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Coughlin, Jere., editor and proprietor of the Watertown Herald, was born at Farmersville, Out., in 1854. His boyhood was spent in working, teaching school and attending school. In l874 he was an apprentice in the Carthage Republican ; two years later local editor, then associate editor. lie became political editor of the Watertown Daily Times. Seeing the necessity of a strong weekly paper and desiring a large circulation to start with, he purchased the Carthage Leader, Co- penhagen News, Clayton Free Press, and the Jefferson County (Theresa) Herald, which were merged into the Watertown Jerald and which has been a financial success since its inception in 1886. Mr. Coughlin was married to Marian Montgomery, July 18, 1878. One of the many new features introduced into local journalism, a photo engraving plant of his, in the hands of his brother who is an artist of considerable ability.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898