their father and grandfather, Benjamin H. Hunt Sr., upon hearing the crackling of the flames on the outside of the house. Mrs. Hunt is in Washington, D. C., on a vacation, and knew nothing about the fire. Mr. Hunt had open doors for the newspaper men and gave them permission to use his telephone.
The Boston Globe 27 September 1915
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ACTOR GOES GAILY TO JAIL
Charles Ahearn Willing to Serve Six Months to Escape Alimony.
Charles Ahearn, who was doing a thriving business on the vaudeville circuit of the Middle West, left Cleveland on Saturday night and appeared at the Sheriff's office yesterday with the news that he was going to Ludlow Street Jail for six months in order to escape paying his wife alimony. Ahearn sued his wife, Vesta, for a divorce and she sued him for a separation. She won and received $35 a week. He owes her $655. Because Ahearn didn't keep the payments up Justice Shearn signed the order of arrest and then postponed the service two weeks to let the defendant complete his contracts.

Deputy Sheriffs McDonnell and Zeltner escorted Ahearn to the jail. He was chipper and chatty en route and thought it quite possible that he would meet others of his profession in the Alimony Club, and that some very good entertainments might be given to the end that dull care might be banished. Ahearn has a suit for $50,000 pending against Sime Silverman, publisher of a theatrical paper, whom he accuses of alienating the affections of Mrs. Ahearn.

New York Times 28 September 1915
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LOCAL NEWS
Miss Ellen Ahern underwent an operation at the Naeve hospital Wednesday. Today she is reported to be resting easily and it is hoped by her many friends that she will recover rapidly.
The Evening Tribune 30 September 1915
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BRIEFS
Mrs. E. J. Ahern of Meadow street who has been visiting in Ridgefield and Norwalk, has returned home.
Naugatuck Daily News 7 October 1915
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21 LITTLE VICTIMS OF PEABODY FIRE ARE FOUND
Chirf of Police Says No Person Was Criminally Responsible For Disaster
PEABODY, Mass., Oct. 29.—The bodies of 21 girl pupils of St. John's parochial school, who lost their lives yesterday in a fire which swept through the building before they had time to escape, were claimed by their parents today. Five bodies remained overnight in an undertaking establishment while relatives endeavored to identify them. Four of these had been identified at noon and there remained the charred form of a little girls, burned beyond recognition. When the fourth had been taken away, Mrs. John Ahearn, mother of Agnes Ahearn, eight years old, who was unaccounted for, went to the morgue and finally accepted the body as that of her child. It was placed in a coffin and sent to her home.

While investigation has not fully established the origin of the fire, Acting Chief Neal of the state police, after an investigation today announced that he found no one was criminally responsible, He said that while the building was badly constructed, it complied with the essential requirements of the law. "The real fault in the building was the fact that all the stairs led toward the center of the building and not towards the exits," said Chief Neal. "I am convinced the inspectors did their duty. The investigation, so far as the state is concerned, is over." One of the many theories advanced today to explain the origin of the fire was that the sweepings kept in the basement storeroom, where the blaze is believed to have started, may have contained match heads dropped on the floor by some of the boy pupils.

Reno Evening Gazette 29 October 1915
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MARRIAGES
AHEARN—HUNT.—On the ?? September, at St. Monica's, Essendon, by the Rev. Father Nealon, P.P., James Vincent, fourth son of Mrs. and the late James Ahearn, Sugar Loaf Creek, Broadford, to Nora, daughter of Mrs. and the late Henry James Hunt, shire engineer (late ?). Present address, Waterford, G? street, Essendon.
The Argus 1 November 1915
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NEW ARMY
A commission in the 6th Leinster Regiment has been granted to Mr. George W. Ahern, son of Mr. William Ahern, J.P., Ross Quarries, Mountnugent, Co. Meath.
The Irish Times 10 November 1915
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State President Thomas A. Ahern of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, who resides in New Haven, will pay an official visit to Naugatuck aerie Monday night. He will be accompnanied by other state officers. There will be degree work and final action will be taken on the proposed new by-laws.
Naugatuck Daily News 13 November 1915
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ATTLEBORO
Veteran Hack Driver.
Attleboro has a depot carriage driver who has held the job 30 years. He is James Ahern, better known as "Jim, the Hackman." Mr. Ahern was born in Townsend and when a boy came to Attleboro. He began work as a station carriage man for F. A. Newell, and for the past 27 years has been employed in the same capacity by H. B. Shaw. Gov. Morse, Gov. Russell, Gov. Greenhalge and several Congressmen have ridden in his carriage. Mr. Ahern is known to all Attleboro and traveling salesmen and everybody holds friendship for "Jim."
The Boston Globe 14 November 1915
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CAMBRIDGE.
Michael Ahern of 106 4th st., employed at the Squire plant, was injured last night by being struck in the stomach by the pole of a wagon. He died this morning at the Cambridge Relief Hospital.
The Boston Globe 15 November 1915
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MARRIAGES.
CLARKE—AHERN.—On the 10th August, at St. Peter's Church, Normanville, by the Rev. Father McNamara, George Joseph, third son of Mr. Thomas Clarke, Lovely Valley, Wattle Flat, to Aileen Mary, third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ahern, Yankalilla.
The Adelaide Advertiser 24 November 1915
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HIGGINS—AHERN
Revere Resident Takes Bride at Rectory of St. Agnes' Church in Arlington.
ARLINGTON, Jan. 1—In the rectory of St. Agnes' Church this evening Miss Katherine M. Ahern of 155 Warren st. was married to John M. Higgins of Revere by Rev. Matthew J. Flaherty, the pastor. The bride was attended by her sister, Helen F. Ahern. J. M. Brophy of Chelsea was best man. The bride was attired in a shell pink gown, with Georgian crepe and pearl trimmings, and wore a diamond pendant, the gift of the groom. The bridesmaid wore pale blue satin, with an overdress of rose chiffon. The maid of honor, Agnes Ahern, was gowned in yellow crepe silk trimmed with fur. A wedding supper was served at Young's Hotel, attended by the immediate relatives. The honeymoon will be passed in New York and the South.
The Boston Globe 2 January 1916
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DISTRICT COURT NEWS
Because testimony showed Mrs. Thomas Ahern to have $800 in bank Chief Justice Covington yesterday ordered the dismissal of the indictment charging nonsupport against Thomas Ahern. Attorney J. J. Costigan appeared for the husband.
The Washington Post 15 January 1916
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MRS. JOHN H. MURPHY DIES SUDDENLY
Succumbs to Heart Failure After Visiting a Sick Neighbor
Mrs. Mary (O'Neil) Murphy, wife of John H. Murphy, and one of the most highly respected residents of this city, died suddenly early this morning at her home at 5 Madison street, age 75 years. Death was probably due to heart failure, as yesterday she appeared to be in excellent health.

During the evening she had visited the home of an aged neighbor and friend and remained there until 10:30 o'clock when she went to her home, but expecting to be called again about midnight she lay down without undressing. Shortly before 2 o'clock, her daughter Elizabeth was awakened by a noise in her mother's room, and on investigating found that her mother had lighted the lamp. She appeared to fall just as the daughter arrived and caught the lamp before it fell. She succumbed a short time after.

Mrs. Murphy was a native of Ireland, but came to this country when very young. She married Mr. Murphy in Lowell on May 22, 1859, and immediately afterward came to Woburn where she has resided ever since. Mr. Murphy was one of the best known tanners in this vicinity in his day.

She made many friends during her residence in this city, and was a kind and friendly neighbor beloved by all who knew her and her sudden death will cause great sorrow among the large circle of her acquaintances. Besides her husband she is survived by five daughters, Katherine, wife of David Cuneo, the well known fruit merchant, Mrs. Nellie O'Neil of Warren, R.I., and Misses Margaret, Anna and Elizabeth of this city, and one son, Jeremiah of Green street. She also leaves three brothers, Charles, Peter and Daniel O'Neil and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Ahern all of Lowell. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at St. Charles church at 9 o'clock.

Woburn Daily Times 17 January 1916
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Jim Doner Honored by Public Officials
Veteran Custodian of County Court House Given Testimonial Dinner.
"Jim" Doner, who for nearly thirty years has been custodian of the County Courthouse, was given a testimonial dinner last night by the members of the Corridor Club, after a theatre party. Among those at the guest table were Borough President Louis H. Pounds, Register E. T. O'Loughlin, County Judge Robert H. Roy, A. E. Vass, J. A. Livingston, County Clerk William E. Kelly, Commissioner of Public Works Edmund W. Voorhies.

After an address, in which he praised the fidelity of Doner to his position and to his friends, Borough President Pounds on behalf of the club, presented Doner with a diamond studded watch fob. Other speakers were George N. Buchanan, T. J. Dady and Register O'Loughlin. Among those present were:
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Ahern, Fred
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Brooklyn Standard Union 3 February 1916
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FINE DOGS SHOWN HERE
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Washington Kennel Club Gives Exhibition in Downtown Hotel
The Washington Kennel Club introduced a new custom here last night when it gave an exhibition of collies and bulldogs at the Ebbitt, marked by an unusually interesting number of entrees, and the presence of some of the city's most ardent dog lovers. The onyx room of the hotel was translated into a kennel for the purpose and many of the city's best known dogs were presented for the judgment of experts.
 . . . 
The owners and winners in the two classes were as follows:
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Collies . . . Male Dogs, under 2 years old—First, Maj. George P. Ahern, Lochinvar Fox; . . . 
The Washington Post 4 February 1916
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Six Illinois A. C. track and field athletes will go to New York to compete in the National A. A. U. championships March 8. Those who will make the trip are Dan Ahearn, Joie Ray, Ivan Meyer, J. E. Bechtel, J. E. Miller and J. W. Tierney.
The Chicago Day Book 6 March 1916
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   When Mike Gibbons eliminated the "dancing master," Jake Ahearn, at St. Paul recently by the decisive method of a knockout he clarified the middleweight situation considerably. He also made it very plain what a lead pipe cinch Packey McFarland would have annexing the welterweight title. With Ahearn out, the middleweight fight title now rests among three persons . . . Al McCoy, Mike Gibbons and Les Darcy, who challenged the winner of the Gibbons-Ahearn bout. McCoy is considered something of a joke, although very few of his foes have ever been able to make him appear laughable. Les Darcy, the new comet of the firmament, is one to whom Gibbons and McCoy owe thanks for having cleared from the title path such formidable obstacles as Jimmy Clabby, Eddie McGoorty and Jeff Smith.
   Undoubtedly Darcy and Gibbons are the only pair seriously considered, despite McCoy's technical claim to the title. If the Australian and the Twin City star should battle a long fight the winner would undoubtedly be hailed as the world's champion at the weight. McFarland held Gibbons even in their New York meeting. Many gave him the margin. Gibbons knocked out Ahearn and Ahearn held even, or better, the famous Jack Dillon, considered by all the best light heavyweight in the game and by many given a good chance to defeat Willard despite the disparity in their weight and size. This brings McFarland close up to the top of the lot. If he started in to defend the welterweight title there are few that would have the ghost of a chance with him.
Brattleboro Daily Reformer 7 March 1916
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COTTAGE IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
Total Loss to Home of Dave Ahern, 723 Avenue I.
Estimated at $1,000.
Fire at 8:30 o'clock yesterday evening damaged the home of Dave Ahern, 723 Avenue I. and its contents, to the extent of about $1,000 before extinguished by the fire department. Mrs. Ahern suffered a slight burn on the hand. The fire started with the explosion of a gasoline stove and threatened for a time to spread to adjoining houses.
Galveston Daily News 7 March 1916
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TULLAMORE SHOOTING AFFRAY
Excitement Subsiding In the Town
   It was expected that further arrests would have been made yesterday in connection with the shooting affray in Tullamore on Monday night. Apart, however, from the four members of the Sinn Fein organization who are in custody in the local jail further arrests have not been made. It was stated yesterday that the police were awaiting instructions from the authorities in Dublin before arresting any of the ten men who escaped from the hall during the mélee.
   On Tuesday night it was feared that a further demonstration would have been made against the Sinn Fein element. A fairly large crowd marched through the streets waving Union Jacks and shouting "Down with the Sinn Feiners!" but mainly through the influence of a Roman Catholic clergyman it quietly dispersed. Previously, however, the police had to protect an individual who was supposed to be indentified with the Sinn Fein movement.
   Though feeling continued to run high in the town yesterday, the day passed off without incident, but the presence of an increased force of police will appear to be necessary for the present. The hearing of the charges against the four men under arrest will be resumed on Monday morning by Mr. Callan, R.M.
SERGEANT AHEARNE.
   Sergeant Ahearne, who was, on Tuesday evening, removed from Tullamore to Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, for treatment, is progressing as satisfactorily as can be expected. On inquiry at the hospital early this morning it was stated that his condition gives no cause for alarm.
The Irish Times 23 March 1916
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IRISH VOLUNTEERS
Another Tullamore Remand
As Sergt. Ahern, who was wounded in the recent Tullamore affray, was unable to attend the special court in Tullamore, on Tuesday, Mr. Fitzgerald, D.I. applied to Mr. W. Callan, B.L., R.M., for a further remand.
King's County Chronicle 6 April 1916
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   Tullamore Shooting Affray.—Yesterday, before Mr. Walter Callan, R.M., at Tullamore, the thirteen young men, members of the Sinn Fein Volunteers, who are in custody on a charge of attempting to murder police officers by firing at them with revolvers in the Sinn Fein Hall, Tullamore, on the night of the 20th March, were further remanded, as Sergeant Ahearn, who was shot, is still in hospital.
The Irish Times 12 April 1916
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GENERAL TELEGRAMS
QUEENSTOWN, April 13.
Maurice Aherne, who was so severely injured by a fall from a building at the reduction works on Saturday last, is progressing favourably, after being unconscious for over two days.
The Hobart Mercury 14 April 1916
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DUBLIN AND DISTRICT
Cruelty to Children.—Yesterday, in the Northern Police Court, before Mr. Drury, Inspector Neely, N.S.P.C.C., charged Ellen Aherne, 88 Lower Gloucester street, Dublin, wife of James Aherne, a carpenter, with having neglected her five children, who range in age from 13 years to 12 weeks. The inspector gave evidence of finding the children neglected, cold, and hungry at various times, while the mother was drinking. Mr. Drury sent her to jail for six months, with hard labour.
The Irish Times 15 April 1916
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NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of JAMES O'BRIEN, late of Greta, in the State of Victoria, farmer, deceased, be granted to the NATIONAL TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS, AND AGENCY COMPANY OF AUSTRALASIA LIMITED, of Queen street, Melbourne, and William James O'Brien (in the said will called William O'Brien), of Greta aforesaid, farmer, the said William James O'Brien being one of the executors named in and appointed by the said will, and the said company, having been duly authorised to make such application by George Smith, of Greta aforesaid, farmer, and Cornelius Joseph Ahern, of Wangaratta, in the said State, solicitor, the other two executors named in the said will.

Dated this 2nd day of May, 1916. AHERN and McSWINEY, Reid street, Wangaratta, proctors, for the applicant.

The Argus 4 May 1916
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—Inspector and Sergeant Shot.—
A grave occurrence took place in Tullamore, King's County, on the evening of March 22, as the result of a disturbance which took place between a crowd of men and youths and some Sinn Fein Volunteers. Two of the Royal Irish Constabulary—County Inspector Crane and Sgt. Ahern—were shot and wounded, the latter somewhat seriously.

The occurrence appears to have originated in the gathering of a crowd antagonistic to the Sinn Feiners in the street opposite rooms occupied by the Irish Volunteers, in William street, Tullamore. A scuffle followed, but not much damage was done, and the police had not much difficulty in separating the parties. The crowd, however, remained in the vicinity of the Sinn Fein meeting place, and when some of the volunteers appeared they were protected by the police. What exactly followed is not known yet, but reports state that stones were then thrown at the windows, and those inside replied to the fusillade by revolver shots. Eventually County Inspector Crane and District Inspector Fitzgerald arrived on the scene, and, aided by some police, began clearing the crowd away.

Afterwards the two inspectors, accompanied by Head Constable Stuart and Sgt. Ahern, entered the rooms with the intention of searching the occupants for arms. The Sinn Feiners refused to allow themselves to be searched, and shots were fired. Sgt. Ahern was shot in the arm and side, and now lies in a precarious condition at the hospital. Inspector Crane was hit in the cheek. Four arrests were made, the prisoners being all Tullamore Volunteers. Three revolvers were seized by the police, one of which was an automatic pistol. A number of extra police are being drafted into the town, and many more arrests are expected. Those under arrest will probably be handed over to the military authorities and dealt with under the Defence of the Realm Act.

South Australian Register 5 May 1916
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Ed J. Ahern traveling salesman for the Brandon Candy company will leave Tuesday evening for a few days combined business and pleasure visit at Chicago.
The Evening Tribune 9 May 1916
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Mgr. O'Hern Honored.
Rome, May 13—Pope Benedict has appointed Mgr. Charles A. O'Hern, vice rector of the American College in Rome, as coadjutor to Mgr. Thomas F. Kennedy, rector of the college, with the right to succeed to the rectorship.
The Washington Post 14 May 1916
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DISCHARGED SOLDIER FINED.
At the City Court yesterday David Ahearn was charged with having unlawfully worn a military uniform. Ahearn, it was stated, was arrested on Monday while under the influence of liquor and in the company of undesirable characters. Ahearn told the Bench that he was only discharged from the military forces on Saturday. The Bench imposed a fine of £3.
The Argus 17 May 1916
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At Tullamore to-day 13 young men, who wore arrested last week in connection with the shooting of Police-sergeant Ahern when an attempt was made to search for arms in the rooms of the Sinn Fein Volunteers, were brought before Mr. Walter Callan in the local courthouse. They were charged with having wilfully fired at, and "attacked with intent to murder, County Inspector Crane, District Inspector Fitzgerald, Head-Constable Stuart and Sergeant Ahern. The public were excluded from the Court. District-Inspector Fitzgerald asked for a remand for eight days, as the principal witness, Sergeant Ahern, was unable to attend. He identified the prisoners as the men who were in the hall when the police were attacked.
Ashburton Guardian 19 May 1916
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THE CREW OF THE QUEEN MARY
LIST OF 1,200 MEN.
   The Secretary of the Admiralty announces that the following petty officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are believed to have been lost when H.M.S. Queen Mary was sunk on May 31 [at the Battle of Jutland]. :— . . . Ahern, M[ichael]. H[arold]. V[ictor]., Sto[ker]., 1st Cl., K.18122 . . .  [From Portsmouth in Hampshire, he left a widow, Emily Eliza of 94 Maitland St., Landport, Portsmouth.]
The Times 7 June 1916
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Miss Dora Carney of Chicago is a guest at the home of M[ichael]. Ahern, West Clark street.
The Evening Tribune 15 June 1916
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PROVINCIAL
While engaged with his son in excavating building material in a quarry, on his own farm at Derreen, Athea, Patrick Ahern was killed by portion of the embankment giving way.
The Irish Times 8 July 1916
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Clarence [Nellie?] and Ed. Ahern each driving an auto late Monday afternoon on Broadway tried to relieve the congested street by passing each other in the same space. The result was that both cars came to a sudden stop after a head on collision. The boys wanted to get the crippled cars off the street before a crowd was attracted, but the severe jolt short circuited the heavy bass horn on the Nellie car and after several desperate attempts to stop the alarm which called out a large crowd of laughing spectators the car was hauled down the street screaming, seemingly louder, all the way to garage, It is said to be Ed's first experience with the Brandon car, but then that isn't saying Ed was to blame for the two cars coming together.
The Evening Tribune 7 August 1916
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BATHER DROWNED IN COUNTY TIPPERARY
On Monday last a suit of clothes was found on the bank of the River Suir near Knocklofty, and was brought to the police at Kilmanahan. Inquiries were made, and it was found that a young man named Ahearn was missing for some days from the Russeltown district. Yesterday a body was taken from the river at Kilnemack, and identified as that of the missing man. He had evidently met his death while bathing.
The Irish Times 9 August 1916
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Pays to advertise. Miss Borghild Johnson lost her solid gold watch and chain Tuesday. Theobold Ahern found the watch. Wednesday Miss Johnson put a "Lost" ad in the Tribune. Thursday Mr. Ahern brought in the watch. "I knew the owner would advertise in the Tribune Wednesday so I looked for it in the want column last night," said Theobold. Total cost to Miss Johnson is 15c for the advertisement exclusive of the worry. Course it pays to advertise.
The Evening Tribune 24 August 1916
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County Limerick Man's Death.—Yesterday, in a thick shrubbery, beside Purt Castle, the remains were found of Michael Aherne, a young farmer, who disappeared mysteriously from his home at Moynsha, County Limerick, on the 17th of July. The body was much decomposed.
The Irish Times 12 September 1916
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AHERN APPEALS FINE OF $50 ON LIQUOR CHARGE
Appeared in Court this Morning for Formal Hearing
   David Ahearn of 74 Main street pleaded not guilty to the charge of exposing and keeping liquors illegally for sale, in court this morning, and when Patrolman Timothy E. Walsh testified that he and other officers of the Woburn police had found 32 packages, each containing sixteen half pints of whiskey in the house occupied by Ahearn, together with a quantity of barreled liquor, Judge Johnson found Ahearn guilty and fined him $50. Ahearn appealed and Judge Johnson permitted him to go without bonds for trial in the Superior Court.

   Ahearn told Judge Johnson before the court that he desired to have a formal hearing and have the case go to the higher court, and he offered no evidence and he was not represented by counsel. Patrolman Walsh was the only witness examined by Chief McDermott and Ahearn asked no questions. Patrolman Walsh testified that Ahearn gave the officers the keys to the room in which the liquor was found, after they had threatened to break down the door.

Woburn Daily Times 19 September 1916
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NINE NEW YORK CHAMPIONS ON ALL STAR TEAM
Only 3 Clubs Have More Than One Representative on All American.
WINGED FIST LEADS WITH FOUR CHOICES
 . . . The hop, step and Jump berth on the All Americans goes to Dan Ahearne of the Illinois A. C., the world's record holder. Dan came East for the nationals and met the cream of the "triple leppers." Like Caesar, Dan can say, "Veni, vidi, vici"—"I came, I saw, I conquered!" Dan won with a performance of 46 feet ½ inch, defeating all of his ancient rivals, including his brother Tim and Platt Adams of the New York A. C. They were the only ones to question his All American rights, and Dan easily proved his superiority.
The New York Sun 24 September 1916
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TASMANIAN CASUALTIES.
Mrs. J. Aherne, 284-Macquarie street, Hobart, has received news that her son, Corporal H. E. Aherne, has been seriously wounded in France. Mrs. Aherne has three other sons at the front.
The Hobart Mercury 28 September 1916
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ROLL OF HONOUR
DIED OF WOUNDS
NEW ZEALAND RIFLE BRIGADE.
Ahern, R. J., 24/1884 (Mrs. J. G. Ahern, Aramoho, m.); 23rd September
Wellington Evening Post 7 October 1916
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WEST BRATTLEBORO
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hearn of Quebec, who are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barney, went Monday to Williamsville to visit old friends. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Burnett of Canal street.
Vermont Phoenix 13 October 1916
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Bomb damaged garage of ex-Ald. Thos. J. Ahern at Colorado and Spalding avs. Police probing.
BOMB THROWING A MYSTERY
Bomb was thrown through transom of an apartment building at Colorado av. and Jackson blvd., owned by T. [Thomas] J. Ahern, former alderman, last night Damage will be less than $150. Families in apartment were aroused. Ahern said he is sure union labor was not responsible.
The Chicago Day Book 26 October 1916
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TELEPHONE CLERK TO GET 'CHANGE SEAT
Employers Will Reward John Ahearn, in Their Service for Fifteen Years.
A second uniformed employe of the Stock Exchange is to be advanced to full membership on the board as soon as John H. Jacquelin Co., 52 Broadway, have completed arrangements for the purchase of a seat for John Ahearn. Ahearn has been chief telephone clerk on the Exchange for the Jacquelin firm for fifteen years. Last Week Underhill & Gilmor bought a seat for Philip Miller, sergeant of the messenger boys on the floor. These promotions of employes to membership on the Exchange caused considerable comment in the Street yesterday. In the past the Stock Exchange, with its membership limited to 1,100 men, has been considered as a rather exclusive club, but the signs point towards a distinct change in this respect. The break from precedent came first last Spring, when S. S. Schuyler, of Schuyler, Chadwick & Burnham bought a seat for one of the firm's office force as a reward for long and skillful service. One reason ascribed for the promotion of Stock Exchange employes is the heavy business done in securities these days. Messengers and telephone clerks of long experience are qualified to step right into the crowds on the floor and hold up their end. They become distinct assets to their firms without a period of "breaking in." John H. Jacquelin & Co. are one of the five big odd-lot houses, the details of whose business on the Exchange have expanded largely since the period of million-share days began. The firm already has six floor members, and, like other odd-lot firms, has been forced to unusual exertions to execute its orders.
New York Times 14 November 1916
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KILLED BY AUTO TRUCK
Akron, O., Nov. 17.—Several hundred people saw Albert Ahern, fifty, plumber, instantly killed at the busiest corner in the city when he stumbled and fell in front of a heavy automobile truck. The driver had no time to stop. Ahern's chest was crushed.
The Piqua Leader-Dispatch 17 November 1916
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HELD TO ANSWER
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22.—Sitting as juvenile judge today, Superior Judge Mogan held to answer Dr. W. S. Card, a physician, with offices in the Westbank building, on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor through the commission of a criminal operation. Isabelle Ahern is the child in question. The State Medical Board prosecuted the case.
Oakland Tribune 22 November 1916
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DAVID AHERN IS FOUND GUILTY IN SUPERIOR COURT
   David Ahern of 74 Main street was found guilty by a jury in the Superior court yesterday, on violations of the liquor law. The police offered as evidence 516 half pints of whisky which, they alleged was found in the cellar of Ahern's house. Ahern will be sentenced Monday.
Woburn Daily Times 12 January 1917
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EXPRESS TRAIN KILLS FOUR.
Plows Through Gang of Section Hands; Seriously Injures Two.
Wilmington, Del., Jan 13—Four men were killed and two seriously injured today when an express train on the Pennsylvania Railroad plowed through a gang of section hands at Bellevue, near here. The men had stepped from the path of a freight directly in front of the express. Eugene Ahern, foreman, is the only one thus far identified.
The Washington Post 14 January 1917
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Mrs. James Burns of Ellendale arrived in the city Thursday for a few days visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. Theobold Ahern.
The Evening Tribune 19 January 1917
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Bequests by John Ahern
WORCESTER, Jan 27—The will of John Ahern of Worcester, filed for probate today, bequeaths $50 to the Working Boys' Home in Roxbury, $50 to the Sisters of Mercy of St. Paul's parish in Worcester, $100 to the Catholic Church Extension Society, $50 to St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire, $100 to the bishop of Nashua, N. H., $100 to Sister Ursula, formerly Miss Nellie Ahern of Trenton, N. J. $100 to Rev. Patrick Walsh of Henniker, N. H. $50 to Rev. John F. Boland of Orange and $50 to the Rev. J. F. Reilly of St. Peter's Church, Worcester, the last three bequests for masses.
The Boston Globe 28 January 1917
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MARRIAGES
AHERNE — O'NEILL — Jan. 30th, 1917, at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Minane Bridge (with Nuptial Mass), by the Rev. Father Leonard, Jerome J. Aherne, Ballingarry, Belgooly, to Lizzie B. O'Neill, Farrenbrien West.
The Cork Examiner 19 February 1917
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A Surprise Party Wednesday Evening
Mrs. Wm. Hodgins was pleasantly surprised Wednesday evening by a number of her friends and the recipient of a number of handsome gifts. After social intercourse and a vocal number by four young ladies luncheon was served. Those present were Mrs. Otis Elam, Mrs. Joe Ahearn, Mrs. Leo Ahearn, Mrs. Rupert Cannon, Mrs. Henry Krondak, Mrs. Jas. Doty, Mrs. Joe Duracha, Miss Ethel Ahearn, Misses Alice and Cynthia Lingley, Miss Hilda Franklin, Lester Allen, Jack Duracha and Mrs. Hodgins.
The Leavenworth Echo 23 February 1917
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MARRIAGES
AHERN — NOONAN — Feb. 20th, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Lisgriffin (with Nuptial Mass), by the Rev. L. M. Ryan, O.P., St. Saviour's, Dublin, assisted by Rev. J. Casey, C.C., Carriganima, and Rev. M. Bowler, C.C. Buttevant, John, son of the late Daniel Ahern, Ballyhooly, to Nora Mai, fourth daughter of Denis Noonan, Drinagh, Buttevant.
The Cork Examiner 10 March 1917
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RETURNING SOLDIERS.
The following invalided Tasmanian soldiers are expected to return shortly:
 . . . Corporal Aherne, H. E., 52nd Battalion; . . . 
The Hobart Mercury 24 March 1917
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WEDDING
CAREY—AHERN A quiet wedding was celebrated on the 28th of December 1916 at the Roman Catholic Church, Thursday Island, the Rev. Father Hach officiating, when Mr. James Carey, of the Telegraph Department, Cape York, and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Carey, of Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland, was married to Miss May Ahern, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Edmond Ahern and Mrs. Ahern, of Oakvale, Victoria. The Misses Maggie McNulty and Kitty McGregor were bridesmaids, and Mr. Jack McNulty best man. After the ceremony the happy couple left by launch for Cape York, where they will in future reside.
Townsville Daily Bulletin 2 April 1917
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GAS-TRACTION-TRIBUNE-CITY HALL GANG
MAY NOT CONTROL NEW COUNCIL
How will the new city council stand on gas, traction, telephone and Commonwealth Edison franchises or rate schedules, all of which must be renewed this year or the next two years? Will the new council back up Mayor Thompson if the mayor reappoints Jake Loeb to be a member of the school board? How will the council stand if another street car strike comes next summer, following lack of success in negotiating a new wage agreement?

