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Edna N. (Breal) Ahern
AHERN — Entered into rest on Wednesday, January 8, 1930, at 2:35 o'clock a.m., EDNA N. BREAL, wife of Joseph P. Ahern, daughter of Josephine Fleury and Lawrence Breal, sister of Frank and Beatrice Breal, aged 23 years, a native and resident of this city. Relatives and friends of the family are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place on Friday afternoon, January 10, 1930, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of her mother, Mrs. J. Breal, 713 Constantinople street. Interment in Valence Street cemetery, Fred Leitz in charge.
The Times Picayune 9 January 1930
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DEATH OF MRS. JANE AHERN EARLY TODAY
Mrs. Jane (Brennan) Ahern, 59, widow of William Ahern, died this morning at 2 o'clock at her home, at 15 Franklin street, following a two months' illness. She came to Milford from Marlboro 30 years ago and lived here since, being well and favorably known. Two sons, Timothy J. of New Haven, Ct., and Martin B. Ahern, of this town, and two daughters, Mrs. Raymond McGee and Miss Margaret A. Ahern, of Milford, survive. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 with a solemn high mass at St. Mary's Church Monday morning at 8:30. [see also: William Ahern, William Mathew Ahern]
Milford Daily News 14 February 1930
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Patrick J. A'Hearn
A'HEARN—In Chelsea, Feb. 16, Patrick J., beloved son of the late Timothy and Mary A'Hearn (nee Roberts). Funeral from the Funeral parlors of J. F. McGlinchey, 583 Broadway, Chelsea, Tues., Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. Solemn high mass at St. Rose's Church at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
The Boston Globe 17 February 1930
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Mary A. (Ahern) Quigley
QUIGLEY—Feb. 18, Mary A. (nee Ahern), beloved wife of the late Michael W. Quigley and mother of Frank, Irene, George and the late Marguerite. Funeral Friday, 9:30 A. M., from her residence, 2,324 University Av. Solem requiem mass, 10 A. M., at the Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Fordham Road and University Av. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. [see also: Elizabeth Ahern]
New York Times 20 February 1930
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Joseph Albert Ahern
The death of Joseph Albert Ahern, son of Michael J. and the late Anna E. Hogan Ahern, occurred in this city this morning. Besides his father, Mr. Ahern is survived by three sisters, the Misses Estelle, Helen and Mary Ahern; one brother, Leonard L. Ahern. His funeral will be privately held from Sisk Bros. Funeral Home, 128 Dwight Street, Thursday morning. Notice of time will be announced later. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.
New Haven Register 25 February 1930
[See also 14/12/1929, 02/08/1920]
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John R. O'Hern
John R. O'Hern, well known Dubuquer, was summoned by death at the home, 236 Locust Str., Friday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock. Although ailing for several months, his condition did not become serious until two weeks ago. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the home to the Cathedral at 10:00 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mr. O'Hern was born in Dubuque and had always resided here. For the past ten years he had been employed at the Western Grocer Company. Besides his grief stricken wife, Mrs. Mary O'Hern, he leaves to mourn his loss four daughters, Mrs. Clem Welsh, Dubuque; Mrs. Thomas Doyle, Manchester; Misses Lillian and Marion, Dubuque; two sons, Harold, Sioux City, and John, Dubuque; a brother, Paul T. Presley, Dubuque. His sister, Mrs. Harry Houghton preceded him in death. Mr. O'Hern was a devout Catholic and attended the Cathedral. He was affiliated with the Catholic Order of Foresters. [see also: Mrs. Rosie Presley]
Telegraph Herald 2 March 1930
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Thomas Ahearn
AHEARN—At Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, March 10, Thomas, son of the late Timothy and Mary Ahearn (nee Roberts) of Co. A., 9th Regiment of Volunteers. Funeral from P. J. McArdle Funeral Home, 91 Chelsea St., Charlestown, Thursday, March 13, at 8:15. Solemn requiem high mass at St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Late member Col. Fred. B. Bogan Camp 14, U. S. W. V.
The Boston Globe 11 March 1930
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Nellie (Murphy) Ahern
AHERN, Nellie - nee Murphy, beloved wife of the late James Ahern, fond mother of James, Jeremiah, Bartholomew, Michael, Mary and the late John P. Ahern, fond sister of Patrick J., John C., James D., Mary F. Murphy, and Mrs. Margaret O'Connell of St. Louis, Mo. Funeral Monday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m. from residence, 5063 Monroe-st., to Resurrection church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Interment Mount Carmel. Kedzie 2394.
Chicago Tribune 27 April 1930
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John A. Ahern
John A. Ahern of 274 Wethersfield Avenue died at the Hartford Hospital, Tuesday evening. He was born in Ireland, a son of the late Michael and Nora (Flynn) Ahern. He was employed as a tool maker for 45 years at Colt's factory. He leaves a son, John R. Ahern and a daughter, Miss Eleanor R. Ahern, both of this city. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Dillon's funeral home, mass at St. Peter's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery. [see also: Norah A. Ahern]
Hartford Courant 6 June 1930
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MRS. HANNAH MAGEE DIED EARLY TODAY
Mrs. Hannah (Ahern) Magee, 25, wife of Raymond Magee, died this morning following a long illness. She born in this town and resided here practically her entire life. In addition to her husband she leaves a son, William, one sister, Miss Margaret Ahern and two brothers, Martin of this town and Timothy Ahern of Connecticut. [see also: William Ahern]
Milford Daily News 11 July 1930
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William O'Hearn
O'Hearn: William, beloved son of Margaret and the late Moses, brother of Mrs. M. Bonnette, Mrs. J. Obere, Mrs. L. King and Mrs. A. Sitzenstock, Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 a. m. Funeral Saturday, July 26, from St. Philip Neri's Church at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 25 July 1930
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Memorials
AHEARN—An anniversary mass for my late husband, James J. Ahearn, father of Mrs. James J. Bergen and James J. Ahearn, at 8 A. M., on Tuesday, Augu.12, Holy Name Church, 96th St. and Amsterdam Av.
New York Times 11 August 1930
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Patrick J. Ahern
Ahern: Patrick J., beloved husband of Mary H. (nee Hennessy), and father of Rev. E. J., Frank J., Walter J., Sister M. Naomi, H. H. M.; Mary L. and the late Charlotte M., at his residence, 1284 W. 111. Funeral at St. Rose's Church Friday at 10 a. m. Calvary Cemetery
— Cleveland Necrology, 4 September 1930
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Cornelius J. Ahern
AHERN—Cornelius J. Ahern, husband of the late Margaret E. Callahan. Father of Mrs. Josephine Buttimer, Michael J. Ahern, and Marguerite C. Ahern. Funeral Monday, Sept 8, 9:30am, from daughter's residence, 3025 Eastwood Av., to Our Lady of Mercy church. Interment Calvary. Kindly omit Flowers.
Chicago Tribune 7 September 1930
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Catherine (Daly) Ahern
AHERN.—The funeral of the late Mrs. CATHERINE AHERN will leave her late residence, 72 Wolseley parade, Kensington, THIS DAY (Friday), at 2 o'clock, for the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton.
The Argus 12 September 1930
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Catherine (Daly) Ahern
AHERN.—On the 11th September, at her residence, 73 Wolseley parade, Kensington, Catherine Ahern, relict of the late Thos. Ahern, of Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, youngest daughter of late Patrick Daly, solicitor, Ennis, Clare, Ireland, beloved mother of Elizabeth (deceased), Thomas, Mary, William, James, and Daniel, in her 85th year. —Requiescat in pace.
The Argus 13 September 1930
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Rev. Lewis Jerome O'Hern
The Rev. Lewis J. O'Hern, C. S. P., rector of the Apostolic Mission House, Washington, D. C., editor of the Missionary Magazine, and former resident of Olean, succumbed this morning at three o'clock, after an illness of long duration. Father O'Hern had been in poor health for more than a year, as a result from an attack of influenza from which he never fully recovered. This illness brought on a heart disease which hastened his death.

Of a religious family, Father O'Hern has two brothers in the Holy Priesthood, the Right Rev. Bishop John Francis O'Hern of Rochester, and the Rev. Thomas J. O'Hern, rector of the Buffalo Apostolate, cousins, the Rev. William O'Hern, Rev. Maurice O'Hern, Rev. John Casey, a nephew, Philip O'Hern, who is studying for the Holy Priesthood, and a cousin, Mother Mary Concepta O'Hern of St. Mary's Convent, this city.

Father O'Hern spent his youth in Olean and was one of the first graduates of St. Mary's Academic School. He completed his education at Olean High School. The Silver Sacredotal Jubilee of Father O'Hern was celebrated December 16, 1928, in this city at St. Mary of the Angels' Church when mass was celebrated by the jubilarian. The Rev. Joseph McLorley, superior general of the Paulist Fathers in the Chapel of St. Francis de Sales Apostolic Mission, Washington, D. C. delivered the sermon. Father O'Hern celebrated his first solemn mass in the old St. Mary of the Angels' Church on Christmas Night of 1903. Very active during the World War, Father O'Hern became nationally known for his work among the soldiers and sailors. He took especial interest in local residents who were identified with the War Department at Washington.

Surviving him are three brothers, the Right Rev. Bishop John Francis O'Hern, Rochester; the Rev. Thomas J. O'Hern, Buffalo; Colonel Edward P. O'Hern, U. S. A., commander of the Presidio at San Francisco, Calif., two sisters, Miss Gertrude O'Hern and Miss Nellie O'Hern, Rochester. He was a cousin of Mother Mary Concepta O'Hern of St. Mary's Convent, this city and is survived by the following cousins, who reside in Olean; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Hern and family, Henry J. O'Hern, Miss Mary O'Hern, Norman J. Sweitzer and family, Miss Helen Casey, Miss Agnes Casey. Francis Casey, and Miss Nora Casey of Allegany.

Olean Evening Times 12 December 1930
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Jack Ahern
Jack Ahern well known sheepman of this county, for 25 years passed away, Thursday morning at four o'clock at the Lakeview Public Hospital following an illness of several months. Ahern came to this country from Ireland when he was but sixteen years of age and since that time he has never seen his family and relatives in the old country. At the time of his death he was 42 years, 5 months and 20 days having been born in Newmarket, Co. Cork Ireland on June 2, 1888. He was the son of Patrick and Katherine Ahern, both who passed away in Ireland. He was the only son in a family in which there were six girls all of whom survive; four of them living in Ireland and one in England. He was made a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1913 in the court in Lakeview.

During his twenty six years of residence in this country he spent very little time outside of Lake County where he was named as a friend by a large number of people. A pioneer in the sheep business he served in his early youth in the employ of the real old timers in the sheep industry and later engaged in the business for himself. At the time of his Illness he was employed near Adel. His condition had been critical for some time and his death did not come as a shock to local people.

A Requiem mass for the repose of his soul will be held tomorrow morning at the St. Patrick's church here and burial will take place immediately afterward at the sunset Park cemetery. Evening services will be held for him tonight at 7:30p.m Three nephews of the deceased Paddy, Jack and Phillip Lynch are the close relatives in this country to mourn his death. [see also: Ahern]

The Irish News 12 December 1930
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Rev. Lewis J. O'Hern
Since 1921 Mission House Rector at Catholic University
Received Papal Blessing in Last Hours
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—The Rev. Lewis J. O'Hern, C. S. P., rector of the Apostolic Mission House at Catholic University and editor of The Missionary Magazine, who was in charge of all Catholic army and navy chaplains in the World War, died this morning in the mission house, Brookland, D. C. He has been ill for two years from heart disease. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in New York, with a funeral service at 9 P. M. Sunday in the Church of the Paulist Fathers, 415 West Fifty-ninth Street. A pontifical mass of requiem will be celebrated there at 10 A. M. on Monday. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters: the Right Rev. John Francis O'Hern, Bishop of Rochester, N. Y.; the Rev. Thomas J. O'Hern, pastor of St. Bartholomew's Church in Buffalo, N. Y.; Colonel P. O'Hern, who was chief ordnance officer with the American Expeditionary Forces in France and who is now commandant at the Presidio, San Francisco, and the Misses Helen [Nellie] and Gertrude O'Hern, both of Rochester, N. Y.

In his last hours Father O'Hern received a cablegram from Rome, bringing him the papal blessing. In the World War he was executive secretary of the Catholic Army and Navy Chaplains' Bureau and represented the Catholic Hierarchy of America in the selection and appointment of chaplains. He was one of three who started in the American church in Rome known as the Church of Santa Susanna, under charge of the Paulist Fathers. Father O'Hern was born at Olean, N. Y., on June 12, 1878. He received the degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology at Catholic University in 1903 and in December of that year was ordained a priest. Father O'Hern, since 1917, had been executive secretary to Cardinal Hayes in the latter's capacity of Bishop Ordinary of the Catholic members of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. From 1912 to 1921 he was Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Canon Law in the Paulist House of Studies in Catholic University of America. He had been rector of the Apostolic Mission House since 1921. [see also: Rev. Philip E. O'Hern, Patrick O'Hern, Ellen (Casey) O'Hern]
New York Times 13 December 1930
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IN MEMORIAM.
AHEARN—In loving memory of my darling only son William (Billie) Ahearn who departed this life January 7, 1929 aged I6 years.
In the bloom of his life God claimed him,
In the pride of his boyhood days,
Only God knows what I have suffered
Since the hour my boy passed away.
I heard a sweet voice softly saying
Dear Mum be brave and true
At the end of your life's battle
Your Billie will be watching for you.
Inserted by his lonely mum Mary Ahearn.
AHEARN —In loving memory of my dear nephew William (Billie) Ahearn who departed this life January 7, 1929 aged 16 years.
He lived to make us happy;
Oh why did he have to die?
When last I saw your smiling face,
You looked so strong and brave.
I little thought dear Billie how soon
You would be lying in your grave.
Inserted by his loving aunts, Uncle Jim and cousins.
The Sydney Morning Herald 7 January 1931
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Mary G. Hickey
Mary G. HICKEY—daughter of John and Annie (Ahearn) Hickey, died Tuesday at her home,727 East Tenth street.She was a life resident of South Brooklyn. She was employed by the Lumber Mutual Casualty Company of New York. She is survived in addition to her parents by three sisters,Mrs. Helen Sturm and Anna and Margaret Hickey, and three brothers, John, Joseph and Thomas. The funeral will be held at 9:30 A.M. Friday with requiem mass at the Church of St. Rose of Lima, Parkville avenue. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Brooklyn Standard Union 22 January 1931
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Edward Ahern
   Edward Ahern, a life long resident of this city, passed away yesterday after a lingering illness. Mr. Ahern was well known throughout the city and was engaged in many of the leather factories of this city. Mr. Ahern was the husband of the late Mrs. Mary Leary Ahern.
   The deceased is survived by one daughter, Gertrude of Somerville, one son, William of Westerly, R. I., two sisters, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy and Mrs. Catherine Shea of Woburn, and one brother, Dennis Ahern of Woburn.
   The funeral will be held Friday morning from the home of his sister, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy of 61 Park Street, Woburn. High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated at St. Charles Church, the time to be announced later. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, East Woburn. [see also: David H. Ahern, John F. Ahern]
Woburn Daily Times 4 February 1931
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EDWARD AHERN LAID AT REST THIS MORNING
   Edward Ahern, husband of the late Mrs. Mary Leary Ahern, was laid at rest this morning, in Calvary Cemetery, East Woburn, following funeral services at St. Charles Church, this city.
   The funeral cortege left the home of Mr. Ahern's sister, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy of 61 Park Street, Woburn, at 9:15 A.M., and a High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated at St. Charles Church at nine o'clock.
   Mr. Ahern was a leather worker by trade, was employed in many of the local factories, and was well known here. He died Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness.
   He is survived by one daughter, Miss Gertrude, of Somerville, one son, William of Westerly, R.I., two sisters, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy and Mrs. Catherine Shea of Woburn, and one brother, Dennis Ahern, also of this city.
Woburn Daily Times 6 February 1931
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Annie Mary Ahearne
AHEARNE—February 21, 1931, at 17 Coulson avenue, Rathgar, Annie Mary Ahearne, third daughter of late John Ahearne, John street, Waterford. R.I.P. Deeply and deservedly regretted by relatives. Funeral private. [see also: Mary Josephine (Aherne) O'Brien]
Irish Times 23 February 1931
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Martin O'Hearn
Martin O'Hearn, age 65, of 827 Bridge St., NW, passed away late yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's hospital. Besides the widow, Elizabeth, he is survived by three sons, Harold and Gerald of Grand Rapids, and Richard of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. William Schlief and Miss Beatrise O'Hearn of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren; three sisters, and a brother. The deceased was for 18 years an employee of the Pennsylvania railroad and for the past few years had been employed by the Grand Rapids Street Railway company. Funeral announcement later. Arrangements by Alt.
Grand Rapids Herald 6 March 1931
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Patrick Ahern
AHERN—On March 17, Patrick, beloved uncle of James and Helen Ahern. Funeral on Friday at 9 A.M. from the home of his nephew, James Ahern, 185 Prospect Park West. Thence to Holy Name Church. Interment at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City.
Brooklyn Standard Union 19 March 1931
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Johanna (Corbett) Ahern
The death of Mrs. Johanna Ahern of Saranac occurred Tuesday night, March 24, at 6:30 oclock after a lingering illness due to old age. She was 95 years old. Born in Ireland, Mrs. Ahern came to this country when a child and has resided in Saranac for many years. She is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Mary Downs of Peru, Mrs. Nellie Crowley of AuSable Forks, Miss Nancy and Miss Elizabeth Ahern of Saranac Lake, Michael of Clayburg and Henry of Saranac.
The Plattsburgh Sentinel 27 March 1931
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Nora Ahern
   Miss Nora Ahern, who for sixty-five years had been a resident of Arlingotn, passed away on the thirteenth of April. She was born in Belmont, sixty-six years ago, the daughter of Maurice and Abbie Ahern.
   She was a charter member of Court St. Agnes, C. D. of A., and a large number of the members attended the solemn high mass of requiem which was celebrated in St. Agnes church Wednesday morning, following the funeral at Miss Ahern's late home, 20 Alton street. A delegation headed by the grand regent, Mrs. Silvery, acted as honorary escort. Rev. Joseph P. Murphy celebrated the mass; Rev. William V. Nagle, deacon, and Rev. Joseph Ryan of Medford, subdeacon. There were many lovely flowers.
   The bearers were her nephews, John, Francis, Maurice, Albert, Charles and Alfred Ahern. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Miss Ahern is survived by a sister, Miss Mary Ahern and four brothers—John J., Daniel F., Maurice P. and Timothy C., all of Arlington.
Arlington Advocate 17 April 1931
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Andrew Walsh
WALSH—Andrew Walsh, beloved husband of Julia Ahern Walsh, father of the late Edward Walsh, brother of Anna Grant and Fred J. Walsh. Funeral Monday, April 20, at 9 a.m., from late residence, 5522 S. Sawyer-av., to St. Gall's church. Interment Mount Olivet. Information, Lafayette 6607.
Chicago Tribune 19 April 1931
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Katherine (Barry) Ahern
Mrs. Katherine Ahern, owner of the Hotel Embassy, city, died at the hotel at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Although she had been ill for over three months, her death came suddenly. Mrs. Ahern, who was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Barry, of Gympie, went to County Cork, Ireland, in 1910, when she married Dr. J. J. Ahern, one of three brothers who had gained international reputation in Rugby Union while playing for Ireland. After three years' residence in Ireland the couple came to Queensland, and Dr. Ahern settled down to a practice at Gympie, In 1912 Dr. Ahern died, and in the following year Mrs. Ahern and her two children returned to Ireland, where they remained for three years. They returned to Brisbane in 1917, and in 1918 Mrs. Ahern took over the license of the Ulster Hotel. In 1928 she bought the freehold property on which the Hotel Embassy now stands, and, releasing the license of the Ulster Hotel in February, 1929, commenced business in her new property. Mrs. Ahern was prominently associated with charitable works in the city, notably the Mater Misercordiae Hospital. She is survived by a son, Barry Ahern, a daughter, Miss Maureen Ahern, and a sister, Mrs. N. G. Ramsey, of Gympie. The funeral will leave St. Stephen's Cathedral for the Nudges Cemetery at 10 a.m. to-day.
The Brisbane Courier 4 May 1931
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Mrs. Katherine Ahern
MRS. KATHERINE AHERN, owner of the Hotel Embassy, Brisbane, died at the hotel on May 2. Although she had been ill for over three months, her death came suddenly. Mrs. Ahern, who was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Barry, of Gympie, went to County Cork, Ireland, in 1910, when she married Dr. J. J. Ahern, one of three brothers who had gained international reputation in Rugby Union while playing for Ireland. After three years' residence in Ireland the couple came to Queensland, and Dr. Ahern settled down to a practice at Gympie. In 1912 Dr. Ahern died, and in the following year Mrs. Ahern and her two children returned to Ireland, where they remained for three years. They returned to Brisbane in 1917, and in 1918 Mrs. Ahern took over the license of the Ulster Hotel. In 1928 she bought the freehold property on which the Hotel Embassy now stands, and, releasing the license of the Ulster Hotel in February, 1929, commenced business in her new property.

Mrs. Ahern was prominently associated with charitable works in the city, notably the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. She is survived by a son, Barry Ahern, a daughter, Miss Maureen Ahern, and a sister, Mrs. N. G. Ramsey, of Gympie.

The Queenslander 7 May 1931
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Edward F. Ahern
Fond du Lac.—Edward F. Ahern, 54, lifelong resident of Fond du Lac and for many years engaged in the plumbing business in the city, passed away Sunday at his home here. Mr. Ahern was a member of Fond du Lac lodge No. 57, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks for many years. He is survived by three sisters. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's church with interment in Calvary cemetery.
The Sheboygan Press 2 June 1931
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Denis F. Ahearn
AHEARN—Denis F., on July 25, at St. Maryís Hospital, beloved father of James J. and John F. and husband of the late Mary Marren. Funeral 9:30 on Tuesday from the funeral chapel of John McManus, 2001 Flatbush avenue. Requiem mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Brooklyn Standard Union 27 July 1931
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Francis Ahern
AHERN—Francis Ahern, beloved son of Morris and Nora, nee Henry; fond brother of Morris, Daniel, and Norine. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 8, from his late residence, 5800 S. Marshfield-av., at 9:30 a.m., to St. Raphael's church. Burial Mount Olivet. For information, call Prospect 3889.
Chicago Tribune 7 September 1931
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Gertrude E. Ahern
   Miss Gertrude E. Ahern, a former well known resident of this city, died yesterday in Somerville, Mass., after an illness of some time.
   Miss Ahern, who is the daughter of the late Edward and Mary O'Leary Ahern, has a number of friends here who will be surprised to hear of her passing.
   The funeral will be held from the Undertaking Parlors of P. J. Cox and Son, 14 Highland street, Woburn, on Wednesday morning, September 9th, 1931 at 9 o'clock, and a High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated at St. Charles Church, Woburn, at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.
Woburn Daily Times 8 September 1931
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MISS GERTRUDE E. AHERN
   The funeral of Miss Gertrude E. Ahern, formerly of this city, was held this morning at 9.00 a.m. and a High Mass of Requiem was celebrated at St. Charles' Church, this city at 9.30 a.m. Interment followed the services at St. Charles' at Calvary Cemetery, East Woburn.
   Miss Ahern is the daughter of the late Edward and Mary O'Leary Ahern, and had lived in Woburn for a number of years where she made a large circle of friends. She passed away on last Monday in Somerville, Mass. following an illness of some duration.
Woburn Daily Times 9 September 1931
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TRIPLE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KLAUE FAMILY, DROWNED
Rites for Glens Falls Tragedy Victims at St. Brigid's Church
Triple funeral services will be held at 9:30 A. M. tomorrow when solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Brigid, Ridgewood, for Charles J. Klaue, his wife, Elizabeth Thumser Klaue and their daughter, Kathleen Klaue, who were drowned Monday when a boat in which they were rowing overturned in the Hudson River, near Glens Falls. The Klaue family lived at 406 Menahan street, Ridgewood, formally and at the time of their deaths were residents of Albany. Mr. and Mrs. Klaue leave one daughter, Edna.

Mr. Klaue is survived by his parents, John and Angeline Klaue, a brother, Fred, and four sisters, Elizabeth Ahearn, Edna Belger, Mamie Schaefer and Angeline Rush. Mrs. Klaue is survived by her parents, Peter and Salie Thumser, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Riortan. The three funerals will be held from funeral chapel of Frank Darmstadt Sons at 80 Harrison place and following the requiem mass the tripe interment will be at St. John's Cemetery.

Brooklyn Standard Union 10 September 1931
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Bridget (Reidy) Ahern
AHERN—Bridget Ahern, nee Reidy, beloved wife of the late James, fond mother of John, James, Joseph, Henry, William, and Lillian Ahern, Mrs. Katherine Wilkening, and the late Patrick; and sister of the late Dennis Reidy. Native of County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral Friday at 8:45 a.m., from late residence, 720 W. 47th-pl., to St. Gabriel's church. Interment Mount Olivet. Particulars, Yards 0703.
Chicago Tribune 15 September 1931
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Frances Clara Maibach
Frances Clara Maibach died Saturday at her home, 95 Moffatt street, in her thirty-second year. She is survived by her mother, Marie Maibach; four sisters, Elsie Bertram, Anna Ahearn, Bertha Duwel, and Marie Maibach, and one brother, Frank. Funeral Tuesday, at 9:30 A. M.; thence to the Fourteen Holy Martyr's R. C. Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated. Interment at St. John's Cemetery under direction of Nicholas Blasius Jr. & Son, 710 Knickerbocker Avenue .
Brooklyn Standard Union 26 October 1931
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Mrs. Jane Green Succumbs to a Heart Attack
Siezed [sic] Early Sunday Morning As She Lay Asleep At Her Home Here.
Coming with a suddenness that sent a shock of regret and sorrow over the entire community, the death of Mrs. Jane L. Green, beloved county social worker, and wife of Louis H. Green, removed one of the most active workers for humanity in the county. Death visited this esteemed woman as she lay sleeping early last Sunday morning. The terrible shock was revealed to her husband as Mr. Green attempted to arouse Mrs. Green from what he thought was a deep slumber, but instead he found her cold in death. Dr. A. K. McGrath, who resides next door was immediately called and stated that her condition seemed to indicate that she had died several hours previous. She lay in a natural position, and apparently had passed out of this life, as she slept, without the least pain or suffering.

Mr. Green, who occupied the room next to his wife, had occasion to pass her door about 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A casual glance revealed nothing unusual, and he repassed to his own room and remained until about 9 o'clock, the hour the family generally arose to prepare for their breakfast on Sunday morning. When Mr. Green attempted to awaken Mrs. Green, she had passed from this life into that beyond. Recalling that he had heard a slight noise about 4 o'clock, Mr. Green was of the opinion that his wife had died at that hour, and this is borne out by the attending physician after a careful examination of the body.

Mrs. Green died following an acute heart attack, from which she had been a sufferer for nearly 14 years. During the past several weeks her condition had been aggravated by an extreme amount of work in connection with her Red Cross service throughout the district, and also her services in connection with a local committee recently organized for relief of the unemployed and needy. On Monday, October 26th, Mrs. Green suffered a severer attack, brought on by heart complications, and she sank unconscious in [a] chair while engaged in her beauty parlor here. This attack came upon her about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and Dr. E. J. Finnerty, the family physician, requested that the suffering woman be taken to her home for period of rest and observation. So severe was the attack and so frought [sic] with danger of fatal results, that Mrs. Green was compelled to remain quiet in a chair most of the afternoon, before she could be taken to her home. She remained at home the following day and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday she felt herself able to be about again, and came downtown. She appears in her normal health. Saturday evening, she expressed herself as feeling as well as ever. But the Death-Angel was hovering near, and sometime during the night Mrs. Green answered the call.

The body was taken to Bates Mortuary Sunday and returned to the family home on Monday morning, where numerous friends called during the day to pay their respects to the dead, and lay flowers on the casket, which was placed in the living room of the home. Relatives, including an only daughter, Mrs. Thomas Campbell, came from San Francisco; Mrs. T. B. Bradley of Tiburon, Marin county, Mrs. Green's sister, was there, and James B. Ahern, brother of the deceased, came from San Rafael.

Monday night, Father Pier of St Francis Church, recited the Rosary at the home, which was participated in by members of the Sonoma Y. L. I., [missing text] the Y.L.I. followed the remains to the grave, and after the casket was lowered into the grave, each member of the organization tossed a white chrysanthemum [sic], tied with a blue ribbon, upon the coffin. Members of the Native Daughters did likewise, using a yellow chrysanthemum.

During the time that the body lay In state at the home, the casket was banked in flowers, and the stairway leading from the hall, was strewn with flowers, brought by friends, as a token of respect and loving friendship for a noble woman who had finished her life's work.

Mrs. Green's maiden name was Jane I. Ahern. She was born in Lakeville, Sonoma county, on June 11, 1871. She resided in that neighborhood for about 16 years, and attended St. Vincent convent at Petaluma. Her father moved to Shellville and Jane accompanied him there and in 1892 she married Louis H. Green, then engaged in the lumber and building material business at Sonoma. Shortly after their marriage, Mrs. Green, in company with Doctors Hays and Thompson, established a hospital here. Mrs. Green took full charge of this institution, which was started in 1905. Falling health compelled her to give up this work in 1917, and the hospital was discontinued.

Besides her fraternal affiliations mentioned above, she was a member of Alta Parlor No. 3, N. D. G. W., of San Francisco, and also a member of Neighbors of Woodcraft of Santa Rosa. Most of Mrs. Green's life work was among the needy and distressed, and it was in recognition of this inclination that made her a valuable and untiring member of the Sonoma County Social Service Commission and the local Red Cross Chapter, and member of-the General Relief Committee. Mrs. Green was a very practical woman, and her opinions were of great value, because of her capacity to investigate real condition that exist among those in distress.

The pall bearers at the funeral service were Blair Hart, Supervisor of Petaluma; J. W. Ford, referee in bankruptcy and former district attorney of Santa Rosa; Frank Burris, Sonoma banker; W. J. Kearney, Sonoma Valley rancher; Jep Valente, Sonoma City councilman and fire chief, and Joe Redding, prominent rancher of Nicasio, Marin county.

On the Passing of Jane I. Green, a Friend Indeed
by Celeste G. Murphy
In the midst of life we are in death. A complete life enriched by human experiences, enobled by countless charities and ministration to sorrow and suffering, such was the life of Jane I. Green, terminated suddenly by Divine decree. Perhaps she was needed in the Great Beyond and goes to serve in the broader field, to glean the eternal blessing and reward she so richly deserves. And yet I hear her say, "there is so much to do here." We can only show our love and respect for her and her great sacrifice in behalf of those in distress, by carrying on her noble program, the work of social service to which she dedicated her life. If she could know her friends would do that, that Sonoma, the community in which she worked so long and faithfully would be inspired by her passing to full response in the time of need, that we would rededicate ourselves to the Red Cross and other benefactions, we would win her eternal blessing.

Most truly she has set an example by which we all may profit, for she has lived a life which has exemplified true Christian precepts; ready to heed every call, to heal every wound, to comfort the friendless and sick. With a deep understanding of and sympathy for unfortunate humanity, her work in the hospitals as a volunteer nurse at the time of the great influenza epidemic, in the humble homes of friends and neighbors, in the sick room of those more pretentious, was recognized and praised. She was ever ready to answer every call; yes, even the call to the Great Beyond. For that she was prepared. Deeply religious and devoted to her church, she could meet her Maker at any hour with assurance that a new day was dawning in which those she had helped along the way would win eternal benediction, regeneration or reward. Strong was her faith in the Divine plan. A womanly woman, noble, generous and self sacrificing, has left us. Let us honor her name.

Sonoma Index Tribune 5 November 1931
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Isabella (Woodley) Ahern
AHERN—November 10, 1931, at Ormiston, Malahide, Isabella Woodley, widow of Walter Ahern, late of Ailesbury road, Dublin, in her 85th year. R.I.P. [see also: Fannie Ahern]
Irish Times 21 November 1931
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Catherine (McArdle) Ahern
AHERN—Catherine, beloved wife of the late Michael Ahern, sister of Edward McArdle and aunt of Mrs. John Halley and John Maguire. Funeral Wednesday morning from the home of her niece, Mrs. John Halley, 95 Kent st., Brooklyn, thence to St. Alphonsus Church, where requiem mass will be celebrated. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
Brooklyn Standard Union 21 December 1931
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Daniel Ahearn
AHEARN—Died Dec. 25, in this city, (suddenly), Daniel Ahearn. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 8 o'clock from his home, 640 Broadway, and a funeral high mass will be sung at St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. The burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery under the direction of Undertakers James F. O'Donnell & Sons. [see also: Miss Mary K. Ahern]
The Lowell Sun 26 December 1931
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Daniel Ahearn
AHEARN — The funeral of the late Daniel Ahearn, whose sudden death caused widespread sorrow, took place this morning at 8.30 o'clock from his home, 640 Broadway, and was largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends including a number from out-of-town, also the following delegation from the Holy Name society of St. Patrick's church of which the deceased was an esteemed member; Patrick Kelley, James Molloy, Maurice Spillane, Jeremiah Wrenn, Dennis Crowley and John J. Connors. The cortege proceeded to St. Patrick's church where at 9 o'clock a funeral high mass was sung by the pastor, Rev. John J. McGarry, DCL. The choir-under the direction of Mr. Henry T. Gilday, sang the Gregorian mass, the solos of the mass being sustained by Miss Frances Tighe and Mrs. Frank M. Brogan. At the offertory, Miss Tighe and Mrs. Brogan sang in duet "Misereremini Mei," and at the conclusion of the mass "De Profundis" was rendered by the choir, Mr. Gilday presiding at the organ. There was a profusion of beautiful floral tributes and also innumerable spiritual bouquets. The bearers were: Messrs. Thomas Erwin, Thomas Dalton, Henry Reynolds, Patrick Finn, Michael Ahearn and John Hartnett. At the grave, Rev. Patrick Flaherty read the committal prayers and the burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery, under the direction of Undertakers James F. O'Donnell & Sons.
The Lowell Sun 28 December 1931
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John P. Ahern
Funeral Services for John P. Ahern were held yesterday morning from the funeral home of D. W. Grannan and Son and were followed by a high mass of requiem in St. Agnes church celebrated by Rev. Joseph Murphy. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mr. Ahern, who was the son of the late Dennis and Ellen Ahern was a lifelong [sic] resident of Arlington. He was sixty-eight years old. His death occurred on Tuesday. Of late years he had made his home on North Union street with his brother, Thomas Ahern. Besides this brother, he is survived by two others, George and Dennis Ahern, both of Arlington.
The Arlington Advocate 29 January 1932
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Lois (Knight) Ahern
Ahern: Lois, beloved wife of Edward T., mother of June Katheryn Ahern and Jack and Patricia Sayers; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Knight; sister of George Knight of Bronxville, N. Y.; residence 2099 W. 104th Street. Funeral notice later.
— Cleveland Necrology, 1932
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William Wolfe Tone "Willo" Ahern
AHERN—January 9, 1932, at a Dublin Nursing Home, William W. T. (Willo) Ahern, Ross, Mountnugent, fourth son of Mary and the late William Ahern, J.P., Co.C., of Ross Quarries, County Meath. R.I.P. Funeral to-day (Monday) at 2 o'clock from Mountnugent.
Irish Times 11 January 1932
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Nellie (Ahearn) Barrett
Entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1932 at 1:15 p.m., beloved wife of John B. Barrett, dear sister of Michael Ahearn and Mrs. Katherine Campbell, our dear daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral from Arthur J. Donnelly's parlor, 3846 Lindell Bl., on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8:30 a.m., to St. Margaret Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. [see also: Margaret (Ahearn) Roderman]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 26 January 1932
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Mary Josephine (Aherne) O'Brien
O'BRIEN—In fond remembrance of our beloved mother, Mary Josephine O'Brien, 17 Coulson avenue, [Rathgar] who died February 13th, 1931, and of her sister, Annie Mary Aherne, who died February 21, 1931. May they rest in peace.
Irish Times 13 February 1932
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Elliott G. Ahern
AHERN—Elliott G. Ahern, March 16, of 1535 E. Marquette-rd., beloved husband of Carrie Wheeler Ahern, father of Ethelyn G. Ahern, E. Fort and Edwin W. Ahern. Masonic services at memorial chapel, 63d-st. and Evans-av., Saturday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. Interment Oakwoods. Member of Woodlawn Park Lodge No. 841, A.F. & A.M.
Chicago Tribune 18 March 1932
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John E. O'Brien
O'BRIEN—John E. O'Brien, beloved husband of Rose A., nee Pendergast, brother of Mrs. Dorothy Decker and Mrs. Frances Ahern. Funeral from chapel, 1158 N. Clark-st., Thursday, March 31, at 9 a.m. to Holy Name cathedral. Interment Calvary. Member of Sacred Heart court, C.O.F.
Chicago Tribune 30 March 1932
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Catherine (Lawlor) Woulfe
WOULFE— Catherine Woulfe, nee Lawlor, April 1, formerly of 527 W. 44th-st., beloved wife of James Woulfe and fond mother of James Woulfe and Mrs. Catherine Ahern, sister of Mrs. Anna Walsh, David Lawlor and the late Mrs. Margaret Casey. Funeral Monday at 8:45 a.m. from residence of daughter, 5658 So. Peoria-st., to St. Gabriel's church. INterment Holy Sepulchre. Particulars, Yards 0703.
Chicago Tribune 3 April 1932
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Josephine (Finerty) O'Brien
O'BRIEN—Josephine O'Brien, nee Finerty, April 16, 1932, late home 11040 Avenue L. beloved wife of Sylvester, dear mother of James and the late Mary O'Brien, sister of John L. Finerty, Mary Finerty, Mrs. Tom Burke, Mrs. James D. Ahern. Funeral Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the late home to St. Francis de Sales church at 9:30. Interment Holy Sepulchre. For information call South Chicago 0632.
Chicago Tribune 17 April 1932
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Robert E. Dunn
DUNN—Robert E. Dunn, dearly beloved son of James P. and Kathryn Dixon Dunn, husband of Margaret Ahern Dunn, fond father of Marge, James, and Robert, brother of James, and Mrs. A. Paul. Funeral Saturday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m., at late residence 5604 S. Wood-st. Interment Mount Greenwood.
Chicago Tribune 22 April 1932
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Amy Aherne
AHERNE—On Friday, April 22, 1932, at Tower Holme, Pevensey Bay, Sussex, Amy, widow of William Aherne, in her 91st year. Funeral at Sutton Cemetery to-day (Tuesday) at 2.45. [see also: Honora Dorothy Aherne, Maria Elizabeth Aherne]
The Times 26 April 1932
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James Ahern
AHERN—James Ahern, May 9, 1932, of 4707 Drexel-blvd., beloved husband of Edith, fond father of William J., brother of Eugene W. Funeral services at St. Ambrose church Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. Remains in chapel, 4227 Cottage Grove-av. Interment Mount Olivet. [see also: 9 May 1935, Ann Ahern]
Chicago Tribune 11 May 1932
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Frank B. Coaker
COAKER—Frank B. Coaker, beloved husband of Mary L., nee O'Connor, fond father of John F. and Alice Ahern, devoted brother of Herbert Watson of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Edwin Kennedy, Mrs. Burton Stewart and Catherine Coaker of Brockton, Mass., at residence, 5018 Quincy-st. Funeral Wednesday, at 9 a.m., to Resurrection church. Interment Calvalry.
Chicago Tribune 21 June 1932
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Vera Catherine Ahern
AHERN—In Brighton, June 23, Vera Catherine, daughter of Sarah McLennan and Cornelius Ahern of 11 Third st., Arlington Heights. Funeral service at the A. E. Long Memorial Chapel, 4 Beech st., cor. Mass. Ave., North Cambridge, Sunday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m.
The Boston Globe 25 June 1932
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Mary (Bennett) Ahern
Mrs. Mary Ahern, 49, died at her home at 71 Blake street Thursday afternoon after an illness of about two months. She was born at Richmond, Canada, moving to Lewiston 35 years ago. Besides her husband, Charles Ahern, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Maher, Lewiston and Mrs. Margaret DeBlase, Mechanic Falls; a son, Charles, of Lewiston; three brothers, Napoleon, Fred, and Irving Bennett; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Coutoure and Mrs. Irving Thibodeau. She was a member of St. Joseph's church.
The Lewiston Daily Sun 22 July 1932
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Daniel J. Ahearn
Daniel J. Ahearn, vice president of the International Brotherhood of Bookbinders is dead in Long Island City, N. Y. For many years Mr. Ahearn has been well known in the printing trades. He was a member of the executive council of the Central Trades and Labor Council of New York and vicinity, vice president of the Greater New York Allied Printing Trades Council and a member of the executive council of the State Federation of Labor.
The Boston Evening Transcript 3 September 1932
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Ellen Egan
EGAN—Ellen Egan, beloved sister of Mrs. Johanna Ahern, John, Michael, the late Daniel Egan. Funeral Thursday at 9 a.m. from late residence, 1755 W. 100th-st., to St. Barnabas church. Interment Mount Olivet. Yards 0662.
Chicago Tribune 7 September 1932
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Mary Barbara (Gardner) O'hearn
Mrs. Mary B. O'Hearn Succumbs Monday - Mrs. Mary Barbara O'Hearn, 66, former Mansfield resident, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Horony of Akron at 7:45 p.m. Monday [24 October] following an illness of two months. Mrs. O'Hearn was born in Jelloway, O., on March 21, 1866. She was united in marriage to Patrick O'Hearn in Loudonville on Nov. 24, 1891. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1912. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Celia Lee, Mrs. Blanche Jacobs, and Mrs. Dorothy Horony, all of Akron, and Mrs. Effie Roop, Mansfield. Three sons, Leo O'Hearn and John O'Hearn both of Akron and Frank O'Hearn, Mansfield, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Roman Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Friday conducted by Rev. Fr. R. C. Goebel. Burial will be made in the Loudonville cemetery by the J. A. Geiger directors. The body was removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman C. Roop, Maple street, where friends may call.
— unidentified newspaper October 1932
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Philip T. "Tom" Ahern
Montreal, Sept. 27.—Philip T. Ahearn [sic], private secretary to Hon. Maurice Dupre, solicitor-general in the Dominion government, died Monday at White Plains, N.J. [sic], where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Yates, according to word received here. Generally known as Tom Ahearn, he was formerly a prominent newspaperman, and was for many years an officer of the department of justice at Ottawa. He was 59 years of age.

Born in the Gaspe Peninsula, Mr. Ahearn was educated at St. Joseph's college, Memraucook, N.B., and came to Montreal 32 years ago. He was appointed secretary to the late Hon. E. J. Flynn, former prime minister of Quebec. When the Conservative government was defeated about the turn of the century he came Montreal from Quebec to work for the Montreal Star where he began an active newspaper career that extended over many years. Mr. Ahearn worked for the New York World, the New York Tribune, the Associated Press, and established the first Candadian Press bureau in New York.

With the defeat of the Liberal party in the Dominion elections of 1911 and the entry of the Conservatives to power he went to Ottawa with Hon. C. J. Doherty, then minister of justice, as his secretary. Upon the retirement of Mr. Doherty he entered the remittance branch of department of justice and at the time of his death was Mr. Dupre's secretary.

Mr. Ahern is survived by five children, Philp Charles Ahern, of Dalhousie; Mrs. Curtis Yates of White Plains, N.Y.; Carbery Ahern, David Ahern, and Willa Ahern, all of Ottawa.

Winnipeg Free Press 27 September 1932
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TOM AHERN DIES AT WHITE PLAINS
Former Journalist Stricken While Visiting Daughter in New York State
GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL
Was Secretary to Late Right Hon. C. J. Doherty—
Latterly to Hon Maurice Dupre.
Philip T. Ahearn, generally known as Tom Ahern. formerly a prominent newspaper man and for many years an officer of the Department of Justice at Ottawa, died yesterday at White Plains, N.Y., where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Yates. He was 59 years of age.

Born in the Gaspe Peninsula, Tom Ahern, as he was known to the newspaper fraternity in Montreal and Ottawa, was educated at St. Joseph's College, Memrancook, N.B., and came to Montreal 32 years ago.

His interest in political affairs soon manifested itself and a short time after his arrival he was named secretary to the Hon. E. J. Flynn, former prime minister of the province. When the Conservative Government was defeated in this province he came Montreal to work for the Montreal Star, where he began an active newspaper career that was to extend over many years and take him to the United States and Ottawa.

Before he became secretary to the Hon. C. J. Doherty, former Minister of Justice, in 1911, he worked for the New York World, the New York Tribune, and the Associated Press, and he established the Candadian Press for the first time in the United States.

With the defeat of the Liberal party in 1911 and the entry of the Conservatives to power, he went to Ottawa with the Hon. C. J. Doherty as his secretary. Upon the retirement of the latter he entered the remissions branch of the Department of Justice and at the time of his death was private secretary to the Hon. Maurice Dupre, Solicitor-General.

Mr. Ahern is survived by five children, Philp Charles Ahern, of Dalhousie; Mrs. Curtis Yates of White Plains, N.Y.; Carbery Ahern of Ottawa, David and Willa Ahern, of Ottawa. His mother, Mrs. Philip Ahern, lives in Montreal, as does his sister, Miss Annie Marie Ahern.

The Montreal Gazette 27 September 1932
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Cabinet Member's Private Secretary,
P. T. Ahern, Is Dead

Passing of Prominent Official of Solicitor-general's Office,
and Former Outstanding Newspaperman
Philip Thomas Ahern, private secretary to Hon. Maurice Dupre, solicitor-general in the Dominion government, and well known resident of Ottawa, died yesterday at White Plains, N.Y, where he had been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Yates. He was for many years a prominent newspaperman and was for some years an official in the Department of Justice in Ottawa. He was 59 years of age. With Mrs. Ahern, he had been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Yates at her home in White Plains, and shortly after his arrival there, last Wednesday, he suffered a collapse. He was removed to the hospital and appeared on the road to recovery on Saturday, but his illness thereafter became more serious.

Born in the Gaspe peninsula, a son of the late Philip Ahern, he was educated at St. Joseph's College Memramcook, N.B. He began his career as secretary to the late Hon. E. J. Flynn, former premier of Quebec. About 32 years ago he went to Montreal from Quebec to work for the Montreal Star, and began an active newspaper career which extended over many years. Later he was on the editorial staffs of the New York World, the New York Tribune, the Associated Press, and he also established the first Canadian Press Bureau in New York city. [sic]

Came to Ottawa
With the defeat of the Liberal party in the Dominion elections of 1911, and the entry into power of the Conservatives, he came to Ottawa with Hon. C. J. Doherty, then minister of justice as his secretary. He filled this position for some years, and during that time made several trips to Europe at the end of the World War with Rt. Hon. Mr. Doherty, in connection with the peace conference. Upon the retirement of Mr. Doherty, he entered the remittance branch of the Department of Justice, and at the time of his death, was secretary to Mr. Dupre.

Mr. Ahern was very well known in Ottawa, where he had resided for many years at 375 Daly avenue. He was Catholic in faith, being a member of St. Joseph's church and was prominent in church circles. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Philip Ahern of Montreal; his wife, the former Maria Foran; three sons, Philip Charles, electrical superintendent, Dalhousie M[illegible] David, of the staff of [illegible] Bank, Ottawa, and T. Ca[illegible] of Ottawa, two daugh[illegible] Curtis Yates of White Pl[illegible] and Miss Willa Ahern, O[illegible] a sister Miss M. Ahern of [illegible] There are also two grand[illegible] The body will arrive in [illegible] Wednesday at noon, and [illegible] will be held from St. [illegible] church on Thursday mo[illegible] terment will be in N[illegible] cemetery.

Ottawa Citizen 27 September 1932
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Bartholomew P. Ahern
AHERN—Bartholomew P. Ahern, beloved son of Julia, nee Canaven, and the late John; fond brother of John and Eleanor. Funeral Wednesday, Oct. 12, from his late residence, 6452 S. Oakley-av., at 9 a.m., to St. Rita's church. Burial Holy Sepulchre. Information call Prospect 3889.
Chicago Tribune 10 October 1932
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Alvina (Buras) Ahern
AHERN — On Tuesday, December 6, 1932 at 5 p.m., ALVINA BURAS, wife of the late Captain John Ahern, mother of Mrs. H. Matthiessen, William and John Ahern, aged 73 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the services from the funeral home of Albert E. Briede & Son, Inc,. 1160 Camp street, the time of which will be announced.
The Times Picayune 7 December 1932
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Irving Ahern, Formerly on Economist Staff, Dead at 24
Irving Ahern, once a member of the editorial staff of the Southtown Economist, is dead. Mr. Ahern died Wednesday morning a few minutes after 10 o'clock in his home at 2817 W. Monroe st. His funeral will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel at 3246 W. Jackson blvd. to Our Lady of Solace church at Albany st. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel cemetery.
Skilled
Although but 24 years old at the time of his death, Mr. Ahern was widely known throughout Southtown as a reult of his newspaper work. Among his associates he was highly regarded as a skilled newspaper man of great promise. Studying for the bar, Mr. Ahern was in his final year at the Chicago Law school. He was a graduate of Lindblom high school. At that time the Ahern residence was at 5927 Keeler ave.
A Monument
In his newspaper activities, Mr. Ahern was instrumental in ovtaining for Southtown numerous civic improvements. The scores of safety islands now in wide Southtown street car thoroughfares stand as monuments to one of his efforts. Observing the number of deaths caused by speeding motor traffic on wide streets in the community, Mr. Ahern instituted a successful campaign for the erection of modern safe islands to safeguard pedestrian life.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Julia D. Ahern, two brothers, Tommy and Fred, and two sisters, Gertrude and Grace.

Southtown Economist 27 January 1933
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James Geoffrey "Geff" Ahern
AHERN—On the 11th February, at Ballarat (result of accident) James Geoffrey (Geff), dearly beloved third son of James and Marion Ahern, and devoted brother of James (deceased), Arthur, kitty, John, Lindsay, Marjorie, and Marion aged 23 years.—Requiescat in pace.
The Argus 13 February 1933
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Thomas J. Ahearn
Former Deputy Chief Thomas J. Ahearn, one of the outstanding heroes in the history of the New York Fire Department, whom the late Chief Hugh Bonner called "the bravest of the brave," died yesterday morning at his home, 35-73 161st Street, Flushing, Queens, from a stroke of apoplexy suffered a few days ago. He was in his eighty-first year. The near relatives who survive are a son, Thomas J. Ahearn, Jr., a lawyer, and a daughter, Miss Irene Ahearn, who reside at the Flushing address; and a sister, Mrs. J. J. Laux of Brooklyn. At Mr. Ahearn's own request, transmitted through his son, no department escort will be assigned to the funeral, to be held privately tomorrow morning. After the mass of requiem in St. Andrew's Catholic Church on Northern Boulevard, Flushing, burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.

To his men, Mr. Ahearn was affectionately known as "the Little Deputy," a name resulting from his slight stature and extraordinary record for valor. One of his brave deeds brought on deafness, which led to his retirement in 1911 when it barred him from the examination to succeed former Chief Edward F. Croler, a test that his associates said he would certainly have passed successfully. The attempted rescue that caused the disability fatal to his promotion was thus described by James Creelman, president of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, after a fire in Manhattan, in his letter to Mayor Gaynor:

"On April 3, 1894, Mr. Ahearn, then a Chief of Battalion in the Fire Department, was present in the regular performance of his duty at a fire in the ground floor flat at 232 Rivington Street at midnight. He was informed that a child was cut off in a back room in the burning part of the building. Without a moment's hesitation, he began to crawl on his hands and knees through the fire and smoke to the room where the child was said to be; but when he got to the room he found that there was no child there. By that time it was impossible for him to get back to the street by the way in which he came. He was overcome by the smoke, but managed to struggle to his feet, and tried to kick down the door leading to the hallway. He was overcome a second time. When the firemen reached him they found his foot sticking through the hole he had made in the door. His head had been roasted by the flames and his helmet was completely burned, except the metal parts. For thirteen months Mr. Ahearn was in the hospital as a result of his frightful injuries, and during six months of that time he was irrational."

On July 6, 1911, after thirty-eight years of fire-fighting in New York City, Mr. Ahearn was retired on a pension equal to his full pay of $4,200 a year, receiving the highest ecomiums from Mayor Gaynor and Fire Commissioner Joseph Johnson. Eleven days later Governor Dix appointed him State Fire Marshal, an office he held until its abolition by the Legislature in the administration of Governor Whitman.

Six times Mr. Ahearn's name appeared on the roll of merit of the Fire Department for acts of heroism. For one of them, performed on Nov. 21, 1891, he recieved the Bennett Medal. Mr. Ahearn was a brother of the late John F. Ahearn, who was president of the Borough of Manhattan and one of the Tammany leaders of his day. [see also: History of the New York Fire Department]
New York Times 17 February 1933
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Catherine Ahern
Ahern: Catherine, suddenly April 30, daughter of Mrs. Mary Ahern, sister of John H. and James J. Byrne, Mrs. E. L. Richter and Mrs. Oscar S. Deahl, Matthew E. and Thomas F. Ahern, at her residence, 27880 Gilchrist Dr., Euclid. Funeral at Holy Cross Church Wednesday, May 3, at 9 a. m. Burial at Delaware, O.
— Cleveland Necrology, 2 May 1933
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Walter J. O'Hearn
HALIFAX, N.S., May 3 (Canadian Press). — W. J. O'Hearn, a former Attorney General of Nova Scotia, died at his home here today after being ill for several months. His age was 54. He underwent an operation last Fall. After returning to the bench he suffered a relapse. He was Registrar of Deeds and Police Court Magistrate here before becoming Attorney General. A widow, two sons and a daughter survive.
New York Times 4 May 1933
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Most Rev. John Francis O'Hern
The Most Rev. John Francis O'Hern, Bishop of the Rochester Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, died suddenly Monday evening at the Episcopal residence in Rochester. Bishop O'Hern has been ill since last Saturday with a recurrence of a heart ailment which he suffered several months ago.

Born in Hinsdale in June 1874, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Hern, the Bishop came of a family which contributed six other members to the Holy Priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church. He was baptized at St. Bonaventure Church in which parish his family lived until the parish of St. Mary of the Angels' was established. Bishop O'Hern was one of the first graduates of St. Mary's Academic School and was a member of the class of 1890, which included Mother Mary Clotilde of New Rochelle, formerly Miss Nellie Sheridan of Olean, and Justice George A. Larkin of this city. He was also an honor graduate of Olean High School. Following graduation the Bishop entered St. Andrews Preparatory Seminary in Rochester and later St. Bernard's Theological Seminary. In the Fall of 1897, he was sent by the late Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid, first Bishop of Rochester, to the North American College in Rome, Italy, to complete his course in theology. He was ordained by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, February 17, 1901, after having obtained a degree in theology at the Propaganda University.

In March 1901, he was appointed assistant pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rochester and later in the same year became assistant to the Rev. Thomas F. Hickey, pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral that city and later Bishop of Rochester Diocese. In January 1908, Father O'Hern received his appointment as pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral by Bishop Hickey and he continued in that office for thirteen years and then was made pastor of Corpus Christi Church and in 1922, vicar general of the Rochester Diocese, In 1929 he was named Bishop of the diocese to succeed Bishop Hickey, who resigned because of ill health. Bishop O'Hern was interested in many church organizations. In addition to being a trustee of every church in the diocese, he was director of St. Mary's and St. Patrick's Orphan Asylum, St. Ann's Home, Rochester Catholic Charities and St. Elizabeth's Guild House; vice president of St. Bernard's Seminary, director of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children; director of Rochester Chamber of Commerce and member of Rochester Council, No. 278, Knights of Columbus.

The late Bishop had three brothers and three cousins in the Holy Priesthood. One brother, the Rev. Dennis O'Hern passed away in 1911 and another brother, the Very Rev. Louis J. O'Hern, C. S. P., rector of the Apostolic Mission House, Washington, D. C., succumbed December 12, 1930. His opther brother, the Rev. Thomas J. O'Hern, is pastor of St. Bartholomew's Church in Buffalo and widely known as a lecturer under the auspices of the Buffalo Apostate. He is also survived by another brother, Colonel Edward O'Hern of California; two sisters, Miss Nellie O'Hern and Miss Gertrude O'Hern, Rochester.

The Rev. T. Maurice O'Hern and the Rev. William E. O'Hern of DuBois, Pa., are cousins of the Bishop, also Mother Mary Concepta O'Hern of St. Mary's Convent, this city; Miss Nora Casey, Allegeny, Miss Helen Casey, Miss Agnes Casey, Francis Casey, Joseph O'Hern, Henry O'Hern of Olean, as were the late Mrs. Norman J. Sweitzer, this city and the late Rev. John Casey of Clyde, N. Y. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Olean Times-Herald 23 May 1933
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Most Rev. John Francis O'Hern
ROCHESTER, N. Y., May 22.—The Most Rev. John Francis O'Hern, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester for the last four years, died suddenly tonight at his home here of a heart attack. He was 58 years old. Two brothers survive, the Rev. Thomas J. O'Hern, pastor of St. Bartholomew's Church, Buffalo, and Colonel Edward P. O'Hern, commander of the San Francisco Presidio.

Mgr. O'Hern, who became the third Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, was known throughout his career for his intense interest in civic and educational fields. He was born in Olean, N. Y., on June 8, 1874, in a family which had contributed six members to the Catholic priesthood, including three of his brothers, one of whom died in 1911. He prepared for the priesthood at St. Andrew's Preparatory Seminary in Rochester, and in the Fall of 1897 was sent by the late Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid, first Bishop of Rochester, to study theology at the American College in Rome, where he was ordained Feb. 17, 1901, by Cardinal Respighi. The following month he was appointed assistant rector of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rochester.

A few months later he was transferred to St. Mary's parish in Auburn, N. Y. In July, 1902 he became assistant to the Rev. Thomas F. Hickey, rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Rochester. When the latter succeeded Bishop McQuaid in January, 1909, he named Father O'Hern as his successor as rector of the cathedral, a post he held for thirteen years. In January, 1922, Father O'Hern was appointed rector of Corpus Christi Church and vicar-general of the diocese.

Bishop Hickey retired because of ill health in the Fall of of 1928 and on Jan. 9, 1929, the appointment of Mgr. O'Hern to succeed him was announced in Rome. He was consecrated March 19 of that year in a notable ceremony, at which Cardinal Hayes officiated. Bishop O'Hern was a director of the Rochester Catholic Charities, St. Elizabeth's Guild House, St. Mary's and St. Patrick's Orphan Asylums and St. Ann's Home. He was a vice president of St. Bernard's Seminary, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and a director of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. [see also: Patrick O'Hern, Rev. Philip E. O'Hern]
New York Times 23 May 1933
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Bishop J. F. O'Hern Honored at Funeral
ROCHESTER, N. Y., May 26. — Catholics and Protestants paid tribute here today to the memory of the Most Rev. John Francis O'Hern, third Catholic Bishop of Rochester, at a pontifical requiem mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral, where he was raised to the Vatholic hierarchy only four years ago. Cardihnal Hayes of New York, who had consecrated him a Bishop, presided. As the service began, the hum of the city ceased for a minute on proclamation of Mayor Oviatt. The tolling of the cathedral bells then was picked up by the bell in the tower of Rochester's City Hall. At the close of the rites the body was borne from the cathedral and placed in a sarcophagus back of the altar of the chapel in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

More than 2,000 person of all creeds and sects, including Bishop David Lincold Ferris of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, crowded the cathedral. Outside, many more heard the service through loud speakers. The two sisters of the dead Bishop, the Misses Nellie and Gertrude O'Hern, were present. In the sanctuary were the officers of the mass, the Cardinal, eight Bishops and twenty-one Monsignori. The funeral sermon was delivered by the Most Rev. Emmet Michael Walsh of Charleston, S. C., youngest Catholic Bishop in the United States. He eulogized Bishop O'Hern as "a man loved for his greatest virtue -- charity."

The pontifical mass was celebrated by Bishop William Turner of Buffalo, with Mgr. George B. Burns of Rochester actign as deacon and the dead Bishop's brother, The Rev. Thomas P. O'Hern of Buffalo as subdeacon. Before the coffin was carried from the cathedral Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Thomas J. Walsh of Newark, N. J.; Bishop Thomas O'Reilly of Scranton, Pa., and Bishop Edmund Gibbons of Albany intoned final benedictions. [see also: Rev. Dennis W. O'Hern]
New York Times 27 May 1933
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Bridget (Holly) O'Connor
O'CONNOR—Bridget O'Connor, nee Holly, June 4, 1933; beloved wife of the late Thomas J. O'Connor, fond mother of John, Mrs. J. F. Larem, Michael, Mary and Margaret O'Connor; sister of Mrs. John Ahern, Maurice, Patrick, and Edward Holly and the late Johanna Lyons, Dan and Catherine Holly. Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from late residence, 651 Elgin-av., Forest Park, to St. Bernardine's church. Interment Mount Carmel. Member of branch No. 505, L.C.B.A., and Ladie's auxiliary, division No. 8, A.O.H. Information, phone Humboldt 2773.
Chicago Tribune 5 June 1933
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Robert E. Stewart
STEWART—Robert E. Stewart of 6759 Cornell-av., suddenly, beloved husband of Margaret M., nee Cahill, son of Mrs. Florence Wood, brother of Earl, Bert, and Dorothy Stewart, George Wilson, Mrs. John Gearon, Mrs. John Ahern, Mrs. Roger Quintin and Mrs. Alfred Glenn. Funeral notice later.
Chicago Tribune 31 July 1933
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George D. Ahearn
   Funeral services will be held to-morrow morning for George D. Ahearn, 34, of 104 Rockland Avenue, assistant sports editor of the Post-Standard, who was killed almost instantly at 3:45 o'clock yesterday morning when his automobile was in collision with another machine at Erie Boulevard East and Almond Street.
   The services will take place at 9:45 o'clock at the home and 10:30 o'clock at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.
   The other car in the fatal crash was driven by Leon G. Preston, 213 James Street, Canastota, an undertaker of that village, who had a passenger Louis H. Near of Roberts Street, Canastota. They were driving east in Erie Boulevard on their way to Canastota. Mr. Ahearn was driving south in Almond Street on his way home. The traffic lights at the intersection were set at amber or caution.
   In the collision, Mr. Ahearn suffered a skull fracture and was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Hospital.
   After the crash, the Canstota car swerved to the left and ran about 40 feet before the driver could bring it to a stop. Mr. Preston got out of his machine and returned to the other car, which was over the curb on the southeast corner. The door on the right hand side had been thrown open by the impact and Mr. Ahearn was lying on the ground.
   Patrolmen Flood and Mack received preliminary statements at the scene from Mr. Preston and Mr. Near. Later they were questioned by Dr. J. Howard Ferguson, county necrotomist, acting for Coroner William R. Winne, after which they were instructed to report to Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon to make formal statements.
   The statements of the two men were taken by James P. Dwyre, clerk in Chief of Police Cadin's office. Their testimony differed only in respect to the probable rate of speed at which the Preston car was travelling. Mr. Preston estimated that he was making between 25 and 30 miles an hour, while Mr. Near considered the speed was about 35 miles an hour. Mr. Near is employed by Mr. Preston as chauffeur at funerals.
   Born at Danbury, Conn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Ahearn, Mr. Ahearn attended the public schools of Bridgeport, to which city his parents moved when he was a boy.
   Soon after the United States entered the World War, Mr. Ahearn enlisted in the navy. He served throughout the war, in the Mediterranean Sea aboard a submarine chaser. For most of this period he was a petty officer in the radio room of the U. S. S. Sacramento.
   Mr. Ahearn attended New York University on his return from the war and then began work as a reporter on the Bridgeport Post, subsequently going to the Bridgeport Sentinel.
   After a period on the Springfield, Mass. Republican, Mr. Ahearn came to Syracuse eight years ago to join the sports staff of the Post-Standard. He covered the major sports events for his newspaper and conducted a daily sports column, “The Huddle.”
   Mr. Ahearn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Ahearn; his parents, a brother Frank Ahearn of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Martin Rosecrans of Easton, Pa. [see also: Edward P. Ahearn, Kathleen Ahearn]
Syracuse Herald 31 July 1933
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Catherine (Ahern) Powers
POWERS—Mrs. Catherine (Ahern) Powers died at her home, 351 Parker street, yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She was a member of the Holy Family sodality of St. Patrick's parish. She leaves her husband, John Powers, city employee; five daughters, Miss Helen V. Powers, Mrs. Eli B. Hart, and the Misses Elizabeth F., Edith D., and Theresa M. Powers; a son, Rev. John T. Powers of St. Joseph's church, West End, Boston, and three nieces and one nephew. Boston papers please copy. [see also: Mary I. O'Hearn]
The Lowell Sun 23 August 1933
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Daisy Eloise (Hamm) Ahern
AHERN — On Tuesday, August 29, 1933, at 2:25 o'clock p.m., DAISY ELOISE HAMM, beloved wife of Charles A. Ahern, mother of Charles G. Ahern, sister of Mrs. Christ Hyland, William, George C., Edward L., Albert, John C. and James A. Hamm, a native and resident of this city.

The relatives and friends of the family, also the officers and members of New Orleans Council No. 714, K. of C., and employees of I. C. R. R. are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Wednesday, August 30, 1933, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., from the residence of the deceased, 742 Jefferson avenue, followed by a requiem mass at St. Francis of Assisi church. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen & Son.
The Times Picayune 30 August 1933
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IRISHWOMAN'S LONG LIFE
   At the age of 104 years, Mrs. Mary Ahearne, Cratlee, East Athea, Co. Limerick, died. Mrs. Ahearne was in good health up to a few months ago, when she accidentally fractured her leg.
   She was born near Kiskeam, Co. Cork, and had a clear recollection of incidents associated with the famine years. She remembered the temperance movement of Father Mathew, and although not present at any of the meetings addressed by Daniel O'Connell, she heard much about them at the time.
Irish Times 31 August 1933
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Rev. Peter J. Ahern
Father Peter J. Ahern, Ocean Springs, died last night, and the funeral will be held in Ocean Springs Thursday morning. He was born in Wakefield, Mass., on Dec. 16, 1889, and made his ecceliastical studies at Quebec, Canada, being ordained May 10, 1901, and went to Mississippi in that year as assistant at St. Paul's church in Vicksburg. He later was sent to Sulphur Springs, Miss., then to Water Valley, Tucker, Seneca and then to Natchez as rector of the cathedral, which position he held until compelled by sickness to relinquish the post. He was then sent as chaplain in the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, an Italian order, whose foundress was Mother Cabrini, whose cause of beatification was started a few weeks ago. Father Ahern held that position about four years.

His death occurred during the night when he left his bed to go into the bathroom, where his body was found about 7 a.m. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Alphonse Catholic church, Ocean Springs, with solemn high mass with Bishop R. O. Gerow as celebrant.

Daily Herald 26 September 1933
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Carmelita Mary O'Brien
O'BRIEN—Carmelita Mary O'Brien, darling daughter of Mary Ahern O'Brien and the late William, devoted sister of Margaret and James. Funeral Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. from late residence, 3553 Lowe-av., to Nativity church. Interment Mount Olivet. Yards 0926.
Chicago Tribune 19 October 1933
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Ernest Robert Ahern
AHERN.—On Oct. 19, 1933, at 34, Corringway, Ealing, Ernest Robert Ahern, member of the London Stock Exchange, in his 43rd year. Funeral at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at Ealing Cemetery.
The Times 21 October 1933
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Jerry O'Hern
O'Hern: Jerry, beloved husband of Bessie (nee Laughlin), father of Mary Martha, Leah, brother of Joe, Henry Will and Sister M. Concepla of Olean, N. Y., and Mrs. Leo Hanan of Port Arthur, Tex., suddenly Thursday, Nov. 23, 1933, at his late residence, 3344 W. 100th St. Funeral Monday, Nov. 27, from St. Ignatius' Church, at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, November 1933
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Noreen (Rooney) Cavanaugh
CAVANAUGH—Noreen Cavanaugh (nee Rooney), beloved wife of William Edwin, loving mother of Marilyn Agnes, fond daughter of Daniel and Mary (nee Ahern), sister of Margaret Sullivan, Daniel, Raymond, Edward, Hazel Horn, Florence Brennan, Mary Frances and the late Leonard. Funeral Monday, Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m., from funeral home, 4013 W. Harrison-st., to St. Thomas Aquinas church, where mass will be celebrated. Interment Mount Carmel cemetery. Kedzie 7007.
Chicago Tribune 12 November 1933
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Mayme (Fox) Ahern
Ahern, Mayme, beloved wife of Thomas, mother of Edward T., Mrs. Victor Becker, Martin, William, John J. and the late Loretta, Wednesday morning, late residence, 2152 W. 105th. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 25, St. Ignatius' Church, at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 24 November 1933
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Robert H. Reagen
REAGEN—Robert H. Reagen, dearly beloved husband of Jennie Ahern Reagen, fond son of the late Daniel and Bridget Reagen nee Murphy, brother of Mrs. Anna Conway, Daniel, James, Mrs. Helen Callahan, Joseph, and Mrs. Mabel Conway. Funeral Monday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. from 6325 S. Artesian-av. to St. Rita's church. Interment Sag cemetery.
Chicago Tribune 3 December 1933
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Mary I. O'Hearn
O'HEARN—Mary I. O'Hearn, daughter of the late Bartholomew and the late Mary (Lyons) O'Hearn, and sister of Mrs. Michael J. Keefe, and Miss Josephine G. O'Hearn, died Monday morning at her home, 31 Marsh street. Miss O'Hearn was born and educated in this city and was held in high esteem and respect throughout the community. She was a member of the Immacualte Conception sodality of St. Patrick's church. Besides her sisters she leaves many cousins.
The Lowell Sun 26 December 1933
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Mary I. O'Hearn
O'HEARN—The funeral of Mary I. O'Hearn, daughter of the late Bartholomew and the late Mary (Lyons) O'Hearn, took place this morning at 9.30 o'clock from her home, 31 Marsh street and was largely attended. At St. Patrick's church at 10 o'clock a solemn high funeral mass was sung by the pastor, Rev. John J. McGarry, D.C.L., assisted by Rev. John Powers, of St. Joseph's church, Boston, as deacon, and Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan as sub deacon. The choir under the direction of Mr. Henry T. Gilday, sang Terry's requiem, the solos of the mass being sung by Miss Frances Tighe and Mrs. Frank M. Brogan. At the offertory Stoecklin's "Misereremini Mei" was sung in duet by Miss Tighe and Mrs. Brogan and as the body was borne from the church the choir sang the "De Profundis." Mr. Gilday was at the organ. There were many flowers and spiritual bouquets. The bearers were Denis Pendergast, John Powers, Robert Armstrong, John Minahan, Thomas Mahoney, and Dr. Patrick Bagley. At the grave Rev. Edwin Carey read the committal prayers, burial being in St. Patrick's cemetery, under the direction of Undertakers James F. O'Donnell & Sons.
The Lowell Sun 28 December 1933
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William Ahern
AHERN — On Sunday, December 31, 1933, at 10 o'clock a.m., WILLIAM AHERN, beloved husband of Mary Perry, aged 49 years, a native of this city. Private funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law Jerome Meunier, No. 1013 Bellecastle street, near Camp, Monday, January 1, 1934, at 3 o'clock p.m. Laudumiey in charge.
The Times Picayune 1 January 1934
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Aged Butler Man Dies At Hospital—Michael O'Hearn, 80,
Taken by Death in Mansfield.
Butler—Michael L. O'Hearn, 80, resident of Butler for many years died in Mansfield General hospital last night. His body was brought to Ira George funeral home, James street. He is survived by his widow, Ida, two sons, Ira, near Butler and Clate, West Salem; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Bone, Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Anna Lemley, Mansfield, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bunker Hill church, with Miss Lena Jennings, Perrysville, in charge. Burial will be in the Bunker Hill cemetery. [see also: William O'Hearn, James R. O'Hearn, Patrick O'Hearn, infant son.]
— unidentified newspaper 3 February 1934
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Ida M. (Harding) Fitzgerald
FITZGERALD—Ida M. Fitzgerald, beloved wife of John E., dear mother of Mrs. E. J. Dunn. Mrs. L. J. Ahern, Mrs. J. C. Douglas, Mrs. G. V. McCormick, and John E. Jr., fond sister of Mrs. Agnes Fitzgerald, Christopher, James, and John Harding. Funeral from late residence, 340 Westminster-av., Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, March 7, 1934, at 10 a.m., to St. Mary's church. Interment St. Mary's cemetery, Lake Forest, Ill.
Chicago Tribune 5 March 1934
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Winifred Alberta Ahern
AHERN.—On the 5th March 1934 at Geelong Hospital (result of accident) Winifred Alberta, the beloved daughter of Mrs. and the late W. T. Ahern of 74 Tennyson street, St. Kilda, and loving sister of Albert and Lilian, aged 24.
The Argus 6 March 1934
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Joseph J. Ahearn, Sr.
The funeral of Joseph J. Ahearn, Sr., took place this morning at the [sic] 10 o'clock from the home, 18 Cheney place, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The cortege proceeded to St. Peter's church where at 11 o'clock a solemn high funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. Charles D. DeCourcy, assisted by Rev. Daniel J. McCabe as deacon and Rev. John J. Lane as sub deacon, The choir, under the direction of Raymond J. Kelley, organist, sang Schmidt's requiem mass. At the offertory, James E. Donnelly sang "Domine Jesu Christe." Solos in the mass were sustained by Miss Mary A. Rynne and Mr. Kelley. As the body was borne from the church the choir sang "De Profundis." There were many floral and spiritual bouquets. The bearers were Frank O'Hare, Frank MacDonald, John O'Hare, Raymond McLaughlin, Thos. Roarke and John Leahy. Burial took place in St. Patrick's cemetery where the committal prayers were read by Fr. McCabe. Arrangements were in charge of Funeral Directors Mahoney Bros.
The Lowell Sun 12 March 1934
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Leonie (Billings) Ahern
AHERN — At her residence, 1922 Laurel street, on Wednesday, April 11, 1934 at 3:40 o'clock p.m., LEONIE BILLINGS, beloved wife of William J. Ahern, daughter of the late Mary Anne Clavey and James Billings; sister of Mrs. William Siebert, Mrs. Joseph Fonte, Mrs. H. J. Frank and Mrs. John M. Frank; a native and resident of this city.

The relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Orleans parish school board and Jefferson Grove No. 48 U. A. O. D., and the Holy Name Society of the Redemptorist parishes, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the funeral home of P. J. Donegan, 839 Jackson avenue, corner Laurel street, on Friday, Apriul 13, 1934, at 9:30 a.m. Requiem high mass at St. Alphonsus church at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery No. 2.
The Times Picayune 12 April 1934
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Captain John F. Ahearn
Captain John F. Ahearn, a member of the Boston police department before his retirement in 1927, died Friday at his home, 257 Foster street. Brighton. The funeral will be held from his home on Monday morning. A requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Columbkille's Church at 9.45. Captain Ahearn was born in Charlestown, March 14, 1862. Appointed patrolman in 1887, he was made a sergeant in 1908, lieutenant in 1919 and promoted to a captaincy in 1924, in charge of the claims department. Having reached the age limit, he was retired by Mayor Nichols in 1927.
Boston Evening Transcript 26 May 1934
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Joseph Aherne
   The death took place at the Mercy Hospital, Cork, on Saturday of Mr. Joe Aherne, son of Timothy and Mrs. Aherne, Carhue, Bandon, at the early age of 19 years, after a brief illness. Deceased was a bright and popular youth whose splendid qualities were an earnest of future individual achievement if death had not cut short his young and ardent life. His demise was deplored by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances, for he was extremely well connected. Three of his brothers have dedicated their lives to God, being members of the Christian Brothers. And brother, Tim is a very popular member of the Gardai Siochana in Co. Tipperary.
   The remains were removed to St. Patrick's Church, Bandon, on Sunday evening, and the funeral on Whit Monday was of immense proportions, testifying to the popularity of the deceased and his family.
   The chief mourners were :—Mr. and Mrs. T. Aherne (parents); Brother J. C. Aherne, Mullingar; Brother H. C. Aherne, Baldoyle; Brother J. K. Aherne, Clonmel; Tim (Holy Cross), Dan, James, Thomas (brothers); Nellie (sister); Mrs. T. Corcoran, Mrs. T. Desmond, Mrs. J. Murray, Mrs. J. McSweeney, Mrs. R. O'Sullivan, Mrs. J. Daly (aunts); Messrs. R. O'Sullivan, J. McSweeney, T. Desmond, T. Corcoran, J. Murray (uncles); Mr. and Mrs. T. Sheehan, Doneraile; Mr. and Mrs. J. Burke, Mrs. O'Connor, Messrs. J. Desmond, M. Desmond, J. Corcoran, etc.
   The clergy present included—Very Rev. D. Bernard. P.P., Newcestown; Rev. J. Bernard, C.C., do.; Very Rev. Canon Murphy, P.P., V.F., Bandon; Rev. Frs. Hurley, Henchy and Holland, C.C.'s do.; Rev. Fr. Fehilly, C.C., St. Peter and Paul's, Cork.
Southern Star 26 May 1934
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Jennie Ahern
Mrs. Jennie Ahern, 58, Delaware, died at the home of her son, Francis Ahern, Columbus, after a two weeks' illness. Her husband, Eugene Ahern, a daughter and a son survive.
The Newark Advocate 26 May 1934
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Mary Ahern
AHERN.—On the 29th May, at her son's residence, Kerrisdale, Mary, the beloved wife of the late James Alan and loving mother of Jack, James, Robert, Mary (Mrs. Carpenter, Lizzy (Mrs. E. Dungey), aged 88 years.—RIP.
The Argus 31 May 1934
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Thomas M. Ahern
The funeral of Thomas M. Ahern was held yesterday morning from the D. W. Grannan Funeral Home, 376 Massachusetts avenue. A high mass of requiem was celebrated in St. Agnes' church by Rev. Leo J. McCann. The bearers were Andrew Mahoney, Thomas Purcell, Samuel Femia, Patrick McCarthy, Thomas Burke and Michael Kelley. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mr. Ahern, who made his home at 47 North Union street, was a life-long resident of Arlington, his parents being the late Dennis and Ellen Ahern, and had been in the employ of the town. His death occurred on Tuesday.
The Arlington Enterprise 22 June 1934
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Johanna E. Ahern
The many friends of William H. Ahern, formerly of the N. W. Webb Co., and now connected with the Middlesex Supply Co. of this city, will regret to learn of the death of his mother, Mrs. Johanna E. Ahern, which occurred Friday at her home at 12 Lindenwood road, Stoneham. Funeral will take place this morning.
The Lowell Evening Leader 2 July 1934
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Sophia (Sahlin) Lawson
LAWSON—Sophia Lawson, nee Sahlin; beloved wife of the late John L.; fond mother of Grace L. Laub, Hazel Curnuit, Irene Michelson, and Alice Ahern; sister of Helga Wies and Emil C. Sahlin. Funeral Saturday, JUly 21, at 3 p.m., at residence, 2450 Granville-av. Interment Acacia Park cemetery.
Chicago Tribune 20 July 1934
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James B. Ahern
AHERN — At his residence, 734 Jackson Avenue, on Wednesday, August 22, 1934, at 12:40 a.m., JAMES AHERN, beloved husband of the late Catherine Jane Wetta, father of Thomas C., Leo, William, Edward, Patrick and Frank Ahern, Mrs. James Barrios and the late Catherine Kleinschmidt, brother of Annie C. Craig; a native of Mobile, Ala., and a resident of this city for 60? years.

The relatives and friends of the family, also the officers and members of Holy Name Society of Redemptorist parish, Department of Public Works, Cotton Yardmen's Benevolent Association, employees of Orleans parish school board and International Association of Machinists Local No. 37 are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Thursday morning, August 23, 1934, at 9:30 a.m. from the Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 3512 Magazine street, between Second and Third avenues. Requiem mass at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus church. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 23 August 1934
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DEATH ENDS CAREER OF TAMMANY LEADER
NEW YORK, Aug 22—(AP)—Edward J. Ahearn, 43, Tammany district leader and one of the most influential figures in the city's democratic organization, died today, a little more than a month after the victorious culmination of his long fight to oust the John F. Curry faction from control of "the hall." For the past five weeks Ahearn had been waging a losing battle against peritonitis.

Ahearn's long struggle against Curry, which resulted in the latter being forced to resign the leadership of the Tammany organization last July, began when Judge George V. Olvany suddenly resigned the leadership early in 1929. One of the youngest of the Tammany leaders, Ahearn was put forward as a candidate to succeed Olvany. He had the backing of former Governor Alfred E. Smith and Surrogate James A. Foley, and for a time it appeared that he would be lected. At the last moment, however, James J. Walker, then mayor, lined up behind Curry, and exerted sufficient pressure upon district leaders who were his political appointees to defeat Ahearn. Ahearn never became reconciled to the Curry regime. Last month when the district leaders met to elect a new chief, Ahearn's name was again mentioned for the place. But in the interests of harmony and to insure the victory of a man acceptable to the Roosevelt administration, he stepped aside and threw his support to James J. Dooling, the present leader.

Ada Oklahoma Evening News 23 August 1934
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Edward J. Ahearn
Leader of the 4th Assembly District Succumbs at 43 to Peritonitis
LED FIGHT TO OUST CURRY
At 30 Won Post That Father Held Before Him — Tributes Paid by Associates
Edward J. Ahearn, Tammany leader of the Fourth Assembly District, militant foe of John F. Curry, deposed leader of the Hall, and the man whose power made James J. Dooling the present leader, died yesterday at Post-Graduate Hospital after an illness of five weeks. His ailment was peritonitis. Mr. Ahearn was 43 years old. He became a district leader at the age of 30, the youngest in the history of Tammany Hall. At the time of the elevation of Curry he came within less than two votes of being elected leader of the Hall. He led the fight against Curry this Spring and Summer and had hopes of becoming the leader himself. When he saw, however, that the powerful influence of President Roosevelt would not sanction his elevation he resigned the contest announcing his support of Mr. Dooling. Even then he was on his way to the hospital, from which he did not return.

Several weeks ago he was reported as dying. He rallied strongly, however, and seemed well on the way to recovery. About a week ago it was announced that he expected to leave the hospital within ten days. A relapse set in and he died yesterday at 5 A.M. With him at the end were his brother, William J. Ahearn, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Murray, Mrs. Patrick Keady and Mrs. Elizabeth Hood. In addition to these relatives, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. John F. Ahearn, with whom he lived at 296 East Broadway.

Succeeded His Father
Mr. Ahearn was a Tammany chieftan by heredity, having succeeded his father, John F. Ahearn, to the leadership of the Fourth District, in the lower East Side, on the death of the latter in December, 1920. He was born in the old Seventh Ward of New York City at 41 Gouverneur Street, June 15, 1891, son of John F. and Elizabeth Atwell Ahearn. He received his education in Public School 147 and the College of New York, and embarked on his political career when still in his teens. When Edward Ahearn was only 16 he saw his father's political humiliation when in December, 1907, he was ousted by Governor Charles Evans Hughes from office as President of the Borough of Manhattan on charges of incompetence, neglecting the care of the city's streets and failure to perform his duties in other respects. Then and there young Edward Ahearn took a vow to remove that blemish from the family estucheon. It became the ambition of his life to win the Tammany nomination, tantamount to election, for President of the Borough of Manhattan. It was one of the bitter disappointments of his life when the realization of this ambition to restore the family pride was consistently denied to him.

On leaving college, Mr. Ahearn was appointed clerk in the Second District Municipal Court and later was appointed chief clerk of that court at a salary of $4,500 a year. In October, 1929, he resigned that post to enter the brokerage business. He also had an interest in the T. J. Hayes Printing Company. Later he shared an office in the Paramount Building with William Solomon, a leader of the Seventeenth Assembly District. Ahearn first gained the limelight in Tammany politics in the Spring of 1929 when he announced himself as candidate for leader of Tammany Hall in opposition to John F. Curry, then leader of the Fifth Assembly District. This candidacy marked the beginning of his greatest political battle, and while he lost in his major oblectives, he, nevertheless, became a power to be reckoned with in the councils of Tammany. While still a youth, Mr. Ahearn made a number of lasting friendships, and among these were several who later became, like himself, leaders in the Tammany districts. When the time came to select a successor to Judge George W. Olvany, who had followed Charles F. Murphy as Tammany's leader, these boyhood friends of Mr. Ahearn, many of whom had grown up with him in the lower East Side, organized a powerful bloc to elect him leader.

Opposed by Walker
Unfortunately for Mr. Ahearn, he had incurred the enmity of some who at the time occupied seats of power in the organization. Notable among these was former Mayor James J. Walker, who strongly opposed his candidacy and supported Curry. Walker's opposition was the most powerful factor in the defeat of Mr. Ahearn, who lost to Mr. Curry by a vote of 12 1-6 to 10 1-3 in one of the bitterest fights in the history of Tammany. This marked the beginning of the Curry-Ahearn feud, which had the effect of splitting Tammany into two bitterly opposed factionsand which did not end until the ousting of Curry as head of Tammany in the Spring of 1934. As long as Walker remained in office there was little the Ahearn forces could do beyond pursuing a policy of watchfu waiting. When, however, Walker was forced to resign under fire while he was being tried on charges brought by Samuel Seabury, Ahearn and his followers began organizing the movement which finally led to Curry's ouster two years later. Upon the removal of Curry the Ahearn supporters, headed by William Solomon of the Seventeenth district, Clarence H. Neal Jr. of the Twentieth, Charles H. Hussey of the Third and Mrs. Joyce Bushell of the Twenty-first, and supported by Nathan Burkan of the Seventeenth, once more began a drive for Ahearn's election as head of Tammany. This time, however, the forces allied against him were even stronger than on the former occasion. While the Federal administration in Washington had refrained from declaring itself openly for any particular candidate, it was well known that no candidate could be elected to the office who did not have at least the tacit approval of Washington. It was also well known that Mr. Ahearn, product of the "old Tammany," could never hope for that approval, although Bernard Baruch, the broker, three times sought President Roosevelt's approbation of Ahearn.

On July 11, 1934, Mr. Ahearn announced his withdrawal from the race for the Tammany leadership and at the same time announced he would support the candidacy of James J. Dooling, leader of the Fifth Assembly District, who had the support of the national administration. Dooling was soon after elected to office. In the Winter of 1930, when the office of Borough President became vacant as a result of the election of Borough President Julius Miller to the Supreme Court, Mr. Ahearn once more organized a movement designed to elect him to the office from which his father had been ousted. As Curry was then the head of Tammany and Walker still in the saddle at City Hall, his candidacy was doomed from the outset. When Bernard M. Downing, Democratic leader in the State Senate from the Fourteenth Senatorial District, died in the Summer of 1931, Mr. Ahearn decided to run for Downing's unexpired term. He was elected Senator in the Fall of 1931 and served until the end of 1932. He declined to run for reelection, and it was believed at the time that he preferred staying on the scene, "in the event of an overthrow of the Curry regime."

Mr. Ahearn resided all his life in the neighborhood where he was born. He was unmarried and lived with his mother for many years at 296 East Broadway, adjoining the headquarters of the Fourth Assembly District clubhouse at 290 East Broadway. As news of Mr. Ahearn's death spread over the lowere East Side yesterday, many merchants put their flags at half staff. A knot of people gathered in front of the Ahearn residence and in the John F. Ahearn Association at 290 East Broadway, the district clubhouse, many members stood talking about their leader. Bert Stand, brother of Alderman Murray Stand, and one of Mr. Ahearn's stanch [sic] lieutenants, who had been made secretary of Tammany Hall after the election of Mr. Dooling, went to the clubhouse, where he received telephone calls and messages of condolence.

Associates Pay Tributes
One of these came from Postmaster General James A. Farley in Chicago, who said he would fly East in order to be able to attend the funeral. Former Governor, Alfred E. Smith commented: "I heard with deep regret of the death of Eddie Ahearn. He has been my friend and neighbor for many years and I join with his legion of friends in mourning the loss of a typical New Yorker and a friend of the needy." Governor Herbert H. Lehman sent the following telegram to Mrs. Ahearn: "I am deeply grieved to learn of your sorrow and hasten to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy. I had known Senator Ahearn for a great many years. During the period that he served in the Senate while I was Lieutenant Governor we had formed a fine friendship. He was loyal and devoted to his friends, who held him in respect and affection. In his passing I have lost a tried friend for whom I had a real regard." Mr. Dooling called at the Ahearn home at about 11:30 A.M. He stayed an hour, and on leaving declared: "I am at a loss what to say. But if you will just go around the neighborhood you will find out what kind of man he was without my trying to tell you. [see also: Thomas J. Ahearn]
New York Times 24 August 1934
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Tom Ahern
White Sulphur Springs, Oct. 4—Funeral services were held Friday at the Presbyterian church with Rev. Loren G. Peterson officiating and interment in the local cemetery for Tom Ahern. Mr. Ahern was accidentally killed Tuesday afternoon when dynamiting a tree at the Jack Ahern ranch near Loweth. It is believed that one shot held fire and that Mr. Ahern approached just as the second shot went off. He was found by his mother about 3 o'clock. Mr. Ahern had lived at Loweth except the last few years where he resided in Butte. He leaves to survive him his widow, three children, two boys, Ralph and Raleigh, one daughter, Ciaretta, his mother, Mrs. Anna Karr, one brother, Jack Ahern, both of Loweth, and one sister, Mrs. Bruce DeLong of Tarkio.
Helena Independent 5 October 1934
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Mary Elizabeth (Ahern) Brady
BRADY—In North Cambridge, Nov. 4, Mary Elizabeth (Ahern), widow of the late John B. Brady. Funeral from the residence of her son, Charles H. Brady, 22 Guyette road, Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 8 a.m. Solemn high mass at St. John's Church at 9 a.m. Burial in St. Paul's, Arlington. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 6 November 1934
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John J. Ahern
AHERN—John J. Ahern, brother of Mrs. Ellen Halpin and the late Delia Queenan. Funeral Monday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m., from residence, 1140 Diversey-pkwy., to St. Sebastian church. Burial Calvary. Kedzie 2394.
Chicago Tribune 17 November 1934
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Francis D. Ahern
AHERN—In Mexico City, Nov. 20. Francis D., beloved son of Timothy C. and Margaret A. Toland Ahern. Funeral from family residence, 52 Wyman terrace, Arlington, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:15 a.m. Solemn high mass of requiem in St. Agnes Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 25 November 1934
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Michael J. Farrell
FARRELL—Michael J. Farrell, beloved husband of Elizabeth, nee Fendt, fond father of Frank C., Thomas J., brother of the Rev. T. F. of Beverly Hills, Cal.; John J. of Los Angeles, Cal.; J. George and Dr. Edward J. of Berwyn, Ill.; Mrs. Thomas F. Leahy and Mrs. J. J. Ahern. Funeral from late residence, 8013 S. Green-st., Thursday, Nov. 29, at 9:30 a.m., to St. Leo's church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Member of St. Leo's Holy Name Society.
Chicago Tribune 27 November 1934
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Francis D. Ahern
   ARLINGTON, Nov. 27 — The funeral of Francis D. Ahern, Boston University student who was shot and killed in Mexico City a week ago yesterday, was held this morning in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Ahern, 52 Wyman ter. In St. Agnes' Church a solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Matthew J. Flaherty, with Rev. Leo J. McCann, deacon, and Rev. Justin C. Durocher, sub-deacon.
   The funeral was one of the largest that has ever been held in the church. Within the chancel were Rev. John Connor, assistant at St. Philip's Church in Boston, and Rev. John B. Creedon, S. J., regent of Boston College Law School.
   Delegations from Boston University, Arlington High School, and the Boy Scout Troop of which he was a member for several years attended. A detail from the R. O. T. C. at B. U. acted as honorary escort from the home to the church and thence to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
   Bearers were Robert Glennon of Woburn, Robert Kelley of Arlington, Thomas O'Neill of Cambridge, Alfred Ahern of Dorchester, John Ahern and Philip Ahern of Arlington, all cousins of the young man.
   Music was by the church choir. Miss Mary [Mc]Farlane, organist. At the offertory, Mrs. John Driscoll sang “Pie Jesu” and at the close of the mass “De Profundis.”
   Many town officers attended.
   Escorting the cortege from the church to the cemetery, in addition to the R. O. T. C. detail was his former Boy Scout troop, Troop 7, George Wright, Scoutmaster. At the grave and at the close of the mass “Taps” was sounded by the bugler of Troop 7, Boy Scouts.
The Boston Globe 27 November 1934
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MORE THAN 2000 REVERE MEMORY
OF 'HAPPY' AHERN

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Was Shot by Mexico City Police.
Dean Lord of B. U. Writes High Tribute.

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   One of the saddest incidents in Arlington's history culminated Tuesday morning with the funeral and burial of Francis D. Ahern, who was shot and killed by the police in Mexico City just a week before. More than two thousand relatives, friends, former High School associates and classmates from B. U. taxed the seating capacity of huge St. Agnes Church to more than capacity. Those who were unable to enter the church followed the casket to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, where the burial service was read and was followed by taps blown by a small lad in uniform of Troop 7, to which Francis belonged. Francis was an Eagle Scout, the highest rank the organization affords.
   Floral tributes were unbelievably beautiful and profuse, and included more than fifty set pieces and twice that number of spiritual bouquets. Town officials were present as well as a unit from the Reserve Officers' Training Corp, in which Francis was a corporal in C Company.
   Solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by pastor, Rev. Matthew J. Flaherty, with Leo J. McCann, deacon and Justin C. Durocher, subdeacon. Within the chancel were Rev. John B. Creeden, S. J., for many years president of Georgetown University and now head of Boston College Law School, and Rev. John Connor of St. Philip's Church, Boston. All those priests and curates who participated in the mass knew and loved the boy. The funeral was the largest that Arlington has ever seen.
   The music for the mass was played by Miss Mary McFarlane, Mrs. Anna Driscoll and John R. Hendrick were soloists. Six of the nineteen-year-old lad's first cousins were pallbearers. They were Robert Glennon of Woburn, Robert Kelley of Arlington, Thomas O'Neill of Cambridge, Alfred Ahern of Dorchester, John Ahern and Philip Ahern of Arlington.
   Francis D. Ahern was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Ahern who lived at 52 Wyman terrace, from whence the funeral started. Besides his mother and father he is survived in the immediate family by two sisters, Gertrude and Jean.
   It has been ordered by Lieutenant Colonel Ganoe, Infantry, that “In reverence and memory of Cadet Corporal Ahern, the colors of the Boston University Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit will be draped in mourning for one month, effective on this date”. (November 26).
   The Ahern family has received hundreds of messages and expressions of sympathy from a great variety of people. Some of those who wrote were the president of the Student Council at Arlington High School, which organization Francis himself headed in 1932-33; the president of the class of 1937, Boston University; he managing editor of the Boston University News, the commandant of the Reserve Officers Training Corps, the Arlington Board of Selectmen, Sarah J. Bullock, one of the best loved teachers at Arlington High School; the Governor-elect of the Commonwealth, James M. Curley; Dean Everett W. Lord of Boston University, and many other prominent people. The following is the particularly interesting and helpful letter of Dean Lord:
Mr. Timothy D. [sic] Ahern,
53 Wyman Terrace,
Arlington, Massachusetts
My dear Mr. Ahern:
   The news of the death of your son, in Mexico, has brought a profound shock to all of us at Boston University, and especially to all those who had any contact with Francis during his course here. I speak for all of the faculty and, without doubt, the students as well, in sending to you and his mother our sincere sympathy.
   I have been looking up the records, and I think you may be interested to know what comments were made on your son when he entered the College of Business Administration. First, looking back to the report from the Arlington High School, in answer to the question, “Do you recommend this applicant on the basis of character”, Mr. Gammons, the Principal of the School, wrote, “Yes—he is a fine young man,” with the “fine” underscored three times, and he added, “He has an excellent character and a fine personality.”
   At the beginning of the course every freshman has special conferences with two members of the faculty, who are asked to report their impressions of him. The reports on Francis which were given to me are, “Self-confident, wholesome youth of pleasant personality,” and “Very gentlemanly, keen-minded; has distinct qualities of leadership and should develop into a leader here.”
   In the short time that he was with us he gave reason to believe that these judgments were well founded. We looked for him to take a leading place among the students and in all his future activities.
   Knowing what I do about Francis I feel sure that there could be no excuse for the shooting. I cannot believe that he could have conducted himself other than a gentleman and a Christian, and I sincerely hope that his slayer may be brought to justice.
   I have thought much of you and Francis' mother and only wish that it were possible to assuage even in the least the grief that you must feel. Though I cannot do that I can at least share that grief with you.
         Yours sincerely,
                        Everett W. Lord
                                 DEAN
   The editor of the Advocate was fortunate Wednesday afternoon in a personal interview with the lad's uncle, Daniel F. Ahern, with whom he went to Mexico City. Mr. Ahern is a greatly saddened man and could barely control his grief during the interview, especially while he was showing pictures of his nephew taken with him at Atlantic City, which the pair had visited on a previous trip. That Daniel was more than fond of the boy is indicated by the fact that he has taken his nephew with him on trips all over the country, because he enjoyed his companionship. Francis was called “Happy” Ahern by his mates at Arlington High School, and he was well named.
   Concerning the details of the shooting, Mr. Ahern was able to throw little new light on the tragedy, since nothing further has been heard from Mexico. He wished to say, however, that he was extremely grateful for the courteous help given him all the way home. The railroad trip was shortened by many hours through the courtesy of business friends in the American Refrigerator Transit Company and the Missouri Pacific Lines. Mr. Ahern himself is treasurer of Lord & Spencer Inc., commission merchants in fruit and produce.
   The train bearing the body was met at every stop by friends of the bereaved uncle. Louis Weller, railroad traffic manager, met the train at St. Louis and accompanied the body to Boston for the funeral.
   About three weeks ago Daniel Ahern was summoned to Laredo, Texas, as a government witness in a court case. He invited Francis to go there with him and then on further business to Mexico City, which he considered one of the finest in the world. Young Francis had no difficulty in receiving a leave of absence from Boston University, since he is an honor student, but he took along a big suitcase-full of books that he might study while on the trip.
   After the pair had toured Mexico City all afternoon in the automobile of a business friend, Mr. Ahern sat down in the lobby of the hotel to write some cards and telegrams while Francis went to his room to study. After ten o'clock Mr. Ahern stepped out to dispatch his telegrams. When he came back he went up to the room which he shared with Francis only to find it locked. He procured the key from the desk clerk and was about to get into bed when he was called to the telephone. He was told that his nephew was at the police station.
   Mr. Ahern procured two interpreters and went to the police station, which was really a dungeon, he said, but no one there knew anything. From there he went to the hospital and arrived a minute or two before Francis was brought in, a little before eleven o'clock.
   The bullet had passed through the body just below the heart. Francis was conscious before and after the operation to remove the bullet, but he was unable to tell what had happened. Toward the end which came in the early hours of the morning he kept saying, “Cover that pass”, his mind apparently going back to the days of his football brilliance at Arlington High School.
   The whole tragedy must have taken place between approximate hours of twenty minutes past ten and twenty minutes of eleven. Francis probably came down from his room to look for his uncle, and when he failed to find him in the lobby, stepped into the street. He left his hat and coat in his room.
   After that no one knows exactly what happened, but it is a fact that his wrist watch and a valuable ring, both gifts of his uncle, were missing. And it is just as certain that since Francis was a strong, athletic lad he would attempt to defend himself if attacked.
   The Mexico City papers were violent in denouncing the police, calling the shooting “murder” and “assassination”. They also state that Jesus Lopez, a police officer, will be indicted. Lopez, who like the rest of the Mexican police, carried a rifle as well as side arms, claimed that he fired in self-defense. Young Ahern was, of course, unarmed.
   Mr. Ahern stated that he was most grateful to the American Consul-General, Thomas H. Bowman, and his assistants, who were Messrs. Wilson, Minor and Leavitt. Mr. Leavitt was formerly of the Kidder-Peabody Company in Boston. Consul-General Bowman did all in his power to make easy the transportation of the boy's body out of Mexico, and is still conducting a vigorous investigation of the shooting.
Arlington Advocate 30 November 1934
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James Rodger Ahern
AHERN.—On December 23, at his residence, Mungana, James Rodger (Friday) Ahern, loving husband of Elizabeth Ann Ahern, and father of Dave Ahern (Mungana), Gladys Ahern (Hospital, Chillagoe), Kit Ahern (Cairns), Vera Ahern (Samarai, Papua), and James Ahern (Mungana). Age 52 years. R.I.P.
Cairns Post 26 December 1934
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Dennis F. Ahern
AHERN—Dennis F. Ahern, beloved husband of Mary (nee Griffin); brother of Mrs. Margaret Diefenbach, Mrs. Mary Albrecht, and the late Thomas, John, and William Ahern. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m.. from funeral home, 2166 N. California-av., to St. Sylvester church. Interment Calvary. Information phone Humboldt 2773.
Chicago Tribune 2 January 1935
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James Rodger Ahern
CHILLAGOE AND MUNGAN LOSES NOTED CITIZEN
A profound sorrow fell upon Chillagoe and district when it was learned that Mr. James Ahern had passed away about 7 p.m. on December 23 last, from that dread disease, miner's phthisis. Born on January 6, 1882, at Haddon, Ballarat, Victoria, he was school teaching at Ballarat in his early youth. He arrived at Recap in 1903 and followed mining there and at Cardross for two or three years, and then settled at Mungana, where he had resided until his death. A successful man in mining ventures, he most of his time employed a large number of men, who at all times spoke highly of him as an employer. He was an ever ready and willing to back genuine prospectors, and invest his capital in opening up new ventures. Most of us know what a magnificent fight he put up in his illness, where the odds were so tragically against him. It is grand to know that even the dread shadow feared of man had no terror of his dauntless soul. When he realised that he was about to pass over he faced the fact with his usual indomitable courage. Having said his goodbyes, he requested that there should be no sadness.

He took an active part in anything for the benefit of the district, being honorary secretary for the Mungana Racing Club, president of the hospital for many years and chairman of the school committee. At sports or socials his presence was a tonic and an inspiration.

An impressive service was held at St. Nicholas' Church by the Rev. Father Cahill, and was largely attended. The funeral took place from the church to the Chillagoe cemetery, and there was a large and representative gathering of mourners. He leaves a sorrowful wife and grown-up family. David and James of Mungana, Sister Gladys (acting Matron Chillagoe Hospital), Catherine of Cairns and Vera of Samarai. His brothers, Patrick Ahern (Cairns), Richard Ahern (Brisbane), Eugene (Melbourne); sisters, Mrs. Wallace (Albert Park, Melbourne), Mrs. Doyle (Geelong) and Mrs. Carey (Cape York). To the relatives we extend our deepest sympathy.

