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1930-1940


BUDLONG'S SON KILLS SERVANT BY ACCIDENT
Seekonk, Mass., Jan. 1—Miss Margaret A. Ahearn, 40, a servant, was accidentally shot and killed here today by 13-year-old Milton J. Budlong, Jr., son of Milton J. Budlong of Newport, whose marital difficulties have been in the courts for several years. According to police, the child and the domestic were in the yard when the latter pointed an air rifle in her direction and accidentally pulled the trigger. The shot lodged in Miss Ahearn's neck and she died within ten minutes. The District-attorney's office said there would be no legal action against the boy.
— Rochester NY Democrat & Chronicle 2 January 1930
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Thirteen-Year-Old Heir Shoots Housekeeper
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Milton J. Budlong, Jr., thirteen-year-old son of Milton J. Budlong, millionaire, of Newport, R. I., accidentally shot and killed his father's housekeeper, Miss Margaret A. Ahearn, 40 years old, on New Year's Day. The boy had been practicing with a .22 caliber repeating rifle which he had received as a Christmas gift, and playfully pointed the weapon at the woman.
Circleville Ohio Herald 7 January 1930
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GIRL DROWNED IN CHANNEL
BARHAM (N.S.W.), Monday.—At Myall last week Maureen Ahern, aged five years, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Ahern, was drowned in the main irrigation channel. The police are searching for the body.
The Argus 14 January 1930
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FOUND HANGING
ASHBURTON, This Day   
John Ahearn Reid, about 45 years of age, a labourer, of Carew, with a wife and family in Ireland, was found hanging in a threshing mill hut on Mr. H. L. Chisnall's farm at Hinds on Saturday. An inquest did not reveal a motive.
Wellington Evening Post 20 January 1930
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GRANDMOTHER SAVED FROM DEATH BY GIRL
Lynn Woman Is Burned When Doll Catches Fire
LYNN, Jan 19—Endeavoring to prevent a celluloid doll from bursting into flames when it was accidentally tossed onto a stove, Mrs. Anna Spellman, 65, of 13 Daniel pl. was badly burned today as the doll became ignited when she grabbed it. The flames spread to her clothing and only the prompt work of her granddaughter Frances Ahern, 15, a student at St. Mary's high school, in wrapping a coat about her, prevented more serious burns.

The granddaughter was visiting the Spellman home when she accidentally dislodged the doll from a shelf. The grandmother, realizing it was of celluloid and apt to burst into flames, rushed to grab it, but the flames spread as she took hold of it. Mrs. Spellman is being treated for burns about the body at the Lynn Hospital.

The Boston Globe 20 January 1930
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TWO AVIATORS IN PINEVILLE
Noted Pilot and Parachute Jumper to Take Up Passengers for Four Days
   Roy Ahearn, pilot and Jack Dare, famous parachute stunter, will be in Pineville from Tuesday noon until Friday of this week, for the purpose of taking up passengers. They are bringing a five-passenger machine, powered by a Wright whirlwind motor, in which they will take up passengers. They will operate on the Martin Green farm, which they say is a perfectly safe flying field. They state that they are coming to Pineville under the auspices of the Red Wing Flying Service, Inc. Ahearn, the pilot, states that he carried more than 27,000 passengers in 1929, which is a world's record.
   The plane used at Pineville will carry a government license. Dare will give a parachute jump each day from the plane. Fees for rides in the plane will be reasonable.
Middlesboro Daily News 10 March 1930
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BOY FATALLY INJURED.
WEST MAITLAND, Monday.
At the inquest at West Maitland this afternoon into the death of John McGregor, 7 years, evidence was given that he was riding on a lorry driven by his grandfather, J. P. O'Hearn. The lorry ran over a street hydrant, which was stated to be projecting three inches above the road. The boy lost his balance, and fell to the roadway, a wheel of the vehicle passing along the right side of his body. He died in hospital two days later. The coroner, Mr. D. W. Reed, in recording a verdict of accidental death, said that the hydrant was a source of danger.
The Sydney Morning Herald 11 March 1930
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THREE FOUND GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL USE OF AUTO
William Ahearn and William G. Thompkins of Charlestown and George Clark, a Somerville youth, were found guilty by a jury before Judge Burns in the Suffolk Superior Criminal Court, yesterday, on a charge of unlawful use of an automobile. They were found not guilty of larceny and receiving the stolen car of George T. Dooley of 32 Market st, Cambridge. The trio will be sentenced today.

Early last month Dooley left his car parked near the Boston Gardens and late at night found that it had been taken. Later word was sent out and patrolman Albert F. Clifford of Division 15, Charlestown, saw the machine racing down Bunker Hill st. He testified that he chased the car into Decatur st, where three occupants jumped out. The policeman said that a shot was fired at him and that he fired five shots in return. After a chase and further investigation the three young men and another youth, who had been driving, were arrested. The latter admitted driving the machine. Ahearn, Thompkins and Clark were later indicted by the Grand Jury for their part in the affair.

The Boston Globe 14 March 1930
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TWO MEN RESCUED WHEN PLANE DIVES
Speedboat Races to Pilot, Passenger in Harbor
While flying in a three-plane formation to participate in the South Boston celebration yesterday, a machine piloted by Joseph Ahearn, with W. B. Warner as a passenger, struck an air pocket and dove into Boston Harbor. The two men were rescued from the icy waters of the harbor by the new speedboat recently installed at the Boston Airport for such emergencies. They were unhurt.
The Boston Globe 18 March 1930
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SMASHES RECORD FOR 'CHUTE JUMP
Jack Dare Falls Ten Thousand, Five Hundred Feet Before Opening Parachute; Claims World Record For Delayed 'chute Jump; Wore AO Goggles
"Jack Dare, Chief parachute jumper of the Red Wing Flying Service, Inc., yesterday fell 10,500 feet before opening his parachute from an altitude of 14,500 feet, breaking the world's record. Using American Optical goggles he watched a special altimeter strapped to his wrist during the entire drop of 10,500 feet. In a previous attempt, using ordinary goggles, the goggles were torn from his head by the tremendous wind pressure. He says this record could not have been made without American Optical goggles. Regards, Roy Ahearn, Chief Pilot, Red Wing Flying Service, Inc."

This was the telegram which Turner Wells received one day late in February from Birmingham, Ala. He refers to the American Transport Goggle, which we make in Southbridge. On a previous attempt with other goggles Jack Dare states that he was unable to see the altimeter on his wrist and was therefore forced to pull the cord earlier than necessary because he could not tell how far he was from the ground.

Embodying the most modern ideas in goggle design and with several new and patented features this product has advanced rapidly to its present position of prominence. An example of master workmanship in a precision instrument, it has been adopted by the Army for all its fliers. It has been subjected to all manner of air tests and has met them successfully. The close and accurate fit of the cushions together with an inner frame providing indirect ventilation assures absolute protection even when traveling at enormous speeds. There is no place where the air blast can shoot through directly to the eye. Venturi tubes equalize the outside and inside temperatures and prevent frosting, even at the highest altitudes. The decentered lenses prevent "goggle headache" which is another name for eyestrain. These features are the results of long periods of experimentation by the Company to insure the ultimate in comfort and safety for aviators.

American Optical Life 27 March 1930
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MOVIE FACTS AND FANCIES
Western heroes shoot wise-cracks instead of bullets, according to Will Ahearn, who has just come back from six months in Hollywood where he and his wife appeared in several films. Ahearn is better known on the stage than in pictures, yet he made his first photoplay almost 15 years ago. Fresh from his work as a broncho buster and 101 Ranch rider, Ahearn found plenty of opportunity to make Westerns in those days of the old Biograph Company. He was in great demand as a Western picture hero. But times have changed. "The new Western is based on comedy," says the actor. "The public just laughs at the handsome and fearless cowboy who always got the best of the gang of villains. The new cowboy hero gets bucked off his horse, razzed by the Indians and kidded by his buddies. He drinks orange juice instead of corn-rye and listens to the radio instead of the howl of the coyotes."
The Boston Globe 20 April 1930
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SODALITY PLANS DANCE
Sacred Heart Parish Children of Mary
to Conduct Social Friday Evening
   Plans are under way for the dancing party to be conducted by the Ladies sodality of the Sacred Heart church, Friday evening in the Sacred Heart school hall. Extensive arrangements have been made by the committee in charge to make the event a most enjoyable one. William Daley has been appointed floor director, while James Loughran, is assistant floor director.
   The chairman in charge of the various committees include: novelties, Annabel Conway; publicity, Anna Carney; reception, Alice Carey; president of the sodality; checking, May Cowell; refreshments, Mary Hynes and matrons, Miss Marguerite J. Cronin.
   The aids include the following: . . . John Ahearn, . . . Thomas Ahearn, . . . 
The Lowell Sun 13 May 1930
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Young Orators in Zone Finals Tonight
Seven High School Students Compete For European Trip: Represent Six States
   KANSAS CITY, May 17—(UP)—Seven boy and girl orators, representing six states, were in Kansas City today, ready to appear on the stage at Convention Hall before a board of five distinguished judges tonight in the finals of the midwestern zone oratorical contests. They were nervous these teen-age youngsters, although they have come unbeaten through in innumerable preliminary contests to reach the coveted finals. A summer in Europe awaits the winner.
   Virgil Tracy, Council Bluffs, Ia., will represent Iowa. J. H. Kelly, Quanah comes as champion of East Texas, and Bernard W, Rosenbach, San Antonio of South Texas. Donald E. Squires, Grand Forks, will represent North Dakota and Pat Ahern Kansas City, will uphold the honors of Kansas and Missouri. Only two girls reached the finals—Gloria Gulager, Muskogee, Okla., and Mathryn Payne, El Paso, representing West Texas.
Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune 17 May 1930
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MIDWEST PICKS ITS CONTESTANT
Patrick Ahern, Kansas City, Oratorical Winner
Choice Virtually Unanimous Among Audience
KANSAS CITY, May 17, [Exclusive]—Patrick Ahern of East High School, Kansas City, tonight carried off the honors in the Seventh National Oratorical Contest finals here at Convention Hall tonight. There were seven high-school contestants from this region. As Ahern fought his way up through the preliminaries, four separate contests, so he fought tonight and gave point to the enthusiasm of his East High School supporters who threatened all through the proceedings to break into cheers.

When the judges announced their decision, virtually half the 6000 persons in the audience sought that part of the hall that had been curtained off and into which the speakers had disappeared. There the Kansas City boy, now the Mid Western zone's entrant in the finals to be held in Washington next Saturday, was hoisted to shoulders and carried back and forth, just out of reach of hundreds of congratulatory hands. It was a great night for Pat Ahern. He won with ease. The decision of the judges was unanimous. To anyone who heard the seven orations and the extemporaneous addresses that followed there was no doubt as to who would be the choice for first place.

Los Angeles Times 18 May 1930
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HARD WORK WINS
   Twenty years ago few young men ever expected to get a college education, except by their own toil and effort. In those days money was not so plentiful as it is now, and then, too, young men did not think it a disgrace to work their way through college. But this type of determined youth has not disappeared entirely. A few are still to be found and usually they are numbered among the outstanding students. Last Saturday, Pat Ahern, student of the East High School of Kansas City, won the semi-finals in the national oratorical contest on the Federal Constitution. Previously he had fought his way upwards through the local, the district and the state contests, and now has only one more hurdle before him, the national contest in Washington. His victory in Kansas City won a tour of Europe for him.
   Whatever his outcome in Washington may be, he has already won honors and distinction which any American youth might covet, and has demonstrated that a boy from a humble home may still work his way to the top. Pat is a poor boy and he must work for all he gets, including his education. He pays his way through high school largely by his own efforts, but that has not been a handicap to him. Rather it has helped to develop him in a way which contributes to his success in the oratorical contest. He has demonstrated once more that in Democratic America the door of opportunity is still open and that the most cherished rewards in life come to the boys and girls who earn them. Ahern has brought honor to Missouri as well as to his school and himself and we wish him success in the finals at Washington.
Jefferson City Post-Tribune 20 May 1930
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Bar Boy Orator as Plagiarist in National Test
Washington, D. C., May 20.—Pat Ahearn [sic], 16 years old high school student of Kansas City, announced as the finalist in the national oratorical contest from his district, has been declared ineligible on the ground that he had plagiarized an oration delivered thirty years ago. Randolph Leigh, director general of the contests, tonight said Ahearn's oration, "The Progress of the Constitution," followed closely the text of a similar oration delivered thirty years ago in the college contests of the Northern Oratorical league on "The March of the Constitution."
Chicago Tribune 20 May 1930
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Oratory Winner Is Disqualified on Plagiarism Count
   KANSAS CITY, May 20 (AP)—Miss Gloria Gulager, 18-year-old daughter of State Senator and Mrs. W. M. Gulager, Muskogee, Okla., will take the place of Pat Ahern of Kansas City in the national high school oratorical finals in Washington Saturday night and will be given a free tour of Europe this summer. Ahern, who was adjudged the winner of the midwestern zone contest here Saturday night was disqualified last night by Randolph Leigh, national contest director-general, for committing plagiarism by using in his oration excerpts from an oration delivered in a similar contest 28 years ago.
   Miss Gulager finished second to Ahern in a field of seven midwestern and southwestern territory winners in the contest sponsored by various newspapers and Drake University. The oration, "the march of the constitution" from which Ahern was charged with having taken parts of his speech, won first honors at the northern oratorical league contest at the University of Chicago in 1902. It was written and delivered by Edwin K. Brown, of the University of Iowa.
Moberly Monitor-Index 20 May 1930
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U. S. Missionaries Told to Flee Reds
The State Department yesterday announced that it had received information that five of the 25 magisterial districts of the province of Kwangtung, China, are in the hands of "Red" forces under Chu Te Ma Tee Tung. The information was telegraphed by David C. Berger, American Consul at Swatow, Kwangtung, who reported that conditions in the interior of the district were chaotic. He said he had instructed the American women missionaries at Chiaying to go to Swatow immediately. The State Department recorded the following Americans as residing at Chiaying: . . . Maurice A. Ahern, Hartford, Conn. . . . 
The Washington Post 20 May 1930
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To Austin—Mrs. E. J. Koudelka, Mrs. J. P. Freeman, Mrs. Julius Westrum and Mrs. Genevieve Ahern motored to Austin yesterday afternoon to call on one of their friends who is confined at the hospital at that place.
The Evening Tribune 21 May 1930
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Personal
Mrs. Wilson McCarley of Turkey and Mrs. John T. O'Hearn of Lockney visited relatives and friends in Wellington over the week-end.
Wellington Leader 5 June 1930
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AHERN—BROCKER.
At St. Patrick's Church, Valley, on June 19, the marriage was solemnised by Rev. Father O'Keefe of Mr. Vincent Ahern (only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Ahern, Kingsholme) and Miss Dorothy Brocker (youngest daughter of Mrs. C. Brocker, New Farm, and the late Mr. H. Brocker). The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr. F. Brocker), wore a gown of white bridal satin, made with a fully-flared skirt, falling to the ankles, and extending to a train at the back. Her cut tulle veil was held in place with a lace cap and orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and orchids. There were two bridesmaids in attendance, Misses A. Saltrick (cousin of the bride) and Monica Ahern (sister of the bridegroom), who were frocked alike in lemon marlette, made with skirts reaching to the ankles. Bands of diamante adorned their tulle hats, and they carried bouquets of yellow jonquils. Mr. M. Moroney was best man, and Mr. K. O'Brien was groomsman.

After the ceremony the bride's mother entertained her guests at the Cozy Dell Cafe. She wore an ensemble of black Oriental satin and a black crinoline straw hat. The bridegroom's mother wore navy satin, relieved with touches of grey and mastic, with a hat to tone. On leaving the reception the bride added a white ring velvet cloak, banded with white fox fur to her wedding gown. The bouquets were from Tress, Ltd.

The Brisbane Courier 24 June 1930
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CHILD FOUND AFTER SPENDING NIGHT
IN WOODS NEAR KANE
Kane Republican, Monday.—One of the most thorough hunts conducted in this vicinity in recent years was brought to a happy conclusion shortly before noon today when searchers located Henrietta Reynolds, aged 3, in the woods near the National Guard rifle range west of here, nearly two miles from where she was last seen yesterday. . . . Roy Ahearn, Red Wing Flying Service pilot, who is operating at the Larson airport, offered his services and flew over the vicinity at disk. A slight haze hindered the vision of his observers.
McKean County Democrat 3 July 1930
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NEW LICENSES
Issued at the Hyannis Registry
Helen R. Ahern, Siasconset
Hyannis Patriot 10 July 1930
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Aerial Wedding Feature Of Warren Air Festival
WARREN, July 14.—(AP)—Miss Alberta Moore, daughter of Mrs. Barbara Moore, and Corp. R. R. Beck of the local station of the state highway patrol were united in marriage here this evening in Warren's first aerial wedding. The ceremony took place 5,000 feet above the city and was one of the features of the air festival. The bride was attended by her mother, and the pilot, Roy Ahearn, was the best man.
Titusville Herald 15 July 1930
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AHERN—KERR.
At St. Francis' Roman Catholic Church (Goodna) on June 28 the marriage was solemnised of Mr. Roger Ahern (third son of Mr. and Mrs. Ahern, Rosevale) and Miss Ethel Kerr (elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kerr, Goodna). Rev. Father Keating officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a frock of white georgette, which fell to flares to ankle length. Her veil, which was lent by Miss Ida Whiske, was made of cut tulle set to the head with a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of arum lilies tied with white satin ribbon. Miss D. Kerr (sister of the bride), who acted as bridesmaid, was frocked in pink georgette with three circular frills. She wore a pink summer felt hat to tone, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas tied with pink satin. Mr. L. Ahern attended his brother as best man. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The tables had been artistically decorated by Miss M. Burns (Dinmore). Mrs. W. J. Kerr received her guests wearing a frock of grey crepe de Chine, with a hat to tone. Mrs. Ahern (mother of the bridegroom) chose a black crepe de Chine frock with a hat to tone. On leaving for their honeymoon, which is being spent in Southport, Mrs. Ahern wore a frock of blue crepe de Chine with a hat to tone. Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will make their future home in Toowoomba.
The Brisbane Courier 15 July 1930
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PILOT PLUNGES 4,000 FEET DURING STUNT
Roy Ahearn Killed Near Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., While Trying Outside Loop
Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., July 16.—Diving from an altitude of 4,000 feet in the wingless fuselage of his 40-horsepower monoplane, Roy Ahearn was killed today when the craft crashed into meadows bordering a highway near here. Ahearn had been trying to perform an outside loop, one of the stunts he intended to use next Saturday in a flying exhibition for the benefit of the Elks' crippled children's fund. The pilot had gone above 4,000 feet and had started a dive at a speed close to 200 miles an hour when the fuselage and wings separated. The fuselage plunged straight downward with the speed of a bullet. Ahearn wore a parachute but for some unknown reason failed to make use of it.
Manitoba Free Press 17 July 1930
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WELL KNOWN PILOT KILLED IN CRASH
   Warren, Pa., July 16.—Roy Ahearn, an aviator who was killed in a fall at the Teterboro airport, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., today, left Warren on Tuesday of this week after a stay of several days during which he carried some 1,500 passengers in his plane.
   Ahern was killed when the wings of his biplane dropped off at an altitude of 10,00 feet above the airport. His home was at Ware, Mass.
   Ahearn came here to fly during an air festival. Ahearn, who was 25 and married, had recently started a flying school at Punxsutawney and was there three weeks ago carrying passengers. The Punxsutawney school was conducted by other pilots but he was known as the director.
Oil City Derrick 17 July 1930
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AVIATOR KILLED IN PLANE FALL
Fuselage and Wings Separate as Airman Attempts to Loop.
   Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., July 16—(UP)—Diving from an altitude of 4,000 feet in the wingless fuselage of his monoplane, Roy Ahearn was killed Wednesday when the craft crashed into meadows bordering a highway near here.
   Ahearn had been trying to perform an outside loop, one of the stunts he intended to use next Saturday in a flying exhibition for the benefit of the Elks' crippled children's fund.
   W. D. Davis, owner of the plane, was at the airfield watching Ahearn's maneuvers. Davis said that the pilot had gone above 4,000 feet and had started a dive at a speed close to 22 miles an hour when the fuselage and wings separated.
   The fuselage plunged straight downward with the speed of a bullet. Ahearn wore a parachute but for some reason failed to use it. Observers on the ground said the terrific speed might have prevented the flyer from getting out of the cockpit.
Billings Gazette 17 July 1930
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STUNT FLIER KILLED LOOPING TINY PLANE
Roy Ahearn. Leader of Flying Circus, Dives 4,000 Feet to Death at Teterboro.
WINGS DROP FROM CRAFT
Pilot, Strapped to Plunging Body for Hazardous Test,
Has No Chance to Leap Clear.
   TETERBORO, N. J., July 16.—While testing the possibility of outside looping in a tiny monoplane above the airport here early this afternoon, Roy Ahearn, 26 years old, a stunt pilot of Waterbury, Conn., was instantly killed when the wings dropped from his plane at 4,000 feet altitude and the plane plunged to earth at the edge of the airport
   The pilot was testing the plane preparatory to buying it for special exhibition work connected with his flying circus. It was an Albert monoplane imported from France by Charles A. Levine and had only forty horsepower. Ahearn said before he took off that if the craft would perform an outside loop he would buy it and went aloft to try.
   The cockpit of the ship was very tight for the one person the plane was built to carry. In addition to the safety belt Ahearn added another strip of canvas to tie himself in to counteract the tremendous centrifugal force which would tend to throw him out at the peak of the outside loop. After climbing to about 4,500 feet he made several attempts to get the plane over on its back through a diving arc.
   On the fourth attempt he started over at 4,000 feet. The plane gained momentum rapidly and when it reached its maximum velocity the wings whirled off into space and the bare fuselage dived toward the ground.
   With the motor still running the tiny fuselage hurtled earthward. The extra belt used by the pilot precluded his chance of getting out quickly enough to use his parachute. The plane crashed on the edge of the airport with a loud crack. Fire was averted by the fact that the gasoline tanks were in the wings which landed some distance away.
   A mechanic from a near-by gasoline station found the body in the cockpit with the ripcord of the parachute untouched. Dr. Ralph Gilady, county physician, said the pilot had died instantly.
   Ahearn was head of the Red Wing Flying Circus [sic] of Waterbury and owner of several planes.
New York Times 17 July 1930
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Leominster Briefs
Roy Ahearn, who was killed in an airplane accident in Hasbrouck N. J. yesterday was well known in this city. He made numerous flights from Whitney Field.
Fitchburg Sentinel 17 July 1930
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SCATTERED MISHAPS KILL THREE AVIATORS
Ware Firm's Stunt Flyer Loses Life in Teterboro
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ROY AHERN
TETERBORO AIRPORT, N. J., July 16 (A.P.)—Roy Ahearn was killed in a crash today after the left wing of his monoplane fell off while he was doing an outside loop. Ahearn was practising stunts which he was to have performed at the Bergen County Elks' air circus for the benefit of crippled children. A pilot at the field said that the plane was up about 10,000 feet when the steep climb tore the wing loose. It struck the flyer in the head, apparently knocking him unconscious, and he fell, unable to free himself from his ship. The wing fell on the Teterboro Golf Club course and the fuselage imbedded itself in a swamp. The body was thrown clear of the wreckage.

WARE, July 16—Roy Ahearn was chief flying pilot of the Red Wing Flying Service Inc., whose headquarters are in this town, and was well-known here. His lest trip to Ware was on May 30, when he carried several passengers on short flights from Green's Field. The Red Wing Flying Service is a barnstorming organization. Ahearn, who was 26, gave Chicago as his address when he entered the service of the Ware corporation. He had been chief pilot in the Red Wing Service since March, 1929. Prior to joining this organization, he was with the Colonial Air Transport, and was stationed at Hartford. In February one of the Red Wing parachute jumpers was booked to make a 10,500 foot drop in Alabama. The jumper was unprepared at the time of the event and Ahearn made the drop under the name of Jack Dare. This was a world's record at the time and was not broken until Kenyon, one of Ahearn's pupils, made a drop of 15,000 feet at Cortland, N. Y.

The Boston Globe 17 July 1930
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PILOT KILLED IN FALL OF 4,000 FEET WELL KNOWN IN COUNTY
Roy Ahearn, Who Met Tragic Death,
Chief Backer of Flying School at Brae-Breeze
   Roy Ahearn, aged 25 years, an air pilot of extraordinary ability, well known in this section, was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon, near Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., when the wings and fuselage of his plane separated and he crashed to earth from a height of 4,000 feet. The accident occurred when he started a dive at a speed of about 200 miles per hour. The young flyer was well known in the vicinity of Marchand, this county, and was the chief backer of the flying school at Brae-Breeze, near that place. He made a favorable impression at Punxsutawney, where he took up a thousand passengers from the Grube field there only a month ago.
   Funeral services for Ahearn were held on Saturday at Hackensack, N.J., and the body was cremated in accordance to the wishes of the dead pilot, expressed several times during his long service as an airman, and his ashes were scattered from airplanes.
   Mrs. Pollyanna Ahearn, his widow, will be at Punxsutawney this week, to look after the estate of her husband. The plane now at Brae-Breeze will be disposed of and at the widow's request the flying school at Brae-Breeze, which the late pilot established, will be named after her husband and will be called the Ahearn Flying School.
Indiana Progress 23 July 1930
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STATE BANS KANE AIRPORT PENDING AN INSPECTION
   Aviation activities at the Larson airport, opposite the Kane Country Club on the Roosevelt Highway, are at a standstill following receipt of a suspension order from the Bureau of Aeronautics, Harrisburg, says the Kane Republican.
   Flying at the field was suspended indefinitely Sunday afternoon on receipt of the state order by Corporal Eugene Stacey of the state police sub-station.
   Several pilots who were on the field Sunday left following announcement of the State ban.
   This is the field on which Roy Ahearn, who met tragic death last week, operated the Red Wing Flying Service several weeks ago. Ahearn took over a thousand passengers into the air while there.
McKean County Miner 24 July 1930
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Cresco Boy Scouts Leave for Camp in Clear Lake Shores
CRESCO, July 19.—Scoutmaster George McCuiston and 14 boy scouts left here today for Clear Lake, where they will camp for a week. Their tents and camping outfit were taken by the scout truck and the boys by their parents. The boy scouts going into camp are: Ralph Fitzgerald, Will Hayes, Roy Ahern, Gaylord DeWalle, David Loughrey, Ellis Wenger, Robert Jones, Earl Thomas, J. D. Kennelly, Lester Baries, Robert Owens, Victor Zender, Robert Meyers and Guy Phillips.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 19 July 1930
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1930 Club Camp to Closer With Assembly Tonight
With all study, contests and demonstrations completed, the rural youngsters attending the eight annual Nevada Junior Farm Bureau camp at the University of Nevada livestock farm this afternoon gave themselves over to "seeing the sights" of Reno. . . . Hughena Ahern, Lyon county placed first in the fashion show, in which girls displayed selections of wearing apparel designed to give the best effect with the least expense.
Reno Evening Gazette 1 August 1930
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Army Orders and Assignments
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—The War Department issued these assignments today:
Ahearn, 2d Lt. W. E., Inf., previous orders revoked; to Second Corps Area for temporary duty, thence to March Field, Cal., about Sept. 27.
New York Times 3 August 1930
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MORTGAGES IN THE BRONX.
GROSVENOR AV, 4,666 (13-3415m), e s, 646 ft s of 250th St., 70x113 ft; James J. Bergen to Jane A. Ahearn, 720 West End Av; three years at 6 per cent . . .$16,000
New York Times 8 August 1930
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Miss Nora Ahern returned to her home in Bayonne, N. J., Saturday, after spending several weeks with relatives and friends here. She will resume her studies September 9 at St. Vincent's school.
The Lima News 25 August 1930
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LAST DOLLAR FOR RACE TICKET IS LUCKY MOVE
Young Vancouver Irishman, Working at Gull Lake, Sask., Hears of $7,000 Win
Regina, Sask., Sept. 12.—Times may be hard and the winter ahead a long one, with possibilities of much suffering, but now and then will be found the man who will risk a one dollar bill, even his last one, on Dame Chance. Such is Walter Ahern, a smiling young Irishman of Vancouver, who earned a few dollars at logging in British Columbia. Ahern, now a harvester at Gull Lake, is better off by $7,000 today as a result of investing his last dollar on a ticket in the Yukon Club sweepstakes, Vancouver, on the Liverpool Autumn Cup race.

Early in August times were not so good around Vancouver, and Ahern had been out of a job for some time. Ahern was walking down Vancouver streets looking around when a friend with a bunch of tickets walked up to him and said, "Walter, take a chance on the Liverpool Autumn Cup race, give me a dollar for a ticket." Ahern had a one dollar bill in his pocket and some small change. He sent his dollar on its way and thought no more of it until Sept. 4, when he received a letter which he says gave him a thrill. The letter said he was to go to Vancouver and get $7,000.

Winnipeg Free Press 13 September 1930
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FASHIONABLE WEDDING
LADY HELENA ROUS AND
MAJOR BERESFORD-ASH
The biggest society wedding of the month took place yesterday afternoon between Lady Helena Rous, youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Stradbroke, and major Dougless Beresford-Ash at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The weather was fine. A great crowd gathered and the traffic at this always busy spot became a problem, which the presence of extra policemen solved. Ten bridesmaids awaited the bride just inside the doors of the church. They were Lady Charlotte Rous, her sister ; the Hon. Anne Baring, Miss Marye Pole-Carew, Miss Rachel Hicks-Beach, Miss Marion Burrell and Miss Kathleen Ahern, and four small girls, Miss Patricia Beresford, Miss Fiona MacLean, Miss Judy Slessor and Miss Patricia Wavell. The older girls had graceful frocks of gold lace and net, with long, tight-fitting bodices, with frills at the neck, and long skirts, gathered to the low waistline, with a ruching of net. . . . 
The Irish Times 18 September 1930
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CRIMSON PLAYGOER
 . . . The vaudeville acts are no worse or no better than usual. "Mantell's Manikins" put on the best act of the program with a varied assortment of marionettes performing. Will and Gladys Ahern, formerly of Simple Simon, are a close second best with a repertoire of rope spinning and wisecracking. The other acts keep the average down.
The Harvard Crimson 1 October 1930
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Two Killed, One Injured When Girder Falls From Building
Worcester, Mass. Oct. 6.—Two men were killed and a third was injured seriously this afternoon when a steel girder in the south high school addition fell from the second floor to the basement of the building. The dead are Samuel Auburn, 41, father of 11 children, and Robert Stephenson, 36. Thomas Ahearn received serious injuries.
Winnipeg Free Press 7 October 1930
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DANDENONG.
Leslie John Ahern was charged in the police court with having stolen tea, bacon, butter, and sugar, the property of T. B. Scott and Co., grocers. Ahearn, who pleaded not guilty, was committed for trial. Bail was allowed.
The Argus 14 October 1930
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CAMERON—AHERN.
All Saints' Church, Clermont, was the scene of a picturesque wedding on October 13, when Rev. A. H. Freeman officiated at the marriage of Mr. Allan G. Cameron (son of the late A. W. Cameron and Mrs. Cameron Maryborough) and Miss N. Ahern [Annie Stella Kathleen] (elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern, Bendemere). The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a frock of white satin made in princess style Her sister, Miss Stephanie Ahern, who was bridesmaid, chose a frock of pink and blue floral silk marquisette. Mr. S. A. Tooth acted as best man. The wedding breakfast was held at the Regent Cafe, and later, when Mr. and Mrs. Cameron left for the South by car on their honeymoon, Mrs. Cameron wore a three-piece ensemble of navy crepe de Chine with a white pin spot. Her hat was en suite.
The Brisbane Courier 18 October 1930
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GILLAN—AHERN.
Holy Cross Church, Wooloowin, was artistically decorated by friends of the bride last evening, when Rev. Father Fitzgerald solemnised the marriage of Mr. Harold C. Gillan (second son of Mr. T. Gillan and the late Mrs. Gillan, Lytton-road, East Brisbane), and Miss Thelma Margaret Ahern (third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Ahern, Hudson-road, Albion).

The bride, who was given away by her father, was frocked in ivory mariette over crepe de Chine which fitted the figure closely to below the hips, and then flared into graceful folds reaching to her ankles The embossed tulle veil (which was lent by Mrs. Max. Deacon) was arranged in cap fashion with sprays of orange blossoms across the head, and tiny clusters at each ear. Her long satin train was lined with pink and fell from the shoulders Roses, watsonias, and mock orange comprised the bridal bouquet, from which fell streamers of white satin ribbon. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Eileen Ahern as chief bridesmaid, and the bridegroom's sister, Miss Molly Gillan, who were frocked alike in soft pink mariette. The moulded bodices cut on straight lines were allied to floating skirts, which were worn to below the ankles, and pink taffeta streamers coming from each side fell to form a bow at the back. They wore silk crinoline hats to tone, and carried shower bouquets of roses and pink carnations tied with pink streamers. Mr. Ken. Marlay carried out the duties of best man, and Mr. Arthur Briggs acted as groomsman. During the signing of the register Miss Alice Raven, accompanied by Miss Alma Connelly at the organ, rendered a vocal solo. At the conclusion of the ceremony the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's parents, Carn Brea, Hudson-road, Albion, where Mrs. P. J. Ahern received, wearing a frock of black satin beaute, relieved with a vestee of ivory mariette, and a hat to harmonise. Her bouquet was of crimson rose and croton leaves. On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent in a motor tour of the South, Mrs. Harold Gillan wore a floral crepe de Chine frock, fashioned with a flared skirt, and the neck line finished with a navy mariette collar, to which she added a polished straw hat.

