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12 Family Lines ~ 12 Months – #4 Dougherty Family

Well, here it is the middle of May and I have fallen behind. Each month I am taking one family line and reviewing what information I have, clean up the binder for that line, and determine what research questions I need to pursue. April was to be the month I devoted to my mother’s family line. That’s the Irish Dougherty line. Unfortunately while this is one of my primary lines, I was traveling a great deal of April and did not get anything accomplished.

Through this process of review in March, I was able to piece together information that shed light on the Clough line that had been overlooked previously. My sister and I each work on our family genealogy. She does the paternal lines and I do the maternal lines. We share our research but we had not previously spent much time really checking each other’s findings, but a second pair of eyes and some times a different style of research will see things differently. That was certainly true in that instance.

The 1850 US census is the first to list every member by name in each house on the day of the census. Unfortunately they do not list their relationship, that came in later census. They did generally try to follow some order. The first name in each household would be the “head” of the household , usually followed by the wife, the children, and the servants and/or boarders listed last. In 1850 the number of family members that live in close proximity to each other was a surprise to me but I quickly have learned to look at not only the people listed on the same page as my ancestor, but also the page immediately before and after.  Sometimes when I have had trouble locating a family member I have looked at the entire township. Of course that comes from having started doing family history back in the day when I would order microfilm at the local family history library and deligently look at the entire film, they were not indexed. The discoveries were more sweet and if you stopped when you found what you were looking for you might need to go back to that same film when you moved on to another family member.

Now the 1850 US census for the William Dougherty family in Pennsylvania, Pike county, Lackawaxen township lists: (name, age, male/female, …)

Wm. L. Dougherty, 36, M,

Jane “, 28, F,

John “, 6, M,

Clark “, 4, M,

William “, 2, M,

So who were these people?  This appears pretty straight forward. Father, mother and children. This is on page 46 . Now go back two pages(page 44) and you will find Jane’s father. (name, age, male/female, color, occupation, property value, place of birth.

John Westfall, 55, M, -, farmer, -, N.J.

William “, 31, M, -, farmer, 1500, “.

Soloman “, 28, M,-, farmer, -, Pa

Gabriel “, 22, M,-, student, -, ”

Maria “, 21, F, -, -, “

John “, 17, M, -, farmer, -, ”

Mary B. “, 14, F, -,-,-, ”

Amelia A. “, 24, F, -,-,-, ”

Franklin “, 10/12, M, -,-,-, ”

Joseph Petton, 18, M, -, laborer, -, ”

Hester Allwood, 17, F, -,-,-, N.Y.

Briton Falley, 26, M, -, laborer, -, Ireland

Martin Lawless, 32, M,-, “, -, ”

John Martin, 36,M,-, “, -, ”

Michael Quime, 34, M,-, “, -, ”

Steph Hine, 30, M,-, “, -, ”

James Rock, 20, M,-, “, -, ”

John Calley, 20, M,-, “, -, ”

Michael Lafters, 22, M,-, “, -, ”

John Neal, 23, M,-, “, -, ”

James Conner, 25, M,-, “, -, ”

James Gray, 26, M,-, “, -, ”

(continuing on the next page)

Roger Conner, 24, M,-, laborer, -,Ireland

Edward Bema, 26, M,-, “, -, “

So now it becomes more difficult to asertain how they fit together in this household. We recognize that John’s wife, Jane’s mother is not present, presumed died previous to this census and this was confirmed by later research. William is John’s son and Jane’s brother, as are Soloman, and Gabriel. Now the women are harder to determine if they are daughter’s or daughter-in-laws to John. Maria was a mystery for some time. She is yet to be verified but at this point, I believe, she was a daughter. Then John was a son and Mary B. is only 14 so it was assumed she was a daughter. Now Amelia turns out to be William’s wife and Franklin is William and Amelia’s son. This information was proven by later census. Next are John Petton and Hestor Allwood, one listed as a Laborer but Hestor has no profession so who is she, boarder, servant, relative? Then comes a whole slew of Irish laborer’s. Do they work for John, or merely board there. Hard to tell. Does anyone know? Maybe they are field hands working for John and his boys. Maybe that is how Jane met her Irish husband.

