William W Doherty

William W. Doherty
mayor of Campbellton

Millowner born in Bouctouche NB
son of Joseph and Mary (Wells) Doherty of Irish roots (County Donegal)
married on May 3/1899, at age 56
to Florence A. Murray, aged 42
of Campbellton, daughter of Charles and Jane Murray.
They had no children.

The 1881 census for Restigouche County shows him as Methodist, Irish, Millowner
and head of the family with his parents Joseph and Mary living with him
Joseph is now age 69 and Mary is 68. William is 37
His brothers and sisters Sarah age 38, Marinda age 35, David age 25 and Milton age 23 are also living with him

The Doherty family lived in the East end of town where Church and Maple street are today. It was a large piece of property that became known as the Doherty Reserve, where he operated a grist and carding mill.

His brother Milton was a locomotive engineer. Sitting on the town council with mayor Alexander was brother David and the keeper of their farm til he moved to Charlo. His brother Joseph Jr., operated a mill in Escuminac. HIs sisters Marinda and Sarah never married and ran a hotel in Campbellton called The Landsdowne. Sarah lived to be 105 years old.

William W. Doherty died in 1918 and is buried along with his wife in the Rural Cemetery in Campbellton.

There was a distant relative of Mayor Doherty by the same name and they are often mistaken for one another. Dr. William Woodbury Doherty was run out of town for poking out the eye of a man in a fight, the man having died as a result.

Dr. Roherty was son of Dr. I.W. Doherty of Shediac and he was born in Shediac in 1857 and after practicing in Dalhousie and Campbellton he moved to Rexton where he died at age 59 yrs in 1916..

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