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Re: Ahern website updates
Posted by: Dennis Ahern (ID *****6169) Date: July 11, 2011 at 07:17:35
In Reply to: Ahern website updates by Dennis Ahern of 387

[sent July 4th]

Today is July 4th, a major holiday in the United States. It was not a
holiday for Private John Edward Ahearn of the Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers, who died of wounds in France on this date in 1916. See for
an index of Aherns in Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918.

The Ahern obituary page has now passed the 4,600 mark. The most recent new
obituary is for Rose (McCarthy) Ahern, of Top Cross, Lisgoold, County
Cork, 26 June 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Simon. The
earliest new obituary is for Cornelius A. "Con" Ahern of Virginia City,
Nevada, 21 March 1914. He was a native of Boston who went west to seek his
fortune. He was owner of a popular saloon called the Crystal Bar and was a
leader in the state Republican Party and a Presidential elector in 1904.
His [1st?] wife, Minnie (Armour) Ahern, died in 1907. His widow, Mary E.
"Mayme" (Hopkins), died in 1915, the day after an operation for

The latest stories added to the Aherns in the News page include tales of
child abuse and murder from Australia, an epidemic of appendicitis in
Nevada, and Ahern connections to "Whitey" Bulger.

- Cornelius A. "Con" Ahern of Virginia City, Nevada, took the train to
California, 6 May 1896; his wife, Minnie (Armour) Ahern, changed trains
in Reno, Nevada, 29 April 1896; Mr. and Mrs. Con Ahern travelling to
California, 29 August 1896; travelling to Baltimore, Maryland, 7
September 1904; Con Ahern to cast Nevada's electoral votes to put Teddy
Roosevelt in the White House, 10 January 1905; his wife to accompany him
to Washington to vote in Electoral College, 16 January 1905; Mrs. Con
Ahern [Minnie (Armour)] operated on in Reno for appendicitis [and dies
the next day], 8 July 1907; Con Ahern returns from California after
wife's death, 8 August 1907; William Marks, an employee of Con Ahearn,
operated on for appendicitis, 5 January 1908 Con Ahern in Reno for
meeting of Republican State Central Committee, 6 March 1908, 21 April
1908; Mr. and Mrs. Ahern [Minnie (Armour)] staying at Golden Hotel in
Reno, Nevada, 22 July 1908; son James A. Ahern operated on for
appendicitis, 11 March 1910; Republican politician Con Ahern visited
Reno, 10 June 1910; candidate for State Surveyor, 12 October 1910; son
James contests probate of will of Con Ahern, 16 May 1914
- L. Dale Ahern retires as editor of Decorah, Iowa, Newspapers, 18 August
- John Ahern sells Ahern Drug Store in Salem, South Dakota after 55 years
in business, 1 June 1968
- J.J. Ahearn, of New Market, New Jersey, plans to tear down Revolutionary
War period tavern to erect new hotel, 19 January 1911
- John H. McGill, nephew of Michael Ahearn, of Blackwell's Mills, New
Jersey, drowned, 13 October 1903
- Mrs. Michael Ahearn, of Blackwell's Mills, visited New Brunswick, New
Jersey, 14 July 1914; also visiting was a Mrs. Ahearn from Elizabeth,
New Jersey.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ahearn of Briston, Pa., have moved to New Brunswick, New
Jersey, 25 May 1914
- Martin J. Ahern, of Bath Beach, New York, visited New Brunswick, New
Jersey, 30 August 1913; ill at home, 15 November 1910
- West Point cadet, Briana O'Hearn, enjoyed Chinese dance performance,
17 October 2010
- Ashley Ahearn, of Marshfield, Massachusetts, plays volleyball at Bentley
College, 13 October 2010
- David Ahearn, of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, running for re-election
as county treasurer, 30 October 2010
- Jack Ernest Root sued Laurel Eunice (Ahern) Root for restitution of
conjugal rights, in divorce court at Sydney, New South Wales, 13 May
1939; countersuit for desertion, 11 November 1939
- daughter, Quinn Marie, born to Kevin and Melissa (Piedmonte) O'Hearn of
Traverse City, Michigan, 31 October 2010
- Robert and John O'Hearn, of Reedsville, Wisconsin, were judges at the
Future Farmers of America Exposition in Madison, 17 October 2010
- Abigail Ahern helped sister, Gemma, redecorate flat in Leigh-on-Sea,
England, 28 May 2009
- Rev. John J. "Jack" Ahern to oversee three parishes in Dorchester,
Massachusetts, 24 March 2009
- daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ahearn of Old Orchard Beach,
Maine, 8 March 1951
- W. Donald Ahearn, of Bangor, Maine, charged with possessing lottery
slips, 6 January 1951
