Ireland Old News

Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada

Wed., Mar 21, 1900

At Carleton Place, on Wednesday, Mr. Joseph Dougherty. He was born in 1820 near the town of New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, and came with his parents to this country in 1825. He lost his sight in 1842, in an explosion, near Pakenham. He started teaching singing in 1851 and taught until 1866. At his death he was within two weeks of reaching his eightieth year. Burial on Friday to St. James' Cemetery.

In Perth, on Wednesday, Mrs. Geo. Kerr, the former Mrs. Catherine Corry, aged 80 years. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, March 3rd,1811. At an early age she came to Perth with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Doherty, of Carleton Place. About 65 years ago, she married the late George Kerr, Esq., Rev. Michael Harris performing the ceremony. They had a family of seven sons and three daughters. Dawson, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Wm. H.C. (deceased), of Toronto; Mrs.Henry McDowell, Aurora; Mrs. E.A. Lester, Perth; George, Toronto; Augustus T., Salt Lake City, Utah; James & John A., Perth; Charles E., Toronto, and Katie E. (Mrs. R. Bryce), Winnipeg.


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