Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
James Harvey Dougherty
June 1, 1898
COMMISSIONER DOUGHERTY DIES SATURDAY AT HIS HOME IN BOGARD TOWNSHIP.
Saturday daily, James H. Dougherty, county commissioner from the third district, living about one and one-half miles south of Bethel, Bogard township, died today at noon, after a short illness of pneumonia. The deceased was born in this county of which he has always been a resident and was about 56 years of age. He was married and leaves a wife and family to mourn his death. He was elected county commissioner in November 1894 and his death causes a vacancy in that body, which will be filled by the two remaining commissioners and county auditor acting jointly. The part appointed by this body will serve until the coming election. Mr. Dougherty served his county in the late war and made a good soldier. He was re-nominated for a second term as commissioner at the republican convention, Thursday, showing he had the confidence of his party, although not able to be present at the time. The deceased had many friends who will be grieved to hear of his death. He was a member of the United Brethren church, holding his membership at Bethel. The funeral of the late James H. Dougherty who died Saturday noon at his home in Bogard township, took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services were conducted at the new Bethel church and the remains were laid to rest in the churchyard. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends of the late county commissioner and the church would not accommodate all that had assembled to pay their final respects to the deceased. Many from this city were in attendance and the members of the Plainville G. A. R. Post attended in a body.
Note: James' son, John Wesley Dougherty, was appointed to fill his father's unexpired term as county commissioner.
Contributed by: Debra Dougherty