The Brisbane Courier 23 October 1930
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HOW ERRORS CRASH PLANES
   . . . According to the Department of Commerce statistics, “structural failure,” that is, the actual breaking of wings or other parts of the planes, cause only 8.8 percent of the fatal crashes during the first half of last year. And a large share of these occurred because the pilot taxed his plane beyond the limits of safety, demanding the impossible of it.
   Such was the case, a few months ago, with Roy Ahearn. In one year, Ahearn, as head of the Red Wing Flying Circus, carried 28,000 passengers without a single accident. He grew reckless, ingnoring the danger of overstraining the ships he flew.
   Near the Fokker factory, at Teterboro, N. J., last July, he climbed a little French Albert monoplane to 4,000 feet. He had told friends he would put the forty-horse-power “baby plane” into an outside loop. To withstand the terrific centrifugal force of the maneuver, he was tied in the cockpit with canvas bands as well as with a safety strap across his lap.
   Four times the little engine failed to pull the machine through the vertical circle. The fifth time, Ahearn plunged into a terrific power drive, the throttle wide open. The nose of the plane passed the vertical line as he began the outside loop. Then spectators saw the wings tear off, flutter away like two blown newspapers, while the pilot, unable to tear himself loose from the canvas bands, rode the naked fuselage to his death.
   Probably a greater strain is placed upon a plane by an outside loop than by any other aerial maneuver. The tops of the wings receive the terrific pressure instead of the bottoms, and the bracing which is designed to withstand the strains of landings has to support all the weight. The bracing wires of a biplane, for example, are divided into “flying wires” and “landing wires.” The former angle down and in toward the fuselage; the latter down and out towards the wing tips. The flying wires resist the strain of the lift on the wings. The landing wires take the shock that comes to the wings when the machine lands heavily or “pancakes.” . . . 
Popular Science December 1930
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Youth Dead by Gas in Cambridge
Gas was escaping from an open jet when Walter Ahern, 22, a bellboy at the Hotel Continental, Cambridge, was found dead in his room at 18 Lancaster st., that city. Police are seeking relatives.
The Boston Globe 7 January 1931
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Marriage Licenses Kings
Thomas Ahearn, 25  . . .  347 West 55th street
Dorothy O'Neill, 20  . . .  996 Putnam ave.
Brooklyn Standard Union 8 January 1931
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Marriage Licenses Kings
William Ahearn, 23  . . .  Glendale, L. I.
Cecelia Withers, 23  . . .  1556 Greene Ave.
Brooklyn Standard Union 12 January 1931
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Two Plays Are Presented by Cresco Parish School
CRESCO, Feb. 19—The Assumption parish school of Cresco presented twin one-act plays at the McCarthy hall Tuesday evening under direction of the Rev. F. L. O'Connell, assistant pastor of the parish. The cast in the two plays included Raphael Ahern, Dorothy Owens, Ralph Fitzgerald, Jerome Lusson, John Ferring, Bernard Schneider, Bob McNally, Marjorie Ferrie, Margy Wray and Margaret Zender.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 19 February 1931
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Confined at Home—Miss Ellen Ahern of the Trades Publishing Company is confined at her home on West Clark street on account of illness.
The Evening Tribune 25 February 1931
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CAPTURED AFTER SHOTS IN SOMERVILLE
Ahearn in Stolen Auto Subdued on Shore Drive
A hand-to-hand fight between Sergt. John J. Killhoury of the Somerville police and a holdup suspect, who is alleged to have thrown away his pistol after Killhoury had overhauled the stolen automobile in which he was riding, caused excitement in the Ten Hills district of Somerville early this morning because the fight was preceded by the firing or two shots by the Somerville officer.

Two companions or the young man captured, who said he was John J. Ahearn, 19, of 6 Princeton st, Charlestown, escaped from the stolen machine. Killhoury, who was touring in a police car, sighted a sedan of expensive make, reported stolen in Boston earlier in the night, crossing the Wellington Bridge into Somerville. As the car turned on to Shore Drive in Somerville he started to overhaul it. The driver stopped the machine and three men jumped out. The first two escaped, but Killhoury had got out of his own machine and drawn his revolver when Ahearn, who is said also to have drawn a pistol began to run. Killhoury fired twice and said that Ahearn threw away his pistol and stopped. Ahearn, considerably younger and more athletic than the officer, fought him a terrific battle, but was subdued. Residents aroused by firing flocked to the scene. Victims of holdups in Malden and Lexington were asked to look Ahearn over. The Malden men were unable to identify him as one of the men who entered a store there last night.

The Boston Globe 15 March 1931
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CONFERENCE HELD BY GIRLS FROM ALL OVER STATE
The first all-state conference for girls was held today under the auspices of the Reno Y. W. C. A. Participating in the conference were Girl Reserves, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls and Indian Girls from all over the state, while their adult leaders were also present. . . . 
Out-of-town girls registered at the conference were . . . 
Fallon Juniors—Anna Ahern, Hughena Ahern, . . . 
Reno Evening Gazette 21 March 1931
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AHEARN GIVEN 13 TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON
Charlestown Youth Held Up Malden Store
Judge Gibbs Says Short Sentences Don't Deter Criminals
Declaring that crime conditions are reaching such proportions that tradesmen are afraid to keep their places open at night, 1st Asst. Dist. Atty. Frank G. Volpe recommended State Prison sentences totaling 13 to 25 years, in Middlesex Criminal Court, yesterday afternoon, for John J. Ahearn, 19, of 6 Princeton st., Charlestown, convicted of armed robbery and automobile larceny. Judge John M. Glbbs, as he imposed the sentences recommended, said that such crimes are becoming so prevalent that long sentences seem necessary. He pointed out that short terms do not seem to teach criminals the desired lesson.

Ahearn was found guilty of armed robbery Feb. 21 at Malden, of Frank Shaw, manager or a chain store. Shaw was robbed at pistol point of $40.60. He positively identified Ahearn as one of the robbers. The defendant was also convicted of larceny of an automobile March 14 at Somerville, belonging to Charles Commandy, and on two charges of carrying a revolver. He was arrested for the automobile larceny charge and was before the Somerville District Court last month on that charge. He was seen in the corridors of the courthouse and recognized by Shaw. Mr. Volpe said Ahearn had served time in Seattle for a similar offense. He had the stolen automobile and a loaded revolver in his possession when caught.

The Boston Globe 15 April 1931
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"LOVE MARKET" IN CHICAGO EXPOSED
2 Women Arrested n Charge of Operating it Following Raid
   CHICAGO, April 15. (AP)—Two women were held today by investigators at the racket bureau of the state attorneys' office as the alleged heads of a "love mart" which procured young "party girls" for wealthy and influential men. The arrests followed a raid upon a north side apartment in which a book containing more than 200 names of patrons and girls was found. Most of these, Sergeant Michael Ahern, who conducted the raid said, would be questioned. The women held, identified themselves as Baroness Katherine Kuhlewindt, 50, who claims her title is genuine, and Mrs. Jane Stanton, 43. The baroness, Ahern said, had been operating the "love agency" from her apartment for the last six years. Mrs. Stanton said she had been aiding the baroness for only two weeks.
   Several weeks' secret investigation preceded the arrests, Ahern said. Investigators, posing as wealthy visitors to Chicago, made contact with the baroness and obtained one young woman with whom they "threw a party" in one of the city's most exclusive hotels, the sergeant declared. The names of the alleged patrons and girls were kept in two books, Ahern said. In the second devoted to girls were notations such as "Dorothy, blonde, 19" and her telephone number. Authorities said they believed several men were partners of the baroness.
Moberly Monitor-Index 15 April 1931
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State Department Denounced
By Refugees From Nicaragua
Statement Given by Stimson

Grim Picture of Atrocities Painted by Fleeing Americans
PARTY ABOARD SHIP WORN FROM TERRORS
Bodies of Victims Chopped to Pieces by Sandino's Bandits

By BARRY I. HOLLOWAY
United Press Staff Correspondent
   NEW ORLEANS, April 18.—Tales of massacre and bloodshed, rivaling many of those old Indian days in the United States, were related by 30 refugees and survivors of the Sandino insurrection who arrived here tonight aboard the S. S. Cefalu from Puerto Cabezas.
   The survivors told of the attacks of marauders, or "Sandanistas" who swooped down on the Americans, crying "Vive Sandino," slaughtering them in cold blood.
   "The bodies of all but two victims of the first bandit raid were chopped to pieces," Mrs. Maud Ahern, of Clarkesville, Tenn., said. "The heads of four men killed in the outbreak were found on stumps, their mutilated bodies lying nearby."
   Mrs. Ahearn [sic] said the decapitated men were William B. Bond, Jr., of Sarasota, Fla., overseer of the Louisiana Farm, J. H. Bryant, overseer of the D'Aulond Farm, Hubert Oglevie Wilson, of New Orleans, assistant overseer of the Louisiana and Percy J. Davis, of Hammond, La., overseer of the Tigre Farm.
   The Standard Fruit and Steamship steamer Cefalu sailed slowly up the Mississippi River today bearing thirty refugees from the area of Puerto Cabezas. Twenty-two of them were women and children. Many were bowed in grief at the loss of relatives in the insurrectionist raids. All were worn from the terrors of the past week's uprising.
Suffer Breakdown
   Cathey Wilson and James Lloyd, survivors of the first insurgent attack at Logtown, were on board suffering from nervous breakdowns. Lloyd was said to have been trampled upon and bruised about the head by insurrectionists.
   All flags of the Cefalu were at half-mast in respect to the bodies of Captain Harlan Pefley, of Philadelphia, United States Marine, and of William Selser of Jackson, Miss.
   Pefley and Selser, whose bodies were rescued by their comrades during the counter attack on Logtown by a dozen Americans and members of the Nicaraguan Nacional Guardia, were the only ones not mutilated, Mrs. Ahearn said.
   Refugees were forced to dash aboard the Cefalu during the attack by insurgents when Marines from the cruiser Asheville failed to offer protection to American citizens, V. M. Vegas, returning to New Orleans, said today.
Americans Bitter
   American citizens in Nicaragua were bitter against the United States government for the failure to give them adequate protection, R. E. Develle, another refugee said. The situation there was further aggravated, he said, by the obvious sympathy natives in the district displayed toward General Sandino.
   Despite the fact quietness was reported to prevail in the insurrectionist area, the remaining Americans there were in constant fear of further attacks, Develle said.
   R. R. Smith, president of the North Indiana Railroad Company, bitterly denounced the State Department. Smith, who was in Peurto Cabezas when the raids broke without warning at Logtown, wired Secretary of State Stimson that protection was vital.
"Massacre Terrible"
   "The massacre of Americans was terrible," Smith said. "The action of the government in refusing to land Marines when the guardsmen came back, or to afford protection for the survivors was inexcusable."
   Mrs. William Selser, who is bringing the body of her husband back to the states, collapsed as the Cefalu neared New Orleans today.
   Many of the grief stricken refugee women do not know the fate of their husbands who sent them on ahead when the outbreak began. Little children with meagre clothing, snatched hastily as they fled, still clung terrified to their mothers on the Cefalu.
   "Only Americans were molested," said Dr. George Eugene, of Panama. "German and English citizens were released after capture unharmed. The raid was obviously against Americans and with the purpose of intimidating American employes alone."
The Anniston Star 19 April 1931
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Retired Major Describes Military Exploration in Rocky Mountains
Vast Region South of Glacier Park Is Mapped in Eighties

Army Officer Tells of Hunter's Paradise as Found on His Several Trips;
Section a Rendezvous for Bandits, Indians
Wilderness Visited by Major Ahern; He Writes for Tribune
Jim Hannon, Rugged Mountaineer and Trapper, Guided Young Lieutenant,
Made Possible Success of Mission in Short Time
   Note — The following article is a vivid description of a vast unexplored wilderness in the Rocky mountains of Montana as found by Maj. George P. Ahern, U. S. A., retired, when he made trips into a territory of some 10,000 square miles to obtain data for military records on assignments of the adjutant general at St. Paul and the post commander at Fort Shaw in 1888, 1889, and 1890. Major Ahern, now a resident of Washington, D. C., was a second lieutenant with the 25th infantry at Fort Shaw. He has spent much time lately in writing on forestry conservation. “Deforested America,” by Major Ahern was printed in 1929, and a work that has required the last two years, “Forest Bankruptcy in America—Each State's Own Story,” has just been completed and, it is expected, will be printed soon. The following story on his explorations was sent to The Tribune for exclusive publication by Major Ahern and is entitled “Montana's Last Exploration.”
EIGHTY-ODD years after Lewis and Clark blazed a trail across the great northwest territory, the last large block of unmapped land was explored in Montana and it was my good fortune to have that adventurous task assigned to me. Some 10,000 square miles of the Rockies, extending from the Lewis and Clark trail to the Canadian boundary, were in 1888, terra incognita to authorities governing the country.
   Montana had been, even prior to the Lewis and Clark visit of 1805, the scene of many thrilling adventures. It was, indeed, the greatest of all hunting grounds, drawing Indians and trappers from the Pacific coast, from the Dakotas and territory to the south. The most picturesque figures playing in this great drama were the “couriers de bois,” “men of the north,” who were gallant French voyagers, trappers and explorers, who penetrated the country as early as 1743, when Chevalier de la Verendrye reached Montana while looking for an available route to the Pacific. He had come from a Canadian headquarters as Lake of the Woods. These brave men hailed the Indians as brothers, were well received and, in some cases, joined the tribes. The American trapper or prospector from the south and east was more aloof and independent, with a lack of cordiality—an attitude that was not understood by the Indians.
   The Blackfeet, the great Indian warriors of western Montana, undertook to maintain their hunting grounds for themselves and in doing so had clashes with the Nez Perces and Flathead Indians from west of the main divide, as well as with Indians and whites from the east and south.
Much Wild Game
   Buffaloes in the dense herds roamed the plains, and antelopes, deer, wolves and coyotes added to the hunter's bag. In the Rockies the mighty grizzly reigned supreme, and with him were the cinnamon, brown and black bears, as well as elk and moose, big-horned sheep and goats, mountain lions and huge timber wolves, not to mention beavers and otters, mountain grouse, salmon and trout—a hunters paradise.
   The period from Verendrye's time to long after the Lewis and Clark visit was one of romance and adventure. A typical episode, in fact an epic tale, is the story of a band of Iroquois Indians journeying from the lower St. Lawrence to western Montana, arriving early in the 19th century. It took this small band a couple of years to cross several thousand miles of unknown territory, and they were opposed by hostile Indians, blizzards and raging torrents, finally reaching the land of the Flatheads, where they settled in peace and harmony. What tales of heroism, loyalty, privation and endurance a Fenimore Cooper could have gleaned from such a band!
   Another thrilling epic is the story of efforts of the leader of this small band to get missionaries for the Flathead Indians. He had told them of the “black robes” on the lower St. Lawrence and fired the western Indians with the desire for their services. The story of three expeditions on this quest to St. Louis and the success only after years of hardship on the trail and loss of life is intensely dramatic.
   In the eighties, when I was stationed at Fort Shaw on Sun river, the Indians still hunted, fished and roamed, more or less under supervision, over the country. Raiding other Indian tribes and white settlements was just going out of fashion.
Urges Exploration
   Early settlers, prospectors and trappers had seen an empire rise out of the wilderness. Gold, discovered but 25 years earlier, had given a great impetus to the country's development. The snow line covering the Rockies, some 50-odd miles distant, could be seen from our little frontier fort even at night, so clear was the air, and it was hard to realize that at that time about 10,000 square miles of these mountains were indicated by a blank space on the map.
   Discussing this matter during the summer of 1888 with the adjutant general of the military department at St. Paul, he informed me that concern was felt at headquarters that such a large area was still unknown. Unquestionably it formed the perfect hiding place for bandits, deserters, Indians and others evading justice, for nothing was known at headquarters of trails and passes over the mountains. One trail over Cut Bank pass had been mapped in 1885 by Lieutenant (now brigadier general, retired) Biddle and Lieut. R. G. Hill, 20th infantry, who made a reconnaissance from Fort Shaw to Jocko agency, but the rest of the region from Lewis and Clark pass to the Canadian boundary was unknown.
   The unexplored area mentioned began near Lewis and Clark pass, some 50 miles southwest of Fort Shaw, and extended about 150 miles to the north. The average width of the area was from 60 to 70 miles. Approximately 30 miles south of the Canadian boundary the main range of the Rockies bears a few more degrees to the west from its general trend of north, slightly west through the state, and here in the extreme north is where there are, especially on slopes with northern exposures, a number of glaciers, two or more miles in width at the base, with milk-white streams flowing from them. This last mentioned region now forms the northern part of Glacier park and is sometimes called the “Switzerland of America.” For seven or eight years preceding my visit, this section had been visited by George Bird Grinnell of New York.
90 Percent Forested
   The Mission range, in the southwestern part of the country explored, extends from just east of Flathead lake to the south, parallel to the main range and 30-odd miles west. The Blackfoot ridge, at the southern end of the newly mapped territory, extends from the Mission range to the main range of the Rockies.
   Forests covered more than 90 percent of the entire area, the agricultural land being confined to comparatively small sections of bottom land. The country as a whole is more valuable for forest than for agricultural purposes, and it is, therefore, fortunate that a large part of it is covered by a national forest and a national park. Principal tree species found were western yellow pine, larch, western white pine, fir hemlock, lodgepole pine and cedar. Cottonwoods were confined to bottom lands. Stands of timber averaged from 10,000 to 20,000 feet an acre. Forest fires and lumbermen, even at that time, were causing enough destruction to awaken my interest in forestry matters, which has been retained to the present day.
   I asked the adjutant general at St. Paul to take up with the commanding officer at Fort Shaw the matter of having the region explored. I explained to him that exploring trips would be discouraged by the post commander, due to his solicitude for the few government mules, our sole means of transportation. In fact, all travel, all deliveries of supplies, even to water for domestic use, depended upon the post's mules, a serious matter for a small garrison many miles from the nearest railroad station.
Order Is Received
   The letter of instructions from department headquarters to the post commander, however, was sufficiently explicit to pry loose for field work four mules. These post pets, which fed bountifully and regularly each day on oats and timothy hay, found life quite different in the rough, pathless Rockies, where the only forage at times consisted of shrubs and bark. Oats and hay were but a memory. On emerging from the mountains after some 700 miles of hard mountain work on one trip, we camped in a field of the finest buffalo grass, but to our surprise and amusement the mules scorned this fodder and ran bawling to a nearby haystack protected by a barbed wire fence and demanded hay.
   Shortly after returning to my post the following order was issued:

“Orders No. 99
Fort Shaw, M. T.,          
Sept. 20. 1888.      
   “In compliance with letter of instructions from department headquarters, Lieut. George P. Ahern, 25th infantry, with four enlisted men as escort, will proceed tomorrow, the 21st inst., to the headwaters of the North Fork of Sun River to ascertain of there is a practicable pass through the mountain range at or near this point. Upon completion of this duty, Lieutenant Ahern will make a written report to this office, accompanied by a topographical map of the country passed over. The quartermaster department will furnish the necessary transportation, etc.
   “By order of Lieut. Col. Van Horn.
EDWIN F. GLENN,          
“1st Lieut. 25th Inf., Post Adjutant.”

   This is typical of some five other orders received during 1888, 1889, and 1890, varied by instructions as to the region to be visited and allowing me, at times at my urgent request, to go without soldier escort.
Engages Jim Hannon
   In my first exploration I met Jim Hannon, a prospector and trapper who roamed the mountains drained by the various upper waters of Sun river and the Flathead. Hannon prospected for gold and maintained himself by hunting. Every few months he would return to the settlements with his five pack horses loaded with furs of beaver, otter, mountain lion, bear, elk, moose and goats. He would exchange pelts for food and other supplies.
   We arranged a partnership for exploration. I offered to supply the food and pack mules and he would assist in supplying game and in finding practicable routes over the unknown mountains. Hannon liked the idea of prospecting in new territory. The trails found were those made by game, as the few Indians and white men entering the country were not, as a rule, sufficient to leave lasting traces of their presence. Game trails were utilized where possible, but it was when none were available that Jim Hannon's woodcraft and uncanny knowledge of mountain travel helped us to cut through to the next game or Indian trail.
   For such hazardous travel in very rough country, light and compact packs were necessary. The Arapejo pack saddle was considered too wide and the sawbuck saddle was preferable, especially in working through dense lodgepole pine. Each pack was light in weight and very compact to enable the pack mule to negotiate steep and dangerous rock slides and ledges. The mule is surprisingly agile and clever in getting through difficulty country, losing his head only on swampy ground. At one point our progress was halted; it was either take the back track or descend for 1,000 feet an exceedingly steep slope that would make an Alpine expert hesitate if he had no rope or other equipment. Jim Hannon looked the ground over and said:
   “We might make it, but how about the mules?”
   I replied:
   “Jim, you are going to learn something about mules. Take a short hold on your riding mule's halter and follow me.”
   My riding mule, registered in the quartermaster's record as Stonewall Jackson, 19 ¾ years old, wise, cautious and surefooted, looked long and seriously at the slope. I patted him and in a tone of confidence said:
   “It's all right, come on.”
   He bunched his four feet together and, sitting on his haunches, edged his way behind me. It was slow work, as I had to steady myself by clinging to shrubs, bunchgrass and projecting rocks with one hand and guiding Stonewall with the other. The two pack mules followed. We reached the bottom safely. When so far from home and in a wild country nothing can separate the oldtime pals of a quartermaster's corral. Dan, my lead pack mule, was at that time 24 years of age, having had 20 years of army service.
   At this point, it may be interesting to state why so few signs of Indian travel in the high mountains were in evidence. Some say Indians are afraid of “bad spirits” in the mountains but I believe the fierce grizzly bear furnishes the bad spirit. I had traveled and hunted with Cross Gun, son of the Blackfeet chief, but could not prevail upon him to enter the high mountains. He said he was afraid of the big bear, meaning the grizzly. Investigation will find that the Indians use, as a rule, the broad, well traveled mountain passes. The Stony Indians of the far north in Canada, are an exception—more of them later.
   Our packs contained only essentials, the minimum of cooking utensils. There was a frying pan, coffee pot and one kettle and the army tin cup, knife, fork and spoon and the meat ration can. No such luxury as a pillow was carried; a saddle sufficed. We had tea, coffee, flour and a little bacon, but no canned goods. As a rule we traveled without tent. No forage was taken for the animals. When we decided to stop for the night, packs were unloaded and mules hobbled and turned loose.
   Hannon and I divided the work. I looked after the mules and the water. Hannon took charge of the supplies and the cooking. Not having a tent, we spread blankets near the fire and when snow fell we tucked our rifles and other precious belongings under our blankets, as a heavy fall might hide articles not in the packs. At crack of dawn and often before I brought in the mules and soon breakfast was served. When packing I had my place on the mules' offside and it took but a few moments to fasten our small compact packs by the diamond hitch.
Goat's Desperate Leap
   Instrument equipment consisted of a prismatic compass, a cylindrical thermometer, three aneroid barometers and a watch. Distances were reckoned by pacing man or horse. Barometers were read every few miles.
   We usually traveled until a fair stopping place appeared about 3 or 4 p.m. It was not deemed wise to take a chance on finding a suitable place to stop for the night after that hour because we might get caught on a rock slide or other inhospitable place.
   Game was abundant. Elk, moose, deer and mountain grouse were ever at hand, not to mention bears, mountain lions, timber wolves, beavers and otters. Rivers abounded in trout and whitefish. It was not necessary to take time off for hunting or fishing. The time taken to kill and prepare the game was ample for rest and change of interest during a day's march. Pages could be filled with such stories. Jim Hannon got 11 bear on the last trip; my bag included 5. He made moccasins from moose hide. One season we specialized in yearling elk for meat.
   Never shall I forget the desperate leap of a Rocky Mountain goat facing me on a narrow rocky ledge as I was crossing the main divide. His only escape was to plunge to a rock slide 40 feet below. An instant's hesitation and he jumped, landing successfully on his rubber cushioned feet. It was, for him, liberty or death. The shock of the fall required a second or two for him to recover before he could make the next jump. It was just long enough for me to get a good aim, but as my finger pressed on the trigger a flash of appreciation of the goat's grit forced me to put down my rifle and watch his getaway with keen enjoyment.
   On one exploring trip over Cut Bank pass, with my horse as sole companion, several mountain lions, evidently attracted by my little fire, came close to us in the night and gave forth a few unearthly howls. I awoke to find my horse standing over me and trembling. As I made no move to get up, he took my sleeping blanket in his teeth and shook it, evidently anxious to move camp. I sat up, patted him and said:
   “It's all right, old boy; I'll take care of you.”
Horse Crushes Leg
   His dependence on me in this situation was quite touching. He became quiet but remained close to me for the rest of the night. Owing to the deep snow, I had made my bed on the trail where passing game had made some depression. I was probably interfering with traffic and thus aroused howls of protest. Even in civilized centers similar protests arise, but not quite as bloodcurdling.
   The same horse during an exploration earlier in the year fell on me while crossing a stream filled with large boulders. My leg was so crushed in the fall that it was all I could do to cling to the saddle until the crossing was made. I then fell to the ground and remained disabled almost 24 hours. I had sent the train and party ahead. The party found me the next morning and took me to their stopping place. The horse remained close to me during the entire time. It was near the main divide and big game was abundant, but I was not disturbed.
   Two of the three expeditions in 1889 covered the territory drained by the upper waters of the North and South Forks of Sun river and the various branches of upper Flathead river. New Moon and Lewis and Clark passes were covered on these two trips. During the last exploration in 1889 Jim Hannon and I were caught in two blizzards and were reported in the newspapers as lost. We simply sought a protected spot and waited for the storm to blow over. This happened during the second week in November of 1889.
   Snow begins to fall in the northern Rockies early in September and by November traveling in the mountains is slow and hazardous. Fortunately, I had anticipated such difficulties and had copied and taken with me notes describing Lewis and Clark pass. The description of the country was sufficiently detailed and accurate to enable me to travel safely.
   Upon my return to the post the commanding officer informed me that hereafter a soldier escort would accompany me. He did not realize how much that added to difficulties. At this point may I add the following note?
   Marias pass, southeast of Cut Bank pass had been used by Flathead and Blackfeet Indians for many years. Lewis and Clark had heard of the pass, but its location was not definitely known at military headquarters in 1888. I heard of the pass from various sources in 1889 and 1890. I had been in the vicinity of the pass during my work along branches of Flathead river, but as I can find but one of my six exploration reports, I am unable to state anything more definite.
   Jim Hannon and I crossed the main divide south of Marias pass about Nov. 15, 1889. My report on this trip, dated Dec. 8, 1889, was just three days before John F. Stevens, employed by the Great Northern railway, stood at the summit of Marias pass. He brought back topographical notes and was the first person to definitely locate that pass.
   A third trip in this year was made alone over Cut Bank pass. Our garrison had made a march of more than 100 miles from Fort Shaw to the entrance to the pass. The commanding officer had promised me that I could use the period to be spent in camp at this place for a trip over the pass and that the civilian scout with the command could accompany me. When we were ready to start over the pass, the colonel said we both could not go, as a heavy snow had fallen, we were 40 miles from the nearest road and we were the only men who knew the way back. If anything happened to us, the command might meet difficulties in locating the homeward trail.
   He offered me a soldier escort but I declined, as the heavy snow had added much to difficulties of the trip and I did not wish to be hampered by soldiers who were not experienced in mountain work. This trip, a strenuous and hazardous one, due to deep snow, took me over the pass to Middle Fork of Flathead river. At the summit of the pass, although it was a bright, sunny day in August, my fingers were so stiff from the cold wind that I was unable to make a note until I had dropped down the trail a few thousand feet. While standing at the summit one foot rested in snow that drains into the Atlantic, the other foot rested on the Pacific slope, and just ahead of me was the head of St. Mary's river that flows into the Hudson bay.
Sent to Flathead
   Due to the deep snow and my lack of knowledge of the country, it was difficult at times to follow the trail. Along a particularly difficent [sic] place I was aided by fresh bear tracks. It was evident to me that the bear was proceeding leisurely, as we met large fallen trees lying across the trail and footprints of the bear's forefeet were evenly outlined and not another bit of snow was disturbed as he vaulted over the logs. We did not meet the bear. If we had, the chances are he would have taken one look and moved away. All big game are wont to leave if not menaced or wounded.
   The summer field work with the troops detained us from further exploration work until early in August of 1890. Aug. 6 orders directed me to examine the country in the Flathead river region. Three enlisted men were sent as an escort. An escort wagon accompanied me as far as Cut Bank creek. Transportation for mountain work consisted of three riding horses, three riding mules and four pack mules. The escort wagon gave our supplies a lift of more than 100 miles and enabled our party to reach the St. Mary's lake country and begin our mountain work in a few days.
   We visited the upper St. Mary's region, the pass at Upper Swift Current creek, and then moved to the Canadian boundary, where, from a boundary monument, a sight was taken due west so as to make certain that our party would keep within United States territory. Belly river, flowing due north, was struck a short distance to the west. That was followed to its headwaters, some 10 or 12 miles south.
Ahern Pass Discovered
   At this point packs were unloaded and mules turned out for two days, during which time approaches to the main divide were looked over for a possible crossing. A small band of Stony Indians from the far north in Canada were hunting in the region. I made friends with their leader and loaned him my Winchester rifle, which he admired. In discussing possibility of crossing the main divide, he pointed to a glacier west some 2,000 feet above our camp, and said he had crossed the divide south of the glacier.
   Hannon and I accompanied the Indians to the point designated and found the pass practicable if about a dozen steps could be cut on an inclined rocky ledge close to the glacier. We cut the steps and on the third day of our stay at this place crossed the pass. The ledge was too narrow to permit animals to turn back and a drop of almost 2,000 feet on the lower side made the passage one of anxiety, fearing that one of our animals would become frightened, stop in the trail and in the jam endanger the pack train. The trip was made safely. We camped that night, Aug. 22, 1890, by headwaters of a branch of McDonald creek on the Pacific slope.
   From this point we traveled to the foot of MacDonald lake and then to the vicinity of Swan lake. Our route continued up Big Fork of the Flathead and over the Blackfoot divide to the head of the Clearwater branch of the Big Blackfoot river. We visited the Jocko Indian agency to confer with the agent and Indian hunters concerning the country over which we proposed traveling. We then struck east and found a practicable route over Priest pass to a branch of South Fork of Sun river and finally arrived at Fort Shaw, completing an itinerary of 705 miles in 57 days of travel, with men and animals in good condition.
   The reconnaissance maps made during the trips were compiled by me at St. Paul in the winter of 1890-91 and later incorporated in the Department of Dakota map of 1891, thus completing another of the many tasks assigned to the army as an advance guard in settlement and development of the western frontier.
Great Falls Tribune 26 April 1931
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ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY
AWARDS FOR LONG SERVICE.
The Society's silver medal and diploma for the Working Agricultural Steward who has lived continuously in that capacity the greatest number of years in the service of one family or their ancestors or on the same farm has been awarded to Patrick Ahearn (70), Barrettstown House, Newbridge, County Kildare, for thirty-four years' service with Colonel H. L. Mansfield.
The Irish Times 29 April 1931
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Queens County Marriage Licenses
Agnes Ahearn, 26, 2330 31st rd., Astoria
James Craig, 34, 177 Brook Ave., Bronx
Brooklyn Standard Union 12 May 1931
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At Chester, Ia.—W. S. Carey and daughter, Miss Genevieve Ahern and John Carey of South Pearl street with their sister, Miss Anna Doyle, and their daughter Miss Mayme Doyle of Lake street motored to Chester, Iowa yesterday to call on their sister, Mrs. P. H. Granahan, who has been ill, and also at the J. D. Carey home. They found Mrs. Granahan somewhat improved.
The Evening Tribune 18 May 1931
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Southtown Youth Named One Of City's Four 'Finest'
One of the four Chicago high school honor students named as "Chicago's finest" youths at the annual civic assembly Friday evening in the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wicker dr., is a Southtowner. He is John Ahern, 17 years old, 8753 Ada st., senior at Calument high school. Both Ahern and Betty Ann Nelson, also a senior at Calumet, were presented with gold medals and awarded scholarship prizes at the assembly. The two were among seven winners selected from the entire city on the basis of scholarship, activities, leadership and civic work. Ahern, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James F, Ahern, was awarded a $200 cash scholarship given by the Rotary club. He is the president of the senior class at Calumet high school, a member of the honor council, vice-president of the Honor society and captain of the swimming team. In his junior year he was president of the Letter Men's club. Besides his school work, Ahern sings in the Paulist choir. He joined the choir five years ago as a boy soprano, and has been a member ever since, going on tour with the group each summer. Ahern, whose father is a policeman, plans to study fire prevention engineering. He expects to enter Armour institute. Mis Nelson recieved a year's scholarship to the University of Chicago.
Suburbanite Economist 26 May 1931
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THREE INJURED AS CAR LEAVES TROLLEY RAILS
Homeward Bound Passengers on Smith Street Thrown From Seats
Three passengers were injured and a number of others were shaken up last night when a Smith street surface car left the rails at Dean & Smith streets, where subway excavation work is in progress. The street had been boarded over. The accident occurred at the height of the rush hour and the car was well filled with passengers returning home from business. John Krouss, motorman of the car, managed to bring it to a stop after it had bumped along the torn up Smith street, but not before some of the passengers had been thrown from their seats. The injured were treated by an ambulance surgeon from Holy Family Hospital, close by, but all refused to go to the hospital.

The most seriously injured were:—Helen Standberg, 45, of 743 Church avenue, back and knee injured; —Richard Menagan, 3, of 412 Thirteenth street, right leg injured; —Josephine Ahearn, 48, of 17 Third street, right knee & head injured. The accident tied up traffic on the line for nearly an hour when the wrecking crew was able to place the car back on the rails.

Brooklyn Standard Union 28 May 1931
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Ahern to Face Court In Colchester Fatality
Dr. Thomas F. Ahern, Hartford veterinarian, who is being held on a charge of manslaughter as a result of the deaths, May 6 of Mrs. Regina Fedus and her son, Stanley Welch, both of Colchester, from injuries received when their car was run into by Ahern's will be given a preliminary hearing in the Colchester Justice court June 25. The collision occurred in Colchester and Ahern was also seriously injured and was a patient at the Backus hospital in Norwich until recently. It is probable that the case will have to be continued inasmuch as Coroner Edward G. McKay has not yet submitted a finding and has indicated that he will not be in a position to do so until some time next month.
The Day 18 June 1931
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Marriage Licenses
Queens
Mildred Ahearn, 28, 4228 Hampton st, Elmhurst
Robert McCauley, 29, 3126 84th st, Jackson Heights
Brooklyn Standard Union 19 June 1931
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GREAT WIN FOR LIEUT. AHERN
Lieutenant F. [Frederick] A. Ahern, one of the Irish Free State officers competing at the International Horse Show at Olympia, London, on Saturday won the Holland Challenge Cup for jumping in a competition open to officers of any nationality. He was riding Blarney Castle, a six-year-old bay. This was the biggest win the Irish team has had at Olympia. Lieutenant Ahern's success was richly deserved, for he gave a wonderful exhibition of jumping. His triumph was a dramatic one, and followed an exciting "duel" with one of the French officers, Lieutenant Bizard on "Pair." Lieutenant Bizard won the trophy last year, and another win for him meant that the cup would become his own property.
The Irish Times 4 July 1931
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SHIP'S MASCOT REVENGED
New Orleans (UP)—Shipmates of J. E. Ahern, chief engineer of the steamship Ely Kellog, were so incensed at his alleged act in hurling the ship's mascot, "Blackie," a cat, overboard on leaving Santa Monica Bay, Calif., that they had him arrested here. Ahern was released when prosecuting officials told the New Orleans Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals he would have to be prosecuted in California. Every member of the crew signed a petition for his arrest.
Middlesboro Daily News 6 July 1931
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Limerick Sentences
Daniel J. Aherne, who pleaded guilty to giving false evidence on oath at the hearing of a case at Newcastle West District Court, was sentenced to four months' imprisonment with hard labour.
The Irish Times 24 July 1931
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Chicago Policemen Protect Fruit Man From Angry Mob
CHICAGO, July 24.—(AP)—Fifty policemen saved Otto Palazzato, west side fruit peddler, from a mob of infuriated neighborhood residents today after he had thrown a knife into the back of a 10-year-old boy. For several days, boys have pilfered fruit from Palazzato' stand. A crowd of youngsters gathered near the stand today and the peddler, fearing another raid on his stores, rushed into the street with a knife in his hand. In his rage, Palazzato told police, he tossed the knife. It stuck in the back of Eugene O'Hern, who is in a serious condition in a hospital. As the O'Hern boy lay on the sidewalk, screaming, a crowd gathered. Threats of lynching were shouted. Palazzato locked himself in the stand, with the crowd battering at the door by the time police arrived.
Daily Illini 25 July 1931
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Capone Wants to Change Plea
Chicago, July 30.—Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson today deferred until tomorrow afternoon a decision on a request of attorneys of Scarface Al Capone for permission to withdraw his plea of guilty for violating income tax and prohibition laws. “The defendant,” said Judge Wilkerson, “must be made to understand he cannot bargain with the court.” Attorney Michael Ahearn had asked leave to change the plea and put the gang chieftain on trial.
Greeley Daily Tribune 31 July 1931
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From Rochester—Mrs. B. Madson, Hartland, and Genevieve Ahern of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., Clark street, came back last night after spending two days in Rochester during the convention there.
The Evening Tribune 20 August 1931
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HULETT and AHERN—July 13, 1931, at St. Mary's, Holyhead, by the Rev. Fr. Burke, Dr. Maurice Hulett, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hulett, [Kearney?], Natal, and grandson of the late Sir Leigh Hulet, Durban, to Margery, younger daughter of the late Lieutenant D. Ahern, R.N., and Mrs. Ahern, 55 Upper Beechwood avenue, Ranelagh.
The Irish Times 5 September 1931
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Marriages Queens
Marie Panto, 19,  . . .  4545 49th st., Woodside
John J. Ahearn, 21  . . .  4131 52d st., Woodside
Brooklyn Standard Union 11 September 1931
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SOCIETY NEWS
AN ENJOYABLE informal bridge dinner was given on Thursday evening by Mesdames H. E. Johnson, Conn Whelan and Frank Marpe, at the Geneva Lake cottage of Mrs. Johnson, as a compliment to Mrs. L. F. Aitchison. Miss Ellen Ahern won the bridge honors for the evening.
The Evening Tribune 12 September 1931
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Social Calendar
WEDNESDAY
Two In One club—
2:30 o'clock, Mrs. Frank O'Hearn, 535 Tenth street northwest. Mrs. H. L. Leake, Mrs. Fred Mallo, hostesses.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 22 September 1931
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WHILE-A-WAY CLUB MEETS FOR DINNER.
Members of the While-A-Way club met for dinner Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dewie Paul with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Atkinson and Mr. and Mrs. Paul hosts. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Pearly Broadwell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Furnish and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'Hearn and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blake and son. The evening was spent informally.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 13 October 1931
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Three N.Y. Gangsters Put “On The Spot”
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Disappearance of One Victim's Wife May Have Been Cause
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.—Three more New York gangsters have died in the way gangsters die. The body of John “Jackie” Lynch, 26, was found yesterday, propped against a high board fence in the Bronx. A few feet away, sprawled grotesquely in the gutter, was the body of Michael J. Ahearn, 26. Each had been shot in the back—the gang way. There was a single bullet hole behind Ahearn's right ear. The bullet that killed Lynch entered the left side of the back. Another had been fired under his right eye.

Sixteen hours later, in a downtown street, police found the body of a third murder victim, Jerry Gerrado, 35. He was identified as a liquor runner. Gerrado, like Lynch and Ahearn, had been killed, police said, in the “on the spot” manners from which gang killers so seldom vary. Lynch and Ahearn were listed by police as members of the rat beer and liquor running mob. Lynch had a police record. The possibility that the disappearance of Ahearn's wife two weeks ago had something to do with the killings was not overlooked by police. Ahearn, they said, had made threats in Harlem that if he found his wife had left him for some other mobsman he would “start plenty.”

Lethbridge (Alberta) Herald 23 November 1931
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TWO MORE MEN TAKEN FOR RIDE
Bodies of Victims Are Thrown From Auto in Bronx Section.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (AP).—Two young men with long police records were shot to death and thrown from an automobile early Sunday in a deserted section of the Bronx. A policeman found their bodies in front of a metal factory on East 134th street. Fingerprints identified them as Michael J. Ahearn, 26, a "bouncer" in a Lexington avenue dance hall, where he worked as usual Saturday night, and John Lynch, also 26, reported to have been a member of a beer-running gang. Lynch's body, a bullet hole behind one ear, was propped up against a high board fence surrounding the factory. In his pocket was a pistol from which two bullets had been fired. Ahearn's body lay sprawled where it was thrown. He had been shot in the back and under the right eye. There were tire marks near the bodies. Police theories were that the men were killed in a speakeasy brawl or they were victims of gangland vengeance and had been "taken for a ride."
Dallas Morning News 24 November 1931
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West Concord
Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Ahern are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son [Edward?], Nov. 10th.
Acton Enterprise 25 November 1931
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On Tuesday night the Boxing Club will meet St. Andrew's B.C. in the Gymnasium, College Park, at 7:30 p.m. A fairly long programme has been arranged, with about fifteen fights in all. The following will represent Dublin University :— Bantam-weight, D. M. Ahern ; Feather-weight, J. H. Mitchell and J. F. Harbinson ; Light-weight, G. V. Malcolmson, H. R. McWilliam and C. B. Wallis ; Welter-weight, R. B. Rainsford, , B. Taylor, F. M. Smith, H. S, Mansfield, and H. R. Kirwan ; Middle-weight, J. D. Clarke and G. C. Retz ; Light heavy-weight, J. M. Morrogh ; Heavy-weight, T. S. J. Anderson.
The Irish Times 5 December 1931
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The reception took place at the Dominican Convent, Villa Rose, Rome, of Miss Kathleen Ahearn (in religion Sister M. Antomnus) and Miss Etha Ahearn (in religion Sister M. Catherine), daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ahearn, Royal Oa[?] road, Bagenals town.
The Irish Times 9 December 1931
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While the crew of a boat from Knockseedoon, County Cork, were fishing five miles off Cable Island on Thursday night, one of them, William Aherne (28), died.
The Irish Times 21 December 1931
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Miss Hermese Broadbent and Miss Margaret Thomas entertained at dinner and bridge Friday evening at their home, 2415 Taylor avenue, for members of the Sooner club and their young men friends. The guests included Miss Mary Walker, Miss Betty Williams, Miss Beatrice Ahern, Miss Elpha Morse, Miss Ruth Greaves, Miss Ruth Hawkins, Miss Beatrice Brown, Herbert Parran, Bert Black, Doyle Hales, Dell Tower, Herman Lehman, Ralph Peterson, Ralph Clark and Calvert Brown.
The Salt Lake Tribune 2 January 1932
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PROBATE, DIVORCE, AND ADMIRALTY DIVISION
DECREE NISI AGAINST ONE OF THE HOUSTON SISTERS
BALHARRIE v. BALHARRIE AND AHERNE

Before the PRESIDENT
   In this undefended suit Mr. George Alexander Joseph Balharrie, of Northwick Circle, Kenton, musical director, sought the dissolution of his marriage with Mrs. Catherina Rita Balharrie, née Gribbin [one of the Houston sisters], on ground of her adultery with Mr. Patrick de Lacy Aherne at an address in Broadhurst-gardens, Kilburn.
   The marriage took place on February 19, 1925, at Bath-street, Glasgow.
   It was alleged that in February, 1930, the parties made the acquaintance of the co-respondent; and that an association sprang up between the co-respondent and the respondent, who began to live together in March 1930.
   Mr. Turner-Samuels appeared for the petitioner.
   His LORDSHIP granted a decree nisi, with costs.
   Solicitors—Messrs. Redding Bloomer and Co.
The Times 15 January 1932
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CARRIGALINE COURT
Larceny of a Turkey
At Carrigaline Court, before District Justice O'Sullivan,
   Patrick Johnson, Glenbrook, was summoned for having, on November 21th [sic], 1931, unlawfully stolen one turkey, value 18s., the property of Edward Aherne, Maulbawn, Passage West. Supt. O'Driscoll, Cove, prosecuted, and the accused was not professionally represented.
   Edward Aherne said he was a farmer, residing at Park Farm, Passage West. On November 21st he had eleven turkeys in his possession. He saw them on the evening of November 21st, when they were all there. The turkeys were always locked up at night. On Sunday morning, November 22nd, he missed one of the turkeys. He searched for it and he could not find it. He had given nobody authority to remove the turkey from his lands.
   In answer to the defendant, the witness said he could not say anything against the character of the defendant.
   Sergt. P. J. Brennan, Passage West, said he interviewed the defendant on Sunday, November 22nd, and told him he was making inquiries into the larceny of the turkey. The defendant denied stealing it. The defendant's wife said they had a turkey for dinner. Later his wife told him (defendant) to tell the truth. The defendant then made the following statement :— "I left home about 4 o'clock on yesterday, November 21st, 1930. I saw a bunch of turkeys on the farm of Edward Lynch, and I saw one turkey away from the others. I brought home this turkey with me. I arrived home with it about 10.30 at night.
   John Brady, aged 11 years, stated that on the evening of November 21st, he was in the company of another boy named John Twomey. They were in Mrs. Aherne's yard, and they saw the turkeys. He saw the defendant near Mrs. Aherne's yard. He stayed there about two or three minutes and then went away. Later he saw the defendant going down a field, and the turkeys were following behind him.
   The defendant, giving evidence, stated that he pleaded guilty. He walked down the field and the turkeys followed him. At the bottom of the field he saw a turkey lying on the ground flapping one of its wings. On examining the bird he found that it was wounded, and he put it behind a bush and left it there. He went to Cork that night, and when he came home he went to where he had put the turkey and found that it was dead. He then brought it home. On the following day he cooked it for dinner. On learning it was the property of Mr. Aherne he paid him for it.
   Mr. Aherne was recalled, stated that the defendant had paid him the price of the turkey.
   The Justice said he was struck by the honesty of the defendant's wife, and, secondly he was impressed by the manner in which Mr. Aherne had spoken of the defendant, and that he had been paid for the turkey. He would give the defendant a chance and would bind him over in his own bond of £5 and one surety of £5 to come up for judgement when called upon.
The Southern Star 23 January 1932
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POLICE COURT
TUESDAY
P. Ahern was proceeded, against on summons, for using indecent language in Mitchell Street on Saturday night. Fined 10/0 and 15/0 costs.
Northern Territory Times 9 February 1932
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NOT GUILTY OF SHOPBREAKING.
   Herbert Ahern, aged 27 years fur cutter, of Windsor, was charged before Mr. Justice McArthur, in the Criminal Court yesterday, with having at Prahran on or about January 24 broken and entered the shop of Gibson and Co. Pty. Ltd., and stolen a number of rolls of dress material. Ahern denied the charge.
   The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and Ahern was discharged.
The Argus 18 February 1932
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Orph Offers Four Clean Acts
   Vaudeville at the Orph lacks the smut this week to make it popular with the collegians or even draw much applause. But it's clean and different from most of the acts seen here recently.
   Will and Gladys Ahern with brother Den head the bill with some alleged Arizona humor, rope spinning and dancing that is fair and songs that are better.
   Don Valerio trips the light fantastic on a wire with perfect ease though the Diaz sisters need top smooth their dances some more.
   Bertolino has something different in the way of ventriloquism.
   You'll like Galla-Rini's accordian playing. With his sister they show their versatility a [sic] musicians on 10 different instruments.
Wisconsin State Journal 3 March 1932
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NAMED POSTMASTER
WASHINGTON, March 4—(AP)—President Hoover today nominated Joseph P. O'Hern for postmaster at Hannibal, Mo.
Jefferson City Post-Tribune 4 March 1932
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The vaudeville section of the program this week [at the Orpheum] measures up higher than usual. . . . Charles Ahern and his millionaires wind up the stage act with a hilarious burlesque of clowning and music about which little can be said except that it is sunny comedy of a very broad sort and wins a lot of approval.
Oakland Tribune 5 March 1932
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A “human submarine,” Thomas Ahearn, an Ottawa civic worker, was forced to swim 25 feet under the ice in the Rideau river after he had fallen from the end of a boom Saturday. As fellow workers made frantic attempts to find him, Ahearn's head was seen to pop up through a hole in the ice and he was soon hauled to safety.
Lethbridge Herald 7 March 1932
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ATTACHMENT ORDER AGAINST CORK MAN,
(Before Mr. Justice O'Byrne.)
   An application was made by Mr. Gearoid O'Sullivan (instructed by Mr. B. Collins, Revenue Solicitor) on behalf of the Revenue Commissioners for an order of attachment against Patrick Ahern, of Upper Ballybrawney, Rathcormack, Co. Cork, for failure to deliver an account of the succession duty which became payable on the death of William K. Cashman.
   Mr. B. Seales, solicitor, applied for an adjournment.
   Mr. O'Sullivan stated that already two adjournments had been granted, it being stated on the last occasion that the defendant wanted to take counsel's opinion.
   Mr. Justice O'Byrne said that the defendant had had ample time. He granted the order asked for, with six guineas costs, and gave a stay of execution for two months.
The Irish Times 9 April 1932
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ARMY JUMPING TEAM LEAVES
The Free State Army horse-jumping team left Dun Laoghaire last night by the mail boat for Holyhead en route to the jumping competitions which are being held at Nice. The team will afterwards travel to Rome and to Brussels. Commander O'Dwyer is in charge, and the other officers who travelled were Captain F. Ahern, Captain D. Cory and Lieutenant D. Leonard.
The Irish Times 11 April 1932
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BOSTON WOMAN HELD ON FORGERY CHARGES
Julia Ahern Arrested by Montreal Police
MONTREAL, April 14—"Forgery and uttering" is charged by Boston Police against Julia, alias Louise Ahern, 28-year-old Boston stenographer. She was arrested in a Montreal boarding house by Detectives St. Cyr and Passmore who acted on a wire from the Boston chief of police. Miss Julia Ahern, 28, alleged "brains" of confidence gang and badcheck passers, will be brought back to Boston to face indictments for her activities by Lieut. James Sheehan and Sergt. James V. Crowley, of police headquarters, who left for Montreal yesterday.

The woman's arrest in the Canadian city came about through the disclosures, police said, made by Howard G. Mailing, one of two men members of the gang also under arrest. Mailing was arrested in Boston and Nathaniel Goldman, the second man, is under arrest in Great Barrington. Police say more than a score of checks were passed by the three in Greater Boston through a confidence game leveled at unsuspecting clients of detective agencies. The woman, police said, had once done private detective work and had connections through which she learned of clients of local agencies. With Mailing and Goldman, police said, the woman visits the clients. Before starting out on the clients' cases they would ask them to cash a small check, usually about $50. The client would later discover the three had no connection with the agencies. Both Mailing and Goldman, police allege, would produce private detective badges to back up their representations in the game. All three are under indictment for forging, uttering and conspiracy to commit larceny.

The Boston Globe 15 April 1932
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STENOGRAPHER TO RETURN TO BOSTON
Julia Ahern, Arrested Here, Wanted on "Forgery and Uttering" Charge
Appearing before Extradition Commissioner Lacroix, in Extradition Court, yesterday morning, Julia Ahern, alias Louise Ahearn, 28-year-old stenographer, at one time employed by the Ray Detective Bureau at Boston, Mass., who was arrested here on Wednesday on information from Boston on charges of "forgery and uttering," waived extradition and preparations are being made to have her taken to Boston on Monday morning. Two Boston detectives are at present in Montreal to take the woman back. Lieutenant Sheehan and Sergeant Crowley, of the Boston police, stated in Extradition Court yesterday that the sum involved in the forgery case in connection with which Miss Ahern is wanted exceeds $2,000. The woman is said to have left the Ray Detective Bureau and is said by police to have been employed by a man as an accomplice in a conspiracy, in which the name of the Ray Detecive Bureau was used. She has been sought in various cities and was traced to Montreal.

Local detectives located her in a west end apartment house. Lieut. Sheehan and Sergt. Crowley arrived in Montreal with the necessary papers to take her back to Boston, where she will face the courts. Two men, Morris Walker and Howard Maling, are at present being held by the Boston police, the police claim, and through a letter which was found on one of the men led all traces to Miss Ahern. The letter was signed by Miss Ahern and advising Maling to join her in Montreal.

The Montreal Gazette 16 April 1932
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BIG DEFICIENCY.
TAX EVASIONS.
£150 IN FINES.
WARWICK, April 20.   
   Proceedings under the Income Tax Act for furnishing false returns were taken against Matthew Ahern sen., Matthew Ahern jun., and John Patrick O'Grady in the Summons Court to day at the instance of the Commissioner for Taxes. The defendants, who are all of Warwick, carry on business in partnership as butchers under the name of M. Ahern and Sons. Mr. T. H. Stabler, appearing for the defendants, pleaded guilty and asked for leniency. The books of the firm were kept by M. Ahern, Jun., who accepted full responsibility. Mr. C. J. Carroll, for the Commissioner of Taxes, stated that the returns for the year 1928-29 disclosed after adjustment, an income of £625. The partnership, although liable to furnish returns was not liable to tax. On investigating the returns inspector O'Neill found that the net income of the partnership for the year in question was £2552, being an understatement of income of £2022, less allowances made by the inspector of £95 so that the shortage in the income of the partnership was £1927. Proper books of account had not been kept nor was due regard taken by the partners in respect of their liability under the Income Tax Act. The deficiency was part of a general deficiency of approximately £14,000 since 1917. The Commissioner regarded the case as one of deliberate evasion, and pressed for the maximum penalty. Separate proceedings were taken against each of the defendants in relation to returns for the same year.
   Mr. Carroll stated that the return of Matthew Ahern, Jun. showed a net income of £554 and after allowances for dependants and the statutory exemptions the taxable income was £72. The tax plus penalty for late lodgment on this amount was £3/2/7. The inspector found the defendant's taxable income for the year was £978 showing a shortage of £905 and a shortage in tax of £58/10/. The defendant understated his share in the partnership income by £539 and overstated interest from fixed deposits by £99.
   The returns for Matthew Ahern, sen. showed an income of £312 and a taxable income of £29, whereas the income from personal exertion amounted to £850 and from property £123, a total of £973, showing a shortage of taxable income of £927 and a shortage in tax of £57/10/7.
   The returns of James Patrick O'Grady showed an income of £401, and after allowances for dependants the net income was £111, the tax payable on this amount being nil. His correct taxable income was £808, and the tax on this amount was £44/7/. In addition to the short- age in his share of the partnership income the defendant understated fixed deposit interest by an amount of £4.
   The Police Magistrate (Mr. P. G. Knyvett) fined the firm of M. Ahern and Sons £50 and 8/6 costs. M. Ahern, sen. £25 and 3/6 costs, M. Ahern, jun. £50 and 3/6 costs, and J. P. O'Grady £25 and 3/6 costs. One month was allowed In which to pay. The question of double tax was deferred for one month.
The Brisbane Courier 21 April 1932
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PERSONAL
Mr. A. K. Wallace, Labor member for Albert Park (Victoria), who was recently appointed by the Victorian Cabinet to the Geelong Harbor Trust Commission, has declared his wholehearted support for the Premiers' Plan. Mr. Wallace and his wife, formerly Miss Lizzie Ahern, were prominent in Broken Hill industrial circles, particularly in 1909. They were subjects of a Socialist wedding at Broken Hill on December 10, 1908, Mr. Tom Mann being one of the witnesses.
Barrier Miner 29 April 1932
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Plaza Offers Comedy Program
   The R. K. O. Plaza theater, at Sacramento, offers to the theatre-goers an outstanding comedy riot bill. Arthur and Morton Havel will present "Hot Water." Their offering is on board a big ocean liner and what a lot of fun they create.
   Will and Gladys Ahern and Brother Den offer "Arizona Fun Spinners." They spin ropes and have a fast line of patter. Then comes Healy and Cross, "The Stage Salesmen of Songs."
   Then there are Dawn and Scott in "Athletic Novelties." The feature picture this week, "Cannon Ball Express," is a fast moving railroad story.
Woodland Daily Democrat 30 April 1932
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Thieves Beat Man Leaving Mother's Bier
John O'Hearn Robbed in Renwick Avenue by Trio
John O'Hearn, 29, of New York City, who came here to attend the funeral this morning of his mother, who died last Friday in Brooklyn, claims he was set upon by three thugs, beaten and robbed in Renwick Avenue, near old St. Mary's Cemetery, shortly after 3 o'clock this morning, He was treated at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd for a broken left wrist and many bruises about the head and body. O'Hearn said the attack occurred near the City Hospital and the injured man made his way to that institution. The hospital authorities trasnferred him to the Hospital of the Good Shepherd and notified police headquarters.

Detectives Edward Dillon and Cornelius Cook went to the Hospital of the Good Shepherd and obtained O'Hearn's story of the assault. He said he had been sitting up all night at the home of his brother, Joseph M. O'Hearn, 213 East Colvin Street, where the body of his mother, Mrs. Bridget O'Hearn, widow of Michael O'Hearn, was taken on arrival here. Going out for a little fresh air around 3 o'clock O'Hearn said he walked along Renwick Avenue. Passing through a dark spot in the thoroughfare, three men leaped out from behind a tree and knocked him down, O'Hearn told the detectives. O'Hearn said he struggled with the thugs, but he was no match for them. They beat him about the face and body and then rifled his pockets, taking some small change, he said. They also took his belt. O'Hearn said he had a roll of bills in one of his socks, which the highwaymen did not get.

The Syracuse Herald 16 May 1932
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WARWICK SUMMONS COURT.
   In the Summons Court yesterday members of the firm of M. Ahern and Son, butchers, Warwick, who were previously fined for furnishing false income tax returns, were ordered to pay double the amount of tax evaded for the year 1928-29.
   Mr. P. G. Knyvett, P.M., ordered Matthew Ahern, sen, to pay £115/1/2, Matthew Ahern, Jun., £117/0/8, and James Patrick O'Grady £88/14/.
The Brisbane Courier 20 May 1932
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100 CARS STOLEN BY GANG OF 15
Just for a Thrill, Police Told; Woman Held With Nine Men Arrested
Philadelphia, June 1 (AP).—Just for a thrill, police said, a band of 15 young men stole more than 100 automobiles, drove them at breakneck sped through the city and counted the day a success when they lured a few shots from pursuing policemen's pistols. Nine of them, and a woman alleged to have run the speakeasy where they made their headquarters, were in custody today, while authorities sought the other six.

The youths were alleged by police to have mapped out a race course through the city, Fairmount Park and the main line suburban section, and there, after staging cigar and drug store robberies, to have held mad races in stolen cars—the winner to get the loot.

Four of the young men were arrested on a tip contained in an anonymous letter sent to the police after William Ahern, 19, had been fatally shot by a detective who saw him attempt to steal a car. Questioning then brought out the information that resulted in the arrest of the others.

Reading Eagle 1 June 1932
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IRISH POLICE NEWS
CIVIC GUARD
TRANSFERS
6225 Guard D. Ahern, Templemore, Tipperary, to Barrack Street, Cork, E.R.
The Irish Times 4 June 1932
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TOPPINO DRILLS IN STADIUM
Southern Sprinter Likes Harvard's Track
The Soldiers Field track inside Harvard's Stadium yesterday afternoon was a busy spot, with the officials and workmen putting the finishing touches on their mechanical lay-out and with the advance guard of out-of-town athletes arriving on the scene of this week-end's Eastern Olympic tryouts. . . . 
Romero Wears Braces
With Toppino, too, was a teammate, 17-year-old Rolland Romero, a hop, step and jumper who, despite his tender years and a pair of football knees which require special metal braces, has done 49 feet 10 inches. Johnny Hallahan, who was out sunning himself, raised his eyebrows when he heard of the performance. "That's pretty good," said Johnny. "In fact it's about the best I've heard of lately. Of course Dan Ahearn could do 51 feet, but hop, stepping and jumping is an Irish pastime, and there aren't any Irish left."
The Boston Globe 16 June 1932
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DOLAN—AHERN
STONEHAM, June 18—Miss Lillian Eleanor Ahern, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William H. Ahern of 26 School st., was married this afternoon at St. Patrick's Church to George M. Dolan of Swan pl., Arlington. Rev. William J. Cooney performed the ceremony. Mrs. Helen M. Bates of Worcester, a classmate of the bride at the Stoneham High School, was matron of honor; Warren Dolan, a brother of the bridegroom was best man, and George F. Ahern, a brother of the bride, and James Dolan Jr., a brother of the bridegroom, were ushers. A reception followed at the Legion Bungalow in Melrose. After a wedding trip to Atlantic City, the couple will be at home after July 1 at 203 Mystic st., Arlington.

The bride is a graduate of the Stoneham High School in the class of 1920, and of the Bryant & Stratton School in Boston.

The Boston Globe 19 June 1932
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LICENSE REVOKED
   Robert Hunter McKenzie, proprietor of a restaurant in North King street, popilarly known as "The Dime," was charged with having allowed his premises to be the resort of women who were known to be common street-walkers.
   Inspector Beggs told the Court that he and Guard Aherne (40D) had the place under observation in the early hours of the morning for several days, and found on the premises, on an average, half-a-dozen women of bad repute.
   Mr. Cussen revoked the defendant's license and ordered the premises to be closed.
The Irish Times 20 June 1932
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District Attorney Aide Will Marry
SAN RAFAEL, June 25.—The engagement of Miss Gertrude Ahern and Harold Joseph Haley, assistant district attorney of Marin county, has been announced by the bride-to-be's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Ahern. No date has been set for the wedding.
Oakland Tribune 26 June 1932
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SWORN EVIDENCE DISBELIEVED.
   Disbelief of evidence given on oath was ex-pressed by the chairman of the Bench (Mr. J. Baragwanath, J.P.) at the South Melbourne Court on Friday, when Herbert Ahern fur cutter, Chapel street, Prahran, and Percival Smith, Gordon street, Toorak were each charged with having loitered at the corner of Nimmo and Danks streets, Albert Park on the morning of June 23, with intent to commit a felony.
   Constable Williams said that with other members of the police wireless patrol he saw the men standing near a fence and questioned them. In Ahern's pockets were a strong knife and an electric torch. About 200 yards away an attempt had been made to enter premises by scraping mortar away from the bricks of a wall.
   Ahearn and Smith both said that they had attended a party in Victoria street, Brunswick, and after leaving a girl in Nimmo street, they were returning home.
   Mr. Baragwanath—Your story is an unbelievable one for a man with any common sense. You start to take a young girl home and then allow her to run home unprotected. A beautiful story.
   Ahearn was fined £10, in default imprisonment for two months, and Smith was fined £5, in default imprisonment for one month.
The Argus 2 July 1932
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REMSEN
Miss Genevieve Ahern of North Mankato, Minn., arrived in Remsen last Sunday and is spending the week as a guest of Miss Eleanor Anthe.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel 12 July 1932
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Have Moved—Mrs. Mary Ahern and daughters, Ellen and Kate, have moved from their home at 1012 West Clark street to the duplex home next door west. They will rent their own home, which was only recently built.
The Evening Tribune 19 July 1932
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ORCHARD WORK.
Field Day at Pakenham.
PAKENHAM, Thursday.—A field day arranged by the Victorian Fruit Marketing Association was held on Mr. J. Ahern's orchard at Pakenham. There was a large attendance of orchardists. Mr. Reid, of the Department of Agriculture, in speaking on the value of manuring, emphasised the value of green manure, and dealt with. the value of drainage and general, orchard work. Pruning demonstrations were given by Mr. Bailey, of Narre Warren; Messrs. Arthur Board, Samuel Brown, Thomas Fuller, of Pakenham: and by Mr. Leversha, of Harcourt. Mr. G. Brown, of Red Hill, spoke on manuring of orchards, and of using profitable manures. In some cases it was found that large quantities of manures were not needed. The nature of the soil was an important factor to consider when manuring.
The Argus 22 July 1932
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Excerpts From Olympic Annals
By John Kieran
It was in 1920 that our Olympic athletes staged what went down in history as the Mutiny of the Matoika. It was just after the war and shipping was generally in had shape. The American Olympic committee had arranged to send our expedition to Antwerp in the Great Northern, the largest of our army transports. But the Great Northern broke down and the Princess Matoika, a much smaller transport, was the best the committee could get.

The Princess Matoika had been hauling American troops hack from the Rhine district, and ex-service men are familiar with the palatial sleeping arrangements provided for soldiers on army transports. As soon as the athletes caught sight of the tiers of wooden bunks they set up a howl. When they tackled the good old army "chow" they rose in revolt. Babe McDonald, Norman Ross, Dick Remer and Harry Hebner were appointed a committee to confer with the officials and demand explanations and improvements. The fun was fast and furious while it lasted. Some of the "radicals" were threatening bodily harm to dignified and outraged officials, but the violent fellows were held in subjection and the voyage ended with no loss of lives.

When the athletes landed in Antwerp and found they were to be quartered in a schoolhouse that had been turned into a dormitory, with long rows of cots, they flared up again. Pat Ryan, the hammer thrower, went around declaring that all the athletes would get cauliflower ears sleeping in the hard hunks with hay pillows. Dan Ahearn, veteran hop, step and jump specialist, went out and tound himself more comfortable quarters in town. He was suspended for insubordination" because he wasn't inside the schoolhouse at 10 P. M. as per regulations.

Where Angry Passions Rose.
Dan took the stump against the ruling and the athletes drew up a petition requesting Judge Bartow S. Weeks, Fred Rubien and other officials to reinstate the veteran, who merely craved a soft couch for his tired limbs at nightfall.

The officials were very firm. Ahearn would not be reinstated. "We'll quit," said the assembled athletes. "You can't do that!" said Judge Weeks. "You can't betray the country that sent you over here. You must carry on. The committee must carry on. What would you do if the committee quit?" "Get a better one!" shouted one of the athletes, and a roar of laughter went up.

Cool heads finally calmed the storm. Ahearn was reinstated and there were no more untoward incidents at Antwerp except that Morris Kirksey, the Stanford sprinter, was arrested and thrown into jail by the Antwerp police when, after the games were over, he tried to enter the dressing room at the stadium to recover some equipment he had left in his locker. It was all a mistake, and apologies were hasty and profuse.

New York Times 24 July 1932
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MAHOMET
Mahomet, Ill., Aug. 10.—(Special.)—Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Hern, who have been visiting the home of Mrs. Jennie Sorenson, returned to their home in Chicago Monday.
Urbana Daily Courier 10 August 1932
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IRISH POLICE NEWS
CIVIC GUARD
TRANSFERS
8068 R. Guard Timothy Aherne, Depot, to Holycross, Tipperary
The Irish Times 27 August 1932
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IRISH POLICE NEWS
CIVIC GUARD
TRANSFERS
1893 Sergeant E. M. Aherne, Killargue to Ballybofey
The Irish Times 1 October 1932
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RINGLING
Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern spent Monday in Livingston.
Montana Butte Standard 9 October 1932
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TO BE TRIED FOR ALLEGED $790 THEFT FROM WOMAN
John J. Ahern, Medford, charged with larceny of $790 from Emma Vien, Medford, May 12, was held in $3000 for trial when arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court, East Cambridge, yesterday. He pleaded not guilty. Police allege that Ahern had an old bankbook on a closed ban, from which all deposits had been withdrawn except 3 cents; that he listed it with deposits totaling about $1600 and then borrowed $790 from the woman on the security of the bankbook.
The Boston Globe 14 October 1932
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DEGREES CONFERRED.
   The following degrees were conferred :—
   Doctorate in Theology—The Rev. James McGarry, Tuam, and the Rev. Thomas Maxwell, Killaloe.
   Licentiate in Theology—The Rev. William Philibin, Achonry ; the Rev. Robert McCabe, Kilmore ; the Rev. Michael Kelly, Cork, and the Rev. Michael Lane, Waterford.
   Baccalauriate in Theology—The Rev. John McCarthy, Elphin ; the Rev. Pierce Aherne, Waterford ; the Rev. Thomas Sheehan, Ardagh ; the Rev. Peter Morgan, Derry ; the Rev. James Abbott, Meath ; the Rev. John Wims, Achonry, and the Rev. Timothy Richardson, Cloyne.
The Irish Times 12 October 1932
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BOSTON HORSE SHOW
First Prize For Irish Free State.
BOSTON, Thursday   
   The Irish Free State Army horses, Benea Dare and Blarney Castle, mounted by Captain F. Ahern and Lieutenant J. F. Neylon, respectively, took the blue ribbon in the event for officers' jumpers in pairs, which was the only military event on the second day's programme of the Boston Horse Show.
   They had only 4½ faults, despite the difficult rules of the Federation Equestre Internationale.
   Thus in two days Irish Free State entrants have taken first, second, and third prizes. Captain Ahern, on Gallow Glass, having been placed second in the handy hunter class, and Captain D. J. Corry, on First Attempt, third in the officers' charger class on the opening day.
   The Irishmen's brilliant success was well received by the ten thousand spectators.
The Irish Times 28 October 1932
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LITTLE FRIENDS HAD FINE TIME
Betty Sutton invited little friends to her home, 106 West Baltimore avenue, Saturday evening for a Hallowe'en party. She had them from 7 to 10 o'clock and the hours passed by quickly with the playing of games. Prizes were awarded to several who guessed the right answers to question games; others to those in costume. Betty was assisted in entertaining by her cousins, Joan Battista. The decorations were in keeping with the season and arranged artistically. Refreshments were served. Betty's guests were: Mary Murray, Margaret Murray, Barbara Reilly, Elizabeth Geno, Mary Ahern, Helen Sallusta, Anita Haggerty, Patricia Ahern, Ellen Dolan, Teressa Ahern, Dorothy Cunningham, Victoria Sallusto and Peggy Ahern.
Chester Times 31 October 1932
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Thomas Ahern Ends 37 Years' Service With Phone Company
Thirty-seven years ago when the telephone was beginning to resemble a necessity instead of a luxury, Thomas Ahern became lineman for the newly organized Dane County Telephone company. The 300 subscribers in the city kept him and the remaining handful of linemen busy. The crew grew as the use of the telephone spread. Twenty-five years ago the Wisconsin Telephone company took over the Dane County Telephone company. And Ahern went with it.
Receives Diamond Emblem
Tuesday his quarter century service with the present company was recognized when President William R. McGovern sent the diamond service emblem to Ahern. The veteran telephone man reviewed his 37 years in the telephone business Tuesday as he watched over the big boilers in the telephone company's building here. He has been inside for the past six years, not because he wanted to retire from the line work, but the repeated calls to repair broken lines in winter storms had brought rheumatism to his shoulders. "Many a time I've had my face frozen when out fixing wires," he revealed, "But I never had an accident. The 67-year-old veteran recalled only one "narrow escape" that he had had in his 31 years repairing telephone lines. It happened "quite a while ago" near Verona. "I leaned out against an electric wire. One of the boys yelled. I pulled myself away. But it had burned a hole through the back of my coat."

Ahern has worked on telephone lines "to nearly every house in Madison, even the governor's mansion." He lives at 433 West Willow.

Wisconsin State Journal 2 November 1932
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Gale Off Irish Coast
Liner Eight Hours Late.
   Arriving off Cork Harbour yesterday afternoon eight hours behind schedule owing to gales encountered during the past two days, the east bound United States liner Manhattan was boarded two miles off Roche's Point by Christopher Aherne, who brought her safely into port. This feat was a extremely difficult one owing to the strong east-south-east gale and heavy seas running off the port, and the pilot and crew of the whaleboat were warmly commended by the liner's commander, Captain George Fried, of Atlantic rescue fame, for venturing so far out to board his vessel.
   Eighty-six passengers and 554 sacks of American mails were landed in Queenstown, but on the vessel's departure it was found impossible for Pilot Aherne to leave the liner, and he was carried on to Plymouth, where he will join the United States liner President Harding, which is expected in Cork Harbour from the Continent to-morrow (Friday).
   For the past two days a strong southeasterly gale and heavy seas have been experienced on the County Cork coast, and a number of outgoing coasters from Cork have been sheltering in Cork Harbour awaiting better weather.
The Irish Times 8 December 1932
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AHEARN—WADE.
A wedding of interest to many friends in Brisbane was solemnised in Rabaul on December, 24, when Mr. John Ahern (of the Vacuum Oil Company's Rabaul branch) was married to Miss Mary Wade. The bride has visited Brisbane on several occasions as a member of the J. C. Williamson companies, and the bridegroom was well known as a member of the Brisbane staff of the Vacuum Oil Co. The bride chose a frock of angel skin lace with which she wore a tulle veil arranged with a coronet of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was composed of orchids and frangipanni. Miss Irene Maunsell, formerly of Brisbane, and now resident in Rabaul, attended as bridesmaid.
The Brisbane Courier 21 January 1933
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Chicago Friends Flying in Five Planes
Chicago, Feb. 17.—(AP)—Two former bodyguards and a son-in-law of Mayor Anton J. Cermak were winging their way to Miami, Fla., today in a squadron of five Illinois National Guard planes to be at the bedside of Chicago's mayor, wounded at the Florida resort in an attempted assassination of President-elect Roosevelt.

The party—10 in all—took off late yesterday from Chicago and resumed the flight several hours later after stopping for fuel at Evansville, Ind. Their arrivals in Miami was expected today. Included were Floyd Kenlay, the mayor's son-in-law, and his brother, Clarence Kenlay; Chicago Policemen John Sherping and Michael J. Ahern and Master Sergeant E. T. Ahern of the guard aviation unit. Leading the five pilots was Major Merill D. Mann, commander of the aviation unit.

Freeport Journal-Standard 17 February 1933
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Mrs. William J. Thomas, Mrs. William F. Watson and Mrs. Peter Manning were the local representatives at the Daughters of the Constitution dinner at the Hotel Narragansett in Providence Monday evening. Mrs. Thomas was among the speakers conveying the greetings of Newport. Mrs. Alice Smith Thompson, formerly of this city, and president of the organization conducted the meeting. Senator Isabel Ahern O'Neill of Providence spoke on legislation being sponsored by the Daughters in the Legislature.
Newport Mercury 24 February 1933
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CLUB TO MEET SUNDAY
OGDEN—A special meeting of the Buenos Amigos club at St. Joseph's Catholic parish will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Cushnahan Memorial hall, Leonard Ahern, president announces. Plans will be discussed for the Easter Monday ball in the American Legion chateau April 17.
The Salt Lake Tribune 2 April 1933
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PERSONAL NOTES
Miss Marjorie Ellingham, Ormondville, is the guest of Miss Claudine Ahearn, Khandallah.
Wellington Evening Post 8 April 1933
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PERSONAL NOTES
Miss Marjorie Ellingham, "Bywell," Ormondville, who has been the guest of Miss Claudine Ahearn, Khandallah, will return home tomorrow.
Wellington Evening Post 13 April 1933
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Heavy Snows Storms Occur in Two Areas
   Boston, April 13 (AP)—A heavy easternly storm buried large sections of New England and New York under snow today that ranged in depth up to 28 inches, disabled hundreds of miles of telephone and telegraph wires, felled trees and poles, broke power lines, delayed transportation and washed out railroad tracks.
   Laconia, N. H., reported 28 inches.
   One automobile traffic death, that of William Ahern of New Britain, Conn., was attributed to the blinding snow.
Fayetteville Daily Democrat 13 April 1933
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PERSONAL NOTES
Miss Claudine Ahearn, Khandallah, is visiting Miss Betty Ellingham, Ormondville.
Wellington Evening Post 22 April 1933
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BIRTHS REPORTED
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Ahern, Waterloo, April 23, son, James John.
Waterloo Daily Courier 7 May 1933
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Is Improved—Mrs. T. J. [Catherine G.] Ahern of Mankato, who formerly resided here, and who gave birth to a baby daughter on Monday is improving very well at this time. The baby, who was the first girl in the family lived but a short time, and Mrs. Ahern was seriously ill during the first of the week.
The Evening Tribune 18 May 1933
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Catholic Bishop Of Rochester Dies
ROCHESTER, N. Y., May 23.—(AP) Bishop John Francis O'Hern, 58, of the Catholic diocese of Rochester, died last night. He had been confined to bed since Saturday with a recurrence of a heart ailment. He was a brother of Colonel Edward P. O'Hern, commander of the Presidio, San Francisco.
Oakland Tribune 23 May 1933
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Miss Ahern is Bride of Harold J. Haley
Miss Gertrude Ahern became the bride of Harold J. Haley, assistant district attorney, at a nuptial mass yesterday morning at St. Raphael's church. Father George O'Meara was the celebrant of the mass and Father William A. Flemming, pastor of St. Raphael's performed the marriage ceremony. The bride had as her only attendant, her sister, Miss Maureen Ahern, and Francis Rodgers was the best man.

Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast took place at Paloma Inn for the relatives and close friends of the couple. They are on a motor honeymoon south and will return to reside here. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ahern of this city and the bridegroom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Haley.

San Rafael Independent 25 May 1933
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Assumption of Cresco to Hold Commecement Program on Thursday
CRESCO, June 7.—Commencement exercizes of Assumption high school will be held tomorrow at the church of the Assumption. The Rev. Emmet Kelly of Columbia college, Dubuque, will be the speaker. The school is conducted by Sisters of Charity, B. V. M. The Rev. Maurice J. Tracy is a member of the faculty and the Very Rev. E. J. Dougherty, formerly of Mason City, is superintendent of the school. Members of the graduating class are Raphael Ahern, Edward Carroll, Viola Doherty, Bernardince Ferrie, John Farring, Ralph Fitzgerald, Hilda Herzelle, Harriet Hoeldt, Leo Hyberger, Jerome Lusson, Mary Minear, Elizabeth Nolan, Dorothy Owens, Loretta Ptacek, Bernard Schneider and Margaret Zander.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 7 June 1933
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PERSONAL NOTES
Miss Claudine Ahearn, Khandallah, whose marriage will take place in Wellington tomorrow, has been the guest of honour at a number of very pleasant parties during the past few weeks, when many charming gifts have been presented to her. Among the hostesses have been Misses Patricia Martin. Maisie Agar, Anna Plimmer, and Patricia Monro.
Wellington Evening Post 19 June 1933
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WEDDING PARTY
Following the marriage yesterday afternoon of Miss Claudine Ahearn to Mr. Searle Ellingham, of Ormondville, Mr. and Mrs. H. Ahearn, Khandallah, entertained a number of the wedding guests last evening at a delightful dance at the Dominion Farmers' Institute. The room was gay with multi-coloured balloons, massed greenery, and bowls of Iceland poppies, and a delicious home-made supper was served. The guests were received by Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn, the latter wearing a black and white lace frock. They included: Mrs. Hewitt, Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ellingham. Misses J. Ahearn, M. Ellingham (Ormondville), C., Fitzgerald (Gisborne), J. Graham, P. Munro, A. Plimmer, M. Sinclair, J. Luckie, P. Reeves, N. Groves, P. B. and N. Chadwick, G. Dampney, K. and N. Andrew, M. Rochfort, N. Tartakover, R. Hewitt, M. Agar, J. Miller, M. Gibbons, B. Sladden, and E. Martin. Messrs. E. Simpson, S. Ellingham, T. Blyth, G. Davidson, W. Toogbod, N. Sinclair, K. Graham, N. Davies, W. and M. Andrew, W. Jury, W. Kellick, P. and D. Morpeth, H. "Stewart, S. Hicks, P. Reeves, J. Armstrong, A. Gibbons, N. Price, A. Ahearn, and S. Hewitt.
Wellington Evening Post 21 June 1933
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DIVORCE SUITS FILED
 . . . Grace Marie Ahern vs. John Joseph Ahern; . . . 
Nevada State Journal 4 July 1933
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Visited Parents—Mrs. Genevieve Ahern of the seed Loan Office of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, was a weekend guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Carey of South Pearl street.
The Evening Tribune 17 July 1933
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Dettling to Direct Club at Breakfast
EMERYVILLE, Aug. 1.—Jack Dettling will be chairman of the next meeting of the Emeryville Breakfast Club to be held next Monday at the California Hotel. Eddie Carey was chairman of yesterday's session, which was featured by a musical program given by Ken Roth and his orchestra, with Grace Ahern and Dan Coveney, vocalists, assisting.
Oakland Tribune 1 August 1933
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Farmer, 73, Slain In Sight of Wife
Wellsville, Aug. 5 (UP).—Refusal of John Ahern, a farmer, to sell winde he did not have brought about his murder, Mrs. Julia Morooney, his sister, told police today. She said Ahern, 73, was called to his door last night by two men who wanted to buy a gallon of wine. When Ahern told them he had none, they became abusive. Ahern procured a shotgun and ordered the men to leave. They refused and wrested the gun from his hands. One of the assailants fired on Ahern and the two leaped into a car and sped away.
The Syracuse Herald 5 August 1933
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GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
TRANSMISSION BY DEATH.
REAL PROPERTY ACTS OF 1861 AND 1877.
   Notice is hereby given that applications have been made for the Registration of Transmission of Title to the Lands hereinafter mentioned. Particulars of such applications are given below, and any person desiring to oppose must do so by lodging a Caveat, on or before the day specified, at the Principal Office of the Registrar of Titles, in Brisbane, unless the Lands are situated within the Central or the Northern Districts, in which case the Caveat must be lodged at the Local District Registry at Rockhampton or Townsville.
   Name of Deceased Proprietor.—Mary (otherwise Mary Winifred) Ahern, late of Teneriffe, Brisbane, wife of Daniel Joseph Ahern.
   Date of Death. —29th March, 1933.
   Names of Claimants. —Daniel Joseph Ahern and Margaret Mary Ahern, spinsters [sic], of the same place, and Daniel Vincent Ahern, of South Brisbane, as Devisees in Trust.
   Description and Situation of Land. — Resubdivisions 2 and 3 of subdivision 2 of resubdivision 3 of subdivision A of eastern suburban allotment 52 and of sub-division 1 of eastern suburban allotment 53, resubdivisions 1 to 3 of subdivision 4 of eastern suburban allotment 46, county of Stanley, parish of North Brisbane.
   Estate Claimed to be Transmitted. —Fee-simple.
   Particulars of Will or Otherwise. —Will dated 31st March, 1932.
   Date within which Caveat may be Lodged. —19th September, 1933.
The Brisbane Courier 14 August 1933
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Social Notes From Fallon
Mr. and Mrs. William Miller were given a surprise party Saturday night at their home in the Soda Lake District. Mrs. Miller is the former Miss Hughena Ahern.
Reno Evening Gazette 20 September 1933
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AHEARNE DEFEATS CONNOLLY.
   The enterprise at the St. Andrew's Club in securing the Mansion House for their club tournament, the feature of which was three international contests, met with the success it deserved by drawing a splendid attendance. While a couple of the fights did not go the full distance, the quality of the boxing was all that could be desired.
   P. Connolly, the Irish fly-weight champion, whose first fight it was since returning from the American tour, gave a disappointing display in his bout with Brindley Ahearne, who was at a slight disadvantage in the matter of weight, but who completely outpointed the Irishman in point of speed and skill. Connolly's attempts to carry the fight to his opponent were cleverly warded off, while Ahearne got in frequently with a series of two-handed body punches, delivered at a speed which kept Connolly guessing. Connolly showed up well in the last two rounds without ever looking like making up the leeway.
The Irish Times 3 October 1933
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PERSONAL NOTES
Mr. and Mrs. Searle Ellingham, Ormondville, Hawke's Bay, spent the weekend with Mrs. Ellingham's mother (Mrs. H. H. Ahearn), Khandallah.
Wellington Evening Post 9 October 1933
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At RKO Keith's
 . . . The co-feature, "Picture Brides," deserves special mention, telling a graphic, intensely interesting story of the mail-order marriage racket. Much of its excellence must be credited to a sterling cast that includes Dorothy Mackailll, Regis Toomey, Alan Hale, Will and Gladys Ahern and Mary Korman.
The Lowell Sun 21 October 1933
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IRISH HORSEMEN THIRD
At Chicago Fair Horse Show
CHICAGO, Sunday.   
The Irish Free State team, which is competing in the Chicago Fair Horse Show before going to New York for the National Show, was placed third in the International Military Jumping Competition this afternoon. The competition was won by the United States Army team, from Fort Riley, Arkansas [sic]. Sweden was placed second, and Czechoslovakia was fourth. The Irish team incurred 54¾ faults. Corry rode Slievenamon, Harty rode Limerick Lace, and Ahearn rode Gallowglass. The winning United States team lost only 39½ faults.
The Irish Times 23 October 1933
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Irish Horse Team Wins Jump Classic
CHICAGO, Oct. 26—(AP)—The Military jumping team from Ireland captured spotlight honors last night when it captured first and third places in the international pair jumping event at the world's fair horse show. Captains Dan Corry and Fred Ahearn of the Free State army made the only perfect round of the competition on their fourth and final attempt, in the event when two riders take the jumps simultaneously. The hurdling of Maj. J. T. Cole and Lieut. E. F. Thompson, of the American army team, brought but one demerit mark and the Fort Riley, Kan. pair was rated second in the event. Irish horsemen also took third place with two faults while Captain Hallberg and Lieutenant Nyblaeus, of the Swedish army, were assessed four faults and fourth place.
Laredo Times 26 October 1933
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Kidnap Defendant Has Bible at Trial
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 31.(AP)—George McGee, carrying a Bible, went to trial today on kidnapping charges arising out of the abduction for ransom last Spring of Miss Mary McElroy, daughter of City Manager Henry F. McElroy. As selection of a jury started, M. W. O'Hern, assistant prosecutor, announced the death penalty will be asked. Walter McGee, older brother of George, is under death sentence in connection with the kidnapping. His case has been appealed to the State Supreme Court.
Oakland Tribune 31 October 1933
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BEAR LAKE
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lair and Webster and Eileen accompanied by Art Donnelly of Albert Lea, motored to the Twin Cities Saturday morning and spent the weekend with Mrs. Lair's sister, Mrs. Genevieve Ahern and other friends. Webster Lair also attended the Minnesota-Iowa football game while there.
The Evening Tribune 2 November 1933
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Breen—Ahern.
St. Joseph's lilies and hollyhocks decked St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Blackall, on October 28, when the Rev. Father Murtagh solemnised the marriage of Mr. Martin Francis Breen (youngest son of the late Mr. J. Breen and Mrs. Breen, Lindum, Brisbane) and Miss Margaret Ahern (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Ahern, Airedale, Ayr). During the signing of the register Miss K. Kingsbury rendered a vocal solo. The bride, who was given away by Mr. P. Bowes, Jun., was gowned in French lace, with the skirt extended in train effect, and her veil of Limerick lace was lent by Mrs. Dendle (St. George). Mrs. P. Bowes, who attended as matron of honour, wore a toilette of blue and pink organdie. Mr. K. Bowes was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Barcoo Hotel. On leaving for the honeymoon tour of the south, Mrs. M. F. Breen wore a travelling costume of Egyptian blue crepe trimmed with grey and hat to match.
The Courier-Mail 10 November 1933
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CORK FLAT RAIDED
Armed Men Search House.
   About 9.30 on Saturday night the flat at Washington street, Cork, occupied by Commandant Joseph Aherne, Secretary of the Young Ireland Association of Cork Branch of the United Ireland Party, was raided by five armed men.
   Commandant Aherne was absent with his sister, Mrs. Shaw, but the latter's child, aged two, was asleep in the flat, and a youth who is a friend of the Aherne's was also there. The youth was held up while the raiders searched the entire premises for arms, but failed to find any.
   Before leaving the men said they were "Broy Harriers."
   The child became hysterical during the raid, and it is stated that some damage was caused to the furniture.
The Irish Times 14 November 1933
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Ernest Nelson, 40, arrested at Colusa on a charge of extortion, is expected to plead guilty in superior court. It was found that the car Nelson was using was one that had been stolen from William Ahearn, formerly of Oregon, but now of Woodland.
Woodland Daily Democrat 28 November 1933
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"FORCED TO RESIGN."
SCHOOL TEACHER DEFENDANT.
Following the granting of judgment nisi the defendant had been forced to resign from his position of school teacher, stated Mr. B. H. Matthews, for the defendant, in the Supreme Court, yesterday, when an application for permanent alimony for Hilda Christine Ahearn, of Wondai, came before his Honour Mr. Justice Macrossan, S.P.J.

On June 16 his Honour granted judgment nisi in divorce to Hilda Christine Ahearn against Leslie Norman Ahearn, formerly school teacher, of Kandanga, near Gympie, on the ground of misconduct with Ivy Alice Mary Krause. His Honour fixed permanent alimony for the plaintiff at 15/ a week, and maintenance for the two children at £1 a week, payment to be made fortnightly, first payment to be made on December 15. His Honour fixed the costs of the application at £12/12/.

The Brisbane Courier-Mail 2 December 1933
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IN DIVORCE.
(Before the Judge in Divorce, Mr. Justice Boyce.)
DECREES ABSOLUTE.
Decrees absolute were pronounced in the suits of  . . . 
Mary Isobel Ahearn v Harold Ahearn, . . . 
The Sydney Morning Herald 6 December 1933
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CHICAGO ALDERMAN SHOOTS POLICEMAN
Mathias J. Bauler Opens Fire When Cop Tries to Enter His Liquor Tavern.
Chicago, Dec. 19.—(AP)—Alderman Mathias J. Bauler was arrested and booked tonight on a charge of assault with intent to kill for the shooting of Policeman John J. Ahern. He was released on $5,000 bond. Ahern, former bodyguard to the late Mayor Anton J. Cermak, was shot early today when he attempted to gain entrance to Bauler's liquor tavern. Sheriff William D. Meyering and a group of democratic politicians had gathered there after a Christmas benefit party which Mayor Edward J. Kelly had attended. Deputy Sheriff Frank Wright, secretary to Meyerling, also was wounded, apparently by a stray bullet from Ahern's pistol. Physicians said he had a. "fifty-fifty" chance to recover. Ahern's condition was less serious.
Both Fired Shots.
Both Alderman Bauler and Policeman Ahern admitted shooting, but each insisted the other fired first. Scores of democratic politicians and many residents of Bauler's Forty-ninth ward had attended a Christmas benefit party last night at the Plaza theater. Alderman Bauler presided in evening dress. Mayor Kelly dropped in for a few minutes. When the party ended many of the politicians went to Alderman Bauler's tavern a half block away. Mayor Kelly and others went to their homes. At 4 a. m., there was still much hilarity in the tavern, witnesses said. The front doors were locked, but Bauler and his friends were within. Policeman Ahern and Edward Hayes, accompanied by Miss Mary L. Tyler, 22 years old, cousin of Ahern and sweetheart of Hayes, came and sought admittance. There was an argument and the shooting followed. Sheriff Meyering said he saw none of the shooting, his view being obscured by other witnesses. Mayor Kelly, at home and asleep at the time, said "the shooting is regrettable, as is any shooting."
Suspended From Force.
The stars were stripped from Policemen Ahern and Hayes and both were suspended from the force. Each insisted he was not intoxicated at the time of the shooting. Alderman Bauler first was taken in custody about seven hours after the shooting. He was released and then taken in custody again. "Ahern called me a vile name, knocked me down and began shooting because I would not let him enter my place, which I was about to close," Bauler said. "I staggered to my feet and fired, scarcely knowing what I did. I was carrying a large amount of money from the benefit party and was afraid of robbers." Late today Police Commissioner John Allman ordered Bauler's tavern closed immediately and recommended to Mayor Kelly the revocation of his licenses. The mayor previously said he would be guided by Allman's recommendation concerning closing the place. The shooting led to introduction in the state senate at Springfield of a. resolution requesting an investigation. The author of the resolution said the incident showed "Chicago officials are not competent to administer home rule" over liquor. The senate refused to consider the resolution.
Joplin Globe 20 December 1933
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Mr. and Mrs. T[heobold]. J. Ahern and family of Mankato will enjoy a Christmas dinner at the home of Mrs. Mary Ahern on West Clark street along with the Misses Katherine and Ellen Ahern.
The Evening Tribune 23 December 1933
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GRAND JURY PAYS VISIT TO BEDSIDE OF AHEARN
CHICAGO, Dec. 22.—(AP)—Members of the Cook county grand jury today visited the hospital bed of Policeman John J. Ahearn, onetime bodyguard for the late Mayor Anton Cermak, listened to his story of a shooting and then returned to the jury room and was reported to have voted a true bill charging Alderman Mathias (Paddy) Bauler, minor Democratic leader, with assault with intent to kill the policeman. It was understood that bond for the alderman was set at $10,000. Already he is at liberty on a $5,000 bond posted on and assault to kill charge, pending a hearing in felony court as the result of shooting in front of the alderman's tavern last Tuesday. Ahearn and an assistant to the sheriff were wounded.
Daily Illini 23 December 1933
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Fire at Passage.—About one o'clock on Christmas morning the Cork Fire Brigade were called to a serious outbreak of fire at Passage, and on arrival found the three-story house of Mr. Patrick Aherne, tobacconist, blazing furiously. There was no hope of saving the building, and the members of the brigade directed their efforts towards protecting the adjacent houses. In this they were completely successful. Mr. Aherne's house was burned down.
The Irish Times 27 December 1933
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Wedding
AHERN—MCKENZIE
A quiet wedding was celebrated in St. Brigid's Catholic Church, on Thursday night between Mary Cathrine Ahern, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ahern, of Thornton, Kuttaburra, and Thomas Spence McKenzie, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James McKenzie, Rosebank, Long Beach. Rev. Father A. P. Healion united the happy pair, and the bride's eldest brother, Mr. Tom Ahern, was best man. After the ceremony the newly wedded couple left for their future home, Roseharty, which property Mr. Tom McKenzie owns.
The Longreach Leader 13 January 1934
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MR. PAT AHERN.
Long Council Association.
An interesting story of municipal development in Townsville was related to a "Bulletin" representative by Mr. Pat Ahern at his home at Stuart Street, North Ward. Mr. Ahern retired from the service of the City Council on June 1 last, after an association extending back to 1876, and he tells many interesting stories of early Townsville. Born in Ireland in March, 1855, Mr. Ahern came to Townsville as a young man of 20. He travelled by the sailing ship Kapunda, which came out by way of Cape Horn, and the voyage to Australia occupied 117 days. Mr. Ahern landed in Townsville on November 17, 1875, and on November 22, be secured employment with the Town Council. Townsville was then a very small place. The Council office was located on a site on the hill opposite the Supreme Court, and the total staff was about seven. Mr. Jones was the Town Clerk and Mr. W. Portney was the foreman. The only work of any consequence done was a strip of roadway in Flinders Street, fronting the wharves, from Clifton and Aplin's wharf, later Howard Smith's, down to the A.S.N. wharf, now Burns Philip's. There was a track up past the Post Office, which occupied the site of the Labor Bureau of to-day, and the Police Court, and over Cleveland Terrace down to the Church of England. Another track ran along in front of the Queen's and Criterion Hotels.

An effort was made to extend the road formation, and Mr. Ahern was one of a big batch of men who were engaged. The original section of Flinders Street, from Wickham Street to Denham street, was gravelled, the material being secured from near the Church of England. The next section of road formed was Stokes Street, from Wills to Flinders Street. Then followed Stuart Street, from Denham to Stanley Street, and a little work in Wills Street. Flinders Street was patched out to the cemetery. The first job outside of the town area was from Queen's Park along Warburton Street, out to the German Gardens, which was a favorite spot of the carriers. There was a small hotel at Queen's Park, and another at the Gardens. In town other work was done in Cleveland Street, and a path was made down the hill (the Customs House track of to-day) to the beach. About 1878, when the first water-works scheme was undertaken, Mr. Ahern was transferred to the Water Department, and he had charge of the sinking of the Willmett Well at Mundingburra. A beautiful flow was obtained at about 25 feet, and in the testing a Chinaman's garden was badly flooded. Pumping methods were crude. A steam pump was provided, and as there was no reservoir, the water was pumped up a stand pipe, which was lashed to a gum tree, and by this means, it was prevented from flowing back. A floater indicator was installed and when the pipe was full the pump was shut off. It was really a test well, said Mr. Ahern, and its success prompted the Council to embark on a more ambitious scheme, including the first reservoir. This was built on contract, Tom Enright and his father securing it, and the first water was pumped into it on October 15. 1882. The Willmett Well supplied the town for some time, till the Thuringowa Shire Council sank a deeper well, which affected it, and then Hubert's Well was sunk. Mr. Ahern returned to the Works Department as foreman about 1883. The Council's revenue was not large, and sometimes when the funds were low, there was a month's holiday without pay. A few years afterwards, when Mr. Dyer was engineer, the first loan works were undertaken, these being embraced in a £20,000 scheme. Among Mr. Ahern's big works was the first weir at Ross River which was built about 1907, the estimate being £10,000. He drew the plans for the big road loan scheme from Tattersall's Hotel to the Causeway.

Mr. Ahern was also responsible for the construction of the concrete pool at the City Baths. That was constructed with the first money received from the sale of the Ayr Tramway to the Government. Mr. J. Hodel was Mayor, Mr. Ahern related. "We've got £2,000 here," said Mr. Hodel one day. "What is the best thing to do with It?" "Build baths," was Mr. Ahern's reply, and he was immediately authorised to draw up plans for baths not to cost more than the £2000. "Soon after there was an inspection of works." said Mr. Ahern, and the aldermen drove along the beach. Alderman Cameron expressed the view that the Council should be ashamed of its baths. The Mayor then announced the preparation of the plans of the new baths. They were brought out, and the job was authorised there and then." Recalling Townsville floods, Mr. Ahern said that 1884 was the biggest flood be could remember in Ross River. The river in that year broke over its bank at Gleeson's, and ran across to the Bohle. The heaviest rain he could recall was probably in 1892, when tremendous damage was done to Council work. In that year, the foundations of the Roman Catholic Church on the Strand, were washed away, and the building collapsed, and a big gully was washed out across the beach. The Kennedy Street Creek of today was cut in that same storm. Mr. Ahern was associated with the Council from November 22, 1875, to June 1, 1933. a period approaching 58 years.

Townsville Daily Bulletin 15 January 1934
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MCKENZIE—AHERN
A quiet wedding was celebrated at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church Longreach, when Mr. Thomas Spencer McKenzie, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James McKenzie, Rosebank, Longreach, was married to Miss Mary Catherine Ahern, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern, Thornton, Muttaburra. The Rev. Father A. P. Healion performed the ceremony. Mr. T. Ahern (brother of the bride) acted as best man. After the ceremony, the bride and bridegroom left for Moseharty, their future home.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 31 January 1934
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BENALLA
At the police court Albert Daley and Thomas William Evans were charged with having stolen 10s. from Michael Ahern. Daly and Evans were sentenced to imprisonment for 14 days.
The Argus 9 February 1934
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UNDERTAKER GIVES TESTIMONY REFUTING WINEKOOP DEFENSE
Contradicts Story that Defendant's Daughter Exposed Bullet Wound
CHICAGO—(AP)—Thomas J. Ahearn, the undertaker who summoned police the night Rheta Gardner Wynekoop was found dead on an operating table, Saturday contradicted defense testimony in the second trial of Dr. Alice Lindsay Wynekoop, accused of murdering her daughter-in-law. Ahern [sic] refuted the testimony of Miss Enid Hennessey, school teacher boarder at the Wynekoop home, that Dr. Catherine Wynekoop, daughter of the defendant, in the presence of Ahern, had taken a pencil and lifted the blanket from the back of Rheta, exposing the bullet wound. He asserted Dr. Catherine had not done so in his presence. He also said Dr. Alice had told him she had not notified police because “she did not want any publicity.” The undertaker said he told the doctor that “this was murder,” and then called the police. The blanket raising incident had been brought up by the defense to explain how Dr. Wynekoop could have known Rheta had been shot before the police officially removed the covering.
La Crosse Tribune & Leader-Press 24 February 1934
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TENNIS PLAYER'S DEATH
Evidence at Inquest
GEELONG, Tuesday.—Mr. J. Young, J.P., deputy coroner, to-day held an inquest into the death of Miss Winifred Alberta Ahern, the tennis player, who received fatal injuries in a motor-car collision on the Melbourne road on the evening of Saturday, March 3.

Basil Fitchett, a clerk, of Balwyn, who is still an inmate of the Geelong Hospital, said that he was driving a motor-car, with Miss Ahern as passenger, toward Melbourne. He had been travelling about 20 minutes and then did not remember anything until he found himself on the side of the road. His car was then on its correct side. He did not remember passing another car or of a car passing him.

Mr. J. R. Darling, head master of the Geelong Grammar School, said that he was driving toward Geelong on the Melbourne road at a speed of about 40 miles an hour. He saw two cars approaching from the opposite direction. The car farthest away drew out as if to pass the car in front. In crossing it passed right across the road and its right-hand side wheels were off the bitumen. He felt that the only safe thing to do was to drive between the two cars. As he proceeded to do so that car which had crossed, and which he later knew to be Fitchett's car, swerved in front of him and the collision occurred. He had been travelling on his correct side. When the car crossed over to the gravel side track there was plenty of room for him to pass between the two cars. It was Impossible for him to have pulled right out to pass the car on the left. Had Fitchett maintained his position when he pulled out it would have been all right for him to have passed between the cars.

Cyril Olive, farmer, of Lara, said that he witnessed the mishap. Mr. Darling had done everything possible to avoid the accident.

A finding was recorded that death was due to a fractured skull and cerebral hemorrhage received in a motor accident.

The Argus 21 March 1934
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TITUSVILLE
The following members of the Bible school will take part in the Easter exercises in the Presbyterian church at 10.30 o'clock Sunday morning: Mary Ahearn, Floyd Ahearn, Willard Ahearn, . . . 
The Hopewell Herald 28 March 1934
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Seven Damage Suits Started in Court
 . . . The case of Katherine O'Hearn and others of Adams against the town of Adams, especially assigned for next Monday, will not be tried then and the assignment has been discharged. It is a suit growing out of the alleged damage to the plaintiff's property resulting from a sewer system constructed by the town and discharging into a small brook adjacent to their property.
North Adams Transcript 5 April 1934
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TWIN LAKES
Mr. and Mrs. William Carey and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Donnelly and Mrs. Genevive [sic] Ahern of Albert Lea spent Sunday with relatives here.
The Evening Tribune 23 April 1934
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Three Cars in Collision
Three cars were involved in a collision at the corner of New and Head streets, Elsternwick, yesterday. One of the cars, driven by Mr. J. W. Ahearn, of Docker street, Elwood, was wrecked, and a passenger, Miss Sophie Bear, aged 28 years, of Brickwood street, was admitted to the Alfred Hospital suffering from fractured ribs and shoulder. Mr. Ahearn's face was cut by flying glass.

Turning from Head street into New street, Mr. Ahearn's car came into collision with a car driven by Mr. L. Corr, of Hoyt street, Hampton. The two cars skidded together to the side of the road, where they were struck by another car, driven by Mr. A. Moroney, of the Melbourne Observatory, who had been travelling behind Mr. Corr in New street. The occupants of the other cars escaped injury.

