Thomas Dougherty
(Cir 1825-Cir 1874)
Amanda Sennett
Thomas W. Dougherty


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Ella Barbara Hagen

Thomas W. Dougherty 138

  • Born: 31 Oct 1866, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA
  • Marriage: Ella Barbara Hagen on 28 Nov 1891 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. 138
  • Died: 4 Jan 1932, Columbia Borough, Lancaster Co., PA at age 65
  • Buried: 7 Jan 1932, Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA

bullet   Cause of his death was Acute Dilatation of the Heart.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1870 Federal Census for Pottsville North West Ward, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, page 299B, dated July 2, 1870 records Thomas Dougherty (2 - PA) living with his parents Thomas (45 - Maryland) and Amanda (30 - PA) Dougherty. Thomas is employed as a Restaurantist.

The 1880 Federal Census for Reading, Berks Co., PA, ED#56, page 357A, dated June 2, 1880 records Thomas Dougherty (12 - PA/PA/PA) as a step son living with his remarried mother, Amanda Horan (36 - PA/Germany/PA) and her husband John Horan (31 - PA/Ireland/Ireland). Also in the household is step daughter Ida Davis (with a line through Davis) (17 - PA/Wales/PA)

The 1891 Reading City Directory lists Thomas W. Doughtery, barber, h 1125 Muhlenberg ... interesting to note that the address is the same as the address for John A. Horan, his step father, and is just a few blocks within where the Joshua Hagen family is living. Joshua's daughter, Ella, will marry Thomas Dougherty in 1891.

The 1900 Census for Lancaster City, Ward 6, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Page 102A, ED# 57, page 102A, dated June 1, 1900 records Thomas (Oct 1867) and Ella (Aug 1869) Dougherty with children Mary E. (Oct 1892), Ruth H. (Jan 1897), Helen E. (Aug 1898), and Marion A. (Feb 1900) living at 404 East Ross Street. Thomas is listed as an Iron Molder whose parents are from Ireland. Thomas and Ella have been married for 9 years.

The 1910 Federal Census for Manheim, Lancaster Co., PA, District 109, page 119, dated April 21, 1910 records Thomas (42 - PA/PA/PA) and Ella (40 - PA/PA/PA) Dougherty with children Ruth (17), Mazie (13), Helen (11), Mary Ann (10), Beatrice (7), and Bertha (6). Thomas is a molder in a foundry and has been married to Ella for 19 years. They have had 6 children all of whom are still living.

The 1920 Census for Lancaster Ward 1, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, District 109, page 119A records Thomas W. (52 - PA/Ireland/PA) and Ella B. (50) Dougherty with children Helen R. (21), Beatrice E. (17), Bertha T. (15), and Robert T. (1 10/12) renting at 287 West King Street. Thomas is employed as a Hotel Keeper.

The 1930 Census for Intercourse Village, Leacock Township, Lancaster Co., PA, District 82 records Thomas W. (63 - PA/PA/PA) and Ella B. (60 - PA/PA/PA) Dougherty and son Robert H. (12) living on Main Street. Thomas is listed as a Hotel Keeper in his own Hotel. Thomas and Ella have been married for 39 years.

Thomas' wife, Ella, is named as a survivor of her sister, Minnie, in the August 22, 1938 obituary printed in the Reading Eagle .... see general notes on Minnie S. Hagen. Thomas may or may not be still living.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944
Name: Thomas W Dougherty
Residence: Intercourse
Occupation: Hotel Proprietor
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 65
Birth Date: 31 Oct 1866
Birth Place: Reading
Death Date: 4 Jan 1932
Death Place: Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Burial: Jan 7, 1932 at Riverview Cemetery
Father Name: Thomas Dougherty
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Anna Sennett
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Certificate Number: 7245
Informant: Mrs. Ruth Stahl of 141 South Marshall St


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Moulder/1900/1910 - Hotel (Inn) Keeper/1920/1930.


Thomas married Ella Barbara Hagen, daughter of Joshua Hagen and Sarah Ellen Reese, on 28 Nov 1891 in Reading, Berks Co., PA..138 (Ella Barbara Hagen was born on 11 Aug 1869 in Reading, Berks Co., PA, died on 19 Oct 1946 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA and was buried on 22 Oct 1946 in Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA.) The cause of her death was Cerebral Hemorrhage.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1885-1929 at <> records: Thomas W. Dougherty married to Ella B. Hagen on Nov 28, 1891 (Vol 9 Page 663).
Thomas' parents are Thomas and Amanda Doughterty. Thomas is employed as a molder and is living at 124 Cotton Street in Reading. Ella's parents are Joshua and Sarah E. Hagen. Ella is living at 719 Cherry Street in Reading.

From Berks Co., PA Register of Wills
Thomas W. Dougherty married Ella B. Hagen - dated 01/01/1891 - Volume 9, Page 663

From the Nov 29, 1891 Reading Eagle:
The wedding of Miss Ella B. Hagan to Thomas W. Dougherty was private, the ceremony being preformed by the Rev. F. K. Huntzinger, at his home, 136 South 4th. The couple were attended by Franklin Hill and Millie Madeira. An informal reception followed at 719 Cherry, where the couple will reside. Mr. Doughterty is a molder, formerly residing at 1211 Cotton, and the bride was, until recently a hat trimmer.

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