Merced Express
Saturday, April 17, 1920
 Michael Maher, a well-known and highly respected pioneer resident of Merced, passed away at an early hour Thursday morning at Providence Hospital in Oakland, where he had been under treatment for several weeks.
 The remains were brought to this city last evening, and the funeral will be held from the Catholic Church this morning at 9:30 o'clock.
 Mr. Maher was a native of Ireland and was aged 68 years. He came to Merced county in 1873 and was engaged in farming near this city until a few years ago when he disposed of his family farming interests and moved to this city to reside. He was a man of sterling character and reserved and retiring disposition, fair and honest in his dealings with his fellow men and was respected and esteemed by a host of friends and acquaintances.
 To mourn his passing he leaves a widow, Mary Maher; two daughters, Mrs. J.D. McCarthy and Mrs. Walter Thiercof of Los Banos; and five sons, John Maher of Richmond, James Maher of San Francisco, William Maher of Willits and Thomas and Vincent Maher of Merced. He also leaves a brother and three sisters residing in Ireland.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone