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Obituary of William Doran and spouse Ellen P. Murray Doran

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Fairview Republican
April 11, 1913

Wm. Doran was born in St. John, near Brunswick, May, 1836, and died in Anthony, Kansas, April 2nd, 1913.  In 1871 he was married to Miss Ellen Murray at Sparland, Illinois. To them were born five children, three of whom survive him, with the wife and mother.  Those living are Logan Doran, at Anthony, Kansas; George Doran, at Pond Creek, Oklahoma and Mrs. Lillie Clifford, of Minnesota, and the wife who lives with her son at Anthony.

In 1903, he came to Fairview and lived here until 1910 when he moved to Carmen, later to Anthony, where he passed away.  He was a member of the Methodist church and was affiliated with the Masons and Eastern star orders at this place, being a charter member of the chapter.  He lived, as nearly as possible, the lessons taught by organizations.

The Masons had charge of the funeral services at the house in Anthony, April 3rd, in the morning and at this place met the family at the station in the afternoon and used their burial services at the depot and at the cemetery.  Standing in line at the depot were his sisters who belonged to the Star here.  His resting place was made in the Fairview cemetery.  Besides the wife, daughter and sons who were here was Frank Van Boskirk and W.H. Murray and wife, his sister of Wichita, Kansas; Robert Doran, a brother, of Henry, Illinois, Thomas Doran a brother, of Idabell, Kansas; Mrs. Mina Monier, of Peoria, Illinois’ Mrs. Phoebe Holler, sister and her husband of Protection, Kansas and a nephew, Jas. Doran and wife of Wichita, Kansas.

The Fairview Republican
November 27, 1932

Ella P. Murray was born September 17th, 1852, at Kinderhook, Illinois, where she lived during her early girlhood.  She passes away November 21, 1930, at the home of her son, George Doran, Ponca City, Oklahoma.  In her later girlhood days she with her parents moved to Marshall county, Illinois, where she was married to William Doran in January, 1872.  To this union were born five children, three of whom are still living:  Mrs. Lillian Clifford of West Concord, Minn., George E. Doran of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Logan W. Doran of Fairview, Oklahoma.

After the death of Mr. Doran, in April 1913. Mrs. Doran made her home with her children, spending the summers with her daughter in Minnesota, and her winters with her two sons in Oklahoma.

She leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Mrs. M. M. Van Boskirk of Wichita, Kansas.

Funeral service was conducted from the Speace funeral home by Rev. Gaskins, and she was laid to rest beside her husband in the Fairview cemetery.


Written by Michael S. Doran

February 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Headstone of William Doran

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Birth: 8 MAY 1836 in Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: 2 APR 1913 in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, USA
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma, USA

William Doran – Find A Grave Memorial

Written by Michael S. Doran

February 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Descendants of William Doran

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•Name: William Doran
•Birth: 8 MAY 1835 in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
•Death: 2 APR 1913 in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, USA

Marriage 1 Ellen Murray b: SEP 1850 in Illinios, USA
•Married: 1 FEB 1871 in Steuben Township , Marshall County, Illinois, USA
•Married: 25 JAN 1871 in possible marrige date

1. Lilly Doran b: 23 JAN 1872 in La Prairie Township, Marshall County, Illinois, USA
2. Frankie H. Doran b: 10 MAR 1874
3. George E. Doran b: ABT 1876 in Missouri, USA
4. Frank Doran b: ABT 1879 in Missouri, USA
5. Infant Doran b: ABT 1884
6. Logan Doran b: AUG 1884 in Kansas, USA

Written by Michael S. Doran

January 13, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Children of James Doran and Mary Rebecca Maxwell Doran

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1 James Doran b: 6 FEB 1806 d: 24 OCT 1893
+ Mary Rebecca Maxwell b: 13 JUL 1801 d: 1 NOV 1897

2 Mary Jane Doran b: 13 JUL 1829 d: 12 DEC 1919
2 John Doran b: 19 MAR 1830 d: 9 MAR 1897
2 Edward James Doran b: 3 FEB 1833 d: 3 MAY 1911
2 William Doran b: 8 MAY 1835 d: 1913
2 Margaret Doran b: 26 MAR 1837 d: 23 OCT 1933
2 Thomas Alexander Doran b: 22 APR 1839 d: 4 MAY 1923
2 Willmina Doran b: 5 JUL 1841 d: 24 MAY 1932
2 Robert Doran b: 7 MAR 1844 d: 25 FEB 1926
2 Andrew Doran b: 7 MAR 1844 d: 26 AUG 1864
2 Phoebe Ann Doran b: 22 FEB 1847 d: 4 MAR 1915

9 of 10 Children of James Doran and Mary Rebecca Maxwell Doran 1890

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Top row: Thomas, Edward, Willmina, Robert and Margaret

Bottom row: William, Mary Jane, John and Phoebe Ann

William Doran

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Written by Michael S. Doran

September 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Letter dated September 25, 1864 from William Doran to parents James and Rebecca Doran

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Sept. 25, 1864

Dear Father and Mother

I received you letter of Sept. 4th, yesterday and I was very glad to hear from you all but Andrew is gone.  Dear brother killed by a traitors hand but folks if we go to war we must not all expect to return home but still it is hard for us to reconcile ourselves to the untimely death of a dear brother or friend yet if we look at it right we know that he might have died at home and Father I would rather for every friend and brother I have got in America would die on the battlefield as one to die at home for they are in a good and glorious cause.  My brother died in nobly defending his adopted Country and I honor him for it.

 Still I would like to have seen him once more.  Tell Mother not to fret about me nor to borrow trouble for I do not think that a reb can hit me and I would rather die a dozen times on battlefield as stayed at home like some of them cowardly Copperheads you have there.

 I have killed a few Choctaws and did not tremble much and I think I could have as steady a hand on a Copperhead.  Kick them out of the Country and you will soon have your sons out at home and your daughter will have their husbands and peace again restored to the Country. 

 Since I last wrote to you I have had dreadful time with sore eyes.  I can scarcely see the lines and I cannot write much more.

 As for Edward I know nothing.  Tell Robert when he comes home to stay until he get further orders from me and I will come as soon as I can.

Your unworthy Bill

I will write more soon

Written by Michael S. Doran

September 9, 2010 at 12:00 am