Melbourne Argus 4 May 1934
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At a Special Court, before Mr. B. McKiernan, P.C., James and John Reynolds, of Krelagh ; Michael J. Geelan, do. ; Michael Mahon, do. ; and Thomas and James Ahern, of Gort, were charged with conspiracy and unlawful assembly, and seriously assaulting Patrick McKeon, of Curryeramph, Dromod, while he was returning from a pre-Truce I.R.A. meeting at Mohil. The defendants were remanded on bail of £50 each and two sureties of £25 each to next District Court at Mohill.
The Irish Times 19 May 1934
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Attended Funeral—The Misses Ellen and Katherine Ahern with their brother Frank Ahern of West Clark street returned last evening from Storm Lake, Ia., where they had motored on Sunday to attend the funeral of a cousin, which occurred at that place yesterday morning.
The Evening Tribune 22 May 1934
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Catholic Daughters Banquet
Court St. Agnes, Catholic Daughters of America, held their twenty-third anniversary banquet at the Hotel Commander Monday evening with Miss Francis [sic] Ahern as chairman, assisted by a large committee.
Arlington Advocate 1 June 1934
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One Dead, One Fatally Hurt as Cars Crash
LODI, June 9—(AP)—Kenneth Ahern, 17, of Stockton, was killed, and William Harris, 21, Stockton, suffered probably fatal injuries in an automobile crash here last night. Vincent Ahern, 23, brother of the victim, was driving an automobile which collided with a car driven by Mrs. George A. Truesdale of Reno. His shoulder was fractured. Mrs. Truesdale, a delegate to the Seventh Day Adventist Conference here, was unhurt.
Oakland Tribune 9 June 1934
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[William] Harris died at San Joaquin General Hospital from injuries received several weeks ago. The crash previously caused the death of Kenneth Ahern, 21, of Stockton, whose brother was driving their car when it collided with a machine operated by Mrs. Elsi Truesdale of Reno in Lodi.
Oakland Tribune 21 June 1934
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FUNERALS
MARY R. FISH
   The funeral of Miss Mary Ruth Fish, daughter of Herbert R. Fish and the late Mary A. (Bromely) Fish, took place this morning at 8.30 o'clock from the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 166 Pawtucket street, at Fletcher street. Many relatives and friends, including many from out of town, were present. Also in attendance at the funeral was the following delegation from the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: President Mrs. Florence Gookin, Mrs. Etta Fields, Mrs. Grace Flynn, Mrs. Mae Bedard, Mrs. Annie O'Hearn, Mrs. Annie O'Hearn, Mrs. Harriet Bancroft and Mrs. Grace Noonan. At St. Margaret's church at 9 o'clock a funeral high mass was celebrated by Rev. Arthur McQuaid. . . . 
Lowell Evening Leader 2 July 1934
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In Compliment to Mrs. Alta Buck of Washington, D. C., who is the house guest of Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Larsen, Miss Thora Fossum entertained a group of nine friends at an informal seven o'clock dinner and bridge at the Edgewater Beach Cottage last evening. Honors for playing were won by Miss Ellen Ahern and Miss Clara Thune, while Mrs. Buck was presented with a guest prize.
The Evening Tribune 11 July 1934
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Minneapolis Guests—Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Moore and daughters of Minneapolis are guests this week at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ahern of West Clark street. They arrived on Sunday.
The Evening Tribune 15 August 1934
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HERE AND THERE
A Delightful Dance.
A particularly delightful dance was given by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Gibbons at their home, Boxhill, Khandallah, on Tuesday night. The hall, billiard room, dining-room, and sitting-rooms were cleared for the gay crowd of young dancers. A splendid orchestra provided the music and supper was wheeled round on wagons. Mrs. Gibbons and the Misses Elsie and Majorie [sic] Gibbons received the guests. Among those present were misses Lorna Brodie, Sheila Coates, Judy Allen, Mary Marsden, Elizabeth Russell (Dannevirke), N. Welch, Mary Sinclair, Beth Gibbous, Nancy Meinholdt, Joyce Ahearn, Joan Smith, V. Norman, Aroha Griffon, Monica Robertson, Barbara Blundell, June Luckie, J. Gill, P. Munro, Vivienne Little, P. Hope Gibbons, Lola Kelly, Betty Ellis, Shirley Hopkins, Marjorie Gunn, Mary Rochfort, E. Miller, Peggy Hogg, Helen Widdup, Yvonne Holmes, Jean Kerruish, Mildred Boyd-Wilson, J. Roberts, N. Roberts, P. Gledhill, M. Watt, G. Matthews, Shirley Donne, G. Norman-Jones, J. Pole, L. Ackland, J. Featherston; and Messrs. A. and G. Gibbons, W. and S. Toogood, D. and P. Morpeth, A. Ahearn, N. Sinclair, G. Evans, D. Smith, D. Didsbury, A. Roberts, K. Payne, B. and G. Fergie, R. Evans, L. Black, J. Grainger, J. Shand, V. Clouston, P. Simm, C. Holdsworth, I. Graves, R. Andrews, W. Springhall, J. Armstrong, J. Hollis, and J. Lilly.
Wellington Evening Post 23 August 1934
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Football Player Injured by Joker
SAN RAFAEL, Aug. 27.—A practical joker, whose name was not learned, was responsible for injury to Sid Ahern, former St. Mary's quarterback and member of the San Francisco Olympic Club team, when a firecracker or miniature bomb exploded in the grid star's right hand. Ahern, according to San Rafael police, was at a party and someone persuaded him to hold out his hand, placing the explosive in it.
Oakland Tribune 27 August 1934
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Friends Arrange Shower for Miss Ahern
Misses Mary, Ellen and Nancy Haddock entertained at a handkerchief shower for Miss Lucille Ahern last evening at their home in the Reed apartments. Miss Lois Sullivan was an out-of-town guest. After a social evening, refreshments were served. Guests, besides the honoree, were Miss Helen Perrine, Miss Florence Patton, Miss Helen Taylor and Miss Sullivan.
Twin Falls Evening Times 31 August 1934
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Mesdames E. P. Murray of Fernley and Agnes Melendy of Fallon were hostesses to the Good-Will Club of Fallon, at the home of Mrs. Murray on Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-four members were present.
Reno Evening Gazette 12 October 1934
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Yankee Army Riders Sweep Thru' Show
NEW YORK, Nov. 12.—The United States army team continued its sweep through the international events at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden when Lieut. Carl W. Raguse rode his great jumper Dakota to victory in the $1000 military sweepstakes.

Winner of the Bowman challenge cup last night, Lieut. Raguse and Dakota turned back the bid of 36 other combinations from Canada and three other countries. As in the last night's competition Capt. Frederick Ahern of the Irish Free State and his mount, Gallowglass, placed second, being closed in 23.7 seconds. Canada's two entries were unplaced.

The Vancouver Sun 12 November 1934
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O'HEARN DENIES GASOLINE LEAKS
    Charges of a shortage of $670.10 in city cash and 7120 gallons of city gasoline, coupled with complaints that his employes made merry with liquor during working hours, were answered by Timothy C. O'Hearn, city electrician of Cambridge, at a hearing before the finance committee of the Cambridge city council last night. He denied responsibility for any irregularities other than taking an afternoon off for golf and, he proudly stated, “breaking 100.”
   State auditors testified that the shortage of cash was actual and that the electrical department had poor control, discipline and morale. The finance committee closed a warm hearing by reserving decision. Report will be made to the city council.
Boston Herald 20 November 1934
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QUEANBEYAN COURT
 . . . Two other men, John Ahearn, 28, and Michael Patrick Maxwell, 44, labourers, charged with having behaved in a riotous manner in the Commercial Hotel, were also remanded until November 26.
The Canberra Times 20 November 1934
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ARLINGTON BOY KILLED
BY MEXICAN POLICE

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SHOT FOLLOWING HOTEL ARGUMENT
   MEXICO, D.F., Nov. 20 (A P)—Francis Ahern, 19, Boston, Mass. died at 8 a.m. today with a bullet wound in the back. It was alleged to have been fired by police last night after an argument in the street. Policeman Jesus Gonzalez Lopez was held for examination. He said that he had fired a shot into the air, but denied that he had wounded Ahern.
   The proprietor of the Ensueno Hotel told the police that Ahern, who was a student at Boston University, arrived at the hotel at 11 p.m. stayed only about five minutes, and then tried to leave. The proprietor said he demanded rent for the room but that Ahern refused to pay and punched him, after which several policemen forcibly ejected the Bostonian. The argument, it was said, continued outside the hotel. Police said Ahern started to run away and that a shot was fired, Ahern falling mortally wounded. Before he died, police state Ahern said he did not know why he was being arrested and that he tried to escape.
   The youth came to Mexico as a tourist a week ago with his uncle, Daniel Ahern, also of Boston, who was prostrated at the Hotel Ritz and was unable to discuss the tragedy.
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SLAIN YOUTH ELDEST OF THREE CHILDREN
   The family of Francis Ahern, 19, Boston University student, was grief-stricken with the news, by telephone from Mexico City this morning that the boy had been shot and killed there last night. Maurice Ahern, an uncle of the Arlington boy, said today at his home, 20 Alton st., Arlington, that the call came through very early this morning from Mexico City, the speaker being his brother, Daniel Ahern, treasurer of the produce firm of Lord & Spencer, Inc., Fanueil Hall. Daniel Ahern left here about 10 days ago for Laredo, Tex., where he was called as a government witness in a court case and took his nephew with him as a companion.
   Francis Ahern, graduate of Arlington High School in 1932, was in his second year at the Boston University School of Business Administration. He received leave from the school to omit classes from Nov.13-23, explaining the circumstances of his uncle's trip to Texas and his wish to accompany him. Maurice Ahern said that he understood the business of the trip in Laredo was concluded Friday last and that Daniel Ahern and his nephew left for home, taking a side trip to Mexico City on the way. They arrived in Mexico City Saturday. Francis Ahern was the eldest of three children of the Timothy Aherns.
The Boston Globe 20 November 1934
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MEXICAN POLICEMAN KILLS U.S. CITIZEN
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21 (UP).—Jesus Lopez, a policeman, was remanded for investigation today as the result of the shooting of Francis A. [sic] Ahern, 22 [sic], of Arlington, Mass., a suburb of Boston. Ahern was killed as he was leaving a hotel after an argument with the hotel keeper. Mexicans expressed great indignation at the shooting, and the newspaper Universal said editorially today: "Ahern was shot without cause. The boy was a victim of inconceivable cruelty and was treated as a criminal instead of a youth who was ignorant of the language."
Port Arthur News 21 November 1934
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MEXICAN SLAYING LAID
TO ROW OUTSIDE HOTEL

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Body of B. U. Student Will Be Shipped Here—
American Consulate Opens Inquiry in Death

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   MEXICO, D.F., Nov. 21 (A P)—The American Consulate tonight requested Mexican police headquarters to make a thorough investigation of the killing of Francis Ahern, 19-year-old Arlington youth and Boston University student who, died of a bullet wound in his back. The Consulate also opened a private inquiry seeking to determine the truth of various versions of the shooting given by police officers and spectators.
   The proprietor of the Ensueno Hotel told police that Ahern arrived at the hotel 11 p.m. yesterday, rented a room and then tried to leave. The proprietor said he demanded rent for the room which Ahern refused to pay. He said the youth punched him and several policemen forcibly ejected the young man. The argument apparently continued outside the hotel. Police said Ahern started to run away and that a shot was fired, Ahern falling mortally wounded.
   Ahern came to Mexico as a tourist a week ago with his uncle, Daniel Ahern of Boston, who was prostrated at another hotel and unable to answer questions.
   Policeman Jesus Gonzalez Lopez was held for examination. He admitted that he had fired a shot into the air, but denied he had wounded Ahern. Some of the witnesses to the shooting asserted there were at least eight policemen involved, while each of the four police questioned denied having seen any shots fired excepting one in the air. The afternoon newspaper Grafico said that Ahern was “hunted down by the police,” while Excelsior said he was a victim of “police savagery.”
   A business associate of Ahern's uncle said that, despite testimony of some witnesses, he is absolutely certain that young Ahern had not been drinking and that a doctor at the hospital where the boy died had borne out this belief. Police said that before Ahern died he said he did not know he was being arrested and that he tried to escape. A ballistics expert will attempt to fix responsibility for the killing.
   Friends were arranging to ship the body tomorrow to Arlington where Ahern's mother, father and two sisters are living.
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   ARLINGTON, Nov. 20—The body of Francis D. Ahern, who was slain by a policeman in Mexico City, will be brought to Boston by a train, leaving tomorrow afternoon or night, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Ahern, parents of the boy, were informed tonight.
   They received this information from the boy's uncle, Daniel F. Ahern, who was on a trip with him when the shooting occurred. Members of the family said that the matter of protest to the State Department and any other actions arising out of the shooting would be left to the uncle, Daniel F. Ahern.
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Popular in High School
   Young Ahern, a sophomore at the Boston University School of Business Administration, was the eldest of three children. The family lives at 52 Wyman terrace.
   He was graduated from Arlington High School and while there he was very popular with the student body. He was president of the Student Council in his senior year and was a member of the State champion track team, coached by Dr. William T. McCarty. As a boy he was much interested in the Boy Scouts and held the rank of eagle scout.
   He was in the habit of travelling with his uncle, Daniel F. Ahern, treasurer of the produce firm of Lord & Spencer, Inc., Fanueil Hall.
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Granted Leave by College
   His uncle telephoned the family this morning about the shooting. Maurice Ahern, another uncle who lives at 20 Alton st., Arlington, told newspapermen that the telephone call came through very early this morning from Mexico City.
   Daniel F. Ahern and the boy left here about 10 days ago for Laredo, Tex., where the uncle was a government witness in a court case. Young Ahern received permission from the college to omit classes from Nov.13-23, explaining the circumstances of his uncle's trip to Texas and his wish to accompany him.
   Maurice Ahern said that he understood the business of the trip was concluded Friday last and that Daniel Ahern and his nephew left for home, taking a side trip to Mexico City on the way. They arrived in Mexico City Saturday.
The Boston Globe 21 November 1934
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AMERICAN SLAIN IN MEXICO
U. S. Consulate Asks Inquiry on Shooting of Francis Ahern, 19.
   MEXICO, D. F., Nov. 20 (AP).—The United States Consulate tonight requested Mexican police headquarters to make a thorough investigation of the killing of Francis Ahern, 19-year-old Boston University student who died of a bullet wound in his back.
   The proprietor of the Ensueno Hotel told the police that Ahern arrived yesterday, rented a room and then tried to leave. The proprietor said he demanded rent for the room and Ahern refused to pay.
   He declared the youth punched him and was then forcibly ejected by several policemen. The argument apparently continued outside the hotel. The police said that Ahern started to run away and that a shot was fired, Ahern falling mortally wounded.
   Policeman Jesus Gonzalez Lopez was held for examination. He admitted that he had fired a shot into the air, but denied he had wounded Ahern. The afternoon newspaper Grafico said that Ahern was “hunted down by the police,” while Excelsior said he was a victim of “police savagery.”
New York Times 21 November 1934
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PROBE KILLING OF B. U. STUDENT
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Mexico, D. F., Police Officials Question Patrolman
In Ahern Shooting
   MEXICO, D. F., Nov. 20 (AP)—The American consulate tonight requested Mexican police headquarters to make a thorough investigation into the slaying of Francis Ahern, 19-year old Boston University student, who died of a bullet wound in his back. The consulate also opened a private inquiry seeking to determine the truth of various versions of the shooting given by police officers and spectators.
   The proprietor of the Ensueno Hotel told police Ahern arrived at the hotel at 11 p.m. yesterday, rented a room and then tried to leave. The proprietor said he demanded rent for the room which Ahern refused to pay. He said the Bostonian punched him and several policemen forcibly ejected the young man. The argument apparently continued outside the hotel. Police said Ahern started to run away and that a shot was fired; Ahern falling mortally wounded.
   Ahern came to Mexico as a tourist a week ago with his uncle, Daniel Ahern, also of Boston, who was prostrated at another hotel unable to answer questions.
   Policeman Jesus Gonzalez Lopez was held for examination. He admitted that he had fired a shot into the air, but denied he had wounded Ahern. Some of the witnesses to the shooting asserted there were at least eight policemen involved, while each of the four police questioned denied having seen any shots fired excepting one in the air. The afternoon newspaper Grafico said that Ahern was “hunted down by the police,” while Excelsior said he was a victim of “police savagery.”
   A business associate of Ahern's uncle said that, despite testimony of some witnesses, he is absolutely certain that young Ahern had not been drinking and that a doctor at the hospital where the boy died had borne out this belief. Police said that before Ahern died he said he did not know he was being arrested and that he tried to escape.
   A ballistics expert will attempt to fix responsibility for the killing.
   Friends were arranging to ship the body tomorrow to Arlington where Ahern's mother, father and two sisters are living.
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BORN IN ARLINGTON
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Francis Ahern Graduated from High School There in 1933
   Francis D. Ahern, 19, who was shot in Mexico, D. F., was born in Arlington in June 1915, and was graduated from Arlington High in 1933. He was on the track and football teams there. He was studying at the Boston University school of business administration, this being his second year there. He had obtained a leave of absence to take a trip to Texas with his uncle, Daniel F. Ahern of 20 Alton st., Arlington, who telephoned the dead boy's father, Timothy C. Ahern of 52 Wyman terrace, Arlington, yesterday morning, giving him a meagre account of the tragedy.
   The boy is survived by his parents and two sisters, Gertrude and Jean. Young Ahern was on the student council when at high school. He had also been interested in the Boy Scouts, and several years ago became an eagle scout, the highest honor in scoutdom. He was at that time a member of troop 7, Arlington.
Boston Herald 21 November 1934
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AHERN MURDERED,
PARENTS CLAIM

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Arlington Youth Shot Dead in Mexico City
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   ARLINGTON, Nov. 21—Frantic with grief, the parents of Francis D. Ahern, who was shot to death by a policeman in Mexico City while he was enjoying a vacation with his uncle, Daniel F. Ahern, tonight termed their son's death “outright murder” and called on the State Department to push the investigation to the limit.
   The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Ahern, remained in their home at 52 Wyman terrace and they were consoled by neighbors and relatives who knew and loved the 19-year-old youth.
   “It was murder and nothing else,” Mrs. Ahern said through tears. Though in a daze most of the day, on the verge of prostration, she rallied at times to express her feelings.
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Calls Explanation Lie
   “This terrible story that my son quarreled about a hotel bill is a lie,” she said. “His uncle paid the hotels and, besides, my boy was not the kind who would have quarreled over a little bill. He never did anything to harm anyone in his life. There never was a sweeter son. He took his books along with him on this trip to study. He never drank or even smoked. There is something behind all this. They are keeping the real facts secret. I hope that the Government goes to the very bottom of this terrible thing. Nothing can restore our boy to us, but we at least should know the truth of how he died.”
   Neighbors confirm her assertion about the habits of young Ahern and said that he never even indulged in profanity. He had always been interested in the Boy Scouts and held the rank of eagle scout.
   According to a telegram received today by the fruit and produce firm of Lord & Spencer, Faneuil Hall Market, Boston, of which he is the treasurer, Daniel F. Ahern was to start back tonight from Mexico City with the body of his nephew. The telegram stated that he would leave Mexico City at 7:40 p.m. and would be due to arrive in Boston Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.
   Maurice Ahern, also of 20 Alton st., who has talked twice with his brother, Daniel F. Ahern, by telephone from Mexico City, heard nothing more from him today. His last telephone conversation was Tuesday night.
The Boston Globe 22 November 1934
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AHERN SHOOTING WILL BE PROBED IN MEXICO
MEXICO CITY, Nov., 23., (UP).—President-elect Lazaro Cardonas today started a personal inquiry into the shooting of Francis E. Ahern of Boston by a policeman. There was general anger in the capitol and it was demanded that the policeman who shot Ahern be punbished severely. Ahern was shot after an argument with the proprietor of a small hotel. The policeman who shot him, a recruit of three month's service, was arrested at once and a second officer was arrested yesterday.
The Port Arthur News 23 November 1934
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U. S. Student Slain
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Francis Ahern
U. S. department of state officials are demanding an investigation into the slaying of Francis Ahern, above, 19-year-old college student, of Arlington, Mass., by municipal police in Mexico City. Thomas H. Bowman, American consul general who has been pressing charges, declared the killing of Ahern was "cold-blooded murder".
Corsicana Daily Sun 23 November 1934
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BODY OF FRANCIS D. AHERN
EXPECTED HERE SUNDAY MORNING

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No Time Yet Set for Funeral. Was Killed in Mexico by Police Bullet.
Conflicting Accounts of Death Discredited here.
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   The whole town was shocked last Tuesday to hear of the tragic death of Francis D. Ahern, who was that day shot and fatally wounded in Mexico. The various newspaper accounts coming out of Mexico were much confused, and those many Arlington people who knew the boy discredit them entirely. Francis was a quiet and modest lad, and it is felt that the stories concocted for the papers in this country were the products of the minds of Mexican police.
   Contrary to later Boston newspaper reports, the Ahern family intends to let the entire matter drop; they are not interested in any investigation, since they know that nothing which might be done would bring their boy back.
   The lad's father, Timothy C. Ahern of 20 Alton street, heard last night that his son's body had crossed the Mexican border and was on the way north. The train is expected to arrive in Boston Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. Aside from that the family has been unable to get any trustworthy information. They await the arrival of Daniel F. Ahern, of 20 Alton street, who was host to his nephew, Francis, while travelling in Mexico. Things are still so uncertain that no time has yet been set for the funeral.
   Francis, who was a student at Boston University had received a leave of absence to accompany his uncle on a business trip to Mexico, which was not unusual since Daniel Ahern does a great deal of travelling and has taken his nephew all over the country at various times.
   From Texas the Aherns went to Mexico City, where the elder had further business. News has been slow in coming out of Mexico because there is at present trouble brewing there. It is believed that Francis was attracted by a disturbance in the street and tried to run to cover when shots began to fly. It is very possible that he was struck by a stray bullet. last night, however, it was reported that “Cold-blooded Murder” was the charge of Consul-General T. H. Bowman after his own investigation.
   Francis D. Ahern was born in Arlington nineteen years ago last June and was graduated from Arlington High School in 1933. He was a member of the football and track teams and was on the student council. At the time of his death he was studying in the Boston University school of business administration.
   He has also been much interested in the Boy Scouts and several years ago became an eagle scout, the highest honor which the organization affords. He was a member of troop 7. Besides his father and mother, he is survived by two sister, Gertrude and Jean.
   The Advocate's sports reporter writes the following “Happy,” as he was called by his friends, is remembered by sports followers of Arlington High as a star halfback on the football team during the seasons of 1931 and 1932. in 1931, “Happy” received a severe neck injury which seemed destined to put a stop to his football career. However, he astounded everyone by reporting for football the next fall. Coach Ostergren was a little fearful of using Ahern in the games. Consequently “Happy” did not see much service that season.
   Last year he went to Boston University and became the star of the Freshman football team. In High School he also earned his varsity letter in track, becoming a good broad-jumper under the tutelage of “Doc” McCarty. Franny was one of the most popular boys in high school, and was elected President of the Student Council his senior year.
   Every athlete who came in contact with “Happy” mourns his death. He was a valiant player, clean, hard, and unflinching in his duty. “The Valiant taste of Death but once.”
Arlington Advocate 23 November 1934
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U. S. INVESTIGATES KILLING OF
LOCAL YOUTH IN MEXICO

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Town Shocked At Death of Francis Ahern—Reports From Mexico Say He Was Shot By Police Officer In Hotel Row—Story Likely Improbable—
U. S. Consul Charges Brutal Slaying—Body Expected Here Tomorrow—Youth Was Travelling With Uncle—
Was Student At Arlington High and Boston University
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   While United States government officials are investigating the circumstances into the death of Francis Ahern, 19-year-old Arlington youth who was shot and killed by a police officer in Mexico City, the body of the popular Arlington High and Boston University athlete is homeward bound. In this town, where the Arlington youth had countless friends, residents were shocked at the news of his sudden and tragic death this week.
   The young man, whose home is on Wyman Terrace, died of a bullet wound in his back, the shot being fired by Jesus Gonzales Lopez, of the Mexico City police force, it is alleged. The American consulate has already requested the Mexican police to supply all the details which up to this time seem vague as several versions of the killing have been reported.
Hotel Man's Version
   According to the proprietor of the Ensueno Hotel where young Ahern met his death, the Arlington youth arrived at the establishment at 11 o'clock last Monday night, rented a room and then tried to leave. The proprietor said he demanded rent for the room, which Ahern refused to pay. He said Ahern punched him and several policemen forcibly ejected the young man. The argument apparently continued outside the hotel. Police said Ahern started to run away and that a shot was fired.
   Ahern arrived in Mexico as a tourist a week ago with his uncle, Daniel Ahern, who was prostrated at another hotel and unable to answer questions. Policeman Lopez was held for examination. He admitted he had fired a shot into the air but denied that he had wounded Ahern.
Many Police Involved
   Some of the witnesses to the shooting asserted there were at least eight policemen involved, while each of the four police questioned denied having seen any shots fired excepting one in the air. Police said that before Ahern died he said he did not know he was being arrested and that he tried to escape. A ballistics expert will attempt to fix responsibility for the killing.
   Ahern was a second year student at Boston University College of Business Administration. He had obtained leave of absence from school authorities to accompany his uncle to Laredo, Tex., in a court case. Their business finished in Texas they went to Mexico City. Ahern was 19. He was graduated from Arlington High School in 1932.
Body Homeward Bound
   Up until yesterday afternoon no definite plans had been made for the funeral of young Ahern, according to his father, Timothy Ahern from whose home the funeral will be held. He had last heard from his brother, Daniel last Wednesday, when he received information that the latter was enroute to Arlington with is body which is due in Boston tomorrow at 11 o'clock.
   That the boy was brutally slain is the opinion expressed by the United States Consul Thomas H. Bowman [who] has requested the State Department to make a thorough investigation. According to the boy's parents, he was not the type who would run away from the police and the version of the killing seems improbable as the uncle, Daniel Ahern paid all the hotel bills himself. The youth is highly respected by everyone who knew him in this town.
Arlington News 23 November 1934
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BODY OF SHOOTING VICTIM REACHES LAREDO
LAREDO, Tex., Nov. 23.—The body of Francis E. [sic] Ahern of Arlington, Mass., who was shot and killed in Mexico City Monday afternoon by a Mexican policeman in a hotel lobby, passed through Laredo Friday Friday morning enroute to Arlington, Mass. Young Ahern was in Laredo last week with his uncle, D. F. Ahern, treasurer of Lord and Spencer, commission brokers of Boston, who had come here as a witness in the trial of Joseph Rosenblum in Federal court. After the court trial the uncle and nephew left on a side trip to Mexico City before returning to Boston.
San Antonio Express 24 November 1934
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AHERN KILLING CALLED HOLDUP
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Uncle Arrives With Body of Arlington Youth
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Denies Mexico City Story of Row With Hotel
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Reports Watch He Gave Victim Is Missing
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   ARLINGTON, Nov. 25—Robbery—not a quarrel with hotel employes as first reported— was the motive for the slaying of Francis D. Ahern, Boston University sophomore shot in Mexico City last week, the boy's uncle, Daniel F. Ahern, said today when he returned with the body.
   Mr. Ahern said: “I did not see the shooting, but I am satisfied from all information available that someone tried to hold up my nephew and he resisted. A valuable wrist watch which I had given him when he was graduated from Arlington High School was missing. I don't know whether it was stolen, but there was no trace of it at the hospital. Any police story that my nephew had quarreled with hotel employes is preposterous. The hotel denied it and knew nothing of the shooting. As for quarreling over a bill, I was paying the bills and there was no reason why Francis would discuss them.”
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Police Officer Arrested
   Mr. Ahern praised the State Department at Washington for its immediate inquiry, which resulted in the arrest of Eduardo F. Moran, a Mexico City police lieutenant, as the slayer.
   He said that “the State Department should be highly recommended for prompt action,” adding: “Federal men assured me that they would make effort to see that there was adequate prosecution of the slayer of my nephew. If any lack of diligence is shown, they said that the State Department would bring pressure to bear.”
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Uncle's Own Story
   Explaining the circumstances which preceded the shooting, Mr. Ahern said that he and his nephew arrived in Mexico City a week ago Saturday night. A business friend took them for an auto tour of the city on Monday and about 8 o'clock they had dinner at a restaurant.
   “Then we went to our hotel, the Ritz,” Mr. Ahern said. “About 9 Francis said it would be a good night to study and went to his room. I wrote some postal cards and sent a telegram. I took the telegram to the Western Union office myself. Returning about 11 I went to Francis' room but received no answer to my knock. While I was inquiring at the desk, a telephone call came from the police, saying my nephew was in trouble. With two interpreters, I went to Police Headquarters but could learn nothing. On[e] of the interpreters suggested going to the City Hospital. We did so and reached there just as the ambulance bearing Francis drew up at the door. He had been shot through the left side with a 45-caliber bullet. He lived six hours.”
   Funeral services for the youth will be held Tuesday morning. There will be a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Agnes' Church at 9. The funeral will be from the home of his parents, 52 Wyman terrace, this town.
The Boston Globe 26 November 1934
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AHERN KILLED BY HOLD-UP MEN
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B. U. Boy's Uncle Refutes Belief Student Was Slain by Police
   Francis D. Ahern, Boston University sophomore, was shot to death while resisting footpads in Mexico, D. F., his uncle, Daniel F. Ahern, said yesterday after accompanying the body home. With this statement, the uncle of the slain youth refused [sic] first reports that Ahern had been shot by police after an argument over a hotel bill.
VALUABLES TAKEN
   In substantiation of the theory that the boy was the victim of hold-up men, his uncle said young Ahern's wrist watch and other valuables were missing when dying, he was taken to a Mexico, D. F. hospital. Members of the grief-stricken family of the boy met the uncle and the boy's body yesterday on their arrival at South station.
   In relating events of the night young Ahern was slain, his uncle said: “My nephew said good-night to me, saying that he was going to his room to study and go to sleep early. Then he went upstairs to his room. I sat in the lobby writing postcards and a long telegram to my office. I am sure that Francis did not leave the hotel. The hotel lobby is small and the only exit was before my eyes. He could not have left. At 10 o'clock I stepped up to the clerk and asked him where the Western Union office was located. He told me and I stepped out to send the wire. I was gone from 20 to 30 minutes, going out at about 10:15 or 10:30, perhaps just between those times.
   When I returned to the room, Francis was not in the room. I rapped on his door and there was no answer. I got a key from the hotel clerk and went into the room and to bed. That was a few minutes before 11 o'clock. A few minutes later the telephone rang and the clerk told me that my nephew was down to the police station and in some trouble. I dressed and got a taxi and a couple of interpreters and started for the police station. At the police station they didn't know what it was all about. Someone said something about a hospital. We went there, and no one there seemed to know anything. In 15 or 20 minutes they brought Francis in. He was in a bad condition, with a bullet through his side. Although he was conscious for a time, it was impossible to get anything out of him. Doctors said they would have to operate and I told them to go ahead. He was given a blood transfusion, but died at 5:30 o'clock in the morning.
   I believe that someone tried to hold him up. He was an athletic boy and, no doubt, defended himself, and probably when the police came he struck some of them. He was unarmed, an American, unable to talk their language. He even had no hat on. I gave him a wrist watch some time ago. The clasp was not in good condition and he often held the watch in his hand. Someone may have been attracted by it. I think he walked out to look for me and was tackled on the street. I don't believe he was in another hotel, unless he was lured there on some pretext— perhaps that I was there.
   The United Sates consul in Mexico City is pushing the case, and I had a message of sympathy from the American Ambassador, Josephus Daniels. Three men are working on the case for the consulate and are keeping in touch with me.”
Boston Herald 26 November 1934
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ARLINGTON YOUTH SLAIN IN MEXICO
   Arlington, Mass., Nov. 26—(A.P.)—Francis D. Ahern, 19, lay dead in the familiar surroundings of his Arlington home today. Sorrowing parents were arranging for funeral services tomorrow morning. The Boston University sophomore was slain several days ago in Mexico City where he was visiting with his uncle, Daniel F. Ahern. A Mexico City policeman has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
   The boy's uncle, who arrived here yesterday with the body, praised the United States State Department for the immediate investigation following the shooting. "Federal men assured me," he said, :that they would make every effort to see that there was adequate prosecution of the slayer of my nephew. If any lack of diligence is shown, they said the State Department would bring pressure to bear."
   Describing the events which led to the slaying Ahern said, "I did not see the shooting but I am satisfied from all information available that someone tried to hold up my nephew and he resisted. "A valuable wrist watch which I had given him when he graduated from Arlington high school was missing. I don't know whether it was stolen, but there was no trace of it at the hospital."
   On the night of the shooting the youth said he was going to his room to study. After writing some cards and a telegram, Ahern said he went to Francis' room at about 11 "but received no answer to my knock. While I was enquiring at the desk, a telephone call came from the police saying my nephew was in trouble. With two interpreters I went to the police headquarters but could learn nothing. One of the interpreters suggested going to the City hospital. We did so and reached there just as the ambulance bearing Francis drew up at the door. He had been shot through the left side with a .45 calibre bullet. He lived six hours."
North Adams Transcript 26 November 1934
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FUNERAL OF FRANCIS
AHERN THIS MORNING

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   The funeral of Francis Ahern, popular Arlington High School athlete, who was shot and killed in a fight with police and civilians in Mexico City will be held this morning with a high mass of requiem in St. Agnes' church at 9 o'clock. A delegation of Arlington High School and Boston University students will attend, and the pall bearers will be the youth's cousins. The boy's body arrived here last Sunday with Daniel F. Ahern, uncle of the victim, and was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Ahern, 52 Wyman ter.
   During the trip to Mexico. Francis became friendly with a Pullman conductor and when Mr. Ahern arrived back in St. Louis with the body, en route to Boston, the conductor met him at the station with a large floral piece. Louis Weller of the American Refrigeration Transit Company of St. Louis accompanied Mr. Ahern to Boston and will attend the funeral.
   At the Alton st. home, Daniel F. Ahern told reporters that the boy was slain when an attempt to rob him was made. “I believe that someone tried to hold him up. He was an athletic boy and, no doubt, defended himself, and probably when the police came he struck some of them. He was unarmed, an American, unable to talk their language. I gave him a wrist watch some time ago. The clasp was not in good condition and he often held the watch in his hand. Someone may have been attracted by it. I think he walked out to look for me and was tackled on the street. The United States consul in Mexico City is pushing the case, and I had a message of sympathy from the American ambassador, Josephus Daniels. Three men are working on the case for the consulate and are keeping in touch with me,” the uncle said.
Arlington News 27 November 1934
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QUEANBEYAN COURT.
On a charge of behaving in a riotous manner at the Commercial Hotel Queanbeyan, on November 17, John Henry Ahearn, 28, was fined 20/-, in default two days' hard labour. Michael Patrick Maxwell appeared on a similar charge. It was stated that the accused had thirty previous convictions. He was fined £1/10/-, in default three days' hard labour, seven days being allowed in which to pay.
The Canberra Times 27 November 1934
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LOCAL NEWS
Rev. Father Roland Ahearn of Maple Grove and Father Joseph Ahearn of Oshkosh spent Thursday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Ahearn.
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Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ahearn spent the holiday with Mrs. Ahearn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fenske in Algoma.
Manitowoc Herald Times 30 November 1934
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Ocean Travellers
J. B. Priestley, English novelist, will sail for home tonight on the Cunard White Star liner Olympic, accompanied by his wife. Captain Frederick Ahearn and Captain Daniel Corry of the Irish Free State football [sic] team will also depart on the Olympic.
New York Times 30 November 1934
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FORMER SECRETARY TO SITTING BULL IS 75
Washington, Dec. 28.—(AP)—The man who squatted beside Sitting Bull and acted as his private secretary celebrates tomorrow his 75th birthday. Col. George Ahern, former army officer, lawyer, author, first forestry teacher in the United States and secretary of the Army War college during the World war, once served as secretary to the famous old Indian warrior during the time the latter was a ward of the government. That was immediately after Ahern's graduation from West Point, in 1882. Sitting Bull was a linguist in his own right, being able to read French, German and English, according to Ahern, but required assistance to handle his vast mail.
Helena Independent 29 December 1934
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Wreck of the "Louisianne"
Kinmundy is again in the limelight when it comes to a wreck. But unlike the "Harahan" wreck which happened Jan. 21, 1912, there were no casualties. Illinois Central Train No. 4, known as the "Louisianne", pulled by 2 engines, was making about 65 miles per hour through here Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock, when an axle broke on the back engine, throwing one of its drive wheels. This happened by the old coal mine which is located just outside the north city limits. Just the exact cause of the wreck will never be known, but it is the supposition that a piece of steel on one of the rods derailed the back trucks of the tender, spreading the rails. When these trucks dropped down, the engines cut loose from the rest of the train. The baggage car behind the engines, which was used for mail storage, jumped the tracks but stayed upright on the road bed. The next car, the mail car, went down the embankment on its side and landed in the coal mine pond. The above picture shows it very plainly. The next car was the express car, which also landed in the pond but remained upright. The rest of the cars remained upright. Both engines, with the exception of the back trucks of the back tender, stayed on the track and coasted about a miles before they stopped. They had no air with which to stop.

