Merced Express
Saturday, March 19, 1921
 
PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH
 
 Mrs. Mary Maher, a highly respected pioneer resident of Merced county, passed away in Oakland on Friday afternoon of last week following an illness of several months. Mrs. Maher was a native of Ireland and was aged 66 years. She came to Merced in the early seventies and had resided in this county almost continuously until about a year ago, when , following the death of her husband, the late Michael Maher, she moved to Oakland to make her home with her daughter. She was a true Christian woman, a loving wife and mother and devoted friend, and was respected and esteemed by all who knew her.
 
 She leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. D. McCarthy of Oakland and Mrs. E. W. Thiercof of Los Banos; five sons, John, James, Thomas, William and Vincent Maher, and a sister, Mrs. Susan baker of Oakland. The remains were brought to this city Saturday evening, and the funeral took place from the Catholic Church at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. Interment was made in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone