Is this your George?
6/8/94: Death of George Doherty – obit and funeral notice – 82 years old –
several years before – son Wm. resides in Canada, daughter Mary Doherty in
6/15/94: Death of Margaret Curran; Susquehanna Street – native of Donegal –
Margaret Hill – came to this country with parents. In early life married
James Sharkey; later remarried to Christopher Curran, contractor. After
death, lived with daughter Mrs. Mary Dougherty. Buried Catholic Cemetery.
Some Mauch Chunk Newspaper Entries for Families of the Northern Liberties
What these are:
These are various newspaper articles, mentions, etc. for families
the Northern Liberties community of Carbon County. This community was in
roughly from the 1830's to the 1890's and was comprised of approximately
owned by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. The community residents
of Irish heritage. Some remained in the Northern Liberties (or Liberties)
for only a short time before moving to Upper Mauch Chunk, Mauch Chunk,
Chunk, Summit Hill, Nesquehoning, Coalport and surrounding communities.
remained in the Liberties for many years.
These entries are from the period of 1875 - 1879 and 1889 - 1895. I will
add other years as I finish reviewing them. Each entry is preceded by a
corresponds to the newspaper's publication date, not necessarily the date
of the event.
If specific dates were contained in the articles, they are included in the
entries are paraphrases with the exception of those that are in
in quotations are verbatim.
The entries are from either the Mauch Chunk Coal Gazette or the Mauch
What these aren't:
They are NOT a complete listing of newspaper articles, mentions, etc. for
of the Northern Liberties. I'm sure, as I've scanned the newspapers, that
more than a few. There may be some families who lived in the Liberties
that I'm unaware
and, therefore, didn't find any newspaper items for them. If you're aware
from this community, either listed or not, please bring them to my
Many thanks are due to Jack Sterling whose help and patience with my
questions has been
invaluable as I've sorted through these articles. And thanks, also, to the
Dimmick Library for their assistance in collecting materials about the
Questions or Comments?
If you have questions or comments about these entries, I can be contacted
From the Coal Gazette (through 1878):
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