So now it is May and I am supposed to be working on the other Irish line, the Ferguson’s. So lets see if I can get anything accomplished on the Ferguson line this month.

If you need more on the Dougherty line check out earlier posts under Categories at the top right hand side of this post, and scroll down to “Dougherty Ancestors”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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52 Ancestors – School Days- Mrs. Putnam

Mrs. Putnam 1957-58

Mrs. Putnam
1957-58

 

School Days, School Days
Dear olde golden rule days,
Reading and writing and arithmetic
taught to the tune of a hickory stick.

I have had that tune in my head for the last three days. Hopefully by passing it on to you I have ridden my self of that limerick. As you can see this weeks challenge was School Days. Most schools in my area started back this week. “Back in my day” we generally did not start school until after Labor day. Today some start as early as the middle of August. You would think that Arizona would wait until the last possible moment to begin what with the lack of snow days, but no they are one of the early ones to start. I digress this is an Ancestry blog.

My mother was Mrs. Putnam. She began substitute teaching about 1944. At Carrie Barnett school in Visalia California she taught a variety of classes from first grade to eighth grade. In 1952 she began teaching full time as a fourth grade teacher at Carrie Barnett. (Remember to click on photo’s to enlarge.)

Teaching Certificate California State Board of Education 1943 & 1952

Teaching Certificate
California State Board of Education
1943 & 1952

Carrie Barnett School Mrs. Putnam 4th Grade October 21 , 1952

Carrie Barnett School
Mrs. Putnam
4th Grade
October 21 , 1952 & October 6, 1953

Mom started at Mother Lode School in the Diamond Springs Area in 1956.  Once she was hired at Mother Lode School she taught 5th grade and sometimes P.E. (Physical Education).

School Directory of El Dorado County Schools pg 8 & 9

School Directory of
El Dorado County Schools
pg 8 & 9

Mother Lode School Mrs. Putnam Grade 5 March 21, 1957

Mother Lode School
Mrs. Putnam
Grade 5
March 21, 1957

Mom kept all the class pictures. Many students remembered her in later years and continued to send her their school photo and High School graduation invitation, which she kept.

In 1960 Dorothy Ada Putnam was issued a lifetime teachers certificate shown below as a Life Diploma.

Teacher Ceriticates 3

In 1962 through 1964 the class photo’s are designated as Marshal Lode School.

Marshall Lode School 1963-1964

Marshall Lode School 1963-1964

In 1964 due to physical & health reasons my mother had to take a leave of absence. She did so with a heavy heart. Later that fall she was given tenure.

Mother Lode Union School District Letter of Tenure Mrs. Dorothy Putnam

Mother Lode Union School District
Letter of Tenure
Mrs. Dorothy Putnam

 

For the school year 1968 & 1969 she has only the staff photo for Herbert C. Green School. That was most likely her last year teaching. From about 1966 until she retired she was on crutches and mostly did team teaching at Charles F. Brown. and/or Herbert C. Green, she also tutored. After retiring she continued to tutor from her home.

 

52 Ancestors – #41 William Westfall Pennsylvania State Represenative

William Westfall

William Westfall

William Westfall was my maternal 2x great uncle. Born to John Westfall and Elizabeth Clark on 1 December 1818 in Unionville New York.

According to John Westfall’s obituary the family relocated to Milford in Pike county soon after he and Elizabeth married, but it must have been after William was born in 1818 while Solomon was shown as being born in Pennsylvania in 1824 Jane who was born in 1826 is listed as born in Unionville, New York in three different census’. In a summary on William Westfall after his death it was stated that his family moved to Pike County in 1834 but in the below 1830 census they are already in the county.

1830 US Census Pike Co. Pennsylvania

1830 US Census
Pike Co. Pennsylvania

In the above 1830 US Census I have noted who the individuals might be. Click on the image to enlarge. In this census our William should be 12 years old, His father John should only be 36 and his mother Elizabeth should be 34.