Cairns Post 8 January 1935
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Elizabeth J. O'Hearn
Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth J. O'Hearn, who died yesterday morning at her home, 45 Lime street, will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from St. Thomas church. Burial will be in the family plot in Maple street cemetery.
North Adams Transcript 16 January 1935
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Elizabeth J. O'Hearn
   Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth J. O'Hearn, who died Tuesday morning at her home, 45 Lime street, were held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Thomas church. Rev. Francis E. Shannon, curate of the church officiated at a mass of requiem and also conducted committal services at the grave.
   The bearers were: Dennis A. Murphy, James E. Cashin, William A. Sime, Donald McBride, Attorney F. Anthony Hanlon and John Powers. Burial was in the family plot in Maple street cemetery.
North Adams Transcript 17 January 1935
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Edmund F. O'Hearn
Edward F. O'Hearn of 1455 N. Oakley Blvd. beloved husband of Anna; fond father of Mrs. Marie Johnson; Edward T. and Mrs. Gertrude Anderson. Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from chapel 2315 W. North Ave. to St. Aloysius Church, Interment St. Joseph's.
Chicago Daily News 28 January 1935
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Mildred (Lotz) Ducharme
DUCHARME—Mildred Ducharme, Jan. 31, beloved mother of Mrs. Annette Ahern and Grace Brunn, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Lotz, sister of Mrs. Bertha Crory and Henry Lotz. Funeral services at memorial chapel, E. 63d-st. and Evans-av., Saturday, Feb. 2, 1935, at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Hope.
Chicago Tribune 1 February 1935
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John J. Ahern
AHERN—Suddenly, in Nantasket, Jan. 31, John J., beloved husband of Mary (Crowley) Ahern, formerly of Cambridge. Funeral from his late residence, Edgewater road, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9:30 a.m. Requiem high mass at St. Ann's Church, Waveland, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment at Cambridge Cemetery.
DR. JOHN J. AHERN
HULL, Jan 31—Dr. John J. Ahern, 51, supervisor of the dental clinic of the Hull schools, died suddenly of heart disease at his home on Edgewater road, Nantasket, this afternoon. He was born in North Cambridge, attended Boston College and received his dental degree from Tufts College. Before his college days he went to sea in ships of the American Line, and when he retired to go to college he had the rating of quartermaster. In Cambridge he was known a as a clever basket-ball player, and for some time was a member of a professional team that toured the country. He had lived in Hull 10 years. His father, the late John J. Ahern, was a Cambridge Park Commissioner. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Margaret (Crowley) Ahern, a son Francis, a daughter, Mary; three sisters and a brother. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning. [see also: John J. Ahern, Thomas E. Ahern, and Miss Katherine Ahern]
The Boston Globe 1 February 1935
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Charlotte (Rowlands) Ahern
AHERN.—On February 18, 1935, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Ingram, 49 Hawker Street, Charlotte, beloved wife of the late William Ahern, and eldest daughter of the late George and Mary Ann Rowlands, of Dunedin. Sleeping.
The Wellington Evening Post 19 February 1935
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William Ahern
AHERN—William Ahern of 4712 Van Buren-st., husband of Teresa Ahern, brother of John Ahern and Michael O'Rourke. At parlors, 3058 Van Buren-st. Funeral Saturday, Feb. 23, at 9:30 a.m., to Resurrection church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Interment Mount Carmel. Member of division No. 308, A. A. of S. & E. R. E. of A. Please omit flowers. Spiritual bouquets acceptable. For information call Kedzie 1011.
Chicago Tribune 22 February 1935
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Dennis J. Ahern
Funeral services for Dennis Ahern, Arlington barber, who died late Monday, will be held at 8:15 Thursday morning at his home, 21 Webster street. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Agnes Church at 9. Mr. Ahern was born in Arlington 74 years ago and had always lived here. He had conducted a barber shop for 40 years, but had been unable to work for two years owing to ill health. He was a member of the Arlington Lodge of Elks and Vulcan Lodge, A.O.U.W. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret E. (Lane) Ahern; a son, Robert; two daughters, Frances and Marguerite Ahern, and a brother, George Ahern, all of Arlington.
The Boston Globe 3 April 1935
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Dennis J. Ahern
The funeral of Dennis Ahern, who passed away last Monday, was held yesterday morning from his late home, at 21 Webster street. Solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated at St. Agnes Church by Rev. Fr. Flaherty, with Fr. McCann, deacon, and Fr. Durocher, subdeacon. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The bearers were Charles Jayes, Everett Ahern, Alfred Lane, Walter Lane, John Lane and Frank Ahern. The deceased was born in Arlington 74 years ago and had lived here all his life. He conducted a barber shop for more than forty years. He was a member of the Arlington Lodge of Elks and Vulcan Lodge, A.O.U.W. The former organization conducted services at the home. Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret E. (Lane) Ahern; a son, Robert Ahern; two daughters, Frances and Margaret Ahern, and a brother, George Ahern, all of Arlington.
The Arlington Advocate 5 April 1935
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Marion Shay
SHAY—Marion Shay, beloved daughter of Nellie (nee Donohue), and the late Richard F.; fond sister of John P., Jeffrey J., and Richard F. Shay, Mrs. Michael J. Ahern, and Mrs. Frank Toomey. Funeral Wednesday, April 10, at 9 a.m., from brother's residence, 1145 N. Lockwood-av., to St. Angela church. Interment Mount Carmel. Merrimac 9890.
Chicago Tribune 9 April 1935
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Julia (Blackburn) Nabicht
BLACKBURN—Julia Blackburn Nabicht, April 18, 1935, beloved wife of Henry Nabicht and fond mother of Anna Banfield, FRank and Arthur Blackburn, sister of Anna Ahern, Rose Moon, Hermina Herkey, Ludwig, Carl and Alois Stein. Remains at home, 916 E. Oakwood- blvd., until Monday morning. Funeral services Monday, 3 p.m., at chapel, 1820 S. Michigan-av. Interment Oak Woods.
Chicago Tribune 20 April 1935
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James W. O'Hearn, Sr.
Manitowic, Wis.—Funeral services for James W. O'Hearn, Sr., who passed away Saturday night at the homestead farm in the town of Franklin at the age of 67, were held this morning at St. Patrick's church in Maple Grove, of which congregation he had served as secretary for the past 16 years.

Mr. O'Hearn, a life-long resident of the town of Franklin, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Hearn and took up farming on the present homestead. In 1897 he was married to Miss Mary Doolan. He was a well-known musician and for many years played at dances. He was one of the fiddlers who took part in a contest for musicians at the county fair here a few years ago.

Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Keehan of Branch; the Misses Agnes and Mary on the farm; a son, Allan, at home, and a brother, John, of Franklin. [see also: Margaret (Mangin) O'Hearn]

Sheboygan Press 23 April 1935
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In Memoriam
AHERN—James J. Ahern. In cherished remembrance of our beloved husband and father, who passed to eternal rest three years ago today, May 9, 1932.
LOVING WIFE AND SON.    
Chicago Tribune 9 May 1935
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Esther Anne Ahern
AHERN.—On May 16, 1935, at 10, Sheepcote Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Esther Anne Ahern, widow of Lieut.-Commander M. J. Ahern, O.B.E., R.N. R.I.P.
The Times 20 May 1935
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Anna V. (Quirk) Ahern
   Mrs. Anna V. (Quirk) Ahern, widow of Edward J. Ahern, and a life long resident [sic], of this city, died Sunday morning, at her home, 4 Cross St., this city, following a long period of declining health.
   Mrs. Ahern was born in Malden, Mass., but had lived the greater part of her life in this city, where she was widely known and highly regarded. Her hosts of friends, sadly mourn her passing.
   She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans and a devout worshipper at the Immaculate Conception Church, where she was affiliated with the church sodality.
   She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John T. Lennon (Mae G. Ahern) and Miss Anastasia Ahern, and two sons, John J. and David H. Ahern, al of this city, together with one brother, Thomas Quirk of Woburn and two grandchildren. [see also: Edward J. Ahern, Jr.]
Woburn Daily Times 10 June 1935
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MRS. ANNA V. (QUIRK) AHERN LAID AT REST
   The funeral of Mrs. Anna V. (Quirk) Ahern, widow of Edward J. Ahern, and a resident, of this city, the greater part of her life, was held this morning, from her late home, 4 Cross Street, Woburn at 8:15 a.m. and a High Mass of Requiem was celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, Winchester, at nine o'clock. The services were largely attended, evidencing the esteem in which she was held in the community, and interment followed at Calvary cemetery, East Woburn.
   The deceased was born in Malden, Mass., but had lived in Woburn practically all her life. Following a long illness she passed away at her home, on last Sunday morning.
   She was a member of the Sodality of the Immaculate Conception Church, where she was a devout worshipper, and was also a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans, here.
   She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John T. Lennon (Mae G. Ahern) and Miss Anastasia Ahern, and two sons, John J. and David H. Ahern, all of this city, also by one brother, Thomas Quirk of Woburn and two grandchildren.
Woburn Daily Times 12 June 1935
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Anna (Christianson) Ahern
AHERN — At the residence, 3930 General Taylor street, on Friday morning, June 28, 1935, at 4:15 o'clock, ANNA CHRISTIANSON, beloved wife of J. L. Ahern, mother of Clare, J. L. Jr., and Betty Ann Ahern, daughter of the late William Christianson and mary Hackett, sister of Mrs. L. H. Iverson, William James and Catherine Christianson and the late Mrs. James Knaresborough. Relatives and friends of the family, also Mothers' Co-operative Club of St. Mathias School are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the funeral home of Pat. J. McMahon-Coburn Co., 2305 Canal street, corner N. Miro, on Saturday afternoon, June 29, 1935 at 3 o'clock. Interment in Greenwood cemetery. San Francisco, Cal. papers please copy.
The Times Picayune 29 June 1935
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Josephine L. Donahue
DONAHUE—Josephine L. Donahue, June 30, 1935; beloved daughter of Nora, nee Ahern, and the late Patrick; fond sister of Grace, Elsie, and Henry Donahue, Mrs. Mary Farron, and Mrs. Olive Lockie. Funeral Tuesday, at 9 a.m., from late residence, 3411 Franklin-blvd., to St. Matthew church. Interment Mount Carmel. Member of Mary Genevieve court, W.C.O.F. Information, phone Humboldt 2773.
Chicago Tribune 1 July 1935
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Elizabeth A. Ahern
NEW YORK, Aug 6 (AP) — When the liner Ile De France docked today, it was learned Elizabeth Ahern, 68, of Danvers, Mass, died of heart disease in her cabin last Sunday.

DANVERS, Aug 6 — Miss Elizabeth A. Ahern, who died on board the Ile De France Sunday, had been principal of the Danversport School for 18 years and was still active in school affairs before she left late in June for her annual Summer vacation tour in Europe. She would have retired in June, 1937, had she lived. Friends of Miss Ahern had not anticipated that she would return home until late in August but believe that sickness which overtook her abroad hastened her departure for America. Miss Ahern was born Dec 20, 1866. She was the oldest teacher in point of service in this town and had also served as overseer of the Board of Public Welfare, having been reelected to this office last Spring for another three-year term. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from her late home, 41 River st, with a solemn high mass of requiem in Annunciation Church at 9 o'clock.
The Boston Globe 6 August 1935
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CORRECTION
AHERN — Elizabeth A. of Danvers, Aug. 4, on Ile de France, while returning from abroad. Burial was at sea. A Memorial Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be sung at Annunciation Church, Danvers, at 9 o'clock Friday morning, to which relatives and friends are invited. Please do not send flowers.
The Boston Globe 7 August 1935
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Thomas Lyons
LYONS—Thomas Lyons, beloved husband of Catherine Ahern Lyons, brother of Mrs. Patrick Kelliher, Mrs. Andrew Callahan, Patrick and the late Michael and Stephen. Native of Lixnaw, County Kerry, Ireland. Funeral Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m., from late residence, 6734 S. Wood-st., to St. Justin Martyr church. Interment Mount Olivet. Prospect 0031.
Chicago Tribune 16 August 1935
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Henry John Ahern
AHERN.—On Oct. 6, 1935, Henry John Ahern, of So. Portman Mansions, East Street, and 9, Market Place, W.1. Funeral strictly private.
The Times 8 October 1935
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Irene (Quirk) Dooley
DOOLEY—Irene Dooley, nee Quirk, late of 4026 Harrison-st., beloved wife of William, fond mother of William, Jr., Patricia, and James, daughter of Mrs. Sarah and the late John Quirk, sister of Mrs. Agnes O'Connell, John, Mrs. Loretta Ahern, and the late Michael Quirk. Solemn requiem mass Monday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m., at St. Charles church. Interment Mount Carmel.
Chicago Tribune 25 October 1935
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Mary (Murphy) Murphy
MURPHY—Mary Murphy (nee Murphy), late at 6343 Glenwood-av., beloved wife of Denis D., fond mother of Daniel J., William S., and the late Mary Murphy, sister of Mrs. Patrick J. Duffy, Mrs. Nora Ahern, Margaret, Catherine, and Bartholomew Murphy, sister-in-law of Capt. Daniel F. Murphy. Funeral Friday, Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m., from funeral home, 1353 Devon-av., to St. Gertrude church. Interment All Saints'.
Chicago Tribune 7 November 1935
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Brother Michael Christopher Ahern
BROTHER AHERN DIES; HAD HEADED COLLEGE
Ex-President of Newfoundland Institution Taught in Iona School, New Rochelle
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Nov. 16 — Brother Michael Christopher Ahern, former president of St. John Bonaventure College, St. John's, Nfld., died today in the New Rochelle Hospital. He was 49 years old. He had been in ill health two years and was admitted to the hospital Nov. 7. Since September he had been instructor in English and Latin at Iona School for Boys, New Rochelle, but he lived at All Hallows Institute, New York. He served as president of the college in Newfoundland from 1927 through 1930.

Brother Ahern was born in Aghada, Cork, Ireland, and obtained his early religious and professional training at St. Mary's Normal Training College, Dublin. He was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers for thirty-three years. Last June he was appointed consulter to the brother provincial of the American province of the organization. A requiem mass will be offered at the Church of the Holy Family, New Rochelle, at 10 A.M., Monday. The body will be taken to the provincial house of the Congregation of Christian Brothers at West Park, near Kingston, where another mass will be offered Tuesday. Burial will be made there. Two brothers, James and Patrick Ahern, and a sister, Mary Ahern, all of Cobh, Ireland, survive.
New York Times 17 November 1935
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Bro. Michael Christopher Ahern, Educator, Is Dead
New Rochelle, N. Y., Nov. 16.—[U. P.]—Brother Michael Christopher Ahern, member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and a noted educator, died here today after a short illness.
Chicago Tribune 17 November 1935
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Jeremiah Ahern
Considerable regret will be felt at the announcement of the death of Mr. Jeremiah Ahern, Crosshaven, which took place on Monday. The late Mr. Ahern was a well-known figure, not alone in Crosshaven, but throughout the County Cork, and during his lifetime he made a host of friends and acquaintenances, who will mourn his passing.

In his early days the late Mr. Ahern was a member of the Cork County Council for many years, and he also gave his services to its different subsidiary bodies. During his public career, Mr. Ahern won the respect and esteem of all. He had many interests in Crosshaven, and every movement for the betterment of this seaside resort had his unstinted support, while at the same time he gave much practical assistance in all efforts in the interests of his native place. To his relatives in their bereavement the deepest sympathy will be extended.

The Cork County Chronicle 4 January 1936
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Very Rev. Canon Richard Ahern
By the death of Very Rev. Canon Ahern, P.P., the Diocese of Cloyne in general and the parish of Milford in particular has sustained a very great loss. The late Canon Ahern was a native of the parish of Midleton, and spent his early years at Kilbride, near East Ferry. In his youth he showed signs of a vocation for the priesthood, and he studied at St. John's College, Waterford. He was ordained in the Cathedral at Cove by the late Most Rev. Dr. McCarthy, Bishop of Cloyne, in 1884. Following on his ordination, he spent seven years on the English Mission, serving in the Diocese of Portsmouth from 1884 to 1891. In the latter year he was recalled and was appointed to the parish of Kilworth as curate. He subsequently served in a similar capacity in the parishes of Ballindangan, Newmarket, Mallow, and Mitchelstown.

In 1920 he became pastor of the important parish of Kildorrery, where he served his flock faithfully for some years before being transferred to Milford. He was raised to the dignity of Canon of the Cathedral Chapter of the Diocese of Cloyne as recently as November last.

Canon Ahern always took the keenest interest in the spiritual and temporal welfare of his parishioners. He endeared himself to his people by his many priestly and sterling qualities. In him the poor found a true and sympathetic friend whose charity was without bounds, and wherever he went his first thought was always for the less fortunate members of his parish. He was untiring in this respect, and brightened many a home of a poor person, not only with the aid of the Distress Fund, which he organized, but also his gracious presence and kindly aid.

An eloquent preacher, he never failed to hold the interest of his congregations, while at the same time his sermons were most edifying and instructive. He was unsparing and most attentive in the discharge of his priestly duties, and his death at an advanced age removes on of the most venerable and estimable figures in the Diocese of Cloyne, where his passing will be learned with much regret, both by the clergy and by the laity. To his Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. Roche, Bishop of Cloyne, and to the clergy of the Diocese, the heartfelt and sincere sympathy of the public will be extended in their great loss.

The Cork County Chronicle 11 January 1936
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Erminie (Ahern) Smith
DWIGHT, Feb. 18.—(AP)—Mrs. Erminie Ahern Smith, wife of Frank L. Smith, Republican national committeeman for Illinois and former chairman of the Republican state central committee, died suddenly tonight in her home. In apparent good health today, she was stricken at 5 p.m., and died several hours later.
The Daily Illini 19 February 1936
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Frank Smith's Wife Suddenly Dies At Dwight
Dwight, Ill., Feb. 18.—(AP)—Mrs. Erminie Ahern Smith, wife of Frank L. Smith, Republican national committeeman for Illinois and former chairman of the Republican state central committee, died suddenly tonight in her home. She was in apparent good health until today. She and Mr. Smith were married here in 1893. She was a native of Dwight. She founded the Women's club here and was its president for several years. She also was a member of the Pen Women's league and the Chicago Women's Athletic club. Mrs. Smith is survived, in addition to her husband, by a sister, Mrs. Walter Bracken, Chicago, and by two brothers, John W. Ahern, Chicago, and C. J. Ahern, Dwight attorney.
Chicago Tribune 19 February 1936
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Emily (Ahern) Reeves
REEVES (nee Ahern).—On the 28th February, at Sale, Emily the loved wife of Theo, and loving mother of Ivan, sister of Mrs. M. McIlroy (Bairnsdale) and Albert (Ballarat).
The Argus 29 February 1936
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James Ahearn
James Ahearn, a civil engineer in the Department of Buildings, Brooklyn, dropped dead of a heart attack yesterday morning while walking at Fulton Street and Schenectady Avenue. Mr. Ahearn, who was to retire April 1, after thirty-seven years of service, lived at 77 Chauncey Street. He was 69 years old. His widow, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Cleary, and a son, David, survive.
New York Times 7 March 1936
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Carrie May (Brown) Bahlau
BAHLAU—Carrie May Bahlau, nee Brown, of 1027 Gunderson-av., Oak Park; loviong wife of Louis, mother of William C., daughter of Mrs. Mary Brown, sister of Mrs. Nellie Ahern and Mrs. Anna Thompson, all of Des Moines, Ia. Funeral Friday, 8:45 a.m., from chapel, 624 N. Western-av., to Holy Rosary church. Interment All Saints'. Armitage 7800.
Chicago Tribune 25 March 1936
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John T. O'Hearn
O'Hearn: John T., beloved husband of Emma, son of Richard and Nora, brother of Joseph P., Margaret M. and William F., Saturday, March 28, at Norwalk, O. Now at the Flynn-Froelk Co. Funeral Home, 13104 Euclid ave. Funeral Tuesday, March 31, from St. Philip Neri Church, at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 30 March 1936
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Walter T. Ahern
AHERN—Walter T. Ahern, beloved son of Anna and the late Owen, fond brother of Arthur, Owen, Frank, Mrs. Margaret Dunn, and Anna M. Ahern. Funeral Monday, May 18, from chapel, 1710 W. 63d-st., at 9 a.m., to St. Barnabas church. Burial Mount Olivet. Prospect 3889.
Chicago Tribune 16 May 1936
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Dan Ahern
Dan Ahern, who has been employed in Lake County in the sheep business for several years died at The Dalles last week following an illness of a year. He first became ill while working at the Dennis Lane ranch in Adel. He was born in Greeveguilla, Co. Kerry Ireland, Feb 8, 1912 and came to Lake County in 1930. He is survived by his mother who lives in Ireland; two first cousins living here, Mrs. C. O'Conner and Jack O'Leary; and one sister Mrs. Geahen. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's parish Church with Rev. Father Hynes officiating. Burial was in the Lakeview Sunset Cemetery.
The Irish News 25 June 1936
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Patrick Murphy
MURPHY—Patrick Murphy, beloved husband of Margaret Carney Murphy, loving father of Cecilia Ahern, Mary A. and Mathilda, grandfather of Marguerite, Marliyn, Joseph, Jr. and John Ahern. Funeral Thursday at 9:30 a.m., from residence, 7840 S. Lincoln-street, to Little Flower church. Interment Holy Sepulchre.
Chicago Tribune 14 July 1936
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James M. Ahearn
HILLSIDE, N. J., Nov. 25. — James M. Ahearn, one of the oldest residents here, died today at the Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elizabeth, at the age of 96. Born in England, he was connected with the Singer Manufacturing Company in Elizabeth for many years. His daughter, Mrs. Matthew Mahoney, survives.
New York Times 26 November 1936
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Edgar James Ahern, Sr.
Edgar James Ahern Sr., 53, native of Austin, but a resident of San Antonio for many years, died Wednesday afternoon at his home, 1411 East Houston Street. Survivors are a son, Edgar James Ahern Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. W. P. Le Meilleur Jr., Mrs. A. Lemon and Billie Edna Ahern, all of San Antonio; brother G. H. Ahern of Waco, and Mrs. Ruby Barr of Palestine. Ahern was a member of Brotherhood Railway Trainmen. Funeral services will be held from the Shelley Funeral Home Friday.
San Antonio Express 10 December 1936
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Edgar James Ahern, Sr.
Funeral services for Edgar James Ahern Sr., 53, 1411 East Houston Street, who died in a hospital at Houston, will be conducted here Friday afternoon. A native of Austin, Ahern had lived here many years and was an employe of the Southern Pacific Lines. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. P. Le Meilleur Jr., Mrs. A. Lemon and Billie Edna Ahern; son Edgar James Ahern Jr., and a grandson, all of San Antonio.
San Antonio Express 11 December 1936
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Maurice Roach
ROACH—Maurice Roach, beloved husband of the late Annie (nee Ahern), fond father of William P., Maurice Jr., Michael, Edward, Anna and Richard. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m., from his residence, 5025 W. 23d place, Cicero, Ill., to Mary Queen of Heaven church. Interment St. Joseph's.
Chicago Tribune 23 December 1936
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William Ahern
AHERN—In Cambridge, Jan 21, William, beloved husband of Catherine (Mahoney) Ahern. Funeral from his late home, 2 Fayette Park, Monday at 8 a.m. Solemn High Mass of Requiem at St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 24 January 1937
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Laurence Ahern
AHERN—Friends are invited to attend the funeral of Laurence Ahern from the O'Brien & Nugent chapel Tuesday morning and to the rosary Monday evening at 7:30. Interment will be in Mater Delorosa cemetery.
Reno Evening Gazette 30 January 1937
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Josephine Ahern
AHERN— At the residence, 3254 Laurel street, on Sunday, February 7, 1937, at 8 o'clock a.m., JOSEPHINE AHERN, aged 77 years, a native of Ireland. Funeral took place from the funeral home of P. J. Donegan, 839 Jackson avenue, corner Laurel street, on Sunday, February 7, 1937 at 4:30 o'clock p.m. Interment was in St. Joseph cemetery No. 2.
The Times Picayune 8 February 1937
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Ellen (Ahearn) Herman
IN YOUR CHARITY Pray for the Repose of the soul of Mrs. Ellen (Ahearn) Herman who died April 25, 1937.
Courier Express? April 1937
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Daniel J. Ahearn
DANIEL J. AHEARN, of 759 Monroe street, a former resident of the Eastern District, where he was a member of the Seymour Democratic Club, died Thursday. He was born in Williamsburgh, and was a graduate of Public School No. 17. since moving to the Brunswick section he had been a member of the Twentieth Assembly District Democratic Club. He had for thirty years been employed by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John Bostrom, Mrs. Richard Miller, and Mary Ahearn, and two brothers, John and Michael. The funeral will be held from the home of his brother, John, 71 Granite Street, thence to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, where a mass of requiem will be celebrated Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Internment will be in St. John's Cemetery under the direction of J.J. Gallagher Sons, 25 Aberdeen street.
Brooklyn Eagle 1937
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EARLY LIBERTY TOWNSHIP SETTLER PASSES AWAY
Funeral services were held Saturday morning in St. Michaelís church in Leeds for Mrs. Moira Ahern of Leeds who died in a Sioux City hospital Wednesday night. Interment was made in Ellendale cemetery.

Mrs. Ahern was a resident of Liberty township for 40 years before moving to Leeds recently. A native of Canada, Mrs. Ahern was a member of St. Michaels Catholic church in Leeds. Surviving are a son, Floyd Ahern of Sioux City; two sisters, Mrs. W. Slattery of Dubuque, and Mrs. A. L. Slocovich of Washington, D. C.; and two brothers, R. F. McDonald of Ontario, Calif., and E. J. McDonald of Ashton, Iowa.

— Hinton newspaper, 24 June 1937
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John Francis Ahern
AHERN.—On July 17, at Yankalilla, John Francis Ahern, aged 76 years. R.I.P.
The Adelaide Mail 17 July 1937
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Ellen Ahern
AHERN, Ellen, on August 3, at her residence, 97 E. 4th St., widow of Philip.
Brooklyn Eagle 4 August 1937
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Daniel J. Ahern
In this city, Sept. 5, 1937, Daniel J., beloved husband of Catherine Ahern, loving father of Mrs. Annie Williams, Mrs. Catherine Sousa, Mrs. Margaret Murphy, Mrs. Elizabeth Buhlert and the late Jerry, John and Dan Ahern and Mrs. Delia Cooney; a native of Ireland. A member of Plasterer's Union No. 60. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., from the parlors of Suhr & Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia St. near 26th st., thence to St. Peter's Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.
San Francisco Examiner 6 September 1937
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Catherine (McCarthy) Ahern
AHERN—Catherine Ahern, nee McCarthy, of County Limerick, Ireland, beloved wife of the late William, loving mother of Mrs. Mollie Anzilotti, Mrs. Anna O'Connor, and Mrs. Margaret Stella. Funeral Thursday, Sept. 9, at 8:30 a.m. from daughter's residence, 2433 S. Oakley-av., to St. Pius church. Burial Holy Sepulchre. Canal 1324.
Chicago Tribune 7 September 1937
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Mary Agnes (Ahern) Bradley
Mary A. Bradley, 78 years of age, passed away at their home in Tiburon, Wednesday. She was the wife of Patrick T. Bradley, and mother of Elizabeth Songey, Agnes Kircher, Miriam, John F., James A., Thomas G., and the late Hilary P. Bradley, and sister of James A. [sic] Ahern. She was a native of New Jersey. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. from the residence, in Tiburon, thence to St. Hilary's Church, Tiburon where mass will be said. Internment will be at Mt. Olivet, San Rafael, the funeral will be under the direction of Keaton and Dusel. [see also: James Ahern.]
The Marin Journal 23 September 1937
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Elizabeth (Atwell) Ahearn
Mrs. Elizabeth Atwell Ahearn, widow of John F. Ahearn, former Borough President of Manhattan and Democratic leader of the Fourth Assembly District, Manhattan, died yesterday at her home, 296 East Broadway, after a long illness. She was 81 years old. She was the mother of Edward J. Ahearn, former leader of the Fourth Assembly District. Another son, William J. Ahearn, is the present Democratic leader of the District. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William Murray, wife of State Senator William J. Murray; Mrs. Patrick Keady and Mrs. Elizabeth Hood, and a brother, George J. Atwell.
New York Times 12 November 1937
Mrs. Elizabeth Ahearn of 296 East Broadway, widow of John F. Ahearn, former Tammany leader, and for a long time, State Senator and President of the Borough of Manhattan, who died on Nov. 11, left her estate, valued at "more than $10,000," in equal shares to her four children. The children are: Anna A. Murray, Elizabeth A. Hood, Margretta A. Keely, all of 296 East Broadway, and William J. Ahearn of 504 Grand Street. The last was named executor.
New York Times 23 November 1937
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John J. Ahern
   John J. Ahern of 17 Beacon street passed away Wednesday after an illness of four months. He was born in Arlington, sixty-four years ago, the son of Maurice and Abigail Ahern, and lived here all his life. He was a member of Arlington Council, Knights of Columbus. Surviving him are his widow. Mrs. Agnes Cullinane Ahern, and four children—Miss Mary A. Ahern, Maurice W. Ahern, John J. Ahern, Jr., and Philip D. Ahern, all of Arlington.
   The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:15 from his late home. At nine a solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Agnes' Church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Arlington Advocate 18 November 1937
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John J. Ahern
ARLINGTON, Nov. 17—John J. Ahern, 64, a life-long resident of Arlington, died today in his home, 17 Beacon st. Before he retired he was for years in the plumbing business here. He was a member of Arlington Council, K. of C. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Agnes (Cullinane) Ahern; three sons, Maurice W. Ahern, John J., Jr., and Philip D. Ahern; a daughter, Miss Mary A. Ahern; three brothers, Daniel, Maurice and Timothy Ahern, and a sister, Miss Mary E. Ahern, all of Arlington. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at his late residence and a solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Agnes' Church at 9.
The Boston Globe 18 November 1937
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JOHN J. AHERN
   Funeral services for the late John J. Ahern of 17 Beacon street, were held this morning. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated in St. Agnes' Church. A large delegation of member of Arlington Council, K. of C., of which the late Mr. Ahern was a member, attended the mass. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
   Mr. Ahern passed away on Wednesday. He was the husband of Mrs. Agnes (Cullinane) Ahern. He was born in this town sixty-four years ago.
Arlington News 19 November 1937
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John E. Ahearn
AHEARN—On November 19, 1937, John E. of 71 Granite Street, beloved husband of Katherine Ahearn [nee Donegan], dear father of John Jr. and dear brother of Mrs. Julia Bostrom and Mary Ahearn. Reposing at J. J. Gallagher's Sons Funeral Home, 25 Aberdeen Street. Requiem mass Monday, 9:30 a.m., at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. Internment St. John's Cemetery.

[The other brothers, Daniel and Michael were not mentioned in this obituary or sister-Mrs. Richard Miller]
Brooklyn Eagle 20 November 1937
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Andrew W. Ahern
Andrew W. Ahern, 67, retired tinsmith, died yesterday at his home, 8814 24th Ave., after a two years' illness. He was in the roofing and tinsmith business for a number of years and retired eight years ago. He is survived by four sons, Walter, Earl, Clarence and George, and three grandsons, Kenneth, Richard and Peter Ahern. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. with requiem mass at St. Mary's R. C. Church and interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. [see also: John Ahearn (father)]
Brooklyn Eagle 6 December 1937
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John F. "Pete" Wade
WADE—John F. "Pete" Wade, beloved son of James F. and Annie Ahern Wade, brother of Walter A., James F. Jr., Mary Moran, Margaret Wolfe, Madelyn Casey, Anne Morrissey, Elizabeth Kelly, Genevieve Brennan, Paul M., and Dorothy. Funeral from his residence, 734 Gunderson avenue, Oak Park, Ill., Friday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m., to Ascension church. Burial All Saints. Austin 8020.
Chicago Tribune 30 December 1937
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Thomas P. Barry
BARRY—Thomas P. Barry, late of 11741 Hale avenue, beloved husband of Annie, nee Calligan; fond father of Thomas, James, William, and Edward, brother of Mrs. James J. Ahern and James E. Barry. Member of Chicago's Retired Firemen's association and the Ninety-three-ers. Funeral Monday, at 9:15 a.m., from mortuary, 1008 E. 79th-st., to St. Cajetan church. Burial Mount Olivet.
Chicago Tribune 1 January 1938
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James F. Ahearn
James F. Ahearn, former Tammany leader of the old Nineteenth Assembly District in Manhattan and a cousin of the late John F. Ahearn, also a Tammany leader, died Sunday at his home, 54 Carroll Street, Cuty Island, the Bronx, after a short illness. He was 68 years old. Born in Ireland, Mr. Ahearn came here as a youth and became a contractor. From the Nineties until about 1913 he was a partner in the building contracting firm of Hallahan & Ahearn. After that and until his death he was president of James F. Ahearn & Co., general contractors. The firm built many roads.

In politics he led his district, which included a large part of the upper West Side and Harlem, for about twelve years. He was a political foe of the late Charles F. Murphy, Tammany Hall leader, and of James J. Hines, one of the present Tammany chieftans. In his own district, Mr. Ahearn fought bitter primary battles to retain his leadership. Three of those contests were with Mr. Hines who won the third. So close was the vote in 1910 that the contest went to the Appellate Division, which decided in favor of Mr. Ahearn. After his defeat by Mr. Hines in 1912, Mr. Ahearn was no longer active in politics. He was formerly active in the Minnetonka Democratic Club in the Bronx. Mr. Ahearn formerly managed his brother, the late Willie Ahearn, a prizefighter. He belonged to the Elks.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine Corcoran Ahearn; a son, John P. Ahearn, and three daughters, the Misses Margaret M., Kathleen and Rita Ahearn, all of City Island.
New York Times 4 January 1938
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John J. Ahearn
AHEARN—Died in this city, Jan. 14, by accident, John J. Ahearn. Funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the Mahoney funeral home, 260 High street. Solemn high funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church. Burial will take place in St. Patrick's cemetery. Funeral Directors Mahoney Bros. in charge. [see also: Thomas P. Ahearn, John V. "Jeep" Ahearn]
The Lowell Sun 15 January 1938
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Dennis A. Ahearn
Dennis A. Ahearn, sixty-three, retired sheet metal worker, and father of Police Sergeant John A. Ahearn of the traffic division, died yesterday at the Boston City Hospital after a short illness. He lived at 81 Bunker Hill street, Charlestown. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Agnes Ahearn; five sons, five daughters, three sisters and eleven grandchildren.
The Boston Evening Transcript 17 March 1938
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Thomas Cleveland Ahern
Thomas Ahern, who for the past four years had served as clerk in the Orlean's parish coronoer's office, died suddenly at Charity hospital early today as the result of an apoplectic stroke. He was 55 years old and resided at 1128 Constantinople street. Ahern suffered the stroke in a restaurant about 10:45 p.m. Friday while he was waiting to report for duty at 11 p.m. He was rushed to Charity hospital by ambulance and died at 12:25 a.m. today. [see also: Louise Brown Ahern.]
The Times Picayune 26 March 1938
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Daniel F. Ahern
   After a brief illness, Daniel F. Ahern passed away at Symmes Hospital on Tuesday, this week. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning from his late residence, 20 Alton street, at eight o'clock. At nine, a solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Agnes' Church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
   Mr. Ahern, who was sixty years old, was treasurer of the fruit and produce concern of Lord & Spencer, Inc., in Faneuil Hall Market, Boston. He was a member of Arlington Council 109, Knights of Columbus.
   Advocate readers will remember that it was while Mr. Ahern was travelling in Mexico with his nephew, Francis D. Ahern, a few years ago, that the latter, a Boston University student, was killed in Mexico City in an argument with two Mexican policemen over a hotel bill. Both officers were accused of shooting the youth in the back, but a Mexico City court of law failed to clear up the details of the fatal shooting.
   Mr. Ahern is survived by two brothers, Maurice P., of 20 Alton street, and Timothy C., of 52 Wyman terrace. One sister, Miss Mary Ahern, of the Alton street address, also survives.
Arlington Advocate 31 March 1938
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DANIEL F. AHERN
   A very large number of people attended the funeral of the late Daniel F. Ahern, late of 20 Alton street, this morning. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated in St. Agnes' Church. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
   Mr. Ahern was for years treasurer of Lord & Spencer, Inc., Faneuil Hall commission merchants, and was one of the best known men in the market district. He was born in Arlington, the son of Maurice and Abbie (Murphy) Ahern. Mr. Ahern was single. He was treasurer of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Agnes' Church and a trustee of Arlington Council, K. of C.
Arlington News 1 April 1938
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John Ahern
AHERN.—On the 30th March at Melbourne, John son of the late Edmund and Eliza Ahern, of Haddon, beloved brother of Mary (Mrs. Carey, Cape York, Q.), Patrick (Cairns, Q.), Eugene (Moonee Ponds), Thomas (Brisbane, Q.), Elizabeth (Mrs. Wallace, Albert Park), Katherine (Mrs. Doyle, Quambatook), and of the late Edmund, James and Maurice, aged 58 years. —R.I.P.
The Argus 2 April 1938
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WILLS AND BEQUESTS
Gifts for the Poor
   Dr. Denis Ahern Sheahan, of Portsmouth, who died on February 3, left £132,318, with net personalty [sic] £131,014. He left:—
   £2,850 in memory of his father, to be applied as to the income from £1,000 among the poor of Buttevant, preferably the thrifty poor ; the income from £1,000 among the poor of Lisgriffin ; £500 for an altar in the Lisgriffin Roman Catholic Church and £350 for a clock for the Roman Catholic Church at Buttevant, or for heating the church ; £100 to the Nazareth Home for the Aged Poor and Orphan Children, Southsea ; £100 to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Portsmouth ; £100 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Buttevant, “in the hope that greater attention will be paid by the society's officers and inspectors to the local fairs.”
The Times 23 April 1938
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Miss Mary Eileen Ahern
CHICAGO, May 24.—Miss Mary Eileen Ahern of the Windermere Hotel here, former Indiana State librarian, died on a train Sunday near Atlanta, Ga., on her way home. Miss Ahern, who was about 75 years old, was editor of the magazine Libraries for thirty-six years before her retirement in 1931. She was born on a farm near Indianapolis and was a pioneer in the work of the American public library. She had charge of the distribution of books of the A.E.F. in France.
New York Times 25 May 1938
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Noted Library Worker Dies in Chicago
The members of the (University of Illinois) Library school faculty learned yesterday of the death in Chicago of Miss Mary Eileen Ahern, '96, graduate of the Library school, and an oustanding figure ihn library science. Miss Ahern had been active in many branches of education and library work. Her most notable activity was the editing of "Public Libraries," national journal of libraries and librarians.
Daily Illini 27 May 1938
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Timothy C. Ahern
   After recovering from an operation and apparently well on the road to recovery, Timothy C. Ahern, of 52 Wyman terrace passed away on Memorial Day, the day he was destined to return home from the Cambridge Hospital.
   This sad news was received by many Arlington residents as a severe shock, due to the fact that Mr. Ahern's brother, Daniel Ahern of Belton [sic] street, passed away after a short illness only two months ago.
   Last November, another brother, John Ahern, also of this town, answered the last call, only three years after the episode in Mexico, which took the life of Francis “Happy” Ahern, one of the most popular graduates of Arlington High School.
   Mr. Timothy Ahern was the father of “Happy” and all who knew “Tim” knew him to have the same congenial, pleasing disposition as his young son, who was the innocent victim of a Mexican policeman's pistol, while visiting that country with his uncle “Dan”.
   Mr. Ahern was employed at the Barta Press of Cambridge and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret (Tolan) Ahern, two daughters, Gertrude and Jean. Also surviving is Miss Mary Ahern, a sister, and Maurice Ahern, a brother, both of Belton street, Arlington.
   A solemn high mass of requiem was celbrated at St. Agnes Church this morning at 9 o'clock and interment was at Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Arlington Advocate 2 June 1938
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William Joseph Ahern
AHERN.—On the 26th May (result of accident), at Alfred Hospital, William Joseph, dearly beloved husband of Eliza A. Ahern, of 165 Cochrane street, Elsternwick, loved father of Linda (Mrs. Hardy), stepfather of Rev. Brother Kilmartin (Toowoomba), John (deceased), and Margaret, foster-father of Reenie, late 44th Battalion, A.I.F., aged 73 years. —R.I.P.
The Argus 3 June 1938
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Hon. T. Ahearn Dies, Aged 83
Ottawa, June 28, (CP) — Hon Thomas Ahearn, 83, pioneer Ottawa business man and industrialist, died at his home here today. After enjoying robust health most of his life, Mr. Ahearn took ill about a year ago and has been ailing since. Originally a telegraph operator, he entered the field of electrical utilities and eventually formed through mergers the Ottawa Light, Heat and Power company, of which he was president. In 1928, he was made a member of the privy council.
Winnipeg Free Press 29 June 1938
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Thomas Ahearn
OTTAWA, Ont., June 28 (Canadian Press). — Thomas Ahearn, Ottawa business man and industrialist, died at his home today. He was 83 years old and had been ill for a year. Mr. Ahearn rose from a position as telegrapher to leadership in Ottawa utilities and finance. He was sworn of the Privy Council on Jan. 10, 1928, in recognition of his service as chairman of the Federal District Commission in beautifying the city of Ottawa. Forty-eight years ago he demonstrated the application of electricity to heating and in 1892 an electrical heating system of his invention was installed in Ottawa street cars. This system subsequently had wide commercial use.

Born in Ottawa, the son of John and Honora Power Ahearn, both of Irish stock, he began work at the age of 15 in Ottawa and became an expert telegrapher. He pioneered in the telephone field in Ottawa, taking charge of the telephone branch on the Montreal Telegraph Company there in 1878, and two years later becoming local manager of the Bell Telephone Company. In 1882 he entered into partnership with Warren Y. Soper under the firm name of Ahearn & Soper, electrical engineers and contractors. They constructed and equipped some of the largest electrical works in Canada.

In his thirties Mr. Ahearn organized many electrical companies. He was a founder in 1887 of the Chaudiere Electric Light and Power Company, merged in the Ottawa Electric Company in 1893, and, with the Ottawa Gas Company, absorbed by the Ottawa Light, Heat and Power Company, of which Mr. Ahearn became president. He was also a founder in 1890 and president of the Ottawa Electric Railway Company, the pioneer venture of its kind in Canada, which solved the problem of operating in Canada an electric service on wheels throughout the Winter. As chairman of the Federal District Commission, Mr. Ahearn's duties included the expropriation of land, the razing and erecting of buildings, the planning of driveways, the construction of bridges and the establishment of parks. The project for the beautification of Ottawa, toward which the Dominion Government contributed large annual grants, was under his direction. On Jan. 9, 1927, when the wireless telephone connected Ottawa with the Bridgewater, Somerset, England, more than 3,500 miles away, Mr. Ahearn spoke across the water with R. N. Vyvian, engineer in chief of the Marconi Company's long-distance station at Bridgewater. In the same year he served as chairman of the committee in charge of Canadian Jubilee broadcasts.