These are among big questions talked about today in connection with the new and re-elected aldermen who won in the balloting yesterday. That Mayor Thompson lost and the Municipal Voters' league gained in the election is conceded on all sides. Though the Thompson-Lundin organization was successful in picking off Merriam, Sitts, Buck and Kearns, retiring aldermen who fought the City Hall's payroll grabs, there are among the incoming aldermen several figures who will be aggressively against the City Hall machine. New men like George F. Iliff, Charles V. Johnson, George M. Maypole, Joe Kostner and others are already counted on by enemies of the mayor. Organized labor figures that Thomas Ahern, the new alderman from the 13th, is a gain for labor because Ahern used to be a member of the street car men's union and in his previous term as an alderman was always with labor.

The Chicago Day Book 4 April 1917
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RETURNED SOLDIERS.
LARGE CONTINGENT ARRIVES.
HEROES FROM POZIERES AND
MOUQUET FARM.
LAUNCESTON, April 13.
Quite the biggest batch of soldiers which has so far returned from the front arrived by the s.s. Rotomahana yesterday. The majority of the men were engaged in the battles of Mouquet Farm and Pozieres. They were accorded an enthusiastic homecoming. The names of the men, together with their ailments, are as under:-
 . . . Corporal H. E. Aherne, 52nd Battalion, gunshot wound right knee. . . . 
The Hobart Mercury 16 April 1917
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A WIDOW AND A WILL.
MAINTENANCE OFFERED INSUFFICIENT.
Brisbane, April 20.   
In the Supreme Court to-day Mr. Justice Chubb delivered his reserved judgment in the matter of an application by Catherine Ahearn, widow of Patrick Ahearn, of Mount Walker, near Rosewood, for such alteration to be made in the terms of her late husband's will as to provide her with adequate maintenance. The testator left estate to the value of nearly £8,000, and left his three sons all, except £400, which he bequeathed to his widow. He also left a request that the sons would allow her to continue to live in the house Under the Testators' Families Maintenance Act an application was made for an annuity of £3 per week for life, in addition to a lump sum of £185. The sons had also offered to grant the widow £1 per week.

His Honor found that the net value of the estate was approximately £7,300. He was of opinion that the maintenance offered was insufficient. He directed the executors to pay the sum of £500 to the widow, with interest at the rate of 4 1/2 per cent., from the date of the testators death, together with £2 12/ per week for life as from the same date. Costs were ordered to be paid out of the estate.

The South Australian Advertiser 21 April 1917
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THE LATE LANCE-CORPORAL G. AHERN
Lance Corporal Gerald Ahern was killed in action on April 2, 1917, in France. Before enlisting he was on home service at Fort Glanville, and prior to that was employed at the Islington workshops. He was well liked by a large circle of friends.
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Lance-Corporal G. Ahern.
The South Australian Advertiser 27 April 1917
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ENGLEWOOD HAPPENINGS
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ramsay of 521 61st St. celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary at their home Friday evening, April 20. Many friends and relatives gathered around the young couple and a very pleasant and long-remembered evening passed. Many lovely and useful gifts of wood were received. Mrs. Ramsay was formerly Anabel Ahern.
Suburbanite Economist 4 May 1917
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BIRTHS
GETTY—May 23, 1917, at 8 Coastguard Cottages Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, to Verne and Annie Getty (nee Ahern), a son.
The Irish Times 29 May 1917
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Ahern—Crowley
John J. Ahern of Cambridge and Miss Margaret B. Crowley of Charlestown were married at the rectory of St. Francis de Sales' Church, last evening, by Rev. William H. Walsh. The bridesmaid was Miss Grace A. L. Nolan of Charlestown and Stephen H. Duffy Jr. was the best man. The reception was in the upper banquet hall of the Quincy House. Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will reside in Cambridge.
The Boston Globe 11 June 1917
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CARE OF SOLDIERS GIVEN TO O'HERN
Capital Priest Is Entrusted With High Mission.
NAMED BY CARDINAL GIBBONS
Represents Catholic Church of America In New Duties.
The Rev. Lewis J. O'Hern, C. S. P., of St. Paul's College, at Brookland, was today accredited by Cardinal Gibbons as the official representative of the American hierarchy in all that pertains to the spiritual care of the Catholic soldiers in our army, the provision of halls for services, and all similar matters calling for relations with the National Government. Expressing the solicitude of the church for the welfare of the men who are fighting "for God and country," the cardinal said today that Pope Benedict has given a dispensation under which priests at the front may celebrate mass and administer the sacraments under conditions that heretofore would have been barriers. . . . 

The news of the appointment came as a complete surprise to Father O'Hern's colleagues at Catholic University. The Rev. Dr. Pace, in the absence from town of the rector and vice rector of the university, said nothing had been known there regarding the appointment. At Fort Myer, where Father O'Hern is known as "the soldiers' friend", surprise and gratification were expressed. It is probable that no one, except the three cardinals and the members of the hierarchy who met in annual convention a few weeks ago, was aware even that the move had been contemplated. . . . 

The Rev. Lewis J. O'Hern, C. S. P., was ordained in 1903 and for seven years was associated with the Paulist Mission at Winchester, Tenn., preaching through the South. His superiors then sent him to Rome to continue special studies at the great colleges there. Receiving the degrees of doctor of divinity and doctor of canon law, Father O'Hern returned to America in 1912 and was appointed professor of dogmatic theology and canon law at the Catholic University of America. To his duties at the university were added those of representative of the hierarchy in appointing army and navy chaplains. During the last few years Father O'Hern's work has consisted of teaching at the Catholic University, lecturing to classes in the Apostolic Mission House, directing the work of the army and navy chaplains, writing for the press, and on important occasions preaching in large cities of the United States.

Three brothers of Father O'Hern are also priests and have attained reputations as orators and missionary workers. A fifth brother is Major E. P. O'Hern, U. S. A., prominent in army circles and noted as a writer and an authority on technical military affairs.

The Washington Times 17 June 1917
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2nd Lieut. Moss Aherne, R.A.F.
He was well known in Youghal, and has been successfully through the great battle at Messines Ridge. On the eve of the fight he wrote to a friend: "We are ready to go over the top at any moment. The men of the Ulster Division are on our right, and there is a healthy rivalry between them and the Southerns as to who will reach our objective first. The North and the South are one on the field. Would that that were so in Ireland."
Cork Examiner 20 June 1917
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D.S.O. FOR CO CORK PRIEST
The great work performed by the Catholic priests with the armies in the field of battle, their wonderful devotion to duty, and the sangfroid with which they are ever ready to face the greatest personal dangers in order to bring the consolation of religion to the seriously wounded or dying Catholic soldier, has won the admiration of all, and has been spoken of in terms of the highest praise by all those who have seen the Catholic priest go along places swept by shot and shell to reach the side of some mortally wounded Catholic soldier, to whom he may be privileged to minister the last rites of his religion before he is called before his Creator and Redeemer. Their wonderful bravery and courage have been rewarded by bestowal of decorations from the Government, and one of the latest to be so decorated is a County Cork priest, Rev. Father D[avid]. Aherne, C.S.S.R., upon whom the D.S.O. has been conferred.

Father Aherne was born near Fermoy, and was educated at St. Colman's College, Fermoy, whence he proceeded to the Irish College, Rome, to continue his ecclesiastical studies and, then going to Paris, where he finished his theological course and was ordained by Most Rev. Dr. Browne for his native diocese of Cloyne. Having laboured zealously for some years as a secular priest he joined the Redemptorist Order, and as a member of this distinguished Order he conducted with great success numerous missions in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. When the war broke out he was one of the first chaplains to accompany the soldiers to France, where he has been through most of the battles which have been fought, and where his great bravery and devotion to duty have been recognized by all. He was mentioned frequently in dispatches, was raised to the rank of Major, and last week was awarded the D.S.O.

He is most popular with all ranks, officers and men looking upon him with admiration because of his great zeal for souls and his utter disregard for personal risks, however great, in the execution of his duty to the Catholic soldiers. Some years ago the English as well as the Irish and Scotch papers, spoke of his great heroism on the occasion of his going down a mine in Scotland (while giving a mission there) in a big pit disaster, to minister to Catholics. Father Aherne is a great lover of his native land, and was an intimate friend of the late Major Willie Redmond, M.P., and although of middle age, his ambition is to join the self-sacrificing priests who are seeking souls for God in China (Maynooth Mission). Father Aherne, who is a real Irish and saintly priest, a true son of St. Alphonsus, is to be heartily congratulated, and his many friends trust that he shall have his ambitions realised, and that he shall be long spared to work with his great missionary zeal for the salvation of souls and the teachings of the Catholic Church, of which he is such a devoted and noble son.
Cork Examiner 22 June 1917
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Army Orders
Three days' leave granted Major George P. Ahern.
The Washington Times 22 June 1917
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Boston has made a start on using women for work usually done by men. Building Commissioner O'Hearn has issued elevator licenses to three young women to run elevators in the Old South building after they had proved their operating capabilities on the City Hall annex cars. Ten others have filed applications.
Hyannis Patriot 25 June 1917
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The Zetetra club gave a dance last evening in Mather Columbus hall in honor of Miss Rose M. Smith, who is visiting Miss Effie Hays of Sixth street, and Miss Angela Rupp of Chillicothe, Mo., who is a guest of Miss Margaret O'Hern of Cypress street. Twenty-five couples were in attendance. Music was furnished by Kearney's orchestra. Dancing was from 9 to 12 o'clock, after which luncheon was served.
Hannibal Courier Post 4 July 1917
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E. J. Ahern and L. E. Blakely left Saturday in the former's Buick for an over Sunday visit with friends in the twin cities.
The Evening Tribune 7 July 1917
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Mrs. T. J. Ahern was suddenly taken ill late Sunday afternoon and for a time all hope of her recovery was given up, but she rallied and Monday morning was very much better and was pronounced by her physician to be out of danger.
The Evening Tribune 9 July 1917
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ROLL OF HONOR ON FIRST CALL TO THE COLORS
UNDER NEW LAW
Following are the names of the 1,858 Washington men, drawn yesterday, from whom the District of Columbia's quota of 929 for the first national army of 687,000 men will be selected. The names are arranged according to exemption districts. Elsewhere will be found the numbers, in the order in which they were drawn, of Washington men who may be called to make up later armies should they be called.

TENTH DIVISION.
Quota, 95; number to be summoned, 190. All northwest, unless otherwise specified. Headquarters, No. 10 police station, Park road, between Georgia and Sherman avenues, for registrants at Wilson Normal, Park View, West, Brightwood and Brookland schools and the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company.
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1014-Elmer M. Ahern, 1311 Gallatin.
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FIFTH DIVISION.
Quota, 91; number to be summoned, 182. All southeast. Headquarters, No. 5 police station, Fifth and E streets, for registrants at Eastern High, Bryan and Van Ness schools.
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513-Geo. L. Ahern, 1343 E. Capitol.
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The Washington Post 21 July 1917
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Miss George Doty was pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening by a party of her friends, the occasion being her 18th birthday. Games were indulged in to a late hour when a delicious lunch was served. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Durracha, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ahearn, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kringle, Mrs. Clark Knapp, Mrs. L. Meinecke, Mrs. A. M. Doty, Mrs. J. C. Davis, Mrs. R. A. Cannon, Alice and Cynthia Lingley, Hilda Franklin, Ethel Ahearn, Agnes Davis, Arleigh and Alfrieda Wheeler, Delora Smith, Margaret Cannon, George Doty, Guy Montgomery, Fred Getchman, Vollie and Neil Franklin, Vernon Doty, Bobby Ahearn, Jack Durracha.
The Leavenworth Echo 3 August 1917
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SOCIETY NOTES
Ahern—McDonough Nuptials
At nuptial high mass Wednesday morning at the St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic church, Mr. John Ahern and Miss Isabelle McDonough, the daughter of Mrs. M. McDonough of East Chestnut street, were united in marriage. The wedding occurred at 7:30 o'clock. The bride wore a white suit of khaki-kool cloth, with a white Milan hat and carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet-peas. The bridesmaid, Miss Nora McDonough, a sister of the bride, wore a rose-colored gown of the same material. Mr. John Collins acted an best man. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large number of the friends and relatives of the young people, both of whom have a large circle of friends in this city. Following the ceremony the bridal party enjoyed a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride's mother and later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Ahern left for an automobile trip to Akron, Cleveland and Buffalo, N. Y., after which they will return to this city where Mr. Ahern is a florist.
The Democratic Banner 3 August 1917
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SENTENCES AT CITY COMMISSION
Mr. Justice Pim, at the City Commissions, sentenced John A. Patterson to four months' imprisonment for uttering documents purporting to be the wills of the late Jas. Watters, Michael Cannon and Mary Breen were released on a rule of bail. For bigamy and larceny of a cycle, James Brown was sentenced to six months and two months, to run concurrently. Bridget Cox, for a separation allowance fraud, was allowed out on her own recognisances; Patrick Ahern, for the larceny of sheets, was sentenced to two months' hard labour. Michael Keane, convicted of stealing tarpaulin, and John O'Reilly, carrier, of the larceny of a quantity of clothing, each received one month's imprisonment. In the case of Mrs. Camphor, convicted of the conversion of goods, she was allowed out conditionally on restitution being made.
Freeman's Journal 6 August 1917
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Attempted Murder
SWEETHEARTS QUARREL.—At Newcastle West, Mr. H. R. Jones, R. M., took depositions in the case of Patrick M'Mahon, a young farm labourer, charged with the attempted murder of Kate Ahern, a servant in the employment of Mr. Wm. Mullane, Ballygeale, by cutting the young woman's throat with a razor. The prisoner and Ahern were in service at a farm in the Newcastle West district, kept company, and were on terms of intimacy. They were together on the night of July 23rd July last, and the following morning Mr. Mullane discovered the young woman lying near his house with her throat cut. She was treated at the Workhouse, and became convalescent. The inquiry was adjourned.
Freeman's Journal 10 August 1917
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LOCAL NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Ahern and family returned Sunday from their summer home in Berrien Springs.
The Englewood Economist 22 August 1917
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SECOND LIST
KILLED
Irish Guards-AHERN, 6728, J., Cork
The Freeman's Journal 31 August 1917
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Military Service Ballot.
WANGANUI, MANAWATU AND TARANAKI RESERVISTS.
The following is the drawing of the Tenth ballot:—
NO. 20 (WANGANUI RECRUITING DISTRICT).
Abbott, John Charles, clerk in holy orders, Martinborough.
Adams, George, tailor, 6 Ridgway St., Wanganui.
Adams, George Uredale, clerk, Criterion Hotel, Wanganui.
Adams, Hugh Neil, train examiner, care of railway station, Ohakune.
Ahern, Patrick, labourer, Kirikau, Kaitieke.
Ahern, Roy Alexander, painter, Murray St., Aramoho, Wanganui.
The Wanganui Chronicle 4 September 1917
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TWO RESCUES AT SWIMMING MEET
Cambridge Official and Life Guard Save Girls
The annual swimming races at Magazine Beach, Cambridge, yesterday afternoon were featured by the rescue of two entrants from the water by John J. Ahern, Chairman of the Cambridge Park Board, and Daniel McQuillen, one of the life-guards. The attention of Mr. Ahern was attracted to one of the swimmers, Mary Romaka, aged 11, of 159 Cambridge st. in the 50-yard race. Molly Smith, also aged 11, who was leading, shouted "Look out for the girl in the blue hat." Mr. Ahern, who was on the finish float, dove into the water. He came up to the exhausted girl and brought her to the beach. . . . 
The Boston Globe 9 September 1917
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INDICT E. ST. LOUIS MAYOR
Mollman, His Aid, and Thirty-Nine Others
Held by Grand Jury as Result of Race Riot
St. Louis, Sept. 10.—Mayor Fred W. Mollman of East St. Louis, Ill., and his secretary, Maurice Ahern, were indicted in Belleville, Ill., in connection with the East St. Louis race riots, May 28 to July 2, in which between fifty and a hundred negroes and several white men were killed, scores of persons beaten and many homes and buildings burned by fires started by the enraged mob. Mollman is charged with malfeasance in office and Ahern with conspiracy. The indictments were returned by the grand jury in its final report to Judge George A. Crow of the circuit court at Bellville. The grand jury in its report declares the resignation of the mayor would be "the greatest good he can do." In addition to the indictments against Mayor Mollman and Ahern, seven other indictments were returned against 39 persons, the names of whom will be withheld until those named shall have been arrested.
The Daily Free Press 10 September 1917
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SHOTS IN THE DARK.—The house of William D. Aherne, farmer, Tullig, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick, was fired into on Monday night. Mr. Aherne is secretary of the Devon Road Creamery Co., where a dispute between some of its employees was recently adjusted by a vote of the shareholders. Other houses in the district were attacked some time ago.
Freeman's Journal 12 September 1917
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MAYOR INDICTED.
Charged With Dilatoriness During Race Riots
Belleville, Ill., Sept. 8.—Mayor Fred Mollmann of East St. Louis and his private secretary, Maurice Ahearn were indicted today in connection with the grand jury inquiry into the recent race riots in East St. Louis.

Indictments were returned against 37 other persons but their names were not made public as the capiases for their arrest had not been issued. The grand jury submitted a report scoring the mayor for alleged dilatoriness in taking means to curb the rioters and recommended that he be removed from office.

