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W. J. Doherty
ALTER J. DOHERTY
has incorporated many
historical events conSa
X a nected with Fort Worth
in his volumes of occasional
p oems, a
number of which commemorate local
occurrences and give recognition to
the part taken by the earlier residents
of the city in its development.
The first volume of his verse was
issued in 1911, containing sixty-six
of his best known compositions. So
well were they received that in 1913
a second volume comprising the
later poetical writings of Mr. Doherty
was published. In them there
is displayed also the author's love of
nature and the information he has
obtained by his studies as a naturalist,
to which he devotes his
spare time. This time naturally is
limited, as his large business interests
require much attention. He is
founder and head of the Eagle
Steam Bread Factory, the largest
baking establishment in the Southwest,
and is also president of the
Palace of Sweets, and has made a
remarkable business success. Recently
he has devoted considerable / /
time to the study of economics and in
behalf of the poorer people inaugurated
a movement to establish a
uniform weight for loaves of bread.
Mr. Doherty was born in Killarney / eand
educated at Belvedere, Drumcondra,
Dublin. He is the son of
Timothy Doherty and Margaret Cary
Doherty, who also were natives of
Killarney. He is a prominent
example of the successful men of his
race in America and one of the
recognized business successes of
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