Mr. Ahern was president of the Ottawa Car Manufacturing Company, Ottawa Traction Company, Ottawa Electric Company, Ottawa Gas Company, Ottawa Investment Company and Ottawa Land Association. He was a director of the Bank of Montreal, the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, Canadian Westinghouse Company, Ltd., Northern Electric Company, Guarantee Company of North America, Royal Trust Company and Montreal Telegraph Company. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Old Time Telegraphers Association and Pioneer Telephone Association. His clubs included the Rideau, Ottawa Golf, Ottawa Country, Laurentian and Mount Royal.

Mr. Ahearn married in Ottawa in 1884 Miss Lilias Mackey, who is dead. A son and daughter were born to them: Thomas Franklin Ahearn, M. P., president of Rowatt-Ahearn Ltd., insurance brokers, and Mrs. Lilias Southam, wife of H. S. Southam, a publisher. Surviving also is his second wife, the former Miss Margaret Howitt. [see also: Thomas Ahearn; the Canadian Edison, Engagement of grand-daughter Lilias]
New York Times 29 June 1938
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THE HON. T. AHEARN
CANADIAN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
   The Hon. Thomas Ahearn, P.C., whose death in Ottowa yesterday at the age of 83, is announced, was a pioneer of electrical engineering and had been for many years a very prominent figure in Canadian business life.

   Born in Ottawa on June 24, 1855, he was the youngest son of six children of John and Honora Ahearn, Irish immigrants who had arrived in Canada from Waterford a few years before. After being educated at a local elementary school and the Ottawa Collegiate he went to work at the age of 15 as a messenger boy for the Montreal Telegraph Company. Learning telegraphy, he became an expert operator and worked in the telegraph office maintained by the Western Union Company in the House of Commons at Ottawa. Then he went to New York. where he was the “star” telegraphist in the company's head office for some years. He returned to Ottawa to become manager of a telephone company which had been formed, but after a few years he resigned that post and formed a partnership with another telegraphist, the late Mr. Warren Y. Soper, in the business of selling electrical equipment and building telegraph lines. Obtaining the contracts for the C.P.R.'s telegraphic equipment, the firm propspered steadily.

   Mr. Ahearn was one of the first Canadians to be convinced of the possibilities of the utilization of electric power for lighting, transportation, and other purposes, and in 1887 the firm of Ahearn and Soper with some local associates formed the Chaudiere Electric Light and Power Company which was the parent of the existing Ottawa Light, Heat and Power Company. Four years later the same group formed the Ottawa Electric Street Railway which provides the capital with its street car service. He solved the problem of operating in Canada an electric service on wheels through the winter. Later, in 1895, Mr. Ahearn was responsible for the formation of the Ottawa Car Manufacturing Company, which became one of the largest manufacturers of street cars in Canada. He was the directing spirit of these allied enterprises and he brought to their management tireless industry and great business acumen with the result that he became a very rich man and made fortunes for several of his associates. His business absorbed most of his energies, but he found time after 1926 to serve as chairman of the Ottawa Improvement Commission, a body subsidized by the Federal Government and charged with the beautification and town planning of Ottawa.

   In politics he was a strong Liberal, and an intimate friend of the late Sir Wilfrid Laurier, but he refused repeated invitations to stand for Ottawa. He was the leading figure in the business world of Eastern Ontario and apart from his local interests was a director of the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Trust Company, the Bell Telephone Company, and other corporations. Mr. Ahearn was an ardent pioneer of motoring, and he was also in his later years a great traveller, having crossed the Atlantic about 40 times. In 1928 he was made a Canadian Privy Councillor. He was twice married. His son, Mr. Thomas Franklin Ahearn is one of the two Liberal members of Parliament for Ottawa ; and his daughter Lilias married Mr. H. S. Southam, of the Southam Publishing Company. Both his son and daughter were born of his first marriage.

The Times 29 June 1938
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Margaret Mary Ahern
AHERN.—July 10. 1938, at her residence, 160 Cowper Street, Waverly, Margaret Mary (Suddenly, relict of the late David Ahern dear mother of Molly (Mrs. T. Frewin) Joseph, Margaret, Dorothy (Mrs. F. Normoyle, Brisbane). See Tuesday's paper for funeral notice.
Sydney Morning Herald 11 July 1938
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John J. Ahearn
ELIZABETH, N.J., Oct. 11.—John J. Ahearn, a member of the City Controller's staff for thirty years and a former member of the City Council, died last night at the age of 71 in the Elizabeth General Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Brooklyn. Surviving are his widow, a son and a daughter. [see also: Maria Ahearn]
New York Times 12 October 1938
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Lena J. (Mannix) Ahern
AHERN—In Arlington, Oct. 25, Lena J. (Mannix), beloved wife of George E. Ahern. Funeral from residence, 104 Medford st., Friday morning at 8. Solemn High Mass of Requiem at St. Agnes' Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
MRS LENA J. AHERN
ARLINGTON. Oct. 26—The funeral of Mrs. Lena J. (Mannix) Ahern, 58, wife of George E. Ahern, former town engineer and superintendent of streets, who died Tuesday, will be held Friday morning from her late residence, 104 Medford st. A Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated at St. Agnes' Church, at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Ahern was born in Brighton, but had lived in Arlington nearly 50 years. She was a member of St. James Branch, L. C. B. A., and Court St. Agnes' C. D. of A. Besides a husband she leaves a daughter, Miss Margaret Ahern.
The Boston Globe 27 October 1938
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Dr. Elizabeth O'Hearn
Gashed in Operation, Doctor Loses Life.
Woman Surgeon Dies From Virus Caused by Scalpel.
Philadelphia, Nov. 11. — An instrument prick in a finger during an operation on a child caused the death today of Dr. Elizabeth O'Hearn of Shenandoah, Pa. Last week, in the course of a routine operation, she gashed the index finger of her left hand, the scalpel cutting through her rubber glove. After taking the usual precautions, Dr. O'Hearn forgot the wound in the course of practice. But staphylococcus virus, left by the instrument's keen edge, spread though her system. On Monday she was rushed to University Hospital here behind a police escort. Physicians administered serums, including the newly developed sulfanilamide preparations designed to combat bacterial invasions, but without success. The illness, termed "almost 100 per cent fatal" by doctors, could not be arrested. Dr. O'Hearn was an interne at Misericordia Hospital here from 1927 to 1929 and then entered general practice in her home town of Shenandoah, specializing in obstetrics and pediatrics. She was the daughter of the late John J. O'Hearn, lumber and coal operator. Dr. O'Hearn was a graduate of Women's Medical College here, was a member of the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia and the American Medical Association. Surviving are two sisters, four aunts and three uncles. Two of the aunts, Mrs. Patrick McGrath and Mrs. William Fink, live in Philadelphia, as do the uncles, Michael, James and William Whalen.
New York Times12 November 1938
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AHERN FUNERAL SET SATURDAY
Retired Dubuque Fire Chief To Be Buried Here
The funeral of David A. Ahern, 78, retired chief of the Dubuque Fire Department who died at Mercy Hospital Thursday afternoon will be held Saturday morning from the Bennett and Ashworth Funeral Home to St. Columbkille's Church, where a mass of requiem will be read at 11:15 o'clock. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Chief Ahern had been in failing health for some months, but his condition did not become serious until four weeks ago.
33 Years In Department
He had served as a member of the fire department for 33 years before his retirement Nov. 1, 1920. Chief Ahern was appointed to the department in 1887 by Mayor C. A. Voelker and was given the rank of captain of the truck company and assistant chief. He continued in that rank until 1918, when he was appointed chief by Mayor James A. Saul. During his connection with the department he was captain of the old No. 2 Company at Fourth and Locust streets from 1897 to 1904.
Fought Many Big Fires
Having become a member of the fire department three years after the first paid department took the place of the old volunteer organization, Chief Ahern had a hand in the fight of all the big lumber yard fires as well as the theater and hotel fires. He was appointed chief to succeed the late J. R. Reinfreid and was the last chief of the Fire Department under the aldermanic form of government. He resigned and retired on a pension seven months after the present manager form of government went into effect.
Born In Galena
He was born in Galena, Ill., Feb. 26, 1860. He was one year old when his parents brought him to Dubuque and had since made his home here. He was a member of Dubuque council of the Knights of Columbus and of the Holy Name Society and League of the Sacred Heart of St. Columbkille's Church. Surviving with his daughters, Miss Lucille, Dubuque, and Mrs. John (Eileen) Mullin, Clinton, Ia., and his sons, George, Tulsa, Okla., and Thomas, Houston, Texas, are his sisters, Mrs. Matt Stafford, Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, a sister, and three brothers.
The Telegraph-Herald 23 December 1938
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Thomas J. Ahern
Ahern. Funeral services for Policeman Thomas J. Ahern, who died Thursday of injuries suffered in a fall three weeks ago, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Francis de Sales Catholic church. Ahern, who was 45 years old, had been a policeman for sixteen years during which he had been assigned to the East Side station as a detective. He lived at 10122 Avenue L. His widow, Margaret and two sons survive.

Thomas J. Ahern, C. P. D., Dec. 29, age 45, late residence 10122 Avenue L, husband of Margaret [nee McNamara] father of Thomas Jr. and John, brother of Margaret Ahern, nephew of Mrs. Anna Ahern and Mrs. Mary Dowling. Member of P. B. A. Funeral Monday at 9 a.m., from mortuary, 10240 Ewing avenue, to St. Francis de Sales church at 9:30 a.m. Burial Mount Olivet. South Chicago 0632.
Chicago Tribune 31 December 1938
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Joseph P. O'Hern
WASHINGTON, Jan.4 (AP) — Joseph P. O'Hern, retired deputy superintendent of schools in Rochester, N. Y., died in a hotel here today from heart disease at the age of 70. He had stopped here on his way to Florida.

ROCHESTER, N. Y., Jan. 4 — Dr. O'Hern's death was due to heart complications caused by a severe cold. He had stopped in Washington for the opening of Congress and to visit a cousin, Col. Edward O'Hern. Herbert S. Weet, former superintendent of schools, under whom Dr. O'Hern had served successively as assistant principal of a Rochester high school and as deputy superintendent, reached Dr. O'Hern's bedside a half hour after the latter died. Mr. Weet, also on his way to Florida, had planned a visit with his friend. Dr. O'Hern was born in Cuba, N. Y., and as a boy was taught Morse code by Patrick E. Crowley, then a station telegraph operator, who later became president of the New York Central Lines. He worked as a messenger under Mr. Crowley, and became his assistant operator. He attended Cuba High School and Genesco Normal School and was graduated in 1892 from the University of Rochester. He took graduate courses at Harvard University, the American College in Rome and Freiburg University in Germany. Dr. O'Hern taught for eleven years at the old Bradstreet School for Boys before he became head of the English Department at West High Scool in 1905. In 1910 he was appointed vice principal of the high school, and in 1913 was named assistant superintendent of schools. Before he was made deputy superintendent in 1929 he headed committees that completed curricular revision in Rochester high schools and a survey of pupil progress. He retired in June 1934. From the time he entered the University of Rochester, Dr. O'Hern remained a close friend of Dr. Joseph Henry Gilmore, author of the hymn "He Leadeth Me," until Dr. Gilmore's death in 1918. A cousin of the late Bishop John Francis O'Hern of the Rochester Catholic diocese, Dr. O'Hern is survived by a sister, Mrs. Patrick McNamara of Hornell, N. Y., as well as by his cousin, Colonel O'Hern.
New York Times 5 January 1939
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Patrick Ahern
The "sport of kings" has lost a keen follower in the death of Mr. Patrick Ahern (69) in Cairns on Saturday morning after a long illness. Mr. Ahern was well-known in the Far North and Mandated New Guinea, where he had been mining for many years. He had been a member of the borad of management of the Northern District Racing Association since its inauguration and had represented the hinterland. He also formed a race club at Queerah before the registration of courses came into force. Always a lover of good horses and an excellent judge of quality, he had brought some fine youngsters from the south to race in these parts.

He was born at Scardale (Victoria), and married at Croydon (North Queensland), where he kept a hotel for many years. After that he went into mining at Mungana and later to Edie Creek. For the last 20 years he had resided in Cairns. His wife predeceased him in 1934. He leaves two daughters—Mrs. P. Clarke and Mrs. F. Hodges, of Cairns. The funeral moved from his residence in Abbott street, on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Father Hogan officiated at the graveside.

Cairns Post 16 January 1939
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Michael Ahern
There passed away during the weekend at Ayr, Mr. Michael Ahern, well known cane farmer and grazier of the Ayrville district, Ayr. Born in County Limerick, Ireland, 70 years ago, the deceased came to Charters Towers in1893 and engaged in mining pursuits. He later spent nine years in the mining industry at Koolgardie (Western Australia) and returned to Charters Towers for a period. In 1902, he came to the Lower Burdekin and entered into a partnership with his brother, Mr. D. Ahern, in a cane farming and pastoral property, later acquiring a property of his own in the same district with a pastoral holding in the Inkerman area. He is survived by his widow, five sons, Michael William, John and Con. of Ayr, and Dick of Brisbane, and thee daughters, Mrs. McSherry, of Mareba, Sister Margaret Ahern, of Chillagoe District Hospital, and Miss Olive Ahern, of Ayr.
Townsville Daily Bulletin 31 January 1939
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Nora (Ahern) Donahue
Nora Donahue [nee Ahern] beloved wife of the late Patrick, fond mother of Grace, Elsie, Henry, Mrs. Mary Farron, Mrs. Olive Leckie, and the late Josephine L. Donahue. Funeral Tuesday at 9 a.m. from late residence, 3548 Franklin boulevard, to St. Matthew church. Interment Mount Carmel. Information Humboldt 2773.
Chicago Tribune 27 February 1939
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Emily G. (Mitchell) Ahern
AHERN—In Arlington, March 1, Emily G. (Mitchell), beloved wife of Joseph W. Ahern. Funeral from residence, 19 Alton st., Saturday morning at 8. Solemn High Mass of Requiem at St. Agnes' Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 3 March 1939
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Margaret (Smith) O'Hearn
O'Hearn: Margaret (nee Smith), beloved wife of the late Moses, mother of Mrs. Margaret Bonnette, Mrs. Mary Oberle, Mrs. Catherine King of Mantua, Mrs. Agnes Sitzenstock of California and William (deceased), grandmother and great-grandmother, Sat., April 8. Funeral from her residence, 1069 E. 78th st., and from St. Philip Neri's Church, Tues., April 11, at 9 a. m.
— Cleveland Necrology, 10 April 1939
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James Ahearn
   James Ahern, age 37 years, well known resident of this city passed away this morning at the Massachusetts General Hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Ahern was operated on for a serious intestinal ailment three weeks ago, and following the operation many blood transfusions were given in an effort to save his life. He received 14 blood transfusions in all, and for a time, it appeared as if he was rallying. For the past few days his condition gradually became worse and it was evident that death was inevitable.
   Mr. Ahern was born in Woburn the son of Annie Shea Ahern and the late Michael Ahern. He was educated in the schools of Woburn, and had been employed as a truck driver. Two years ago he married Miss Jeanette Spencer of this city, who survives him. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother Mrs. Annie Shea Ahern and one sister Mary Etta Ahern.
   The funeral will be held from the late home of the deceased, 27 Mount Pleasant Street, Saturday at 8.15 a.m. High Mass of requiem will be solemnized at St. Charles Church at 9.00 a.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Woburn Daily Times 18 May 1939
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Michael O'Hearn
GANANOQUE, June 14—The funeral of Michael O'Hearn, highly regarded farmer of the South Lake district was held Saturday from his residence to St. Barnaby's Church, Brewer's Mills, where a large number of relatives and friends were in attendance.

Rev. Gerald O'Hearn of Perth was celebrant of the requiem mass, assisted by the Rev. A. O'Neill of Brockville and Rev. E. Byrne, parish priest. Interment was made in St. John's Church Cemetery, Gananoque. The bearers were Joseph Nuttall, Alan McAlpin, Royden Bell, Paul Tierney, James Kelly and Dennis O'Hearn.

The Kingston Whig-Standard 14 June 1939
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Michael O'Hearn
GANANOQUE, June 15—After an illness of a few weeks' duration, Michael O'Hearn, passed away at the family residence, South Lake. The late Mr. O'Hearn was born in Gananoque 85 years ago, and lived in this vicinity all his life. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O'Hearn. In religion he was a member of St. Barnaby's Roman Catholic Church, Brewer's Mills. The deceased was [illegible] acquaintances.

Surviving are his wife, five sons and one daughter. The sons are Dennis, Michael and Thomas of South Lake; Austin, of Landsdowne, and Joseph of Gananoque; the daughter, Miss Ethel, of Belleville. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the family residence, Brewer's Mills, on Saturday morning. High mass was sung by his nephew, Rev. Father Gerald O'Hearn, and assisting was his nephew, Rev. Father Andrew O'Neill, as deacon, and Rev. Father Byrne as sub-deacon. The pall-bearers were Joseph Nuttall, Alan McCalpin, Royden Bell, Paul Tierney, James Kelly and Dennis O'Hearn, Jr. Many spiritual and floral tributes testified to the high esteeem in which the late Mr. O'Hearn was held. [see also: Mary (Donohue) O'Hearn]

The Kingston Whig-Standard 15 June 1939
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Mary (Ahern) Dowling
Mary Ahern Dowling, June 24, beloved wife of the late Patrick, fond mother of John, Thomas, Owen, Patrick, Margaret, Mrs. Julia Brown, Mrs. Mary Kerwin, Mrs. Josephine Donnellan, Mrs. Gertrude McParland, and the late Helen Dowling, aunt of Margaret and the late Thomas Ahern. Funeral Tuesday, 10 a.m., from chapel, Jeffery boulevard at 77th street, to St. Patrick church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment local. Charter member St. Genevieve court, No. 15, W. C. O. F. South Shore 8822.
Chicago Tribune 25 June 1939
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Anna (Ahern) Palmer
Anna Ahern Palmer of 2941 Parnell avenue, dear mother of Harry Palmer, fond sister of Elizabeth Fubry and James J. Ahern of Santa Monica, Cal., and the late Alice Hurley. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 712 W. 31st street, to All Saints church. Interment Mount Olivet. Information Victory 1158.
Chicago Tribune 30 June 1939
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Margaret Ahearn
AHEARN—On the 20th July, at Kilmore, Margaret, loved daughter of the late Michael and Johanna Ahearn, and loved sister of James, Michael, Mary (deceased), and Patrick. —R.I.P.
The Argus 21 July 1939
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Dennis B. Ahern
   Dennis B. Ahern, a native of Ireland, but a resident of Woburn for the past sixty-five years, died Sunday night following a long illness at the home of his sister, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, 27 Vining Court, Woburn.
   Mr. Ahern was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of Catherine Coleman and John Ahern, and migrated to the United States in his youth. He had lived in Woburn for the past sixty-five years, following the leather trade.
   He is survived by one sister Mrs. Margaret McCarthy with whom he made his home and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral will be from the Charles A. O'Brien Funeral Home, 89 Montvale Avenue, Woburn, on Wednesday morning, September 6th at 8.15 a.m. and a High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, Winchester at 9 o'clock. Following the services interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, East Woburn, in the family lot. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home at their convenience.
Woburn Daily Times 5 September 1939
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Edna (Ahern) McDonnell
Edna McDonnell [nee Ahern] beloved wife of the late Joseph, fond mother of Joseph, daughter of Sarah Mc-Gee, sister of Nell, Roy, John, Charles, and William Ahern. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., from chapel, 7131 S. Western avenue, to St. Adrian's church. Interment Mount Olivet.
Chicago Tribune 26 September 1939
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Charles A. Ahern
AHERN — Of 742 Jefferson avenue on Friday, October 6, 1939, at 6:40 o'clock a.m., CHARLES A. AHERN, husband of the late Daisy Hamm by first marriage and of Martha Wood by second marriage, father of Charles G. Ahern, grandfather of Gerard Charles Ahern, aged 59 years; a native of Baton Rouge, La., and a resident of this city for the past 39 years.

Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of the New Orleans Council No. 714, K. of C., Boosters' Club and all employees of the I. C. railroad system, C. F. and T. Company are invited to attend the funeral Sunday, October 8, 1939, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. from the auxiliary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, 3827 Canal street, at North Scott street. Requiem mass at St. Henry's church at 11 o'clock a.m. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 7 October 1939
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Anna M. Ahern
Ahern: Anna M., age 90, widow of John W., mother of Edmund L. of Chappell Hills, N. C.; Mrs. Martin S. Kelly of Lakewood, William F. and John V. of Akron, O. Survived by 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Late residence, 1447 Wayne ave. Friends may call at Reidy Bros. Funeral Home, 11210 Detroit ave., Services Friday from St. James' Church at 9 a. m. Interment, Mount Vernon, O.
— Cleveland Necrology, 19 October 1939
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Kathryn "Kitty" (Burns) Ahearn
Kathryn "Kitty" Ahearn, nee Burns, beloved wife of the late John J. Ahearn, fond mother of Ellen C. and John Jr., sister of Mae Woods, John T., Joseph E., Dennis J., and the late Robert and Frank Burns. Resting at funeral home, 217 N. Cicero. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., to St. Matthew's church. Interment Mount Carmel. Kindly omit flowers.
Chicago Tribune 14 November 1939
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