Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. I hope you have found some fitting way to celebrate our Irish heritage.
Today is March 17th. On this date in 1875 the New York Herald carried the obituary of 53-year-old Thomas Hearn, a native of county Kilkenny.
The Ahern obituary index has now passed the 3,275 mark. The earliest new obituary is for Chicago Patrolman John O'Hearn who was run over by a trolley, 5 September 1903. The most recent new obituary is for Mary F. (Keane) Ahearn of Norfolk, Massachusetts, 28 February 2007
The Aherns in the News pages have been updated with the following stories:
- Christina Ahearn addressed congregation at funeral in Swampscott, Massachusetts of her cousin, Capt. Jennifer Jean Harris, a Marine Corps helicopter pilot killed in Iraq, 19 February 2007 - Dolores and Patsy Ahern of 7835 Ada St., Chicago on girl scout retreat, 21 June 1939 - Patricia Ahern of 7939 Ada St., Chicago on girl scout retreat, 17 July 1940 - Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ahern of 7839 Ada St., Chicago host dinner party, 1 November 1967 - Barney Ahern of Chicago at De LaSalle High School Fathers' club meeting, 17 August 1959 - John H. Ahern of Chicago led the cotillion at the Lincoln Cycling club dance, 3 December 1901 - Los Angeles contractor W. J. Ahern disputes claim in gravel pit excavation, 21 August 1901 - Rev. David O'Hearn of Milwaukee escapes brigands on a visit to Smyrna, 10 October 1901 - Rev. M. J. Ahern conducted funeral in Alexandria, Virginia, 29 October 1901 - boxer Shorty O'Hearn shot in the foot while fleeing police in Chicago, 23 September 1901 - wealthy real estate dealer S. J. Ahern of St. Paul, Minnesota gets early release from 60-day sentence for criminal libel, 30 September 1892 - 84-year-old Jan Ruff O'Herne of Adelaide, Australia, recalls her experiences as an internee in a Japanese military brothel during World War II, 12 March 2007 [includes link to Australian National Archives file and photo; pickets Japanese embassy with other "comfort women" victims, 3 March 2007; quoted in editorial on Japanese government's attempts toignore issue of "comfort women", 16 March 2007; Australian Prime Minister raises issue with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 13 March 2007 - William O'Hearn of New York addresses Civil War veterans reunion at Gettysburg, 7 September 1903 ------------------------------------------ The Ahern Family Genealogy Website http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/