The Watchman and Southron 12 September 1917
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The 34th Reinforcements.
The following men from this district went forward with the 34th Reinforcements yesterday from Invercargill:—
Timothy Ahern, Wreys Bush.
Martin Belotti, Wairio.
John Campbell, Thornbury.
Giles J. Callings, Nightcaps.
Terence Fitzsimmons, Wairio.
Hector J. Hill, Clifden.
Joseph John Kelly, Wreys Bush.
Alex. R. Officer, Thornbury.
William E. Quested, Nightcaps.
Otautau Standard & Wallace Co. Chronicle 18 September 1917
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THE CALL FOR MEN.
Men from the country who have recently enlisted to fight for the defence of Australia:— William Patrick Ahern (Yankalilla), Francis Simons (Mount Compass), John Norambro Neill (McLaren Vale), Frank Gardiner (Templers), Herbert Rayner Hicks (Gladstone), Lawrence Trin Carron (Crafers), Leonard William Macklin (Murray Bridge), Hubert Charles Smith, and Gustav Oscar Zeunert (Murray Bridge).
The Adelaide Advertiser 26 September 1917
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AHERNE.—On September 23, 1917, at Weymouth, England (drowned), Reg., dearly loved fourth son of James and Lena Aherne, of 284 Macquarie-street, Hobart. Deeply mourned.
The Hobart Mercury 29 September 1917
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MARRIAGES
RYAN — AHERNE — On Oct. 3rd, at St. Mary of the Angels R.C. Church, King's Road, Cardiff, by the Very Rev. Canon Duggan, P.P., Daniel James, second son of John Hadden Ryan, "Thoverton", Cardiff, to Mary Josephine (Joe), youngest daughter of Edward Aherne, Dock Terrace, Passage West.
The Cork Examiner 13 October 1917
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BALLOT APPEALS.
THE LOCAL LIST
The following appeals have been set down for hearing before the First Wellington Military Service Board at Wanganui on the 29th, 30th and 31st insts. Those men who have been instructed to appear on October 29th are as follow:—
Edward Conway, freezing chamber hand, Castlecliff; Alex Phillips, farmer, No. 2 Line, Wanganui; Frederick Palliser, shepherd, Bushy Park, Kai Iwi; Roy Alexander Ahern, painter, Murray St., Aramoho;
The Wanganui Chronicle 15 October 1917
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SITTING IN WANGANUI.
   A sitting of the First Wellington Military Service Board was held yesterday. Present: Messrs. D. G. A. Cooper, S.M. (chairman), D. McLaren, and Guy C. Williams.
   Captain Walker appeared for the Defence Department.
APPEAL ALLOWED.
   Roy Alex. Ahern appealed for exemption. Mr. Mackay for the appellant stated that the appellant was anxious to go into camp, but had appealed at the request of his mother, who was in a very poor state of health. Both of appellant's elder brothers had been killed in action, and appellant, who was only 20, was the eldest surviving child. Evidence in support of counsel's statement having been given, the appeal was allowed. The Chairman said that the board took the opportunity of sympathising with the parents in the honourable death of their sons.
The Wanganui Chronicle 30 October 1917
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BALANCE OF FIRST DIVISION.
The following members of the First Division are deemed to have been called up for service in the N.Z. Expeditionary Force:—
No. 20 (WANGANUI) RECRUITING DISTRICT
Ahern, Roy Alexander, painter, Murray St., Aramoho.
The Wanganui Chronicle 4 December 1917
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WAR CASUALTIES.
The following names appeared in official casualty lists which have been issued during the past four or five weeks. The names have not been previously published in the "Herald:"
WOUNDED.
Pte. NORMAN JEROME AHEARN, Bathurst (third occasion).
The Sydney Morning Herald 1 January 1918
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WED ENSIGN GEO. W. LOFT.
Daughter of John F. Ahearn Marries Son of ex-Congressman.
Former Borough President John F. Ahearn and Mrs. Ahearn yesterday announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth A. Ahearn, to Ensign George W. Loft, son of ex-Congressman George W. Loft. The wedding took place at Washington on Monday. Mrs. Loft was graduated from the Sacred Heart Academy in this city, and is a member of several charitable organizations on the east side, where she passed most of her life at her parents' home, 296 East Broadway. Ensign Loft was graduated from the Unites States Naval Academy and is at present on duty in Washington.
New York Times 10 January 1918
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LOSES LIFE SAVING DROWNING CHILD
George O. Gallerani Victim of Spy Pond Accident
Francis Ahern, Arlington, Suffering From Icy Immersion
   ARLINGTON, Jan. 18—George O. Gallerani, age 32, of 386 Massachusetts av. gave his life this afternoon to rescue Francis Ahern, the 2½-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Ahern of Wyman terrace. On account of the Garfield edict [shutting down plants to save fuel for the war effort] Mr. Gallerani was out of work today and went to Spy Pond to skate. Mr. Ahern took his little son to the pond to see the skaters and walked to the platform in front of the Arlington Boat Club house. At this point there is a space of some 25 feet square kept open for the wild ducks that spend the Winter there.
   The baby ambled away from its father and fell into the open water. The shouts of those near attracted Gallerani, skating by. He dove into the icy water with clothes and skates on, caught the child and lifted it onto the ice. In trying to get out himself the ice broke and allowed him to slide back into the water again. He disappeared almost immediately and did not reappear. A long pole with a hook on the end was secured from men harvesting ice on the pond and with this the body of Gallerani was brought to the surface. Drs. Bruce I. Lawley and Ezekiel Pratt, summoned, worked in vain with a pulmotor. The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Hartwell & Son.
   The baby, as the result of its experience, is in dangerous condition at the home of its parents.
   Gallerani was a powerfully built young man and had exhibited in many strong man acts. He was an expert swimmer. It is believed he was seized by cramps. He was born in Boston and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gallerani. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Joseph and James Gallerani. The funeral will take place Monday.
The Boston Globe 19 January 1918
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ARLINGTON LOCAL NEWS
Drowning Accident
   A sad drowning accident occurred Friday noon, Jan. 18th, when George Gallerani, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincenzo Gallerani of 386 Mass. Ave., Arlington gave his life rescuing from Spy Pond, Francis Ahern, the 2 ½ year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ahern of 50 Wyman Terrace, Arlington.
   The young Ahern boy who had gone to the pond with two other children was playing on the ice near the canal cut by the ice company in front of the Boat Club, when he suddenly slipped in. Gallerani, who was skating on the pond, heard the cries for help and hurrying to the spot, jumped into the water, without stopping to remove his skates. He succeeded in pushing the Ahern boy up on the ice to safety but he himself slipped back into the water, probably overcome by the cold. Men from the ice house quickly launched a boat and with boat hooks located the body under the ice. The body was taken to the Boat Club and the police notified. Patrolmen Belyea and Nolan hastened to the pond with the pulmotor and they, with the assistance of Dr. Brace I. Lawley tried to revive Gallerani, but without success.
   That was the first time that the pulmotor has been called into use. Dr. Ezekiel Pratt attended the Ahern boy who was taken home. Gallerani who was a fancy skater, had been trying out a new pair of skates which he had just purchased. He was employed as a metal spinner by the American Soda Fountain Company, Boston, which was closed in compliance with the orders of the fuel committee.
   Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Anthony's Italian Catholic church, Somerville, where a solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Nazarens Properzi, celebrant, Rev. L. Toma, deacon, and Rev. F. Berti, sub-deacon. The bearers were Harry Cooke, William Christie, Gino Paccetti, Anthony Bianchi, Anthony Montouri and William Lippi. The services were attended by a large number of friends from this town and Boston, and there was an abundance of beautiful floral tributes.
Lexington Minuteman 26 January 1918
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Mr. and Mrs. John A'Hearn, Dorchester, Have Three Sons in War Service
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CLARENCE A'HEARN
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HAROLD B. A'HEARN
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LEONARD A'HEARN
   Mr. and Mrs. John A'Hearn of 13 Bruce st., Dorchester, formerly of Covington st., South Boston, are the parents of three sons who are now in war service. The oldest, Leonard A'Hearn, aged 26, was born in South Boston and enlisted in the Coast Artillery four years ago. He has an excellent record for marksmanship. Last summer his organization went to the Mexican border with the other National Guardsmen and he rose to the rank of sergeant. When his organization was called into service in the present war he promptly responded. He is at present in France. A letter arrived recently which stated that he had been made the top sergeant of Co. A of the 101st Regiment, Field Artillery.
   His brother Clarence, aged 24, better known in sporting and social circles as "Midge," is now at Princeton University in the Aviation School. He was born in South Boston and upon his graduation from the Mechanic Arts High School he became a clerk for the Boston & Maine Railroad. When war was declared he enrolled in the Aviation Corps and is studying for a commission in that branch, He is very well known in South Boston. He was a member of the Covington Club, an athletic organization.
   The youngest of the family, Harold B. A'Hearn, 21, is at Camp Upton, in the Quartermaster Department., He graduated from the Thomas N. Hart School and also the High School of Commerce. For several years he was connected with the Western Union as a statistical clerk.
   The father of the boys spends much of his time doing his "bit." He is a member of the war savings fund committee. Mrs. A'Hearn is a hard worker in the Red Cross Society.
The Boston Globe 13 February 1918
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MILITARY APPEAL BOARD.
CASES FOR NEXT SITTINGS
A sitting of the First Wellington Military Appeal Board will be held at the Courthouse, Wanganui, on Tuesday, March 19, when the following appeals will be heard:—
Ahern, Roy Alexander, painter, Aramoho, Wanganui.
The Wanganui Chronicle 9 March 1918
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Two Louisville trainmen were killed and one was injured yesterday afternoon when a northbound Louisville & Nashville freight train on it's way to Louisville struck a small push car loaded with crossties near Bonnieville, a station about sixty-five miles south of Louisville. Michael O'Hearn, 35 years old, engineer, of 1207 West Oak Street, was crushed and scalded to death. O'Hearn was a brother of Sergt. Patrick O'Hearn, of the First district police station. He leaves three other brothers, John, Edward and Jerry O'Hearn, and a sister, Miss Katherine O'Hearn. A son, Michael O'Hearn, Jr., also survives. O'Hearn had been with the L. & N. Railroad for twelve years. He was considered one of the most efficient engineers on the road.
Louisville Courier Journal 10 March 1918
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MILITARY LAW IN CLARE.
Offences Against New Regulations.
At Ennis yesterday, before Mr. McElroy, R.M., and Mr. P. J, Kelly, R.M., John Ahern, John O'Brien, and Joseph Dinan were charged with unlawful assembly and illigal drilling at Bridgetown, Co. Clare, on February 24. O'Brien refused to recognise the right of the Court to try him. Ahern gave bails for his future good conduct, and the other defendants were sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour, and to a further three months in default of bail.
The Irish Times 19 March 1918
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MILITARY SERVICE BOARD.
At a sitting of the Military Service Board yesterday, appeals were dealt with as follows:—
R. A. Ahern, adjourned sine die.
The Wanganui Chronicle 20 March 1918
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Services were held Sunday evening at St Charles Church and the beautiful service flag, which was donated by the Young Ladies' Sodality, was blessed. This flag contains nine stars, representing nine young men who have offered their services for their country. They are: Mr. John Ahern, Mr. John Riepenhoff, Mr. John Scofield, Mr. Wm. Scofield, Mr. Lawrence Barmann. Mr. Joseph Roddy, Mr. Edward Roddy, Mr. Frank Roddy, and Mr. Edgar Roddy. The lecture was delivered by the Rev. Father Malone, of Foster, Ohio, and was fine in every detail. Others priests on the altar were: Rev. Wm. Casey, Rev. James Kelly, Rev. Walter Roddy and Rev. John Conroy.
Xenia Evening Gazette 21 March 1918
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ST. JAMES, STRATFORD
Masses at 8:30, 10:30; high mass at 10:30, with the following special musical program by the choir:  . . . Choir members: Mrs. Agnes Lane McNamara, Miss Anna Ahearn, . . . 
Bridgeport Telegram 30 March 1918
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PERSONAL AND LOCAL
Miss Margaret O'Hern of Hannibal is the guest of Miss Angela Rupp.
Chillicothe Constitution 12 April 1918
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Ellen M. Nolan
The funeral of Ellen M. Nolan was largely attended at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the bereaved home, 1146 Stratford avenue, Stratford. A high mass of requiem was sung at 9 o'clock at St. James church by Rev. M. J. O'Connor. The pall bearers were William Ryan, James Cullen, William McDonald, Patrick Ahearn, Edward Kiernan and John Wood. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.
Bridgeport Telegram 13 April 1918
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DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE
Retirement
Constable Patrick W. Ahern, 38D, who joined the force from Co. Limerick some twelve years ago, has voluntarilty resigned, and returned to his native place, Limerick.
The Irish Times 20 April 1918
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Joseph Allard
The funeral of Joseph Allard was held at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning from his late home, Wood End road, Stratford, and a half hour later from St. James church. Rev. M. J. O'Connor sang a high mass of requiem. The pall bearers were Patrick Callahan, Timothy Ryan, John Doyle, Cornelius Ahern, John McGrath and Patrick Culen. Interment was in St. Michael's cemetery.
Bridgeport Telegram 8 May 1918
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MAHONEY—O'HEARN.
Miss Laura Mahoney and Mr. Leo O'Hearn, of Louisville, were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart church, in Louisville, May 8, 1918, Rev. Patrick J. Walsh, officiating. Miss Mahoney is a charming young lady and a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Mahoney, of Louisville, and is pleasantly remembered here where she resided several years ago, and went to school here. Mr. O'Hearn is a son of Mr. Thos. O'Hearn of Marksbury, and is in every way worthy of the prize he has won. Both young people have many friends here who wish them much success and happiness.
BARR—O'HEARN
Miss Mary Barr and Mr. T. D. O'Hearn surprised their friends by motoring to Richmond May 14th, where they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. H. B. Shulte. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Barr, and is one of Garrard's most efficient teachers. The groom is a son of Mr. Thos. O'Hearn, and is one of Garrard's most promising young farmers, and a young man of sterling worth. The congratulations of their many friends go with them for a long and happy life.
The Central Record 23 May 1918
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Margaret M. Ahern
Funeral services for Margaret M. Ahern were held at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, 37 Read street and at 10 o'clock at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. The Rev. Edward Shaughnessey celebrated a solemn high mass, assisted by the Rev. Terrence B. Smith as deacon and the Rev. Michael Lynch, sub-deacon. The pall bearers were James Rawley, Timothy Ryan, Cornelius Ahern, Patrick Ahern and Joseph and John Hotz. The burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.
Bridgeport Telegram 1 June 1918
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Dr. Edward F. McGovern of Lafayette street, Miss Loretta Ahearn, Miss May C. Mooney and Mrs. James L. Smith motored yesterday to Camp Upton [Yaphank, NY], where they visited William Martin who is stationed there.
Bridgeport Telegram 3 June 1918
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LEGAL NOTICES.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES.—Probate Jurisdiction.—In the Will and Codicil of JOHN AHEARN, late of Burwood, in the State of New South Wales, Contractor, deceased.—Pursuant to the Wills Probate and Administration Act, 1808, and the Testators' Family Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916, Notice is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any debt of claim upon or affecting the Estate of JOHN AHEARN, the abovenamed deceased, who died on or about the eighteenth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and nine, and Probate of whose Will was granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, in its Probate Jurisdiction, on the fourteenth day of December, 1910, to ELIZABETH AHEARN, of Burwood, aforesaid, and JOHN FRANCIS HENNESSEY, of Sydney, the Executrix and Executor named in the said Will, are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to us, the undersigned Proctors for the said Executrix and Executor, on or before the fifteenth day of June, 1918, at the expiration of which time the said John Francis Hennessey, the surviving Executor of the said Will, will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the persons entitled thereto having regard to the debts and claims only of which he shall have had notice, and the said John Francis Hennessey will not be liable for the assets so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim he shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution. Dated this 30th day of May, 1918. PIGOTT and STINSON, Proctors for the Executor, 2 Castlereagh-street, Sydney.
The Sydney Morning Herald 3 June 1918
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HOSPITAL STOCK HOLDERS HAVE MEETING
Trustees to Serve on Board Elected at Annual Meeting of Stockholders
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Greenville hospital was held on Monday afternoon in the Board of Trade rooms. J. S. Matson of the board of trustees resigned and was suplemented by Frank Layng. J. M. Mathers, C. D. Rissell, Frank Ahearn and S. D. Hum were re-elected to serve on the board of trustees. Miss Agnes Achre is secretary of the association.
The Evening Record 12 June 1918
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Leonard W. A'Hearn of Dorchester Commissioned
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LIEUT. LEONARD W. A'HEARN
Leonard W. A'Hearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A'Hearn of 13 Bruce st., Dorchester, has been commissioned a second lieutenant, according to word received by his parents from France, where the young man has been since last Fall. He is attached to Co. D, 101st Infantry. He left Framingham with the 101st, and after reaching France was made a sergeant. He is a graduate of the Thomas N. Hart School of South Boston and was studying at Boston College when he went into the service. He has two brothers, both of whom are in the service, Clarence J., who is training for aviation at San Antonio, Tex., and who expects to qualify this week, and Harold B., who is in the quartermaster Corps at Camp Upton.
The Boston Globe 14 June 1918
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TWO SECTION HANDS KILLED.
James O'Hern, 45 years old, and Frank Koci 46 years old, section hands employed by the Rock Island railroad, were killed early yesterday morning a mile west of Tinley Park on the Rock Island tracks when a freight train ran into the handcar on which they were riding.
Chicago Tribune 17 June 1918
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MAY CUT HOT WATER DOWN.
Ahearn Says Bronx Must Have Coal or Take Cold Baths.
Deputy Fuel Administrator Joseph F. Ahearn of Bronx County yesterday issued a statement, in which he urged vigorous action on the part of the Anthracite Committee. Otherwise he predicted that the present shortage of coal would make it necessary to reduce the hot water supply in 14,000 apartment houses in Bronx County to a few hours each day on three days a week, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. "At the present time we are unable to take care of the current demand of the county, much less permit our residents to put in the bins next Winter's storage supply. We need 1,344,000 tons to supply 750,000 persons who live north of the Harlem River, exclusive of the supply required for public utilities. It will be remembered that in January and February of this year we had more than 800 apartment houses without coal for several weeks because of the congestion of the railroads and the frozen condition of the Harlem River, Bronx River, Westchester Creek, and other water routes leading into the Bronx. Our daily tonnage should be 5,000 tons. We have not had more than 1,000 tons a day during the past month, and unless some speeding up is started immediately it will be necessary to cut off the coal now being used.
New York Times 24 June 1918
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CARBON
Rev. Frank Ahern and family returned to Carbon Friday of last week. They have been living near Shenandoah. They will remain in Carbon until conference.
Adams County Free Press 29 June 1918
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Brooklyn Boards Register New lists for US Service
Local Board #39, 307 Smith St., will send the following to Camp Upton tomorrow.
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John J. Ahearn, 388 Sackett st.
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Brooklyn Standard Union 21 July 1918
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SANDWICH
Mrs. Philip Ahearn of Fall River was recently the guest of her brother, Rev. W. F. Davis, Jr.
Hyannis Patriot 29 July 1918
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Unclaimed Money.
NEXT OF KIN AND HEIRS WANTED.
Ahern, Augustine, born County Cork 1820 (heirs of)
Townsville Daily Bulletin 7 August 1918
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Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Johnson of Bridgeport are stopping at the Stowe cottage on the shore front at Myrtle beach for a week. Other guests who are stopping at the Stowe cottage are Patrick Ahearn, and Patrick FitzGee of Shelton, Miss Elizabeth Tracy and Miss Julia Scully of Hartford, Miss Anna Kelley of New Britain and Miss Helen Hutchinson of New York.
Bridgeport Telegram 16 August 1918
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2000 AT PATRIOTIC RALLY IN CAMBRIDGE
A patriotic rally at Rindge Field, North Cambridge, last night was attended by more than 2000 persons. Park Commissioner John J. Ahern presided. The program was arranged by the War Service Unit of Boston Y. M. C. U. Thomas Clifford directed the efforts of the Cambridge Community singers. Other features were lantern slides, moving pictures of the boys in France, addresses on patriotism and lectures on food conservation. The Naval Band from Hingham played.
The Boston Globe 22 August 1918
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Recent guests registered at the Island View hotel are William Ahearn and John Knott of Ansonia,  . . . 
Bridgeport Telegram 23 August 1918
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AYER
District Court
John D. Ahearn, of Salem, was arraigned for reckless driving of his automobile. The case against him was dismissed by request of Chief Beaty on the ground that he defendant was held merely to await the result of injuries to a man who was run down near the camp and injured by Ahearn's machine. The injured man has completely recovered.
Turner's Public Spirit 24 August 1918
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YANKS ARE PRISONERS
The War Department has received information from the Spanish embassy in Berlin that the following Americans are held in prison camps: Corporals Francis X. Miller, Honesdale, Pa., and James O'Hearn, 195 Chestnut avenue, Staten Island, N. Y., Privates Ralph H. Albright, 1727 Monument avenue, Philadelphia; Salvatore Fazio, Passiac, N. J.; William Fenstermaker, Bowmanstown, Pa., and Charles Pellattiro, Hooversville, Pa.
The Washington Times 25 August 1918
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CITY NEWS
   Miss Alma Scott, who spent several days with her friend, Miss Ethel Ahearn, left Sunday for her home in Seattle.
   Mrs. J. R. Ahearn arrived home Sunday from Seattle where she spent a week visiting friends.
   Mrs. Cleo Ahearn and baby left Tuesday for Delta, Wash., where Mr. Ahearn has a position in the rail road shop. They will make Delta their future home.
The Leavenworth Echo 30 August 1918
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Thrift Stamp Contest
Winners in Other Counties
Deer Lodge county—Miss Margaret Ahern and Miss Anna Zugel, both of Anaconda.
Helena Independent 10 September 1918
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SOMERVILLE
Announcement is made of the coming marriage of Alderman Maurice F. Ahearn of Ward 2 and Miss Margaret J. Finn of 6 Giles pk. at St. Joseph's Church, Sept. 23.
The Boston Globe 14 September 1918
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MEN ON NEW STAFF OF GENERAL PERSHING
Colonel Edward P. O'Hern, Chief of Ordnance, is a New Yorker and a West Pointer of the class of 1894. He has for years been one of the most noted officers of the Ordnance Department of the army. Colonel O'Hern is 40 years old.
New York Times 15 September 1918
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NEW ENGLAND NAMES ON
THE CASUALTY LIST
   Today's casualty list for New England does not contain any names of Lowell soldiers. The list follows:—
 . . . 
Wounded Severely
   Lt. Leonard W. A'Hearn, 13 Bruce st., Ashmont, Mass.
The Lowell Sun 11 October 1918
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Miss May Rose Ahearn of State street has returned from a visit spent with her mother in Norwich.
Bridgeport Telegram 11 October 1918
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ENSIGN J. B. AHERN HAD PREMONITION OF FATE
   MANCHESTER, N. H., Oct. 12 Ensign John B. Ahern, who is supposed to have lost his life when the Ticonderoga was torpedoed and its passengers shot down by a German submarine, was born here 23 years ago, attended Holy Rosary and St. Joseph's High School, Colby Academy, St. Anselm's College and Georgetown. He was enrolled at Washington University Law School when he entered the Navy. He was a football player of renown and in track events won many trophies. He was a gunner electrician as well as an ensign. This was his sixth trip on the Ticonderoga. He had a premonition that he would not survive it, imparting his fears to his mother and several friends while home on his last furlough. He took his sweater, awarded him at St. Anselm's College, with him when he went away, saying he felt sure he would have to "take a swim," as he was positive a German submarine would get the vessel as they had been attempting to do.
   He described the Ticonderoga as "a big, lumbering, slow-going vessel, which was liable to stall at any time."
   He was the son of Ex-Councilman Daniel J. Ahern of 556 Brown av, and is survived by his parents, a younger brother, now in the training camp at Georgetown, who was the first boy to volunteer from the Manchester High School, and three sisters. Young Ahern was a fine specimen of physical manhood, weighing 205 pounds and standing 6 feet 2½ inches in height.
The Boston Globe 13 October 1918
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GARDNER
Corp. Montee, who was drafted early last Spring while employed as a salesman at the Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company office in Buffalo, was killed in action in France Sept. 8. He was a resident of Gardner for a number of years, and is a nephew of Supt. George E. O'Hearn of the Heywood plant.
The Boston Globe 13 October 1918
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LOCAL AND GENERAL.
We are asked to state that Private John Wm. Ahearn, of the Canterbury Infantry Regt., whose name appears among the list of wounded, is wrongly stated as from Wanganui. He comes from Westport, and is a nephew, not a son, of Mr. J. G. Ahearn, of Aramoho.
The Wanganui Chronicle 14 October 1918
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Four Sons In: Fifth Drafted
Mrs. Ahern Not in favor of Present Peace Talks
   Mrs. Bridget Ahern of 43 Talcott Avenue this city feels that she has already "done her bit" for Uncle Sam for four of her sons are in the service and a fifth son expects to be called to the colors shortly. Two of the boys are already in France; another is supposedly on the way overseas, while the fourth is in a southern training camp awaiting his turn to be sent to the front line.
   Priv. David P. Ahern, aged 22, has been the longest in the service, and is with Troop E, 2d United States Cavalry in France. He enlisted June 5, 1917, the day of the first national draft, and went overseas last March. Letters from him state that he is in the best of health and spirits. Before his enlistment he worked for the Powers Paper Company of this city.
   Priv. John J. Flanagan, a son of Mrs. Ahern by her first marriage, enlisted December 10, 1917, in Sixth Co., 50th Regt. of the coast artillery. He was stationed for several months at Camp Merritt, N. J. and arrived in France about two weeks ago. He was employed at the Armory as a gun maker before taking up active duties against the Kaiser. Priv. Flanagan is 32 years old.
   Priv. Thomas P. Ahern was the third member of the "fighting" family to don khaki. He was drafted into the headquarters department of the 50th Coast Artillery, which by strange coincidence was the regiment his brother had joined the week previous. The last word that his family received from him was about two weeks ago, when he was at the embarkment point, ready to go to France. He is 26 years old.
   Priv. William F. Ahern entered the National Army August 27, and is at present stationed in the hospital corps at Base Hospital No. 26 at Camp McClellan, Ala. He is 24 years old and was employed by the Holyoke Card and Paper Company.
   Another "fighting" Ahern who expects to get into the "big scrap" soon is Edward J. Ahern, the youngest member of the family, who registered in the last draft. He will make no claim of exemption.
   Mrs. Ahern says that she is willing to give her fifth and last son to the great cause, and hopes that they will all be members of the great American army when it enters Berlin. "I'm glad that the peace talk is over with," said Mrs. Ahern when interviewed at her home last night. "We are going to win this war the right way, and I am confident my boys will be found there doing their bit."
   All the sons, before they joined the army, lived with their mother in her home, 43 Talcott Avenue.

