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Re: Ahern website updates
Posted by: Dennis Ahern (ID *****6169) Date: July 11, 2010 at 05:35:42
In Reply to: Ahern website updates by Dennis Ahern of 387

[sent July 3rd]

Today is July 3. On this date in 1883, Thomas Ahearn of Ottawa, applied
for a U. S. patent on his invention of an electric time detector. Called
"The Canadian Edison," Ahearn was born June 24, 1855, in Lebreton Flats,
Ontario to John and Honora Power Ahearn, immigrants from County
Waterford. He invented the electric stove and was the first person to
serve a meal prepared completely by electricity. He founded the Ottawa
Electric Railway Company. He was named to the Queen's Privy Council for
Canada in 1928 and died ten years later in Ottawa. See
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aherns/ahedison.htm for his page.

The Ahern obituary page has passed the 4,025 mark. The earliest new
obituary is from 22 March 1919 for Patrick George Ahern, who took part in
the Fenian raid on Canada in May, 1866. He was was born July 4, 1851, in
Cork, Ireland and died at his home in Somerville, Massachusetts. The most
recent obituary is for Helen C. (Hallisey) Ahern of Arlington,
Massachusetts, 1 July 2010.

When researching Aherns in the news I occasionally find multiple
references to a single individual or family, sometimes mundane and
sometimes noteworthy for good or ill. The following list of updates to the
Aherns in the news page includes numerous mentions of a family from
Chelmsford, Massachusetts to whom I am thankfully not closely related.

The following news stories have been added since the last update.

