Quiz Bio: Ann Doherty

Ann Doherty (1831-?) was an Irish-born superhero of Pugh Alley. She fended off her next door neighbor, Mr. Cornelius Murphy, from drunkenly abusing his wife with an iron fire poker. Ann was jailed, and the. The abuse victim Mrs. Murphy originally sided with Ann’s story, but, likely out of fear, changed her story to support her husband. Ann disappeared from record books and newspapers, not listed with her husband in the directory. For more on Ann, visit S.E.’s post on her.