- Dr. Gerald S. Ahern family moved from Fargo, North Dakota to Corpus
Christi, Texas, 25 March 1952
- Arthur James O'Hearn of Canton, Ohio fined for speeding, 1 February 1947
- Ahern Natural History Award, given in memory of Leigh and Charmian Ahern
who died in the Black Saturday fire at Steels Creek, Victoria, presented
by their children, Dale and Chloe Ahern, 22 December 2009
- Cambridge, Massachusetts police detective Thomas Ahern made drug bust in
Harvard Square, 16 December 2009
- William P. O'Hern, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, charged with bank fraud,
30 December 2009
- Mary Ahearn, of Kingston, New York, found New Paltz tax bills in street,
29 December 2009
- body of young girl found horribly murdered in Sydney, New South Wales,
5 June 1845; suspect described as an old man who had claimed girl was
his daughter, 7 June 1845; suspect, John "Jack" Ahern arrested at
Maitland for the murder of his niece, Mary Ann Clark(e), at Sydney,
7, 9, 11 June 1845; prisoner returned to Sydney, 12 June 1845; inquest
on the body, 13, 14 June 1845; Ahern's sister, Margaret, the victim's
mother, testifies at inquest, sister Johanna also mentioned,14 June
1845 [two reports]; Margaret described as living adulterously with a
ticket-of-leave man, sister Johanna, whom he was also suspected of
murdering, reported to be in Maitland, 18 June 1845; sister Johanna,
found alive, 19 June 1845; committed for trial on charge of murder,
7 July 1845; 12 July 1845; trial, including testimony by sisters,
Johanna and Margaret, 14 July 1845; 16 July 1845; sentenced to death,
6 August 1845; confession and execution, 13 August 1845; 14 August 1845;
16 August 1845; his head examined by phrenologists, 12 August 1846
[I should caution you that these reports include lengthy and graphic
testimony of alleged child abuse, incest, prostitution and murder. One
of our Ahern list subscribers, Margaret Szalay, has written a book about
the case, entitled "Colonial Murders: The Ahern Case 1845" and she
offers it to our subscribers at a discount. You can email her at for details.]
- $113,000 found in safe of John Fenton, deceased, of New York.
Beneficiaries named in his will include his sister, Mrs. Terence Ahern,
of Lismore, County Waterford, niece Julia Ahern, and nephews Patrick
and Michael Ahern, 19 July 1901
- Patrick Ahern ordered to keep the peace, Dublin?, 12 September 1816
- Garret Ahern, assistant clerk of the Bearleigh races, Bandon, County
Cork, 22 August 1871
- James F. Ahearn, special agent in charge of the FBI in Boston, denies
allegations that mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is an FBI informant,
29 August 1989; investigative newspaper report details Bulger's
relationship with FBI Boston office, quoting Ahearn's untruthful denial
that Bulger was an informant, 21 July 1998; Ahearn remembered as Bulger
captured after 16 years on the run, 26 June 2011 [James F. Ahearn was
suspended from the Bureau in 1994. In 2007, his son, Major James Michael
Ahearn, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq after converting to Islam
and marrying an Iraqi woman.]
- James O'Hearn, a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, East Maitland, New
South Wales for over 20 years, testifies as witness at trial for assault
arising out of dispute over whether one could hear Mass standing in the
aisle without having to pay pew rent, 18 May 1865
- Dr. W. S. Card charged with performing an illegal operation on Isabelle
Ahern, a juvenile, in San Francisco, California, 22 November 1916
- Misses Mary and Helen Ahern teach class in Irish history at Ancient
Order of Hibernians in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, 27 February 1913
- Raphael Ahern in graduating class of Assumption high school in Cresco,
Iowa, 7 June 1933
- James Ahearn fined $5 for being drunk in Lowell, Massachusetts,
10 October 1910
- William Ahearn of South Groveland, Massachusetts killed when trolley
overturns, 7 February 1914
- after a search of forty years, Miss Catherine Ahern, of Alexandria,
Virginia, locates missing brother, 76-year-old John A. Ahern, in Topeka,
Kansas. He dies one week after they are reunited, 30 March 1935
- 73-year-old Wellsville, New York farmer, John Ahern, shot to death on
his doorstep, 5 August 1933
- Dr. and Mrs. James K. Ahern and four sons visit grandmother, Mrs.
Charles Dean in Wellsville, New York on way from Lodi, California to
Pensacola, Florida, 2 July 1966

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