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Michael T. Ahearn
M. T. AHEARN DEAD; EXPERT ON TRAFFIC
Retired Police Inspector, 37 Years on Force,
Thrice Won Commendations for Work
Michael T. Ahearn of 1924 Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens, who was in charge of traffic in Brooklyn when he retired in December, 1937, as an inspector in the New York Police Department, died yesterday in the Wyckoff Heights Hospital, Brooklyn, after a fortnight's illness. His age was 75. He was on the force for thirty-seven years. Appointed a patrolman in 1900, Inspector Ahearn reached the rank of captain in 1921, and was made an inspector in 1924. He received three departmental commendations, and, in 1935, a trophy as one of the winners in the police safety campaign. In 1930 the Downtown Brooklyn Association thanked the inspector and Police Commissioner Grover Whalen for "the complete synchronization of the traffic system in the downtown area of Brooklyn."

Inspector Ahearn was occupied with traffic matters during more than half of his career as a policeman. As a captain he was in the office of former Deputy Commissioner Dr. John A. Harriss, traffic specialist. In 1922 he won the gratitude of theatregoers for his solution of the nightly car tangle in the theater-filled block between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. On several occassions he addressed civic organizations on traffic questions. For more than twenty years, and until his final illness, most of Inspector Ahearn's leisure hours were devoted to taking care of a rose garden in the yard of his home on Putnam Avenue. There he attended to 192 bushes, each bearing a different species of rose. Several of his blooms won prizes in flower shows. He had made a study of botany, and, while roses were his favorite, his garden included several other flower varieties. The inspector leaves his wife, Mary; a daughter, Margaret, a son, Henry; a brother, Thomas Ahearn and three grandchildren.
New York Times 1 January 1950
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MICHAEL T. AHEARN, 75,
EX-POLICE INSPECTOR, DIES
Former Police inspector Michael T. Ahearn, 75, who for many years was in charge of traffic in Brooklyn, died of pneumonia yesterday in Wyckoff Heights Hospital. He lived at 1934 Putnam Ave., Ridgewood. Mr. Ahearn, a native of Ireland, came to the United States as a youth and spent most of his life in this city. He was appointed to the Police Department in 1900 and served first at the Oak St. Station. Later he was transferred to the Gates Avenue Station, subsequently serving in Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. He was made a sergeant in 1909, and after serving as a lieutenant was appointed a captain in 1921. Several years later he was appointed a deputy inspector and then an inspector.
Made Traffic Changes
While in charge of traffic in this borough he made a survey of various sections and did much to simplify mounting traffic conditions by installation of traffic lights and the opening of one-way streets. He retired 12 years ago. Forty-seven years ago today Mr. Ahearn married the former Mary Kelly, a city school teacher, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mary, a teacher at Public School 84, Queens; a son, Henry, a teacher at John Adams High School, three grandchildren, Mary Ellen, Patricia, and Michael Ahearn, Jr., and a brother, Thomas Ahearn, a retired Post Office employe. The funeral will be held Thursday at the residence. A solemn requiem mass will be offered at 9 a.m. at St. Matthias R. C. Church, Catalpa St., near Woodward ave. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Brooklyn Eagle 1 January 1950
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Martin Ahern
Preston, Minn.—(Special)—Funeral services were held Monday at St. Columban's church here for Martin Ahern, 76, who died Saturday at his home in Preston. He was a life resident of Fillmore county except for one year when he lived in Lewiston. He was born March 17, 1873 at Pilot Mound. Burial was in Carrelton cemetery near Fountain. Survivors are his wife, the former Mae Layne; three sons Raymond of Hinckley, Paul of Wykoff and Vincent of Preston; four daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Eleanor) Shanahan of Preston, Mrs. Leonard (Doris) Eilman of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Stanley (Winnie) Danielson of Lanesboro, and Miss Mary Ahern of Rochester; two brothers, Michael of Lewiston and Edward of Minneapolis; four sisters, Mrs. John Brogan and Mrs. Frank O'Hearn and Mrs. Mart Campion, all of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Grant Bainter, Stevens Point, Wis.
The Winona Republican-Herald 3 January 1950
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Michael O'Hern
Michael O'Hern, late of 3603 S. Lowe avenue, beloved son of the late Patrick and Johanna, devoted brother of Bridget Such, Mary O'Brien, and the late Timothy, Mathew, Daniel, William, Margaret, and Ellen Kiley. Funeral Monday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 634 W. 37th street, to Nativity church. Interment Holy Sepulchre cemetery. YArds 7-0925.
Chicago Tribune 15 January 1950
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Robert Ahern
Robert Ahern, 23, of 25 Nevada Ave., Springfield, a student at the University of Massachusetts, died suddenly Tuesday in Boston while on a visit to that city. He was a brother of Mrs. Mary Lucia of Holyoke. Mr. Ahern, a veteran of World War II, served overseas with the Seabees. Besides his parents, William and Bridget (Donovan) Ahern of Springfield, two brothers William and Harold also of Springfield, and two other sisters, the Misses Elisbeth (sic) and Theresa Ahern of Springfield. The funeral will be held from the Sampson funeral home, State St., Springfield.
Holyoke Transcript-Telegram 19 January 1950
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Mary M. (Roche) Taylor
Mary M. Taylor, nee Roche, formerly of 7232 S. 57th avenue, Cicero, beloved wife of Daniel J., dear mother of Patrick J., William J., Mary Rowland and John J. Taylor, grandmother of 10 grandchildren, great-grandmother of two, fond sister of Patrick, Michael, Garrett of Ireland, Hannah Ahearn, the late John and Richard Roche. Member of St. Basil's court, No. 196, W. C. O. F. At residence, 6841 W. 31st street, Berwyn. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m., to St. Frances of Rome church. Interment Mount Carmel.
Chicago Tribune 2 February 1950
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Amy Kathleen (Aherne) Hunt
HUNT—On Jan. 31, 1950, at 145 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, Amy Kathleen, widow of William Allen Hunt and eldest daughter of the late William Aherne.
The Times 2 February 1950
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Anna (Ahern) Sullivan
Anna Sullivan, nee Ahern, loving wife of Michael Sullivan, devoted mother of Timothy J., Marie R., Anna R., grandmother of Mary Catherine, Edward M., and [. . .] Ann. Funeral Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., from chapel, 3604 Ogden avenue, to Blessed Sacrament church. Interment Mount Carmel cemetery.
Chicago Tribune 15 February 1950
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Guy Patrick O'Hern
Guy Patrick O'Hern, late of Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, Mich., beloved husband of Bertress, brother of Leo and Cyrl, nephew of Della Barry. Funeral Tuesday, 10 a.m., Michigan time, at St. Anthony's church, Buchanan. Interment Oak Ridge, Buchanan.
Chicago Tribune 20 March 1950
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Susan A. Ahern
Susan A. Ahern 7051 S. Ashland avenue, April 6, 1950, beloved daughter of the late Michael and Susan Ahern, fond sister of Margaret Gordon, Theresa Does, John, Edward, the late Thomas, Maymela Velle, and Anna Auth. Funeral from chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, Monday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Lourdes church. Interment Calvary.
Chicago Tribune 9 April 1950
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Evelyn R. Ahern
AHERN—May 5, 1950, at her residence, Chapel street, Boyle, Evelyn R., relict of Daniel Ahern; to the inexpressible grief of her family. Remains will be removed this (Saturday) evening at 7 o'clock to St. Joseph's Church, Boyle. Funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 3 o'clock to Assylin Cemetery. Requiem High Mass in St. Joseph's Church on Monday next, at 11.30 o'clock.
Irish Times 5 May 1950
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Nellie (Ahern) Rock
Nellie Rock, nee Ahern of 425 N. Lawndale avenue, beloved wife of the late Peter, fond mother of Joseph, sister of Mrs. Noney Carlson, Jennie, and Mrs. Bessie Everett, grandmother of Joarine. Funeral Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., from funeral home, 3751 W. North avenue to Our Lady of the Angels church. Interment St. Joseph's cemetery. BElmont 5-4047.
Chicago Tribune 6 June 1950
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Mary R. (Perry) Ahern
AHERN — At Hotel Dieu, on Wednesday, June 7, 1950, at 3:30 p.m.; MARY R. PERRY, of 1910 Constance street, beloved wife of the late William Ahern, sister of Mrs. Jerome Meunier of this city, and Mrs. E. A. Brandao of Shreveport, La., aged 68 years, a native and a resident of this city.

Relatives and friends of the family, also faculty of St. Joseph school, are invited to attend the services from the funeral home of Albert E. Briede and Son, Inc., 1160 Camp street, on Thursday, June 8, 1950, at 9:45 a.m., followed by religious services at St. Alphonsus church, Constance street. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 8 June 1950
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William Alby Ahearn
AHEARN, William Alby.—July 16, 1950 at the Sacred Heart Hospice, relict of Mary Ahearn and beloved father of Billy (deceased), Myra (Mrs. A. J. Mayne) and Cecil, and late of M. W. S. and D. Board, aged 85 years. Requiescat in pace.
Sydney Morning Herald 17 July 1950
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Josephine M. (Regan) Ahern
AHERN—In Jamaica Plain, July 17, Josephine M. (Regan), age 92, widow of Michael Ahern and mother of Daniel F., John F., William J., James A., Robert M., and Dr. Joseph A. Funeral from the home of her son, William J. Ahern, 414 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain on Thursday , July 20, at 9 a.m. Solemn High Mass of Requiem at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Centre St., Jamaica Plain, at 10 o'clock. Burial at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. Please omit flowers.
The Boston Globe 19 July 1950
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Rose (Furlong) Ahern
AHERN—In Arlington, July 18, 1950, Rose, formerly of 70 London st., East Boston, beloved wife of the late Alfred Ahern and daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Therriault) Furlong. Funeral from the Edward M. Walsh Funeral Home, 2175 Massachusetts av., North Cambridge, on Friday morning at 8, followed by a Solemn Mass of Requiem in the Star of the Sea Church, East Boston, at 9 o'clock. Visiting hours 2-15 and 7-10.
The Boston Globe 19 July 1950
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Mabel (Ahern) Houlthan
Mabel Houthan Ahern, beloved wife of the late Charles F., dear mother of Mrs. Dorothy Schumann, Mrs. Marion Kehoe, and Daniel C. Ahern, sister of John J. Houlthan, Mrs. Virginia Slattery, Leon Houlthan, and Mrs. Marie De Vol. Funeral Thursday, 10:30 a.m., from funeral home, 1732 Wilson avenue, to Our Lady of Lourdes church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment Calvary.
Chicago Tribune 30 August 1950
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Robert C. O'Hearn
Racing Car Kills Youth
Collision on Turn Fatal to Pit Employe at Lockport Track
Robert C. O'Hearn, 18, of Kenmore, was killed today in a stock car racing crash at the Niagara County Fair grounds. The youth, a pit employe, was struck by a car that went out of control on a turn. The car was driven by Robert Ernest Herrick of Gasport, who was unhurt. Herrick said another car in the race struck his running board, causing him to spin on the soggy track.
New York Times 4 September 1950
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Fred M. Ahern
Fred M. Ahern, a lawyer and former Republican Asemblyman from Brooklyn, died of a heart attack on Sunday in the home of his brother, John F. Ahern, at 51 East Ninetieth Street. Mr. Ahern, who was 64 years old, resided at 383 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, and had an office at 215 Montague Street, that borough. At his death Mr. Ahern was principal estate-tax attorney of the Transfer and Estate Tax Section of the State Tax Commission for Long Island. He also had engaged in a general civil law practice. Mr. Ahern was at one time Republican leader of the Tenth Assembly District in Brooklyn and had served on the Republican State Committee. He was a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild. He leaves a son, Fred M. Ahern Jr. of Brooklyn; six daughters, Mrs. Thomas J. Donohue of Rockville Centre, L. I.; Mrs. Rita Farrell of Manhattan, Mrs. G. Joseph Minetti of Brooklyn, Mrs. Bernard G. Reilly of Brooklyn, Mrs. T. Dexter Alden of Amenia, N. Y., and Miss Helen Ahern of Brooklyn, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary O'Neill and Sister Maria Theresa, O. P., of Manhattan.
New York Times 19 September 1950
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Lawrence J. Ahearn
Lawrence J. Ahearn, late of 2152 S. Millard avenue, fond brother of Mrs. Eleanor McHale and the late John J. and William L. Funeral Monday, Oct. 16, at 9:30 a.m., from funeral home, 3246 Jackson boulevard, to Blessed Sacrament church. Interment Mount Carmel. KEdzie 3-2394.
Chicago Tribune 14 October 1950
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Harriet (Ahern) Brown
Harriet Ahern Brown, Oct. 12, 1950, beloved wife of the late Joseph Brown, fond mother of Harriet Woerner, Katherine Brown, Vera Sorquist, and the late Joseph Brown Jr., dear sister of Margaret Ahern and Sister Anna Clare. Funeral Monday, 9:30 a.m., form funeral home, 6311 N. Clark street, to St. Gregory's church. Interment Calvary.
Chicago Tribune 15 October 1950
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Gerald A'Hearn
Waukon—Mrs. Agnes A'Hearn has been notified that the body of her son, Sgt. Gerald A'Hearn, will be buried in the national cemetery at Louisville, Ky., on Dec. 6. Sgt. A'Hearn, who was serving with an army tank division, was killed in action in Holland in February, 1945.
Cedar Rapids Gazette 23 November 1950
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Mary Ann Ahern
AHERN, Mary Ann.—November 24, 1950, at her residence, 45 Beauchamp Street, Punchbowl, Mary Ann Ahern, dearly loved daughter of late Michael and Annie Ahern and dear sister of Nora, Delia, and Michael, fond sister-in-law of Alice and aunt of Gerald, Dorothy (Mrs. P. J. Devery), and Michael. Requiescat in Pace. For Funeral arrangements see Monday's "Herald."
Sydney Morning Herald 25 November 1950
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Joseph F. Ahern
Joseph F. Ahern formerly of 7001 South Park avenue, beloved husband of Eileen Hillebrand Ahern, dear father of Kathleen and Teresa Ann, loving son of Michael J. and Mary Shanahan Ahern, dear brother of John, William, Mrs. Robert E. Quinn, Mrs. Thomas P. Quinn, and the late Josephine Ahern. Funeral Tuesday. Services and interment private from funeral home, 318 E. 71st street. STewart 3-1908.
Chicago Tribune 28 November 1950
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IN MEMORIAM
AHERN.—In loving memory of our late kindergarten director, Molly Ahern, who passed away December 21 1948. Cherished memories. (Inserted by officers and committee The Dobson Free Kindergarten, Maidstone.)
The Argus 21 December 1950
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George O'Hern
George O'Hern, husband of Anna, nee Dunn; father of Helen Swanson, Margaret Quinlan, James and Orval O'Hern, brother of Edward, Mary Parish, Hildegarde Rehfuss. Funeral from chapel, 7949 S. Halsted street, Wednesday at 9 a.m., to St. Leo's church. Burial Mount Olivet cemetery. Member of Tom Moore court, No. 1155, C. O. F. Please omit flowers.
Chicago Tribune 25 December 1950
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Robert Alexander Ahern
AHERN Robert Alexander—December 29, 1950 at a private hospital, Robert Alexander Ahern, of 11 Everton Road, Strathfield, dearly loved husband of Mary Ann Ahern, aged 72 years. At rest. Privately interred Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood, Saturday, December 30, 1950.
Sydney Morning Herald 2 January 1951
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Charles F. Ahearn
AHEARN—In Arlington, Jan. 14th, Charles F., of 283 Mass. Av. Formerly of Charlestown. Husband of Denicia (O'Neil) and father of Mrs. Loraine Sawler. Funeral from the Daniel F. O'Brien Funeral Home, 226 Mass. Av., Arlington, Wednesday at 8 a.m. Requiem High Mass at St. Agnes' Church at 9. Relatives and friends invited.
The Boston Globe 16 January 1951
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Richard Joseph Ahearn
Richard Joseph Ahearn, 2 month old son of Mr and Mrs James Ahearn died Sunday evening in the home of his parents after a short illness. He was born Jan 7 1951 in Colfax twp. He is survived by his parents, 4 sisters, 1 brother, Cheree, Carolyn, Patricia, Janet and David. Funeral services were held Mon from Sacred Heart ch. Burial was in Colfax cemetery.
Huron Tribune March 1951
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Rev. Francis J. O'Hern
ST. LOUIS, April 20 (AP) — The Rev. Francis J. O'Hern, S. J., former dean of men and onetime faculty director of athletics at St. Louis University, died yesterday of a heart ailment. He was 66 years old. Father O'Hern had been a member of the St. Louis staff for the last twenty years. In 1937, he was appointed dean of men, a position he resigned in 1947 because of ill health. He also was director of athletics and a member of the Missouri Valley Athletic Commission from 1941 to 1947 and its president from 1944 to 1947. Survivors include a brother, Dr. M. J. O'Hern of Rock Island, Ill.
New York Times 21 April 1951
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Rev. Francis J. O'Hern
St. Louis, April 21 [Special]—Services for the Rev. Francis J. O'Hern, 66, former dean of men and former faculty director of athletics at St. Louis university, will be held here Monday in St. Francis Xavier church. The Rev. Mr. O'Hern was president of the Missouri Valley Athletic commission from 1941 to 1947. He died here Thursday. Surviving are a brother, Dr. M. J. O'Hern of Rock Island, and two nieces, Mrs. J. W. Kehoe of Evanston and Miss Mary O'Hern of Davenport, Ia.
Chicago Tribune 22 April 1951
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REV. MICHAEL J. AHERN DIES IN BOSTON AT 74
BOSTON, June 5—(AP) The Rev. Michael J. Ahern, S.J., 74, Jesuit lecturer and conductor of a Catholic Sunday radio hour for 20 years, died today in St. Elizabeth's hospital. A native of New York City, he had taught at Boston College, Holy Cross and Canisius College and was the founder of the Boston College seismograph station.
Bridgeport Telegram 5 June 1951
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REV. M. J. AHERN, 74
A JESUIT EDUCATOR

Founder of the Boston College Seismographic Station Dies
—Directed Radio Program

Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES
   BOSTON, June 5—The Rev. Michael J. Ahern, S. J., founder of the Boston College seismographic station and a widely known Jesuit lecturer, died today in St. Elizabeth's Hospital. His age was 74.
   Father Ahern became one of New England's best-known clergymen through his activities as director of the Catholic Truth Period radio program. He started the program in 1929 and retired last year. Born in New York, he was graduated in 1896 from St. Francis Xavier College there and entered the Society of Jesus the same year. After further study, he began his teaching career in 1902 at Boston College.
   From 1907 to 1911 Father Ahern studied at Innsbruck University in Austria. On his return to the United States he became head of the Department of Chemistry and Geology. Later Father Ahern became head of the same department at Weston College, the Jesuit house of studies for the New England province, at Weston, Mass., which also is the graduate department of theology and philosophy for Boston College.
   Father Ahern was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a member of other societies.
   Surviving is a brother, Maurice Ahern, archivist and formerly director of public relations at Fordham University. [see also: Francis Xavier Ahern, Mary Ellen Ahern]
New York Times 6 June 1951
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Margaret T. (Ahearn) Rogers
Margaret T. Rogers, nee Ahearn, of Wauconda, Ill., June 4, 1951, beloved wife of the late Edward L., fond mother of Matt, Lenore Peirick, and the late Kathleen Riedl, dear sister of Patrick Ahearn, grandmother of Billy, John, Irene, and Donna Peirick, Kathleen Riedl, Patricia and Margaret Rogers. Funeral from chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, Thursday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m., to St. Hilary's church. Interment All Saints'. Please omit flowers.
Chicago Tribune 6 June 1951
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Percy Ivo Ahearn
AHEARN Percy Ivo—June 13, 1951 at R.G.H., Concord, fond brother of Alma (Mrs. Richardson) and beloved cousin of Rita and Charles Grant aged 63 years R.I.P.
Sydney Morning Herald 14 June 1951
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Anthony "Pat" Ahern
AHERN — Of 1617? Coliseum street, on Saturday, August 11, 1951 at 1 o'clock p.m., ANTHONY PAT AHERN, beloved husband of Anna Hailes Rolf; father of Catherine Patricia Ahern, stepfather of Raymond J. Rolf; brother of Mrs. James Barrios, James L., William J., Edward J. and Frank X. Ahern and the late Mrs. Catherine Kleinschmidt and Thomas C. Ahern; son of the late James B. Ahern and Catherine Wetta; aged 54 years, a native and resident of this city.

Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of Pelican Lodge No. 121, B. K. of A., Gulf Engineering Company, Inc., Crescent City Lodge No. 37, I. A. of M. Holy Name Society of Redemptorist parish, Blue Horseshoe Club and Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Leitz-Eagan funeral home, 2241 Magazine street, corner Philip street, on Monday morning, August 13, 1951, at 10:45 o'clock, followed by requiem mass at St. Alphonses church. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 12 August 1951
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Thomas J. Ahern
Thomas J. Ahern chairman of the Democratic Town Committee and a former selectman, died yesterday in St. Francis hospital. A World War I veteran, Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife and two daughters. Services will take place in East Hartford Saturday.
Bridgeport Telegram 15 August 1951
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William J. Ahern
Ahern, William J., beloved husband of the late Catherine (nee Hurley), father of Sister Marion, S. S. J. and Mrs. Kathleen Ryan, grandfather, and brother of the late Mrs. Emily Chinnock, residence, 4160 E. 100 St. Friends may call at the Lester J. Gallagher Funeral Home, 9615 Miles Ave. Funeral Monday, Aug. 20, services at Holy Name Church, at 9 a. m.
Cleveland Press August 1951
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Mary Regina (Whalen) Ahearn
Mrs. Mary R. (Whalen) Ahearn a resident of Chelmsford for the past 30 years, died last night at her home, 194 Dalton road. She was a devout attendant of St. Mary's church and active in all its affairs. She is survived by her husband, James A. Ahearn, and two sons, Herbert L. and Edward C. Ahearn; five sisters, Mrs. Mary A. O'Leary of Peabody; Mrs. John J. Ahearn, Mrs. Margaret A. Knight and Mrs. John D. Hession; three brothers, Alfred C. Whalen and Richard S. Whalen, both of this city; and James B. Whalen of Staten Island, N. Y.; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ahearn was a member of Chelmsford post 212, Gold Star Mothers. [see also: Frederick G. Ahearn]
The Lowell Sun 3 October 1951
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Dr. Michael O'Hern
Funeral services for Dr. Michael O'Hern, 74, of Rock Island, Illinois, native of DeWitt, were conducted in St. Joseph's church, Rock Island, Monday morning at nine o'clock. Burial took place in the family lot in St. Joseph's cemetery, DeWitt where the Rev. John Moriarty officiated. Dr. O'Hern died Friday, October 19 at 10:45 P.M. in St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island, where he had been a patient for the last two years. The body reposed in the Wheelan funeral home there. Michael J. O'Hern, son of Michael and Mary O'hern, was born September 11, 1877, in DeWitt. He attended St. Joseph's school of this city, St. Ambrose academy, Davenport, St. Mary's college Kansas. He received his B.A. degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebr., and his M.D. from Rush Medical institute, Chicago. He served his internship in St. Joseph's hospital, Chicago and began his practice in Rock Island in 1904.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Al. F. O'Hern of Davenport and Mrs. Mary O'Hern of DeWitt, also a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last member of his family having been preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Attending the rites in Rock Island were the following nephews and nieces: Frank O'Hern and Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Kehoe of Evanston, Ill.; Mr. And Mrs. O. E. Pankow, Mr. And Mrs. C. V. Manning, Mr. And Mrs. R. L. Manning, all of Clinton; Miss Pauline O'Hern of DeWitt, also Mrs. Paul Siegmund of DeWitt and Mr. And Mrs. John Wolfe and son, John Pat, Mr. Wolfe being in service in the U. S. Navy; Roger Kelly, Miss Margaret Kelly and Miss Alice Kelly all of Grand Mound, Mrs. A. F. O'Hern and daughter, Mary, Mrs. Matt Flynn, the Misses Bess and Ella Flynn, all of Davenport. A number of DeWitt friends attended the rites in St. Joseph's cemetery here. [see also: Michael Kelly, Elizabeth (O'Hern) Connole, Rev. Francis J. O'Hern]
DeWitt News? 23 October 1951
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Maria Elizabeth Aherne
AHERNE—On Oct. 27, 1951, Maria Elizabeth, fourth daughter of the late William and Emma Aherne, Pevensey Bay. [see also: Honora Dorothy Aherne]
The Times 29 October 1951
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William Patrick Ahern
AHERN.—The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. Mary Ahern and Mrs. Eileen Fahey and Family, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved Husband, their beloved Father and Grandfather, WILLIAM PATRICK AHERN, late of South Africa to leave Wheatley's Private Chapel 253 Crown Street, city, This Monday at 2 p.m. for Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood.
JOHN E. WHEATLEY
MA4589.
Sydney Morning Herald 29 October 1951
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William Ahern
William Ahern was born in Wicklow, Ireland on March 6,1908 and died on Nov. 4, 1951. He left a wife Julia, a daughter Barbara, and a son William. [see also: William "Billy" C. Ahern, Jr.]
Bronx Daily News 5 November 1951
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Richard J. "Dick" O'Hern
Richard [Dick] J. O'Hern of 8126 S. Indiana avenue, formerly of 6420 Stewart avenue, beloved father of Richard Jr., fond son of the late Edward and Johanna, devoted brother of Minnie, Jack, Anna, Mrs. Sadie Galvan, and the late Thomas, Joseph, Patrick, and Rose O'Hern and Helen Ford. Funeral Wednesday, Dec. 26, 8:45 a.m., from funeral home, 1241 W. 79th street, to St. Bernard's church, mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Mount Olivet.
Chicago Tribune 23 December 1951
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Frank T. Ahern
ARLINGTON, Feb. 25—Frank T. Ahern, 55, a town engineer here, died yesterday at his home, 27 Governor road. He had been with the town's engineering department for 38 years. During World War I, Mr. Ahern served with the Rainbow Division in France. He was a member of Arlington Post No. 1775, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Arlington Municipal Employees Association. [see also: Francis A. "Frank" Ahern, Everett Ahern, Loretta Ahern]
The Boston Globe 26 February 1952
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Frederick William Ahern
Frederick William Ahern, 42, vice-president and general manager of the H. S. Crocker company, died suddenly at his home at 652 Ravenscourt, Hillsborough, yesterday afternoon. A fellow company executive, L. A. Johnson of Cort Madre, drove Ahern home after he complained of feeling ill at his office. When the two men arrived Ahern started to obtain some medicine when he collapsed to the living room floor. By the time an inhalator squad from the Hillsborough fire squad could be summoned he was pronounced dead.

A member of the BPOE lodge No. 1112 of San Mateo, the Olympic and Commonwealth clubs of San Francisco and a past president of the Stationers' Association of Northern California, he had lived in Hillsborough 14 years. He was a native of Sacramento. Surviving are his wife, Corinne; three children, Marianne, Frederick William Jr. and Barbara Ahern of Hillsborough, and a brother Charles John Ahern of Altadena. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., from the Crosby-N. Gray mortuary in Burlingame. Interment will follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma.

San Mateo Times 18 March 1952
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Frank G. Ahern
PALM BEACH, Fla., March 18 (AP) — Frank G. Ahern, president of the Ahern Textile Print Company, Norwich, R.I.; R.E. Briggs & Co., New York, and the Grisowld Textile Company, Westerly, R.I., died today at the age of 57. His widow, a son, and two daughters survive.
New York Times 19 March 1952
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Frank G. Ahern, Father Of Local Resident, Passes
Frank Gregory Ahern 57, father of Mrs. Charles E. Spencer 3d, Naugatuck died yesterday morning at Palm Beach Fla., a few hours after being taken ill. Mr. Ahern was president and founder of Ahern's Textile Print Co., Norwich; and president of the Griswold Textile Co., Westerly, R. I. and R. E. Griggs and Co., New York. A winter resident of Palm Beach, Mr. Ahern also had a winter home in Norwich, and another in Watch Hill, R. I. H was formerly on the staff of the late Gov. James McConaughy, and was a noted amateur golfer.

Mr. Ahern is survived by his wife, Mary Francis [sic] Ahern, a son, Thomas; two daughters, Miss Cornelia Ahern, Palm Beach, and Mrs. Spencer; five grandchildren, Frank Ahern, Norwich; Miss Cornelia Spencer, Miss Olivia Spencer, and Charles Spencer, 4th, all of Naugatuck. The funeral will be held from the Cummings Funeral Home, Norwich, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.


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AHERN—In Palm Beach, Fla., March 18, 1952, Frank Gregory Ahern of Norwich. Funeral Saturday morning from the Cummings Funeral Home, Norwich, to St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial in Norwich.
Naugatuck Daily News 19 March 1952
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Margaret O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Margaret, beloved sister of Mary and Nellie (deceased), Sunday, Mar. 30, residence, 1906 E. 105th St. Friends may call at the Flynn-Froelk Co. Funeral Home, 13032 Euclid Ave., southwest corner of Alvason Rd. Funeral Wednesday, Apr. 2, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, at 9 a. m. Burial Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky, O.
Cleveland Press 1 April 1952
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David Ahern
AHERN—On May 15, 1952, suddenly, in Cheltenham, Col. David Ahern, D.S.O. and Bar, late R.A.M.C., younger son of the late T[imothy]. M. Ahern, J.P., of Marysboro, Glanmire, Co. Cork, and beloved husband of Eileen, aged 74. R.I.P. Requiem Mass at St. Gregory's Church, Cheltenham, on Monday, at 10 a.m., followed by private interment at Prinknash Abbey. No mourning, no flowers and no letters, please. [see also: M. D. Ahern]
The Times 17 May 1952
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Peter Ahearne
AHEARNE.—On May 17 (result of accident), Peter Ahearne, dear friend of Mr. and Mrs. John Shoolbread and Betty. Aged 24 years. Requiescat in pace.
The Adelaide Advertiser 19 May 1952
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AHEARNE.—REQUIEM MASS will be celebrated in the Queen of Angels' Church, Taylors road, Thebarton, this (TUESDAY morning, at 7 o'clock, for the repose of the Soul of the late Mr. PETER AHEARNE, of 25 Tarragon street, Mile End. His Funeral will leave the church at 3.30 p.m. for the Catholic section Centennial Park Cemetery. FRANK J. SIEBERT. Funeral Director. 47-49 Wakefield street. Phones C413 and C6236.

FEDERATED SHIPWRIGHTS' ASSOCIATION. MEMBERS are informed that the Funeral of our late member PETER AHEARNE, will leave the Funeral Parlors of Frank Siebert, for the Queen of Angels Church, at 3.30 p.m. today, and later to Centennial Park Cemetery. J. Y. MacDERMID. Secretary.

The Adelaide Advertiser 20 May 1952
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David Ahern
AHERN—May 15, 1952 (suddenly), in Cheltenham, Glos., Col. David Ahern, D.S.O., and Bar, late R.A.M.C., younger son of the late T. M. Ahern, J.P., of Marysboro, Glanmire, Co. Cork, and beloved husband of Eileen, aged 74. R.I.P. [see also: M. D. Ahern]
Irish Times 20 May 1952
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Kate Frances Ahern
AHERN.—On June 11, Kate Frances, dearly loved aunt of Dorothy (Mrs. W. A. Flavell), Olga (Mrs. Bryan), Rene (Mrs. Hutchinson), and Richard Ruhl, in her 78th year. —Rest in peace. (Remains at Apps and Sons' chapel, 395 High street, St. Kilda.)
The Argus 13 June 1952
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John A'Hearn
John A'Hearn, of 14801 Westrop Ave., beloved brother of Michael of Coughlin Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, and Mrs. Mary Coleman of County Cork, Ireland. Friends received at C. J. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 15319 St. Clair Services St. Jerome's Church, Monday, July 21, at 9:30 a. m. Burial Calvary Cemetery.
Cleveland Press July 1952
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Mary Jule (McGrath) O'Hearn
Mrs. Mary J. McGrath O'Hearn, wife of Michael [sic] O'Hearn, New York correspondent of the Montreal Star, died Thursday at her home, 2 Carolina Road, Douglaston, Queens, after a long illness. Her age was 44. Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. O'Hearn was a daughter of the late Capt. John W. McGrath, founder of the John W. McGrath Corporation, New York stevedoring firm. She received an A. B. degree from the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N. J., and took graduate courses at Columbia University. In World War II Mrs. O'Hearn, then residing in Canada, worked with the Weather Observation Bureau of the Atlantic Ferry Command. Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother, who lives in New York; a son, Walter Jr., of New York; three daughters, the Misses Eileen, Julieanne and Catherine O'Hearn of New York; five brothers, Archibald and Robert McGrath of New York, Richard of Greenwich, Conn.; John of Mamoroneck, N. Y., and Hugh of New Rochelle, N. Y., and a sister, Mrs. E. L. Sullivan of New York.
New York Times 19 July 1952
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Wife of Walter O'Hearn Dies
Mrs. Mary J. McGrath O'Hearn, who died Thursday at her home, 2 Carolina Road, Douglaston, Queens, was the wife of Walter O'Hearn, Sr., not Michael O'Hearn as reported yesterday in THE TIMES. Mr. O'Hearn is the New York correspondent of The Montreal Star.
New York Times 20 July 1952
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William M. O'Hern
William M. O'Hern, beloved husband of Mae, nee Holloran; loving father of Bernice McCarthy and Betty, fond brother of Edith Wilder and George. Funeral from chapel, 3100 Irving Park road, Thursday, 8:30 a.m., to Our Lady of Mercy church. Interment St. Joseph's cemetery.
Chicago Tribune 22 July 1952
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Dr. Maurice Connors O'Hern
Dr. Maurice Connors O'Hern, late of 1239 W. Garfield blvd., brother of John C. O'Hern, Alice Eddy, the late Patrick, Nora Hyde, Anna Tynan, and Thomas C. O'Hern. Funeral Monday, 10:30 a.m., from funeral home, 5438 S. Halsted street, to Visitation church. Interment Mount Olivet. Please omit flowers. BOulevard 8-0662.
Chicago Tribune 26 July 1952
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Leo Patrick Aherne
AHERNE — In this city, August 21, 1952, Leo P., beloved husband of Griselda (Kobe) Aherne, devoted father of John L. Aherne, Mrs. Ann McManamon, grandfather of Penny and Tommy Aherne; a native of Dublin, Ireland. A charter member of S. F. Chapter 65, Nat'l Assn. of Retired Civil Employees. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy-O'Hara Co., Geary Blvd. at Tenth Avenue; thence to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 40th and Balboa, where a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery.
San Francisco Examiner 22 August 1952
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Very Rev. Paschal Ahearn
The Very Rev. Paschal Ahearn, former pastor of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Jerome Street near Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Wednesday in Our Lady of Sorrows Church friary at 213 Stanton Street. His age was 47. Born in Yonkers, Father Ahearn entered the Capuchin Order in 1922. He studied at St. Anthony's Friary House of Theology, Marathon, Wis., and went in 1926 to the Capuchin International College at Rome, where he was ordained in 1929. He returned to this country the next year and taught in Marathon until 1936. Fathewr Ahearn also had taught at the Mary Immaculate Friary House of Philosophy, Glenclyffe, Garrison, N. Y., before he became an assistant pastor at St. Michael's. He became pastor of the church and guardian of its friary in 1946 and later that year was chosen definitor of the Province of St. Joseph. In July, 1952, he was relieved of his pastoral and provincial duties and transferred to Our Lady of Sorrows friary as its vicar. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Dunn Ahearn of Yonkers; a brother and two sisters.
New York Times 19 September 1952
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Richard J. O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Richard J., beloved son of Mary (nee McDermott) and the late Michael J., brother of James M., Margaret Vanek and Sister Marie DeChaniel of Ursuline Order. Friends may call at the Wm. L. Wagner & Son Funeral Home, 1951 E. 75 St., (between Chester and Euclid). Funeral Wednesday, Oct. 29, Holy Name Church, at 9 a. m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Painesville, O.
Cleveland Press 28 October 1952
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Corinne (Higgens) Ahern
Funeral services for Mrs. Corinne Ahern of 552 Ravenscourt road, Hillsborough, who died yesterday at Mills hospital, will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. from Crosby-N. Gray mortuary in Burlingame. A requiem mass will be celebrated from St. Matthew's Catholic church at 11 a.m., and entombment will take place at Holy Cross cemetery, Colma.

Mrs. Ahearn [sic]. 44. was the widow of Frederick William Ahern, former president [sic] of the H. S. Crocker company in San Bruno, who died March 1. Surviving are three children, Marianne Patricia, Frederick William Jr. and Barbara Corinne Ahern, all of Hillsborough; her mother, Mrs. Anne Higgens of San Francisco; a sister, Mrs. Charles J. Kelly of San Mateo; and two brothers, George P. and J. Edward Higgens of San Francisco. Rosary will be recited at the Crosby-N. Gray mortuary this evening at 8 o'clock.

San Mateo Times 26 December 1952
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Frank H. Ahearn
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27 — Frank H. Ahearn, first assistant meteorologist at the United States Weather Bureau here, died yesterday in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden, N.J. His age was 64.
New York Times 28 December 1952
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Deborah Mary (Buckley) Ahern
AHERN—January 12, 1953, Deborah [Buckley] and her two daughters, Aileen and Dierdre, widow and daughters of the late Timothy Ahern, Oaklands Drive, Rathgar. Deeply regretted. R.I.P. Funeral to-day (Wednesday) after 10 o'clock Mass from the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar, to Mount Jerome Cemetery. House and funeral strictly private.
Irish Times 14 January 1953
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Margaret Elizabeth Ahern
AHERN, Margaret Elizabeth.—February 11, 1953, Margaret Elizabeth Ahern of 9 Barton Avenue, Hurlstone Park, dear daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Ahern and the late William Francis Ahern and fond sister of Emily and Patricia. Requiescat in pace.
Sydney Morning Herald 12 February 1953
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Catherine M. (Tarbett) O'Hearn
   Mrs. Catherine M. (Tarbett) O'Hearn, wife of Michael J. O'Hearn of 56 Rockingham ave., passed away at her home yesterday afternoon. She had been in poor health for some time and had left the hospital about four weeks ago.
   The deceased was born in Salmonier, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Tarbett. She came to this country about 50 years ago and moved to Malden from East Boston 12 years ago. She was an active member of Court Maplewood Catholic Daughters.
   Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Francis, who is serving with the Coast Guard at Bainbridge, Md. and is now at home for the services, and Joseph, who is serving with the Army in Korea; three daughters, Mrs. Prosper (Mary) DePauw of 140 Granite st., Mrs. Theresa Christianson of Rockford, Ill., and Miss Ann O'Hearn, at home; and two grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. DePauw of Granite st., on Monday morning, followed by a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Joseph's church at ten o'clock. Interment will be at Holy Cross cemetery.
Malden Evening News 27 February 1953
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SOLEMN HIGH MASS FOR
MRS. MICHAEL O'HEARN
   The funeral of Mrs. Catherine M. (Tarbett) O'Hearn, 56 Rockingham ave., who passed away Thursday after a long illness, was held yesterday at 9:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Prosper DePauw of 140 Granite st., Maplewood, followed by a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Joseph's church at ten o'clock. Rev. Anthony I. Ecker, S. J. of Holy Trinity church, Boston, was celebrant, with Rev. John J. Keohane as deacon and Rev. Charles F. Glennon as sub-deacon.
   The church was filled with relatives and friends and there was a profusion of floral tributes and spiritual bouquets.
   Interment was in the family lot at Holy Cross cemetery, with Rev. Ecker in charge of the committal service.
   The deceased had been a resident of Malden for a dozen years, coming here from East Boston. She had been confined to her bed since October. A native of Salmonier, Newfoundland, Mrs. O'Hearn came to Boston when a young girl, and had lived there until coming to Malden in 1941. She was a member of St. Joseph's church and Court Maplewood, Catholic Daughters. He [sic] later conducted a ritual service Friday evening at the home of Mrs. DePauw,
   Besides her husband, Michael J. O'Hearn, the deceased is survived by two sons, Corp. Joseph M. O'Hearn, who is serving with the Army in Korea, and Seaman First Class Francis G. O'Hearn, who is in the Coast Guard and stationed at Bainbridge, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Prosper (Mary) DePauw, 140 Granite st., Mrs. Raymond (Theresa) Christiansen [sic] of Love's Park, Ill., and Miss Ann Marie O'Hearn, at home. Mrs. O'Hearn also neaves a brother and sister in Newfoundland, John Tarbett of Salmonier, and Mrs. Mary Collins of Placentia. There are two grandchildren.
Malden Evening News 3 March 1953
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Dr. John F. Ahern, Sr.
Dorchester Rites for Prominant Physician
A solemn requiem mass was celebrated today at St. Ambrose's Church Dorchester for Dr. John F. Ahern Sr., 64, a life-long resident of Dorchester and a practicing physician there for 39 years who died Thursday at the Soldier's Home and Hospital in Chelsea. Msgr. Henry J. O'Connell, pastor of St. Ambrose's Church, was the celebrant, assisted by Rev. John F. Welch, Deacon, and Rev. George B. Gray, sub-deacon. Frs. Welch and Gray are curates at St. Ambrose's Church. Seated within the sanctuary were Rev. Robert Maloney and Rev. Seavey Joyce, both of Boston College; Rev. William Boland, O.F.M., of the Franciscan Chapel, Arch St. and Rev. James J. Keating of St. Sebastian's Country Day School, Newton.

Representatives of the Globe included Leonard Fowle, Thomas Fitzgerald, George Collins Jr., and William E. O'Brian. Also attending the mass were Representative John T. Tynan of South Boston and Attorney Paul Burns of Dorchester. Dr. Ahern was a member of the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, Norfolk Medical Association, St. Luke's Guild and the St. Ambrose Holy Name Society. Prior to becoming ill several months ago, Dr. Ahern was an examining physician and consultant for the city of Boston Legal Department. Dr. Ahern, who resided at 14 Arcadia St., Dorchester, was specialist in geriatrics.

He is survived by his wife Sabina C. (McCarty), one daughter and six sons. Mrs. Joseph Taylor of Tampa FL.; John F. Jr., Brighton, a member of the Boston Globe sports staff; Taylor J., of Quincy; Frederick G., Michael J., Philip J. and Joseph L., of Dorchester. Burial was in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

The Boston Globe 14 March 1953
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Anna Ahern
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ahern were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the Rev. Francis Kunz officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers were Mervin Blace, George Wise, Arnold and Alphonse Speltz, Joseph Reis and John J. Schuh, Rollingstone.
Winona Republican-Herald 18 March 1953
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Katherine M. Ahern
A resident of Watertown for [illegible] Miss Katherine M. Ahern of 8 Avon Rd., died at her [home] April 22, following a long [illness]. She is the daughter of the [late] John J. and Mary J. (Flanagan) Ahern, and is survived by [illegible] sisters: Miss Helen Ahern, Mrs. Frederick P. Donovan [illegible] of Watertown; and one [brother,] Thomas E., an assessor for the [City of] Cambridge. Miss Ahern was a teacher [at the] Longfellow School in Cambridge.

The funeral was held [illegible] at 10 a.m. from her home [under] the direction of the [Frederick] O'Day Funeral Directors. A solemn Requiem Mass followed [at] 11 a.m. at Our lady of [illegible] Church in Belmont. [Celebrants] Rev. Charles E. Sheridan; [illegible] Rev. Edmund Griffin; and [subdeacon] Rev. John [?.] O'Brien. Burial took place at the Cambridge Cemetery. [see also: Dr. John J. Ahern, Jr.]

