DEATH OF CHIEF DOUGHERTY.

DEATH OF CHIEF DOUGHERTY.

James Dougherty, chief of the fire department of Carleton Place, Ont., died on January 15, in the fiftyeighth year of his age. The deceased chief was a New York State man by birth; but when he was very young his parents moved to Lanark, Ont., where he was educated, and where he became an all-round mechanic. For some years he worked in New York State, but thirty years ago went to Carleton Place, where for some time he aan factories as partner of Abel Moffatt, but for reasons connected with his health once more took up mechanical pursuits. He had for many years been an ardent fireman and was well known by reputation as a progressive chief, who, in the face of many rebuffs, succeeded in raising the local department to a high state of efficiency. He was greatly respected by his fellow citizens, as was shown at his funeral, which took place from St. James’s church and was one of the largest ever seen in Carleton place. The fire department attended in uniform, and of the six pallbearers three were firemen—the others, members of a fraternal organisation to which he belonged. His old friend, Deputy Chief Latimer, of the Ottawa fire brigade, came all the way from the capital of the Dominion, and was present in uniform. The firemen sent a very beautiful wreath to add to the wealth of flowers on the coffin. Chief Dougherty leaves a widow, five daughters, and three sons.

At the council meeting immediately succeeding the death of the fire chief, on motion of Councilmen Munro and Burgen, that body adopted a resolution expressing deep sorrow at the great loss the town has sustained by the death of a most worthy official and citizen, and ordering that a copy of the resolution be conveyed to the family of the deceased.

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