Merced Sun Star
March 26, 1931
 The body of John Joseph Maher, 54, a former resident of Merced who died Wednesday in Los Angeles, will be received at the Welch and Griffin mortuary Friday. Funeral services will be Saturday.
 Born June 23, 1877 in Merced, Maher spent the first part of his life as a rancher. Fifteen years ago he moved to Los Angeles for his health. He was an employee of the Southern Pacific company for several years before attacked with a lingering illness.
 He is survived by two sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. J.D. McCarthy of Oakland and Mrs. E. W. Thiercoff of Los Banos. The brothers are Thomas F. Maher of Merced, W. W. Maher of San Francisco and James Maher of Palm Springs.


Transcribed by: Alma Stone