Katherine Mary Dougherty (1921 - 2011)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section COL-5 Row 388 Site E,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: MAJ
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1921 - In the year that Katherine Mary Dougherty was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

1938 - When she was 17 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1950 - She was 29 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1964 - By the time she was 43 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

1968 - By the time she was 47 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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Katherine Mary Dougherty died on July 10, 2011 at 90 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section COL-5 Row 388 Site E, Portland, Or. She was born on March 27, 1921. We are unaware of information about Katherine's surviving family. We know that Katherine Mary Dougherty had been residing in Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Oregon.

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