Is This a Clue to the Town of Origin of Thomas Francis Doherty?
[Thomas Francis Doherty was born 15 May 1850 Ireland]

Who is this man with "W&LR 97" patch on hat?
(Waterford & Limerick Railway)
Front and Back of unidentified Photograph
Written on back (see below) "13.9.81" (13 Sep 1881).
Photograph taken in Limerick, Ireland
from the Photographic Studio of T. O'Connor,
20 George St and 3 Military Road, Limerick
Which years were the photographers at that address?

[D-Limerick]
































[D-Limerick back]
Does anyone else have this photograph?

Could this be a relative of Thomas Francis Doherty?

[D-Limerick]













Ancestry of Thomas Francis Doherty
[D-TF-1900a] * born 15 May 1850 IRE
- family bible record
- near Limerick?
* immigrated to U.S. probably 1868
* died 1904 Chicago
* photo ca.1900 Chicago



In first U.S. record found about Thomas, he married Susanna Goodfellow Jul 1880 in Chicago IL
- she was born 1855 Simcoe Co Ontario
- she died 1936 Elmhurst IL
[a widowed Mary W. O'Melia (age 34, born IRE) was living with Susanna in Chicago Jun 1880].

Thomas and Susanna had six children,
all born in Chicago:
- Mary Agnes (1881) baptised Catholic,
- Helen Catherine (1883) baptised Catholic,
- Susanna Mary (1885),
- Edward James (1886),
- Katherine Grace (1888),
- Thomas Leon (1891)

Thomas had brother James Doherty who lived in Boston from at least 1880s - 1904
- James Doherty had wife and at least 2 children

Thomas F. Doherty's birth record of 15 May 1850 is not in Brian Mitchell's database of Derry/Inishowen Dohertys.


Size of photo is about 4" high by 3" wide; back is same size as front (shown differently)





Thomas P. Doherty - November 30, 2005 - comments to: tdoherty@magpage.com