Looking for information on Mary B. Doherty born 1882 Lowell,Ma. Mother Mary Harnden Doherty Father Frank J Doherty. She is sister to my grand-mother Ellen J. Doherty Mongrain born in Lowell in 1881. Thank you.
I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Francis Aloysius Doherty. My understanding was he was born in Ireland in approximately 1892 and immigrated to Boston, MA when he was 1 year old. After that he came to Canada where he met my grandmother Mabel Jane Miles and they married. They lived in Hanna, Alberta and had two children, a son Francis Aloysius Doherty (1920) and my mother Margaret Josephine Doherty (1921). He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway where he was killed on the job in about 1926. His family came from Boston and took his body back there to be buried. As my Mom was only about 5 at the time she doesn't remember much about her Dad, and his family lost touch with her, her brother and her Mother.
My Great Grandfather was William Doherty from Cloone, Co. Leitrim (born 1855). He joined the RIC so he was posted to Cork, which is where died in 1926. His father was Peter Doherty and we believe his father was Michael. Peter was born about 1817.
It appears that there were 2 separate Doherty families who came down from Donegal, and while they are related it goes way further back to their "link up" point (joint ancestor).