The front engine was driven by Tom Inskip and the second one by W.H. "Pigskin" Ryan, and the conductor was Sam Hamilton. Mr. Ryan said he thought his engine never would stop. After the engines did not stop, the front engine cut loose and went on to Farina where they reported the wreck and then came on back here on the south bound main. There were 12 coaches on the train and 10 of them were wrecked. The southbound main remained clear. Dr. Miller of this city, and Dr. Holson of Farina, were summoned immediately to give first aid to the injured. Out of the 145 passengers, 35 received treatment for small cuts and bruises. The most seriously injured of any was a mail clerk, Roy Steagall, who received a deep scalp would. The most of them were considerably excited.

The good engine took the 2 cars on north while all of the passengers were loaded on Train No. 6 (Panama Limited) and taken on to Chicago. There were 3 mail clerks. Besides Mr. Steagall, there were Mr. Frank Martin and Mr. Guy O’Hern. Mr. O’Hern was left here in charge of the mail car while the others went on to Chicago on No. 8. In an interview with Mr. O’Hern, he said that they knew they were in a wreck and when the water began pouring in, they supposed they were in a river. He donned a pair of hip boots and salvaged the mail from the car. The mail and baggage was loaded on train No. 2 Sunday afternoon. Mail was fished out of the pond Sunday and Monday. There was considerable express in the express car, among which was one lion and 2 leopards. The express messenger was sitting in his chair when the crash came. The lights went out and all he could think of was that lion and 2 leopards being loose. But they weren’t. All of the contents of this car was unloaded and taken by truck to Effingham. Nothing seemed to be damaged except some cream was spilled. The lion and leopards were enroute to a circus in Indiana.

There was about 350 feet of track torn up and it was necessary to have every section crew between Mattoon and Centralia on the job, besides several local men were put to work on the tracks and unloading the express and mail cars. Two wreckers, one from Mattoon and one from Centralia, were busy all day Sunday. A larger wrecker from Carbondale replaced the Centralia wrecker Monday and Tuesday. The crews labored until Tuesday noon before all of the cars were back on the track. It will be several days before the track will be back in shape as the tender trucks cut off the ends of the ties for about a mile. The mail car was the most damaged. From its appearance, it evidently went down on its side and then took a nosedive, falling back on its side. The rest of the cars went in a straight line and remained coupled together. They gave the appearance that they followed underground rails. The embankment where the cars left the rails had a gradual slope and the earth was soft. Had the embankment been steep, it would have been a different story.

Some of the metropolitan dailies carried some wild and wooly stories about this wreck. One in particular carried a story, a column in length, about 10 lions and 5 tigers being loose, or supposed to be loose, and finally ended by saying that they weren’t loose. And devoted about 1 small paragraph to the wreck itself. It was rumored that a transient was riding this train, some said on the blinds, some said on the steps and still others said underneath. But nothing was ever found to substantiate this rumor.
The Kinmundy Express 3 January 1935
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PRAIRIE POETS
L. DALE AHERN was born in Des Moines but on account of his father's nomadic urges was destined to live in 24 different homes, only one of them being outside of Iowa, during the 24 years of his life. He has lived in cities, small towns, acreages and farms. He likes the country best, for intimacy with the soil sets his blood afire and rouses him with craving for song. Before graduating from high school he attended six different schools, most of them one-room schools and at one time he and his brother were the only pupils. When a child, it was ever one of his despairs, that almost as soon as he became acquainted with the boys and girls of one community his father had chosen to move again. Six years ago he returned with his parents to Des Moines and entered Drake university where he met L. Worthington Smith, Victor Schultz and the girl who is now Mrs. L. Dale Ahern (and he met her in an English class). Mr. Ahern is now teaching in the Alleman consolidated schools. They have a robust daughter of eight months. He loves life, delights in writing of the soil, but despairs at the existence of forces that mark us for futility. He is a member of the Iowa Authors club and his poetry is well known to poetry readers.
COMMUNION
By L. Dale Ahern.
The willows, ruffled in this April sun,
Embrace the wind and know his earth-warmed kiss,
And we, how silent here we stand. As one
Our two hearts leap. Aware of spring, we, too,
Hold secrets. Love, for us, as big as new,
Throbs joyously. These songs we dare not miss.
The ageless sobbing of a wind-tossed weed
Is beautiful, and lovers know the need
Of prairie thistle brushing at the sky,
But we are still. Behind this rain-swept rock,
Upon the meadow's breast, held high
Above the smoke-dimmed streets of the distant town,
Our wordless lips impart the overflow
Of things unspeakable two hearts can know.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 16 January 1935
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MARGARET KEATON AND JAS. AHERN
TAKE VOWS AT LOVELY CEREMONY
In St. Raphael's Church, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion, Miss Margaret Keaton and James "Sid" Ahern took their wedding vows at a lovely ceremony Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Coroner J. Ray Keaton gave his daughter in marriage and Father George O'Meara performed the ceremony, with Father William J. Meade also on the altar. Miss Mildred Young played the organ.

The bride carried a white prayer book with a marker of white orchids. Her white satin gown with a cowl neck was adorned with satin buttons along the sleeves, tapering at the wrists and down the back of the gown, which ended in a train. The maid of honor, Miss Enes Tognoli, was dressed in a gown of white pebble crepe, with long sleeves and skirt, rhinestone clips adorning the back of the gown. Her headdress of blue was identical to that of the bride in that it was shaped and caught at the back with bouvardia. Her sash and slippers were also of blue. The bridesmaids, Miss Geneva Sallee, and Regina Keaton, sister of the bride, were also in white pebble crepe, with blue hats, face veils, slippers and sashes. Viola Keaton, niece of the bride, flower girl, was in yellow pebble crepe with a large yellow bow in her hair. Gordon Partee was best man, and the ushers included Frank Keaton, Robert Powers, Albert Tognoli, Russell Sorich.

The young couple left after the ceremony on their wedding trip to Carmel, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. On their return they will reside at 2001 Grove street, San Francisco, where Mr. Ahern is connected with the Associated Oil Co. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern of San Rafael, a graduate of the San Rafael High School. He was a college football star at St. Mary's college, and is now on the Olympic Club Team.

San Rafael Independent 14 February 1935
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VOTE UPSET AT POMONA
For Councilman, First Ward, the primary winners were Merrill E. Fellows, business man and member of the Los Angeles County Fair board, 1450, and Denis Pat Ahern, 25 years of age, most youthful candidate, 971.
Los Angeles Times 19 March 1935
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Reunited After 40 Years, Dies A Week Later
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 30.—(AP)—A forty year search for a long lost brother ended tragically here yesterday with the death of John A. Ahern, 76, one week after he had been reunited with his sister, Miss Catherine Ahern, of this city. Ahern, missing since 1895, was located by his sister in Topeka, Kansas, ten days ago. Last week he returned to Alexandria to spend his remaining days with her. Yesterday he died. Miss Ahern, elderly recluse, is the last surviving member of her family.
The Danville Bee 30 March 1935
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PREP MUSIC FAR FROM DEAD
One of my pals from Pomona writes in to state that baseball is not dead. In fact, he informs me that the annual high school tournament which Dennis (Pat) Ahern and the Twenty-Thirty Club launched a few years back, will have no less than thirty-two prep teams battling tooth and toenail for honors this year. It's really a great event, too, with hundreds of kids rolling up in their school buses and three or four games going on all at the same time.
Los Angeles Times 1 April 1935
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Topeka, Kas.—After a separation of fifty years, Miss Catherine A. Ahern, wealthy Alexandria, Va., woman was reunited with her brother John Ahearn [sic], who left home when he was 17 years old.
La Crosse Tribune 9 April 1935
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PROSECUTIONS AT KILMALLOCK
NINETEEN MEN CHARGED
COURT STORY OF WILD SCENES
KILMALLOCK, Monday.   
   At Kilmallock to-day, before Mr. H. L. Conner, District Justice, the following men were charged with riot, unlawful assembly and conspiracy:—
   E. J. Cronin, Fine Gael Headquarters, Dublin; Thomas Donovan, Hospital; Daniel Flynn, Knocksouna, Bruree; Michael Whelan, New Line, Charleville; Edward J. Tuohy, Millmount, Kimallock [sic]; Cornelius Aherne, Ardagh; Patrick Sheehan, Kildorrery; Denis Cahill, Ballyhooly; John Carroll, Ballyhigh, Effin; James Cronin, Rokmills, Kildorrery; Thomas Mooney, Ballyhea; Patrick Connolly, Limerick road, Charleville; John Joe Madigan, Morenane, Askeaton, and William Carmody, Grange.
   E. J. Cronin and C. Aherne were also charged with maliciously damaging the dwelling house of Dominic O'Grady, Sarsfield street, Kilmallock. Daniel Flynn, Michael Whelan and Edward J. Tuohy were charged with malicious damage to the house of Patrick O'Brien, Sarsfield street, Kilmallock.
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The Irish Times 14 May 1935
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Miss Anna Ahern left for her home at Fallon Saturday after spending several weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart Miller, Jr., at Willow Point.
Reno Evening Gazette 29 May 1935
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School Program Well Attended
FALLON, Nev., June 14.—(Special)—Thursday evening the Oat's Park grammar school graduation was held. . . . The graduates were Basil Ernest Ahern, . . . 
Reno Evening Gazette 14 June 1935
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P. S. DuPont Returns
Among 772 Passengers Arriving on the Ile de France
The French liner Ile de France arrived yesterday with 772 passengers from Havre and Southampton. Among the passengers were Pierre S. du Pont, chairman of the board of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Derek Williams, English actor here to play in the Sam Harris production "Jubilee." A tourist passenger, Miss Elizabeth Aherne, 70 years old, former school teacher, of Danvers, Mass., died in her cabin last Sunday, following a heart attack. She was buried at sea.
New York Times 7 August 1935
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MARRIAGE LICENSES
AHERN, William P.—41, Port Costa, VELIKONIA, Ann L.—35, Crocket
Oakland Tribune 28 September 1935
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bewley of Los Angeles, Cal., wish to announce the safe arrival of a son, October 5, at Los Angeles. Mrs. Bewley is the former Marian Ahern of Provo.
Evening Herald 10 October 1935
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O'HERN WINS DAMAGE SUIT
Jury Returns Verdict For Plaintiff In Collision Case
   Thomas O'Hern won his damage suit against the Southwestern Greyhound Lines, the jury, this morning in the Hannibal court of common please, returning a verdict in his favor for $375, the amount asked for in the petition. A motion for a new trial will be filed by the defendant company.
   The suit was for damages growing out of an accident in the 300 block on Center street April 29 when, it was alleged, something went wrong with a bus belonging to the defendant company, near Fifth and Center streets, and it rolled down Center and the driver finally turned it into the curb and it struck the car of O'Hern, parked in front of his place of business.
   The plaintiff was represented by Harry Carstarphen while Roy Hamlin and Robert L. Jackson represented the defendant company.
   The case was tried before a jury compased [sic] of the following men: Joe Raible, Fred Harrow, F. V. Briggs, Dan Hafner, Jr., Arthur Drescher, James Kearns, D. R. Eckman, Herbert Rupp, Joe Denkler, B. A. Gill, Carl Sonnenberg and Ben Schwab.
   The case was argued this morning and given to the jury at 10 o'clock. The verdict was returned at 10:35 a.m.
Hannibal Courier-Post 16 October 1935
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STRUCK BY CAR.
Constable Injured
MOTORIST ARRESTED
ADELAIDE, Sunday.   
Constable Francis Joseph Ahern, who, it is alleged. was struck and run over by a motorist who was attempting to stop, was admitted to Adelaide Hospital last night with possible fractured ribs, abrasions and shock. The police were informed that a motorist ignored Constable Ahern's signal, and crossed over a city intersection. The constable jumped on to the running board of a passing car and chased the other car for about a quarter of a mile until the driver of the pursing car was able to pass the other vehicle and slow down in front of it. Constable Ahern immediately jumped from the running board and stepped into the path of the other car, calling on the driver to stop. The car did not stop, and, before the constable could leap clear, he was knocked down, and a wheel passed over his chest. A man was arrested about midnight. James Julian Macquire, draftsman, of Toorak, was charged with driving a car in a manner dangerous to the public. Later, a further charge was preferred against him of having wounded Constable Ahern with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
The Sydney Morning Herald 4 November 1935
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Veteran of Irish Free State team Takes Grand Prize at Horse Show.
New York, Nov. 9.—(AP)—Captain Fred A. Ahern, veteran member of the Irish Free State team, rode his giant jumper Gallow Glass to victory tonight over the officers and more than fifty of their picked mounts of six nations to take the coveted Bowman challenge cup at the National Horse show in Madison Square Garden. Captain Ahern sent the big chestnut gelding, standing 16.1 hands high, over the eleven difficult jumps in the unusually fast time of 30.5 seconds. The United States placed second, third and fourth.
Zanesville Signal 10 November 1935
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CHASE AFTER MOTORIST
CONSTABLE INJURED
Adelaide, Nov. 4.   
Alleged to have been struck and run over by a motorist whom he was attempting to stop, Constable Francis Joseph Ahern was admitted to the Adelaide Hospital on Saturday night with possible fractured ribs, abrasions and shock. It is alleged that a motorist ignored Constable Ahern's signal and crossed over a city intersection. The constable jumped on to the running board of a passing car and chased the other car for about a quarter of a mile, until the driver of the pursuing car was able to pass the other vehicle and slow down in front of it. Constable Ahern immediately jumped clear. He was knocked down, a wheel passing over his chest. It is alleged that the motorist drove on without stopping. Other police officers continued the chase in a passing car, but later lost trace of the quarry. The number of the car had been obtained, and an intensive search of the city and suburbs was undertaken. Later, James Julian McQuire, of Toorak, was charged with having driven a car in a manner dangerous to the public, and of having wounded Constable Ahern, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
The Western Argus 12 November 1935
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Win Riding Honors for Ireland
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First place in the international military jumping competition at the New York Horse Show is won by the Irish Free State team. Capt. Fred Ahern (left) and Commander John O'Dwyer, captain of the team, pose with their trophies.
Panama City Herald 19 November 1935
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At Powers Funeral
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral of Philip D. Powers yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. John S. Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Donovan and son, Edward Jr., and Thomas Buckley of Springfield, Kevin Donovan, a student at Holy Cross College and son of Special Justice and Mrs. Walter J. Donovan of this town, J. F. Donovan of Elizabeth, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. O'Hearn of Arlington and their son, Francis, a student at Holy Cross, . . . 
North Adams Transcript 23 November 1935
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Cops Challenge Cup
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Captain Fred Ahern (above) of the Irish Free State jumping team, winner of Bowman Challenge Cup, with his mount, "Gallowglass," at National Horse Show, New York.
Panama City Herald 10 December 1935
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BEAR LAKE
W. S. Carey, Martin Forbes, Webster Lair and Miss Agnes Donnelly, all of Albert Lea and Mrs. Genevieve Ahern of Minneapolis were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Frank Lair home.
The Evening Tribune 19 December 1935
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CIVIL ENGINEER DIES SUDDENLY
Earl A. Ahern Succumbs to Pneumonia, Autopsy Reveals
Pneumonia caused the death of Earl A. Ahern, 47, civil engineer, found dead in bed yesterday morning at his cabin located at the rear of 536 Main avenue south, according to Coroner H. L. Stowe, Kimberly, who conducted an autopsy. Death is believed to have occurred during the night. Mr. Ahern, who was born in Minneapolis, came to Twin Falls 24 years ago. When Mr. Ahern failed to appear yesterday morning, Mr. and Mrs. H. Herbst, occupying the dwelling at the front of the lot, notified the police. He was discovered dead at 10:25 o'clock. The door was locked from the inside. He had been suffering from a cold for several days, according to friends

. Mr. Ahern was a surveyor on the original Rogerson-Wells railway cut-off. He served with an engineering corps overseas during the world war. Later he was associated with the Los Angeles city engineer's office. At the time of his death, Mr. Ahern was employed by the Twin Falls highway district. Funeral services have not been made, pending arrival of his brother, Gene Ahern, who is now employed as a cook at a mine near Oakley. Jack Personius left yesterday afternoon to bring him back. He is also survived by two nieces, Misses Lucille and Marion Ahern, and a nephew, Kenneth Ahern. The sons and daughters of Patrick Wynn are cousins of Mr. Ahern.

Twin Falls Daily News 20 December 1935
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Fallon Social News in Brief
Paul Ahern is here from Hogan, Utah, where he is attending school.
Reno Evening Gazette 4 January 1936
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ARLINGTON MAN HELD ON SWINDLE CHARGES
Providence Companion of Ahearn Is Taken
WATERBURY, Conn. Jan 7—William T. Ahearn, 45, 44 Melrose av. Arlington, Mass. arrested in New Haven as a suspect in a $35,000 stock swindle here eight months ago, has been definitely identified by his victim, Samuel S. Denton, of Ridgefield, reputed millionaire real estate operator, it was announced today by Lieut. William L. Schatzman of the State Police. A companion, Harry Tatz, 47, 45 Vineyard st, Providence, arrested at the same time, is being held in New Haven on an idleness charge and was remanded to the County Jail there this morning, when he was unable to post $5000 bail ordered for his appearance in court Friday.

When Ahearn was arraigned before Judge John McGrath in City Court here this morning he was ordered held under $25,000 bond for further investigation. At present he is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Eight months ago Ahearn is alleged to have approached Denton in this city and with several accomplices induced him to invest $35,000 cash in stocks. The money was paid, police charge, but the securities were never delivered. Recently Ahearn is said by State Police to have again contacted Denton and urged him to come to New Haven in connection with another stock transaction. Benton immediately informed Lieut. Schatzman of the Beacon Falls Barracks of the new development and arrangements were completed by Benton to meet the Bay State man in a New Haven hotel. Later, Ahearn changed the meeting place to another hotel.

Early last night when Ahearn and Tatz met Danton they were immediately surrounded by New Haven police. Ahearn was returned to this city while Tatz was given into the custody of New Haven authorities. Denton is a former Representative in the state Legislature from Ridgefield and director of several small banks in that town.

The Boston Globe 8 January 1936
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Fallon
Paul Ahern left Thursday evening for Logan, Utah, after spending his Christmas vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. [Alice M.] James Ahern.
Reno Evening Gazette 8 January 1936
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AIDS OF ARLINGTON MAN SOUGHT IN SWINDLE
WATERBURY, Conn. Jan. 8—Unable to furnish $25,000 bail, William T. Ahearn, 45, of Arlington, Mass. Remained in jail here today as state police sought to locate two others alleged to have been associated with him in a $35,000 swindle worked on a wealthy Ridgefield real estate operator in May, 1935. Ahearn has been identified by the victim, Samuel S. Denton, wealthy Ridgefield resident, as a man known to him as Youngman, who accepted $35,000 in cash from him for the purchase of stocks that were never delivered. He is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Ahearn was arrested in New Haven on Monday evening in company with Harry Tatz, 47, of Providence, R. I. Who is being held in that city on an idleness charge in lieu of $5000 bail while police conduct an investigation of the swindle.
The Boston Globe 9 January 1936
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GAMES IN HOTELS
IMPORTANT CASE IN SYDNEY
No Fine Imposed
SYDNEY, Monday.   
An important case of interest to hotel keepers was heard by the Chief Licensing Magistrate (Mr. Laidlaw) to-day, when the police proceeded against Ellen Ahearn, the licensee of Surrey Hotel, Castlereagh Street, on information alleging that she permitted gaming on the premises. The defendant through her counsel pleaded guilty. Evidence was given that a number of men were playing on a pin machine in the hotel for pennies and shillings, the winner buying the drinks. The Police Prosecutor said that the proceedings were in the nature of a warning. Mr. Laidlaw: I take it that if there was no gambling on the machine it would not be illegal. The Magistrate dismissed the case and ordered the defendant to pay costs.
The Canberra Times 21 January 1936
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[Hessler-Henderson Photo]
MRS. LEWIS HARRY PHELPS, JR., who, before her wedding February 4, was Miss Josephine Elizabeth Ahearn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll Ahearn.
The Washington Post 16 February 1936
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Gordon Young Men's Club, under the direction of Daniel F. Ahern, will be the scene for the next two months, on Tuesday nights, of the University of Scouting, which the Boy Scout headquarters will hold there once a week.
The Washington Post 16 February 1936
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LAKE ST. MATCH FACTORY BLOWS UP; $30,000 LOSS
Two Blasts Rock Neighborhood; Injuring 16 Employees
An estimated loss of $30,000 resulted from the fire and explosion which took place early Saturday morning at the Arrow Match company, 4527 W. Lake street, when 16 employees were injured of which 11 were women. The entire back of the building was blow[n] out by one of the blasts, said to have been caused by a tray of match head chemicals coming in contact with a punch press. Bat[t]alion Chief Daniel Ahern arrived with Fire Company 23, and after taking a look at the blaze, ordered a 3-11 alarm turned in. The second blast gave a touch of comedy to the drama when the second explosion blew a set of false teeth out of the mouth of Fireman Fitzgerald of company 95.
The Garfieldian 20 February 1936
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PATRICK HALEY IS BURIED.
Funeral services for Patrick Haley of 5069 West Monroe street, were held February 22 from Thomas J. Ahern mortuary and Resurrection Church . . . 
The Garfieldian 27 February 1936
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Miss Anna Ahern left for her home in Fallon Friday evening after spending several days in Lovelock as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Snow and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marean.
Reno Evening Gazette 16 March 1936
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Mexicans Freed In Death Trial
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Unable to decide which of two accused police officers was guilty of killing Francis Ahearn [sic], 19-year-old Boston university student, here November 19, 1934 a court released both prisoners today. Both officers denied shooting Ahearn in the back after the American was in a fight with a hotel owner so, "in order to avoid convicting an innocent man," the court absolved both.
Gallup NM Independent Evening Herald 25 March 1936
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William O'Hearn of Williston academy is spending Easter vacation at his home on Washington avenue.
North Adams Transcript 1 April 1936
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BURNT TO DEATH
In Bungendore Fire
OLD MAN IN BLAZING HUT
Thomas Ahearn, aged 84, was burned to death when his hut caught fire at Mr. Andrew Johnston's property, "Woodbine," Bungendore, on Sunday evening. Ahearn received severe burns to the head and lower limbs. Deceased had had his tea in his bunk at about 7 o'clock, the hut being about 50 yards from the homestead. About an hour later a son of the owner of the property went to the yard and discovered the hut well alight. He beat out the flames and Ahearn was carried out of the hut but did not regain consciousness. It is thought that the old man had been smoking in bed and had dropped cinders from the pipe which ignited the bedding. An inquest will be held on Tuesday, April 14, at Bungendore.
The Canberra Times 7 April 1936
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ARLINGTON MAN FOUND GUILTY AT HARTFORD
HARTFORD, Conn., April 21 (AP)—William A. Ahearn of Arlington, Mass. Was convicted in Superior Court today on charges of conspiracy and obtaining $35,000 under false pretenses from Samuel S. Denton of Ridgefield. Sentence was deferred until tomorrow by Judge John Rufus Booth who gave his verdict 16 minutes after testimony was concluded. Ahearn face as sentence of five years on the conspiracy count and three additional years on the false pretenses charge.
The Boston Globe 22 April 1936
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Mr. and Mrs. John E. Ahern and William J. Quigley and his daughter, Patricia, returning from European sojourns, will reach New York Wednesday aboard the Champlain.
Chicago Tribune 26 April 1936
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Thief Uses Many Aliases, Wins Police Admiration
CHICAGO, May 20.—(AP)—Joseph Ondreykovitz, 32, a resident of various prisons for 12 of the last 15 years, won police Sergt. Michael Ahern's grudging admiration today for his stylistic choice of alias. He was seized as he tried to flee from police officers, leaving behind a bag of burglar tools. His aliases, the sergeant said, were "jawbreakers" designed to cross up desk sergeants. They included: Joseph Andrekovitz, Joe Ondykovitz, Joseph Mziak, and Joseph Ondreykowitz.
Daily Illini 21 May 1936
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DAN AHEARN, 63, RETIRES, GIVEN SURPRISE PARTY
Retiring Fire Chief Buys Ticket And Finds The Party Is For Him
   A surprise testimonial party was tendered Dan Ahearn, retired chief of the 23rd battalion of the Chicago Fire Department, at the Madison athletic club, Tuesday night, attended by dignitaries from all over Chicago and with the council chamber of the club filled to overflowing with pals, men who had engaged in fire fighting with him over many years.
   Anthony Corcoran of the Chief Michael Corrigan's office was master fo ceremonies. It was a touching scene when the old fire fighter discovered that the party to which he had been invited and to which he had boght a ticket himself, publicly announced as a party in honor of Harry Neilson and Hohn Geary recently promoted from fire lieutenants to captaincies and who were in on the plot, was on himself. He was presented with a beautiful diamond chief's badge as a memorial of his services to the department and as a token of esteem from his buddes of the battalion.
Territory
   The 23rd battalion is made up of three hook and ladder companies the 26, 46 and 29; five engine companies, 95, 67, 117, 96, and 113. They guard the area from Chicago avenue to Roosevelt road and from Crawford avenue to Oak Park—embracing the area in which the Garfelidian circulates.
   Among the fire officials present were Chief Michael Corrigan and his assistants, Anthony Mullaney and Joseph Mackey; Edward J. Moloney, secretary of the Chicago fire department; William Johnson, president of the firemen's association; James Hanna, president of the Engineer's union, Dr. Harold P. Sullivan, popular chief surgeon of the fire department, Rev. Wm. Gorman, chaplain of the fire department, and John Malley, secretary of the Garfield Park Business Men's association.
   Chief Ahearn is 63 years of age. He is a native of County Kerry, Ireland, coming to this country when 17 years of age. Golf has been his chief hobby, often teaming up with his driver, Tom Redmond, and playing at the Butterfield country club. He has been cited numerous times for unusual bravery, never sending a fireman where he would not go himself.
   The party, which turned out to be one of the most tremendous tributes given in years for a retring official in this community, was organized by a committee of firemen headed by Engineer Dennis Shugrue, Chief D. J. Curtin and Fireman J. . Raleigh of the 23rd battalion. Presentation of a fire helmet to Harry Neilson and a pair of hip boots to John Geary, newly appointed captains, was also made during the evening, as congratulatory tokens from their comrades.
   The retiring chief, Dan Ahearn, lives at [?] W. Monroe, with his wife and children, three girls and a boy. Asked what he will do now that he is n the retred list, Chiefl Ahearn answered slowly, "Well, I don't know."
The Garfieldian 2 July 1936
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Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Carey and Agnes Donnelly of Albert Lea, Mrs. Genevieve Ahern of St. Paul were callers in the B. I. Carey home Wednesday evening.
The Evening Tribune 20 July 1936
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Married
DAVIDSON and AHERN—June 30, 1936, at St. Bridget's, Portumna, by the Right Rev. Monsignor Joyce, P.P., V.G., Hutchinson Eric Davidson, Ballinasloe, to Anne Ahern, Leitrim, Newton Sandes.
The Irish Times 1 August 1936
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Frat Chapter At Georgetown Is Entertained
Maj. and Mrs. Norman Kane entertained last night at their home with a buffet supper for the Georgetown Chapter of Delta Chi Fraternity. Mr. Frederick Cuneo, president, and Mr. Robert Calkins, treasurer of the chapter, assisted in receiving and Mrs. Helena Glassey, of Czechoslovakian Legation, assisted the hostess.

Special guests at the affair were students at the summer session of Georgetown Law School, including Mr. Paul Essof, Mr. Edward Feeney, Mr. Perce Connor and Mr. George Cavanaugh. Also present were Mr. Robert Horton of the Ohio State Chapter of the fraternity; Mr. James A. Horton, jr., and Lieut. Joseph Batch, who has recently returned from the Presidio, in San Francisco. Members of the Alumni Chapter who were included among the guests were Mr. Calvert Bowie, Mr. William Gates, Mr. Vincent Ahearn . . . 

The Washington Post 8 August 1936
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NO PEACE AT UNION RIDGE
Illinois School Closed As Parents of 500 Graders Fought Over Subject of "Kissing Teachers."
   CHICAGO, Sept. 9.—(AP)—The Union Ridge School failed to open today because parents of 500 elementary grade students fought over the subject of "kissing teachers."
   The controversy was over the reappointment of Principal Charles O'Hearn, accused in the "poison pen" letter of becoming too affectionate with his teaching staff of three young women.
   Noble J. Puffer, Cook (Chicago) County Superintendent of Schools, declined to certify O'Hearn as principal, whereupon Herman Reussow, head of the township school board, refused to certify the three teachers, Mary Hammond, Clarabelle Lindsay, and Larinda Cleary.
   Reussow said:
   "He's (O'Hearn) coming back here this fall, Puffer or no Puffer. He used his own money to feed and clothe hungry children. He used to walk through the snow at daybreak to scrub classroom floors before we had a janitor."
   Reussow announced he did not believe the implications in the anonymous letter. The teachers indignantly denied them at first, but later, Reussow said, they placed charges before Puffer.
Indiana Evening Gazette 9 September 1936
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In celebration of the fifteenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Ahern, 7206 South Union avenue, fifteen couples attended a house party given Saturday evening, Sept. 5, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Logsdon, 9422 Elizabeth street.
Chicago Tribune 13 September 1936
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Pupils Rebel as Sequel to School 'Hugging' Uproar
CHICAGO, Sept. 14—(AP)—The Union Ridge school hugging row, which brought the dismissal of Principal Charles O'Hearn and three women teachers, burst fourth [sic] anew today when 70 pupils picketed the building vowing "O'Hearn or no school." Mothers accompanied the pupils and backed their stand. One urged that the community should storm the office of Noble J. Puffer (Cook county superintendent of schools) and demand the reinstatement of O'Hearn. O'Hearn and the instructors were ousted after the teachers had accused the bespectacled, 38-year-old bachelor principal with hugging them during school hours.
Miami Daily News Record 14 September 1936
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WEDDINGS
The wedding of Mary Ellen, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. O'Driscoll. Gordon street, Mont Albert, and Thomas David Ahern, of Canterbury, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Ahern, formerly of Shepparton, will be celebrated with nuptial mass at the Church of Our Holy Redeemer, Surrey Hills, at 10 a.m. to-morrow. Afterwards a reception will be held at the Chalet, Wattle Park.
The Argus 17 September 1936
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BIRTHS
Names, sex, place and date of birth
AHERN, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J., Son, Benedict Hospital, September 10.
Los Angeles Times 18 September 1936
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$100,000 SUIT FILED OVER BURIAL AT SEA
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Relatives of Woman Who Died on Ship Say Body Should Have Been Brought Here.
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CATHOLIC 'SOLACE' DENIED
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Plaintiffs Call Act a 'Gross Outrage' Upon Rights of a Religious Believer.
    Relatives of the late Elizabeth Ann Ahearn, 68-year-old spinster, who was a school principal and head of the Welfare Board of Danvers, Mass., filed suit for $100,000 damages yesterday in Federal court against the Campagnie Générale Transatlantique because officers of the liner Ile de France buried her at sea instead of bringing the body to New York.
   The action was brought by Thomas H. O'Neil, William H. McGrath and Annie T. Melanson, all of Boston, and Daniel F. O'Neil of Washington. All the plaintiffs are first cousins of Miss Ahearn. They say she boarded the ship at Le Havre on July 31, 1935, and died on Aug. 4 at noon. The cause was given as cerebral hemorrhage.
   The body of the woman should have been brought here in the ship's mortuary, the plaintiffs alleged, but instead it was consigned to the sea at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, when the ship was within 650 miles of New York.
   The relatives said further that Miss Ahearn was “a devout member of the Catholic faith and that the plaintiffs are each of them devout members of the Catholic faith, believing in the practices and the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church, among which is the requirement of burial in consecrated ground.”
   The suit also characterized the sea burial as “a gross outrage upon the plaintiff's rights and sensibilities and an unlawful interference with and a violation of the plaintiffs' rights to the solace and comfort of the burial” of the woman according to her religious beliefs.
   It was further alleged that the defendant notified another relative only of the death, although the word was sent six hours after the burial, which led to the sending of a Boston undertaker to meet the ship. It was not until the forenoon of Aug. 6, the day the ship docked here, that the relatives learned the body was not on board.
   It was learned then that Miss Ahearn had been found dead in her bathtub and that a priest of her faith officiated at her burial in the Atlantic. It was said that this step was taken by the ship's officers because of decomposition.
   The plaintiffs, according to Jacob Rubinoff, their attorney, said they believed the officers might have managed the decomposition of the body differently if they had realized that Miss Ahearn, who lived simply and always wore the same black dress, was a person of means.
   They explained that the dress really was the severely styled gown in which Miss Ahearn had appeared at half a dozen audiences before the Pope, and that she took a pious pride in wearing it.
   Mr. Rubinoff also said Miss Ahearn left an estate of about $75,000, most of which went to charities, including a large bequest to Boston College, a Catholic institution.
New York Times 19 September 1936
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Kin of Rich Woman Sue for 'Mistake'
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UP)—Elizabeth Ann Ahearn, 68, of Danvers, Mass., who left $75,000 to charities in her will, was buried at sea reportedly because ship's officers judged from her simple black dress that she was without funds. Friday relatives sued the steamship line for $100,000.
The Salt Lake Tribune 19 September 1936
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VITAL RECORD
The following notices of intention to marry were issued yesterday. Name, age and address given.
AHERN—GRAVES. Otis M., 33, 329 Holderness street, Atlanta; Aileen, 23, 245 South Berendo street.
Los Angeles Times 24 September 1936
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Fallon Boy Plays For Team in Utah
John Ahern, Fallon, Nev., boy, is in line for a first string tackle berth on the Utah State football team as soon as a broken bone in his hand heals, according to information received from Logan, Utah. Ahern was injured in scrimmage early in the season and was not able to play in the first two games but is expected to be ready for active service soon.
Reno Evening Gazette 14 October 1936
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Here In Mason City
Mrs. Lola Brown, overseer of the poor, and Frank O'Hearn, case worker, left Friday morning for Des Moines to attend the convention of the Iowa State Conference of Social Workers.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 30 October 1936
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ASHBY
Socialist Rally Held
A Socialist rally and Hallowe'en party was held at the home of Arthur J. Whitney, Socialist candidate for councilor in the seventh district, Saturday night. Guests and speakers were present from Gardner, Worcester, and Princeton, including William F. Ahern, Socialist candidate for Congress from the fourth district; C. Forsland of the state executive committee of the Young People's Socialist League, and R. Young of Worcester. Mr. Whitney, who is chairman of the Ashby Socialist league, also addressed the meeting. After the business session a Hallowe'en festival was enjoyed. Several new members were admitted to the local chapter.
Fitchburg Sentinel 2 November 1936
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Continue Court Hearing
A hearing on a charge of reckless driving against Thomas Dopke, 20 years old, 3976 Lake Park avenue, whose car early yesterday collided with another machine injuring five women election judges and clerks, was continued yesterday until Dec. 10 by Judge Joseph A. Graber in Safety court. The injured women are Mrs. Mae Craig, 40 years old, 7861 South Shore drive; Mrs. Lillian Quanstrom, 47, of 7937 South Shore drive; Mrs. Clara Duddy, 38, of 3148 East 80th street; Mrs. Marie Rydzewski, 27, 7839 South Shore drive, and Mrs. Ella Ahearn, 55 years old, 7929 Coles avenue. The accident occurred in the Outer drive at 29th street.
Chicago Tribune 5 November 1936
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Mrs. Thomas Brady of Monroe St. Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas Brady of 4829 W. Monroe street, mother of police fficer James Brady of the Warren avenue station, were held Thursday morning, November 12. Several hundred mourners, among whom were Daniel Ahern, formerly Batallion Chief at the Fire station Kilpatrick and Fulton streets, brother of the undertaker and several officers from the Warren avenue station, paid their final respects. Robert Brady, Mrs. Brady's grandson, son of Mrs. Genevieve Brady of 6112 W. Roosevelt road, Oak Park, was one of the pallbearers. Besides Officer Brady, Mrs. Brady is survived by her husband Thomas, he daughters Julia and Mrs. W. Hindes, a son Edward, her sisters, Mrs. T. K. O'Byrne and Mrs. Catherine Dorgan, her brothers Michael, James and Edward McBride.
The Garfieldian 19 November 1936
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FROM CEDAR RAPIDS FOR HOLIDAY
Mrs. D. S. McAughan and son Larry of Cedar Rapids came to Albert Lea to spend Thanksgiving at the home of Mrs. McAughan's aunt, Mrs. Mary Ahern at 1014 W. Clark.
The Evening Tribune 30 November 1936
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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND.
IN the WILL of MARIE HANSEN, late of Wondai,
in the State of Queensland Widow, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof application will be made to this Honourable Court that Probate of the Will of the abovenamed Marie Hansen deceased may be granted to HILDA CHRISTINA AHEARN of Memerambi near Kingaroy in the State of Queensland (formerly Wife of LESLIE NORMAN AHEARN of Nanango in the said State School Teacher) a lawful Daughter of the said deceased and the sole Executrix named in the said Will. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it may file a Caveat in the Register at any time before the grant is made.
Dated this Twenty-fifth day of November, 1936.
CARROLL & CARROLL, Solicitors to the said Executrix, Kingaroy. Town Agents: E. J. PENDER. & PENDER, solicitors. A.M.P. Chambers, Edward Street Brisbane.
The Courier-Mail 12 December 1936
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VITAL STATISTICS
Divorces Filed
AHERN, Edna vs. Thomas, cruelty
Oakland Tribune 24 December 1936
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GENESEE NEWS NOTES
Genesee, Jan. 9.—Kenneth and Dave Ahern and the Misses Barbara Huffmand and Pearl Holtroff are in attendance at the interstate youth conference being held at the First Christian Church in Lewiston. Clarence Ahern took them to Lewiston.
Lewiston Morning Tribune 10 January 1937
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Miss Anna Ahern is home from the Sutter hospital in San Francisco where she recently underwent an appendix operation.
Nevada State Journal 13 February 1937
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YOUNG CRITICS OF PLOT
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Misses Maxine Miller and Nancy Ahern are giving the story serious study before going to see the opening of "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" to be given by the Joine Alderman Salon Tuesday afternoon. The pantomime, benefiting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, will be repeated Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Children's Matinee to Launch Pantomime
A children's matinee on Tuesday afternoon will launch the series of three performances of the pantomime, "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" by the Joine Alderman Salon for the benefit of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, in the new KFWB studio theater. Evening performances also will be given Tuesday and Wednesday. Many matinee-luncheons are being planned for younger set who will attend the premiere. Misses Nancy Ahern and Maxine Miller will give a luncheon at the Victor Hugo for classmates from Westlake School.
Los Angeles Times 14 February 1937
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Social Calendar
THURSDAY
O. T. O. club
2 o'clock, Mrs. Frank O'Hearn, 535 Tenth street northwest.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 24 February 1937
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Two Are Injured When Freight Hits Motor Car Near the Brighton Road
Denver, March 3.—Two men were injured early Wednesday morning when their automobile was demolished by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train east of the city limits near the Brighton road. Both are in the Colorado General hospital, but their injuries are not considered critical. K. C. Peterson, 36, of Bennett, Colo. driver of the automobile, suffered a fractured leg, lacerations of the hand and body and possibly internal injuries, Police Surgeon Lex Penix said. A passenger in the light roadster, Leon Jones, 21, of Aurora, incurred body lacerations and possibly internal injuries.

Patrolmen E. T. Ducy and A. G. Goeglin said Peterson was driving toward Denver on Brighton boulevard. Altho both men denied having heard the train whistle, Richard Ahern, 58, of 1425 St. Paul St., the engineer of the train, and C. J. Gallagher of 1374 Milwaukee, the conductor, said the whistle had been blowing as the train approached the crossing. The patrolmen said the train struck the auto broadside. The car was pulling a trailer loaded with coal. Both men were thrown 15 feet.

Greeley Daily Tribune 3 March 1937
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When Vessels Collide Two Drown, Four Rescued
Halifax Boat Sent To Doom; Struggling Men Hauled From Water
Looming out of the blackness of night the 100-ton Lunenburg power schooner Marshal Frank knifed through the 20-ton Halifax fishing vessel Flirt in a collision in Halifax harbor at 4:30 yesterday morning, sending the smaller craft to the bottom with the loss of two lives.

The dead: Captain Jake Weymouth, 33, native of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. Lance Locke, 31, cook, native of Trinity, Newfoundland. Four other members of the Flirt's crew were rescued: John Hanlon, Canso, second cousin of President Alfred Hanlon of the United Maritimes Fishermen, David O'Hearn, Canso, Joseph Savoury, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, Jerome Farrell, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland.

The Flirt was struck just aft of the main rigging, and the Marshal Frank, which was proceeding at a speed of 8-1/2 knots, cut the Halifax fishing boat in two throwing the crew of six men into the water. Three of the rescued men were saved by Lunenburg fishermen who launched dories from the Marshal Frank. The other man was rescued clinging to wreckage when he was pulled in over the rail of the big power boat.

Went To Death At Wheel
Still clutching the wheel of the Flirt, Captain Jake Weymouth went to his death. The last glimpse the survivors had of the fishing skipper, was when he tried vainly to avert disaster. So terrific was the impact, the Flirt, owned by Bentley and Flemming Limited of Halifax, was smashed to pieces and moments after the crash, all that remained was drifting wreckage. Shrill cries of men pleading for help filled the blackness of the night, which was intensified by fog. Lights flashed from the Lunenburg vessel pierced the darkness and revealed tragic scenes of men fighting to keep afloat in the harbor water which was strewn with broken planks, trawl tubs, dories and oars.

The work of rescue was directed by Captain Frank Risser of the Marshal Frank, one of the best known of Lunenburg's fishing skippers. Captain Risser was in the wheelhouse when the collision occurred. The Marshal Frank was inbound from the offshore fishing banks, and the Flirt was hove to waiting for daylight before proceeding to the inshore fishing grounds off Halifax Harbor. . . . Captain Frank Risser of the Marshal Frank "I saw [no] lights and did not know the Flirt was on our course until we struck". The helmsman, Carl Wagner, of Lunenburg, also said there were no lights showing from the Flirt. . . Pencilled lights from Mauger's Beach and Sambro lighthouses swept in eerie arcs over the tragic scene of the crash in the harbor fairway just inside Chebucto Head.

Tales of narrow escapes from death were told by the survivors of the Flirt's crew. . . . One of the dories which was put over the Marshal Frank's side was manned by Ronald Mossman, P. Smith and Lepine Mosher. The second was manned by Helmsman Carl Wagner, Russell Hirtle and Willis Mosher. . . . ten minutes later the last of those rescued was taken aboard. . . . Little was known in Halifax of Captain Weymouth. . . . he lived aboard the vessel. . . . Lance Locke was a native of Trinity, Newfoundland and had lived in Halifax for the past 11 years. He formerly sailed out of Halifax on the trawler Viernoe and he joined the Flirt as cook two years ago. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Freeman Butler, Monaghan Lane, Halifax, and two brothers, Dick, 200 Chebucto Road, shoemaker, and Levy, a member of the crew of the cableship Lord Kelvin.

The Halifax Herald 16 March 1937
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Willard Marke Weds Anna Ahern in Fallon
FALLON, March 20—Miss Anna Ahern and Willard Marke were married Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hatton, the ceremony being performed by Miss Jessie Todd of the Methodist church. The twin sister of the bride, Mrs. William Miller, and the twin brother of the bridegroom, Willis Marke attended the couple.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern. She is a native of Fallon and graduated from the local high school in 1934. For several years she has been an ardent member and leader in 4-H club work. Mr. Marke has lived in this community most of his life graduating in the same class from high school as his bride. He has been employed at Virginia City for the past several months, to which place the couple left following the ceremony to make their home.

Reno Evening Gazette 21 March 1937
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Miss Anna Ahern, who became the bride of Willard Ahern [sic] on Saturday, was the honored guest at a miscellaneous shower on Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. William Hatton and Mrs. William Miller at the Miller home. The afternoon was spent tieing a quilt for the bride-elect. Those present were Mrs. Tom Corkill, Mrs. Harry Corkill, Mrs. Joe York, Mrs. S. B. Smart, Mrs. W. F. Marke, Mrs. Vernon Mills, Mrs. Vernon Austin, Mrs. Ralph Miller, Miss Esther Jones, Miss Mabel Jones and Miss Anna Ahern.
Nevada State Journal 21 March 1937
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Willard Marks [sic] Weds Anna Ahern in Fallon
   FALLON, March 20—Miss Anna Ahern and Willard Marke were married Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hatton, the ceremony being performed by Miss Jessie Todd of the Methodist church. The twin sister of the bride, Mrs. William B. Miller, and the twin brother of the bridegroom, Willis Marke attended the couple.
   The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern. She is a native of Fallon and graduated from the local high school in 1934. For several years she had been an ardent member and leader in 4-H club work. Mr. Marke has lived in this community most of his life, graduating in the same class from high school as his bride. He has been employed at Virginia City for the past several months, to which place the couple left following the ceremony to make their home.
Nevada State Journal 21 March 1937
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Personal
Mr. and Mrs. Ray A'Hearn and baby and Thos. A'Hearn of Pittsburgh and Misses Theresa and Margaret A'Hearn of Erie spent Easter Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A'Hearn, North Wood street.
The Record-Argus 30 March 1937
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SONS WILL CONDUCT FUNERAL OF FATHER
Brothers, Both Priests, to Officiate at Rites
KANSAS CITY, May 6—(UO)—The two sons of Michael Ahern, both of whom are priests, will conduct funeral services for their father Saturday at the Sacred Heart church here. The elder Ahern, 74, died yesterday after a brief illness. The Rev. Michael J. Ahern, Catholic chaplain at the United States prison hospital in Springfield, Mo., and the Rev. Leo V. Ahern, pastor of the church at Axtell, Kansas, will come here to conduct the services.
Jefferson City Post-Tribune 6 May 1937
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BURLESQUE
OLD HOWARD
"Cairo Nights" Burlesque
Films
Charmaine, who was called the Blonde Bombshell in Chicago when she played there for 40 weeks, is the star of "Cairo Nights," sparkling and lively burlesque show at the Old Howard Theatre. "Peanuts" Bohm, who is already a favorite in Boston, furnishes much of the show. Billy Arlington, well known tramp comedian; Dorothy Ahern, whose alluring dances are among the chief attractions of the show, and Joan Marvis are featured entertainers. There are many other important dancers, actors and musicians in the revue, including Kenza Vinton, Bob Bates and the Three LaMarra Brothers. Osaki and Taki are Oriental performers with a clever number. "Wanted: Jane Turner," a thrilling melodrama, in which Gloria Stuart and Lee Tracy play the leading roles, and "Come Closer, Folks" with James Dunn and Marian Marsh are the chief pictures.
The Boston Globe 11 May 1937
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Frank O'Hearn, 535 Tenth street northwest; Harry Bailey, 30½ First street southeast; O. G. Butler, 1442 Jefferson avenue northwest; and J. G. Blanchard, 939 Ninth street northwest, were each sentenced to traffic school on charges of improper parking.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 17 May 1937
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Three Caught On Charges of Drunk Driving
Courtesy patrol, sheriff's deputies and town officers in Weld county made arrests over the week end which netted three charged with drunken driving, three as accessory, one for hit and run, one for reckless driving and one for driving on an operator's license issued to another person. Those arrested included: Drunken driving: Jack Ahern and Ed Ferguson of Denver, Leo Arnold of Eaton. Accessory to drunken driving: T. Drake of Denver, Jack Gearheart of Denver and Tony Arnold of Eaton. Hit and Run: Fred Mazzocco of Frederick. Reckless driving: J. Rosenbaum of Cheyenne. Faking an affidavit and misuse of an operator's license: Dave Alvarado of Brush. Ahern and Drake were arrested Sunday by the Courtesy patrol while Ferguson and Gearheart were taken south of Greeley on highway 85 Saturday night.
Greeley Daily Tribune 14 June 1937
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SEA BURIAL SUIT BEGINS
Four Cousins of Dead Woman Educator Asks $100,000
   The $100,000 damage suit by four cousins of the late Elizabeth Ann Ahearn, school principal and chairman of the Welfare Board of Danvers, Mass., against the Compagnie Générale Transatlatinque over he burial at sea after her death on the Ile de France on Aug. 4, 1935, went to trial yesterday before Federal Judge John C. Knox and a jury.
   Urging the jury not to be influenced by sentiment, Judge Knox called attention to a defense statement that the body had been discovered twelve or fourteen hours after death, making expeditious burial necessary. He also said a steamship company was not required to observe the ritual of any faith in a sea funeral but was obliged to give a decent burial. A deposition and a letter from two priests indicated that about a dozen priests participated in a requiem mass before the body was committed to the waters.
   The plaintiff's attorneys held that sea burial was not warranted because there was a mortuary chamber on the ship and facilities for embalming.
New York Times 18 June 1937
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SEA BURIAL UPHELD BY JURY'S VERDICT
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Cousins of Woman, Who Died Aboard the Ile de France, Lose $100,000 Suit
   Four Cousins of the late Elizabeth Ann Ahearn, devout Catholic and Chairman of the Welfare Board of Danvers, Mass., lost their $100,000 damage suit yesterday against the Campagnie Generale Transatlantique for the burial of Miss Ahearn at sea after her death on the Ile de France on Aug. 4, 1935.
   The verdict, voted and sealed Monday night by a jury before Federal Judge John C. Knox, was opened yesterday morning. Eleven men were in the box, a decision by that number having been accepted with the consent of attorneys on both sides. Juryman No. 9, Alexander Fraser of 162 Husson Avenue, the Bronx, was taken ill Monday afternoon. Judge Knox said their verdict was just and discharged them with thanks.
   The plaintiffs were Thomas H. O'Neil, William H. McGrath and Annie T. Melanson, all of Boston, and Daniel F. O'Neil of Washington. They allege they suffered great mental anguish when informed that the body was cast into the sea about 650 miles from New York.
Basis of the Suit
   The failure of the steamship line to bring the body home in the liner's mortuary, the plaintiffs asserted, deprived them of the consolation of interring their relative in consecrated ground.
   In defense, witnesses for the French Line testified that the body was discovered in a bathtub twelve or fourteen hours after the 68-year-old woman had died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Immediate burial was decided upon.
   According to priests and others, a requiem mass was held on the ship before Miss Ahearn's body was consigned to the Atlantic. The obsequies took place shortly after midnight on Aug. 5, 1935. About a dozen Catholic priests returning from Europe, the captain of the Ile de France and members of the crew stood by the coffin as the mass was intoned, according to the evidence.
Priest Called by Plaintiffs
   Silas B. Axtell, of counsel for the plaintiffs, called to the witness stand a priest from the Catholic chancellory who testified that under canon law only grave reasons could give exceptions to burials not made in consecrated soil.
   Under cross-examination by E. R. Kraetzer, counsel for the defendant, the canonical expert, Father John Leo Dolan, conceded that necessitous burial in unconsecrated ground was “not disgraceful.” He also said that necessity might grant exemption under church laws to sea burial.
   In charging the jury Judge Knox had said that where possible a body should be brought to shore to enable the solace of a cemetery burial, but added that conditions might make preservation of a body on a ship impossible. He also asked them to consider whether Miss Ahearn got a “decent burial.”
   Miss Ahearn was a school principal and had been received by the Pope on six occasions.
New York Times 23 June 1937
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FORGED CERTIFICATE
For Intermediate Exam.
NEWCASTLE, Thursday.   
Arthur John Swain, 22, was to-day committed for trial on a charge of having forged an Intermediate Certificate about April 1, 1936. Arthur Ahearne said that he gave Swain a position on being shown the certificate. Swain's work was not up to standard and he was dismissed for telling an untruth. Another witness said that the defendant had given him an order for 25 certificates and said he was an Inspector of Schools.
The Canberra Times 25 June 1937
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New Commander Named
for Chicago Coast Guard
Capt. J. L. Ahern, former chief inspector of the eastern division of the United States Coast Guard, has been appointed to succeed Capt. LeRoy Reinburg, commander of the Chicago coastguard district, it was announced yesterday from Washington. Capt. Reinburg, who has been in command here since April 1935, is assigned to the coastguard division with a base in Curtis Bay, Md. The order also appointed Commander G. W. McLane, former master of the cutter Champlain, to be chief of staff of the Chicago division. The appointments were effective yesterday.
Chicago Tribune 2 July 1937
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MARRIED THIS MORNING
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Miss Teresa A'Hearn. 218 W. 8th street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. A'Hearn of Greenville, Pa., and William G. Brown of Washington, D.C., son of Mrs. William Brown, 312 E 8th street, Erie, exchanged their marriage vows in a nuptial mass celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Cathedral, Erie. Lillies decorated the marble altar where the Rev. Alfred Watson presided.
   Mrs. Arthur Menz, organist and Louis Hain, soloist, presented a program before and during the ceremony. Organ music included the traditional wedding marches by Wagner and Mendelssohn, and interludes. Mr. Hain sang "Ave Maria" by Millaid; "O Lord I Am Not Worthy", "Mother Dear O Pray For Me."
   Miss Margaret A'Hearn attended her sister as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Mildred Allen, Miss Roberta Seley, Mrs. James D. Kelly of Pittsburgh and Mrs. C. C. McAllan of Cochranton, Pa. Anthony Brown attended his brother as best man. Vincent Lechter, James Brown, Paul Heach, Thomas A'Hearn of Pittsburgh and Vincent Ruth ushered.
   The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. She wore a beautiful Grecian gown of white chiffon with high collar and long sleeves. Her full skirt swept into a long train. The bodice was unusual, kacing up the front in rhinestone eyelets. Her double tule veil cascaded from a Juliet cap trimmed in pearls. She carried a white satin prayer book covered with gardenias.
   Miss A'Hearn, the maid of honor, and the bridesmaids, were dressed alike in Gibson Girl models of white silk organdy. The dresses were fashioned with puffed sleeves, high rolled collars, and wide skirts made with tiny ruffles. They wore white orange blossoms from which depended [sic] shoulder length veils of net. They carried white Colonial bouquets.
   Mrs. A'Hearn wore Wallis blue [lave?] and a corsage of Talisman roses. Mrs. Brown wore royal blue lace and a gardenia corsage.
   The wedding breakfast was held at 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Inn, for which decorations were arranged in white. The wedding reception was held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sunset Inn.
   Following a Canadian motor trip, the couple will reside at 827 Underwood street, North West, Washington, D. C. For travelling, the bride wore a brown net frock with a white linen jacket, a large white hat and accessories. With it, she will wear a gardenia corsage.
   The bride is a graduate of Mercyhurst College in Erie and also attended Grove City College. She has been teaching at Strong Vincent High School at Erie. Mr. Brown attended St. Mary's University in Baltimore, Md., and is now with the Railroad Retirement Bureau in Washington.
   Out of town guests at the wedding included: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Brown of Middletown, O., Mr. and Mrs. Ray A'Hearn, Mrs. Louise Driscoll, and James D. Kelly, all of Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Schreck and Jack Shreck of Ashland, Pa., Mrs. H. L. Meyer, Marian Meyer, and Louise Meyer of Detroit, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McMahan, Corry, Pa., Dr. C. C. McMinn, Cochranton, Miss Margaret Crowley, Mrs. Frank Leehan, Mrs. William O'Grady, of Greenville; Miss Eva Leehan, Harrisburg, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Green, Du Bois, Pa., John Barret Brown of Williamsport, Pa.
   A number of attractive parties have been given in honor of the popular bride. Among the hostesses have been: Miss Barbara Wilbert, Mrs. Maude K. Wilbert, Miss Mary Ellen Wilbert, and Miss Miss Elizabeth Wilbert, Miss Gertrude Schade, Miss Mildred Allen and Miss Roberta Seley, Mrs. Paul T. Allen.
   Mr. and Mrs. James D. Kelley of Pittsburgh and Dr. and Mrs. C. C. McMinn of Cochranton gave the rehearsal dinner at the Lake Shore Golf Club at 8 p.m. Friday evening. Blue and ivory were used in the decorations.
   Besides the bridal couple, guets were: Frank A'Hearn of Greenville, Thomas A'Hearn of Pittsburgh, James Brown, Anthony Brown, Paul Hesch, Vincent Lechner, Roberta Seley, Mildred Allen, Margaret A'Hearn, and the Rev. Alfred Watson.
   
   
The Record-Argus 3 July 1937
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Sea Burial
Unknown to most ocean travelers, every major liner carries a couple of coffins and its ship's doctor is a qualified embalmer. While ship captains by immemorial law of the sea have the right to order burial of bodies at sea, such is a non-sailor's horror of this type of burial that the bodies of persons dying aboard ship today are usually embalmed and turned over to authorities at the decedent's home port.

Two years ago, returning on the ile de-France, Miss Elizabeth Ann Ahearn, 68, a devout school principal of Danvers, Mass. who had been six times received by the Pope, died of a stroke while in her bathtub. She had been sleeping daily until noon because of poor health and her death was not discovered for some 14 hours. Ship's doctors found it inadvisable to embalm the body and the captain called upon Catholic priests aboard to officiate at a sea burial. Subsequently four cousins sued the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (French Line) for $100,000 for their mental anguish resulting from Miss Ahearn's body not having been committed to hallowed ground in a Catholic cemetery. Last week a jury in a Federal court in Manhattan, to which the French Line had had the case transferred from a State court, refused any damages to the cousins after Catholic canonical experts testified that necessitous burial in unconsecrated ground is "not disgraceful." A letter from the officiating priest aboard the ile de France was introduced into evidence stating that though Miss Ahearn's body was in the sea, he knew her soul was with God.

Time Magazine 5 July 1937
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Arrest Former Writer for Passing Bad Checks
CHICAGO, July 28.—(AP)—Arthur Alexander, 57, who identified himself as a former New York city newspaper man and writer, was arrested by town hall police tonight on a charge of cashing bogus checks. Sgt. Michael Ahern said Alexander represented himself as secretary to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, in cashing the alleged spurious checks. Alexander's wife, Catherine, 42, was also taken into custody. Sgt. Ahern said Alexander had several worthless checks cashed by women who formerly worked on a WPA sewing project headed by his wife.
Daily Illini 29 July 1937
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Twelfth Birthday
Little Miss Lorraine Hunter, niece of Miss Josephine Clinnin of 5078 West Monroe street, celebrated her twelfth birthday on Monday afternoon, August 23, with a birthday party. Included in her guests were Eileen and Margaret Ahern, 5064 West Monroe street.
The Garfieldian 26 August 1937
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CEREMONIES AT ST. PATRICK'S CONVENT.
Those who were privileged to be present at the Strand Convent on Thursday, 19th Inst., to witness the double ceremony of the profession of a Sister of Mercy and the reception of five young ladies, will not easily forget the atmosphere of devotion and gladness which prevailed.

Very Rev. Father Sweeney (Adm.), in the unavoidable absence of His Lordship, Right Rev. Dr. McGuire, performed the ceremonies. He was assisted by Rev. Father Hegarty, P.P. (Bowen), and Rev. Father O'Meara P.P. (Cloncurry). Also present were: Rev. Father McCoy, P.P. (Mundingburra), Rev. Father Kelly (Strand), Rev. Father Connors, M.S.C. (Palm Island), Rev. Father McEvoy (Abergowrie). Rev. Father Brillie, and the parents and friends of the Sisters received and professed, some of whom had come thousands of miles to do honor to the great occasion. The music for the ceremonies was exquisitely rendered by the Novices' Choir, the clear young voices rising and falling in perfect harmony. The Chapel was artistically decorated with lights and flowers, the perfume of the roses and lilies mingled with the [?] of the incense as a fitting symbol of prayer. To the solemn strains of the "O Gloriosa Virginum," the procession of Sisters entered the Chapel. The young ladies to be received looked radiant in their bridal robes, their trains and veils being held by five tiny train-bearers—Nell Hammond, Marie Tayor, Rita Fox, Edwina Bowrey, and Patricia Gould. Those who were received were: Miss Bridie Elliot, Co. Meath, Ireland (Sr. M. Lucy), Miss Margaret Ahern, Co. Cork, Ireland (Sr. M. Declan), Miss Phyliss Farrell, Co. Meath, Ireland (Sr. M. Nolasco), Miss Gladys Emblen, Townsville (Sr. M. de Chantal), Miss Marion Hammond, Townsville (Sr. M. Raymund). During the Mass, Sister M. Justine Schuh (Bowen), made her Triennial Vows. As she pronounced them, the ring of the sweet, clear voice proclaimed the Joy and gratitude with which she consecrated her young life to the service of her Creator. Very Rev. Father Sweeney delivered a beautiful and eloquent sermon, showing how Christ still calls His chosen ones.

Townsville Daily Bulletin 26 August 1937
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DEATH OF YOUTH SAID ACCIDENT
Peter Quanchi's death was accidental, a coroner's jury decided yesterday after an inquest into the death of the thirteen-year-old schoolboy Tuesday. Witness were Attilio Compagnoni, driver of the scavenger truck, Earnest Cozzalio, and Lewis Ahern, attendant at the O'Brien & Nugent mortuary. Compagnoni nad Cozzalio testified that the boy, riding a bicycle, had been clinging to the side of the truck and had been warned to get off. Within a block, Compagnoni said, he felt a bump, and found that the truck had run over the boy. Ahern testified that the boy's skull was crushed. Members of the jury were Harry Dann, Thomas Verran and W. J. St. Clair. Funeral services for young Quanchi will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock at St. Thomas Aquinas cathedral. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the O'Brien & Nugent chapel.
Reno Evening Gazette 24 September 1937
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MARRIAGES
AHEARNE : PARKER.—On Oct. 14, 1937, JOHN F. AHEARNE, F.C.I.S., Secretary, British Ice Hockey Association, to NANCY ELIZABETH (BETTY), only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. PARKER, of Earl's Court.
The Times 16 October 1937
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PRIEST HEADS CHEMISTS
The Rev. Michael J. Ahern
   The Rev. Michael J. Ahern of Weston College, Mass., will succeed Hervey J. Skinner of Boston as chairman for the next year of the northeastern section of the American Chemical Society, it was announced yesterday. The new head of this section, one of the eighty-five local groups into which the American Chemical Society is divided, is head of the department of chemistry and geology at Weston College.
   In addition to his duties at Weston College, Father Ahern teaches philosophy, science and theology at Boston College and is on the staff of the training college for Jesuits of the New England Province. He was the Catholic speaker at the recent tercentenary celebration at the Harvard Divinity School and is consulting editor for scientific subjects of the revision of the Catholic Encyclopedia.
New York Times 17 October 1937
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Fallon Residents Wed in Yerington
FALLON, Nev., Oct. 29—(Special)—Mrs. Ethel Freeman became the bride of James I. [Ignatius] Ahern at a ceremony performed Saturday evening in Yerington by Rev. F. C. Lovett of the Baptist church. Mrs. Ahern, the former Miss Ethel Munkers, of Alhambra, Calif., who formerly lived in Fallon. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern, long time residents of this community. He is a graduate of the local high achool and attend[ed] the University of Nevada. He is employed as district agricultural conservation engineer. Mr. and Mrs. Ahern will make their home in Fallon.
Reno Evening Gazette 29 October 1937
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BIRTHS
AHERN. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Daughter. Good Samaritan Hospital. October 17.
Los Angeles Times 30 October 1937
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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 the State of Victoria in its Probate Jurisdiction that PROBATE of the LAST WILL dated the eighth day of September, 1933, of WILLIAM AHERN, late of Middle Creek in the said State, farmer, deceased, may be granted to John Patrick Ahern, of Middle Creek aforesaid, farmer, one of the executors listed therein, leave being reserved to John Ahern of Burrereo in the said State, farmer, the other executor named therein to come in and prove the same.
         Dated this eighth day of November 1937.
         SAMUEL YOUNG, Beaufort, proctor for the applicant.
The Argus 9 November 1937
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DOLAN NOT RESIDENT AT ARLINGTON HOUSE
Matthew Dolan, claiming to be a resident of Arlington, pleaded not guilty in Roxbury Court yesterday before Judge Timothy J. Ahern to charges of sounding a false alarm and drunkenness. His case was continued until Nov. 26 for trial. Upon being booked at the Dudley-st. Station Dolan is alleged to have told Lieut. James J. Hinchey that he sounded the alarm because he wanted to know how to get to Arlington and he thought that the Fire Department could help him. The alarm was sounded from a box on Massachusetts av., Roxbury. Dolan told the police and the probation authorities that he resided at 40 Melrose st., Arlington. Inquiry revealed that Dolan does not live at that address. The probation department has been instructed to learn the defendant's correct address.
The Boston Globe 16 November 1937
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ahern, Jr., and children of Richmond, Va., were guests of Mr. Ahern's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ahern, sixteen Warren street, during the holiday.
Middletown Times Herald 26 November 1937
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DIGNIFIED
SYMPATHETIC
SERVICE

Is rendered by these
Leading West Side

FUNERAL
DIRECTORS

Thos. J. Ahern & Bros.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Air-Conditioned Parlors
3246 Jackson Blvd.
Kedzie 2394
The Garfieldian 9 December 1937
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Bert Wheeler Heads Sweet's Revue Tonight
   Headed by Bert Wheeler of the famous cinema team of Wheeler and Woolsey, and Helen Twelvetrees, glamorous screen player, just returned from England where she completed four pictures, the Hollywood Stars Revue will be presented tonight at Sweet's Ballroom, Franklin and 14th Street.
   In addition to the world famous photoplay pair, Sally Haines, in private life Mrs. Wheeler, will be featured as a solo dancer. She had roles in many of the Wheeler-Woolsey comedies. Will and Gladys Ahern, for years stars of the Orpheum, and other leading vaudeville circuits, are also headlined. More recently they have been working in pictures, their latest camera chore having been in one of Fred Astaire's features. They are old Ziegfeld Follies' stars, where their comedy was wildly acclaimed.
Oakland Tribune 28 December 1937
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On Broadway With Walter Winchell
 . . . Add unconfirmed chatter: That Sallie Phipps is now Mrs. Richard Aherne via a Jersey elopement last week . . . 
The Brownsville Herald 30 December 1937
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Plunges to Death From Building
Believed to have mistaken the fire escape door on the sixth floor of Wyman's Exchange for an entrance to the men's rest room, John J. Ahearn, 37, of 32 West Adams street, plunged to his death last night when he stepped through the fire escape door and fell six floors to an alleyway in back of the building. Dr. M. L. Alling, medical examiner, pronounced death due to injuries suffered in an accidental fall.

Investigating police were informed by Everett H. Prescott, elevator operator in the building, that he took Ahearn to the sixth floor about 8.45 o'clock and that the man, apparently nervous, began to take his coat off when half-way down the hall. Prescott was called to bring the elevator back to the first floor, but he said his suspicions had been aroused and he returned immediately to the sixth. Not finding Ahearn anywhere in sight, Prescott said he went around to the back alleyway where he found him.

He was a member of the Pressmen's union. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie H. (Beaulieu) Ahearn; one daughter, Lillian L. Ahearn; a son, John J. Ahearn, Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Ahearn; two sisters, Mrs. Percy Walsh, and Nora Ahearn; a brother, Thomas, a niece and four nephews. The body was removed from St. John's hospital to the funeral home of Funeral Directors Mahoney Bros., 260 High street, where friends may call after 6 o'clock tonight.