From  John Westfall’s obituary we learned that Elizabeth died in a fire in 1839.

The 1840 US Census would have William just 22 years old.

1840 US Census Pike county, Pennsylvania

1840 US Census
Pike county, Pennsylvania

Sometime between the 1840 Census and 1848 William marries Amelia Ann Slocum. I have not found who Amelia’s parents were. William and Amelia have their first child in January of 1848, a daughter  Christen S. Christen dies on 4 August 1848. In 1949 their son Franklin is born.

1850 US Census Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania

1850 US Census
Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania

In the Census we find William (31) in his fathers household and Amelia A (24) is listed on line 28 and their son Franklin is just 10 months old. This census is done on 14 August 1850 so Franklin was most likely born in late October or early November of the previous year.

From 1851 – 1854 William served as an elected County Commissioner. 1858 – 1860 William county Treasurer.

The 1860 Census shows William (40) a farmer who was born in New Jersey. Amelia (32) born in Pennsylvania, Franklin (11), Allie (Alice?) (8), Delbert (6), Breckenridge (4) and Carrie (2).

1860 US Census Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania

1860 US Census
Lackawaxen, Pike County,
Pennsylvania

Next is listed a John Westfall born in New Jersey who is supposedly 12 years old. Not sure who that would have been. The next person is Maria Westfall (23) and born in Pennsylvania. That is too young to be Williams sister, she would be 30. So are they a niece and nephew visiting with the family when the census was taken? Maria is too old to be a daughter of any of William’s brothers, but John could belong to any of them.

From 1864-1866 William served again as county Treasurer. In 1866 he was elected associate Judge and served a term of 5 years.

In the 1870 Census William (40) is listed as a farmer and Judge born in New Jersey value of real estate is shown as $6000 and personal property @ $2000. Amelia (44), Alice (17), Delbert (14), Breckenridge (13) and Caroline (11).

Also living in the household is John Westfall (75) who I believe is Williams father. Could the Census in 1860 also be Williams father listed as a 16 year old instead of being 65?

1870 US Census Lackawaxen, Pike Co. Pennsylvania

1870 US Census
Lackawaxen, Pike Co.
Pennsylvania

Breckenridge, William’s son, dies 22 June 1874 and John, Wiliam’s father dies in 1878.

In 1875 William was elected county auditor and remained in office until 1881.

In 1880 William decides to run for state representative from Pike Co. The Port Jarvis Evening Gazette

shows in the right hand column those running for elected offices in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

 

The Evening Gazette Port Jarvis, New York 28 October 1880

The Evening Gazette
Port Jarvis, New York
28 October 1880

A later edition shows that William Westfall won his seat at Harrisburg when the Milford column relays the information that his opponent Carlton A. Smith of Milford has gone to Port Royal, PA. since his defeat to William Westfall. (right hand column)

The Evening Gazette Port Jarvis, New York 20 November, 1880

The Evening Gazette
Port Jarvis, New York
20 November, 1880

The Port Jarvis Evening Gazette has been a fountain of information on my relatives in Pike County Pennsylvania. Thanks to Ancestry.com for the above digitized images.

William Westfall only served a couple of years as state representative and died while in office 22 November 1882. When my sister and I visited Pike County on our very first research trip to Pennsylvania we were delighted to find with the help of the local Historical societies much information that we had no idea about. The Westfalls had a long history in this area and they had on file  a Westfall family tree that someone had hand written and I refered to in my blog “My Brick Wall”. Also the Milford Historical Society had a copy of The Proceedings of the House of Representatives on the Occasion of the death of Hon. William Westfall (a member from the county of Pike) of Pennsylvania. Include in this publication was the Portrait at the beginning of this blog. When Madeleine and I saw this image we both said “Grandpa Dougherty” for William looks so much like our grandfather they could have both sat for that portrait. The Proceedings are too lengthy to include in this blog.

Hope you will join me in the new year as I continue to tell the stories of my ancestors. Since I started late on 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks I will continue this format for 11 more postings. Happy New Year!

 

 

52 Ancestors #29 Walter Lyle Dougherty 1919- 2010

My mother had two brothers Robert Edwin Dougherty who I wrote about in week 23 and Walter Lyle Dougherty.

Walter Lyle Dougherty

Walter Lyle Dougherty

Walter was the youngest, being born on 24 November 1919 in Davis, California to J. E. and Ada (Heap)Dougherty. When Walter was born the family was still living on ‘A’ Street across from the university. Soon after the ranch off Russell Blvd was built by his dad. Walter grew up mostly knowing the ranch as his home. His father was a Poultry Husbandry professor at UC Davis and his mother was very active in the community. His mother, Ada taught piano and Walter was one of her star pupils. He also loved building and flying his model planes along with his brother.

Walters model plan

Walters model plane

When the family went to Madison Wisconsin for J. E.’s sabbatical to work on his PHD, Walter was only about 10. Then the banks closed and they had to make the trip back to California and the ranch in the middle of winter. It was probably a little scary suddenly being uprooted again and the news and talk about loss of money, jobs and all their savings.

Back in Davis things sort of got back to normal. He was most likely the class clown.

Walter Dougherty circa. 1930

Walter Dougherty
circa. 1930

 

Walter continued to developed his talent with the piano. As a young man he tried his hand at writing music and published one of his compositions.

He attended Davis schools were he was active in many clubs including journalism, choir, and the yearbook. Upon graduation he attended San Francisco State in 1939 where he was active in the Little Theater.

1940 US Census

1940 US Census

The 1940 Census finds him on the Davis Ranch with his bother and sister-in law. Their parents were living in San Francisco at the time. Walter transferred to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He was quite the man on campus. Active in the Men’s Glee Club, Swordsmen, Gamma Phi Delta, Poultry Club and Student Government.

Cal Poly Fencing Team Walter Dougherty third from the right

Cal Poly  Mustang Swordsmen 1941
Harvey Hutton, Walt Porter, Tom Galli, Doc Bowls, Walter Dougherty, Jack Aboudara, Warren Gin

In 1941-42 he was student body president.

Then World War II came along and instead of completing his college education he enlisted in the Army, and was attached to the Signal Corps.

Walter Dougherty Dec. 1943

Walter Dougherty
Dec. 1943

His father was not happy with either of his sons for going off to war when he felt they were more valuable at home on the poultry ranch. Walter recounted that most of his time was spent in New Guinea.

Native Village \New Guinea Jan. 1945

Native Village \New Guinea
Jan. 1945

Upon the close of the war Walter met and married Aimee Kesterson,  on 27 December 1947 in Woodland California.

Water and Aimee Dougherty

Water and Aimee Dougherty

Aimee had two daughters from an earlier marriage. I always thought they were twins because Madeleine and I often got their hand-me-downs. They were really cute outfits that were exactly alike accept in color.
In 1948 Walter and Aimee welcomed their son.

12 July 1957 Walter married Iris G. (Croft) Dickey. Iris had two daughters from an earlier marriage to Robert Dickey.

Iris and Walter Dougherty

Iris and Walter Dougherty

Walter had many talents one of his talents was inventing equipment. He had built an egg cleaning machine for the family poultry ranch. While working for George Croft, his father-in-law, he developed several parts for the family (Croft Trailers) industry. He managed the production and shop half of the family business in Kansas City, eventually Iris’ younger daughter went to work along side Walter being groomed to take the helm of the business.
One of Walters passions was playing the organ. He would have loved to have had his musical compositions published. An active Shriner, he was also a drum major for the Shriners for many years.

Walter Dougherty  Shriner Drum Major Kansas City, MO

Walter Dougherty
Shriner Drum Major
Kansas City, MO

As Walter aged he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, but he remained active. He was an avid reader, fiction and non fiction alike. He continued to play the organ and piano on occasion. His wife Iris died in 2000.

Walter then married Helen (Dumphey) O’Donnell, a women he had meet when he was going through his training during WWII. They had each moved on and married others. Helen had raised 5 children.  After Walter and Helen married, Walter ended up moving to Springfield, Mass. where Helen had lived for much of her adult life. Helen died in 2009.  After Helen’s passing her adult children continued to provide loving care for Walt. I truly appreciate all they did for him.

Walter L. Dougherty 2007

Walter L. Dougherty
2007

I really miss my Uncle Walt. He was tall and slim like his father. He had a very expressive face. When ever I was around he was always easy going.   He loved to read, and he played the organ to relax. His interest were varied and I found him easy to talk with. He was a happy reminder of my mother. Walter died April 1, 2010?

 

52 Ancestors # 23 Robert Edwin Dougherty – I Wish I Had Known You

I hope I can call you Uncle Bob, it’s what my brother and sister referred to you as but I was only 2 when you died so all I ever had where stories and your photos.

Robert Edwin Dougherty

Robert Edwin Dougherty (1936)

Grandma Dougherty was obsessed with keeping in contact with you after you died. What I remembered is sitting in the living room at grandma’s watching Mrs. Jacobson and grandma Dougherty working the Ouija board. Okay maybe you were not there and it was all just their overwhelming desire manifesting itself in the movement of the Ouija. But tell me, was it my imagination when I felt some one put their arm around my shoulders, and when I turned expecting to see grandpa, there was no one there!
Your life had started on March 5, 1917. The second child for professor J.E. Dougherty and Ada Richmal (Heap). Your sister (Dorothy) was so excited to have a baby brother.

J.E. Dougherty, Dorothy Ada, Robert Edwin, and Ada (Heap) Dougherty

J.E. Dougherty, Dorothy Ada, Robert Edwin, and Ada (Heap) Dougherty

She always spoke of you with such love and pride. You attended school in Davis. Growing up as the son of Professor Dougherty. Mom talked of the dinner table as being a word challenge. I imagine your vocabulary was as extensive as hers from the tutelage in words during the dinner meals.

Was it you or your younger brother Walt that broke their arm jumping off the barn with an umbrella as a parachute. Such a great story, Mom said that the three of you were ready to fly. Was the first one off the one who broke their arm, I sort of forgotten, and now, Mom and Uncle Walt are gone too, so no one to ask. In spite of your adventures you survived childhood and grew up to marry the lovely Emily Hislop from Woodland on March 25, 1937.

Emily Hislop

Emily Hislop

You worked on your fathers poultry ranch.

 

Dougherty House  circ. 1950

Dougherty House circ. 1950

 

I know he must have been tough to work for. Even as a child I knew what was expected from grandpa and I really tried to be good there. When he wasn’t happy with something you did you had to “face the music”, often at the dining room table. Being his son, probably was worse.
So you were married and living on the ranch. Oct 2, 1937 saw the birth of your first child. In Jan 1941 your second son was born.

Robert , sister Dorothy, and Emily with baby Ronald

Robert , sister Dorothy, and Emily with baby Ronald

Then the United States became involved in World War II.
You wanted to go, you and your father argued about your enlisting. Did you enlist first then tell him you were going? However you left the ranch and joined the Army on June 5, 1943.

Your younger brother had enlisted the summer before.

Oh you both  looked so dashing in your uniforms.

Robert and Walter Dougherty

Robert and Walter Dougherty

 

Your training  put you into the army engineers. You spent time in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Your sister believed that you were at the “Battle of the Bulge”, you never spoke about it.

Bastone "Battle of the Bulge" monument  1969

Bastone “Battle of the Bulge” monument
1969

From this press clipping it looks like your unit also spent time in the Pacific Theatre.

WWII press clipping

WWII press clipping

The war ended and you were discharged in 1945. It was back to the Ranch for you but you were never the same. You had quite a struggle with Hodgkin disease. You were in Presidio of San Francisco Letterman Hospital  ( http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wwIIbayarea/pre.htm) about a year.

