PRIVATE JAMES T. DOUGHERTY was born in 1911 to Dennis and Catherine Dougherty. His father worked as a farm laborer, and the family lived in Cinnaminson NJ before moving to 832 Cinnaminson Avenue, Palmyra NJ. He attended Palmyra High School. In 1927 he started working for the Union News Company's news stand at the ferry terminal in Camden, where he was well known to the commuters who used the ferry. He had wed, and with his wife Marion, lived at 70 Harding avenue in Oaklyn NJ. Marian Dougherty worked as a teacher at Collingswood Junior High School.
James Dougherty was inducted into the United States Army in August of 1942. He was listed as missing in action on February 7, 1943, and this was reported in the March 12, 1943 edition of the Camden Courier-Post. He was declared dead by the Army in August of 1943. James Dougherty was survived by his wife, parents, four sisters, and two brothers.
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