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Obituary of James Doran

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The Chase Record
October 26, 1893

Died.

  James Doran died at his home in Chase, Tuesday the 24 inst.  He was born on the Isle of Man in 1802.  When he was 19 he crossed the Atlantic and settled in the Province of New Brunswick where he was married in 1827 to Miss Rebecca Maxwell.  To them were born ten children.  All but one (who died in the service of his country) and his aged companion survive him.  Leaving New Brunswick he came to Massachusetts in 1847 and and from there he removed to Illinois in 1850 where he remained until he came to Chase nine years ago.  When a young man he was converted and united with the Freewill Baptist church, but since 1852 he has been an earnest and faithful member of the M. E. church.  During the greater part of the time since he came to Chase he has been a member of the board of trustees.

Card of Thanks.
We hereby extend our thanks to all who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved companion and father.
Mrs. Rebecca Doran, and Family.

  The funeral of Grandpa Doran Wednesday was one of the largest ever witnessed in Rice county and even a stranger gazing on the vast assembly that followed him to his last resting place would know that one of Rice county’s greatest and most respected men had been called hence.

Obituary provided by the wonderful people at the Lyons Public Library

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Written by Michael S. Doran

May 7, 2011 at 11:37 am

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