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Iím trying to find the birth or baptismal record of my maternal grandfather:

Ray Leonard Dougherty (son of Garvin Dougherty & Gertrude Hines)
DOB 1898 or 1899 (Immigrated to New York when he was 4)
Place of Birth: County Cork, Ireland

Died in Clarinda, Iowa and was buried in a cemetery in New Market, Iowa.
On my momís birth certificate, it says that he was born in Clarinda, Iowa in 1902 BUTÖmy mother insists that he was born in Ireland and immigrated with his parents. On a gravestone in the Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa, there is a Dougherty family gravestone and his is listed as ďSon, Ray L 1899-1953Ē As his birthdates donít line up on my motherís birth certificate and on his gravestone, I need to see if his birth was in Ireland or in Iowa. I maybe need to find the marriage certificate of my grandparents Ray Leonard Dougherty and Vera Jeannette Squires (DOB: August 23, 1912) and see the birthdate of my grandfather to compare as well.

Any help with his birth certificate or baptismal record would be helpful. The official registry in Ireland searched and could not find it. But encouraged a search for a baptismal record as a lot of births were not recorded at that time.




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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 October 21 16:46 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat. 

Have you located the immigration records for the family  :-\
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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 October 21 16:51 BST (UK) »
Iím trying to find the birth or baptismal record of my maternal grandfather:

Ray Leonard Dougherty (son of Garvin Dougherty & Gertrude Hines)
DOB 1898 or 1899 (Immigrated to New York when he was 4)
Place of Birth: County Cork, Ireland


Marriage names his parents as Thomas Dougherty and Gertrude Hines
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2ZP-TMP2

1920 census gives place of birth as Iowa
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01qzu/
This census also states that his parents were born in The USA

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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 October 21 17:07 BST (UK) »
wow. thank you. interesting as my family mother's story was certain but he died when she was 2 and she has very little information about him.

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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 October 21 17:34 BST (UK) »
I presume that you can see those images, if not you just need to register on the website it is free.  I can also see the 1940 census for Ray on there and a military record.

Let us know if you need more help  :)
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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 October 21 19:32 BST (UK) »
Ray's birth date is given as June 1899 on 1900 census entry www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9LQ-F95

You can see link to all his census entries on the right hand side and links to other details for him too.

Iowa birth records give his birth as:

Ray S. Dougherty
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1899
Birth Place:
clarinda Page, Iowa, USA
Father: Thomas Mcg. Dougherty
Mother: Gertrude P. Hines

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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 14 October 21 19:36 BST (UK) »
There was a first marriage for Ray? See www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJ6M-WLB

There is an obit for first wife here:

[Dougherty, Thelma Jeffers]
Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday June 12, 1991

THELMA JEFFERS DOUGHERTY

Thelma Jeffers Dougherty, 88, former business teacher for 30 years and former resident, died Thursday, May 30 in Albert Lea, Minn., at the Thorne Crest Care Center. She lived at the Thorne Crest Retirement Center for the past five years....
http://iagenweb.org/page/obituaries/julia/Canaday.html

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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 October 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
Further reference to his birth year on his Find a Grave entry www.findagrave.com/memorial/70465113/ray-l.-dougherty

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Re: Need Confirmation of Irish Birth for Ray Leonard Dougherty DOB, 1898 or 1899
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 14 October 21 22:41 BST (UK) »
1948 Newspapers.com   (sorry I don't have a subscription)
What I can see from headline

Ray Leonard Dougherty to Jeanette Squires 1948.
He was 47 she was 35

Social security for Jeanette Squires name changed to Dougherty 1948 date of death 23 December 1995. DOB 23 August 1912