The Watertown Sun 30 April 1953
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Patrick M. Ahern
AHERN—In Dorchester, May 18, Patrick M., beloved husband of the late Ellen (Coyne) Ahern and father of Mrs. Mary J. Tierney, Mrs. Elizabeth V. Barry, Mrs. Mildred F. Kerr, Mrs. Lilian Galvin, Timothy J. and William J. Ahern. Funeral from his home, 223 Hamilton st., Thursday, May 21, at 8 a.m. Solemn High Mass of Requiem in St. Peter's Church at 9. Relatives and friends are invited.
The Boston Globe 19 May 1953
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Mary D. Ahern
AHERN—Suddenly in this city, June 11, 1953, Miss Mary D. Ahern, of 11 Tour Avenue, daughter of the late Dennis M. and Lina McNamara Ahern. Funeral from the Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 128 Dwight Street, Monday morning at 8:30. Solemn requiem high mass in St. Aedan's Church at 9 o'clock. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 9 P.M.
New Haven Register 12 June 1953
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Margaret O'Hearn
Miss Margaret O'Hearn, a retired concert and radio singer, died on Monday after a long illness at her home, 630 West 135th Street. She was 70 years old. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Helen Leonard, Mrs. Kathryn Whitmeyer and Mrs. H. E. Austin, and three brothers, William P., M. Joseph and John I. O'Hearn.
New York Times 24 June 1953
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Elizabeth (Goggins) Ahern
Ahern, Elizabeth (nee Goggins) beloved wife of John, mother of John, James, Richard, Maureen, Raymond, William, Patricia, Bryan and Geraldine; sister of James and Mrs. Catherine Dunne July 7, late residence 3441 W. 135 St. Friends may call at Wm. F. Chambers Funeral Home, 4420 Rocky River Dr. Funeral services Friday, July 10. St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9 a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Cleveland Press 8 July 1953
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Caroline May Ahearn
Ahearn, Caroline May—July 28, 1953 (late of Courtenay Road, Rose Bay) at her son-in-law's residence, 2 Augusta Street, Bankstown, beloved mother of Caroline (Mrs. Lynch) and dear nan of May, Pat and Shirley, and great-grandchildren Norman and Grahame. Privately cremated.
Sydney Morning Herald 1 August 1953
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IN MEMORIAM
Bernard Ahearn
AHEARN. —In fond remembrance of our dear friend Bernard, passed away August 2, 1952. Inserted by V. and H. Bloomfield.
Sydney Morning Herald 1 August 1953
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Alfred A. Ahearn
Alfred A. Ahearn, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died early this morning at the Meadowcrest hospital after a long illness. Mr. Ahearn was born in Lowell, the son of the late Joseph J. and Sarah (MacDonald) Ahearn and attended the Lowell schools. He is survived by five brothers, John T., Joseph J., Hugh, George J. and Frank W. Ahearn; one sister, Mrs. Patrick J. Molloy of Los Angeles, Calif., also many nieces and nephews.
The Lowell Sun 5 November 1953
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David F. O'Hearn
LEOMINSTER, Dec. 26—The funeral of David F. O'Hearn, 64, of 50 West street, who died yesterday at Leominster hospital after a brief illness, will be held Monday morning at 8:15 at Thomas F. Wright funeral home followed by a solemn high mass at St. Leo's church. Burial will be in St. Leo's cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tonight from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. He was a native of this city and was widely known in the area as a piano tuner. He was a member of the Leominster Aerie of Eagles. He leaves one brother, Michael E. O'Hearn of this city.
Fitchburg Sentinel 26 December 1953
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Dr. John Maurice Ahern
AHERN—On Jan. 12, 1954, Dr. John Maurice Ahern, of 10, Ennerdale Road, Kew Gardens, late of H.M. Prison Service. Cremation, 9.40 a.m. Mortlake Crematorium, to-morrow (Saturday).
The Times 15 January 1954
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Harry E. O'Hern
Harry E. O'Hern, beloved husband of Maude H., dear brother of George. Funeral Monday, 9 a.m., from parlors, 67th street and Dorchester avenue, to Holy Cross church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Past commander of Woodlawn post, No. 175, American Legion, and Voiture locale, No. 1241, Forty and Eight.
Chicago Tribune 17 January 1954
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David Ahern
David Ahern died suddenly Friday April 16 at his home, 462 Boliver St. He was born in Peterborough son of the late George Ahern and Mary Keenan, and spent his life here. He was educated at St. Peter's school and later worked at the CGE. He was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral Parish. He is survived by his wife, the former Sally Lappin: three children, David, Mary Lou and Brian all at home: three brothers, William and Joseph "Goke" of Peterborough and George of Windsor and one sister, Mrs. William Oxley (Tess) of Peterborough and Alieen predecesed. The body will remain at his late residence until 8:45 a.m. Monday when it will be taken to St. Peter's Cathedral for requiem mass at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery.
Peterborough Examiner 17 April 1954
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Patrick F. Ahearn
AHEARN—In Hyde Park, June 21, Patrick F., beloved brother of Joseph P. Ahearn, residence 30 Davison st. Funeral from the M. C. Carroll Funeral Home, 22 Oak st., Hyde Park, Thursday morning at 8. High Mass of Requiem at Church of the Most Precioius Blood at 9. Relatives and friends invited. Late member of William D. Doyle Post No. 7421, V. F. W. Visiting hours Tuesday 7 to 10, Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10.
The Boston Globe 23 June 1954
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Mrs. Margaret E. Lane Ahern
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret E. Lane Ahern, 87 of 21 Webster street, Arlington, widow of Dennis Ahern, formerly for many years proprietor of a barber shop in Arlington, will be held today from the D. W. Grannan and Son Funeral Home, Arlington. A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Agnes' Church, Arlington. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Mrs. Ahern died Monday at her home. Born in Ireland, she had lived in Arlington for more than 80 years. She was a charter and life member of the Arlington Emblem Club, and a member of Court St. Agnes, Catholic Daughters of America, Arlington. Surviving are a son, Robert Ahern; a daughter, Miss Frances Ahern, at home and two brothers, Harry Lane of Brookline and John Lane of Arlington.
The Boston Herald 25 August 1954
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Bessie (Laughlin) O'Hern
O'Hern, Bessie (nee Laughlin), beloved wife of the late Jerry, mother of Mary, Martha Carlin (deceased), and Lean McGlynn, and grandmother, sister of Frank and the late John J. Laughlin, residence, 3342 W. 100 St., Sunday, Sept. 12, 1954. Friends may call at McGorray Bros. Lakewood Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Funeral Wednesday, Sept. 15, St. Ignatius Church at 10 a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Cleveland Press 14 September 1954
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Elizabeth Ann Ahern
AHERN, Elizabeth Ann.—September 23, 1954 at her residence 9 Barton Avenue, Hurlstone Park, widow of William Francis Ahern loving mother of Margaret (deceased), Emily (Mrs. Saunders) and Patricia (Mrs. D. R. Ellis) and fond grand-mother of Anne, Christopher, Mark, Catherine, and Janine, aged 68 years. Requiescat in pace.
Sydney Morning Herald 24 September 1954
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Eleanor (Ahearn) McHale
Eleanor Ahearn McHale, beloved wife of the late David G., loving mother of Mrs. Lillian Dunant, James J., Mrs. Irene Bishop, Mrs. Marjorie McHale Gates, Lawrence, the late Helen, John, and David, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of five, fond sister of the late John, William and Lawrence Ahearn. Funeral Friday, Oct. 1, at 9:15 a.m., from funeral home, 3246 Jackson boulevard, to Blessed Sacrament church. Interment Mount Carmel. KEdzie 3-2394.
Chicago Tribune 29 September 1954
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Rev. Hilary R. Ahern
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 14 (INS)—Funeral services will be held Thursday for Rev. Hilary R. Ahern, OP, 44, of Providence college, who collapsed and died last night at a hockey game in Rhode Island auditorium. Fr. Ahern, head of the college's theology department collapsed just before the end of the last period of the game. Efforts to revive him proved futile. Funeral services will be held at St. Pius church, Providence, with burial at the college. Fr. Ahern had no immediate survivors. He was a native of New York city and was graduated at St. Rose's college in 1928. He studied for the priesthood at St. Rose's novitiate, Springfield, Ky. and was ordained in Washington in 1937. He taught at Santo Tomas university, Manila, and was held prisoner at a Japanese internment camp there for three years during World War II.
The Lowell Sun 14 December 1954
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John J. Herens
John J. Herens, Sr. 81 of 9 Pleasant Street, died Sunday morning at Bristol Hospital, after a short illness. He was born March 13, 1873, at Glenbrook, a son of Michael and Anna (McDonnell) Herens and came to this city at the age of six. He was employed by the Bristol Mfg. Co., for many years, and for several years, before his retirement four years ago, worked at the Bristol Brass Corp. Mr. Herens was a member of St. Joseph's Church and was a charter member of the Indian Heaven Rod and Gun Club. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Edward T. Flanagan of this city and Mrs. Bernard F. Barker of Terryville; four sons, John J., Martin F., and James E. Herens, all of Bristol, and Edward J. Herens of Forestville; a brother, Martin L. Herens of Forestville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. from the Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West Street, to St. Joseph's Church at 9 a.m., where a solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Thomas cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Bristol Press 17 January 1955
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Mary Ahern
AHEARN—January 24, 1955, at her residence, Barrenstown, Newbridge, Mary, relict of Patrick Ahearn. Deeply regretted by her son, daughter and relatives. R.I.P. Remains will be removed at 5 o'clock this (Tuesday) evening to Caragh Church. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) after 9 o'clock Mass to adjoining cemetery.
Irish Times 25 January 1955
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Anna (Stein) Ahern
Anna Stein Ahern, late of the Evergreen Golf club, beloved wife of the late Owen Ahern, loving mother of Arthur, Owen, Frank, Margaret Field, and Anna M. Ahern, fond sister of Mrs. Rose Moon and Mrs. Hermine Horkey, grandmother of three and great-grandmother of four. Funeral services Tuesday, 11 a.m., at funeral home, Halsted at 76th street. Burial Mount Olivet. STewart 3-7700. [see also: Walter T. Ahern]
Chicago Tribune 13 February 1955
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Sarah (Mularkey) Ahearn
Mrs. Sarah Ahearn, 87, of 285 Algoma Bkvd., died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, where she had been ill for the past year. She was born Oct. 24, 1867, the daughter of the late John and Anna Mularkey, in the Town of Ber Creek, Waupaca County. She was married Sept. 26, 1894, to Michael Ahearn, and they lived in the Town of Lebanon until after his death May 5, 1943. She moved to Oshkosh in 1944.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Frank Allen and Mrs. Frank Cram, New London, Mrs. John Loughrin, Miss Lucy Ahearn and Miss Irene Ahearn, Oshkosh; one son, Arthur Ahearn, Westfield, N.J. One daughter, Catherine, died in infancy. Funeral arrangements have been made with Kircher Funeral Home, New London, for services Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lebanon, with burial at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery there.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 21 February 1955
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Michael J. O'Hearn
LEOMINSTER, Feb. 26—Michael J. O'Hearn, 70, of 508 West street died last night after a brief illness. He leaves a niece and two nephews. The funeral will be held Monday from the Wright funeral home followed by a high mass of requiem in St. Leo's church at 9. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are tomorrow 7 to 10 p.m.
Fitchburg Sentinel 26 February 1955
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Ann Honora (O'Hearn) Lemley
Mrs. Ann Honora O'Hearn Lemley, 97, widow of William Lemley, died at her home, 176 Hemlock Ave., this morning following an extended illness. Mrs. Lemley was born in Lexington May 15, 1857 [13 Sept. 1858?], the daughter of James and Joanne Broderick O'Hearn, and had lived in this area all of her life. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Miss Stella Lemley, with whom she made her home, and several nieces and nephews. Requiem High Mass will be conducted at St. Peter's Catholic Church Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock by Rev. James W. O'Grady. Burial will be in St. Peters' Catholic Cemetery, Loudonville. Friends may call at the J.H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. [see also: William O'Hearn, James R. O'Hearn, Michael L. O'Hearn, Patrick O'Hearn.]
— unidentified newspaper 10 March 1955
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Elizabeth Ahearn
Elizabeth Ahearn of 519 E. 71st street, beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of John, Bernice Wood, and the late Francis and Daniel Ahearn; grandmother of Veronica, Thomas, Philip, Mary Bernadette, Madonna, and Joseph Wood. Funeral Wednesday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 318 E. 71st street, to St. Columbanus' church. Interment Holy Sepulchre.
Chicago Tribune 4 July 1955
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Cornelius Joseph Ahern
AHERN—On July 10, 1955, at Melbourne, Australia, Cornelius Joseph Ahern, beloved husband of Mary Gertrude, and father of Kathleen, Willis, Desmond, and Peggy. R.I.P.
The Times 12 July 1955
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Martin Leo Herens
Martin L. Herens, 76, of 359 Pine Street, died Sunday morning at Bristol Hospital, after a lingering illness. He was born in Bristol May 22, 1879 a son of Michael and Anna (MacDonald) Herens and was a lifelong resident. Previous to his retirement six years ago he had been employed at Sessions Clock Co. for many years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Church. Mr. Herens leaves his wife, Mrs. Agnes Coleman Herens; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Zeruk of Plainville, Mrs. Anna Negri of Torrington, Mrs. Kathleen Rimbocchi of Forestville, and Mrs. Edith Steele of this city; a son, Leon H. Herens, also of Bristol; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 am from the O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Avenue, to St. Matthew's Church at 9 am where a high Mass of requiem will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.
Bristol Press August 1955
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Daniel P. O'Hern
Daniel P. O'Hern of 7238 S. Harvard avenue, beloved husband of Bridget Lennon O'Hern; brother of Jack, Mike, Ann, and Ed O'Hearn [sic]. At funeral home, 69th at Justine street. Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m., to St. Carthage's church. Interment St. Mary's.
Chicago Tribune 4 August 1955
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Alice M. (O'Hern) Eddy
Alice M. Eddy, nee O'Hern, Nov. 12, 1955, of 4941 W. Ferdinand street, formerly of 1239 W. Garfield blvd., beloved wife of the late John; dear sister of John O'Hern, the late Dr. Maurice, Thomas, Patrick, Nora Hyde and Anna Tynan. Funeral Tuesday, 10:45 a.m., from funeral home, 5017 W. Chicago avenue, to Our Lady Help of Christians church. Interment Mount Olivet.
Chicago Tribune 13 November 1955
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Isabella (Smith) Ahearn
Bad Axe—Mrs Isabella Ahearn, 69, wife of Patrick Ahearn and lifelong resident of Huron county, died unexpectedly Tues in her farm home in Colfax Twp. Born Sept 6, 1886 in Sherman twp, Mrs. Ahearn lived the last 39 years in Colfax twp. She is survived by her husband, 4 daughters, Mrs Earl Smeader, Kinde; Mrs Donald Wolschlager, Bad Axe; Mrs Elizabeth Blacklaw, Berkeley, CA and Mrs Wilbur Schneider, Center Line; 4 sons, Frederick Smith, Sandusky; Henry Smith, Kinde, and Thomas & James Ahearn, both of Bad Axe; 39 grandchildren, a great grandchild, 3 brothers, Walter, James and Joseph Smith, all of Detroit and 3 sisters, Mrs Bernard Nowicki and Mrs Bernard Huff, both of Detroit and Mrs Henry Rifebark, Curran, MI. Mrs. Ahearn was a member of Sacred hearth Cath ch, the Altar society and Daughters of Isabella. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Fri in sacred heart ch. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery.
Huron Tribune 1956
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Elizabeth (Hart) Ahearn
Elizabeth Hart Ahearn, late of 6927 S. Harvard, beloved wife of the late Harry F.; loving mother of Thomas T. and the late Harry and Anna Ahearn; dear sister of Catherine Coffey and the late Bea Gordon, Anna Feehan, Michael, and Terrence Hart; grandmother of Beverly Ann Doll and great-grandmother of four. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, Halstead at 76th street, to St. Bernard's church. Mass, 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre cemetery. STewart 3-7700.
Chicago Tribune 18 January 1956
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Celina (Leaber) Ahern
AHERN — On Wednesday, February 8, 1856, at 12 o'clock p.m., CELINA LEABER, wife of the late Joseph P. Ahern; mother of Mrs. Mamie Ryan, James W. Joseph and the late Mrs. Annie Scortina, Bertha, Delia, and Frank Ahern; sister of Mrs. William Estrade, Albert and the late Joseph Leaber; also survived by 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; a native of this city. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from the home of Albert E. Briede and Son, Inc., 1160 Camp street, onh Friday, February 10, 1956, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., followed by religious services at St. Alphonsus church. Interment in St. Joseph cemetery No. 1.
The Times-Picayune 10 February 1956
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Bridget T. (Connelly) Ahern
AHERN—In Cambridge, Feb. 20, Bridget T. (Connelly), beloved wife of the late John L. Ahern and sister of Margaret J. McCarthy, formerly of East Boston. Funeral from the O'Maley Funeral Home, 79 Atlantic st., Winthrop, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 9:15 a.m. Requiem High Mass at the Church of St. John the Evangelist at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.
The Boston Globe 21 February 1956
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Andrew J. Ahearn
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 18 — Andrew J. Ahearn, who for thirty-three years had kept a promise he made in 1922 at the Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupré in Quebec, died today at his home here. His age was 66. In 1915 Mr. Ahearn fell from a wagon he was loading and suffered spine and leg injuries and a brain clot. He was in hospital for many months and, when he was able to leave, he was forced to use crutches. His wife suggested in 1922 that they visit the Canadian shrine in the hope that divine intervention might give him relief. On July 26, 1922, Mr. Ahearn prayed for an hour and a half at the shrine of Ste. Anne after promising that he would return and bring others each year if he was cured. Upon rising he found that he did not require crutches.

In the years since his cure, Mr. Ahearn had returned each summer to the shrine with the exception of 1932, when he broke both his legs in an automobile accident. Special trains carrying the afflicted to the shrine left this city each summer, with Mr. Ahearn in charge. It is estimated he had returned there with many thousands of persons, and each year he personally assumed the fund-raising task. Mr. Ahearn was a member of the Springfield City Council for eleven years, until 1953, and was a member of the Board of Public Works at the time of his death. Survivors include his widow, son, and a daughter.
New York Times 19 March 1956
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Edward T. Ahern
Ahern, Edward T., late residence Rt. 3, Brunswick O., beloved husband of the late Lois (nee Knight), dear father of June Miller, Jack Sayers and Patricia Nagel, and grandfather, brother of John J., Martin B., William and the late Lorette and Esther Becker. Friends received at Corrigan's Funeral Home, Lorain Ave. at W. 148th St., where services will be held Wednesday, April 11, at 1:30 p. m. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery.
Cleveland Press 10 April 1956
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Margaret Ahern
Miss Margaret Ahern, 75, Merrill, retired Plymouth county school teacher, died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital. Miss Ahern taught school in Plymouth county for 25 years before she retired 10 years ago. She resided in Sioux City for 35 years and moved to Merrill five years ago. She was born on May 5, 1881, in Plymouth county. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 9 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Sioux City. Rev. Newman Flanagan officiated and burial was in the Calvary cemetery. The Larkin funeral home was in charged of arrangements.
Le Mars Globe-Post 17 May 1956
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James R. Ahern
Funeral services for James R. Ahern, 17, of 19438 Cohasset St., victim of a traffic accident, will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena in Reseda. Rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Lorenzen Mortuary. Young Ahern was killed Sunday when the auto he was driving overturned and rolled down an embankment after he swerved to avoid hitting another auto. He formerl;y assisted his father, Frank Ahern, who conducted a route for The News circulation department.

The father, his wife and four other children were en route to Canby, Minn. to visit a sister of Mrs. Ahern and were not notified of the accident until they reached their destination. They are expected to arrive back here tomorrow. In addition to his parents of the Cohasset St. address, young Ahern is survived by a brother, George, and three sisters, Marianne, Lois and Kathleen. Six uncles of the victim will serve as pallbearers. They are James J. Ahern, Reseda; Richard Ahern, Reno, Nev.; Joe R. Ahern, San Antonio, Tex.; Thomas Ahern, Reseda; William Ahern, Sacramento, and Floyd Fischer, San Fernando.

Van Nuys News 12 July 1956
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Matthew A. Ahern
Ahern, Matthew A., late residence, Rt. 174, Willoughby Hills, O., beloved husband of Margaret A. (nee Schacter), dear brother of John H. Byrne, James J. Byrne, Mary Richter, Thomas F. Ahern, and Mrs. Oscar S. Deahl Friends may call at the Lawrence E. McMahon Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Funeral mass Saturday, July 14, 9:30 a. m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment Delaware, O. [see also: Mary T. Ahern]
Cleveland Press 13 July 1956
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John A. O'Hearn
BARTLETT, N. H., Aug. 30 (AP)—John A. O'Hearn of Methuen, Mass., a newspaperman for 50 years and managing editor of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune since 1946, died last night. He succumbed to a cerebral hemorrhage while vacationing in the White Mountains. O'Hearn obtained his first newspaper job with the Lawrence Tribune as a reporter in 1907. Later he worked for the Boston American and the Haverhill Herald and returned to the Eagle-Tribune in 1913.

