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Dougherty was born in West Meath,
Ireland July 1813. Patrick
died August 05, 1904 in Romulus, New York,
at 91 years of age.
TIMES August 8, 1904
August 6 -
Patrick Dougherty died yesterday morning at his home near Kendaia after a
short illness, aged ninety two years. He
came to this country from Ireland in 1846, and has occupied the home where he
died, for 36 years.
deceased leaves, besides his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Anna Hamilton, of Kendaia,
and three sons, Bernard, of Waterloo, Patrick of Kendaia, and Rev. James T.
Dougherty, of Canandaigua. Funeral
will take place from the Holy Cross church, at Ovid, Monday morning.
and Mary K. Bannon
had the following children:
was born in Romulus, New York May 07, 1860.
Her information for burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery states she was 87
yrs 3 months and 19 days old at her death. Anna
died August 26, 1947
Canandaigua, New York, at 87 years of age.[i]
COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL August 29, 1947
MRS. A. D.
HAMILTON DIES SUDDENLY
Dougherty Hamilton, 87, sister of the late Rev. James T. Dougherty, former
pastor of St. Mary's Church, died suddenly Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs.
Daniel Driscoll, 226 Pleasant Street.
Born in Romulus,
came here three years ago from Kendaia and had since resided at the Driscoll
home. She was the widow of John
Hamilton. The only survivor is a grandson, John P. Murphy, of Skaneateles.
Funeral services were held Thursday from St. Mary's Church.
Interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 2, 1896
PAGE 3 COL 6
-At Geneva, September 24, 1896, John Hamilton, aged 33 years. There is an obvious problem with the age given in the newspaper which would have him born in 1863. I am convinced that this date is incorrect and the death certificate should be considered correct.
Thomas Rev. Dougherty
was born in Fayette, New York April 23, 1863.
Twin brother of Patrick. James
07, 1921 Canandaigua, New York, at 57 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday February 11, 1921
BELOVED PASTOR OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY MORNING
James Thomas Dougherty, for 20 years Pastor of St. Mary's Church, is Claimed
by Death at Phoenix Arizona, Where He Had Gone to Regain His Health
Funeral on Tuesday
Dougherty, affectionately known to all Canandaigua, has passed away. He died
early on Monday morning at a hospital at Phoenix, Ariz., where he had gone for
treatment only a short time before. The grief in the passing of this
distinguished townsman is so wide that the broad limitation of his parish does
not confine it., and it is so deep that for years, if ever, will his great work
be forgotten or the memory of his influence, his benevolences, his social,
religious and civic intercourse be effaced from the memory of those who knew his
genial face that expressed goodness, in his daily walks of life.
Dougherty's illness dated back for a couple of years, although he was
especially happy in his devotion to his parishioners.
The announcement on Oct 28, the 32nd anniversary of his entry into the
priesthood, that he was soon to leave for Albuquerque, NM, in search of health
carried a heavy weight of sorrow. With
him went the prayers of his parishioners and the community at large for a speedy
recovery. There were many that did not know of the ailments that were gradually
debilitating his heart and which stilled its pulsations three months later.
end was, in a way typical of the beloved priest. He was as ready for the final
accounting as he had been for the summons of his followers. His busy life, even
before his sudden departure, was not so crowded but that he found time to give
the last full measure of his strength to the needs of others. He loved life for the pleasure it gave in doing for them.
Thomas Dougherty was born in Fayette, on April 23, 1863, a son of Patrick
and Mary Bannon Dougherty. He
was educated in the Millet district school, town of Romulus, and at the Ovid
Union School, after which he taught for a year in the Ayers district, town of
Varick. He then entered St. Andrew's preparatory seminary at Rochester, and
later St. Joseph's seminary at Troy, NY.
was ordained to the priesthood on October 28, 1887, placed in a temporary charge
at Honeoye Falls and East Rush during the summer of 1888, sent as pastor to
Stanley and Rushville September 1890, promoted to the pastorate of St. Patrick's
Church at Dansville and Holy Name at Groveland, May 1893, appointed to St. Agnes
church at Avon June 1901, and upon the death of Rev. Dennis English in
September of that year, became the pastor of St. Mary's Church.
rounding out 19 years in Canandaigua he leaves as a mighty monument St. Mary's
church and rectory, which were built under his jurisdiction. St. Mary's school
stands for educational and religious betterment and the home for its sisters
remains to shed its beneficent light amid the darkness of the city.
cemetery, his last resting place, has been greatly enhanced under his personal
solicitation. Our Lady of Lebanon
chapel West Lake Shore, with its statue Christ The Redeemer, overlooking the
lake, also stands as a monument of his energy and zeal.
Father Dougherty, whose interest in matters historical is
well known, perpetuated the memory of brave and sacrificing Jesuit priests who
labored to teach Christianity to Seneca Indians, by the erection of a memorial
on an attractive site on Boughton Hill, where came the first white man who ever
visited Western New York.
The memorial was dedicated on Labor Day, 1909.
