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Dennis C. Ahern
AHERN—Dennis C. Ahern, father of Eleanor and Mary, brother of Mrs. Richard Colford, West Chicago; Mrs. William Warner and Mrs. Margaret Hill, Oakland, Cal., Sunday Jan. 4, Hahnemann hospital. Funeral St. Mary's church, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. Burial West Chicago. [see also: Jennie (Tye) Ahern]
Chicago Tribune 7 January 1920
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Michael J. O'Hearn, Jr.
O'HEARN—January 10, 1920, at 2:40 a.m., Michael J. O'Hearn, son of Alice Doyle and the late Michael J. O'Hearn, 7 years and 4 months old. Funeral from the residence, 313 North Twenty First Street, Monday morning, January 12 at 8:30 a.m. and from St. Anthony's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 11 January 1920
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Thomas A. Ahearn
AHEARN—In Roxbury, Feb. 18, Thomas A., husband of Catherine Ahearn (nee Callahan). Funeral from his late home, 8 Stafford st., Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8:30 a.m. Requiem high mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 21 February 1920
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Owen J. Ahern
AHERN—Owen Ahern, husband of Anna, father of Arthur, Owen, Francis, Walter, Margaret, Anna. Funeral from late residence, 3714 Lake Park-av., Saturday at 9 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, South Chicago. Interment Mount Olivet.
Chicago Tribune 27 February 1920
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John Hearns
DEATH OF PROMINENT NAUGATUCK CITIZEN
FATHER OF POSTMASTER HEARNS DIES THIS MORNING
John Hearns, one of Naugatuck's oldest and best known residents, died this morning at his home on Goodyear Avenue after an illness of several months duration. He leaves four daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. Milton A. Cochran of Seymore and the Misses Julia, Mary and Margaret Hearns of this borough. The sons are Postmaster Hugh Hearns of Naugatuck and John M. Hearns of Bridgeport. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. David Wise of Bristol. The deceased had been a resident of Naugatuck since coming to this country in 1859 and was on the G. M. R. Shoe Company's pay roll for over 53 years. The funeral will be held on Monday morning from his late residence on Goodyear Avenue at 9 o'clock and services will be held at St. Francis Church at 9:30 o'clock. The interment will be in St James' Cemetery.
Waterbury American Friday Evening Edition 12 March 1920
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Michael A. Ahern
The funeral of the late Michael A. Ahern will be held from St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. Louis Smet, pastor, will sing a mass of requiem, and burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery.
The Washington Times 13 April 1920
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Dr. Edward Ahearn
AHEARN.—The friends of the late Dr. Edward Ahearn, late of the 4th Field Company of Engineers (A.I.F.), returned, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Church of England Cemetery, Fremantle. The funeral will leave Arthur E. Davies and Co.'s private mortuary. Market-street, Fremantle, TOMORROW (Monday), at 10.30 o'clock. ARTHUR E. DAVIES & CO., Undertakers, Fremantle and Claremont. Tel. 225 Fremantle.
Sunday Times 2 May 1920
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Thomas Ahern
DEATHS IN KANSAS CITY.
Thomas Ahern, 51 years old, of Ryan, Ok., died yesterday at Research hospital. Mr. Ahern had been an agent for the Rock Island Railroad at Ryan for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ahern, home address; two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Toyne, 4322 Madison street; Mrs. K. A. Burns, 3119 Grand avenue, and two brothers, William and John Ahern of Linwood, Kas.
Kansas City Times 8 May 1920
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Daniel James Ahern
AHERN.—On the 17th May, at "Kiaora," Dandenong, Daniel James Ahern, the dearly beloved husband of Catherine Ahern, aged 85 years. R.I.P.
The Argus 18 May 1920
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FUNERAL NOTICES.
   AHERN.—The Friends of the late Mr. DANIEL JAMES AHERN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place the Dandenong Cemetery.
   The funeral will leave his late residence, "Kiora," Cranbourne road, Dandenong, THIS DAY (Wednesday) at 2 p.m., and will then proceed to St Mary's R.C. Church where a short service will be held. The cortege will then leave the church for the cemetery at 3 p.m. J. W. GARNAR, Undertaker, Dandenong, Phone 40.
   AHERN.—H.A.C.B.S.—The Members of the above Order are invited to follow the remains of their late brother DANIEL JAMES AHERN, to their last resting place the Dandenong Cemetery.
   The Funeral will leave his late residence "Kiora" Cranbourne road, Dandenong, THIS DAY (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. and will then proceed to St. Mary's R.C. Church where a short service will be held. The cortege will then leave the church for the cemetery at 3 p.m.
                                             Brother R. O'BRIEN, Secretary.
The Argus 19 May 1920
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Margaret E. (Callahan) Ahern
AHERN—Margaret Ahern, nee Callahan, beloved wife of Cornelius Ahern, mother of Josephine, Michael J. and Marguerite Ahern. Funeral Monday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m.. from her late residence, 5059 Kenmore-av., to St. Thomas of Canterbury church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Autos to Calvary.
Chicago Tribune 25 July 1920
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Catherine Ahern
AHERN.—On the 29th July, at "Kiora" Cranbourne road, Dandenong, Catherine relict of the late Daniel James Ahern. R.I.P.
The Argus 30 July 1920
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Charles W. S. Ahearn
Charles W. S. Ahearn, 32 years old, of 131 Olmstead Place, Glendale, L. I., business agent of the Amalgamated Silver Workers Union No. 38, was found dead, seated at a desk in his office at 27 3d Av. yesterday. Mrs. Ahearn, worried because her husband did not return home last night, sent her nephew, Victor McVay, to his office in the morning to make inquiry. When the young man reached the office he found the door locked and summoned patrolman Mahoney of the Fifth Street station who broke down the door. A typewritten letter addressed to his wife was found lying on the desk in front of him but its contents were withheld by the police, who admitted, however, that the author of the letter had said he was dissatisfied with life. Dr. Garret, summoned from Bellevue by police, could not say what caused the man's death, but thought he had taken poison.
New York Times 1 August 1920
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Francis Ahern
AHERN — In this city, August 1, 1920, Francis Ahern, son of Michael Ahern and Annie Hogan Ahern. Funeral from Sisk Bros. Mortuary Parlor, 685 Grand Ave. Requiem High Mass at St Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. Automobile cortege.
New Haven Register 2 August 1920
[See also 14/12/1929, 25/02/1930]
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Francis D. Ahern
Francis D. Ahern, 19, a student at the American Institute of Banking, died Wednesday at the home of his parents, 41 Hendrix street, Brooklyn.
New York Times 14 August 1920
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Joseph O'Hearn
The funeral of Joseph O'Hearn, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Hearn of 363 Stillmar street, who died Monday night after a brief illness, was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.
Bridgeport Telegram 25 August 1920
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James W. Ahearn
James W. Ahearn, assistant traffic manager for Wessel. Duval & Co., in Manhattan, died at his home, 7910 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, on Monday, aged 33 years.
New York Times 26 August 1920
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John H. Ahern
AHERN—On Oct. 2 at his sister's residence, 226 Central Park West, John H. Ahern, formerly of Chicago., brother of Major George, Kate, Annie and Philip Ahern. Requiem mass at 10:30 A. M. on Monday, Oct. 4, Holy Trinity Church, 82d St., near Broadway.
New York Times 3 October 1920
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Ellen A. (Shanley) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Oct. 14, Ellen A. O'Hearn (nee Shanley), widow of James M. O'Hearn. Funeral from late residence, 51 Ridgewood st., Dorchester, Monday, Oct. 18. Solemn requiem mass at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Church. Member of St. Paula Court, M. C. O. F.
The Boston Globe 18 October 1920
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Mary Ahern
AHERN—At Fartford, Conn., suddenly, in her seventy-fifth year, Mary, widow of the late James Ahern and beloved mother of Margaret, Hannah, Catherine, Angela Saybolt, Alice and Agnes Ahearn. [sic] Solemn requiem mass on Wednesday Nov. 17, at St. Joseph's Cathedral, at 9:30. Interment at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery. Western and Southern papers please copy.
New York Times 16 November 1920
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John Francis Ahearn
John F. Ahearn Dies at His Home Here
Among the Last of the Political Leaders of the Old Tammany Regime
Five Times State Senator
Lost Long Fight to Retain Borough Presidency After Removal by Hughes
John F. Ahearn, one of the few remaining Tammany leaders of the old regime, died late yesterday afternoon of pleurisy at his home, 296 East Broadway. He had been ill since returning from the San Francisco convention last Spring. At the bedside were the members of his immediate family and Drs. John F. Erdman, George Vandergrift and S. P. Leveridge.

Born in this city April 18, 1853, Mr. Ahearn took an active interest in politics while still a boy working as a clerk in various business houses. The Fourth Assembly District sent him to Albany in 1882, and from that time politics was his sole occupation until he finally lost his long fight to retain the office of Borough President of Manhattan after Governor Hughes had ordered his removal. After retiring from the Assembly in 1888 he was appointed a police court clerk. In 1889 he first showed his strength as a political combatant, defeating Thomas F. Grady for the Senatorial nomination in the Tenth District. Tammany at once recognized his strength and drew him into its councils. Five terms he served in the Senate, and "Senator" was the title by which he ever afterward liked to be addressed. While in the Senate he espoused particularly the interests of school teachers, firemen and the police. He put through a bill pensioning the teachers who showed their gratitude by starting a $20,000 fund to build him a house, but he refused the gift. His "Mothers bill" to improve the system of committing dependent children was vetoed, but its provisions were later carried out in the children's branch of the Court of Special Sessions.

As a district leader Ahearn exemplified to a high degree the Tammany type in his intense and constant playing of the political game and his devotion to the intimate personal needs of the men and women of his district. John Purroy Mitchel, as Commissioner of Accounts, handed a damaging report on Ahearn's administration to Mayor McClennan in July, 1907. The City Club took up the evidence and its President, George McAneny, laid charges before Governor Hughes. The Governor, after a thorough investigation, ordered Mr. Ahearn's removal on Dec. 9 of that year. Governor Hughes relieved him from suspicions of personal dishonesty, but denounced his administration as flagrantly inefficient and wasteful. The Governor's order proved to be only the opening gun in a two-year legal battle, in which Mr. Ahearn's counsel was Martin W. Littleton. The Board of Aldermen re-elected him Borough President that December and Mayor McClellan was finally obliged for administrative reasons to recognize him as de facto Borough President. Meanwhile Mr. Littleton kept up a steady fire of varied court orders to keep his client in office and carried the case to the Court of Appeals. It was not until the final month of his elected term, in December, 1909, that Mr. Ahearn was at last compelled to acknowledge the force of the Hughes decision. [see also: Thomas Ahearn, Thomas J. Ahearn, James F. Ahearn]
New York Times 20 December 1920
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Frank Ahearn
Word has been received of the death at Buenos Aires on Dec. 21, of Frank Ahearn, formerly a Charlestown resident, and representative of the Rice & Hutchins Shoe Company at Buenos Aires. His wife, who was formerly Miss Catherine Sullivan of Charlestown, survives. Mr. Ahearn leaves also two children, three brothers and two sisters.
Boston Evening Transcript 29 December 1920
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Daniel A. Donovan
DONOVAN—In Weymouth, Jan. 31, Daniel A., beloved husband of Mary E. (nee Ahearn) Donovan of 315 Washington st. High mass of requiem at Sacred Heart Church, Thursday, Feb. 3, at 9:30. Relatives and friends invited. Automobile cortege.
The Boston Globe 2 February 1921
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Mary E. (Collins) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—At 3:30 a.m., February 20, 1921, Mary E. O'Hearn (nee Collins), beloved wife of Patrick O'Hearn deceased. Funeral will take place from the late residence, 823 South Thirty-fourth Tuesday morning at 8:30 and the Holy Cross Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 21 February 1921
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Capt. James Peter Ahern
Yesterday, the obsequies took place at Cobh of Messrs. James Glavin and James Ahern, U.D.C., two young men who were connected with the most respected families in the town. The manner of their tragic death and the sincere sympathy with the members of their family was apparent everywhere. A large crowd gathered in the precincts of the Cathedral as three o'clock drew near, which was the hour fixed for the funeral. There was a belief amongst those present, which was mainly composed of women, that military interference was imminent, and for that reason there was a degree of nervousness, but the funeral took place without the military putting in an appearance. The prayers in the church were recited by Rev. Fathers Fouhy and O'Keeffe, and they also officiated at the solemn ceremonies at the graveside. There were many beautiful wreaths placed on the grave. When the interment had taken place all knelt and prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead. A dramatic coincidence was that as the concourse at the graveside kneeled in prayer there floated on the wind the beautiful national air, "Let Erin Remember the Days of Old," the melody being played on the carillon of Cove Cathedral. The shops in that portion of the town through which the funeral passed were closed. In other parts of the town in the morning, military visited some of them, and later they were opened. Our Youghal correspondent wires :— A report has been received contradicting the story that a Killeagh man had been killed at Clonmult.
Cork Examiner 25 February 1921
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Michael Ahern
AHERN — Second anniversary — In loving memory of our dear father, Michael Ahern, M.C.C., Dromasmole, Blarney, who died on March 1st, 1919. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for him. R.I.P.
The Cork Examiner 1 March 1921
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Edwin L. Hammerstad
HAMMERSTAD—Edwin L. Hammerstad, husband of Kathryn Ahern Hammerstad, died March 1, aged 25 years. Funeral from 5822 Wayne-av. Particulars later. New York papers please copy.
Chicago Tribune 2 March 1921
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John Ahern
AHERN.—On the 14th at Goulburn N.S.W., John, the beloved friend of J. and A. Roe. R.I.P.
The Argus 23 April 1921
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JOHN J. AHERN OF CAMBRIDGE IS DEAD
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John J. Ahern, 59, Cambridge real estate dealer, died last evening at his home, 35 Blake st., Cambridge, after a long illness from heart trouble. Born in Boston Aug. 8, 1861, his entire life had been spent in his native city and Cambridge. In the latter city he developed an extensive real estate business, with offices at 126 Cambridge st.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary (Flanagan) Ahern, two sons, Dr. John J. Ahern, Jr., and Thomas E. Ahern, and three daughters, Miss Helen M. Ahern, who was associated with her father in his business; Miss Mary F. Ahern, supervisor of music in Cambridge, and Miss Katherine Ahern, who is to graduate from the State Normal School in Bridgewater this month.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning in St. John's Catholic Church, Massachusetts av. Cambridge.


AHERN—In Cambridge, June 4, John J., beloved husband of Mary J. Ahern. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late home, 35 Blake st., Tuesday, June 7, at 8:15 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem at St. John's Church at 9 o'clock. Auto cortege. Late member of the Cambridge Council, K. of C., and Cambridge Lodge of Elks 840. [see also: John J. Ahern, Julia Ahern]
The Boston Globe 5 June 1921
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JOHN J. AHERN DIED LAST SATURDAY NIGHT
He Had Been Ill for the Past Few Months—
Was Chairman of the Board of Park Commissioners
Was Prominent in Politics for Many Years
and Had Served as Councilman and Alderman
—Born in Boston in 1861
John J. Ahern died Saturday evening at his home, 35 Blake street, after an illness of several months. Mr. Ahern's residence in North Cambridge was of a comparatively recent date, he having lived the greater part of his life in East Cambridge, where he was known to almost every man, woman and child, although he was widely known throughout the whole city.

