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DOUGHERTY/BISHOP in PA/NJ
Posted by: Rich Bishop Date: August 25, 2001 at 23:39:59
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We have a mysterious Anna M. DOUGHERTY in our family. ANNA was the natural mother to my father John Wesley
BISHOP b. Aug 25, 1923 in Atlantic City, NJ. Birth cert States she was 24 at the time. No one knows anything about her
after the 1927 divorce. Think she may have lived in Philadelphia after that. Family members think she may have lived in
some sort of home in Philly for awhile. BRADY may be an aligned family in Philly area for her, particularly Thomas and
Eugene Brady. I have divorce papers listing them as "brothers" she was staying with and their address. I would have to look
it up but I think the address was on 149th. My fathers birth cert sates Philly as her place of birth - but there are
inconsistancies in her age so this may not be exactly right either. Her existance seems to have been a mystery to anyone in
the family who did not "have a need to know." My father was in the Navy in WWII before her even knew about her. My
mother heard her referred to once by accident as Anne or Annie. Looking in the census and other places tells me this was a
very common name. In 1922 she and my Grandfather were married by a justice of the peace in Elkton, MD. The age she
stated then seems not to match her age on dads birth cert but just by a little. My father is just now turning 78 and I'd like to
find her history for him. I would love to compare notes....Thank you Rich Bishop <dmbishop@home.com>


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