Maria Dougherty

6 August 1852–22 October 1915 (Age 63)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Dougherty was born on 6 August 1852, in Indiana, United States, her father, Michael Dougherty, was 44 and her mother, Lydia Johnson, was 42. She married Cook Day Jr in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 22 October 1915, in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cook Day Jr
Maria Dougherty
Frederick Day
Lily L Day

Spouse and Children

Orange, Indiana, United States


    Frederick Day


    Lily L Day


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Doherty .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria Day in household of Cook Day, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maria Day in household of Cook Day, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria Dougherty, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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