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DOHERTY: Obituaries

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Published obituaries of DOHERTY family members.

Surnames Appearing in the Documents



These are my transcriptions of obituaries appearing in the Worcester Daily Telegram, published in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, the Springfield Evening Union, published in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, and the Hampshire Gazette, published in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

History of this Document

01 April 2008, revision 1.
Initial publication.
05 April 2008, revision 2.
Margaret (Doherty) ALDRICH obit.
30 April 2008, revision 3.
Margaret DOHERTY obit.
03 May 2008, revision 4.
Updated Margaret (Dolan) DOHERTY obit.


DOHERTY, Margaret (Dolan)

Hampshire Gazette, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1888, 4:4. Photocopy courtesy of Forbes Library, Northampton. I transcribed it 30Apr2008.
Margaret Doherty obit

Margaret, 57, wife of Patrick Dougherty, was burned to death sometime Wednesday night or early on the following morning, at her house on Basket street, presumedly from the overturning or explosion of a kerosene lamp. The body was found badly charred early Thanksgiving morning lying on the kitchen floor, by her husband, who had been sleeping in an adjoining room, and who claims that he was awakened by the smell of smoke, and upon entering the kitchen discovered the body of his dead wife. Medical Examiner Winslow of Easthampton was at once telegraphed for and soon responded in person, and upon a view of the body and an examination of witnesses, came to the conclusion that it was a case of accidental death.


LAWLESS, Mary (Doherty)

Worcester Evening Telegram, Friday, September 15, 1933, p. 19. Photocopy courtesy of Worcester Public Library. I transcribed it 01Apr2008.
Mary's obit
Mrs. Mary Lawless

Mrs. Mary (Doherty) Lawless, widow of Martin Lawless, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret F. Madigan, rear 342 Millbury street, with whom she resided.

She is also survived by four sons, James B., Edward J., Roger R. and Franklin S. Lawless, and a [half-] sister, Mrs. Bernard [sic, Burnis] Aldrich of Huntington.

The funeral will be held at Mrs. Madigan's home Saturday morning with a high mass of requiem at 9 o'clock in the Church of the Sacred Heart. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.


ALDRICH, Margaret (Doherty)

Springfield Evening Union, August 2, 1939, p. 4. I transcribed it 06Apr2008. Photocopy courtesy of Springfield Public Library.
Mary's obit

ALDRICH — In this city, Aug. 1, Mrs. Burnis Aldrich, 72 years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. V. [sic, B.] Londerville of 221 Osborne Ter. Funeral services at the home Thursday afternoon at 2. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield.