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Re: Ahern website updates
Posted by: Dennis Ahern (ID *****6169) Date: December 27, 2009 at 12:40:21
In Reply to: Ahern website updates by Dennis Ahern of 387

Today is December 25th. On this day in 1967 Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern of
Park Ridge, Illinois were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loftus for
Christmas dinner.

The Aherns obituary index has now passed the 3,850 mark. The earliest new
obituary is for 2-year-old Catherine Cecilia Ahearn of Boston, 18 March
1886. The most recent new obituary is for Mike Ahern of Norfolk, England,
2 December 2009. Mike was a disk jockey on the pirate radio ship Caroline,
which broadcast from the English Channel, beyond the reach of the BBC.
This is the subject of a recent movie with Philip Seymour Hoffman entitled
"Pirate Radio", which was released in the UK under the title "The Boat
That Rocked". For a tribute page to Mike Ahern, go to
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aherns/ahmike.htm

The following stories have been added to the Aherns in the news page.

- two men are prosecuted under the White Boys Act of 1786 for assaulting
Frank Aherne at Cobh, County Cork in August of 1962. The case was
unusual in that it was the first time the law had been cited since the
formation of the Irish Free State, 12 March 1963
- The Brampton, with 172 male convicts, sailed from Cork bound for
Australia, 26 November 1822. On board was a Michael Ahern from Co.
Tipperary who was landed at Botany Bay on April 28 and forwarded to
Windsor for distribution. He was later employed by William Cox of Hobart
Ville. He was sometimes listed as O'Hearn and in 1829 petitioned to
marry Judith Kennedy at Kinreagh. He was a ploughman and had been
transported for life. He died in 1840 at Port Macquarie.
- Mrs. [later Senator] Kit Ahern arrives at Dublin after four-month world
tour as President of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, 3 January 1963
- Democratic politician John F. Ahern commits suicide at Albany, New York,
11 March 1898
- Thomas J. Ahern of Greenwich, Connecticut sued for return of house given
to his wife before they were married, 8 November 1900
- Dennis Ahern of Moline, IL is candidate for state rep., 30 October 2009
- Daniel Ahern assisted with arrangements for Braintree, Mass. K. of C.
banquet, 23 January 1924
- James Ahearn fell to his death on a billiard table in Wellington, New
Zealand, 12 March 1878
- Nova Scotia Attorney General Walter J. O'Hearn sends troops to restore
order in Cape Breton mining district, 14 June 1925; orders inquiry into
death of striking miner, 20 June 1925; replaced as attorney-general,
17 July 1925
- Walter Donald O'Hearn, son of the former Attorney General of Nova
Scotia, competes in oratorical contest in Toronto, 21 May 1927; elected
president of United Nations correspondents association, 3 October 1949;
named editor of the Montreal Star, 7 July 1964
- Walter Donald O'Hearn Jr. of New York, grandson of the former Attorney
General of Nova Scotia, engaged to Denise Marie deLourdes Maloney of
Bayside, Queens, NY, 28 April 1963
- Meghan Patrick O'Hearn, daughter of Walter D. O'Hearn Jr. of New York,
engaged to Douglas Benedict of New York, 12 April 1992; married,
20 September 1992
- Mary Cathlin O'Hearn, daughter of Walter D. O'Hearn Jr. of New York,
married Richard Lewis Harris 3d, of New York, 11 July 1999
- Denis Ahern, of Castlebar, County Mayo, charged with assaulting a man in
a pub, 17 November 2009
- Boston firefighter Michael Ahern rescues girl from burning home,
13 November 2009
- 15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate Bobby O'Hearn of Haddonfield, New
Jersey, puts together Christmas stockings for troops in Afghanistan,
29 November 2009


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