Bio: Dougherty, John (1914)


Surnames: Dougherty, Morris, Fitzpatrick

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 698-699

John Dougherty, captain of Company 5, Eau Claire Fire Department, born in Canada, September 19, 1857, the son of Martin Dougherty, a native of County Mayo, Ireland, and Bridget Morris Dougherty. The father came to Canada when he was twenty-three years of age and there followed farming all his life. They reared a family of eleven children.

John was educated in the common schools and worked on the farm until he was fifteen years of age, and was then employed in saw mills until the spring of 1880, when he came to the United States, going to Clinton, Iowa, where he worked as raftsman on the river. The same year he came by boat to Eau Claire and was employed in the woods and on the river by various concerns until 1890. In May of that year, he was appointed pipe man on the Eau Claire Fire Department, and on April 1, 1904, was promoted to captain of Hose Company, No. 5, a position he still holds. He married Susan Fitzpatrick, of Eau Claire, and has two children, May Ruth and Annie M.



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