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John Dougherty 1848-1927


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/16/2023 at 15:23:24

John Dougherty
(June 20, 1848 – October 11, 1927)

John Dougherty, a respected farmer of north of town, died at his home early Tuesday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be in Lake City cemetery. Obituary next week. [The Graphic and News, Lake City, Iowa, Thurs., Oct 13, 1927, p.1]
John Dougherty was born in Ireland, on the twentieth day of June, 1848 and departed this life on October 11, 1927, at his home in Calhoun County, Iowa, age 79 years, 3 months and 21 days. At the age of five years the mother country yielded up her claims to him and with his parents he journeyed to America where the family established their residence in New Jersey. Here he remained until young manhood, and at the age of seventeen he took up his journey to Illinois, arriving in Chicago on April 15, 1865, a day forever memorable because of the tragic ending of the life of Abraham Lincoln. The events of that day and the feeling in the city made an impression on him the years could not efface.
On November 10, 1870 he and Mary A. Wright were united in marriage and made their home in Champaign, Illinois until 1889. At that time he brought his family to the farm northwest of Lake City and established his home here and has maintained his residence here continuously ever since. Nine children came to grace this union all of whom were here, with the exception of a son, Ira E., whose residence is at Los Angeles, Calif., Charles F., J. O. and Bert and Mrs. Nathan Acklin and Mrs. E. Z. Smith reside in Calhoun County. J. A. resides in Carroll, Iowa. Mrs. Floyd Kays makes her home in Waterloo, Iowa and Mrs. W. L. DuBois is a resident of Conrad, Montana. There are also 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild surviving him. There also survives him one sister, Mrs. Hannah Manning of Urbana, Illinois. Had he lived till November tenth he would have celebrated his fifty-seventh wedding anniversary and his is the first death in the immediate family. He was for many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and actively participated in the old Center Church activities until his infirmities made it impossible. He was always keenly interested in the work of the church and inquired constantly as to its progress. During recent years he has been confined to his home on account of his afflictions. Funeral services were held at the farm home on Friday, October 14th, Rev. Dr. Hiller, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Lake City, being in charge. The Lake City mixed quartet sang several beautiful selections. Interment was made in Lake City Cemetery. [The Graphic and News, Lake City, Iowa, Thurs., Oct. 20, 1927, p.1]


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