Notes for Thomas W. Dougherty: Census Forest City Twp, Meeker Co. MN. 6 Oct 1857 (10) B. 1847 (State Census) Census Forest City Twp, Meeker Co. MN. 4 Jun 1860 (11) B. 1849 Census Harvey Twp, Meeker Co. MN. Page 8, 16 Aug 1870 (21) B. 1849 Census Harvey Twp, Meeker Co. MN. 1 May 1875 (26) B. 1849 Census Harvey Twp, Meeker Co. MN. Page 3, 2 Jun 1880 (29) B. 1851 Census Harvey Twp, Meeker Co. MN. 14 June 1900 (48) B. 1852
Settled in Minnesota Jul 15, 1856. (From Old Settler Association, Mar 30, 1872)
Civil War and Spanish American War Veterans (Forest City Home Guard) with Meeker Co. MN, Meeker County History, by Lamson page 598-600 Biog- GAR of 1888 and WRC born in New York 1849, arrived in Meeker 15 Jul 1856.
CONDENSED HISTORY OF MEEKER COUNTY, 1888 - Thomas W. married Mary Dowling and became the father of ten children.
Obituary, Thomas W. Dougherty, Litchfield Saturday Review, January 25, 1902
T. W. Dougherty, one of the pioneer residents of the town of Harvey, Meeker County dropped dead Monday morning shortly after 11 o'clock. Death was due to heart disease from which he had been a suffer for some time. He had been in his usual health and a few days before had visited Litchfield. He was about to visit a sick neighbor when he fell to the floor. Shortly after having been placed on the sofa he expired. The funeral services were conducted from the Catholic Church Wednesday morning Rev. Frs. Bomand and McCabe officiating. The funeral was one of the largest held in Litchfield, the procession numbered nearly 100 teams. The members of the Workman lodge of which the deceased was a member attended the funeral in a body. The survivors are the widow, her sons, and five daughters, Edward, Thomas, John and Frank and Sadie, Catherine, Mary, Grace and Ester. All of the children reside at same. Mr. Dougherty was one of the pioneers of the county. He came to the town of Harvey in 1856, prior to the Indian outbreak. He was one of the most prosperous residents. He accumulated considerable property, nearly a section of land, which with the buildings comprises one of the finest farms in the country. Among those from abroud who attended the funeral were, Mr. And Mrs. Hugh Dowling, Wheaton; Thomas Wheeler, son and daughter, Atwater, and Dominick Dougherty, Barnesville. Mr. Dougherty's age was about 50 years at the time of his death.
Meeker County Minnesota Cemeteries: Volume 1 (Cedar Mills, Collinwood, Cosmos, Danielson, Ellsworth, Greenleaf, and Litchfield townships. b. 1852; d 1902; Calvary-206; Father
CONDENSED HISTORY OF MEEKER COUNTY, 1888 - Dougherty, Thomas W., son of Thomas and Catherine Ward-Dougherty, was born in Illinois and was only four years of age when his father located in Meeker County. He spent the remaining years of his life in the township of Harvey and became one of its most prosperous citizens, owning at the time of his death nearly a section of Land. He married, June 1874, Mary Dowling. They were the parents of the following children in order of birth: Edward F., born August 4, 1875, married, resides in Hollywood, California, no children. Thomas I., born December 1, 1877, unmarried, Sarah, born March 30, 1880; died, October 2, 1925. John R., unmarried, born July 1, 1882, and with his brother Thomas successfully operates the home farm. Catherine, born September 28, 1884; died August 30, 1902. Hugh F. born February 26, 1887; died September 2, 1887. Marian, Esther died March 15, 1908. Grace M. is a teacher and resides at the Curtis Hotel, Minneapolis. Frank E. is a practicing attorney in Fairmount, Minnesota and was elected State Senator of his district in 1938. He is married and is the father of three children: Francis, William and Patricia. Thomas W. Dougherty died in 1902n and his wife Mary Dowling-Dougherty, died in 1937.
MINNESOTA THE LAND OF SKY-TINTED WATERS - Thomas W. Dougherty was ten years old when the family came to Minnesota. He and several of his brothers enlisted in the Union Army when the Civil War came on, and he was in a brigade commanded by Gen. Andrews and was wounded. After the war he devoted his life to farming, and was one of the substantial citizens of Meeker County, a man whose influence counted for much in his community, and who had many prominent friends over the state, among them Governor Knute Nelson. He was a devout Catholic. (Minnesota the Land of Sky-Tinted Waters).
More About Thomas W. Dougherty: Burial: Unknown, Calvary Cemetery, Litchfield, Meeker Co., MN. Comment 1: None. Comment 2: Obit. Ethnicity/Relig.: Irish, Catholic. Occupation: Farm Laborer. Social Security Number: None.
More About Thomas W. Dougherty and Mary Dowling: Marriage: June 1874, Rosemount, MN.129
Children of Thomas W. Dougherty and Mary Dowling are: