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Thomas Maher
6/1860 - 9/11/1911
Thomas Maher was born on an unknown day in June 1860 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania and died on September 11, 1911 in Rensselaer, Erie County, New York. He lived to be 51 years old.

Thomas Elmer Maher (Aug. 1887)
Marie Maher (July 1892)
Carolina Maher (Oct. 1894)
Alene (abt. 1896)
Census8/2/1870 Durham PA (Bucks County) 10 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Maher.  #132 - Jeremiah Maher (age 35), Mary Maher (27), Thomas Maher (10), Mary Maher (5), Anna S. Maher (2), Margaret Maher (1). Jeremiah, Mary and Thomas were born in Ireland. Mary in NY, Anna and Margaret in PA. Jeremiah works as an Iron molder.  
Census6/1/1880 New York NY (New York County) 20 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Thomas Maher.   #11 -James Maher (age 58), Mary J. Maher (56), Frederick Maher (28), Thomas F. Maher (18)James and Mary were born in Ireland, as were their parents. Frederick and Thomas were born in NY. Their address is 388 Third Avenue. James works as a tailor, Mary is a tailoress, Thomas works as a messenger.  
Census6/5/1900 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 40 yrs old 
page 9, #133 -Thomas Maher (age 39 - June 1860), Margaret Maher (37 -July 1862), Elmer Maher (12-Aug. 1887), Marie Maher (7 - July 1892), Carolina Maher (5 -Oct. 1894). All born in PA, except Carolina in NY. Thomas and Margaret have been married 15 years, had 5 children, 3 are living. Their address is 5 Sawyer Avenue. Thomas is a hotel keeper.

Servants - Mary Prock (16), Frances Prock (19, Borders - Peter Maher (26), John Blackburn (23), Michael Gearey (26), Harry Underwood (25), Conroy Gibbs (24), William Gordan (30), Michael Fitzgerald (23), Ward Walsh (24), John Sullivan (30), Frederick Relya (31), Charles Relya (27), Richard Scanlon (24), Albert Plant (29), Thomas Mcpartlin (38), Frank Jermey (28)  
Census4/19/1910 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 49 yrs old 
page 4, #61 -Thomas Maher (age 47), Margaret Maher (40), Elmer Maher (19), Marie Maher (16), Alene Maher (14).All were born in PA, except Arlene in NY. Thomas and Margaret were married 26 years ago, they had 5 children, 3 are living. Thomas is a laborer at the rail road, Margaret is the keeper of a boarding house. Their address is Sawyer Ave.

borders - Frank Gibbons (49), Abram Gray (26), William Patton (25), Mathew Schlacter (27), Frank Lambalzer 40 David Carson 27 Joseph Blacker 32 George Kellar 23 Leo O'connor 24 Thomas Obrine 41 Peter Obrine 39  
Death Certificate9/11/1911 Rensselaer NY (New York County) 51 yrs old 
Death Index - Name: Thomas Mahar, Death Date: 30 Sep 1911, Death Place: Rensselaer, New York, Certificate Number: 45085 

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5 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
9 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
17 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
19 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
29 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
35 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
37 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
40 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
40 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
41 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
42 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
43 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
44 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
46 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
46 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
46 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
1 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
2 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
22 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
25 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
48 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
2 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
3 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
5 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
8 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
15 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
16 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
49 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
50 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
49 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

Margaret Fahey
Born on July 12, 1862 and died on February 4, 1956
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Marie Catherine Maher
Born in Erie County, New York about 1893 and died in Buffalo, Erie County, New York on April 9, 1952. She was 59 years old.

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