Before World War I, he was secretary to Rep. Michael F. Phelan (D-Mass). In 1917 he joined the navy and returned to the Eagle-Tribune as a city editor. O'Hearn was the author of numerous pamphlets on journalism and was a member of The Associated Press Managing Editors Association and the New England Managing Editors Association.

Fitchburg Sentinel 30 August 1956
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John A. O'Hearn
John A. O'Hearn of Methuen, Mass., managing editor of The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune since 1946, died Wednesday of a cerebral hemorrhage while vacationing in the White Mountains. His age was 70. A newsman for fifty years, he had written many pamphlets on journalism and was a member of The Associated Press Managing Editors Association.
New York Times 1 September 1956
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William J. Ahearn
William J. Ahearn, late of 1551 W. 86th street, beloved husband of Irene; dear son of the late John and Margaret Ahearn; fond brother of Thomas J., Teresa Sullivan, and the late Kathryn Doyle. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 8243 S. Ashland avenue, to St. Ethelreda's church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre cemetery. STewart 3-7700.
Chicago Tribune 13 September 1956
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Mary E. (Ahearn) Streff
Mary E. Streff, nee Ahearn, of 8001 S. Loomis boulevard; devoted mother of Bessie Sandis, Russell F., and the late Raymond J.; fond sister of William J. Ahearn; grandmother of Russell M., Nancy E., and Jerry Streff. Resting Wednesday, 8:45 a.m., from funeral home, 1718 W. 63d street, to St. Sabina's church. Interment St. Mary's cemetery. Please omit flowers. PRospect 6-1000.
Chicago Tribune 19 November 1956
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John C. O'Hern
John C. O'Hern, late of 8535 S. Laflin street, beloved husband of the late Lillie Fitzgerald O'Hern; dear father of James, Evelyn, and Lillie; fond brother of the late Nora Hyde, Patrick, Anna Tynan, Thomas, Dr. Maurice, and Alice Eddy. Funeral Thursday at 9 a.m. from funeral home, 8243 S. Ashland avenue, to St. Ethelreda's church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Member of St. Ethelreda Holy Name society and the Armour Plant Executive club. STewart 3-7700.
Chicago Tribune 6 December 1956
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Minnie O'Hern
O'Hern, Minnie, beloved aunt of George, Hubert, William, and the late Frank Lynch, and Elizabeth Kennedy (Mrs. Joseph J.), residence, 3271 W. 142 St. Thursday, Jan. 3, 1957. Friends may call at McGorray Bros Lakewood Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Funeral mass Monday, Jan. 7, St. Mel's Church (Grapeland and Triskett Rd.) at 10 a. m.
Cleveland Press 5 January 1957
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May E. (Holloran) O'Hern
May E. O'Hern, nee Holloran, beloved wife of the late William M.; fond mother of Byrnece McCarthy and Betty Barthold. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m., from chapel, 3100 Irving Park road, to Our Lady of Mercy church. Interment St. Joseph's cemetery.
Chicago Tribune 22 January 1957
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Veronica Ellen (Winters) Ahearn
Veronica Ellen Winters Ahearn of 9321 S. Elizabeth street, beloved wife of John J. Ahearn; dear mother of John W., Margaret M. Hurmuz, Dolorice K. King, Roberta J. Schmidt, and the late Robert Ahearn. Funeral Monday, 9:15 a.m., from funeral home, 79th st., at Loomis blvd., to St. Margaret of Scotland church. Interment Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Member of Catholic Daughters of America and Royal Neighbors. Information, TRiangle 4-1187.
Chicago Tribune 2 February 1957
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William J. Ahearn
William J. Ahearn of 296 East Broadway, who retired two months ago as Commissioner of Records of the Surrogate's Court, New York County, died yesterday at the Veterans Administration Hospital here. His age was 63. He was Tammany leader of the Fourth Assembly District, on the lower East Side, until 1950. Mr. Ahearn, who served with the Twenty-seventh Infantry Division in World War I, was a former assistant corporation counsel. William J. Ahern was the third member of his family to hold the Tammany leadership of the Fourth Assembly District. His election to leadership in 1934 was ascribed to a desire to "keep alive the Ahearn tradition." His brother, Edward J. Ahearn, had been leader before him. The "Ahearn Tradition" began with their father, John F. Ahearn. The tradition was built up over a period of sixty years. Although the old-line leaders were replaced as the character of the East Side changed, the Ahearns remained largely because they practiced the old Tammany principle that leaders should keep close to their districts and their people.

William J. Ahearn lived only three doors from the John F. Ahearn Association clubhouse, which served as the center of Tammany activity in the district. There he was available to the voters at all hours. Unlike his father and his brother, Mr. Ahearn was not active in Democratic politics outside of his district. His father had served as a State Senator and Borough President before his removal by Gov. Charles Evan Hughes in 1907. His brother, who missed being elected leader of Tammany Hall by only a few votes despite the opposition of Mayor James J. Walker in 1929, was one of the leading factors in the ouster of John F. Curry as leader.

He was a stanch [sic] supporter of the late James J. Dooling, whom his brother had helped to make the leader of Tammany Hall. Early in 1942 Mr. Ahearn aligned himself with Michael J. Kennedy in the latter's successful campaign for the Tammany leadership. However, his participation in both movements was really passive. This may have been a result of the fact that his health was not good during the time he was district leader. Mr. Ahearn, a lawyer, became Commissioner of Records of the Surrogate's Court in 1934. Mr. Ahearn leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Talt and Miss Sarah Helen Ahearn, and three sisters, Mrs. William J. Murray, Mrs. Howard P. Keady and Mrs. Elizabeth Hood. [see also: Sarah Helen (McGuinn) Ahearn]
New York Times 8 March 1957
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Fannie Ahern
AHERN—March 1, 1957, at "Ormiston," Malahide, Fannie Ahern, daughter of the late Walter, Ailesbury road, Dublin. [see also: Isabella (Woodley) Ahern]]
Irish Times 8 March 1957
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Philip Edward Ahern
Sayville—Rosary services will be held tomorrow at 8:30 PM at Raynor's Funeral Chapel here for Philip E. Ahern, 82, who died at the Sayvile Nursing Home yesterday after a short illness.

A resident here for about 30 years, Ahern lived at 124 Handsome Ave., where his wife, the former Mary V. Fitzpatrick, died last March. He was associated with the Lackawanna Railroad for over 40 years and was New York City's freight agent when he retired 18 years ago. In later years he was in the real estate business with the late Edgar M. Sharp in Patchogue, and with Bogel and Merdes in Sayville. He belonged to the National Guard, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and the Holy Name Society of St. Lawrence's Church in Sayville, and the Traffic Club of New York. [see also: George Patrick Ahern]

— Unidentified NY paper, May 1954
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Anna (Dunn) O'Hern
Anna O'Hern, nee Dunn, 7949 S. Halsted street, wife of the late George; fond mother of Helen Swanson, Margaret Quinlan, James and Orval O'Hern; grandmother of James Jr. and John B. Quinlan and Joe O'Hern; great-grandmother of two; sister of Earl Dunn. Funeral Wednesday, 11 a.m., from chapel, 7949 S. Halsted street, to St. Leo's church. Mass 11:30 a.m.
Chicago Tribune 15 April 1957
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Mary "Molly" (Barrett) O'Hern
Mary [Molly] O'Hern, nee Barrett, of 5434 Hunt, Summit, beloved wife of the late Michael; dear sister of Elizabeth, Anne, and the late Daniel. At funeral home, 7306 W. Archer avenue, Summit [just west of Harlem]. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m. Interment St. James', Sag. Requiem high mass 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, at St. Joseph's church, 56th st. and 72d ct., Summit. Member of St. Monica court, W. C. O. F., and Madonna circle, D. of I. For information call GLobe 8-0208.
Chicago Tribune 18 April 1957
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Mary (McDermott) O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Mary (nee McDermott), beloved wife of the late Michael J., mother of James, Margaret Vanek, Sister Marie de Chantal, O. S. U., and the late Richard, and grandmother, at her residence, 20100 Gardenview Dr. Friends may call at the Lester J. Gallagher Funeral Home, 9615 Miles Ave. Funeral Monday, May 20, services at St. Wenceslas Church Libby Rd., at 9 a. m.
Cleveland Press 18 May 1957
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Marie (Burke) O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Marie (nee Burke), beloved wife of John J., mother of Paul, sister of Edmund, Thomas and James of Cuyahoga Falls and John. Friends may call After 7 P. M. Saturday at the Brickman & Sons Euclid Funeral Home, 21900 Euclid Ave. Funeral mass Monday, June 10 from Christ the King Church at 9:30 a. m.
Cleveland Press 8 June 1957
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Eileen Mary Ahern
AHERN—June 24, 1957, at Savoy Hotel, Gloucestershire (suddenly), Eileen Mary, widow of Col. David Ahern, R.I.P. Funeral (private) in England.
Irish Times 25 June 1957
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Nicholas Ahearn
Nicholas Ahearn, 70, of Watsontown RD 2, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1957, in Divine Providence Hospital where he had been a patient since July 1. He was the husband of Catherine H. Ahearn and father of Thomas Ahearn, city. A retired employe of the Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Co., Milton, he was born in Union County, April 22, 1887, son of the late Michael and Rebecca Reppard Ahearn. He had resided in the Milton vicinity for 40 years. Mr. Ahearn was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Milton, and its Holy Name Society.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Thomas, John, Milton; and George, Watsontown; five brothers, John and Charles, both of Coudersport; James and Michael both of Brookline and Peter, Tioga; two sisters Mrs. Catherine Clark, Brookline, and Mrs. Lew Whitney, Knoxville; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Ranck's, 45 North Front Street, Milton, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette 1 August 1957
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Frank X. Ahern, Sr.
AHERN — On Monday, August 26, 1957, at 10:15 o'clock p.m., FRANK X. AHERN, beloved husband of Coletta Toner, father of Mrs. Donald Caseaux and the late Mrs. Collette Berggren, brother of Leo and William J. Ahern, Mrs. James Barrios and Edward J. Ahern and the late Patrick and Thomas C. Ahern and Mrs. George Kleinschmidt, grandfather of Donna and Donald Caseaux, son of the late James B. Ahern and Catherine Wetta, aged 56 years, a native and resident of this city.

Relatives and friends of the family, also the Sanitation Department, City of New Orleans, members of the 10th Ward C. C. D. A., Happy Crowd Social Club, Maintenance Department of Public Buildings and Couch Motor Lines, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 2241 Magazine street, corner Philip (parking area 2215 Magazine street), on Wednesday, August 28, 1957, at 3 o'clock p.m. Religious services at St. Alphonsus church. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 28 August 1957
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Mary "Minnie" O'Hern
Mary [Minnie] O'Hern, beloved daughter of the late Johanna and Edward; fond sister of Sarah Galvin, John O'Hern, the late Helen Ford, Patrick, Richard, Thomas, Joseph, Rose, and Anna O'Hern. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 3, 8:15 a.m., from funeral home, 1241 W. 79th street, to St. Clotilde's church. Mass 9 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre.
Chicago Tribune 1 September 1957
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Margaret Hartnett
LOWELL—Miss Margaret Hartnett, a resident of the Acre for many years and making her home with her nephew, Thomas J. Ahearn, at 640 Broadway, died this morning at the Crockett nursing home. Born in Ireland, the daughter of the late John and the late Mary (Lane) Hartnett, she came to this country when a young woman and last Sept. 1 celebrated her 90th birthday. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's church and held membership in the Blessed Virgin sodality. She is survived by three nephews, Thomas J. Ahern and William J. Ahearn, both of The Lowell Sun, and John J. Finn of the GE in Lynn; and a niece, Miss J. Frances Ahearn of Lowell.
The Lowell Sun 5 September 1957
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Helen M. (Ahern) Donohue
DONOHUE—Helen M., on Sept 12, 1957, of Great Neck, L.I., beloved wife of Henry B., devoted mother of James E., Francis X., Robert J. and Mrs. Morgan W. Ambraz, dear sister of Belle [sic] V. and Carolyn F. Ahern and the late Mrs. Henry J. Laurencot. Survived also by fourteen grandchildren. reposing at J. J. Gallagher Sons Funeral Home, 1350 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. Solemn Requiem Mass Monday, 10 A.M., at Saint Aloysius R. C. Church, Great Neck. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn. [see also: Edward P. Ahern]
New York Times 14 September 1957
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Elizabeth (Thomas) Ahearn
Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Ahearn, 69, of 1330 Jefferson Ave., Dunmore, died last night in Hahnemann Hospital after a brief illness. A native of this city, Mrs. Ahearn resided here until about five years ago, when she located in Dunmore. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Mary Jane Hares Thomas, and the widow of John W. Ahearn who died last May.