Presidio of San Francisco Letterman Hospital

Presidio of San Francisco
Letterman Hospital Photo by City Birds.com

You died there Feb. 20, 1949. I am so sorry you died so young. I know you would have been proud of your children.

 

52 Ancestors #11 Dorothy Ada Dougherty – My Mom

Todays blog is in honor of Mothers Day. For my mom.

Dorothy Ada Dougherty

Dorothy Ada Dougherty

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother ….Abraham Lincoln

My mom has been gone 27 years now and yet I still think of her everyday. Happy Mothers Day.

Dorothy Ada Dougherty was born Nov. 2, 1914 in Davis California the oldest child of J.E. and Ada Richmal (Heap) Dougherty. Mom had red hair and green eyes. She was tall about 5’8″.

Her two bothers were Robert Edwin, and Walter Lyle Dougherty.

Dorothy, Robert, and Walter Dougherty

Dorothy, Robert, and Walter Dougherty

Mom remembered the house in Davis on A street. She told us:

It burnt down when my mother left a hot iron unattended.

 

 

A. St. House Davis Calif. circ. 1915

A. St. House
Davis Calif. circ. 1915

 

Mom graduated from high school at 16. She attended Sacramento City College for her first year.

Dorothy Ada Dougherty clippings

 

Mom was quite the actress and Director of plays not only in high school but throughout her college years. The year she attended university of Calif. at Davis she was one of only three girls in UCD’s Sophmore class. She transferred to Madison Wisconsin and the university there for her final year.

 

Upon graduating she tried to get a job in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even with a college degree jobs were scarce in 1935 The best she said she could do was in a “5 and dime” store (guess that would be a Dollar Store today). On May 21, 1937 in the garden of her parents home she married Lloyd Fletcher Putnam, who she had meet while he attended UC Davis.

Dorothy & LLoyd Putnam

Dorothy & LLoyd Putnam

 

Lloyd and Dorothy had 4 children. I’m the youngest.

Putnam Kids circ. 1950

Putnam Kids
circ. 1952

 

In 1952 when I started kindergarten, Dorothy began her teaching career in Visalia, California at Carrie Barnett School. She tried teaching eigth, sixth and fourth grade. She settled on fifth grade. In 1956 we moved to Placerville, California where Mom taught at Mother Lode as a fifth grade teacher. She later taught at Charles Brown School. She had to stop teaching about 1966 when rheumatoid arthritis so severely effected her legs that she became wheel chair bound.

I remember as a first grader complaining to mom that she spent too much time at home on her school work. After that Mom tried to complete her lesson plans and grading papers and the like at school. I know she was a great and  conscientious  teacher. She tutored various students through the years who were having trouble with their school work. I remember her working with one young girl in the late 50’s early 60’s at our dining room table on weekends who needed help with English, Spanish was the girls native language.

Mother of four, grandmother of 7, and a great grandmother before she died on 24 August 1987.

On Mother’s Day I salute my mother for contributing to the lives of many and being most appreciated by this daughter for making our home as stable and comfortable as possible while working full time. I still use moms receipes on a regular basis. One of my favorites is a simple and delicious receipe for rice pudding, if you do not already have it, I can share.

 

52 Ancestors #10 – Clark Dougherty A surprise from the Internet

This week I am going to talk about Clark Dougherty my great grand uncle on my maternal line.

Clark Dougherty

Clark Dougherty

Clark was the second son born to William L. Dougherty and Jane E. (nee) Westfall in 1844 in Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania. In the 1850 census Clark is listed as 4 years old. In the 1860 census Clark is listed as 16 years old.

That was the extent of what I knew about Clark other then the mentions of him in the family letters (circa Civil War era). I had spent quite some time looking for Clark in other census, since Clark was not as popular a forename as John or William I thought he would be easier to find, wrong.