- 11-year old Frederick G. Ahearn of 194 Dalton Road in Chelmsford,
Massachusetts forced into brook in Lowell by teen-aged gang, 22 and 24
September 1954; 16-year-old Frederick G. Ahearn escaped from a mental
hospital along with three other teens who then kidnapped a man and had
him drive them to New York state where they were arrested, 22 April
1959; in custody in Buffalo, New York awaiting extradition, 28 April
1959; under arrest on a charge of burglary in Chelmsford, Mass., 3 March
1964 and 18 March 1964; arrested for armed robbery after high-speed
shootout with police, 26 March 1964; [how does this guy keep getting
out?] charged with murdering a fellow inmate at Walpole State Prison,
7 February 1967; acquitted on murder charge, 11 April 1968; arrested for
armed robbery in Lowell, Mass. eight days after getting out on parole,
21 November 1972; took guard hostage at Walpole State Prison, 21
December 1972; on trial for armed robbery, 7 December 1973; in custody,
along with his wife, "Penny", for armed robbery in Burlington, Vermont,
31 July 1976; bail of $50,000 set for wife wife Pamela "Penny" (Lagoy)
Ahearn, 2 August 1976; sentenced to 16-35 years, 22 March 1977;
committed suicide in Pennsylvania prison after escaping from prison
in Vermont, 7 February 1983
- 19-year-old Frederick G. Ahearn of Dalton Road in Chelmsford,
Massachusetts, the apparent namesake of the Frederick G. Ahearn listed
above, killed in a truck crash during Army maneuvers in Albemarle,
North Carolina, 17 October 1941
- 23-year-old Edward Ahearn, of 194 Dalton Road, Chelmsford, apparently
the younger brother of Frederick G. Ahearn the career criminal, and
nephew of the Frederick G. Ahearn killed on maneuvers in WWII, charged
with armed robbery of a liquor store in Westford, Massachusetts, 17 and
18 February 1967; charged with shooting a gas station manager during a
holdup in Lowell, Massachusetts, 4 March 1971; charged with passing bad
checks, 16 March 1971; charged with drug possession and assaulting a
police officer, 20 April 1971; while incarcerated at Bridgewater, Mass.
provided police with information that led to the arrest of William
McConville, his partner in the 16 February 1967 robbery, for having
murdered Albert Pultar of Tyngsboro six days previously, 21 May 1970
- 23-year-old Edward C. Ahearn, of Dalton Road, Chelmsford, Massachusetts,
and 17-year-old George E. Ahearn of Dracut, Mass., arrested with two
other youths for morals charges on complaint of a 14-year-old girl, 20
September 1940 [Edward C. appears to be the father of Frederick G. and
Edward Ahearn]
- 17-year-old Joan Arlene Ahearn, of Dalton road, Chelmsford,
Massachusetts competes in beauty contest at Hampton Beach, New
Hampshire, 24 August 1953; named Miss Hampton Beach, 30 August 1953;
married Seth M. Junkins of Hampton, New Hampshire, 30 June 1954; charged
with driving while intoxicated in Hampton, New Hampshire, 18 July 1974
- William G. Ahearn in auto accident in Lowell, Mass,, 18 March 1964
- 17-year-old James J. Ahearn of Turners Falls, Massachusetts arrested
along with two other reform school escapees in a stolen car in
Worcester, 20 April 1954
- Deborah Jean Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ahern of Groton,
Connecticut, married David Earl Hatfield, attended by her sisters
Cheryl, Elizabeth and Kristen, 24 February 1973
- Mrs. Dorothy Ahearn admitted to hospital in Gardiner, Maine, 6 May 1967
- Rev. John Ahern and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern of New Haven,
Connecticut, visit in North Bennington, Vermont, 5 March 1962
- Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Ahern, Preston Woods, Tennessee have daughter, Rhue
Ann, 6 August 1950
- students and parents protest the dismissal of school principal Union
Ridge Illinois school principal Charles O'Hearn for "hugging" female
teachers, 14 September 1936
- Thomas David Ahern, of Canterbury, Victoria, Australia, married Ellen
O'Driscoll, 17 September 1936
- Australian tennis player, Winifred Alberta Ahern, killed in auto
accident near Geelong, Victoria, 21 March 1934
- Edward Ahearn of Melbourne, Australia declared insolvent, 8 February 1879
- George Ahearn killed working on a dam at Campbelltown, New South Wales,
21 June 1907
- Catherine Ahearn of Brisbane, Australia, applies for an increase in
maintenance from the will of her late husband, Patrick, 21 April 1917
- U. S. Army Lieutenant Leo J. Ahern, at Washington, DC, granted 30 days'
leave, 10 May 1914; ordered to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, 26 August 1914;
detailed as first lieutenant, 17 January 1915
- Mrs. Gloria C. (Hurtubise) Ahearn of Westminster, Massachusetts, filed
for separate support from husband, William D. Ahearn, Sr., 24 July 1964
- William Francis Ahearn, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, engaged to Judith
Mae Riddell, 27 July 1960
- George Ahern of Casper, Wyoming is member of Third Calvary historical
re-enactment group, 3 August 2007
- Dr. Joseph Ahearne campaigning in England for the separation of North
Queensland, 14 June 1886
- Marjorie Olive, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ahern, married David
John Wallis at Melbourne, Australia, 18 July 1942
- Mary Ahern of Lowell, Massachusetts fined $25 for stop sign violation,
18 June 1969
- body of Tom Ohearn, victim of an apparent homicide, found in a vacant
house in Stilwell, Oklahoma, 23 January 1913
- Keene (New Hampshire) State College senior Shawn Ahern chosen to join
the Pilobolus Dance Theater, 5 May 2010
- Ottawa fountain dedicated to Thomas Ahearn, "the Thomas Edison of
Canada," to be restored, 10 May 2010
- Lena Ahearn, of Arlington, Virginia, recalls how she met and fell in
love with her late husband, Major James Michael Ahearn who was killed by
a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, 30 May 2010 See
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aherns/jmahearn.htm for his
memorial page
- Irish author Cecelia Ahern married David Keoghan in Dublin, 14 June 2010
- John Ahern plead guilty to robbery in Boston, 14 November 1898
- Johnny Ahern finds body in river at Lewiston, Maine, 18 May 1899
- William H. Ahern breaks ankle fleeing fire at Boston baseball grounds,
17 May 1894
- heirs in Newcastle, New Brunswick and elsewhere file claims on the
estate of Captain Joseph Ahern, who had a shipbuilding business on
Prince Edward Island, 15 June 1897
- railway brakeman Eugene Ahern struck by passing train in Meriden,
Connecticut, 1 November 1894
- Kara B. Ahern daughter of Douglas and Laura Ahern of North Andover,
Massachusetts, engaged to Adam E. Peters of Lowell, 8 May 2010
- Marlene F. Ahern on membership committee of Fulton New York Historical
Society, 20 January 1979
- my brother Robert J. Ahern divorced from Susan J. (Pihl) Ahern in
Manchester New Hampshire Superior Court, 1 February 1974
- Elizabeth Ahearn killed in car crash in Marshfield, Massachusetts,
4 April 2008
- Captain Frederick A. Ahern of the Irish Free State horse-jumping team
leaves Dun Laoghaire bound for competitions in Europe, 11 April 1932;
competes in Boston, Massachusetts Horse Show, 28 October 1932
- Bryan Ahern, of Bundaberg, Queensland, engaged to Eunice Ethel
Rawlinson, 24 December 1954
- Kevin Ahern, of Caulfield, Victoria, engaged to Olive Jeanne Upton, 27
September 1941
- Minnie Josephine, daughter of John Ahern of Dromarmole, Blarney, County
Cork, married Robert Forrest, 23 June 1877
- John "Glad Hand" Ahern has only saloon license in Champaign, Illinois,
31 May 1903
- Lieutenant J. Aherne of Fermoy, County Cork, in charge of first Irish
branch of St. George Ambulance and Nursing Corps, 18 April 1956
- William Ahern of Limerick City declared bankrupt, 11 October 1922
- Bridget Aherne of Cork City married Joseph McGlynn, 7 January 1950
- my brothers Charles Ahern and his son Charlie (15) and Philip Ahern and
his sons Brian (9) and Danny (11), compete in a father-son golf
tournament at Nabnasset country club in Westford, Massachusetts,
26 August 1974



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