Ar nDuthchas - the clan motto meaning "Our Heritage"
b. 1898, - d. 1993
daughter of Alexander James Dougherty b. 1852
|These pics were sent to
me in December 2002 by my cousin John Wright - The people in the
photo immediately below are the brothers and sisters of Hilda
2003 Cousin Beth, at my request, sent me [Tim] something about Aunt Hilda
to put on this page. So in the dark green text below I have reprinted the
words of her email so that you can know something of this wonderful lady
- a "farmer's wife" in the Ottawa Valley.
few things about my mother, Hilda Irene Dougherty Wright b. 1898. d. 1993.
Here are some things I remember my mother, a farmer's wife doing. She grew a vegetable garden and canned the produce. We had an apple orchard, raspberries, plums, chokecherries and blueberries grew wild. We picked and Mom canned and made jams and jellies. Mom and Dad milked at least six cows each, by hand, morning and night until about 1942 when we got a milking machine. She made butter. She helped with the harvest. I remember her being in the field stooking sheaves of grain when I came home from school in the fall. She cooked for the gang of neighbors who came to help with threshing, corn cutting and wood-sawing. After they bought a combine, Mom ran the bagger as Dad drove the tractor, John and I pushed the bags down the chute and Basil picked them up with the truck. He was about fifteen then.
We didn't have much reading material in the 1930's. Aunt Sarah used to save newspapers for us. I remember Mom reading to us from the magazine section of the Toronto paper. She knew reading was important. She talked about how her father read a daily scripture from the Bible to his family. Mom had a soprano voice and sang in the church choir, often singing duets with her friend, Nellie Timm. She and Dad both played an active part in church functions at Westmeath United Church. Although she never learned to drive, she always seemed to get to the women's meetings.
year or so after Dad died (1958) Mom moved to the village where she rented
an apartment, then, after the age of 70, decided to build herself a small
house. She was active in the Beachburg Horticultural Society and
in the Beachburg United Church. During the 1970's she made various trips:
England, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina. She took up ceramics and
shuffleboard. In 1983 she moved to Miramachi Lodge, Pembroke, a home
for seniors where she stayed active well into her 90's.
For her funeral in 1993, John and I wrote a short eulogy which ended, "Not long ago, Hilda said, 'When I am gone I want you to remember that I loved you all.'"
by Hilda's daughter, Laurabeth Wright b. 1931 (AKA Beth Breeding)
|This photo was
titled Hilda w Basil, Beth and John
Aunt Hilda lived to 1993 - she died aged 95
Basil, her son died in 1993. His younger brother and sister have been extremely helpful in supplying the information from which this dougherty.ca site was created
|The photo below
was titled "Hilda with kids"
Hilda married a Wright (as did her sister - two sisters married two brothers)
- that is why there are so many Wrights among the line from
Alexander James Dougherty b. 1852
Beth says the man in the picture was a hired man who helped on the farm in the summer
|Alexander James Dougherty b. 1852 July 17 d. 1932|
born 23 Mar 1898 in Westmeath Twp, Ontario
died 11Oct 1993 age 95
married John Charles Wright (brother of Percy Wright)
b. 25 Sept 1900 Westmeath, died 11 June 1958 Pembroke
m. 29 April 1924
3 children, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren
Wright b. 1926 d. 1993
married Beulah Edna Taggart
Wright b. 1955
married Leo Angus Tessier
|Sabrina Elisabeth Tessier b. 1985|
Basil Wright b. 1959
married Margret Elisabeth Brisson "Peggy"
|Andrew Dean Wright b. 1983|
|Diane Elisabeth Wright b. 1985|
Wright b. 1962
married Shelley Lee Ann Hoffman
|Cameron Basil Wright b. 1994|
|Donavan Daniel Wright b. 1996|
|Laurabeth (Beth) Wright b. 1931|
|Nathan Breeding b. 1961|
Wright b. 1933
married in 1961 to Heather Ann Trimble
Wright b. 1960
married in 1984 Shelley Elisabeth Pinnell
|Kayla Marie Wright b. 1989|
|Briana Michelle Wright b. 1991|
|Kelly Hope Wright
married in 1990 Robert Taylor
|Cameron Sloan Taylor b. 1991|
|Brandan Nicholas Lee Taylor b. 1993|
Wright b. 1963
married in 1989 Sandi Marie-Paule Clark
|Bailey Victoria Wright b. 1990|
|Malcolm C.T. Wright b. 1993|
the Patrick Ó Dochartaigh pages - updated 2003 May 11
Main Intro page dougherty1.htm
Special page dedicted to those Dougherty soldiers, sailors and airmen, and their descendants, who served in the armed forces of the British Commonwealth doughertyswhoserved.htm
owned by Mike Dougherty.
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