[Note: Bridget's second oldest son, James C. Flanagan, had already served in the military for three years prior to World War I. He was married and a father by the time the war broke out.]

Springfield Union 16 October 1918
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CITY NEWS
   Miss Ethel Ahearn and Miss Mary Clark left Sunday on No. 1 for Everett where they intend to spend the winter.
   Mrs. J. R. left the first of this week for Everett where Mr. Ahearn has been for the past three weeks. The family made Leavenworth their home for twelve years.
   Mrs. J. R. Ahearn told the Echo before leaving for Everett that her son Harry was married at Newport News, Virginia, in June last, and in September left for France.
The Leavenworth Echo 25 October 1918
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G. U. Star Athlete Killed At Sea
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Ensign John Ahern, former Georgetown football star,
killed by shell from German U-Boat.

SURVIVOR TELLS HOW AHERN DIED
"He couldn't do much with the guns, sir, she just blazed away and the men at the after gun were blown to pieces." This is how a survivor of the ill-fated American steamer Ticonderoga, sunk in the Atlantic by a German submarine early this month, told how Ensign John B. Ahern, star tackle on the championship football team at Georgetown University in 1916, met his death as chief of the gun crew on the Ticonderoga. "Our gun crews did not fire more than five or six shots," the survivor said. "Ahern and his men stuck to their posts till an eight-inch shell hit them. We saw them no more." That he was to be the victim of some mishap at sea was the premonition Ahern had before the Ticonderoga sailed from Newport News late in September. In letters to his parents, who live in Manchester, N. H., and to his brother, Dan Ahern, also a Blue and Gray football star, he said he believed the Huns would surely get the Ticonderoga. Ahern had made five trips across during his service in the navy. He enlisted in September, 1918, as an electrician, second class. After examination at Charleston navy yard he was promoted to be gunner, with the rank of ensign.

A graduate of St. Joseph's high school in Manchester, Ahern was a finished athlete when he came to Georgetown. He was a star on the cinder path as well as on the gridiron. On a previous trip of the Ticonderoga the Germans made an attempt to get her, Ahern wrote to his friends. A shot intended for his vessel struck the steamer Tippecanoe. Ahern was one of more than a hundred officers and enlisted men who perished on the Ticonderoga. His brother, Dan, is a member of the naval unit this term at Georgetown. He is studying for a commission.

