A. Ahern (1880-) and Frances G. O'Brien got married
in Canada and went off for their honeymoon to New
York, Will's fellow clerks at the railroad office,
and relatives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, thought the
worst. A week later Will and his bride
appeared and surprised everyone. Since he
surely did not walk off the job without notice, it
has to be assumed no one talked to his supervisor.
The story demonstrates the top-of-mind awareness the
Iroquois Theater disaster had, in Chicago as well as
William continued to work for
the Erie and Western Transportation Company
railroad. Seven years later found he and
Frances living with her parents, John and Mary
O'Brien, and with a five-year-old daughter named Mary J.