Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HENRY DOHENY is a prosperous
stockman whose residence is on his estate of two hundred acres, five miles
east from Conconully. He has shown himself a man of excellent resources
and possessed of good executive ability, in that he has made his present
gratifying holdings by his own labors and wise management since coming
to this section, inasmuch as he had no capital at the start.
Henry Doheny was born in Sibley county, Minnesota,
on July 14, 1868, the son of Patrick and Mary (Carey) Doheny, natives of
Pennsylvania. The father served three years in the Civil War under
General Sibley, being engaged most of the time in quelling the murderous
Sioux in Minnesota and on the borders. He and his wife are now living
retired in Sibley county, Minnesota. His uncles, Thomas and Walter,
were the first settlers in the Minnesota valley. Our subject grew
up on a Minnesota farm and gained his educational training from the public
schools and also perfected himself in the carpenter trade. In the
spring of 1889, he came to Conconully, and took up prospecting. This
was continued until 1895, when he purchased a band of cattle and since
that time has devoted his time and energies to raising cattle. He
makes a specialty of handling beef cattle and has a nice band now.
He bought the improvements of a squatter on his present place and has increased
to two hundred acres. The farm is all fenced and well cultivated
and has improvements as house, good barn, outbuildings, orchard, and other
accessories belonging to a first class general and stock farm.
Mr. Doheny married Miss Julia Monahan, a native
of Sibley county, on November 20, 1895. Her father, John Monahan,
was born in Pennsylvania and is now deceased. The mother, Ann (Wier)
Monahan, is now living in Sibley county. She was born in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Doheny went east to claim his bride and since her marriage, Mrs. Doheny
has made one visit east to see her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Doheny had
four children; Homer J., born October 29, 1896; Willfred A., born May 5,
1898; Edmund R., born November 19, 1900; Henry, born July 14, 1902, now
deceased. Mr. Doheny is a member of the W. W. and is active in political
matters. He was deputy sheriff under Mr. Nickell here and is one
of the reliable and well esteemed men of the county.