River Portal (East Portal), Colorado

I'm Irish & I'm a Mason...and I have a story to tell.

Sit By The River - Share My Journey

These entries document the stories of the men, women and children who lived at River Portal, Montrose County, Colorado while working on the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel - a historic pioneering project that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009.

Please read from the first entry forwards as I tend to have my own writing style that's more like reading a book than an entry that can be read individually. Reading the posts separate from each other doesn't really convey the story properly. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Surname Saturday - Household # 18 - Dougherty & Dixon

I've been pretty excited researching the Dougherty family in River Portal.  There are only 29 households listed on the 1910 census.  Of these 21 are family dwellings - in one case with only 1 person living in the household.  The rest are boarding houses.  As I've researched the families I've found that the Dougherty family resided in at least 5 of the 21 "family dwelling" households.  That's astounding!  I've found that in at least two of the households with a different surname the wife was a Dougherty.  Even more interesting...they are all part of the same single family.  Household #18 is another son of the patriarch Thomas Dougherty.  His household will be listed later.  This son is Arthur Dougherty. 

1900 Federal Census; Colorado; Montrose County;
Precinct 11; E.D. 78; June 13; 314/314; DCH

Dougherty, Thomas H. Head W M May 1848 52 M 30
                                            West Virginia Ireland Pennsylvania
                                                       Farmer
                 , Jane Wife W F Jany 1849 51 M 30 10/7
                                            Ireland Ireland Ireland
                 , George Son W M Sept 1874 25 S
                                            Kansas West Virginia Ireland
                 , Arthur Son W M Mch 1879 21 S
                                            Kansas West Virginia Ireland
                 , Edward (sic) Daughter W F Aug 1884 15 S
                                             Kansas West Virginia Ireland
                 , Ellen Daughter W F Apr 1886 14 S
                                              Kansas West Virginia Ireland
                 , Bessie Daughter W F Dec 1887 12 S
                                              Kansas West Virginia Ireland
                 , Hattie Daughter W F Jany 1890 9 S
                                               Kansas West Virginia Ireland
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1910 Federal Census; Colorado; Montrose County; Precinct 17;
River Portal; E.D. 111; April 27; 18/18; DCH

Dougherty, Arthur Head M W 31 M1 4
                                        Kansas Virginia Ireland
                                                 Motorman Tunnel
                 , Dora M. Wife F W 32 M2 4
                                        Kansas Kentucky Indiana
Dixon, Leroy J. Step-Son M W 16 S
                                        Indian Territory Kansas Kansas
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1920 Federal Census; Arkansas; Independence County;
Gainsboro Township; E.D. 32; January 22; 153/153; DCH

Dougherty, Arther Head M W 39 M
                                         Kansas West Virginia Ireland
                                                       Farmer
                 , Dora Wife F W 43 M
                                         Kansas Kentucky Indiana
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1930 Federal Census; Colorado; Huerfano County;
Walsenburg City; Ward 4; E.D. 13; April 11;
203 Jackson; 273/308; DCH

Dougherty, Arthur I. Head M W 51 M 26
                                            Kansas Virginia Northern Ire.
                                                      Steam Fitter Plumbing
                 , Dora M. Wife F W 53 M 15
                                            Kansas Kentucky Indiana
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Social Security Death Index:

Name: Arthur I. Dougherty
SSN: 523-70-9735
Last Residence: 81155 Villa Grove, Saguache, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 25 Mar 1879
Died: 15 Sep 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (1965)
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