It is the rare and wonderful combination of executive ability with the
contemplative that aroused the admiration and gratitude of the community, which
has been greatly benefited by his noble work.
Always a student, Father Dougherty had enriched his
gifted mind with a wealth of learning, gleaned from multiple sources.
His personality was such that it impressed young and old as the finished
gentleman, whose urbanity was at its best when dealing with a refractory pupil
or meeting with a disagreeable encounter. But
perhaps he was most admired by his students for his manly stand upon debatable
matters, his willingness to hear the other side of a mooted case, and his just
off in the prime of his life and zenith of his career, his death also entails a
great loss upon the Catholic youth entrusted to his direction. From the
schoolyard from a pole with its significant cross, hangs a large American flag
at half mast, proclaiming a period of mourning for the loved one.
Father Doughery has filled offices of trust and responsibility,
always winning commendation for his fidelity to the high ideals.
influence in the Canandaigua Health Association of which he was president, and
as a member of the board of managers of Oak Mount Sanatorium will be long felt.
The Rotary Club is grieved at the first, severance of its ties since
organization. Great sorrow is also felt in the Scientific Association in consequences
of his death.
He bestowed grace and help upon paroled patients from Willard State hospital in this section. His preserving faithfulness in the Knights of Columbus has encouraged others to follow their callings. Many will come to utter words of divine praise, but God alone Who promises to reward most generously every act of charity to the helpless child, to the neglected poor, the aged, the sick, He alone can repay for those sacrifices, those meritorious works, that religious life. To reward the devout priest fittingly, will therefore be God's work, Well done, good and faithful servant, thy reward shall be exceedingly great in heaven.
Surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Anna Hamilton,
of Kendaia, who left Canandaigua with him and remained to the end, and two
brothers, Patrick Dougherty, of Ovid, and Bernard Dougherty, of
Waterloo. It is expected that 150 priests from the Rochester Diocese will attend
the funeral. The curtains of business places will be drawn during the funeral.
It is expected that Bishop Thomas F. Hickey, of Rochester, who went to Florida
last Saturday, will return to pontificate at the funeral. Members of the Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of
Columbus are to serve as ushers. They
are Peter P. Turner, John J. Costello, John Gartland, Charles S. Eighmey, T.
W. Lynch, John E. Doyle, Cornelius Breen, and James F. Brooker.
M. B. Groden and Cornelius Breen are in charge of the church draping,
which will be placed by Warder of Geneva. A large tent will be erected at the
cemetery under which the committal service will be held.
It is possible that the church service will last about ninety minutes.
Arrangements will be made to seat about 1500 persons in the church for the
funeral service. Most of the
parish are asked to remain standing until others have been accommodated with
seats. From the hour that the body is placed in the church until the funeral
there will be a guard of honor on duty. A
delegation of parishioners composed of John Gartland, Peter P. Turner, M. D.
Dugan, J. E. Doyle, J. C. Mary, T. P. Murray, John H. Kelly, and John J.
Costello will go to Buffalo today to meet the train bearing Father
Dougherty's remains and will act as official escort.
of the parochial school will meet the train in the New York Central station
tomorrow morning, and will escort the remains to the rectory. In this escort also will be Wendell Toomey, James F.
Hobbins, John L. Kelly, Clifford Murphy, and Cletus Doyle. His
interred 1921 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.
Dougherty attended Miller District School in Romulus and Ovid Union School.
He taught school one year in Varick, then went to St. Andrew's Seminary, and St.
Joseph's Theological Seminary at Troy. He
was ordained a priest, October 28, 1887.
first church was Honeoye Falls and East Rush. He was then an assistant at St.
Mary's in Auburn. September 1890 he became pastor in Stanley and Rushville, at
St. Agnes Church, Avon, June 1901, then pastor of St. Mary's Church in
Canandaigua where he remained for 20 years. Also served in Churches in St.
Patrick at Dansville, Holy Name in Groveland before going to Canandaigua.
The church in Canandaigua was built while he was pastor, also a summer chapel at Cedar Grove. He went to Arizona because of illness and died there in Phoenix, at age 58. February 4, 1921. Anna Hamilton of Kendaia, brother Bernard of Waterloo, and Patrick of Ovid. When he left Canandaigua, parishioners gave him a purse of $2000, later added another $2400.
Dougherty was born in
Fayette, New York 1856. Bernard
died November 03, 1928 Waterloo, New York,
at 72 years of age.
GENEVA DAILY TIMES November
Waterloo, Nov 5, Bernard
Dougherty, 72, died Saturday at his home, 11 East Main Street, following a
strike of apoplexy. He was a stone
mason and contractor by occupation and had resided here 26 years.
Mr. Dougherty was a Fourth Degree member of the Order of The
Knights of Columbus and a highly respected citizen of this community for over a
He is survived by his wife, one brother, Patrick Dougherty of Romulus, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hamilton, also of that village. There is also a surviving grandson, Bernard Dougherty of New York City. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday morning, Rev. Father Francis O'Reilly officiating. Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery.
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