Mrs. Ahearn was a member of Green Ridge Baptist Church. She was employed by the Haddon Craftsmen until her retirement in December, 1953. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Jenkins, at home, and Mrs. Michael J. Barrett, this city; a son John W., Westwood, Mass; a brother, John H. Thomas, Clark's Summit; three sisters, Mrs. David I. Richards, Alexandria, Va.; Miss Grace Thomas, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Wilfred Harris, this city; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The Scranton Times 16 September 1957
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Mary O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Mary, sister of the late Margaret and Neil, former, residence, 1906 E. 105 St. Family will receive friends Thursday 3-5 And 7-9 P. M., at The Flynn-Froelk Co. Funeral Home, 13104 Euclid Ave. Services Friday, St. Agnes, Church, at 9:15 a.m. Interment Sandusky, O.
Cleveland Press 21 November 1957
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Agnes R. (Coleman) Herens
Mrs. Agnes R. Coleman Herens, 64, of 159 North Main Street, widow of Martin L. Herens, died at Bristol Hospital this morning following a short illness. She was born December 19, 1893, at Waterbury, daughter of William and Catherine O'Connell Coleman, and came to Bristol at an early age. She has lived here since. She was formerly employed at New Departure Division, General Motors. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Erwin L. Schultz of Plainville, Mrs. Louis Negri, Mrs. Louis Ferrato both of Torrington, and Mrs. Edith Steele of Bristol, one son, Leonard M. Herens of Forestville, one brother, Edward Coleman of Windsor, 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held from the Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West Street, Monday at a time to be announced. Calling hours will be Saturday and Sunday 2 to 10 pm.
Bristol Press 24 January 1958
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Stella (Ahern) Hayes
Stella A. Hayes, nee Ahern, beloved wife of John; dear mother of John J., William A., Nancy, Ann Grinton, Ann Taylor, Mary Houlihan, Jane Kelly, and Betty Lou O'Dea; grandmother of 24. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from parlors, 1411 E. 67th st., at Dorchester av., to St. Cyril's church. Interment Mount Olivet.
Chicago Tribune 28 February 1958
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Louis A. (Brown) Ahern
AHERN — On Tuesday, April 29, 1958, at 1:15 o'clock a.m., LOUISE A. BROWN, beloved wife of the late Thomas C. Ahern; mother of William C. and Dorothy Ahern; sister of the late Joseph, Robert, Mary Jane, Frances Brown and Mrs. Pearl Hailes; grandmother of Gayle Ahern Kelier and Beth Ahern; daughter of the late Joseph Brown and Louise Lazie; aged 72 years; a native and a resident of this city.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 2241 Magazine street corner Philip (parking area 2215 Magazine street) on Wednesday morning, April 30, 1958, at 10:30 o'clock. Requiem Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine of Siena church, 111 Bonnabel boulevard, Metairie, La. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 30 April 1958
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Anna Theresa (Hailes) Ahern
AHERN — On Friday, June 13, 1958, at 5:10 o'clock p.m., ANNA THERESA HAILES, beloved wife of the late Anthony (Pat) Ahern, mother of Mrs. Ross J. Salvaggio, sister of Dennis Hailes and the late Edward Hailes, daughter of the late Thomas Hailes and Theresa Cullen. Age 65 years, A native and a resident of this city.

Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from Leitz-Eagan funeral home, 2241 Magazine St., corner Philip St. (parking area, 2215 Magazine), on Sunday afternoon, June 15, 1958, at 1:45 o'clock. Religious services at St. Alphonsus church. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
The Times Picayune 14 June 1958
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Pat Ahern
In loving memory of our Dear Husband and Father, MR. PAT AHERN, Died August 11, 1951.
                In your memory is this tribute
                To our loved one gone away
                To a home in God's own heaven
                Where we pray to meet him some day
                Sadly missed by WIFE AND DAUGHTER
The Times Picayune 15 June 1958
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Joseph P. O'Hearn
O'Hearn, Joseph P., beloved husband of Mary L. (nee Hunt), stepfather of Frances Delahanty, Edward and Margaret, brother of Mrs. Margaret Kent and William, late residence, 6516 Detroit Ave. Friends may call at Berry's Funeral Home, 7209 Detroit Ave., From 2 To 5 And 7 To 10 P. M. Tuesday. Funeral services from St. Colman's Church, Wednesday, July 9, at 9 a. m. [see also: Richard O'Hearn]
Cleveland Press 8 July 1958
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George T. Ahern
George T. Ahern, 57, of 32 N. Lake Ave., an employe of the New York State Health Department, died unexpectedly early today at the Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Ahern was for 25 years an auto salesman in this area. He was employed originally by Merrill T. Carhart in Watervliet and later by Frank A. Richter in this city. He entered the State Health Department five years ago. Born in the central section of Troy, he was the son of the late David and Mary McNamara Ahern. He attended St. Peter's Academy and LaSalle Institute. For the last 20 years Mr. Ahern has been a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society.

The survivors include his wife, the former Gabrielle E. Barsalow; one son, George D. Ahern, a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Morrison, and two brothers, Frank J. and David J. Ahern, all of Troy. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from J. W. Burns

Troy Times Record 12 July 1958
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Francis J. Ahern
Police Chief Francis J. Ahern collapsed and died of a heart attack late yesterday while watching the Giants-Dodgers baseball game at Seals Stadium. It came when the score was tied 4-4 in the 15th inning and San Francisco's Jackie Brandt beat out an infield hit that loaded the bases. Ahern, an avid baseball fan, slumped in his seat in a box behind home plate.
San Francisco Examiner 2 September 1958
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Chief of Police Francis J. Ahern Dies At a Baseball Game in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 (AP) — Chief of Police Francis J. Ahern of San Francisco suffered a heart attack in his box at Seals Stadium today and died almost immediately. His age was 58. Chief Ahern was stricken during the thirteenth inning of the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. He was sitting in his box behind home plate with his wife. Mrs. Ahern collapsed and is under medical treatment for shock.

Chief Ahern was known as a dedicated "tough cop." His appointment as head of the San Francisco Police Department by Mayor George Christopher in January, 1956, came as a surprise. His Civil Service rating at the time was that of patrolman. The Mayor made the appointment two weeks after he took office. Neither Mayor Christopher nor two of the city's three police commissioners had been acquainted with the new chief, and the third had known him only slightly. They said they had decided he was the man to head the force soon after Federal Treasury agents had praised "the wonderful work of Frank Ahern" during a series of raids on bookmakers. Chief Ahern already had made a reputation as head of the Homicide Squad, The Senate Crime Investigation Committee headed by Senator Estes Kefauver had borrowed Mr. Ahern to help in its work.
New York Times 2 September 1958
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Police Chief Frank Ahern Of SF Dies At Ball Game
San Francisco-Police Chief Frank Ahern, the "tough cop" who saw to it that San Francisco remained a closed town, died of a heart attack Monday while watching a baseball game. He was 58. Ahern collapsed in box seat at Seals Stadium while watching the 15th inning of a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was on the first day back from his vacation.

Dr. Robert Palmer, the Giants' physician, rushed to Ahern's side and had him removed to the stadium first aid station where he died at 6:45 p.m. His wife, Gertrude, was at his side. Mrs. Ahern said her husband had been suffering from a mild heart condition, but there was no indication he was in serious danger.

Two Roman Catholic priests who were sharing Ahern's box, administered the last rites of the church. They were Father William Stewart and Monsignor William Flanagan. After his death, Ahern's body was taken to Mission Emergency Hospital to await funeral arrangements.

Ahern is also survived by two children, Bernadette, 20, a student at San Francisco College for Women, and Francis Joseph, 15.

Ahern, who prided himself on being a "tough cop," joined the force in 1929. He passed the examination for the Police Department without studying for it. He was still listed as a patrolman on civil service lists. He never took any of the department's promotional examinations, saying he was too busy with police work. In 1956, Ahern took over as head of the department and pushed a drive for a "closed town." Meanwhile, Deputy Police Chief Thomas J. Cahill took over Ahern's duties until the three members of the Police Commission name a permanent successor. Mayor George Christopher had been spending the weekend at the Russian River. He returned home immediately on learning of Ahern's death.

Eureka Humboldt Standard 2 September 1958
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Ahern Rites On Thursday
The bay area will pay its final respects tonight and tomorrow to the late Francis J. Ahern, police chief of San Francisco, who died Monday at the San Francisco-Los Angeles baseball game. Mayor George Christopher announced that he would name the new chief after the funeral tomorrow. Leading in the race for the post is Deputy Chief Thomas Cahill. The chief's body will lie in state until 8 o'clock tonight when rosary will be recited in the rotunda of the city hall. At 9:15 a.m. tomorrow the funeral procession will leave the city hall for St. Mary's Cathedral. At 10 a.m. a requiem high mass will be offered for the repose of Chief Ahern's soul. A eulogy will be delivered by Monsignor Harold Collins. Interment will be in Holy Cross cemetery, Colma. There will be a color guard and 40 patrolmen from the police department in the marching unit, 40 motorcycle officers and other units from the Oakland police department, the highway patrol, the state harbor police and other area police departments.

Ahern is survived in addition to his widow and children by his mother, Mrs. Theresa Ahern of Menlo Park, and four sisters and three brothers; Rita Chaput, Menlo Park; Isabelle Kimbal, Sunnyvale; Theresa Oppezzo, Burlingame; Marie Mutlo, San Bruno; Charles and Lewis Ahern, Woodside, and Martin Ahern, Burlingame.

Flags on the city hall, the hall of justice and the city's police stations were at half staff. A native of San Francisco, Ahern entered the police department in 1929. He never rose above the civil service rank of patrolman because as he explained, "I was always too busy to study for the examinations." He was named inspector and assigned to the homicide squad in 1937. He was head of the squad from 1946 until his appointment as chief on February 1.

San Mateo Times 3 September 1958
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AHERN FUNERAL SERVICE—San Franciscans and altar boys line the steps as the casket containing the body of San Francisco Chief of Police is brought down from St. Michael's Cathedral today. Ahern died of a heart attack while watching the Giants-Dodgers baseball game here Monday. The chief, who was 58, was buried in Holy Cross cemetery, Colma.
Police Escort Ahern in Rites
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—Final rites were held at St. Mary's Cathedral today for Police Chief Frank Ahern, who died Monday while watching a baseball game at Seals Stadium. He was 58. Ahern's body lay in state at City Hall until 9:15 a.m., when it was escorted up Van Ness Ave. by scores of marching policemen to the cathedral. A requiem high mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Mayor George Christopher and other state and city officials attended the services.

A member of the department since I929, Ahern was appointed chief on Feb. 1, 1956. He closed the town to organized vice and gambling and launched a program [sic] The Police Commission was expected to name Ahern's successor later today.

San Mateo Times 4 September 1958
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S. F. Pays Final Tribute to Ahern
San Francisco paid its final tribute today to Police Chief Frank Ahern. Immediately after the service today at St. Mary's Cathedral the Police Commission is expected to name Deputy Chief Thomas Cahill as successor to the late chief. Lt. Al Nolder is reported as Cahill's choice as the new deputy police chief.

Thousands of persons filed past the silver coffin in which Ahearn's [sic] body lay in state in the City Hall rotunda yesterday. Mayor George J. Christopher broke down and sobbed as he paid his respects to the man he named chief and went on to his office depressed and with red-rimmed eyes.

MARCHING PROCESSION
A marching procession of 50 uniformed policemen, state and city officials and representatives from the Oakland Police Department, State Highway Patrol and other police departments was led by the Municipal Band and 40 motorcycle officers for today's rites.

The eulogy was delivered by the Most Rev. Hugh A. Donohoe, Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco with Msgr. Harold Collins celebrating the mass. Active pallbearers were six nephews; George Mutto Jr., Charles V. Ahern Jr., Richard G. Ahern, Martin Ahern, Charles Penner and William B. Kimball. Honorary pallbearers were Mayor Christopher, police commissioners, Cahill and six members of the inspectors bureau with whom Ahern had worked for many years. They are Lieutenant Nelder and Inspectors John O'Haire, Michael Maguire, Ralph McDonald, Joseph Curan and George Asdribale.

DIED AT BALL GAME
Ahern died of a heart attack while attending the Giants' ball game in Seals Stadium Monday. A member of the police department since 1929, he was named chief in 195 by Christopher and gained the reputation as an "honest cop" who closed the town to vice and ran a strictly disciplined department. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude and two children, Bernadette, 20, and Francis Jr., 15.
Oakland Tribune 4 September 1958
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Thomas D. Ahearn
Ahearn — Thomas D. of 31 S. Long St., Williamsville, NY died Sept 3, 1958. Husband of Evelyn Cleary Ahearn; father of Thomas G., Mrs. Joseph Schwarta, James R., Sister M. Maura, O.S.F., Dennis Jr., and the late Evelyn N. Ahearn; brother of John F. Ahearn; son of the late Thomas and Nora Ahearn; grandfather of 4 grandchildren; nephew of George, Ellen and Mayme Herman. Funeral from Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home, 5541 Main St., Williamsville, Sat AM at 9:15 and at SS Peter & Paul Church at 9:30. Friends are invited. [see also: James R. Ahearn]
— [Buffalo] Courier Express? September, 1958
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Thomas D. Ahearn
Pray for the Repose of the soul of Thomas D. Ahearn. Departed from this life Sept 3, 1958. Interred in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Williamsville, N.Y. Sept 6, 1958
— [Buffalo] Evening News? September 1958
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Agnes (Ahern) Franzen
Agnes Ahern Franzen, Oct. 5, 1958, beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Franzen; sister of the late Margaret Zernia and Josephine Glancey; aunt of Kathryn Ahern, Marion, and Dorothy Glancey, and Florence Zernia. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., from funeral home, 6311 N. Clark street, to St. Ita's church. Interment Calvary.
Chicago Tribune 7 October 1958
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Col. Frederick A. Ahern
LONDON, Nov. 15 — Col. Frederick Ahern, former Olympic horseman and officer commanding the Irish Army Equitation School, died in a Dublin hospital yesterday. His age was 58. From 1929 to 1939 Colonel Ahern was a member of the Irish Army jumping team. He represented his country at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. In 1955 Colonel Ahern was nonriding captain of the team that toured North America and won two international team events and four individual awards.

