JAMES THOMAS DOUGHERTY.
James Thomas Dougherty is filling an important place in the automobile world, and by careful attention to his work
and the exercise of progressive methods he has made himself and his business almost indispensable in the automobile
field in Napa county.
Mr. Dougherty is a native of California, having first seen the light of day in Los Gatos county on the 26th of
May, 1895. He is a son of James and Jessie (Allen) Dougherty, who were of Scottish and Irish parentage respectively.
They made the long journey to the Pacific coast by way of old Mexico, traveling in wagons from Texas, where they
had resided for a number of years. The father was generally known as Captain Dougherty, having commanded a company
of Rangers in Texas for six years. For a number of years afterward he was a traveling salesman, after which he
lived for a while in the state of Washington, and he finally located in Woodland, Yolo county, this state, where
his death occurred.
James T. Dougherty secured his education in the public schools and immediately on leaving school engaged in the
automobile wrecking business, operating in various cities in California and also in the state of Washington. On
August 6, 1923, he became engaged in that line in Napa, and he has met with a very gratifying measure of success,
having built up a large and profitable trade. Besides carrying all the usable parts from old machines which he
dismantles, he carries a large and complete line of new parts and accessories for practically all makes of automobiles,
and parts are frequently obtainable from him that are now no longer in the regular accessory shops. Thus he is
performing a real service to automobile owners and repair shops.
Fraternally Mr. Dougherty is a member of the Foresters of America. During the World war he enlisted in the One
Hundred and Fiftieth United States Field Hospital, with which he served fourteen months, eleven months of which
were spent overseas. He spent ten days in the terrific fighting in the Meuse-Argonne sector and passed through
many thrilling experiences during his foreign service. His brother, John Dougherty, was secretary of the Knights
of Columbus; and he served throughout the World war.
James T. Dougherty is one of the worthy and substantial residents of this section of the county, and his many friends
bear witness to his sterling character and genuine worth.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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