He was born in Boston August 8, 1861, and was educated in the public schools of his native city. Early in life he acquired a thorough knowledge of the cabinet business and stuck to this line for ten years, during a part of which time he superintended construction of cars for the Meigs elevated railroad. Mr. Ahern became a citizen of Cambridge in January, 1883. While here he made a business connection with the Collier publishing house of New York city. They opened a branch house in the provinces, where he succeeded in establishing a large and profitable business. About 1892 Mr. Ahern embarked in business for himself, taking up real estate and insurance lines in which he had since continued.

Mr. Ahern was up to a few years ago actively interested in politics, having served as councilman in 1895-96 and later as alderman. He was chairman of the board of park commissioners at the time of his death. He was a member of many societies including the Catholic union, St. John's Literary institute, Cambridge council, K.C., Cambridge lodge of Elks, the Quincy School association of Boston, the Chamber of Commerce, the A.O.H., Royal Arcanum and the North Cambridge Business Men's association.

Mr. Ahern leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary (Flanagan) Ahern; two sons, Dr. John J. Ahern, Jr., and Thomas E. Ahern, and three daughters, Miss Helen M. Ahern, who was associated with her father in his business; Miss Mary F. Ahern, assistant supervisor of music in the public schools of this city, and Miss Katherine Ahern, who is to graduate from the state normal school in Bridgewater this month.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in St. John's Catholic church. The mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Lawrence J. Glynn, with Rev. Fr. John R. McCool as deacon and Rev. Fr. Ambrose Dore as sub-deacon. Catholic clergy from all the churches in the vicinity were seated within the sanctuary. The palbearers included Mayor Quinn, Mayor's Clerk Edward A. Counihan, John H. Hurley, George F. McKelleget, Supt. of Parks John F. Donnelly, Supt. of Schools M. E. Fitzgerald and Ex-Mayor Walter C. Wardwell, who represented the common council of 1895 of which Mr. Ahern was a member. The honorary pallbearers were Exalted Ruler Frank T. Evans, representing Cambridge lodge of Elks; Grand Knight Anthony J. Sylvester, representing Cambridge council, K. of C.; Prof. Carroll W. Doten, representing the park commission; and Prof. W. F. Harris, representing the play and recreation commission. The ushers were Assessor John C. Haverty, Judge Edward A. Counihan, Edmund J. Brandon and Fred L. Donovan. During the mass Miss Mary McLaughlin, soloist, of Dorchester, sang several selections. The flags on the city hall and at all the parks in the city were flown at half mast for the day, in honor of Mr. Ahern.

Among the prominent citizens present were Hon. Charles J. McIntire; Ex-Alderman Edward B. James, Clement G. Morgan and Stoughton Bell; James T. Barrett, president of the city council; Mrs. Charles Almy; Dr. Herbert A. Chase; Ex-Mayors Timothy W. Good, Augustine J. Daly and William F. Brooks; Samuel Prussian; Chief of Police John J. McBride; Fire Chief James M. Casey; Assessors Fallon and Casey; Ex-Councillor Alexander H. Bill; Asst. Supt. of Schools James Dugan; Edward Collier and Albert E. Lynch, of the library trustees; James J. Scully, chairman of the water board; Stephen H. Harrington, Allen W. Jackson and John F. Sullivan, of the park commission, Capt. James E. Murray, T. Harrison Cummings, T. C. O'Hearn, Felix McBride, Thomas O'Neil, Dr. W. A. Noonan, Dr. P. J. Finnegan, Edward F. Sullivan, Capt. John Canney, Daniel J. Toomey, Charles F. J. McCue, Edward J. Dunphy, Dr. Francis J. Smith, Dr. John E. Dwyer, C. Fred Pierce, John P. Gateley, David E. Lonergan, Fred B. Wheeler and Albert E. Lynch. Large delegations were also present from the Cambridge lodge of Elks, and Cambridge council, K. of C., as well as from several other organizations in which Mr. Ahern maintained memberships. Interment was in Cambridge cemetery. [see also: John J. Ahern, Julia Ahern]

Cambridge Chronicle 11 June 1921
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John F. Ahern
   The funeral of John F. Ahern was held from his late home 27 Vining Court this morning with requiem Mass at St. Charles Church at nine o'clock.
   Deceased was 68 years old and is survived by four brothers David, Edward, Michael and Dennis; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret E. McCarthy and Mrs. Edmund Shea of this city.
Woburn Daily Times 2 August 1921
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Mass for John F. Ahern
WOBURN, Aug 2—Mass was sung in St. Charles Church this morning by Rev. John P. Gorham for John F. Ahern, who died last Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edmund Shea, 27 Vining ct. Mr, Ahern was born in Ireland 68 years ago. For several years he had been employed as a janitor in New York city. Mrs. Shea and Mrs. Margaret E. McCarthy are surviving sisters. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Montdale.
The Boston Globe 3 August 1921
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Jeremiah O'Hearn
Jeremiah O'Hearn, 56 years old, former policeman, died at 6:40 o'clock last evening at his home, 1706 West Oak Street. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Doyle, and Miss Annie O'Hearn; two sons, James and Dennis O'Hearn; three brothers, Patrick, John and Edward O'Hearn, and a sister, Miss Katie O'Hearn. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. [see also: Dennis O'Hearn, Michael O'Hearn ]
Courier Journal 9 September 1921
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Jeremiah O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Thursday, September 8, 1921, at 7:45 p.m., Jeremiah O'Hearn, in his fifty-sixth year, at the residence, 1706 West Oak Street. Funeral from the residence Saturday morning, September 10, at 8:30 and from St. William's Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Louis Cemetery.
Louisville Times 9 September 1921
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Catherine A. Ahern
Miss Catherine A. Ahern, for many years a resident of this town, died on last Saturday, following an illness extending over several months. The funeral took place on Monday morning from her late residence, 47 North Union street, a high mass of requiem being celebrated in St. Agnes church by Rev. Donald F. Simpson.
The Arlington Advocate 7 October 1921
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Maurice Christopher Ahern
AHERN—On October 5th (shot on way home), Maurice Christopher (I.R.A.), aged 24 years, youngest son of Maurice Ahern. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing parents, brothers and sister. R.I.P. Funeral on this day (Friday) from Blarney Catholic Church, at 2 o'clock, for Garrycloyne.
The Cork Examiner 7 October 1921
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
MR. and MRS. AHERN, Monard, return their sincere thanks to the numerous friends for the kind messages of condolence in their recent sad affliction, and beg all to kindly accept this acknowledgment, as it would be almost impossible to reply to each individually.
The Cork Examiner 15 October 1921
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Margaret (Ahearn) Strough
Mrs. Margaret Strough, 53 years old is dead at her home 89 Niagara St., Tonawanda, Erie Co., NY
— [Buffalo] Evening News 19 October 1921
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IN MEMORIAM
AHERNE—Third Anniversary—In sad and loving memory of my husband, Edmond Aherne, who departed this life on the 24th October, 1918. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing wife and family.
The Cork Examiner 24 October 1921
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Alice V. Ahern
AHERN.—In Newtonville, Oct. 23, Alice V., beloved daughter of William J., and Mary Ahern (nee Miller). Funeral from the residence of her parents, 183 Walnut st., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 8 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem at the Church of Our Lady at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Automobile cortege.
The Boston Globe 24 October 1921
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Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly passed away Thursday morning at five o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. J. Connole of South DeWitt after an illness of several months. Deceased was born in Erie, New York, February 11, 1837 and came to Iowa with his parents when he was a small lad. His home was near Grand Mound and on September 13, 1863, he married Miss Mary O'Hearn at Grand Mound. Three children were born to them, two sons John and Michael, who have both preceded him in death many years and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Connole, who has given all her thoughts and care to her father for many months. His wife died within the year. Mr. Kelly also leaves to mourn his loss, one sister, Miss Bridget Kelly of DeWitt, and one brother John of Omaha, Nebraska, two grandsons, Lionel and Ralph of DeWitt. Mr Kelly was in business in this city for perhaps fifty years. The funeral will be Saturday morning from the Catholic church at 9 o'clock.
DeWitt News 7 December 1921
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John J. Ahern
AHERN—In North Cambridge, Jan. 2, John J., beloved son of Margaret E. (nee Crowley) and Dr. John J. Ahern. Funeral from parents' home, 1 Warwick Park, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Auto cortege. [see also: John J. Ahern]
The Boston Globe 4 January 1922
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Mary (Dignam) Ahern
AHERN.—On the 26th January, at Yea, Mary, wife of the late James Ahern, Kerrisdale, loving mother of James [Aloysius] (Geelong), daughter of the late Thomas Dignam and Catherine Dignam (Yea), sister of John, William, Thomas (A.I.F., deceased), Mrs. Wentworth, Mrs. Gaisford, Mrs. Makar, and Teresa (W.A.). R.I.P. [see also: probate of will]
The Argus 30 January 1922
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IN MEMORIAM
John Ahern
AHERN.—In sad memory of my beloved husband, John Ahern, who passed away on February 18 1917, at his residence, 144 Forest-street, East Fremantle. Rest in peace. Inserted by his loving wife and family.
The West Australian 18 February 1922
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David H. Ahern
   David H. Ahern, aged 72, an old time resident of Woburn died suddenly in Boston last night. Mr. Ahern was returning from his work and was walking along Cambridge Street, when he became stricken with heart trouble. He collapsed and the police were immediately summoned. He was taken to the Haymarket Station in an ambulance, but was dead when he arrived at the hospital. The physician reported the death was due to heart failure. 
   Mr. Ahern was a resident of Woburn for many years. Despite his advanced years, he was still active and was returning from his place of employment when he was stricken. The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gus Westland and Mrs. Catherine Sullivan of Woburn and Mrs. John F. Gamester of Cambridge, and one son, John J. Ahearn [sic] of Woburn.
   The body will be taken to the late home of the deceased, 74 Main St. today. The funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet. [see also: Edward J. Ahern, John F. Ahern]
Woburn Daily Times 9 March 1922
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IN MEMORIAM.
John "Jack" Aherne
Reginald Percival Aherne
AHERNE.—In loving memory of my dear husband and father, who was fatally injured in tram accident, March 15, 1921.
How many wear a smile upon their face
Although their hearts may hold an empty place?
None know the heights nor depths or their regrets.
But God remembers when the world forgets.
Inserted by his loving wife and family.

AHERNE.—A tribute of love to the everlasting memory of our two dear brothers, Jack, who died March 15, 1921; and Private R. P. Aherne (Reg.), who was drowned at Weymouth, September 17, 1917.
"To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die."
Inserted by their loving sister, N. Triffitt, New Town.

The Mercury 15 March 1922
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Patrick O'Hearn, Sr.
Patrick O'Hearn Sr., 258 Main St., one of the oldest residents of New England, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at his home. He was 103 years old. Mr. O'Hearn retained his faculties up to a few hours before his death, sitting up in his chair yesterday for six hours. The end came very peacefully. Mr. O'Hearn was born in Killea, County Cork, Ireland in 1819, and came to the United States at the age of 24 years. He lived in Willimantic, CT., for a while, then moved to Athol, NY subsequently he lived in Lake George, NY and Glens Falls, NY. He was a veteran railroader. In 1873 he came to Gardner and established his home. His wife, who was Mary Driscoll, died in 1866.

Mr. O'Hearn lived a simple and methodical life, and was a devout Catholic. He was always strong and healthy and believed hard work was better than medicine. A favorite expression of his was "that life was better wearing out than rusting out" and he detested idleness. He took sole care of himself up until about six weeks ago. Ever ready to help his fellow man he never wanted to accept help from anybody; Even from his own children. He retired from work at age 85.

Mr. O'Hearn leaves three sons Patrick, Gardner, William H., Cedar Rapids, IA., and George E., Gardner, 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grand children. Mr. O'Hearn came of a long lived family, for besides his immediate family he leaves a sister, Mrs. Margaret Roone of Schroon Lake, NY, who is 97 years old. Another sister who was over 90 died last year. The funeral will be Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with prayer at the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, there will be a requiem Mass 9:00 o'clock Monday morning.

The Gardner News 6 April 1922
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PATRICK O'HEARN OF GARDNER DEAD, 103
Among His Survivors Is a Sister, Aged 97
GARDNER, April 6—Patrick O'Hearn, aged 103, one of the oldest residents of New England, died at 4:30 this morning at his home, 258 Main St., after a six weeks' illness. He, who was born in Ireland in 1819, always had as his motto, "Tis bettere to wear out than to rust out," and this he kept even to the last. When 24 years of age, he came to this country, and worked as a laborer on a railroad, and always worked hard, even until he was more than 85 years of age. For a time he lived in Willimantic, Conn., Athol, N. Y.; Lake George, and Glens Falls, N. Y. He married Miss Mary Driscoll, who died in 1866.

After reaching his 85th birthday he let up a little on the hard work, but never for a moment allowed himself to be idle. He lived simply, but was always doing something. He was a member of the Sacred Heart parish. Mr. O'Hearn retained his faculties until within a few hours before the end. He came from a long-lived family, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Roone of Schroonlake being still alive at 97, while another sister died last year in her 90's.

Besides his sister, Mr. O'Brien [sic] leaves three sons, George E., superintendent of the Heywood-Wakefield Company; Patrick Jr., also of Gardner, and William H. of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; 13 grandchildren, and 9 great-grand-children. The funeral will be held in his home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and prayers will be offered in the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. John's [sic] Cemetery. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

The Boston Globe 6 April 1922
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Malachy Ahern, Sr.
AHERN. June 12, MALACHY AHERN, Sr., husband of the late Honora Ahern. Relatives and friends, also St. Agatha Holy Name Society, are invited to attend funeral, Friday, 8:30 A. M., from son's residence, 815 N. South st. Solemn requiem mass St. Agatha's Church 10 A. M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Evening Public Ledger 14 June 1922
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Georgina Ahearn
AHEARN.—On the 31st May (suddenly); at her residence, 63 St. David's street, Fitzroy, Victoria. Georgina, loving wife of Francis Ahearn, and darling mother of Florence, Hamish, Emma, Francis, Leslie, Bertha, Kathleen. Alex, and Ena; aged 67 years.
The Brisbane Courier 19 June 1922
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Minnie O'Hearn
Miss Minnie O'Hearn, 51 years old, died at 3:20 o'clock yesterday morning at St. Anthony's Hospital. She is survived by two brothers, James O'Hearn of Louisville and Thomas O'Hearn of Los Angeles. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the residence, 1838 Frankfort Avenue, and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 20 June 1922
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Ann Rita Ahern
AHERN—Ann Rita Ahern, age 10 years, at Sierra Madre, Cal., beloved daughter of D. W. and Mildred Ahern, nee McHugh. Funeral Thursday at Sierra Madre.
Chicago Tribune 22 June 1922
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Lieutenant Daniel Ahearn
We regret to announce the death, which occurred at the Meath Hospital yesterday morning, of Lieutenant Daniel Ahearn, R.N., Chief Officer of Coastguards. Lieutenant Ahearn was on the staff of the Chief Naval Officer of Transport, Captain M. H. Clarke, and was a well-known figure in Dublin naval and shipping circles. A highly efficient and capable officer, he was at all times sympathetic and tactful in the discharge of his duties, and his genial disposition gained him many friends. The funeral to Glasnevin will take place from his residence, 56 Beechwood avenue, Ranelagh, at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Irish Times 4 July 1922
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PATRICK O'HEARN TAKEN BY DEATH
Passes Away at Summer Home at Bayside
Long Prominent in Boston—Ex-City Official

Stricken at Meeting June 1 at Dorchester
Patrick O'Hearn of Dorchester, wealthy contractor and builder, who was building commissioner of Boston in Mayor Curley's first administration, died last night at his Summer residence, Bayside, Nantasket. Mr. O'Hearn suffered a shock June 1 at a protest meeting on the Dorchester Town Field while, with other citizens, voicing a protest against the erection of baseball bleachers on the field on the boundary of which he and others own property. As a result of Mr. O'Hearn's illness, work on the field was stopped. He was taken to his Summer home two weeks ago on the advice of his physicians in the belief that the quiet, and salt air would help him regain his health. Before he was taken from the Dorchester home he was stricken with pneumonia. Recovering from this attack, he showed signs of improvement. After his departure, however, he failed rapidly and the past few days no hope of his recovery had been held. His wife and six children had been constantly at his bedside. Rev. Joseph P. Murphy of St. Ambrose's Church, Fields Corner, was present when the end came and administered the last rites of the church.

Long Prominent in Boston
The death of Mr. O'Hearn removes a familiar and prominent figure and a man who always was conscientious in evrything he did and painstaking and competent in his every undertaking. His death, although expected, is a great shock to thousands of friends not only in Boston, but at Hull, where he was generally liked, and in all sections of New England. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mary Fitzgibbons, daughter of Michael Fitzgibbons of Fields Corner, and six children, Margaret, John, Edward, Catherine, Mary and Thomas O'Hearn, all students at college.

Mr. O'Hearn was born in Canning, N. S. 57 years ago. He came to this country with his three brothers, John, James and Richard O'Hearn. The latter, the only one now living, is a builder at Hull. Mr. O'Hearn made his home in Hyde Park for a while, then moved to Dorchester Lower Mills, and had resided at 126 Melville av. Dorchester Center, the past 25 years.

He was one of the city's most expert builders and an authority on building, also on fire hazard and fire prevention. In September, 1914, he was chosen by Mayor Curley as building commissioner, who considered him especially fitted for the work by reason of his widespread experience and because of the unusual ability he showed while serving on the Fire Hazard Commission. Mr. O'Hearn was instrumental in the building up of Dorchester and many of the buildings and beautiful homes today stand as a monument to his skill. He was obliged to give up his own business while Building Commissioner but he gave the same undivided attention to the duties entailed that he gave to his own business. He was, however, a public-sirited citizen and felt that he owed something to the city he loved and did his utmost to make one of the best in the country.

Man of Many Interests
Mr. O'Hearn, in addition to his building operations, had a multitude of other interests. He was president of the Hibernia Savings Bank, a director if the old Old South Trust Company, of the Dorchester Trust Company before the merging with the International Trust Company and was vice president of the Massachusetts Cooperative Bank. He maintained offices at 218 Adams st. in the Fields Corner section, on the second floor of a large storage warehouse, erected by him, with stores on the first floor and offices and business establishments located within the building. At one time he was prominent in horse racing. He was vice-president of the Dorchester Gentlemen's Driving Club when that organization was in existence, and was the owner of Nut Boy, a trotter that figured in many interesting events on the Franklin Field Speedway.

The Boston Globe 22 July 1922
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FUNERAL TUESDAY OF PATRICK O'HEARN
The body of Patrick O'Hearn, who died at his Summer home at Bayside, arrived at the home, 126 Melville av. Dorchester, last evening. The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, when a high mass of requiem will be celebrated at 10 o'clock at St. Ambrose's Church.

At a meeting of the Dorchester Board of Trade held last evening, resolutions were passed on the death of Mr. O'Hearn and condolences extended to the family. The Board voted to request the business men of the Fields Corner section to close their places of business during the funeral hours as a tribute of respect to the deceased.

The Boston Globe 23 July 1922
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TRIBUTE PAID TO PATRICK O'HEARN
Vast Concourse Attend His Funeral in Dorchester
Business was practically suspended yesterday morning in the neighborhood of St. Ambrose's Church during funeral services there for Patrick O'Hearn of Dorchester. State, city, laity and clergy joined in paying tribute to his memory. Every resident of that section of Dorchester in which the O'Hearn family is so well known, felt something of a personal nature in their grief. Long before 10 o'clock, the hour of the service, the church was packed to overflowing and the space between the O'Hearn home, 126 Melville av., and the church was filled with people waiting for the funeral cortege to pass.

Solemn high mass of requiem was sung, with Rev. J. H. Hartigan, rector of the church, as celebrant, Rev. Joseph P. Murphy as deacon, Rev. John J. Lynch as subdeacon and Rev. Dennis J. Maguire as master of ceremonies. The musical portion of the service was under the direction if Miss Mary G. McMorrow. Burial was in Old Calvary Cemetery and committal prayers at the grave were read by Rev. Fr. Harrigan. Many prominent churchmen were seated within the sanctuary during the services. The State was represented at the funeral by State Treas. James Jackson and the city by Mayor Curley.

The honorary bearers were James Jackson, State Treasurerl James A. Solomont and John R. Patterson of the Hub Trust Company; William M. Brummett and Frank L. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Cooperative Bank; Dr. Francis X. Mahoney and John F. Cronin, representing the Hibernia Bank; John S. Donahue and Patrick J. Donahue, representing the Knights of Columbus; Judge Frederick J. McLeod of the Superior Court and John F. Marshall of the Canadian Club; Richard E. Johnson and Peter B. Gordet, Inter-Colonial Club; Lawrence Broderick and Thomas Farrell, representing St. Ambrose's Church; Edward J. O'Neill and John Lawlor, representing the Catholic Union of Boston; Patrick F. Burke and James H. Nicholson, representing St. Gregory Court, M. C. O. F.; Exalted Ruler Michael F. Culliney and A. J. Purcell, representing Boston Lodge of Elks; William T. A. Fitzgerald, Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange; Supt. Michael H. Crowley and Daniel Doherty of the Police Department.

The active pallbearers were Mayor James M. Curley, Joseph F. O'Connell, Maj. William J. Casey, Acting Fire Commissioner; Capt. Charles T. Reardon, Ernest L. Adams, Thomas O'Donnell, Ainsley M. Johnson and Michael A. Sullivan. The ushers were John J. Dailey, secretary of the Dorchester Board of Trade; John J. Scarry, John F. McAvoy, Edward J. Owens, Emil A. Ritzel, Jeremiah O'Connor, Philip Maney, Representative William I. Hennessey, Edward Donohue, John F. Fitzgerald Jr. and George Rick.

The Boston Globe 26 July 1922
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Ellen Ahern
AHERN—On August 1st, at her residence, 52 Barrack Street, Ellen, relict of the late William Ahern. Deeply regretted by her son and daughters. R.I.P. Funeral on to-morrow (Thursday), at 3 o'clock, from St. Finbarr's (South) Church, for St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The Cork Examiner 2 August 1922
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Margaret Aherne
AHERNE—On August 12th, at her residence, 17 Devonshire Street (North), Margaret Aherne, eldest daughter of the late R. F. Aherne, painter. Deeply regretted by her fond sister, brother, and a large circle of friends. Funeral on this day (Monday), at 11 a.m., from North Cathedral for St. Finbarr's Cemetery.
The Cork Examiner 14 August 1922
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Pearl Eva (O'Hearn) Herlithy
Mrs. Eva Herlithy, aged 30 years, wife of James Herlithy, of Shelby, died yesterday at 11:30 o'clock, at the Shelby Memorial hospital, following a brief illness from child birth. She was the daughter of the late James O'Hearn, of Washington township, and for several years previous to her marriage resided in this city. She is survived by her husband, a three-year old daughter and an infant son; also, her mother, Mrs. J. O'Hearn, south of the city, two sisters and two brothers. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic church, from where funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning.
— unidentified newspaper 18 August 1922
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George W. O'Hearn
George W. O'Hearn, 35 years old, a plumber, died at 7:50 o'clock last night at the Jewish Hospital, where he had been taken twenty-four hours before when his gasoline torch exploded at the home of Antonio Repetto, a relative, at 213 South Bayly Avenue. William Ruppel, brother-in-law of O'Hearn, injured at the same time, is at his home, 538 North Twentieth Street, suffering with severe gasoline burns, but will recover. O'Hearn and Ruppel were assisting in installing a gas stove at the Repetto home. Just what caused the gasoline torch to explode, firemen were unable to determine. Both O'Hearn and Ruppel were leaning over it at the time. The clothes of both were set afire, and O'Hearn was covered with burning gasoline. He tried to extinguish the flames by rolling on the ground. He was still afire when firemen reached the house in answer to a fire alarm. Besides his widow, Mrs. Virginia Ruppel O'Hearn, O'Hearn leaves four sisters, Mrs. Charles Ede, Mrs. Paul Bere, Mrs. Carl Bauer of Oakland, Calif. And Miss Catherine O'Hearn; a brother Bernard O'Hearn, and his father James W. O'Hearn. [see also: Emma (Repetto) O'Hearn]
Courier Journal 23 August 1922
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George W. O'Hearn
Tuesday, August 22, 1922, at 8:15 p.m., George O'Hearn, beloved husband of Virginia Ruppel O'Hearn, age 35 years. Funeral from the residence, 2033 Lytle Street, Friday morning, August 25, at 8:30 a.m. and at St. Cecilia Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Courier Journal 24 August 1922
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IN MEMORIAM
David Ahern
AHERN—Third Anniversary.—In loving memory of our beloved brother, David Ahern, of 6 Bishop street, Cobh, who died August 30th, 1919. On his soul Sweet Jesus have mercy! Our Lady of Sorrows pray for him!
Just when his life seemed brighter,
   Just when his life seemed best,
He was taken from this world of sorrow
   To a home of eternal rest.
When we think of all the changes
   The passing years have brought,
We are glad that the world that holds him now
   Is the world that changes not.
(Inserted by his loving sisters and brothers).
The Cork Examiner 30 August 1922
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John Ahern
AHERN—On Sept. 4th, at his residence, 16 Harbour View, Cobh, John Ahern (late Water Clerk). Deeply regretted. R.I.P. Funeral from St. Colman's Cathedral on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 3 p.m., for Old Churchyard.
The Cork Examiner 5 September 1922
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Joseph Ahern
Ahern—The Friends and Relatives of Mrs. J. Ahern and Family, and Mr. T. Wrafter and Family are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of her deceased Husband and their Father, Son-in-law, and Brother- in-law (Mr. Joseph Ahern), to move from the Funeral Parlour, Foley, Cremin, Ltd, Stanley-Street, South Brisbane, This (Thursday) afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock, to the Nudgee Cemetery, Foley, Cremin, LTD, Undertakers 'Phone 1986. [Submitter's note: Joseph was the son of Patrick Ahern and Anne Kennedy of Ross, County Meath, Ireland.]
The Brisbane Courier 7 September 1922
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Patrick Ahern, Sr.
AHERN—On the 9th inst., at his residence, Harbour View, Kilbrittain, Patrick Ahern, senr. R.I.P.
The Cork Examiner 16 September 1922
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Anne (Rainey) O'Hearn
O'Hearn — Anne (nee Rainey), beloved wife of the late Daniel and mother of Ida M. Wagner, Sunday, September 24, at 1600 E. 32d. Funeral Wednesday, September 27, from St. Colmbkill's at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 24 September 1922
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James Ahern
AHERN—On September 23rd, 1922, at his residence, Acres, Fermoy (late of Patrick Street, Fermoy), James Ahern. Deeply regretted. R.I.P. Funeral from St. Patrick's Church (Fermoy) for Mocollop at 12 o'clock (new time) Monday, 25th inst., after Requiem Mass.
The Cork Examiner 25 September 1922
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IN MEMORIAM
AHERN—In sad and loving memory of our dear son, Maurice Christopher Ahern, shot on October 5th, 1921. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on him. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for him.
Sleep in peace, O dearest Maurice;
   Thou art happy, though art blest;
Earthly care and sorrow ended,
   Naught can break thy holy rest.
Never did a heart more faithful
   Throb within a human breast
Than the one now stilled for ever,
   Passed into eternal rest.
(Inserted by his parents brothers and sister.)
The Cork Examiner 5 October 1922
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Albert Ahern
Albert Ahern, the nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ahern died Monday afternoon from an attack of lobar pneumonia. He was not well and Monday about noon Mrs. Ahern, who was watching him, feared pneumonia was setting in, and without waiting to call Mr. Ahern who was at work in the field, she drove to town holding her little son in her lap. The baby passed away about two o'clock. Funeral services were held at Haight's parlors Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. S. Randall and burial took place at the Ritzville cemetery. Besides the parents the child is survived by three brothers and one sister.
The Journal-Times 12 October 1922
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Mary Ahern
SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT
Miss Mary Ahern, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Ahearn, died yesterday at her home, 269 Silver st. Her funeral will take place tomorrow morning, and there will be a requiem high mass in St. Augustine's Church at 9 o'clock.
The Boston Globe 30 October 1922
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Mary A. Ahern
AHERN—On the 31st October, 1922, at her residence, 29, Garden road, Northland, Mary A. Ahern, in her 72nd year. Private interment. R.I.P.
The Wellington Evening Post 31 October 1922
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W. M. AHERN EXPIRES AT HOME EARLY TODAY
William Mathew Ahern, native of Milford, died of lung cancer at his home at 14 Franklin street, aged 20 years. He had been ill the past several months. Deceased was born in Milford, Jan. 4, 1902, son of Mr. And Mrs. William Ahern, and always lived here. He graduated from Milford High school in the class of '19 and later began work at the Milford Iron Foundry. He was a member of Milford Aerie Eagles. He was well known and very well liked. In addition to parents he leaves two brothers, Timothy and Martin Ahern and two sisters, Margaret and Anna Ahern.
Milford Daily News 24 November 1922
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John Ahern
AHERN.—December 5, 1922, at District Hospital, Liverpool, John Ahern, of Crossroads, Liverpool, dearly loved husband of Margaret Ahern, aged 75 years.
Sydney Morning Herald 6 December 1922
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Margaret (Leahy) Ahearn
DERBY, Dec. 13.—Mrs. Margaret Ahearn, wife of John Ahearn, died last evening at her home on Derby avenue this city, after a protracted illness with a complication of diseases. She is 35 years old. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son John Ahearn of this city, two sisters and two brothers being Sister Mary Concepta, an instructor in Sacred Heart School in Ansonia; Sister Mary Colombiere, Meriden; William and Timothy Leahy, theatrical men in New York City. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late home and from St. Mary's church at nine o'clock. Interment will be in Mt. St. Peter's cemetery.
Bridgeport Telegram 14 December 1922
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Emma (Casey) Ahern
AHERN.—Dec. 20, 1922, Emma Ahern (nee Casey), beloved wife of James Ahern and daughter of Mary and the late Michael F. Casey. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 A. M., from late residence, 515 West 168th. Solemn requiem mass at 10 A. M., Church St. Rose of Lima, West 165th St. Interment St. Raymond Cemetery. Automobile cortege.
New York Times 22 December 1922
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Ellen (Connors) Ahern
In Stratford, Ct. Dec.24,1922 Ellen Ahern beloved wife of the late Martin Ahern. Funeral from residence of her daughter Mrs. Timothy W. Ryan South Main Street Stratford on Dec. 27 at 8:00 a.m. Solemn requiem high mass at St. James church at 9:00 a.m.. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment at St.Michaels Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Bridget Ahern Ryan, Sarah Mary Ahern Ryan, Mary J. Ahern (Molly) Cunningham, Margaret Mary Ahern McQuillan, sons Patrick Ahern, Timothy Ahern, and Cornelius Ahern. Ellen immigrated from Doon, Ireland in 1898.

Mother of Triplets Honored By Queen, Dies in Stratford
Mrs. Ellen Ahearn [sic], 80 Years of Age, Leaves Family of Nine Children
—Triplets Attracted Queen Elizabeth's [sic] Attention.
STRATFORD, Dec. 25.—(Special) Mrs. Ellen Ahern, 80 years of age, a resident of Stratford for about 25 years, died yesterday, leaving a family of nine children, 32 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Ahern was the mother of triplets who at the age of nine weeks were summoned before Queen Victoria of England on the occasion of the queen's visit to Dublin Castle, Ireland. The queen presented Mrs. Ahern and her husband Martin Ahern, with gifts of five pounds sterling each for the three youngsters, and was greatly interested in the progress of the babies.

The triplets, who excited Queen Victoria's interest are now grown up and have families of their own. They are Timothy Ahern of Bridgeport, Mrs. James McQuillen of Stratford, and Mrs. James Cunningham of New York. Other daughters and sons of Mrs. Ahern are Mrs. Timothy Ryan of Stratford, Mrs. Anthony Ryan of Ansonia, Mrs. Ellen Russell of Brooklyn, James, Cornelius, and Patrick Ahern. The funeral of Mrs. Ahern will be held from the Timothy Ryan homestead on South Main street Wednesday morning, with requiem high mass at St. James' R. C. church and burial in St. Michael's cemetery.

Bridgeport Telegram 26 December 1922
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Cornelius O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Cornelius O'Hearn, a foreman in the street department and a life-long resident of Lowell, died yesterday at his home, 70 Fourth avenue after a short illness. He was born in this city, the son of Michael and Margaret (Sullivan) O'Hearn and always resided in St. Patrick's parish until recent years. In his younger days he excelled as an athlete, playing professional baseball for a number of years, and when boat pulling was popular as a form of athletics he was one of the leading scullers in this city. He is survived by his wife, Ellen T. (Lynch) O'Hearn; one daughters [sic], Mrs. James Holland; one sister, Mrs. John Bagley; a brother, Frank O'Hearn of Chelsea and three grandchildren.
The Lowell Sun 20 January 1923
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Cornelius O'Hearn
O'HEARN—The funeral of Cornelius O'Hearn, a foreman in the street department and a life-long friend of Mayor John J. Donovan, with whom he played professional baseball in the late eighties, took place this morning at 8.30 o'clock from his home, 70 Fourth avenue, and was largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends. The cortege proceeded to St. Columba's church, where at 9 o'clock, a funeral high mass was sung by Rev. James M. Somers. The choir, under the direction of Miss Katherine Wholey, rendered the Gregorian mass, the solos being sustained by Miss Mary McPartland and Mr. John Flynn. Miss Wholey presided at the organ. There was an unusually large profusion of beautiful floral tributes and innumerable spiritual bouquets. The bearers were Mayor John J. Donovan, John Harrigan, Thomas Edward Smith, Patrick Harrigan, Patrick Brown and James McVey. The committal prayers were read in St. Bridget's chapel and the body was placed in the receiving tomb in St. Patrick's cemetery, under the direction of James F. O'Donnell and sons.
The Lowell Sun 22 January 1923
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Bridget Ahern
BUNYIP.—Mrs. Bridget Ahern, one of the early Bunyip settlers, died, aged 80 years.
The Argus 24 January 1923
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John O'Hearn
O'HEARN—John O'Hearn, for many years a machinist in the Lowell water department, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, James T. O'Hearn, 47 Winthrop avenue. He leaves two sons, Jas. T. and John D. O'Hearn.
The Lowell Sun 2 February 1923
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John O'Hearn
O'HEARN—The funeral of John O'Hearn, a well known resident took place this morning at 8.30 o'clock from the home of his son, James T. O'Hearn, 47 Winthrop ave. The cortege proceeded to St. Margaret's church, where, at 9 o'clock, a funeral high mass was sung by Rev. William P. Drennan. The choir, under the direction of Miss Katherine V. Hennessy, rendered the Gregorian mass, the solos being sustained by Miss Hennessy and Mr. Cornelius Calnan. Mr. Louis Guilbéault presiding at the organ. There were many beautiful floral tributes and spiritual bouquets. The bearers were Daniel J. Crowley, Walter L. Coughlin, John T. O'Hearn and James D. O'Hearn. The committal prayers were read at St. Bridget's chapel by Rev. Fr. Drennen, and the body was placed in the receiving tomb in St. Patrick's cemetery, under the direction of Undertakers James F. O'Donnell & Sons.
The Lowell Sun 3 February 1923
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Bridget (Maloney) O'Hern
Mrs. Bridget O'Hern, 92, one of Fargo's oldest residents and a familiar figure to thousands of people in Fargo and Moorhead, died Tuesday at 1 p.m. at her home, 102 Front st., from illness due to old age. Mrs. O'Hern was the widow of John O'Hern, late proprietor of the O'Hern grocery, 102 Front st, who died 10 years ago. She was a member of several Catholic religious societies, and took an active interest in charitable and religious activities, according to her friends.

She was born in County Clare, Ireland and came to America when 14 years old. Her home was in Belle Plaine, Minn., for a number of years and it was there that she was married. Mr. and Mrs. O'Hern then moved to Moorhead in 1878 and lived there until 1903, when they opened the store on Front st and established their residence in Fargo. When her husband died in 1912 Mrs. O'Hern took charge of the store, and with the aid of Miss Joanna O'Hern, her husband's sister, maintained it until her death. She is survived by one brother, Pat Maloney of Kansas City, Mo., and her sister-in-law, Miss Joanna O'Hern.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Mary's cathedral at 9 a.m., Rev. James Corkery officiating. Interment will be made in St. Joseph's cemetery of Moorhead in the family lot. The pall bearers will be James Kennedy, Peter Elliott, sr., Thomas Curran, William Curran, Robert Cosgrove and A. J. Williams.

Republican & Fury, 11 July 1923
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Mrs. Margaret Ahern
The death occurred on Monday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Bart. Cook, Toronto of Mrs. Margaret Ahern, who for many years was a resident of Acton,. About six years ago she moved to Toronto from here, and has since lived with her niece. She was about eighty years of age and had been ailing for over a year. The remains were brought to Acton for interment on Wednesday.
Acton Free Press 2 August 1923
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Jennie (MacDonald) Ahearn
AHEARN—In Allston, Sept. 8, Jennie, beloved wife of Thomas J. Ahearn (nee MacDonald). Funeral from her late residence, 9 Hano st., Monday, Sept. 10, at 8:15 a.m. High mass of requiem at St. Anthony's Church, Holton st., at 9 o'clock. Relativesd and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 8 September 1923
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Frederick J. Powers
POWERS—In Neponset, Sept. 6, Frederick J., beloved son of Harry E. and Catherine E. Powers (nee Ahern). Funeral from late residence, 15 Coffey st., Sunday Sept. 9, at 12:15 p.m. Services at St. Ann's Church at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Requiem high mass for the repose of his soul, Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 a.m.
The Boston Globe 8 September 1923
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William J. O'Hern
O'HERN—Thursday, October 18 at 8:30 p.m., William J. O'Hern, aged 69 years, beloved husband of Lena O'Hern (nee Dietz). Funeral from the residence, southeast corner Twenty-seventh and St. Xavier Streets, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and from St. Cecilia's Church at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Louisville Times 19 October 1923
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Michael Ahearn
AHEARN—In Revere, Oct. 19, Michael, beloved son of the late Michael and Mary Ahearn. Funeral from his late residence, 81 Central av., Revere, Monday, Oct. 22, at 8 o'clock. Solemn high mass of requiem at the Immaculate Conception Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
The Boston Globe 21 October 1923
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Owen Ahern
AHERN—Owen Ahern, beloved husband of late Mary Ahern, nee Wheeler, and father of Mrs. Ernest Janso, Mrs. James P. Hosty, Mrs. Brice Buckingham, and Helen G. Ahern. Funeral Thursday, 9 a.m., from, 618 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park to St. Lucy's church. Autos to Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Chicago Tribune 31 October 1923
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Mary Ahern
Ahern — Mary, beloved wife of the late Daniel W., mother of Sister M. Celestine of the Ursuline convent, and Agnes, sister of Mrs. Michael J. Moriarty and Sister Agnes Mary of New York city, at her residence, 387 Eddy road, Sunday, November 4, at 1:20 a. m. Funeral Wednesday, November 7, from St. Aloysius' church at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 4 November 1923
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John J. O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Friday, November 9, at 12:40 a.m., John J. O'Hearn, age 53 years, beloved husband of Alvina Zentzius O'Hearn. Funeral Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from residence, 1028 S. 12th, and from St. William's Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 20 November 1923
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Patrick Ahern
Ahern — Patrick, beloved husband of Mary Ahern (nee Nugent), at his residence, 3845 East 93rd street. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 22, from John P. McGreal's parlor, 8315 Broadway. Services at Holy Name church at 8:30 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 21 January 1924
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Sally Ahern
AHERN — On Thursday, February 21, 1924, at 10:05 o'clock a.m., MISS SALLY AHERN, sister of W. C. Ahern, aged 85 years, a native of Ireland, and a resident of this city seventy-four years. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the parlors of Albert E. Breide & Son, Inc., 1168 Camp street, to Our Lady of Good Counsel church at 1 o'clock this (Friday) afternoon. Interment in Metairie cemetery.
The Times Picayune 22 February 1924
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Stephen M. Ahern
AHERN—At his residence, 138 Park Place, Brooklyn, Stephen M., beloved husband of Katherine Wynne Ahern, son of the late Michael J. and Mary Clifford Ahern. Requiem mass at St. Augustine's R. C. Church, 6th Av. and Sterling Place, Brooklyn, Monday morning, 9:30. Interment Holy Cross. Auto Cortege.
New York Times 10 March 1924
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Catherine O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Tuesday, April 1, 1924, at 5:15 p.m., Catherine O'Hearn, daughter of the late Jerry and Ellen O'Hearn, in her sixty-first year. Funeral from the residence 1207 West Oak Street, Friday morning at 8:45 o'clock and at St. William's Church at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 2 April 1924
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Obituary.
MRS. JOHN PAYNE
The sympathy of a very large circle of relatives and friends was extended to Mr. John Payne, M.L.A., on Friday last on the sudden bereavement he had sustained through the death of his wife that night. Mr. and Mrs. Payne were on their way to attend the Hospital Badge Day Ball, and when nearing the Railway Hotel, Mrs. Payne complained of feeling very ill. Mr. Payne obtained a chair from the Railway Hotel and then got Mr. John Martin to drive Mrs. Payne to the residence of her mother, Mrs. J. Ahern, in Cassowary-street, where she was staying. Dr. Michod was communicated with and although he arrived on the scene immediately after, Mrs. Payne passed peacefully away almost as soon as the doctor arrived.

The respect in which the deceased lady was held in Longreach was demonstrated at the funeral on Monday last when representatives of all sections of the community attended at the graveside to pay their last respects. Members of the H.A.C.B. Society in full regalia acted as pallbearers, Mr. John Payne being a foundation member of the Longreach branch. Other members of the Society attended in full regalia, and marched to the cemetery. The Rev. Father Jones officiated. Those present at the graveside included Councillors R. L. H. Peterson and W. Gavin, (representing the Shire Council), Messrs. R. H. Edkins (Bimbah), Jack Ahern (Thornton), and Con. Ahern (brothers), R. Coleman (late Overseer of the Longreach Shire Council and now of Ridgelands, Rockhampton), H. M. Gallwey (Shire Clerk), Inspectors and all other employees of the Shire Council, Mr. and Mrs. Ireland (nephew and niece), Messrs. Pat and Tom Ahern (nephews), Mr. H. J. Solley and Superintendent Solway (Longreach Ambulance), Mr. Payne representing the Ambulance on the Brisbane executive), Messrs. T. Pyne (senior and junior, Winton and Longreach), and G. Andrews (Barcaldine), Mrs. T. Pennington, Mr. J. McNally, Mr. and Mrs. McConachy (Winton), Mr. B. Foreman, Mr. C. McConachy, Messrs. C. Manning, C. Nemo, J. Tidswell, H. Lane, and J. Martin, Mrs. Con. Ahern, Mrs. Smith, Sub-Inspector and Mrs. Duffy, D. McCarthy, J. Botten, R. Bow, and W. Petersen, Mesdames Wyland and J. Thurecht, Messrs. H. White (Whitehill), M. W. O'Donnell (Rio), J. M. Howatson (Longway), Jas. Cochrane (Dundonald), Neil Cochrane (Lochern), T. Behan (Garfield, Jericho), J. A. B. Gavin, D. Gavin, H. Roesborg, and S. Lester, Messrs, C. Freeman, J. M. Durkin, R. Richardson and Eric Glasson A. W. U.).

Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by :—Mrs. Julia Lowe (Knapdale), A. W. Union, Mr. and Mrs. E. Foreman, Mrs. Owen Devry (Barcaldine), Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dorney (Rockhampton), Mr. and Mrs. G. Thurecht, Mrs. C. Thurecht and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gleeson, Mrs. T. Pyne and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fanning (Nundah), Longreach Shire Council, Sub-Inspector Duffy, Mrs. J. Springer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. F. Rogers (Belmore), H.A.C.B. Society, Mrs. A. McGovern, Mr. J. C. Ahern, Mr. W. Ahern and family, and Mr. H. J. Solley and staff of Solley's Ltd.

The late Mrs. Payne (nee Lizzie Ahern) was 50 years of age, and was born in Corfield, but resided in Longreach from her youth till after her marriage and in 1906, when Mr. Payne was elected member for the Mitchell in the Queensland Assembly, they went to reside in Brisbane. Her mother (Mrs. John Ahern) still resides in Longreach, but her father died about six years ago.

She is survived by her husband and nine grown-up children, of whom, two are married, Mrs. Murphy (Toowoomba), and Mrs. J. McConachy (Tattersall's Hotel, Winton). Among the numerous messages of condolence received by Mr. Payne was one from the Acting Premier (Mr. W. N. Gillies) on behalf of the Government and party. Mr. Gillies offered to make special arrangements for the body to be conveyed to Brisbane, should Mr. Payne, so desire.

The Longreach Leader 23 May 1924
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Charles O'Heron
O'HERON—In Roxbury, June 29th, Charles O'Heron. Funeral services at the Waterman Chapel, 2328 Washington st., on Wednesday, July 2d, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 2 July 1924
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John Joseph Ahern
AHERN—In Roxbury, July 21, John Joseph Ahern, beloved husband of Helen E. Ahearn (nee Flanagan). Funeral from his late residence, 1421 Columbus av., Wednesday, July 23 at 8:15 a.m. Solemn requiem high mass at All Saints Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends most kindly invited. Late member of Boston Carmen's Union No. 589.
The Boston Globe 21 July 1924
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William J. Ahern, Jr.
AKRON, O., July 21—William J. Ahern, Jr., who retired from the Summit county common pleas bench January 23, 1923, dropped dead last evening when he was about to get into his automobile at his home here. Complications following a severe attack of pneumonia last March are said to have caused his death.
Sandusky Register 22 July 1924
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Joseph Francis Ahearn
Joseph Francis Ahearn of 1,752 Undercliff Avenue, Bronx, formerly editor of The Bronx Home News, died Sunday in the Metropolitan Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 52. His wife, Julia, and a sister survive. Before entering journalism Mr. Ahearn had been a telegraph operator, an organizer and the first president of the Telegraphers' Union. After eleven years as an operator on The Evening Journal he joined The Home News in 1909, resigning to become Deputy Commissioner of Licenses in the Mitchel Administration. In the war he was Deputy Coal Commissioner for the Bronx. Four years ago he returned to the staff of The Home News, but weakened health limited his activities.
AHEARN — Joseph F., age 52, of 1,756 Undercliff Av., Sunday. Services Holy Spirit Church, University Av., Bronx, Wednesday 10 a.m. Interment Port Chester.
New York Times 29 July 1924
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John Ahearn
John Ahearn, of 20 Boylston street, for many years a guide to visitors in Harvard square, was found on the sidewalk on Baldwin street about midnight Monday night in an unconscious condition. He was removed to the municipal hospital where he died about 3 o'clock the following morning. At first the police authorities were inclined to believe that he had been robbed and thrown from an automobile, but an autopsy indicated that death was due to alcoholism. Ahearn was about 50 years old.
Cambridge Chronicle 9 August 1924
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James R. Ahern
James R. Ahern, 51 years old, a pianist, died at his home, 321 First Street, Brooklyn on Sunday.
AHERN — On Sept. 7, 1924, James R., beloved son of William J. and Mary Ahern. Funeral from his late residence, 320 1st St., Brooklyn, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 9:30 a.m.; thence to St. Francis Xavier R. C. Church, where solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Auto cortege.
New York Times 9 September 1924
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Patrick Ahern
AHERN—In Everett, Oct. 4, Patrick, beloved husband of Ellen M. Ahern (nee Donohue). Funeral from his late residence, 94 Morris st., Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8:15. Solemn requiem high mass at the Immaculate Conception Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Kindly omit flowers. Brooklyn, N. Y. papers please copy.
The Boston Globe 5 October 1924
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Michael F. Ahearn
Ahearn—Departed this life Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8:42 p.m., Michael F. Ahearn, beloved brother of Thomas E. Ahearn, and Mrs. Catherine Tobin and the late John A. [sic] Ahearn, dear uncle of Mrs. Walter Dixon, Mrs. V. J. Monaghan, Helen and William Tobin in his sixty-seventh year. Funeral from family residence 4427 Penrose street to Holy Rosary Church, thence to Calvary Cemetery. Notice of time later.
St. Louis Post Dispatch 27 October 1924
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JAMES P. AHEARN DIES AT ATTLEBORO
ATTLEBORO, Jan. 26—James P. Ahern, 42 steward at the Highland Country Club here for the past two years, died at Sturdy Memorial Hospital yesterday after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Concord, N. H., son of the late John and Mary Ahern and came to this city about 20 years ago, engaging at his trade of silversmith. He was a member of St John's Church, Attleboro Lodge of Elks, East Attleboro Aerie of Eagles and the East Side Associates. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; two sisters, Mary and Josephine Ahern, and two brothers, William and Benjamin Ahern of Concord, N. H. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning with requiem mass at John's Church and the body will be taken to concord for burial.
The Boston Globe 26 January 1925
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Mary J. (Flanagan) Ahern
AHERN—In Cambridge, Feb. 4. Mary J. Flanagan, widow of the late John J. Ahern. Funeral from her late home, 35 Blake ct., Sat., Feb. 7, at 8 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem at St. John's Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. [see also: Dr. John J. Ahern, Jr., Thomas E. Ahern, and Miss Katherine Ahern]
The Boston Globe 5 February 1925
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Mary J. (Flanagan) Ahern
Mrs. Mary J. Ahern, widow of John J. Ahern, died at her home, 35 Blake st., North Cambridge, late Wednesday evening. Mrs. Ahern, through her activities in church, charitable and social affairs, was as widely known as her late husband, who had been park commissioner and had held elective offices in the City Government. For many years she lived in East Cambridge, where she was an active worker in everything identified with the Church of the Sacred Heart. A number or years ago she moved to North Cambridge, but she never lost interest in the affairs connected with her younger life.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning, with a solemn high mass of requiem at St John's Church at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Ahern leaves three daughters and two sons, Dr. John J. and Thomas, and one sister.

The Boston Globe 6 February 1925
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John F. D'Arcy
D'ARCY—In Cambridge, Feb. 11, John F., beloved husband of Helen M. D'Arcy (nee Ahern). Funeral from his late residence, 110 Huron av., Saturday, Feb. 14, at 9:15 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem at St. Peters' [sic] Church at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Member of Cambridge Lodge, No. 839, B. P. O. E.
The Boston Globe 12 February 1925
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Patrick Ahern
WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 25.—The body of Patrick Ahern, 65 years old, of Natick, employed as a laborer at Holy Cross College, was found today at the college, kneeling beside his bed in an attitude of prayer. Medical examiner Frederick H. Baker said death was due to natural causes.
New York Times 26 February 1925
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Michael F. Ahern
The funeral of Michael F. Ahern, a former resident of Cambridge, took place this morning at his residence, 29 Egerton road, east Arlington. In St. Agnes' Church a high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Donald F. Simpson. There were many floral tributes. The music was by the church choir. The bearers were Richard Rapp, Frank Scannell, James Harrington, Michael Kelleher, Alfred Fitzgerald and Thomas Cashman.
The Boston Globe 6 March 1925
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Thomas W. O'Donnell
O'DONNELL—In Roxbury, March 11, Thomas W., beloved son of the late James J. and Mary A. (nee O'Hern). Funeral from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Joseph Lunnin, 135 Hillside st., Friday, March 13, at 8:30. High mass of requiem at St. Francis de Sales' Church, at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 11 March 1925
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Maurice Ahern
AHERN—On the 22nd March, at his residence, [?] street, Murrumburrah, Maurice, beloved husband of Katherine, (Privately interred Springvale Cemetery, 23rd.)
AHERN—A tribute to the memory of our friend, Maurice, who died March 22. Deeply regretted and lamented by his fellow workers at the State School's Nursery, Oakleigh.
The Argus 24 March 1925
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Patrick O'Mahoney
O'MAHONEY—In Cambridge, March 23, Patrick, beloved husband of Mary O'Mahoney (nee Ahern). Funeral from his late home, 2 Fayette park, Thursday March 26, at 8 a.m. Solemn high mass at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. Late member of Knights of St. Finbarr, Corkmen's Association, Branch Bunker Hill, I. N. F., and Sacred Heart Court 240, M. C. O. F. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend.
The Boston Globe 24 March 1925
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Catherine Ahearn
AHEARN—In Charlestown, April 21, Catherine, beloved widow of John Ahearn, formerly of 44 Belmont st. Funeral from 320 Bunker Hill st., Thursday, at 8:30. High mass of requiem at St. Francis de Sales' Church, at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.
The Boston Globe 21 April 1925
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John Keating
KEATING—In Medford, April 27, John, beloved husband of the late Ellen Keating (nee Ahern). Funeral from his late residence, 59 Woodrow av., off Forest st., Thursday, April 30, at 8:30. Requiem high mass at St. Francis' Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends kindly invited.
The Boston Globe 28 April 1925
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Patrick O'Hearn Jr., well known resident of city died at hospital, Aged 72.
Patrick O'Hearn, 258 Main street, died at 10:20 last night in the Heywood Memorial Hospital of pneumonia, after an illness of one week. He was 72 years old last March 4. Mr. O'Hearn was born in Troy, NY the son of Patrick and Mary (Driscoll) O'Hearn, and attended school in Troy. He had been a resident of this city at intervals for the past 50 years, having worked in local factories as a reed worker a baby carriage maker. For the past 2 years he had been operating a restaurant and pool room at 266 Main St. He had a wide circle of friends in Gardner, and until recently had been in good health.

He was a widower, his wife Mary (Barry) O'Hearn, having died years ago. He leaves two brothers, William of Cedar Rapids, IA., and George E.; four children William of Lancaster, Joseph of Gardner, Mrs. Katherine Carroll of Gardner, and Mrs. May Houlihan of Worcester. The funeral will take place at 9 O'clock tomorrow morning in the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in the family lot in St. Johns Cemetery

The Gardner News 1 May 1925
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Patrick O'Hearn, Jr.
The funeral of Patrick O'Hearn, 72 years, was held from the home, 259 Main street, this afternoon, with services at 9 o'clock at the Sacred Heart church. Burial was in St. John's cemetery. Mr. O'Hearn was born in Troy, N. Y., but lived the greater part of his life in Gardner. For several years he was foreman in the baby carriage department of the Heywood-Wakefield Co. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Carroll, Gardner; Mrs. Mae Houlihan, Worcester; two sons, William O'Hearn, Clinton and Joseph O'Hearn, Gardner, and a brother, George E. O'Hearn, Gardner.
The Fitchburg Sentinel 2 May 1925
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John Ahern
AHERN—In Roxbury, May 6, John Ahern. Funeral from Crosby's Funeral Rooms, 12 Warren st., on Fri., at 9 a.m. Requiem mass at St. Joseph's Church at 9:45 a.m. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 7 May 1925
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Monsignor Charles A. O'Hern
Mgr. O'Hern Dead on Visit from Rome
Rector of American College a Pneumonia Victim — Pope Saddened by News
ROCHESTER, Minn., May 13 (A.P.) — Mgr. Charles O'Hern, rector of the American College at Rome, died at a hospital here early today at the age of 43. Mgr, O'Hern never completely recovered his health after an influenza attack of two years ago, his brother, John A., of Chicago, said. He was greatly improved, however, when he came to this country from Rome last Fall for a visit. He had expected to return to Rome before Easter, but caught cold. Then bronchial pneumonia, the direct cause of his death, developed. The brother and Mrs. C. A. McMahon, a sister were with Mgr. O'Hern when he died. Burial will be at Chicago, the family's home.
ROME, May 13 (A.P.) — News of the death of Mgr. Charles A. O'Hern brought numerous expressions of sorrow to the American College, where he had passed his entire ecclesiastical career, starting as a student, then becoming vice rector and finally rector. Mgr. Burke, vice rector, informed Pope Pius and Cardinal Gasparri and other high prelates of the news, which was received with deep regret. A requiem mass will be celebrated in the church adjoining the American College. Students of the college will serve at the mass and sing in the choir.

Mgr. O'Hern, who had been an official of the American College at Rome since 1907, was custodian of the sacred palliums granted to Cardinal Hayes of this city and Archbishop Dougherty of Philadelphia by Pope Benedict. He acted as Apostolic Delegate in 1919 in bestowing decorations upon all priests in the United States who had served in the American Army or Navy during the war. He was born in Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 31, 1881, and was educated in St. Ignatius's College, Chicago, the American College in Rome and the Roman Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, receiving his Ph. D. degree from the last named in 1905. He was ordained the next year. In 1911 Mgr. O'Hern was named private chamberlain to Pope Pius X, and three years later was renamed as such to Pope Benedict. From 1917 on he was the domestic prelate of the Papal household. [see also: Joseph P. O'Hern]
New York Times 14 May 1925
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Elizabeth (Ahern) Condon
CONDON—In Charlestown, June 6th, Elizabeth Ahern Condon. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Parker, 13 Auburn st., Monday, June 8th at 8:15 a.m. High mass of requiem at St. Francis de Sales' Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Boston Globe 6 June 1925
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Margaret A. O'Hearn
O'HEARN—In Medford, June 6, Margaret A., wife of John J. O'Hearn. Funeral from the family residence, 30 Fells View av., Monday Francis of Assissi at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 6 June 1925
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Conduct Last Rites For John Ahern
Funeral services for John Ahern, a former resident of Champaign, who died Friday afternoon at his home in Barrington, were held yesterday at St. John's Catholic church of Champaign with Rev. Mr. Harrington of the Catholic church of Philo officiating. Burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery. Those surviving the deceased are: Mrs. Joseph C. Bowman, 203 North Randolph street, Champaign; Miss Margaret Ahern, a nurse at the Burnham hospital; Mrs. Alice Kamallade of Danville, and Mrs. C. T. Olson of Chicago. [see also: Mary (McDermott) Ahern]
Urbana Daily Courier 9 June 1925
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Maryann (Morash) Ahearn
In Roxbury, June 10, 1925, Mary A. (nee) Morash, widow of the late John A. Ahearn. Funeral from her residence, 11 Frawley Street, Wednesday, June 13, 1925 at 8:15 a.m. High mass of requiem at Mission Church at 9:00 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Halifax, Nova Scotia papers please copy.
The Boston Globe 11 June 1925
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John Ahern
John Ahern, 74 years old, retired, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Sadie Rieke, on Garfield street, Friday. He suffered a stroke of paralysis 18 months ago, which was ultimately the cause of his death. Mr. Ahern was born in Ireland March 9, 1851, and came to this country when only ten years old. He lived at Champaign, Ill. for several years, where he was engaged in business. During the past four years he has made his home with Mrs. Rieke. Mr. Ahren [sic] was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church and the Holy Name Society.

He leaves surviving besides his widow, Sarah Ahern, four daughters; Miss Margaret Ahren [sic] and Mrs. Mary Bouman of Champaign, Mrs. Roma Olsen of Chicago and Mrs. Alice Kunwady of Danville; also two brothers, Edward of Australia and James of Ireland, and two sisters, Mary of Australia and Mrs. Ellen Gorman of Chicago. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church, Champaign at 9 o'clock Monday morning, where a high mass was celebrated. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery at Champaign. [see also: Mary (McDermott) Ahern]

Barrington Review 11 June 1925
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James Ahern, Jr.
PORT COSTA, July 11.—James Ahern, Jr., 21-year-old-son of James Ahern, veteran Port Costa constable, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his father following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Oakland Tribune 12 July 1925
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Catherine (Flaherty) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—In Brookline. July 15, Catherine O'Hearn (nee Flaherty), widow of the late James O'Hearn. Funeral from the late residence, 780 Boylston st., Friday, July 17. ay 8:15 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem at St. Lawrence Church, 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited to attend.
The Boston Globe 15 July 1925
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Rev. James F. Ahern
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 9 (AP).—The Rev. James F. Ahern, 51 years old, rector of St, Michael's Cathedral and for twenty-five years a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, died at the Mercy Hospital Saturday night. Father Ahern was ordained at Rome in 1900. He was sent to the Springfield Diocese and made chaplain of the House of the Good Shepherd. In 1902, transferred as assistant pastor at the Holy Family Church, leaving there the next year to become Chancellor of the Cathedral and Secretary to Bishop Beaven. In 1917 he was raised to the rectorship of the Cathedral.
New York Times 10 August 1925
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Rosanna (Yore) Bradley
BRADLEY— Rosanna Bradley, nee Yore, 8437 Carpenter, beloved wife of the late Joseph Bradley, mother of Thomas F., Mathew F., Mrs. W. J. Devaney, Mrs. J. J. Cantwell, Mrs. R. L. Rildauer, Mrs. D. P. Cooney, Mrs. James F. Ahern, and the late Joseph. Funeral notice later.
Chicago Tribune 20 August 1925
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Elizabeth M. (Corbett) Ahern
AHERN—Suddenly in South Boston, Sept. 1, Elizabeth M. (nee Corbett), wife of William M. Ahern. Funeral from her late residence, 155 Broadway, Friday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Solemn requiem high mass at SS. Peter and Paul's Church, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.
The Boston Globe 2 September 1925
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Mary (Kingston) Ahearn
AHEARN—In Cambridge, Sept. 7, Mary (Kingston), beloved wife of Patrick Ahearn. Funeral from her late residence, 13 Portsmouth st., Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8:15. Solemn high mass at St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Milford and Marlboro, Mass., papers please copy.
The Boston Globe 8 September 1925
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James Ahearn
AHEARN—On Thursday morning, September 10, 1925, at his residence, Avondale, Ballina, after a short illness, James Ahearn, P.C., U.D.C., R.I.P. Requiem Mass at Ballina Cathedral, 11 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Funeral to Leigue at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday).
The Irish Times 11 September 1925
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James Ahearn
AHEARN—On Thursday morning, September 10, 1925, at his residence, Avondale, Ballina, after a short illness, James Ahearn, P.C., U.D.C. R.I.P.
The Irish Times 19 September 1925
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Thomas Ahern
AHERN—In Wollaston, Oct. 10, Thomas, husband of the late Katherine Ahern (nee Kelley) formerly of South Boston. Funeral from his late residence, 80 Thornton st., Monday at 8:15 a.m. High mass of requiem at the Sacred Heart Church at Norfolk Downs at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.
The Boston Globe 11 October 1925
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Edward Ahearn
AHEARN—In South Boston, Oct. 22, Edward, beloved son of John and the late Helen Ahearn. Funeral from the home of his brother, William Ahearn, 623 East Fourth st., Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. Services at the Gate of Heaven Church at 1:30. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Please omit flowers.
The Boston Globe 24 October 1925
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Kitty Ahern
AHERN—October 29, 1925, Kitty, the darling child of Paddy and Marion Ahern, Oldcastle. "Thy will be done."
Irish Times 7 November 1925
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Johanna (Sullivan) Ahern
The funeral of Mrs. Johanna Ahern, widow of Michael Ahern, was held this morning from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Patrick Walsh, 39 Packard av., West Somerville. A high mass of requiem was celebrated at St. Clement's Church and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. She died Wednesday, after 20 days' illness, with bronchial pneumonia. She was born in Ireland 78 years ago and was the daughter of Patrick Sullivan and Ellen Cotter.
The Boston Globe 20 November 1925
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Sister Mary Adelaide O'Hern
Sister Mary Adelaide O'Hern, a teacher at the St. Boniface academy for the past two years, died at the academy at 3 o'clock Saturday morning, death being due to heart trouble. She was 72 years old and was born at Quincy in 1853, and had been a nun since 1874. She was a teacher in the St. Mary's school in Champaign for a number of years. Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning from St. Boniface church. The body was taken to Milwaukee for burial.
Urbana Daily Courier 24 November 1925
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Helen F. (Ahern) Park
PARK—In Charlestown, Dec. 26. Helen F. (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Park. Funeral from her late residence, 430 Main st., Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 9 a.m. Requiem High Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church at 9:45 a.m. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 27 December 1925
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John Ahern
AHERN—In Toronto, on Wednesday, February 7, 1926, John Ahern, formerly of Acton. [see also: Maggie Ahern]
Acton Free Press 11 February 1926
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Ellen J. (Ahern) Coughlin
Mrs. Ellen Coughlin, wife of Arthur Coughlin, died at her home, 54 Norcross street, on Tuesday of last week. She had been a resident of this town for many years, living in the vicinity in which she died. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, April 1st, services being held in St. Agnes church, conducted by Rev. Joseph J. Leonard. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery. The bearers were Everett, Arthur J., William, Arthur, Leo and Warren Coughlin, grandsons of the deceased.
The Arlington Advocate 9 April 1926
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John J. Ahern
John J. Ahern, assistant district superintendent of the Pullman Company, died at his home, 22 Hobson Street, Brighton, Tuesday, after a five weeks' illness. He was within two months of completing forty years of service with the Pullman Company when he was taken sick. Thousands of Bostonians and travelling men came in touch with him in making their travel arrangements.
Boston Evening Transcript 16 June 1926
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Rody Ahearn
The death of Mr. Rody Ahearn, an old and highly respected resident of Rosevale, at the age of 81 years, took place at his residence, Lower Mount Walker, on May 20. Deceased was the third son of the late Mr. James Ahearn. On the day prior to his death he drove to Rosewood and back, accompanied by his wife. Next morning he arose at the usual hour, and after performing some light duties out-side he returned to the kitchen, where he collapsed and died almost immediately.

He was born in Hollyford, County Tipperary, Ireland, and together with his parents and other members of the family came to Queensland in the sailing ship Queen of the Colonies, which landed in Brisbane in April, 1863. He selected land in the early 70's on the Bremer River, which place he had worked as an agricultural and dairying property ever since. He was married in 1877 to Miss Mary Ryan, daughter, of the late Mr. Martin Ryan (Peak Mountain). During his residence of half a century in the Rosevale locality he was always noted for his hospitality and generosity.

He is survived by his widow and a grown-up family of three sons and six daughters. The sons are: Messrs. James and John, of Mt. Walker, and Rody, of the Railway Department (Brisbane). The daughters are: Mesdames E. Howe (Rosewood), J. Cannon (Ipswich), J. Donnelly (Esk), J. Ryan (Mt. Sylvia), W. Platz (Harrisville), and Miss J. Ahearn (Mt. Walker). There are fourteen grandchildren. Mr. Hugh Ahearn (Rosevale) and Mrs. M. Bourke (Grandchester) are brother and sister.

He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Mesdames J. Toohey and J. Niell. The funeral took place from his late residence on May 21 to the Ipswich Cemetery. The ceremony at the graveside was performed by Rev. Father McKenna, of Rosewood. [see also: Hugh "Sandy" Ahearn]

The Brisbane Courier 19 June 1926
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Margaret Ahern
AHERN.—The Relatives and Friends of Miss ELLEN McGRATH are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved SISTER-IN-LAW, Margaret ; to leave her brother-in-law's residence, 30 Marlborough street, Surry Hills, THIS DAY, at 2 p.m., for Catholic Cemetery, Botany.
AHERN.—June 25, 1926 at her brother-in-law's a residence, 30 Marlborough street, Surry Hills, Margaret Ahern, beloved sister-in-law of M. McGrath. R.I.P.
Sydney Morning Herald 26 June 1926
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Death of Mrs. Mary Ahern.
A "GRAND OLD LADY."
A very old and highly respected Longreach identity, Mrs. Mary Ahern, passed to her rest about 8 p.m. on Sunday last at the ripe old age of 85 years, at her home, Cassowary Street, Longreach, which residence she had occupied, for the long period of 28 years. The deceased lady was the widow of Mr. John Ahern, who pre-deceased her about eight years ago. Born in Limerick (Ireland), Mrs. Ahern came to Australia in 1864 by the good ship "Colconda," and four years later was married in Ipswich to her husband. It was not until 1892 that she and her husband followed the new rail way line from Barcaldine to Longreach, and on the very day that the first locomotive steamed into Longreach, Mr. and Mrs. Ahern opened the Railway Hotel. The deceased lady outlived two of her children—Mr. William Ahern, who it will be recalled, died only eleven weeks ago, and Mrs. Payne, wife Mr. John Payne, M.L.A. for the Mitchell, who passed away on May 16, 1924. The children remaining are Mr. John Ahern (Thornton, Muttaburra), Mrs. Margaret Winning. (Brisbane), and Mr. Con. Ahern (Longreach). The "grand old lady," as Mrs. Ahern was popularly called, was one of the few survivors who could recount the early romantic history of the Central West, and not only in Longreach but also in Barcaldine she earned the "ever-green" esteem of a wide circle of friends.
THE FUNERAL
A large and representative gathering of mourners accompanied the body on its last journey to the grave-side on Monday afternoon to pay their last tributes to a "grand old lady." Preceding the hearse and directly following it were members of the Hibernian Society, a body with which the Ahern family have been actively associated for many years. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Father Quinn. The principal mourners were: Messrs. J. and C. Ahern (sons), Mrs. R. Ireland (grand-daughter), Mr. Patrick Ahern (grand-son), Mrs. J. Ahern, Mrs. C. Ahern, and Mr. J. Ahern (Avro, Dartmouth)
The Longreach Leader 9 July 1926
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Rev. John Aherne
The death occurred at the Bon Secour Home in Cork on the 16th inst., of the Rev. John Aherne, C.C., Cathedral Parish, one of the best known clergymen in the diocese of Cork. Ordained in Maynooth in 1898, Father Aherne was appointed to Goleen, County Cork, and subsequently served at Mayfield, then at Cork Union, and later in the Cathedral, where he ministered for many years up to his death. Born in Laherdane, County Cork, he was the son of Mr. John Aherne, a well-known agriculturalist. Father Aherne was a brother of Rev. Mother Ambrose, Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, County Cork ; of Surgeon-Major Richard Aherne, Royal Air Force ; of Mr. Michael Aherne, Leeds ; and of Mr. David Aherne, proprietor of Messrs. Roche and Co., wine merchants, Cork.
Irish Times 24 July 1926
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Abbie (Murphy) Ahern
ARLINGTON, Aug. 31—The funeral of Mrs. Abbie Ahern, widow of Maurice Ahern, took place this morning at her home, 18 Whittemore st. Services were held in St. Agnes' Church where a solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated, the pastor, Rev. Matthew J. Flaherty, being celebrant Rev. Donald F. Simpson, deacon, and Rev. Joseph Meaney, subdeacon. The service was attended by a large number of relatives and friends, and the esteem in which Mrs. Ahern was held was also shown in a wealth of floral tributes. Music for the service was provided by the church choir. The bearers were Albert, Alfred and Maurice Ahern, grandsons, and Henry Murphy. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mrs. Ahern was in her 86th year and had lived here practically all her life. Of a pleasing disposition and always ready to give a helping hand, she made friends of the kind that lasted through the many years of her life here. In her early life she was active in the work of St. Agnes parish (then St. Malachi) and this work is now being carried on by the members of her family. Mrs. Ahern is survived by four sons, John J., Daniel F., Maurice P. and Timothy F. Ahern, and two daughters, Miss Nora Ahern and Miss Mary E. Ahern, all of this town.

The Boston Globe 31 August 1926
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In Memoriam
AHEARN—First Anniversary—In Loving Memory of my dear husband, James Ahearn, late of Avondale, Ballina, who departed this life on September 10th, 1925. O merciful Lord grant his soul eternal rest. R.I.P. High Mass for the repose of his soul will be [illegible] at St. Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina, on [illegible]. Inserted by his loving wife and family.
The Irish Times 10 September 1926
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Patrick J. Ahern
AHERN—September 23, 1926, at his residence, [illegible], Arklow, Patrick J. Ahern, N.T., [illegible]. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing [illegible], brothers and sisters. R.I.P. Funeral [illegible] today (Friday) to New Cemetery.
The Irish Times 24 September 1926
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Michael Ahern
   Michael Ahern, husband of Mrs. Annie (Shea) Ahern, of 103 Main Street, this city passed away last evening at the Holy Ghost Hospital, Cambridge. He had been ailing about a year.
   Mr. Ahern was well known in this city always residing here, and had a host of friends and acquaintances made during his long residence here. For the past six years he had been living in Salem being employed in one of its leather factories. He is the father of Miss Mary E. Ahern the local hairdresser.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie (Shea) Ahern, one daughter, Miss Mary E. Ahern and one son James. Two sisters Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, and Mrs. Catherine Shea, and two brothers, Emmett and Edward Ahern all of this city also survive.
   The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.
Woburn Daily Times 21 October 1926
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John Ahern
John Ahern, 54, of Allamakee county, died in a Waukon hospital after being injured when an automobile in which he was riding went over an embankment. The lights went out and the driver was unable to see the road. Ahern leaves a wife and eight children.
Fayette County Leader 21 October 1926
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Michael Ahern
AHERN—In Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 20th, 1926, Michael Ahern, husband of Mrs. Annie (Shea) Ahern. Funeral from his late residence, 103 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday morning, Oct. 23rd, at 8:30 o'clock. High Mass of Requiem at St. Charles' Church at nine o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Montvale.
Woburn Daily Times 23 October 1926
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James O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Suddenly Wednesday, November 3, 1926, at 10 p.m., James, son of the late Jerry and Sabina O'Hearn, in his 26th year. Funeral from the residence of his sister, Mrs. James Doyle, 1706 W. Oak St., Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 5 November 1926
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Maurice Ahern
AHERN—November 19, 1926, at Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, after operation, Maurice Ahern, late of 8 Ashfield avenue, Ranelagh, ex-Detective Inspector, D.M.P, to the inexpressible grief of his wife and sons. R.I.P.
Irish Times 27 November 1926
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ORIGINATOR OF CHICAGO'S FIRE STORY IS DEAD
Chicago, Feb. 21.—Michael Ahern, veteran newspaper man who helped invent the story that the great Chicago fire of 1871 was caused by Mrs. O'Leary's cow, is dead here at the age of 77. In a newspaper story several years ago Ahern said that he and two other reporters concocted the tale of the cow overturning a lighted lantern in hay to start the conflagration, and later learned that spontaneous combustion in the O'Leary barn probably caused the fire. [see also: Maria (Ahearn) Knapp]
Corsicana Daily Sun 21 February 1927
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Patrick J. Ahern Sr.
In Stratford, Ct March 2,1927. Patrick J. Ahern husband of Mary Murphy Ahern. Friends are invited to attend the funeral at his late residence on the corner of Elm and South Main Street on Saturday, March 5th at 8:30 a.m. and from St. James Church at 9:00 a.m. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Survivors in addition to his wife include 5 sons Martin J. Ahern, John Ahern, Patrick J. Ahern Jr., James P. Ahern and Edward Ahern. 4 daughters May Ahern, Ellen Ahern, Margaret (Peggy) Ahern, and Sarah Ahern. Patrick immigrated from Doon, Ireland in the late 1800's.
Bridgeport Telegram 3 March 1927
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William Alby Ahearn
On Active Service
AHEARN—In memory of our loving son and brother, William Alby Ahearn (Billy) 4th Battallion, killed in action in France April 15, 1917.
      Memories of you linger round us,
      Fond and true.
Inserted by his loving father and mother, sister and brother and brother-in-law.
AHEARN—In loving memory of my dear nephew, William (Billy) Ahearn who was killed in action in France on April 15, 1917.
      As years go by we miss you more.
Inserted by his loving uncle, John Clune.
AHEARN—In fond remembrance of Willie Ahearn, killed in action, April 15, 1917.
Inserted by his friend, Maysie Collins.
Sydney Morning Herald 15 April 1927
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Margaret (Mangin) O'Hearn
Manitowic.—Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret O'Hearn, wife of John E. O'Hearn, who died at the family home in the town of Franklin Saturday, were held this morning with services at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church, Maple Grove, the Rev. George Casey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Before her marriage the deceased was Margaret Mangin. She was born in the town of Maple Grove and resided in the county all her life.

Besides the husband she is survived by two daughters, Carol, a teacher in the county, and Bernadine, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Munhall of Maple Grove and Mrs. Matt Steizer of Wayside, and three brothers, Daniel and Paul Mangin of Maple Grove and Martin Mangin of Grimms. Twenty nephews and nieces also survive. [see also: James W. O'Hearn, Sr.]

Sheboygan Press 17 May 1927
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Mary C. (Herens) Wise
Mrs. Mary C. Wise, aged 71 years died at her home, corner of Pleasant and Church Streets at 10 O'clock this morning following an illness of seven months with complications. The funeral will take place at St. Joseph's Church at 9 O'clock Monday morning. Rev. Oliver T. Magnell will celebrate the High Mass of Requiem. Interment, in charge of undertaker James J. Dunn, will be in the family lot in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Mrs. Wise was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, on August 12, 1855. Daughter of James and Julia Herens. At the age of two years she came to this country with her parents and settled in Naugatuck, where she attended the schools. She was married in Naugatuck in 1872 to David Wise, and the following years took up residence in this city, where her husband was employed as a landscape/gardener at the Atkins Place now Brightwood Hall. Her husband died some years ago. She is survived by her son Joseph D. Wise of this city, several nephews and nieces, John and Martin of this city, Edward Herens of Philadelphia, John of Waterbury, and Hugh Herens of Naugatuck, Misses Julia and Mary Herens and Mrs. Patrick Rooney, all of Naugatuck. Mrs. Wise was a member for more than fifty years of St. Joseph's Church, of the Rosary and Scapular Society and the Third Order of St. Francis, of the Church; and the Ladies Auxiliary, A.O.H. She was a woman of kindly disposition, devoted to her home and family. She was a devoted wife and mother, a considerate neighbor and a true friend. The sympathy of the community is extended to the members of the family in their bereavement.
Bristol Press 3 June 1927
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Marry Etta (Ahern) Patton
PATTON--In Oakland, June 26, 1927, Marry Etta, mother of Dermot M., Leo M. and Owen M. Patton, daughter of James Ahern of Spokane and sister of Mrs. J. Ferguson of Pescadero; a native of Vermont. Friends are invited to the funeral Wednesday, June 29, at 10:30 a. m. at the chapel of the Bessie J. Wood Co., 2850 Telegraph avenue. Interment, Mt. View cemetery.
Oakland Tribune 27 June 1927
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Denis O'Hern
O'HERN—Tuesday, August 2, 1927, at 7 a.m., Denis O'Hern, husband of the late Mary O'Hern (nee Gift), at the residence, 506 E. Market St. Funeral from Thomas Keenan's Funeral Chapel, 1529 W. Market St., Thursday morning at 8:15 o'clock and at St. John's Church at 8:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Louis Cemetery.
Courier Journal 3 August 1927
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Dead After Spending 18 Years on Hospital Cot
Philadelphia, Aug. 5 (AP)—James Ahern, 54, of Media, Pa., died in the Philadelphia General Hospital, where he had spent the last 18 years on a cot. He had suffered a broken back when he fell from a hay wagon and was never able to walk. Although confined to his bed a hopeless cripple, Ahern, through basket weaving, which he engaged in while in the hospital, sent his son, Joseph, through grammar and high schools from the income derived from his handiwork.
Reading Eagle 5 August 1927
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James Ahern
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 (AP). — James Ahern of Media, Pa., died in the Philadelphia General Hospital, where he had spent the last eighteen years on a cot. He had suffered a broken back when he fell from a hay wagon and was never able to walk. Mr. Ahern, through weaving baskets, sent his son, Joseph, through grammar and high school.
New York Times 6 August 1927
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William C. Ahern
AHERN — On Sunday, August 7, 1927, at 2 o'clock p.m., WILLIAM C. AHERN, beloved husband of the late Emma Duncan, aged 84? years, a native of County Cork, Ireland, and resident of this city for the past 70 years. Funeral services were held from the funeral home of Jos. J. McMahon-Coburn Co., Ltd., No. 2817 Magazine street, on Monday, August 8, 1927, at 3 o'clock. Interment in Metairie cemetery.
The Times Picayune 9 August 1927
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Maria (Ahearn) Knapp
With the death of Mrs. Maria Gertrude Knapp, 101, the oldest resident of this city, Tuesday night, the last person to remember the battle of the Windmill in the Patriot war of 1838 passed away. Mrs. Knapp died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Lynn V. Johnson, 135 Bishop street, after an illness of about one year. Mrs. Knapp was born in Prescott, May 1, 1826, the daughter of Timothy and Anna Clancy Ahearn. Her father was engaged in the shipping and forwarding business, and lived on Water street, near the river. Until about 30 years ago Mrs. Knapp lived in Prescott. She came to Watertown at that time and has made her home with her children and grandchildren here ever since. Mrs. Knapp was the widow of Frederick M. Knapp, who died about 20 years ago at the age of 96. Mrs. Knapp's father, Timothy Ahearn, died at the age of 104 in Chicago. Michael Ahren (sic), for 63 years a reporter and member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune, the man who was responsible for the story of Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over the lantern and causing the Chicago fire of 1871, was Mrs. Knapp's brother. He died recently at a very advanced age. Surviving are four children: Mrs. Thomas M. Otis, Mrs. Charles J. Haley and Peter Knapp, all of this city, and John Knapp of Johnstown, Penna.; four grandchildren, Mrs. Johnson, with whom she made her home, Mrs. James F. Solar, Leo C. Haley and Emmett Otis, all of this city, and 35 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Lynn V. Johnson, 135 Bishop street, Thursday morning at 9 and from Holy Family church at 9:30. Burial will be at Glenwood cemetery.
Watertown Daily Times 15 November 1927
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Mary (Walsh) Ahern
Mrs. MARY WALSH AHERN, wife of William J. Ahern, a retired printer and a member of a well-known Brooklyn family, died on Monday at her home, 320 First Street, Brooklyn. Besides her husband, formerly a Captain in the Sixth-ninth Regiment, she leaves two daugters, Mrs. Mary Geffray and Mrs. Josephine Saxton, and two sons, William J., Jr., and Harry E. Ahern, who is a professor at Columbia University.
AHERN—On Monday, Nov. 28, Mary Ahern (nee Walsh), beloved wife of William J. Ahern and mother of William J., Jr., Harry Ahern, Mary Geffray and Josephine Saxton, at her residence, 320 1st St., Brooklyn. Funeral on Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. Solemn requiem mass at St. Francis Xavier's Roman Catholic Church, 6th Av. and Carroll St., Brooklyn. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
New York Times 30 November 1927
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Catherine Jane (Wetta) Ahern
Entered into rest on Tuesday, December 6, 1927, at 1:45 o'clock a.m., CATHERINE JANE WETTA, beloved wife of James Ahern, mother of Mrs. James Barrios. Thomas, Leo, William, Edward, Patrick and Frank Ahern, and the late Catherine Kleinshmidt, aged 67 years 9 months 19 days, a native and resident of this city. Relatives and friends of the family, also the Cotton Yardmen Benevoloent Association, and Sanctuary Society of St. Alphonsus church are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Wednesday morning, December 7, 1927, at 10:45 o'clock, from the late residence, 905 St. Andrew. Requiem mass at St. Mary's Assumption church at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood cemetery. Fred Leitz is in charge.
The Times Picayune 7 December 1927
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William J. Ahern
CONCORD, N. H., Jan. 11 (AP).—William J. Ahern, 72, dean of the House of Representatives of the New Hampshire Legislature, died early this afternoon at his home here. Mr. Ahern for a number of years had served as Secretary of the State Commission of Charities and Correction. He was widely known as a leader in Democratic political activities.
New York Times 12 January 1928
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William J. "Billy" Ahern
In the passing of William J. Ahern, New Hampshire loses a prominent figure and one who always had the welfare of the state at heart. "Billy" Ahern was a kindly and lovable man and his genial disposition endeared him to all. He ever had a hearty and sincere welcome for all and once he met a man he never forgot his face. His record of continuous service in the legislature has probably never been surpassed and he enjoyed the esteem and confidence of governors and all state officials during his long public service. He was a citizen of the highest type.
Portsmouth Herald 12 January 1928
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Sarah Ahern
AHERN: In this city, January 15, 1928, Sarah, dearly beloved daughter of the late James and Jane Ahern, devoted sister of Mrs. P. T. Bradley, James B. Ahern and Mrs. L. H. Green, a native of Sonoma county, Cal. A member of Alta Parlor No. 3, N. D. of G. W., and California Institute No. 1, Y. L. I. And Inter Non circle No. 215 Companions Foresters of America. Funeral Tuesday, January 17, 1928 at 8:20 a.m., from the parlors of Comisky and Connolly, 1159 Valencia st., thence to Mission Dolores Church, where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma, by auto. ALTA PARLOR, No. 3, N.D. of G.E., will assemble Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at Comisky & Connoly's Undertaking Parlors, 1159 Valencia st., to attend the funeral of our late sister, Sarah Ahern. [see also: Henry M. Ahern]
San Francisco Chronicle 17 January 1928
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Charlotte Marie Ahern
Ahern — Charlotte Marie, beloved daughter of P. J. and Mary and sister of Rev. E. J., Sister Naomi, Frank J., Mary and Walter J., at her residence, 1284 W. 111th Street. Funeral Wednesday at 10 a. m. from St. Rose's Church.
— Cleveland Necrology, 3 April 1928
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Mrs. Mary A. O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Died in this city, May 28, Mrs. Mary A. O'Hearn. Funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 8.30 o'clock from the rooms of Undertaker Charles H. Molloy's Sons. Funeral mass at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.
The Lowell Sun 29 May 1928
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Mrs. Mary A. O'Hearn
O'HEARN—The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. O'Hearn took place yesterday from the rooms of Undertakers Charles H. Molloy's Sons and was largely attended, among those present being several from Boston and Cambridge. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's church by Rev. Joseph A. Curtin. The choir sang Terry's requiem mass; the solos being sustained by Miss Frances Tighe and Mrs. Harriet Morris. At the offertory Miss Tighe and Mrs. Morris sang "Pie Jesu," and as the body was taken from the church the choir sang "De Profundis." Henry T. Gilday was the organist. The Married Ladies sodality was represented by a large delegation of its members. The bearers were Daniel Shanahan, Daniel Shanahan, Jr. Edward Shanahan, John J. Gleason, Patrick O'Brien and Dennis O'Neil. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery, where Rev. Fr. Curtin read the committal prayers.
The Lowell Sun 31 May 1928
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Frank Xavier Ahern
AHERN — Sunday, June 3, 1928, at 6:20 o'clock p.m., FRANK XAVIER AHERN, beloved child of Frank X. Ahern, Sr., and Coletta Toner, aged 1 year 9 months 24 days. The relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Division of Public Works, are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Monday evening, June 4, 1928, at 4 o'clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, 724 Jackson avenue. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 4 June 1928
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Nellie (Ahern) Burgner
BURGNER—On June 15, Nellie (nee Ahern), mother of Mrs. George Westbay, Mrs. Joseph Rocco, Mae and Michael Ahern, James, John and Lydia Burgner; loving sister of Mrs. Mary Lyons, native of County Kerry, Ireland. Funeral from her late residence, 220 14th st., Brooklyn, on Monday, June 18, at 9:30 A.M.; thence to the Church of the Holy Family, where a solemn requiem mass will be offered. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.
Brooklyn Standard Union 16 June 1928
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Winifred Ahern
AHERN—On the 4th August, Winifred, of 18 Appleby crescent, West Brunswick, beloved wife of Francis Gene Ahern and mother of Francis, Cecilia, Mary, and Desmond, aged 39 years. R.I.P.
The Argus 11 August 1928
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Sarah A. Ahern
AHERN—On Aug, 15, Sarah A., beloved aunt of Mrs. William I. Foley (nee McCafferty). Funeral from her late residence, 243 East 116th St., Friday, Aug, 17, at 9:30 A. M. Solemn high requiem mass, St. Paul's Church, 117th St.-Park Av., 10 A. M. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
New York Times 16 August 1928
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Edward Ahern
Chesaning, August 25.—Funeral services were held yesterday for Edward Ahern, 66, who died here Tuesday following an illness of two months. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery at Owosso. He is survived by his widow and five children, James of Williamston, Raymond of Flint, Mrs. George Woods of Detroit, Adrian of St. Johns, and Joseph of Fowler. There are also two sisters, Mrs. M. F. Blair of Owosso and Mary Ahern of Chicago. Mr. Ahern was married on November 7, 1892 to Miss Hannah Skeleton [sic] of Owosso. To this union were born seven children. Mrs. Ahern died in 1909. On May 16, 1911, he was again married, this time to Miss Mary McCarthy of Owosso.
The Owosso Argus-Press 25 August 1928
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George J. Ahearn
AHEARN—George J., died at his home, 1223 Ave. Y, Sheepshead Bay, beloved husband of Mary Therese Moriarity, Cahervineen [Caherciveen?], County Kerry, Ireland. He is survived by three sons, George Jr., Thomas and James, and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Kelly and Mary Theresa Mahoney. Mass from St. Mark's Church at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
Brooklyn Standard Union 7 September 1928
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Timothy F. Ahearn
AHEARN—Suddenly on Monday, Sept. 17, Timothy F., age 34 years, dearly beloved son of Timothy and Nellie Ahearn and brother of Helen Brockman, Anna Metz, Catherine Engel and Lenore Ahearn. Relatives and friends also members of Queensboro Lodge No. 878 B.P.O.E., Ridgewood Democratic Club, Joseph B. Garity Post N. 562, American Legion and Oneida Tribe, I.O.R.M., are invited to attend funeral from his late residence, 1925 Madison Street, on Thursday at 9:30 am, thence to St. Matthias Church were a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul. Interment St. John's Cemetery.
Brooklyn Standard Union 19 September 1928
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Elizabeth (O'Hern) Connole
Mrs. Peter F. Connole, died 10/29/1928. She was born 12/9/1867 on a farm in Olive Twp., Clinton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.* Michael O'Hern [Kelly?]. Survivors include her daughter, Gertrude Kehoe of Evanston, IL; three brothers, John O'Hern of St. Louis, MO; Dr. M. J. O'Hern of Rock Island, IL; Rev. F. J. O'Hern, president of St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, KS. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Al F. O'Hern and Will O'Hern, and one sister, Mary O'Hern. [*Mary Kelly daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Kelly]
DeWitt News? October 1928
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Edward "Luchi" Herens
Word has been received from Philadelphia of the death of Edward Herens, aged 53, on Friday. Mr. Herens was a son of the late Michael and Ann (McDonnell) Herens and was born in Naugatuck March 5, 1875. He came to Bristol with his parents at the age of two years, received his education in the public schools and later entered the employ of the Bristol Manufacturing Company. He was famillarly called "Luchi" by his intimate friends of whom he had many here. He left Bristol twenty-eight years ago and settled in Philadelphia where he married Miss Winnifred Butler, who survives him with two sons, John and Joseph Herens; and three daughters; Mrs. Thomas McHafney and Misses Mary and Margaret Herens, of Philadelphia. He also leaves two brothers, John J. and Martin L. Herens, of this city. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at Philadelphia, and his brothers from this city are in Philadelphia to attend.
— [Bristol, CT] Bristol Press 3 December 1928
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Joseph M. O'Hearn
Joseph M. O'Hearn died December 16, 1928. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Ellen, two daughters, Mable and Irene, two brothers, Thomas of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Philip of this city (Lockport) also one sister, Mrs. John McGlynn of this city. Funeral services from his late residence, 37 Center Street, Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock and 9 o'clock from St. John's church. Interment at St. Patrick's cemetery.
Union-Sun and Journal 17 December 1928
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Mary Jane (Quigley) O'Hearn
Mrs. Mary Jane O'Hearn died at 6:45 o'clock Tuesday night at the home of her niece, Mrs. Walter Howard, at 513 North Twentieth Street. She is survived by her husband, Thomas O'Hearn, and a brother, John Quigley. Funeral services will be held at 8 o'clock Thursday morning at Dougherty's Chapel and at 9 o'clock at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Courier Journal 19 December 1928
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James Ahern
AHERN—On the 20th December at the Caulfield Military Hospital, James (of 21st Batallion, A.I.F. and late of Brighton), the dearly beloved husband of Zelena Ahern of 2 Egremont street, North Fitzroy, and loving father of Eileen, Beryl, and Doreen, aged 43 years. [see also: Michael Joseph Ahern]
The Argus 21 December 1928
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William John "Billie" Ahearn
AHEARN.—The Friends of Mrs. MARY AHEARN, Misses CATHERINE and ROSE SUMMERFIELD, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES SUMMERFIELD and FAMILY, are invited to attend the Funeral of their late beloved SON, NEPHEW, and COUSIN, William John Ahearn; to leave 36 Myrtle-street, city, THIS AFTERNOON, at 1 o'clock, for Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood.
F. DANGAR and CO., LTD.,
Funeral Directors,
Tele. MA3459. George-street West.
The Sydney Morning Herald 8 January 1929
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Catherine (Hurley) Ahern
Ahern — Catherine (nee Hurley), beloved wife of William J., mother of Sister Marian of St. Joseph's and Kathleen, at her residence, 4160 E. 100th Street, Funeral Wednesday. Services at Holy Name Church at 9 a. m. Painesville (O.) papers please copy.
— Cleveland Necrology, 18 February 1929
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Patrick J. Ahern
AHERN—In Watertown, March 26, Patrick J., beloved husband of Ellen Ahern (nee Griffin). Funeral on Friday morning from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John M. Ring, 24 Chauncey st., at 9:15. Services at St. Patrick's Church at 10. Time of mass later. Late member Division 40, A. O. H., and Emmet Club. Relatives and friends kindly invited. [see also: Andrew L. Ahern]
The Boston Globe 27 March 1929
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Anna A. (Donovan) O'Hearn
O'HEARN—In South Boston, April 3, Anna A. Donovan, widow of Michael O'Hearn, Funeral from her home, 668 Eighth st., Monday, April 6th, at 8 a.m. Requiem high mass at the Gate of Heaven Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 4 April 1929
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Mrs. Harry Houghton
The many Dubuque friends of Mrs. Harry Houghton, formerly of Dubuque, will be grieved and shocked to learn of her sudden demise which occurred at her home in Sioux City Thursday. Mrs Houghton was born in Dubuque, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Dan O'Hern, well known and highly respected pioneer residents. She spent her youth and early girlhood here and in 1895 was united in marriage to Harry Houghton, Sioux City, which place had since been their home.

The deceased is survived by her husband, one daughter, Calista, a son, Dorrance, all of Sioux City, and two brothers, John O'Hern, 236 Locust Street, and Paul Presley, West 5th Street, Dubuque. The remains will be brought to Dubuque some time Saturday and taken to the home of Paul Presley, 454 West Fifth Street, from which place the funeral will be held at a date to be announced Sunday. Mrs Houghton visited among Dubuque friends and relatives about three months ago, and at that time renewed acquaintances with many of her old time friends and neighbors. She was a woman of exceedingly sunny disposition, honored and beloved by all who knew her, and the news of her sudden and untimely passing will be received with deepest sorrow by her countless old time friends, neighbors and relatives. [see also: Mrs. Rosie Presley]

Telegraph Herald 19 April 1929
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Charles Ahern
Charles Ahern, 320 Rich Street, a carpenter, who fell dead yesterday afternoon while constructing a road stand on the Fairmount-Amboy road, will be buried at Oswego. Mr. Ahern was employed to construct the stand by Mrs. Mary Welch, 215 Temple Street. County Morgue officials turned the body over to D[?] Brothers, Oswego undertakers, this morning and the funeral will take place in that city at a time to be set later. Mr. Ahern, a native of Oswego, is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. M. Fanning, 76, West Sixth Street, Oswego.
Syracuse Herald 24 May 1929
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Anne O'Hearn
Anne O'Hearn, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. O'Hearn of 98 Grafton street, Arlington, former residents of this city, died this morning at Children's hospital in Boston following a critical illness of five weeks' duration. Originally a sufferer from tonsillitis of which she experienced an attack early in May, the child developed a double mastoid affliction which necessitated a serious surgical operation. Complication later developed and her condition had been grave for several days.

Born in Boston, the little girl had recently been enrolled as a school student there and showed unusual promise. Besides her parents, she leaves a brother, Francis A. O'Hearn, Jr., who has recently recovered from a serious attack of pneumonia, her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Catherine O'Hearn of Church street, this city, and her maternal grandfather, Peter Donovan of Adams, Attorney William A. O'hearn of this city and Attorney Walter J. Donovan of Adams went to Arlington today to attend the funeral, arrangements for which have not yet been announced.

North Adams Transcript 17 June 1929
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WILLIAM AHERN, VETERAN DEPT. DRIVER, DEAD
Was the Oldest Permanent Member of the Local Fire Department
WAS OPERATED UPON AT 4 YESTERDAY
Had Splendid Record of Service During Long Period of Duty
   William Ahern, 57, the oldest permanent member of the fire department and who has been driver of the combination truck for nearly 15 years, died this morning at 6:45 o'clock at the Milford hospital, following an operation for intestinal trouble.
   Mr. Ahern was rushed from his home to the hospital yesterday afternoon and at 4 o'clock underwent an emergency operation. He had been ill since Sunday, when he gave up his duties at the steamer house. About three months ago, he was seized with an attack from which he soon recovered.
   The news of Mr. Ahern's untimely death was a severe shock to his relatives and many friends throughout the town. He had never been troubled with any previous serious illness, was always on duty, day in and day out, and a more efficient and faithful fireman was hard to find.
   Mr. Ahern was often styled the "one-man fire department" being himself able to erect ladders and handle the hose on roofs of houses or inside buildings when responding to still alarms at night or during the day. He was especially prompt in responding with the apparatus and despite his age was agile in getting onto a house-top or into a blind attic. He was probably one of the best known drivers in any fire department of the county.
   In the days when the combination truck was pulled by horses this piece of apparatus was almost invariably the first to arrive at the scene of the fire.
   Mr. Ahern served several years in charge of the fire alarm telegraph system installed at the steamer house and always kept the circuits in first-class condition in storm or sunshine.
   Always handy in making repairs to the motor apparatus, Mr. Ahern developed a tact for turning out much machine and blacksmith work, which was always valuable in the upkeep of the department engines, trucks and wagons.
   Mr. Ahern came from Marlboro to Milford about 30 years ago and since made his home here. He was always a driver for the town, either serving on the highway or fire departments. While engaged as teamster on the highway department in the old days he served as night driver for the Hook & Ladder Co. truck.
   Later Mr. Ahern accepted the job of driving one of the steam fire engines, which was then kept at the South Mains street stations. This was as the time Amos Barker drove the combination truck, which was horse drawn. When Mr. Barker severed his connections with the department Mr. Ahern succeeded him and from that time has been continuously located there, being re-appointed each year despite the changes in town politics from time to time and subsequent turnovers in the personnel of the fire department.
   He was born in County Cork, Ireland, June 28, 1872. He married Jane Brennan, who, together with two sons, Timothy J., of New Haven, Ct., and Martin B. Ahern of Waltham; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond McGee and Miss Margaret A. Ahern of this town; three brothers, Edmond of Chicago and Martin and Patrick Ahern of Boston; and two sisters, Mrs. John O'Brien and Miss Hannah Ahern of Medford, survive.
   The fire stations were draped today in respect to Mr. Ahern and flags were at half-mast. The funeral will be held at the home at 15 Franklin street, Thursday morning, with a mass at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. [see also: William Mathew Ahern]
Milford Daily News 9 July 1929
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Hannah (Ahearn) Gillen
GILLEN—Hannah Ahearn Gillen, president of St. Edward's Ladies' Catholic Benevolent Association, died yesterday (July 9th) at her home, 543 Bergen street. She was born in Brooklyn the daughter of the late James and Mary Callanan Ahearn. She was a charter member of St. Edward's R. C. Church and its societies, and for the past ten years a member of St. Joseph's R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be celebrated by the Rev. Father T. A. McLaughlin, Friday at 10 A. M. She was the widow of John J. Gillen, who had been for many years associated the Wise Jewelry firm, and is survived by two daughters, Genevieve Gillen and Mrs. Daniel J. Cuite; two sons, John J., and Edmund E. Gillen; one sister, Margaret Ahearn, and four grandchildren. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of William Dunigan & Son, 201 Park avenue.
Brooklyn Standard Union 10 July 1929
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HOLD AHERN RITES
Funeral services for Miss Margaret Ahern of 612 Jackson street were held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's church. The Rev. Father A. C. Stuhlman officiated at the services. Interment was in Union cemetery with arrangements in charge of the Hopson mortuary.
Bakersfield Californian 13 July 1929
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James J. Ahearn
James J. Ahearn, vice president of the Uvalde Asphalt Paving Company, 1 Broadway, died Monday night at his residence, 100 East Mosholu Parkway, Bronx, in his fifty-third year. He left a wife, Jane; a son, James J. Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. James J. Bergen. Services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Church of St. Philip Neri, Grand Concourse and 203d Street, Bronx.
New York Times 14 August 1929
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Mary Agnes O'Hearn
Mary Agnes O'Hearn, beloved daughter of Chief John W. O'Hearn of the local fire department and Mrs. Agnes O'Hearn died suddenly on Saturday, August 10, following an operation. Miss O'Hearn was born in Watertown and graduated from St. Patrick's Commercial High School. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and a member and an active worker in the Columbia Club. She has been associated with Charles Hopewell and his business since 1917.

Hundreds of friends, including many Greater Boston fire chiefs, paid final tribute to Miss O'Hearn, Wednesday at a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Patrick's Church Wednesday morning. Rev. Daniel C. Riordan was the celebrant of the mass. Rev. V. A. Curley was deacon and Rev. John W. Dowd, subdeacon. Among the chiefs of Fire Departments from out of town were Chief Sennett of Boston, Chief Randlett of Newton, Chief Quinlan of Needham, Chief Tierney of Arlington, Chief Allen of Brookline, Chief Tracey of Woburn, Chief Johnson of Waltham and several others.

The funeral procession, which started at the home at 206 Mt. Auburn st., was headed by a delegation of Watertown firemen led by Capt. J. J. Kelley, Lieut. John Devaney and Lieut. George Gilfoil. As the cortege passed the Central Fire Station, which was darkened for the time of the funeral, the men on duty under Capt. William McElroy, stood at attention in front of the station with heads bared. Town officials attended in a body. The bearers were: Joseph McKenney, William V. McKenney, Henry McKenney, Charles Leo McKenney, William A. McKenney, William J. McClellan, James Cross, Paul Cross, all cousins, and Paul Ford and Ambrose McCue. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, where prayers at the grave were said by Rev. Daniel C. Riordan. The home was completely filled with many beautiful floral tributes.

The Watertown Tribune-Enterprise 16 August 1929
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Ellen O'Hearn
O'Hearn — Ellen, beloved wife of the late Michael, mother of John, of Memphis, Tenn., Michael, William and Mrs. P. H. Healey, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Healey, 3445 W. 132. Funeral Monday at 9 a. m., from St. Vincent De Paul's Church. Interment at Painesville, Ohio. Painesville papers please copy.
— Cleveland Necrology, 10 November 1929
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Dr. Michael J. Aherne
The death of Dr. Michael J. Aherne, who for a number of years was dispensary medical officer at Brosna, took place at the hospital, Newcastle West, after a few days' illness. His death is very much regretted in Kerry and West Limerick, where he had numerous friends.
Irish Times 16 November 1929
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Mary T. Ahern
The funeral of Miss Mary T. Ahern of Blackwell's Mills was held yesterday from St. Joseph's Church, Millstone, where a solemn high mass was celebrated with Father Larkin as celebrant, Father Hanon of Trenton as deacon and Father Kesprovitz of Manville as subdeacon. There was a very large attendance and many beautiful floral tributes. The pallbearers, all cousins of the deceased, were Michael Ahern, Jeremiah Ahern, Cornelius Ahern, Andrew Ahern, John Ahern, Timothy Ahern. Interment was in St. Peter's Cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Maher.
New Brunswick Home News 27 November 1929
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Herbert Henry Ahern
Mr. Herbert Ahern, brother of Mr. J. Ahern of Rushworth, was accidentally killed on Friday last week while engaged at work on a road construction at Fernhills, some miles from Euroa. With his brother and Mr. J. Ahernís sons, he was engaged in making a wad. Mr. J. Ahern and his sons went to have their dinner leaving Herbert behind. A short time after they found Herbert lying on the ground with a wound in his head. He was taken to Euroa Hospital where it was found that his skull was fractured. It is not known definitely, how he sustained the injury, but it is surmised that he accidentally fell on the road. An Inquest was opened on Friday last, and adjourned for one week. The remains were brought to Rushworth and interred in Rushworth Cemetery on Saturday last, Rev. Father Tehan conducted the service. The deceased leaves a wife and a grown up family of eight.
The Rushworth Chronicle 6 December 1929
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Elizabeth (Kezla) McFadden
McFADDEN.—The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT AHEARN, Mrs. FLORENCE BAKER, Mr. and Mrs. NORMAN GARDNER. Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS CHEAL, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES McFADDEN, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK McFADDEN, Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED McFADDEN, Messrs. GEORGE, THOMAS, and PHILLIP McFADDEN are Invited to attend the Funeral of their late dearly beloved MOTHER, Elizabeth Kezla McFadden (late of Phegan's Bay, Woy Woy); to leave the private mortuary chapel of Motor Funerals Limited, 30 City-road, city. THIS MORNING, at 10 o'clock, for the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood. Per Motor Service.
MOTOR FUNERALS LIMITED,
Telephone, M6277. 30 City-road, city.
Sydney Morning Herald 11 December 1929
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Anna A. Ahern
AHERN - In Shelton, Conn., December 13, 1929, Anna A. Ahern, daughter of Michael J. and the late Anna E. Hogan Ahern of 34 Hotchkis Street. Funeral from sisk Bros Funeral Home, 128 Dwight Street, Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass at St. Brenan's church at 9:45.
New Haven Register 14 December 1929
[See also 25/02/1930, 02/08/1920]
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Patrick O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Died Dec. 20th, at the Lowell General Hospital, Patrick O'Hearn. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the home, 282 Riverside street, and a solemn high funeral mass will be sung at St. Rita's church at 10 o'clock. The burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery under the direction of Undertakers James F. O'Donnell & Sons.
The Lowell Sun 21 December 1929
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