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Emily Lane (Hardesty) Daugherty Alternate spelling Dougherty

Birth: She was born in 1871 at Indiana.  

Family Information: Wife of I.A. Dougherty.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1880 she was living in Indiana with her parents and siblings.

In 1891 she married Isaac A. Daugherty at Indiana. In 1910 they were living in Oklahoma with their son, Eugene, and a nephew, George Hardesty. Isaac was working as a teacher.

In 1920 she and James were still living in Oklahoma and he was a professor at a public school.

In May 1928 Comrade Daugherty and two sons, Gene and Robert, recently from New Mexico, but at the time living 40 miles south of the colony, visited the colony and found that it looked so good to them that Baldwin took a truck and brought the family back to the colony that very day.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: Shortly after her arrival at the colony she took charge of the sewing room.

In June 1928 she was assisting in the cannery along with Mrs. Roe, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Shoemaker, Ruth Shoemaker and Raymond de Fausell. They were canning meat -- first it was cut up and partly cooked in the bakery oven, after which it was put into cans and finished up in the steam pressure cookers.

Also that month she was part of the breakfast crew at the hotel, along with Mrs. Hewitt, the Misses Allie Belle Hewitt, Laura Synoground and Comrade L.C. Thomas.

In July she, Mrs. Hewitt from the hotel and laundry, and Mrs. Baldwin from the bakery, laundry and hotel were still helping in the cannery by cutting meat to be canned the next day.  

Other Info: In 1928 she was one of the founding members of the local Conscientious Objectors Union; Theodore Atworth served as the first Secretary-Treasurer with O.E. Enfield serving as the President. The organization was planned to be international, composed of people who refused to go to war as a matter of conscience. Charter members included: Theodore Atworth, Mary H. Atworth, Emily H. Dougherty, I.A. Dougherty, Carl H. Gleeser, S. Weislander, Charlie C. Black, John Hight, Lowell H. Coate, W.A. Shutt, F.O. Jernberg, Reka Jernberg, Anna Tabb, Peter Kemp, F. Rosenburg, B. Wade Hewitt, Hamilton H. McClurg, W.J. Hoag, Theodore F. Landrum, C.N. Butts, Mary Snyder, George Snyder, Anna Garrett, Emma Shutt, M.A. Brattland, Richard P. Condon, Jr., Emily Swenson, W.J. Newman, George T. Pickett, Raymond DeFausell, S.E. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Molenar, Earl L. Bosch, Guy F. Rogers, Ora E. Newman, James J. Miller, Bert Busick, Mabel D. Busick, Ole Synoground, C.C. Mickey, Fred A. Jensen, Katie Mickey, F. Rahn and Isaac H. Keyes.

In April 1929 she attended a birthday party held for Billie Busick (five years old) and Charlotte Hewitt (turning four) at the home of Mrs. Minnie Hewitt.  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Oklahoma with her husband, Isaac, and he was a farmer on a fruit farm.  

Death: She died in 1942 and was buried at Boudinot Cemetery at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  

Sources: US Census: 1880, 1910, 1920, 1930; Indiana Marriages; "Llano Colonist": May 12, 1928, May 19, 1928, June 16, 1928, June 30, 1928, July 21, 1928, December 22, 1928, April 27, 1929;  


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