Colonel Ahern for many years rode for the Irish Free State at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden. In 1933 he won the international individual military challenge trophy here, completing the international course in 38 2/5 seconds in a jump-off. He rode the chestnut gelding Gallow Glass. In the same year with a teammate, Capt. Dan Corry, he took first place in the military pair jumping competition at the World's Fair Horse Show in Chicago. In 1935 Colonel Ahern won the Bowman Cup trophy, at stake in the individual international jumping competition at the National Horse Show, circling without fault in 30 1/2 seconds testing Course H. He rode Gallow Glass. At the same show his team won the international military perpetual challenge event in a jump-off with the United States Army.

In the same year Colonel Ahern captured the trophy in a military jumping competition at the Royal Winter Fair Horse Show in Toronto. He again rode Gallow Glass. In 1937 he headed the Irish Free State team. With Lieut. G. M. Heffernan, he won the international military pair jumping at the National Horse Show here. He did not return with the team here until 1947. He was the nonriding captain of the Irish Free State horsemen here from 1949 through 1952 and in 1955. [see also: Gerrard Ahern, Richard Nugent Aherne]
New York Times 16 November 1958
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COLONEL F. AHEARN
Colonel Frederick Ahearn, officer commanding the Irish Army Equitation School and a former Olympic horseman, died in hospital in Dublin on Friday at the age of 58. He was from 1929 to 1939 a member of the Irish Army jumping team with which he won many international honours. He was also in the Army team which won the Aga Khan Cup outright at the Dublin Horse Show and which represented his country at the Olympic Games in 1948.
The Times 17 November 1958
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Agnes Clinton (Ahern) Edgeworth
Agnes Clinton Edgeworth, nee Ahern, beloved sister of Cassie A. Goodale and the late Theresa Ross. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, Jeffery boulevard at 77th street, to St. Thomas the Apostle church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Mount Carmel cemetery. SOuth Shore 8-8822.
Chicago Tribune 5 March 1959
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Charles G. Ahern
AHERN — On Tuesday morning, March 24, 1959, at 11:10 o'clock, CHARLES G. AHERN, husband of Julie Gleason; father of Gerard C. Ahern; grandfather of Paul Nathan Ahern. Funeral will take place on Wednesday morning, March 25, 1959 at 9 o'clock at The House of Bultman, St. Charles Ave. at Louisiana Ave. Requiem Mass at Mater Dolorosa church. South Carrolton Avenue at Plum Street. Interment in Lakelawn Park Mausoleum.
The Times Picayune 25 March 1959
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Edythe D. O'Hern
Edythe D. O'Hern, April 8, 1959, beloved wife of James J. Resting at funeral home, 318 N. Central avenue, Austin. Service Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Interment Forest Home. AUstin 7-0017.
Chicago Tribune 10 April 1959
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William A. Butler
William A. Butler of 1338 W. 98th street, beloved husband of Nell, nee Ahearn; loving father of John V. and Mary Voris; brother of Patrick. James, and the late Thomas, Eamon. Mary Hill, Margaret Gardner, Catherine Butler, and Grace Ahearn. Funeral Thursday, 9:45 a.m., from funeral home, 9900 S. Throop street, to St. Margaret of Scotland church. Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary's cemetery. Native of Sleady Castle, County Waterford, Ireland. BEverly 8-2321.
Chicago Tribune 22 April 1959
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Emma (Ahearn) Griggs
Emma Griggs, nee Ahearn, beloved wife of the late George B.; fond mother of James Skelly, C. P. D., Marion Lahey, and George H. Griggs; C. P. D.; sister of Mrs. Nellie Knoch; fond aunt of Joseph Dennis. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m., from funeral home, 1811 W. 103d street, to St. Barnabas' church. Interment Mount Carmel cemetery. BEverly 8-2245.
Chicago Tribune 4 June 1959
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James Francis Ahearn
James F. Ahearn, 60, retired Watertown sealer of weights and measures for Watertown and active in town politics, was stricken Tuesday afternoon in his home at 59 Warren St. and pronounced dead on arrival at Waltham Hospital. Dr. William A. Richards, associate medical examiner, said death was caused by a heart attack. Mr. Ahearn, who retired several years ago, had been suffering from a heart condition although he was able to work part time at the Glendale Package Store in Waltham.

Mr. Ahearn came to Watertown 27 years ago from his native town of Rockland. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ransom Ahearn; one son, Edward Ransom Ahearn of Watertown, and four daughter, Mrs. Gladys Lyman of Watertown, Mrs. Evelyn Bloomer of Watertown, Mrs. Marie Chamberlain of Waltham and Mrs. Helen Arenburg of Waltham; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright of Vermont, and 11 grandchildren. A requiem Mass will be offered in St. Patrick's Church tomorrow at 9 a.m. The funeral will be held from the Donald J. MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St., and burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

The Watertown Sun 16 July 1959
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John W. "Jack" O'Hearn
One of the best-known firefighters in the eastern part of the nation was taken by death last Monday when John W. O'Hearn passed away at Cardinal O'Connell House of St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He had been sick for two months and died in his 85th year. A native son and life-long resident of Watertown, he served the Town 49 years as a fireman and for 30 of those years was chief of the department. He also filled the office of Selectman.

Chief O'Hearn, as he was known to countless thousands of persons, is survived by his wife, the former Agnes T. McKenney and by several nieces and nephews. He was born in the East End on September 16, 1873, the son of the late William and Hannah (Whelan) O'Hearn. He learned the trade of a plumber and when the engine house was next to the old Town Hall, on Church Street, he was operating a plumbing shop on Main Street across from Church Street.

His service began as a substitute on Ladder 1. On June 1, 1896, he was made a call hoseman on Engine 1. He became a call lieutenant on May 1, 1900 and one year later was appointed a call captain, an office he filled until May 1, 1911, when he was appointed assistant chief. Exactly one year later he was appointed chief, as a permanent member of the department, and served in that capacity until his retirement by the Board of Selectmen on November 29, 1944. He had reached the compulsory retirement age on September 15, 1943, and was immediately re-employed by the Selectmen under the emergency law in effect during the second world war. Following his retirement in 1944, he became interested in politics and in the town election of March, 1945, running as an independent, he achieved election to the Board of Selectmen for a three-year term.

Jack O'Hearn was instrumental in organizing the New England Association of Fire Chiefs in 1922. He was chosen as secretary and treasurer of the organization and was reelected annually until this year. When the annual meeting was held last June he tendered his resignation because of his illness. A special committee considered the case and recommended his election for the 37th time. This was done, then his resignation was accepted and he was elected Secretary-Treasurer emeritus. Over the years he had guided the association through troublesome times and had done much to make it a successful organization.

He was a past president of the Watertown Rotary Club; a 50-year member of both the Watertown Council, K. of C., and Watertown Division, A.O.H. He was a corporator of the Watertown Savings Bank, had served on many town committees and at the time of his death was a member of the Incinerator Committee. He held membership in the Holy Name Society of St. Patrick's Parish, the St. Patrick's Alumni Association and Watertown Lodge of Elks. Although not a veteran, he was one of two honorary members of Watertown Post 99, American Legion, and honor that was bestowed upon him in recognition of his service to the community. [see also: 3 September 1959]

The Watertown Sun 27 August 1959
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John O'Hearn is Mourned by Hundreds
Former Fire Chief was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery on August 24, following services in St. Patrick's Church at which a marked tribute of respect was paid by hundreds of firefighters, business men, town officials and employees, bankers, members of the bar and of various organizations. From all parts of New England came members of the Fire Chief's Association, led by President Guy Foss of the Wolfeboro, N.H., department and secretary-treasurer Albert Kimball of Hingham, who succeeded Chief O'Hearn in that office. They stood at attention in two lines as the body was born into the church and again as it was carried to the hearse. Marching as an escort were 40 officers and men of the local department, headed by Chief William C. McElroy and Selectmen John J. Curran and Edward G. Seferian. The pall bearers were Deputy Chief Allan Kimball, Captain Thomas F. Joyce and Firefighters Joseph Barnes, Daniel Sullivan, George Kelly and Richard Powers.

Chief O'Hearn was a corporator of the Watertown Savings Bank, which was represented by President Charles Chamberlain, Alonzo Huse, Harry Smith and Ray Barrett. From Union Market National Bank there were present President John Tufts and Ray Ferris. The delegation from Watertown Lodge of Elks was composed of Exalted Ruler Gerald Griffin, PER Frank Fitzpatrick, PER J. Malcolm Whitney, PER Louis Caporiccio and PER Judge Wilfred J. Paquet, who was Town Counsel when Mr. O'Hearn served as selectman.

Other groups represented, and in all of which Chief O'Hearn was a member, included: Watertown Council K. of C., led by Grand Knight Daniel Fahey; Watertown Division, A.O.H., led by John Farrell, Presiden; St. Patrick's Holy Name Society, headed by its president, Town Auditor John J. Sheehan; Watertown Rotary Club, represented by President Stanley Porter, first vice president Dexter Whittinghill and Joseph A. MacDonald and St. Patrick's Alumni Association, led by President Stephan Milmore. A delegation of nuns represented the Dominican convents in this area.

The solemn high requiem Mass was celebrated by the pastor, Msgr. M. J. Houlihan, with Rev. Paul McGovern as deacon and Rev. Alfred V. Puccini as subdeacon. Rev. Michael Caprio, O.F.M., was seated in the sanctuary. The organist was Mrs. George Flood and the soloist was Mrs. Marie Murray. On the way to the cemetery, the cortege halted in front of Fire Department headquarters, where the apparatus was drawn up outside the building and the bells on the trucks were tolled. Committal prayers were said by Msgr. Houlihan, assisted by Fathers McGovern and Puccini. Arrangements were in charge of the W. H. Thomas Funeral Home 75 Galen Street. [see also: Mary Agnes O'Hearn]

The Watertown Sun 3 September 1959
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Josephine Ahearn
Ahearn, Josephine, 67 years of age, of Lake Worth, Fla., passed away Thursday in Lake Worth, Fla., formerly of Cleveland, wife of H. P. Ahearn, mother of William. Funeral services 2 p. m. Monday at Lake Worth Funeral Home, Lake Worth, Fla. Cremation will follow.
Cleveland Plain Dealer 10 October 1959
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Edward George Ahearn
SAN ANGELO, Tex., Dec. 12 — Edward George Ahearn, mechanical superintendent of the Hearst newspapers from 1934 to 1938, died yesterday of a heart ailment at his home. His age was 66. Mr. Ahearn was Southwest and Pacific Coast representative for the Wood Scott Printing Press Company. He had returned a few hours before his death from a trip to El Paso, where the Herald-Post and The Times were planning installation of a new press. Mr. Ahearn became assistant building superintendent of The New York Times in 1925 and then was superintendent of the newspaper's Brooklyn plant. Subsequently he was assistant to the circulation manager until 1934. In 1938 he left Hearst and was production consultant to smaller papers in New England. He had served in that capacity with The Dallas Times Herald. Survivors include his widow and a son.
New York Times 13 December 1959
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Joseph P. Ahern
AHERN — On Friday, December 18, 1959, at 7:10 o'clock a.m., Joseph P. Ahern, brother of Mrs. W. J. Ryan and James W. Ahern, and the late Frank, Bertha, Delia Ahern and Mrs. P. Sciortino; son of the late Selma Leaber and Joseph P. Ahern; a native and a resident of this city. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, Magazine at Philip streets (parking area 2215 Magazine), on Sunday afternoon, December 20, 1959, at 1 o'clock, Religious services at St. Alphonsus church. Interment in St. Joseph No. 1 Cemetery. Parlors will be open 1 o'clock December 19th. [see also: James William Ahern, Joseph P. Ahern, Frank Joseph Ahern]
The Times Picayune 19 December 1959
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Eva (Fahrforth) O'Hern
Eva O'Hern, nee Fahrforth, beloved wife of the late Edward; dear mother of Evelyn Pawlowski, Florence Healy, and Virginia Kuszynski. Funeral Tuesday, 9:15 a.m., from funeral home, 712 W. 31st street, to St. James' church. Interment St. Mary's cemetery. Information, VI 2-1158.
Chicago Tribune 21 December 1959
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