The Washington Times 29 October 1918
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3 IN OAKLAND CASUALTY LIST
Sergeant George Ahern Dies of Wounds; Privates Van der Loo Wounded, Magnani Missing.
The casualty list for yesterday adds the names of three more east bay boys to the Nation's honor roll. They are: Sergeant George Calvert Ahern, 328 Nineteenth street, died of wounds; Private John James Van der Lee [sic], 4360 Howe street, slightly wounded, and Private Steve Magnani, 1705 Seventh street, missing. Sergeant Ahern, who was mortally wounded during the opening battle on the Hindenberg line on September 26, was an actor of some note and was well known to the residents of the east bay district, having played in a number of Oakland theatres. He was 32 years old and was the son of Daniel J. Ahern, a customs inspector in San Francisco. . . . 
San Francisco Examiner 4 November 1918
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Two Wounded by Same Shrapnel Bit
SANTA BARBARA, Nov. 9.—George Ahern was killed and Walter Eason wounded by the same piece of shrapnel while in action at the front, September 28, according to a telegram received today by J. R. Crone of the American Film Company. Both men went with the second contingent of selected men. Ahern was promoted to first sergeant. He has two brothers in the service.
Oakland Tribune 9 November 1918
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MEDFORD
Private Philip J. Ahern, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Ahearn of 7 Norton av., Hillside district, has received from Maj-Gen. Edwards, commander of the 26th Division, a special citation for bravery in action in the Toul section between April 2 and 14, in addition to the customary citation for bravery in action, Ahearn is a member of the 104th Regiment and served with the 8th Infantry at the Mexican border in 1916.
The Boston Globe 9 November 1918
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What is said to be the largest privately owned United States flag was displayed yesterday afternoon from the third story window of the residence of Lieut. Col E. P. O'Hern, 2011 Kalorama road northwest. Lieutenant Colonel O'Hern is in France with the American forces.
The Washington Times 12 November 1918
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ARLINGTON LOCAL NEWS
On Jan. 18, George O. Gallerani of 386 Mass. avenue, lost his life while saving Francis Ahern, age 3 years, from drowning in Spy Pond, and in recognition of his deed a silver medal has been awarded by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, his family receiving the award.
Lexington Minuteman 16 November 1918
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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
TO
UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN
Published by the United War Work
Campaign Committee of Arlington
Joseph M. Ahearn1.00
Daniel F. Ahern10.00
Dennis Ahern5.00
Mrs. F. Ahern.50
George E. Ahern10.00
George F. Ahern1.00
John J. Ahern2.00
Katherine Ahern2.00
Mary E. Ahern2.00
Maurice P. Ahern5.00
The Misses Minnie, Agnes and Annie Ahern3.00
Arlington Advocate 30 November 1918
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Miss Ahern, Editor of Library Journal, Talks
Miss M. E. Ahern, editor of Public Libraries, delivered a talk on "The Story of Our Craft" before the members of the Library School at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Miss Ahern will talk on the same subject this morning at 10 o'clock. "Public Libraries" is a library journal which is published in Chicago.
Daily Illini 10 December 1918
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ROCKHAMPTON January 10.
A sad drowning accident occurred in the Fitzroy River this morning. Harold Ahern, 9 years of age, residing at Glenmore road with his parents, was sent a message and on his way he met another lad named Frank Arnold. The pair decided to go for a swim near the Alexandra Bridge. They got into a dingey which was moored in the stream, Ahearn remarking "I can dive better than you." Ahern dived into the river and never came up again. Arnold gave the alarm and Constables Quinn and Duffy, with a tracker, repaired to the scene. They recovered the body a short distance from the dingey.
The Brisbane Courier 11 January 1919
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ORPHEUM THEATRE
TODAY—FRIDAY—SATURDAY
Charlie Ahearn, the Tramp
And His Comedy Company, Presenting
"AT THE HIGH LIFE CABARET."
Urbana Daily Courier 23 January 1919
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POLICE COURTS.
HOBART.
At the City Police Court yesterday, before Mr. E. W. Turner, Police Magistrate, Jesse Harrison, an old age pensioner, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Elizabeth-street at 1.35 p.m. on January 27. A conviction was recorded.

Patrick Ahearn and George Douglas Grant were charged with disturbing the peace in Bathurst-street on January 23. Grant pleaded guilty, and Ahearn not guilty. Inspector Lonergan stated that at 10.30 p.m. on January 23 he heard loud voices in the vicinity of Highfield Hotel. He heard somebody call out, "You cowardly swine," and then, as if addressed to another party, "Didn't you see him kick me in the face when I was down?" Witness hurried in the direction, and heard a thud, as if somebody had been knocked down; then all was quiet. Upon arrival, witness saw a man lying on the road unconscious, and bleeding freely from wounds in the face. The other defendant (Grant) was just leaving him with a man named Mills. Witness went after Grant, and asked him what the man lying on the road had done to him. Grant replied, "He has been following me about all the evening, wanting beer." Grant was also bleeding from the face, and his hands were, covered with blood. Grant was arrested, and the other man, Ahearn, was taken to the hospital in an unconscious condition. Ahearn stated subsequently that they had had an argument over a girl, and as he was struck, he was forced to protect himself. Both defendants were found guilty, and were each fined 10s.

The Hobart Mercury 29 January 1919
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THE D.S.O.
Maj. (T./Lt.-Col.) D. Ahern, D.S.O., No. 11 Fld Amb., R.A.M.C., has received a Bar to his D.S.O.—For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty from August 30 to September 3, 1918, during operations on the Arras front. He was responsible for the clearing of casualties from the divisional front. He showed great forethought in selecting sites for his forward posts, especially in establishing one post in a village which proved to be of the utmost value as an A.D.S. later on. He was wounded while at his work, but refused to leave until the conclusion of operations. His energy and resource were instrumental in the prompt evacuation of the wounded. [There is a listing in the UK Medical Register for a David Ahern, listed in earlier version as Army Medical Service, qualifications from Edinburgh & Glasgow which shows that a D.S.O. was awarded in 1919.]
The Irish Times 7 February 1919
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TIBURON ROUND-HOUSE
Billy O'Hern, machinist, met with a very painful accident a few days ago while working on a gas engine, his hand being caught between the fly wheel and a pipe, breaking several bones in it. He was treated at the R. R. Hospital and is getting along nicely.
Sausalito News 8 February 1919
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ORDNANCE BRANCH PICNIC
The annual picnic of the Ordnance Branch of the Defence Department was held at Day's Bay yesterday under altogether favourable conditions. There was an attendance of between three and four hundred, and the presence of so many children prompted General Sir Alfred Robin to remark during the presentation of the sports prizes in the afternoon that such a happy gathering of young folks augured very well for the Ordnance Branch of the future. The picnickers left town by the Duchess at 1015 a.m., picking up the Rarotongan contingent from Somes Island on the way, and engaged in a day's sport and pleasure. Lieutenants Austin and Miller, with Corporals Flynn and Barnett as judges, supervised the sports arrangements, and Corporal J. Brown was an efficient secretary. A cold luncheon was provided in the pavilion, and later afternoon tea was served on the grass. Following are the results of the sports items:—
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Egg and Spoon Race for Boys.—Ernest Murdoch 1, Robert Ahern 2, Frank Thomas 3.
Wellington Evening Post 13 February 1919
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SOMERVILLE
Miss Lillian Ahern of 84 Franklin st. was tendered a surprise party at her home last evening, in honor of her 21st birthday. She received many presents. There were solos by Daniel Ahern Sr., Miss Lillian Ahern and Joseph Ahern, assisted by Miss Edna Ahern, pianist.
The Boston Globe 17 February 1919
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DORCHESTER DISTRICT
The parishioners of St. Mark's Church of Ashmont gathered yesterday afternoon at St. Mark's Catholic Club, to plan a demonstration and home-coming for the young men in the parish in the service. It was decided to hold a ball on the evening of April 25 at the Dorchester High School Hall, at which a reception will be given. Tribute will be paid the memory of the young men in the parish who made the supreme sacrifice. A committee of 50 parishioners was appointed to plan the affair. Ex-Mayor John F. Fitzgerald, Jeremiah E. Burke, assistant superintendent of schools: Dr. Leo A. Sullivan, District Chief Walter M. McLean, James F. Wise, William Lawler, John H. Ahern, Fred Murray and Rev,. John M. Farrell, the later spiritual director of the club, made addresses. Another meeting will be held next Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Globe 17 February 1919
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MANY IN SEARCH FOR DOG MASCOT
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Col. Ahern's Collie, Loch, War College Pet, Taken by Man in Auto.
Loch, official mascot of the Army War College, is missing, and his whereabouts is earnestly sought by a host of army officers and civilians. The dog has been for several years the companion of Lieut. Col. George P. Ahern, and has been accustomed to go with Col. Ahern to and fro from the War College on the street cars.

On Lincoln's birthday, Loch became separated from his master, and in wandering about the streets, recognized the Capital [sic] Traction car he was accustomed to ride in, and boarded it at Fourteenth and K streets. He had been accustomed to alight from the car at Florida avenue and proceed to Col. Ahern's home in Belmont street. On this trip the car did not stop at Florida avenue, and the dog remained on until it reached the car barn. The train crew recognized the dog and he was taken back to Fourteenth and K streets and put off. He was there taken up by a man in an automobile and carried away.

Two hundred and fifty young women of the National Service School have joined in the search. The army officers at the War College are also seeking the dog and would rejoice to receive information that would restore Loch to them again. The police also have a description of the collie and are aiding in the search.

The Washington Post 20 February 1919
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COLLIE DOG—Answers to name of Loch, color, sable and white, has cut on left forefoot. Reward paid on return to G. P. Ahern, 1431 Girard st.
The Washington Post 4 March 1919
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AT THE ORPHEUM
Dan Ahearn, a refreshingly cordial young man, with a satisfying humour that regales and enlivens, presents a number which he bills as "The Boy from Your Neighborhood". As an entertainer, "Dan" "has it on any of his competitors" as he evidently gets as much fun out of his efforts as his audience, and that is saying a great deal.
Daily Illini 13 March 1919
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BENDIGO AND DISTRICT.
At the City Court on Monday, Rose Ahearn, licensee of the Butts Hotel, Williamson street, was fined £5 on a charge of not having all the doors leading to the bar locked during prohibited hours on March 2.
Melbourne Argus 1 April 1919
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Two Hundred Tales of Y-D Heroism
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSSES
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates
AHEARN, Corp Timothy, New Haven, Co. C, 102d Infantry—He took command of his company in action near Verdun, Oct. 27, when other officers had become casualties, and led it through the day's action with bravery. Later in the day he rescued a wounded officer under machine-gun fire.
The Boston Globe 25 April 1919
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MARRIAGE LICENCES
Raymond Ahern, Oakland 21
Willielmina O. Connell, Oakland 21
Oakland Tribune 29 April 1919
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BIRTHS
AHERN—June 3, at Gurugal, David street, Clifton Gardens, to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ahern—a son.
The Sydney Morning Herald 5 June 1919
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RAISING RATTLESNAKES
Find There Is a Good Living in a Farm for That Purpose.
The queerest farm in the Ozarks is that of Miss Rose Ahern and her brother, Henry. Several miles up Indian creek, in the heart of the rockiest and roughest part of the hills and bluffs, this brother and sister operate what they call their "diamond rattlesnake farm." And, being in a neighborhood where snakes are plentiful, they are doing a thriving business. For three years the Aherns have been following this business, and they will probably have 300 or 400 snakes this season. They expect to do far better than ever before, now that the war has ended. The principal profits come from the extracting of poison from the rattlesnakes, which is sold at high prices to doctors, chemists and others. Physicians use this poison, after it has been prepared in a scientific manner, for the treatment of epilepsy and other diseases. It is known as crotalin. They also get a good revenue from the sale of live reptiles to museums and traveling shows. The established rate is 2 cents a pound. A large, fat serpent usually brings several dollars. The smaller, poorer specimens are killed and rendered into oil, which has a steady sale at $1 an ounce.
The St. Paul Appeal 14 June 1919
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GOLDFIELD BOYS RETURN FROM SERVICE IN ARMY [sic]
Jerry Ahern, who has been in the naval reserve, returned to Goldfield Saturday evening. During his service he visited the land of his forefathers when the ship in which he was bound for Russia was driven into an Irish port by a storm. Ahern says Russell Budge, the broadest boy for his height that Goldfield ever produced and who enlisted in the navy, is aboard the transport Leviathan, where Ahern says, he will remain until the last soldier is home from France.—Goldfield Tribune.
Nevada State Journal 18 June 1919
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A Proclaimed Gaelic Festival.—At the weekly meeting of the Killarney Urban Council, Mr. William Ahern proposed a resolution protesting against the action of the authorities for the past fortnight in arresting a number of respectable young girls for merely a technical offence, and sending them to jail on a charge that had been dismissed by the magistrates, most of whom had been appointed by the government ; and also against the batoning of the people in the streets on Sunday week without any reason. The Chairman (Mr. Eugene O'Sullivan, J.P.), seconded the resolution. The young girls were arrested and imprisoned for the apparently dread and awful crime of selling flags on the street in connection with the Labour Day demonstration. The function which was being held, and which was suppressed, was a Gaelic League festival, intended to assist the revival of the national language. The resolution, which was supported by Mr. T. O'Connor and Mr. P. Hagward was passed spontaneously.
The Irish Times 21 June 1919
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Jackie Dope Fiend Is Discharged From Hospital
Charles J. Ahern, the Jackie who was picked up two weeks ago in a state of collapse from lack of drugs, has been discharged from the Kankakee state hospital as "improved," according to official notice just received from that institution by the County Judge Roy C. Freeman. Ahern told the local authorities at the time of his commitment as a voluntary patient that he had been addicted to the morphine habit for the past eight months, having acquired it while in the navy.
Urbana Daily Courier 4 July 1919
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Special Sessions Cases
Hilda Ahearn, disorderly house, $25 or five days.
Brooklyn Standard Union 31 July 1919
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MARRIAGES
LONG—AHERNE—On July 22nd at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygarvan, by the Rev. J. Cassidy, P.P., Ballinhassig, James Long, 44 Barrack street, son of the late Wm. Long, Shanacashel House, Kilmichael, to Margaret Martha, daughter of the late Thomas Aherne, Ballygarvan W., Ballygarvan.
The Cork Examiner 2 August 1919
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TROOPS LEAVE STOCK YARDS
Strike Continues In Packing House Plants—13,000 Admitted Out.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8.—State troops were ordered removed today from the scenes of last week's race riots and the Stock Yards. After a general strike of union workers had badly crippled the packing companies and livestock dealers had warned producers to suspend shipments to Chicago temporarily. Although four regiments, including all troops at the Stock Yards, were withdrawn tonight by order of Adjt. Gen. Dickson on request of Mayor Thompson, union leaders declared the strike would continue until policemen and Deputy Sheriffs also had left the yards. The last State troops would be out of Chicago by tomorrow night, according to General Dickson's plans.

