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Obituary of Robert Doran

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Henry News Republican
March 4, 1926

Robert Doran Dies of Neuralgia of Heart Thursday

Resident of Henry for over 20 years; funeral services Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after completing plans for his annual health trip to Hot Springs, Ark., Thursday afternoon, Robert Doran passed away while lying on a couch and with his wife sitting beside him.

They had been discussing their yearly excursion to this health resort when neuralgia of the heart brought about the end at 4:30.

Mr. Doran has always been held in highest esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances gained through his honesty, his uprightness and industry.

Until about twenty-two years ago Mr. Doran had farmed. Upon retiring from the farm he with his wife, Amanda Baker, moved to Henry.

Miss Baker and he were married December 31, 1898. To them were born six children, a daughter Clara and five boys. The daughter and one son died in infancy, and Clyde and Clifford passed away a few years ago. The mother passed away January 5, 1914.

He was married again several years ago to Mrs. Losty Clover, the ceremony being performed at St. Mark’s church in Peoria.

At the time of his death he was within a few days of his 82nd birthday, having been born March 7, 1844.

Two sons, Clarence of Lacon and Claude of Sioux City, Ia, with his wife, survive him.

He was a member of the Methodist church but never affiliated with any lodges.

Mr. Doran also served with the Union Army in the Civil War.

Funeral services were held at the late home Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, in charge of Rev. H.G. Dusenberry.

Edward, Thomas, Halsey and John Monier, Grover Kirby and Anthony Kern bore the remains to their last resting place in the City cemetery.

The singers were Mrs. H.F. Andrews, Mrs. J.E. Quinn and Sherman Littler.

The services at the grave were conducted by Henry Post. No. 323, American Legion.

Bert Wimer blew “Taps” as a last farewell.

Out-of-town attendants at the obsequies were: Mrs. Mina Monier and daughters, Anna and Alice of Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wombacher, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Monier, Princeton; Mrs. Mina Monier, Princeton; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doran and family, Lacon; Claude Doran, Sioux City, Ia., and Mrs. Mabel Doran, Peoria.


Written by Michael S. Doran

February 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

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