The Lowell Sun 15 January 1938
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On Broadway With Walter Winchell
 . . . Sallie Phipps says she isn't Richard Aherne's bride, as itemed . . . 
The Brownsville Herald 26 January 1938
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Mrs. George Mulroney entertained at the tea hour this afternoon at her home on Fraser street, for Miss Hester Ahern, whose marriage takes place next week. Mr. Edward Taschereau, Mrs. Antonio Paradis and Mrs. Ronald Macdonald presided at the tea table, and assisting in serving were Miss Suzanne Turcotte, Miss Gwen Ahern and Miss Marguerite Baillargeon.
The Montreal Gazette 15 February 1938
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Quebec Social Notes
Mrs. Louis Rousseau will entertain tomorrow afternoon at her home on Grande Allee at tea and a kitchen shower for her cousin, Miss Hester Ahern, a bride-to-be. Mrs. Arthur St. Jacques, Mrs. Arthur Preston and Miss Freda Ahern will preside at the tea table, and assisting in serving will be Mrs. Harold Lindsay, Miss Paule St. Jacques, Miss Gwen Ahern and Miss Suzanne Turcotte.
Montreal Gazette 17 February 1938
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HOLLYWOOD HAPPENINGS
   Hollywood—When they figured which of Hollywood's cowboy stars ranked highest at the box-office this year, you can put it down that the name will be Gene Autry. . . . 
   Autry was 30 last Sept. 29. He was born in Tioga, Texas, came to Hollywood via Tulsa, Okla., radio and phonograph recordings. He was first to put music in a western—and it was one of Ken Maynard's westerns at that. In "In Old Santa Fe," Gene sang in a musical sequence or two. Maynard, the star, sang but through the courtesy of a voice double. Now, virtually all the westerns are "singing" pictures.
   The music, plus and attempt to break away from the old "western" formula, gets much of the credit for the popularity of Autry's product. He never uses the plot about the cowgirl, the hero, the mortgaged ranch, and the conniving villain—not in the old sense. He dresses it up in modern clothes, sometimes so nicely that it doesn't seem like that plot at all. There is always enough of it left, and plenty of shooting and riding and open country scenery, to make it a real western.
   He uses "specialties" whenever possible to enhance the entertainment value. Will and Gladys Ahern of vaudeville for instance, and his own Smiley Burnette, and now Lasses White, the minstrel man. . . . 
Appleton Post-Crescent 25 Feb. 1938
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IRISH POLICE NEWS
CIVIC GUARD
TRANSFERS
Sergeant E. M. Aherne, Ballybofey to Drumsna.
The Irish Times 12 March 1938
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Liner Scythia Sails With 225 Aboard For Cobh and Liverpool
Despite the tension in European countries, American tourists' zest for travel has not diminished. The Cunard liner Scythia left East Boston yesterday with 225 passenger for Cobh and Liverpool. A large Sunday crowd visited the steamship. . . . 

Miss Elizabeth Cronin, Arlington, is going to Ireland to visit her mother, accompanied by Miss Honora Ahearn, Arlington Heights. . . . 

The Boston Globe 28 March 1938
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OF ALL THINGS
When Police Chief John J. A'Hearn took over his duties recently at Saratoga Springs, New York, he checked up on the petty cash used by the Department for minor expenditures. "Say," he called to Desk-Sergeant Edward J. Kelly, "this fund is 1 dollar 30 cents over, any way I can check it." "That's right," said Kelly. "It was exactly 1 dollar 30 cents over when I went in here as desk-sergeant, nearly seventeen years ago, and, it has been that way ever since."
Wellington Evening Post 5 April 1938
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WEST SIDE CRASH
George Ahern, 17, of 730 Sycamore Avenue, Oakland, was arrested by Capt. Ed Tressler and Officer Warren McGrury of the highway patrol after a collision between the youth's car and another auto driven by George Lazaneom 44, Blaney Avenue, Cupertino, at Stevens Creek and Winchester Roads. Ahern's aunt, Mrs. Alice O'Connell, 55, same address, incurred leg injuries and cuts. Young Ahern admitted driving 40 miles and hour across the intersection and said he failed to notice an arterial stop sign as he approached Stevens Creek Road from Winchester Road, officers reported.
San Jose Evening News 13 April 1938
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How To Send Mexicans Back Home Discussed
Lamar, April 16.—A discussion of what speakers termed the problem of inducing Mexican aliens in Colorado to return to their native country occupied the morning session of a meeting of 30 commissioners, representing 13 state counties here today. J. W. Goss, president of the fourth district embracing the counties represented, appointed a committee to consider the problem and make recommendations. Two of the speakers, J. M. Branaum and Mrs. William [sic] Ahearn of the Pueblo welfare department, said they have found the best solution is to stress the opportunity for Mexicans in Mexico unable to find work here.
Greeley Daily Tribune 16 April 1938
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In School Play
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MISS CATHERINE AHERN, 3900 West Monroe st., will take part in the senior play at St. Mary's high school, April 29 and may 1.
The Garfieldian 21 April 1938
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Holds Card Party
PI ALPHA PHI SORORITY held their annual card party and fashion show last Thursday at the Morrison hotel. Miss Mary Wallace, 4452 W. Adams street, was in charge. Among the members who took part in the fashion show were Mary Ahern,  . . . 
The Garfieldian 28 April 1938
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ST. AGNES COURT IN 7th ANNUAL MINSTREL SHOW
   Opening with a medley of popular musical numbers, the C. D. of A. [Catholic Daughters of America], swung into its seventh annual minstrel show last Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at Legion Hall, under the able direction of Anna B. Callahan.
   That bundle of vitality, “Anna B.”, filled the most important part of Interlocutor and some well-known members, acting as end-men, created the ideal minstrel show atmosphere, with their grotesque costumes and recitations of personal anecdotes in negro dialect.
   The end-men were Frances Ahearn [sic], Katheryn Merrigan, Mrs. Ruth Murphy, Mrs. Helen Rico, Pauline Leahy, Vera Fleming, Katherine Campbell and Lottie McFadden. Each did double duty by performing in specialty numbers as well.
   Frances Ahearn vocalized the song, “Oooo Boom” and was awarded an attractive bunch of scullions [sic]. Katheryn Merrigan made a great hit with her interpretation of “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree” and Mrs. Ruth Murphy provided a lot of fun in her specialty number, “Mama I Wanna Make Rhythm.”
   Mrs. Helen Rico was presented with a freshly picked bunch of weeds after she finished, “You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming”, and Pauline Leahy received a handful of broccoli for her good intentions in singing “You Made Me Love You.”
   Vera Fleming rendered “I'm a Cross-Eyed Cowboy,” and was delighted with her prize of a small wooden horse, but when she attempted to try out the strength of her steed, she found him to be not so trusty. The result was hilarious, for Vera landed on all fours and the horse landed in little pieces.
   Katherine Campbell synchronized “Dark Town Strutters' Ball,” and a bunch of carrots, tied with a pretty ribbon was the reward for her good work.
   Lottie McFadden did very well in her rendition of “I'll Double Dare You,” considering the constant interruptions from the other end men.
   Other solos, rendered in a more “dignified” manner, were those sung by Miss Constance Timmins, who sang “One Song”; Mrs. Edna Lavery, “There's a Gold Mine in the Sky”, and Mildred Dennon, “Gianina Mia”
   Norma Blanchard charmed the audience with her Dutch Girl Specialty, “Pretty Pink from Peter” and looked very pretty in her varicolored costume.
   Miss Beatrice Mattson, dancing coach, offered a little variety with her Harlem tap dance and a graceful ballet number.
   A very dainty “Sister Act” was performed by the Strapp sisters, Frances and Gertrude. They were beautifully attired in colonial costumes, Frances as a beau and Gertrude as a lady. Gertrude sang a cute little number and then the sisters danced a minuet, which called for an encore.
   Lillian Forrest gave a reading in a little boy's costume and Evelyn Peterson, Beatrice Powell and Mary MacFarland harmonized a Hill Billy number.
   Katheryn Merrigan and Helen Rico favored the crowded hall with another specialty in which they imitated that well-known radio pair, Baby Snooks and her Daddy.
   Vera Fleming seemed to go the way of all horse-flesh in this particular show, for in the second part of the evening's performance, she and “Sidder” O'Donnell crawled inside a “horse” and made the animal do everything but talk. Vera played the part of the horse's head, it was announced.
   But the act which caused side-splitting laughter, was a “Ballet Rouse”, interpreted by two of the club's more robust members, Mrs. Ruth Murphy and Katherine Campbell. Their costumes were priceless. Mrs. Campbell took the part of a lady and 'twas heard that she had twelve pairs of lace curtains to make up the skirt of the costume. Mrs. Murphy, however, did not over-dress, for she portrayed the gentleman's part and was attired in a very unusual looking union suit. Their faces were made up hideously and perhaps the most comical part of the act was that neither dancer seemed to blink an eyelash, so blank were their expressions.
   A great evening's fun came to a close with a Ballet number made up of six of the members— Gertrude Strapp, Netta Seretto, Elizabeth Preston, Irene Lowe, Mary Powers and Nan Norberg, accompanied by a chorus, including Agnes Higgins, Edna Maguire, Katherine Ahearn, Evelyn Peterson, Beatrice Powell, Mary McFarland, Katherine O'Donnell, Laura Rasmussen, Elizabeth McDonald and Frances Strapp.
   A great deal of credit is deserved by Marie Rasmussen, who was pianist both evenings and looked lovely in her soft pink gown and a pretty wreath of flowers in her hair.
Arlington Advocate 5 May 1938
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William Ahearn, aged 73 years, of Cochrane street, Gardenvale, suffered a fractured ankle, lacerations, and probable fractures of the ribs when he was knocked down by a car at the corner of Point Nepean road and McMillan street, Elsternwick, on Saturday night. He was admitted to the Alfred hospital.
The Argus 23 May 1938
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200 Girls Coming to '41 Jubilee Tonight
The following is the list of students and their guests attending tonight's Jubilee, complete to yesterday noon.
Richard H. Abernathy, Jr.—Miss Marjorie Usher, Lesley School
Joseph W. Ahern — Miss Janet Salter, Simmons College
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The Harvard Crimson 27 May 1938
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Lake Michigan's Use to Commerce To Be Emphasized
Southtown Residents to Be Shown Importance of Waterway Development
Navigation day, Sunday, July 3, is expected to focus the attention of Southtowners and other Chicagoans on vital aspects of Lake Michigan waterways unfamiliar to most residents of the city and its environs except those directly interested or engaged in navigation.  . . .  Members of the committee include Rear Admiral Hayne Ellis, U. S. N. of the ninth naval district, Capt. S. N. Karrick, U. S. engineer, Loran D. Gayton, city engineer, Capt. J. L. Ahern of the U. S. Coast Guard,  . . . 
Southtown Economist 2 June 1938
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Luce to Play Ahearn Today At 36 Holes
BEAUMONT, Texas, June 4—Buck Luce, State junior champion, and Tom J. Ahearn, veteran Houston River Oaks star, will meet Sunday in a thirty-six-hole match for the Beaumont Country Club invitation golf championship. Luce, slender Austin youngster, defeated Bobby Reigel, State amateur champion, 3 and 2, and Ahearn staged one of the greatest comebacks ever seen here to oust Don Schumacher of Dallas, the Trans-Mississippi champion, 1 up in 19 holes, to enter the finals.
Dallas Morning News 5 June 1938
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Police Exams
 . . .  Southtowners who received an average of 73 per cent are:  . . .  John J. Ahern, 9321 Elizabeth st., 73.96  . . .  Southtowners who attained a grade of 72 per cent are:  . . .  Michael J. Ahern, 7839 Ada st., 72.90  . . .  Southtowners with a rating of 71 per cent are:  . . .  James F. Ahern, 8753 Ada st., 71.39  . . . 
Southtown Economist 16 June 1938
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AMBULANCE REPORT.
The Longreach ambulance received several calls into the country this week which entailed fairly long trips, one to Onoto (Stonehenge), a distance of 340 miles, and one to Evesham. In the latter case A. McCourt (50), a horsebreaker, injured his right wrist and shoulder when a horse fell on him. He was admitted to the Longreach Hospital for treatment. Max. Ahern (7), North Longreach, cut his foot on a piece of iron last Saturday. After treating the wound the ambulance conveyed him to the Longreach Hospital where several stitches were inserted.
The Longreach Leader 18 June 1938
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City News in Brief
ARRESTS
 . . . Frank Ahern, 26, disorderly; . . . 
Nevada State Journal 21 July 1938
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Personal
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A'Hearn and family of New York and Thomas A'Hearn of Pittsburgh have been visiting in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A'Hearn.
The Record-Argus 9 August 1938
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MARRIAGE
AHERN—PRISMALL.—On the 8th August, 1938, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Harold Daniel, elder son of the late Thomas and Jean Ahern, of North Brighton, to Bertha Wilhelmina, youngest daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Prismall, of Kew.
The Argus 10 August 1938
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James F. Ahern, 8753 Ada st., and his sister Margaret Ahern, 8753 Ada st., have recently returned home following an extensive tour of the Western states which took two weeks. The Aherns were travelling with Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bero of Elgin, Ill., and their daughter, Anita.
Southtown Economist 14 August 1938
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LEAPER RESCUER
New York Fireman Saves Ledge Leaper From Death
New York, Aug. 30. (AP)—With a flying tackle made on a two-foot-wide eighth floor Bellevue hospital ledge, City Fireman Joseph J. Kegoe Monday dragged a patient to safety after he had fascinated thousands for more than an hour with potentially fatal antics. The patient, identified as William Ahearn, 35, a mental case, was seized by Kehoe, who ran at high speed along the narrow ledge, while others momentarily distracted Ahearn's attention. The spectacular rescue, so swift as almost to pass in a blur before the thousands below, was saluted by a great roar of cheers.

Ahearn first had got astride a protective wall running atop the setback ninth floor and then, in a series of easy jumps, had reached the eighth floor, from which he lowered himself to the encircling ledge. A rigger by trade, he was accustomed to high perches and seemed unafraid.

Winnipeg Free Press 30 August 1938
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A patient identified by Bellevue hospital authorities in New York as William Ahearn, 35, a mental case, was pulled from an eighth floor ledge back into the safety of the hospital late yesterday, after an hour of potentially fatal antics.
Lethbridge Herald 30 August 1938
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FINES IN ASHBURTON
ASHBURTON, This Day   
   In the Magistrate's Court today Robert Wallace Wightman was fined £17 10s for selling milk with water added. A Department inspector said that the percentages were 23, 26, and 28 twice. Four charges were laid, three being withdrawn.
   Philip Ahearn was fined £5 for supplying liquor to a prohibited person.
Wellington Evening Post 23 September 1938
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Ward Precinct Officials Chosen For Registration
Following is a partial list of officials chosen to act at the October 10 registration:  . . .  Lauretta Ahern, 522 S. Lawndale;  . . . 
The Garfieldian 29 September 1938
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Jackrabbit Lost in City
CLEVELAND, Oct. 10 (UP)—How a jackrabbit wandered from the western plains to Ohio is a mystery to Martin Ahern of the Animal Protective League. Ahern captured the extremely gaunt rabbit in the neighborhood where residents thought it was a young fawn.
The Lodi Sentinel 11 October 1938
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Dan Reveals Sport Record Of Terrell
Dan Ahern, resident of this community, one time boyhood hero and three times Olympic World's Champion of the Hop, Step and Jump event, was sitting in a local barber shop this week reading the Garfeldian's Westown edition. He did not know that among those also sitting reading a newspaper and waiting to get a haircut was a Garfeldian correspondent, which is how this story reaches print.

"I see," said Dan Ahern, "according to this paper that Alderman Terrell of the 29th is helping put over a Spotless Alley campaign. He'll do a good job of it. He's a winner and a champion. Being chairman of the health committee for the city council, he is 100 per cent for a cleaner and healthier ward, and he'll be heart and soul back of the job. I've known Tom since we were kids." He added. Rumors had been afloat regarding Terrell's athletic career as a young man, and somebody sitting in the barber shop asked Dan about it. He smiled.

"I remember," Dan went on, "that race out at Riverview Park in 1915, held under the auspices of the United Scottish Societies of Chicago, when Tom was pitted against the world's champion mile runner. This was big stuff—against a world's champ. The field ran evenly for a while until the half-mile turn, then Tom, due to his great courage and stamina earned by years of clean living, began to pull ahead slowly. At the quarter-mile it was nip and tuck, with the two out in front, and, with a driving finish, Tom beat the world's champion."

"Tom became president of the Young Men's Club in Our Lady of Sorrow's parish. He became a leading amateur boxer. He took up basketball, and also became tops in that. Now his friends are making him throw aside this modesty business and are telling the people of the 29th ward what a great alderman they have, and I'm for it. He's a champion, and a winner. If he says he'll help that Spotless Alley campaign it tells about here, folks will know he's been around."

The barber called out "Next!" and Dan Ahern, three times Olympic champion, swung into the chair.

The Chicago Garfieldian 1 December 1938
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The late Hon. Thos. Ahearn of Ottawa, left an estate of over a million dollars.
Lethbridge Herald 6 December 1938
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TOURISTS
Mike Yore, Dan Ahern, Dell White and Jack Hennessy, all retired fire chiefs left Chicago last week for an extended motor trip through the South, including several weeks to be spent in Florida fishing and golfing.
The Garfieldian 22 December 1938
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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many friends and to the doctors and Sisters of St. Alexius hospital for their acts of kindness and sympathy, during the illness and death of our beloved wife and sister.
         Arthur O'Hearn
         Mrs. John Homan
         John Dolan
The Bismarck Tribune 8 March 1939
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Visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Watson, North Mississippi, include Mrs. Margaret Shafer of Alliance, Nebraska, and Miss Rosell Ahern, John Ahern and Mrs. Faye Ahern, all of Falls City, Nebraska.
Ada Oklahoma Evening News 10 March 1939
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COMPENSATION CLAIM
Before his Honour, Judge Lamond, of the Workers' Compensation Commission, the further hearing of the case in which Thomas John Ahearn sought damages from the Railway Commissioner, was adjourned to Sydney for the medical evidence. Ahearn alleged that, while employed on the Bungendore-Captain's Flat railway, he was crushed between two lorries on [sic] September, injuring his shoulder and arm. Payments of compensation had been discontinued on October 24.
The Canberra Times 11 March 1939
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SHORT LOCAL ITEMS
Mrs. Wilma Ahern, secretary of the board of directors of the Public Health and Child Welfare association, has given notice of her resignation.
The Pueblo Indicator 1 April 1939
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SCOUT NOTES
Patrol Leaders Maurice Ahearn, of the St. Francis de Sales troop, and Noel Young, of the Port Nicholson troop, having completed all the required tests, have been awarded the first-class badge.
Wellington Evening Post 28 April 1939
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IN DIVORCE.
(Before Mr. Justice Roper.)
ROOT v ROOT.
Jack Ernest Root v. Laurel Eunice Root (formerly Ahern). Marriage, June, 1936, at Tare. Issue, conjugal rights. Restitution order. Mr. Paterson (instructed by Messrs. E. A. Cleary and Co.) for petitioner.
The Sydney Morning Herald 13 May 1939
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DETECTIVE WILL BRING PRISONER FROM MISSOURI
Held In Jefferson City, Accused of Store Robbery
Police Detective E. L. Shaw was to leave late today for Jefferson City, Mo., to return Richard Ahern, 25, to Ogden to answer a felony charge of burglary. It is possible another officer will accompany Shaw. The trip will be made by train. Ahern on Sept. 20, 1938, allegedly broke into a grocery store at 278 Twenty-second, and took more than $100 from a safe, Captain C. K. Keeter said. The store is owned by H. D. Moore. Keeter said Ahern eluded police when they went to take him off a bus here shortly after the burglary. The man, Captain Keeter said, espied Detectives George C. Theobald and Leo W. Pack nearing the bus, and jumped off and disappeared. He later was arrested in Pocatello and paroled to a friend. Captain Keeter said Ahern's fingerprints were sent to Washington, D. C. to the department of justice, which proved the means of identifying the man when he was arrested this week in Jefferson City for prowling freight trains. Ahern has waived extradition, Keeter said.
Ogden Standard-Examiner 26 May 1939
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Marriages
DUNNETT : AHERNE. On June 17, 1939, at All Saints' Church, Lindfield, Sussex, by the Rev. M. H., O'Beirne, Edward Lionel Dunnett, B.A. (Oxon), third son of Mr. Lionel Francis and Dr. Agnes Dunnett, of Cuckfield, to Marjorie, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aherne, and niece of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. S. Ritchie of Haywards Heath, Sussex.
The Times 20 June 1939
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GIRL SCOUTS TO GO ON RETREAT
Troop No. 152 Members Leave Saturday Afternoon
   Members of Girl Scout troop 152, which meets at 7743 Racine ave., will attend the sixth annual retreat for Catholic girl scouts of the Southwest district, to be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Barat college, Lake Forest. Members will leave Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the North Shore station at Adams st. and Wabash ave., accompanied by their leaders, Marie Cadek, 8106 May st., and Catherine Murphy, 1306 W. 77th st.
   Girls who will attend are Dolores and Patsy Ahern, 7835 Ada st.; . . . 
Southtown Economist 21 June 1939
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TWO MAIL TRAIN BANDITS STILL FREE;
ACCOMPLICE IS HELD, REFUSES TO TALK
Trio's Attempted Robbery of Chanute Field Payroll
from I. C. Train at DelRey Thwarted by Heroic Mail Clerks
   Two men—one of them wounded—who yesterday morning attempted a daring robbery of a $56,613 Chanute field payroll from an Illinois Central passenger train at Del Rey, 40 miles north of Champaign, were still at large last night. Meanwhile, John F. Waldon, Chicago, an accomplice, who was shot and captured when several heroic mail clerks chose to shoot it out rather than hand over the payroll, lay in county hospital and refused to divulge the identity of his companions. . . . 
Story of Holdup
   From conflicting stories of the attempted holdup given by trainmen, comes this account of the foray: Two bandits, both clad in overalls, boarded the train, a local bound from Chicago to Champaign, at 10:25 a.m. at Onarga, 45 miles north of Champaign. As the train pulled out of the Onarga station, the bandits entered the right front door of the small car and commanded two mail clerks to hand over the Chanute field payroll. Mail Clerk Guy O'Hern, Chicago, resisted, and was knocked to the floor by one of the bandits who was wielding a pistol but[t]. Earl Boothman, another mail clerk, drew his service revolver, dropped behind a small table, and exchanged shots with the bandits. He miraculously escaped being hit although both robbers emptied their guns at him.
O'Hern Crawls to Engine
   Meanwhile, O'Hern recovered sufficiently to crawl through the front door of the car and over the coal tender to tell Engineer J. J. Malloy to "give her the gun." The train ran through the Del Rey station, several miles down the line, the engineer intending to go on to Buckley, another town not far distant, for help. As the train steamed by the Del Rey station, however, one of the bandits or an excited member of the train crew pulled the emergency air brake cord and the train began to stop. The bandits leaped free of the car and Waldon, his right leg splintered by a bullet, toppled to the ground.
Henchmen Run to Route
   His henchmen ran to route 45, paralleling the tracks, and climbed into a dark sedan driven by the third accomplice. Witnesses said he staggered twice as though he had been shot, and slumped over the seat as he climbed into the car. Waldon was taken onto the train and brought back to Champaign, where he was taken into custody by Deputy Sheriffs John Rising and Otis Norris and taken to county hospital. Attending physicians L. M. T. Stilwell, Champaign, and Gayle Laymon, St. Joseph, said the man was suffering from a badly broken and shattered right leg. It was believed earlier that his skull had been fractured, but Dr. Stilwell said last night that it was not. At the hospital, more than $300 was found sewed into a false pocket in the injured man's overalls. P. J. read, an express messenger, who together with Baggage Clerk John A. Gearon entered the mail car battle before it was over, said he shot at the escaped robber before he climbed into the getaway car and the robber returned the fire. Sheriff Guy Redmond, Iriquois county, who arrived here last night, said he had learned two men answering the description of Waldron and the other injured man had spent the night in a boarding house in Onarga. He said that the two men had been seen during the morning at a tavern and also at a filling station. Accompanying Postal Inspector Thompson here were G. R. Palmer, Danville; C. R. Grant, Chicago; and A. W. Stacks, Chicago. Illinois Central Agent P. A. McDaniel took charge of the investigation for the railroad.
Daily Illini 1 August 1939
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Captured Mail Bandit Still Silent
Federal Officials Push Search for
Injured Robber's Aides in Attempted Holdup
 . . .  Mail Clerks Guy O'Hearn [sic] and Earl Boothman, who played a major part in routing the two bandits from the mail car, were back on duty yesterday. . . . 
Daily Illini 2 August 1939
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Await Statement from Waldon
Officials Confident Captured Bandit will 'Break'
 . . . The possibility appeared yesterday that Earl Boothman and Guy O'Hern, two mail clerks who successfully resisted attempts of the bandits to hold up the Illinois Central train Monday, would receive a $2,000 reward. The reward is paid by the government upon arrest and conviction of mail robbers.
Daily Illini 3 August 1939
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Two Women Identify Ahern as Snatcher
Charged with robbery of four Cambridge women, whose handbags he is alleged to have snatched, Vincent R. Ahern, 27, 24 Mt. Pleasant st., Somerville, went to trial in Middlesex Criminal Court yesterday afternoon before Judge Wilford D. Gray and a jury. Miss Olive E. DeMaris, 9 Ellery st., Cambridge, and Miss Esther Boyd, 38 Bradbury st., Cambridge, both identified Ahern as a man who snatched their handbags in the vestibules of their homes. According to Miss Boyd's testimony the defendant knocked her down and she suffered a broken hip when she attempted to resist.

Other women alleged to have been robbed by Ahern are Miss Mary Burgin and Miss Barbara E. Peck. It is alleged that the robberies were committed in March, April and May, and that sums stolen ranged from $1.70 to $30. Trial will be resumed this morning.

The Boston Globe 7 September 1939
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MARRIAGES
BLAKELOCK : AHERNE — On Sept. 23, 1939, at the Church of Our Lady and St. Anne, Caversham, Reading, LUKE BLAKELOCK, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., to ETHNÉ, daughter of PAYMASTER LIEUTENANT AHERNE, R.N., and Mrs. Aherne, of St. Mary's, 1, Highmoor Road, Caversham, Reading.
The Times 26 September 1939
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The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in their appointments and promoted to the rank of Flying Officer on the dates stated:—
31st Aug. 1939
John Cunningham Stanislaus Ahern (72597).
The London Gazette 26 September 1939
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Ahern-Laplante Wedding Took Place This Morning
Our Lady of Perpetual Help church was the setting of an attractive wedding ceremony when at nine o'clock this morning the marriage took place of Miss Evelyn Margaret LaPlante, of Ogdensburg, N.Y., daughter of Mrs. La-Plante of Ottawa and the late Mr. Basil F. :aPlante. to Mr. Michael John Ahern of Clayburg, N. Y., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ahern. Rev. Father John O'Neill officiated. Given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Patrick J. LaPlante, the bride was attended by Mrs. John Dunlop as matron-of-honor. Mr. Dunlop was best man.

A two-piece suit of grotto blue needlepoint boucle, trimmed with Jap mink at the round collar and with bow knots on the fur on the jacket, was worn by the bride. Her imported hat was a tricorne in Colonial brown, with a bustle trimming, and she wore a shoulder knot of pink Briarcliffe roses and lily-of-the-valley. Mrs. Dunlop was wearing a navy blue talored suit with kolinsky furs and an off-the-face model felt hat. Her shoulder knot was of Talisman roses. Following the ceremony an informal reception was held at the home of the bride's mother and later Mr., and Mrs. Ahern left on a motor trip. For travelling the bride wore a teal blue light woolen dress, a grey top coat in needlepoint boucle with a Peter Pan collar and novelty pockets trimmed with grey lamb. Her hat was of black felt. They will reside in Clayburg, N.Y.

Out-of-town guests included: Mrs. M. Crowley of Sable Forks, N.Y.; Miss N., Ahern of Saranac, N.Y.; Mrs. Peter Bennett of Canton, N.Y.; Mrs. Thomas McMahon, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sullivan, Miss A. McVean, Mrs. H. McCargar and Mrs. G. Sullivan of Ogdensburg and Mrs. P. Lyons of Maniwaki.

Ottawa Citizen 24 October 1939
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NOTICE to CREDITORS—Re MARGARET MARIA AHEARN
Deceased—Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1928, notlce is hereby given that all persons having any claim against the estate of Margaret Maria Ahearn, late of Kilmore in the state of Victoria, splnster, deceased, who died on the twentieth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and thlrty-nlne and probate of whose last will was granted to Michael Lawrence Ahearn, of Kilmore, in the State of Victoria, laborer, and Julia Sheehan of Springfield, in the said State, married woman, the executor and executrix appolnted by the said will are hereby required to SEND in PARTICULARS in writing of such CLAIMS to the said executor and executrlx, care of Messrs. McNab & McNab, solicitors, Sydney street, Kilmore, on or before the seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and forty and notice is hereby given that after that day the said executor and executrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Margaret Marla Ahearn deceased, which shall have come to their hands or possession, amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they, the said executor and executrix shall then have had notice, and the said executor and executrix will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose claim they shall not then have had notice.

Dated the twenty-fifth day of October, 1939.
MCNAB & MCNAB of Kilmore, solicitors for the said executor and executrix.

The Argus 26 October 1939
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INTERFAITH GROUP WILL MEET TONIGHT
Preservation of Democracy Will Be Discussed
The National Conference of Christians and Jews will hold an interfaith dinner symposium on “The American Community” tonight at the Hotel Astor. About 1,200 Protestants, Catholics and Jews are expected to attend the dinner, the keynote of which will be the national task of preserving and improving our democracy.

Wendell H. Willkie, president of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, will speak on “Business in a Democratic Community.” Other speakers will include . . . the Rev. Michael J. Ahern of Weston College . . . 

New York Times 2 November 1939
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ROOT v ROOT.
Jack Ernest Root v Laurel Eunice Root (formerly Ahern). Marriage June, 1936, at Taree. Issue, desertion by non-compliance with restitution order. Decree nisi. Mr. D. G. Paterson (instructed by Mr. Julian A. Callachor, of Parkes, through his Sydney agents, Messrs. E. A. Cleary and Co.) for the petitioner; Mr. A. M. Lamport (of Messrs. Martin and Lamport) for the respondent.
The Sydney Morning Herald 11 November 1939
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DAVISON—AHERN
   In the softness of early twilight, late Armistice afternoon, Miss Anastasia R. Ahern of 4 Cross Street, Woburn, pledged her marriage vows to Mr. Burton Wilson Davison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davison of 76 College Avenue, Somerville, Mass. The nuptials were performed in the flower scented chapel of the Immaculate Conception Rectory, Winchester, by the Rev. James F. Fitzsimons, pastor, at five o'clock, and afterward there was a reception for intimate friends and the immediate families at the Woburn Country Club.
   Mrs. John T. Lennon (Mae G. Ahern) of Woburn, the bride's only sister, was her matron of honor, and Mr. John T. Lennon was best man for Mr. Davison. Young Anne Marie Ahern of Woburn, a niece of the bride, was flower girl for the ceremony.
   Miss Ahern chose a smart directorie model in deep ivory angelskin satin for her wedding day. It was fashioned with a wasp waist, long sleeves, and the back gathering of the long skirt, gave bustle influence to her long train. Orange blossoms confined her tulle veil which extended only to her waistline and she carried a sheaf of white roses and fragrant gardenias.
   Mrs. Lennon, wearing Orient blue faille, was as usual stunning. Her gown designed with a wasp basque and full draped skirt was a Paris model. Her hat was a deep pink feathered toque and she carried a sheaf of rapture roses.
   Young Anne Marie Ahern, as flower girl, was gowned in a long Kate Greenaway high waisted frock of pompadour blue net, trimmed in viking blue and she carried a miniature old fashioned bouquet which was lace edged.
   Mr. and Mrs. Davison will honeymoon on the White Mountains and Canada, and upon their return will reside in the south.
   The bride, a graduate of St. Charles' High School and the Bryant and Stratton Business College in Boston, recently resigned her position as secretary for the Lennon Installation Co. Inc. A talented member of St. Charles' Notre Dame Alumnae, she appeared many times in their theatricals.
   Mr. Davison, who was educated in Somerville schools, is associated with the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Woburn Daily Times 13 November 1939
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Work Tables for Students Installed in North Station
If students using the Boston & Maine trains receive better scholastic marks in the future, the railroad can claim at least part of the credit. Installed in the waiting room at North Station are special tables for students who wish to get a start on their studies while waiting for trains. As an experiment, it is proving to be a huge success. The students' tables are the result of the Boston & Maine's plan to have patrons offer suggestions for improvement of service. The idea of the tables came from Dorothy Donnelly of 154 Westminster av., Arlington Heights, and Regina Ahern of 52 Wyman terrace, Arlington, who penned the following note: "Would it be too much to ask that you set up some tables anywhere in the station that we students who have to wait for trains could get a little homework done?" The tables were set up forthwith, and the comment of students goes something like this: "Swell—this will give me 15 minutes more to myself at home tonight," and "It will give me 20 minutes more to help out my mother tonight for I'll get just that much homework done here in the station before I start home."
The Boston Globe 25 November 1939
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John Ahern of Fallon Married to Utah Girl
FALLON, Nev., Dec. 3 (Special)—John Ahern, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern of Fallon, was married recently in Bountiful, Utah, to Miss Martha Lallis of that place. Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Willard Marke, sister and brother-in-law of the bridegroom of Virginia City. Mr. Ahern is a native of Fallon and is a graduate of the Churchill county high school with the class of 1934. He finished a four year course majoring in animal husbandry in June at the Utah agricultural college at Logan where he is now an assistant instructor. His bride is also attending college there. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Lallis of Bountiful.
Reno Evening Gazette 4 December 1939
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ALPHA GAMMA IN YULETIDE PARTY
Sorority Event Will Take Place Today
Alpha Gamma Omega sorority will hold its annual Christmas party at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the home of Lucille V. Kelly, 6565 Yale ave., the social chairman. In attendance will be Mary Tokary, president; Margaret Nelson, secretary; Myrtle Kramer, acting treasurer, Betty Blaine, treasurer; Annette Meerendonk, Ann Thrift, Victoria Leoni, Mildred Pierce, Loretta Cummings and Alice Ahern. As its principal welfare project for the year, the sorority will distribute food baskets and clothing to needy families this Christmas, according to Miss Kelly.
Southtown Economist 17 December 1939
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BITS ABOUT 'EM
Miss Dorothy O'Hearn, student at the University of Iowa, is spending her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'Hearn, 535 Tenth street northwest.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 18 December 1939
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