Differing claims as to the number of men involved in the strike were made by packers and union leaders tonight. J. W. Johnstone, Secretary of the Stock Yards Labor Council, declared that with 6,000 wool workers who had agreed tonight to join the walkout. 36,000 men had quit work and that 4,000 carpenters and wood workers and 1,200 stationary engineers were expected to join them.

John O'Hern, General Superintendent of Armour & Co., asserted the entire number of strikers was not in excess of 13,000. He said an appeal had been made to union employes of the street railways to stop carrying non-union workers to the Stock Yards. The street car men had promised to consider it, he said. Everett C. Brown, President of the Chicago Livestock Exchange, said the situation was not as bad as had been believed. After a conference with the packers, he said Armour & Co., and Swift & Co. could operate at 80 per cent of normal and Morris & Co. at 60 or 70 per cent. Union leaders declare the strike was in protest against the presence of armed guards—troops, police, and deputy sheriffs—and not because of prejudice against negro workers who returned to work yesterday, after an absence of ten days because of the race riots.

New York Times 9 August 1919
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Marsh's Annual Sheep Sales
WILL BE HELD AT
The Repository, Copley St, Cork

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RAMS—THURSDAY NEXT, 21st AUG.
EWES—FRIDAY NEXT, 22nd AUG.
Entries have been received from  . . . 
John Ahern, Laherdane, Cork; . . . 
The Cork Examiner 20 August 1919
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INTERPROVINCIAL.
(Per Press Association.)
NAPIER, last night.   
The body of Maurice Ahearn, a patient who disappeared from the Napier hospital on August 21, was found floating in the ocean at the breakwater to-day. A verdict was returned that deceased came to his death by drowning, while in an unsound state of mind and a sufferer from an incurable disease.
Poverty Bay Herald 4 September 1919
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Queenstown Strike
The shop-assistants in the five following Queenstown houses have gone on strike for increased wages :— Messrs. Thos. Murray, Ltd., James Madigan, W. E. Aherne, P. Martin, and Mrs. Olsen. The houses are being picketed.
The Cork Examiner 6 September 1919
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MARSH'S SHEEP SALES
Messrs. Wm. Marsh and Sons resumed their autumn sheep sales at the Repository, Copley street, on Thursday. The catalogue comprised close on 2000 head of breeding ewes, store wethers and ewe and wether lambs. There was a splendid attendance of buyers, and a great clearance affected at steady prices.  . . .  Top price for lambs was secured by Mr. F. B. Furney in very keen competition, many choice drafts being on sale. His pick made the god figure of 19¼ guineas, going to Mr. C. A. Love, Carriagaline; the others made  . . .  14 [guineas], Mr. V. Ahern, Mallow;  . . .  Mr. John F. Corkeran, Blarney, got 10gns. for his best from Mr. M. Ahern, Mallow;  . . . 
The Cork Examiner 6 September 1919
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BIRTHS
NISBET (nee May Ahern).—August 31, at Warren, to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nisbet—a son.
The Sydney Morning Herald 6 September 1919
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MAYNARD
HELD BANQUET
The Lake Boon Catholic Association tendered a banquet to all returned service men of the Lake at Association hall, Lake Boon, Sunday afternoon. A turkey dinner with all the fixings was served and more than 225 members and guests including about 75 service men were present. Vocal and instrumental music and speaking were part of the post prandial exercises. Among the speakers were the Rev. Edward F. Crowley of Maynard, Major Smith, who served with the army in France and Professor Barton of Harvard college. John Ahearn, president of the Association, was toastmaster. Members of the committee in charge included John Hannon and James Mahoney of Maynard.
Concord Enterprise 10 September 1919
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NELSON MEMORIAL FUND
FIRST LIST of subscriptions from the friends of the late Mr. J. H. Nelson, Sub-Manager, Munster and Leinster Bank, Cork.
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Wm. Ahern, Butter Market              £2  2  0
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The Cork Examiner 13 September 1919
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CORK BUTTER MARKET TRUSTEES.
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Secretary's Death.
A meeting of the Cork Butter Mrket Trustees was held in the Boardroom yesterday, Mr. Daniel Horgan, J.P., T.C., in the chair. Also present, Wm. Ahern, E. E. Whitaker, James Daly, J.P., and A. C. Malthy, secretary pro tem. The following resolution was proposed by Mr. James Daly, and seconded by Mr. Wm. Ahern, and passed in silence :—“That we, the Cork Butter Market Trustees, having heard of the death of our much esteemed secretary, Mr. R. G. Cox, who had been an official of this market for over 50 years, and who always took a deep and lasting interest in its welfare, beg to offer Mrs. Cox and family our very sincere sympathy with them in their bereavement.” The Secretary pro tem mentioned the staff of the market wished to be indentified with the resolution.
The Cork Examiner 17 September 1919
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EAST CORK RAID.
At an early hour last Tuesday morning the residence of Mr. Ed. J. Aherne was visited by a number of police from Midelton and Castlemartyr, and a thorough search of the house was made by them, but without any result in discovering arms, ammunition, or incriminating documents. Mr. Aherne himself was subjected to a personal search by the police on the occasion, as was also his brother Maurice Aherne, who lives in the same house. The visit was a most unexpected one, and caused much surprise, and the search was a pretty exhaustive though futile one, lasting for over an hour, the premises being subjected to much overhauling.
The Cork Examiner 26 September 1919
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CORK QUARTER SESSIONS
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Licensing and Criminal Business
   The Hon. the Recorder, K.C., took up the criminal and licensing business of the above sessions yesterday. On the Bench with his Honor were:—The Lord Mayor and the City High Sheriff. . . . 
   Transfers and confirmation of licenses were granted to the following, there being no opposition:—
   Margaret Ahern, 17, Devonshire street; . . . 
The Cork Examiner 26 September 1919
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CHEESE-MAKING MORE PROFITABLE.
Mr. William Ahern, a trustee of the Cork Butter Market, said that a gallon of milk would make a pound of cheese, and two-and-a-half gallons would make a pound of butter. The price of cheese was 1s. 10d. per lb., and the price of butter 2s. 6d. per lb., and the farmer devoted his efforts largely to cheese-making, because he was making 100 per cent more by selling cheese in preference to butter. That was the cause of all the trouble.
The Irish Times 27 September 1919
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Stony Point.
Miss Margaret O'Hearn spent the week end with home folks at Marksbury.
Misses Margaret O'Hearn and Jennie Barr were visitors Sunday night of Miss Cora Fletcher.
The Central Record 2 October 1919
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Canadian Club Auxiliary Meets
Mrs. Charles E. Cowan, the new president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Canadian Club of Boston, presided at the first meeting of the season yesterday afternoon at 585 Boylston st. The hostesses were Mrs. William Ahern, Mrs. Elizabeth Barton, Mrs. George Beamish, Mrs. Charles A. Bray, Mrs. A. E. Beck and Mrs. J. A. Boucher.
The Boston Globe 8 October 1919
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SINN FEINERS AND POLICE.
West Cork Incident.
Bandon, Monday.—An account reached here of an incident between police and Sinn Feiners at Kilbrittain on Sunday. About 2 o'clock a meeting of the members of the local Sinn Fein Club was being held at the usual meeting place, in the residence of Mr. Jeremiah Ahern, Kilbrittain. Five policemen entered and ordered the meeting to disperse. The request was refused, and the police went back to the barrack and returned with their carbines. In the meantime the meeting had dispersed, some members leaving by the back and 8 or 10 by the front. Those who came to the front sang the “Soldier's Song,” and the police fired two shots in the air. The parties then went away, and nothing further occurred.
Cork Examiner 14 October 1919
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Thursday—Jerry Ahern, of the Silver Lake district, is in Bend today transacting business.
The Bend Bulletin 16 October 1919
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BUNKER HILL DISTRICT
Great interest is manifested by the followers of boxing in this district in the bout next Monday evening in Mechanic's Building between Johnny Wilson of this district and Young Jake Ahearn of South Boston. There continues an unusually large demand for tickets at the clubhouse of the Morning Glories of which Wilson is a member. Martin Killilea, manager of Wilson, announced that all who purchased tickets for the bout two weeks ago, which was postponed on account of Ahearn's illness, can use the tickets at the bout next Monday. Should Wilson win he will be matched against Mike O'Dowd for the championship of the world. The bout next Monday night will decide the New England middleweight championship.
The Boston Globe 17 October 1919
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OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO IRISH REPUBLIC.
   At a District Courtmartial at Cork Barracks on Monday, Michael Ahern, Clonakilty, civilian, was charged with having been, on 12th September, in possession of an illegal document, viz., a notebook, in which was written the following form of secret oath :—“In the presence of God I do solemnly swear that I will do my utmost to establish the national independence of Ireland, and I will bear true allegiance to the Supreme Council of the Irish Republic and the Government of the Irish Republic, and I will implicitly obey the Constitution of the Irish Republic, and any superior officers. I will keep inviolable the secrets of the organization.”
   Evidence of the finding of the notebook in the possession of the accused having been given, the Prosecutor said that at the taking of a summary of the evidence the accused denied any knowledge of the oath being written in the book.
   The accused was acquitted.
The Irish Times 18 October 1919
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SPEED BUGS IN PHOENIX MEET
PHOENIX.—Cliff Durant and Mickey O'Hearn, two of the most famous speed demons, have entered the 100-mile free-for-all which will feature the track programme on automobile day, November 8, the last day of the coming State Fair session. Both pilots will drive Chevrolets. Durant and O'Hearn have starred in many a spectacular performance on the famous Indianapolis circle, and are well known in racing circles on the Pacific Coast, where they have captured many rich purses hung up in the road and track races.
Mohave County Miner 1 November 1919
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LOCAL AND GENERAL.
On Saturday night last, at the Aramoho Boating Club's shed, a complimentary social was tendered to the committee and those associated with the running of the recent A.B.B. Bazaar. About 50 were present. During the evening the chairman (Mr. V. M. Luxford), called on the secretary (Mr. Grainger) to read the report and balance-sheet. Special mention was made of the work done by the ladies and Mr. W. A. Wilkie, and thanks were given to the "Chronicle" Company for its generosity in the matter of free advertising. Interspersed among dances were items given by Mrs. Ahern senr., Miss Hannah Hogan, Mr. Roy Ahern, and Master Jock Wilkie, all being encored. A most enjoyable function concluded with the National Anthem.
The Wanganui Chronicle 12 November 1919
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OLD LADY'S CRUEL TREATMENT
   At a special Crimes Court, held in Nenagh on Friday, before Mr. Hume E. Jones, R.M., Adare (presiding) and Major Brodin, R.M., Birr, Denis Cleary, Timothy Kelly, Patrick Grace, Martin Loughnane, John Aherne, William Herbert, Martin Barry, and John Carroll were charged with raiding the residence of of Miss Minnett, Annaghbeg, County Tipperary, for the purpose of obtaining arms and ammunition. On the arrival of the prisoners, the crowd surged around the motor lorry, several charges were made by the police, who used the butt end of their carbines and batons freely on the crowd, amongst whom were a number of women and children. When in the dock the accused lit cigarettes, which had been passed to them by friends, and only with reluctance did they desist from smoking.
   Miss Anna Minnett stated that on the evening of the 21st October she was at home, and the other resident in the house was Humphrey Dwyer, her nephew ; the two were in the diningroom ; that was about nine o'clock. She heard a rush of feet into the hall from the front door, which was always open. After they rushed into the room, one man said “Hands up!” She was sitting at the fire, and her nephew at the table ; the men ranged themselves around the table. The men then levelled revolvers at them, and demanded rifles ; she said: “I cannot give you arms.” Two men then proceeded to tie up Mr. Dyer [sic], who was covered with a revolver all the time. They also tied her up. She was suffering at the time, and was still, from rheumatism, and after being tied she could not even sit down. Her arms were tied down to her side. She told them that that they were silly to tie up and old woman of 73, who was lame. She said that she was tired and wanted to sit down, and to untie her, which they did. She had one double-barreled gun and a small rook rifle in the house before the men came in. After they left she found that these were missing, as were also a number of rounds of ammunition from the rook rifle. The latter was on a table with the gun in a room. Timothy Heffernan gave evidence to having been instructed by William Herbert to be at Miss Minnett's gate at a certain hour. Witness gave details of the raid, and to seeing Timothy Kelly bring out two guns.
   The accused were sentenced to six months' each, the Chairman remarking that that was the maximum sentence that they could inflict, and that they did not see their way to make any difference between the accused.
   The accused cheered and sang songs on the sentence being announced, and a baton charge took place outside the court.
The Irish Times 22 November 1919
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CONCORD JUNCTION
Dan A'Hearn is driving a new Dodge truck.
The Acton Enterprise 3 December 1919
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Moore U. S. Court Clerk
Edward P. Moore, of Hannibal, deputy internal revenue collector has been appointed to succeed Thos. M. O'Hern as clerk of the United States district court of the eastern division of Missouri in Hannibal. The change becomes effective January 1.
Moberly Evening Democrat 18 December 1919
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HULL
Miss Doris Ahearn of Nantasket has been appointed clerk at the State Police Headquarters.
The Boston Globe 30 December 1919
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