In the 1990’s I had started a family history free website on Rootsweb prior to Ancestry.com taking them over. Through that web site a woman researching a Clark Dougherty contacted me. What a thrill! She turned out to be Clark Dougherty’s 2x great grand daughter. She had lots of information that she so generously shared. It seems that Clark, a Pennsylvania native and brother of a wounded Union Soldier, joined the Confederate Army (date unknown). What a surprise for me, but it was the story of that war we hear over and over again of brother against brother. For me this made it more real and not just a phrase often used to describe the war between the states. There are lots of questions I would have for both my Union solider and my Confederate soldier. Ah, to just have the opportunity to sit and visit with them about their personal experiences and the reasons for their choices. But me I’m a 100 years to late.

Clark E. Dougherty  (fourth from the right, standing)

Clark E. Dougherty
(fourth from the right, standing)

 

Clark E. Dougherty & John Lyle Dougherty

Clark E. Dougherty & John Lyle Dougherty

My cousin had not, at that time, found any information on his war time records but had several photos she shared plus lots of family information. Her records show Clark born on March 5, 1844.

After the war we know (thanks to cousin Kim) that Clark went back to Pennsylvania.  We have not been able to find him in the 1870 census but Kim was able to find him in the 1880 Census. Here he is listed as C.E. Dougherty (34 years old) a Candy and Baker Manuf. in Wilkes Barre, Luyene Co., Penn., born in Penn., father born in Ireland and mother born in Penn., living at 114 South Main Street. Clark is shown married to Sarra (Sarah) (26 years old) a Prop. Candy & Baker Manuf. who was born in Penn. as were both of her parents. Also listed in the household is;  S.W. Dougherty (26 years old) brother to Clark and working as a clerk, born in Penn., father born in Ireland and mother born in Penn. (could this be Solomon?) , R.L. Seaman (24) brother-in-law also a clerk, born in Penn. the same as are both parents., one servant Mary Black (22) born in Penn whose parents were both born in Ireland, (2) boarders John McCurtrie (34) a baker of bread and Etta Schunk (18) a Baker Apprentic. The Baker is from Scotland and his apprentice is from Penn. Also in the house for the census is a visitor Ada Rowland (22) born in Penn, as are her parents.

1880 US Census Wilkes Barre, Luyene Co., Pennsylvania

1880 US Census Wilkes Barre, Luyene Co., Pennsylvania

There is no 1890 census and in the 1900 census I have not been able to locate him, but Kim once again has Clark in the 1897 city directory for Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

 

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania City Directory 1897

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania City Directory 1897

 

 

So he has moved to Florida and his wife and son (same directory) have moved to Teedyuskung. Pa.

Sarah Dougherty Wilkes Barre 1897 Directory

George F. Dougherty Wilkes Barre 1897 Directory

My cousin Kim made the notes on the above items. All my information on Sarah comes from cousin Kim. Sarah was born Oct. 28, 1853 in Hawley, Pa. daughter of George Seaman and Jane LaBar. She married Clark on June 10, 1872 in Port Jarvis, New York. (Remember that is right across the Deleware River from Lackawaxen, Pa.) She has George F. Dougherty born Sept. 27, 1873 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., but he is not in the 1880 US census with his parents, a mystery I want to eventually solve.

So on with Clarks history. Alas no Clark indexed in the 1900 census, but Cousin Kim once again finds Clark in the 1910 US census

1910 US census Fitzgerald, Ben  Hill County, Georgia

1910 US census Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia

Clark E. Dougherty is listed as 88 years old (has to be a mistake). Under number of years present marriage, 10. Trade or Profession is listed Engineer in a CarShop and he owns his home, born in Penn. His wife  is listed as __ Ida G. (29), mother of 1,  born in Georgia and both her parents are from South Carolina. On the next page is listed Harry H. Dougherty, son, 8 years old born in Florida, father born in Pennsylvania and mother born in Ga. So definitely the son of Clark and Ida.

The final information is Clarks death in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill, Georgia on December 22, 1920.

Special thanks to my cousin Kim for so graciously sharing her family research with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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