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Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Mrs. Anna W. DOUGHERTY celebrating her 90th birthday with eight of her nine sons and daughters and two grandchildren at party in Lewis Towers yesterday.
Left to right: The Rev. Gerald, O.S.M., Mrs. Floyd LEWIS, James T., Mary, Joseph E., Mrs. DOUGHERTY, Judge Charles S., Sister Margaret St. Gerald, B.V.M., and Mrs. Harry BOYSEN.
In front are Patsy and Harry BOYSEN, Jr., the grandchildren.
~ Tribune Photograph

Mrs. Dougherty Marks 90 Years

The 90th birthday of Mrs. Anna W. DOUGHERTY, 190 E. Chestnut, widow of Attorney Patrick J. DOUGHERTY, was celebrated yesterday at a reception for more than 200 friends in the Illinois Club for Catholic Women in Lewis Towers.

Mrs. DOUGHERTY was one of the city's original career girls back in 1887 when she clerked at the Fair Store in the days when it occupied only one room.

Returns From Iowa

The cash boy who worked alongside Annie WALSH, as he still calls her, was Jacob L. KESNER, who became one of Chicago's leading real estate operators.

After her marriage, Mrs. DOUGHERTY lived in Dougherty, Ia. Forty-five years ago she returned to Chicago where she has since resided.

Mother of Judge

She is the mother of Judge Charles S. DOUGHERTY of Municipal court, Mrs. Lloyd LEWIS, Mrs. Harry BOYSEN, Miss Mary DOUGHERTY, James T. DOUGHERTY, the Rev. Gerald M. DOUGHERTY, Sister Mary St. Gerald, all of Chicago, and Joseph E. DOUGHERTY of Portland, Ore., and Daniel B. DOUGHERTY of Provo, Utah.

Eight of her children [Daniel was out of the city], two grandchildren, and 150 other guests attended the party.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011



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