I know this forum is for surname ALTON, but please bear with me. Family members might type in search word ALTON and find thismessage. Hope it does not inconvenience ALTON surname users.....Charlie
Trying to find living members of this branch of my family, and any assistance you might offer would be appreciated. My researches are located at the following website address http://www.btinternet.com/~charles.docherty1/index.htm#TOChttp://www.btinternet.com/~charles.docherty1/index.htm#TOC
Thomas Docherty was born on 21 Dec 1870 in 26 Addie Row, Bellshill. He died on 12 Feb 1930 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA. He married Agnes LYONS on 19 Feb 1897 in RC Chapel, Cadzow, Parish of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He emmigrated to USA about 1902
Agnes LYONS [ was born about 1877 in Hamilton. She died on 23 Jan 1933 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA. She married Thomas Docherty on 19 Feb 1897 in RC Chapel, Cadzow, Parish of Hamilton.Lanarkshire, Scotland. She and her first four Scots born children emmigrated to USA February 1904. The are to be found in the USA census records of 1910 and 1920, living in Cahokia Twp. Gillespie,Macoupin County, Illinois.
These are the details I have concerning the registration of the deaths of Agnes and Thomas
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 . "DOCHERTY AGNES LYONS F/W UNK 2600034 1933-01-23 MADISON ALTON 33-01-23.
DOCHERTY THOMAS M/W UNK 2600046 1930--2-12 MADISON ALTON 1930--2-14.
They had the following children:
F i Sarah Docherty was born on 27 Jul 1897 in Hamilton. Lanarkshire, Scotland M ii Charles Docherty was born on 22 Nov 1899 in Beechfield, Parish of Hamilton. Lanarkshire, Scotland F iii Ellen Docherty was born about 1902 in Beechfield, Parish of Hamilton. Lanarkshire, Scotland M iv Angus Docherty was born about 1903 in Beechfield, Parish of Hamilton. Lanarkshire, Scotland F v Emily Docherty was born about Dec 1908 - Jan 1909 in Illinois, USA.