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Simon Christopher Ahern (abt. 1922 - 1998)

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Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in Middleton Registration District, County Cork, Irelandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Top Cross, Lisgoold, County Cork, Irelandmap
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Biography of Simon Christopher "Chris" AHERN of 1922

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern was born either on December 24, 1916 or on December 16, 1922 in County Cork, Ireland, and was named Christopher because he was probably baptised on Christmas Day. He is probably the son of John Ahern, but his father's name is unknown. He also may be the son of Patrick Ahern and Ellen Cashman Ahern of Churchtown townland, Middleton Civil Parish if he was born in 1916, but his tombstone says 1922.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern may be the grandson of Simon Ahern who was born about 1870, because sons were usually named for grandparents. Simon of 1870 is the son of John Ahern, born 1841 and Ellen Unknown Ahern, born 1840.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern married Hannah Marie "Rosie" MacCarthy about 1955. They had three children who are still living and also some grandchildren.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern was a storekeeper in Lisgoold. He and his family lived in Top Cross, Lisgoold Civil Parish in County Cork, Ireland.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern passed away in 1998, leaving his wife a widow. She lived close enough to his burial plot that she would walk over to visit his grave in the churchyard.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern has a horseshoe and an anvil on his headstone. Perhaps he enjoyed blacksmithing.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern was buried in Lisgoold Cemetery in Lisgoold on Church Road near Templebodan, County Cork, Ireland.

Simon Christopher "Chris" Ahern has ancestors from Gounthaune, about five miles or 7 km from Cork City, and also from Cobh/Queenstown, a port city near Cork City. His grandfather had a brother and two sisters who immigrated to somewhere in North America.


  • Photo of gravestone for Simon C. Ahern from his living cousin M. Foley.
  • Correspondence from Rosie Ahern his widow, January 16, 1999, a few months after Chris died.
  • "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), MARRIAGES entry for Simon C Aherne; citing Middleton, Jul - Sep 1955, vol. 4, p. 331, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 257,852.

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