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Re: Ahern website updates
Posted by: Dennis Ahern (ID *****6169) Date: August 26, 2007 at 22:28:01
In Reply to: Ahern website updates by Dennis Ahern of 387

[sent August 26th]

Today is August 26th. On this date in 1913, Michael Ahern of Denver,
Colorado was awarded a patent for a stone-cutting device. See
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/ahinvent.htm for other Ahern
inventions on file at the U. S. Patent office.

The obituary pages have now passed the 3,425 mark. The earliest new
obituary is for 1-year-old Joseph Ahearn of Charlestown, Massachusetts,
only child of William J. and Ella Ahearn, 19 February 1885. The most
recent new obituary is for Patrick R. Ahern of Readville, Massachusetts,
25 August 2007

I saw a movie recently called "The Golden Door" about Italian immigrants
making their way to the United States early in the last century and coming
through Ellis Island. Any of you who had ancestors who came through Ellis
Island will find it interesting. The sets and circumstances are all
accurately portrayed. Despite the challenges of the immigration process,
it was still a lot better than when immigrants were simply landed on the
docks and left to the mercy of immigrant runners who fleeced them
mercilessly. See http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/ahimmig.htm#ellis
for an index of Aherns who came through Ellis Island in New York City. See
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/ahnws184.htm#05/10/1846 for an Ahern
who preyed on the immigrants who landed in a strange land without friends
to guide them.

You will notice next time you visit the Ahern website we now have an
advertisement at the top of each page for Ancestry.com and Rootsweb. When
I first set up this website almost ten years ago, Rootsweb was a non-
profit, volunteer supported organization. Eventually it got too big to
cover its expenses for servers, etc. and entered into an agreement with
Ancestry.com, a commercial entity supplying genealogical information and
databases to subscribers. Up until now all that was asked was that
webmasters include a "Hosted by Rootsweb" graphic on the main page. I was
happy to do that. I'm not so happy about the imposition of the new ad on
the top of the page, particularly as I wasn't given any warning and it is
not something I have any control over as it is inserted automatically
whenever I upload a new or revised page. Short of paying for server space
on a commercial provider and moving the website there is not much I can
do. I guess I should be thankful they haven't begun adding pop-up windows.

The Aherns in the news pages have been updated with the following stories:

- Mike Ahearn of Boston rows against Charles Hooper on the Charles River,
6 and 7 October 1879
- US Army Capt. Jim Ahearn shows off captured Iraqi briefcases containing
concealed machine guns with secret trigger for use as terrorist weapon,
17 April 2003; describes experiences with looters during the taking of
Baghdad, 1 July 2003; James Michael Ahearn is eulogized in burial at
Arlington National Cemetery, 29 July 2007; Muslim burial service for
James M. Ahearn, 28 July 2007
- FBI agent James F. Ahearn [father of James M. Ahearn, above] assigned to
San Francisco office, 28 March 1977; arrests jewel thieves in $2m theft,
31 October 1977; special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office,
6 September 1986, 14 December 1986, 23 August 1987; recalls how as a
child he acted in the film "Miracle on 34th Street", 25 December 1988;
criticized for accepting free tickets to sporting events, 11 April 1989;
predicts crisis in law enforcement as older agents retire, 30 July 1989;
suspended as head of Phoenix, Arizona office after publicly criticizing
Attorney General Janet Reno, 25 February 1994
- cousins of Miss Elizabeth Ann Ahearn of Danvers, Massachusetts bring
suit against the parent company of the Ile de France for burying her at
sea after she was found dead in her cabin, 19 September 1936; suit
heard, 18 June 1937; jury finds for defendant, 23 June 1937, 5 July 1937
- Robert Ahearn, allegedly the son and son-in-law of ex-policemen,
arrested in Central Park for stealing a horse and buggy, 9 May 1901;
charges of bigamy added at arraignment of Robert Ahearn despite his
claim of not being able to remember the second marriage, 10 May 1901;
ex-con and former forger Robert A. Ahearn charged in Harlem, New York
City court with bigamy and theft of a horse and buggy, 11 May 1901 (his
2d wife, the former Miss Florence Bliss, had five years earlier been
acquitted in the clam chowder poisoning of her mother)
- four sons of Mrs. Bridget Ahern of Springfield, Massachusetts - Daniel
P., Thomas P., William F. and John J. Flanagan (from a previous
marriage) serving in the Army in WWI, fifth son, Edward J. registered
for the draft and prepared to go, 16 October 1918
- Edward Ahearn of Brooklyn, New York, injured in carriage accident in
Boston, 27 January 1880; dies of fractured skull, 28 January 1880
- surfer Patrick Ahern runs afoul of jellyfish on beach in La Jolla,
California, 7 August 2007
- wrestler Mike Ahearn of Yorktown, New York wins silver medal in
freestyle division, 28 July 2007
- Chicago contralto Gertrude Louise Ahern performs at Marquette club,
24 March 1898
- marriage intentions filed in Boston between William Kingston and Abbie
Ahern, 24 October 1889
- Thomas Ahern is pall bearer for drowning victim John J. Hayes in Boston,
10 August 1889
- Eugene J. Ahearn of East Boston's Columbian Rowing Assocation presents
watch to outgoing president, 26 July 1889; serving on committee to plan
picnic at Lake Walden in Concord, 7 August 1889
- police raid seized liquor at home of David [H.] Ahearn in Woburn,
Massachusetts, 17 June 1889
- Daniel J. Ahern of Boston issued patent for invention for making
metallic brushes, 4 September 1889
- Rita Ahern of Chicago on committee for harvest dance at St. Thomas
Aquinas, 14 October 1948
- retired Chicago fire chief Dan Ahern to vacation in Florida,
22 December 1938
- Railroad Detective William Ahern attempts to reinstate Japanese road
workers driven off the job near Redding, California by white employees
who felt their jobs were at risk, 28 and 29 June 1900
- Hartford, Connecticut policeman Daniel B. Ahern eloped with Mrs. Mary E.
Christie, 7 January 1914
- VISTA volunteer Peter O'Hearn of Van Dyne, Wisconsin assigned to
Oklahoma City, 23 March 1967
- Dennis L. O'Hearn of Van Dyne, Wisconsin finishes boot camp at Great
Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois, 29 March 1968
- Harold O'Hearn and Martin O'Hearn, Jr. are pallbearers for Michael T.
Flasch in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin, 14 July 1967
- P. J. Ahern of Texarkana, Texas, stricken with paralysis, 10 September
1924
- Henry Ahern, of Plymouth, New Hampshire raises deer for venison,
22 August 2007
- Marine Corps Maj. Neil C. Ahearn of Plymouth, Massachusetts called to
active duty in Iraq, 15 April 2003
- Catherine A. Ahern of Alexandria, Virginia reunited after 50 years in
Topeka, Kansas with her brother John who left home when he was 17 years
old, 9 April 1935
- the T. E. Ahern Co. of Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin has sale on underwear and
hosiery, 26 December 1912
- Margaret Martha Aherne, daughter of the late Thomas of Ballygarvan,
County Cork, married James Long, 2 August 1919
- Miss Bernice O'Hearn visited Ferdinand Denk in Wisconsin Rapids,
Wisconsin, 11 November 1942
- James P. Ahearn, son of Mrs. Irene V. Ahearn of Bridgeport, Connecticut
makes dean's list, 9 March 1957
- San Francisco Police Chief Frank Ahearn orders crack down on speeding
bus drivers, 28 February 1957

See http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/ahnews.htm for these and other
stories of Ahern around the world, present and past.

Dennis Ahern
The Ahern Family Genealogy Website
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/


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