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Elsienore “Elsie” Rosella Doran, daughter of John Doran and Sarah Ann White, and her family in 1912

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This picture taken in Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas while they still lived on the homestead in Oklahoma.
Thomas Madison Gray rode in the Cherokee Strip land rush of 1893.

Back Row  L-R    
Sarah “Annie” Ann Gray Simons
Othol “Othol” Doran Gray
Thomas “Glenn” Glenn Gray

Front Row L-R
Sharon “Buzz” Louis Gray
Elsienore “Elsie” Rosella Doran
John “Shorty” Harold Braxton Gray
Thomas Madison Gray
Olive “Ollie” Viola Gray Mitchell

Contributed by David McClain Gray

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May 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Sarah “Anna” Anna Doran Gilchrist, daughter of John Doran and Sarah Ann White, and her husband

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James H. Gilchrist & Sarah Anna Doran

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May 15, 2011 at 7:00 am

William Henry Doran, son of John Doran and Sarah Ann White, and his wife

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William Henry Doran and Ella Oliver

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May 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

James Carlysle Doran, son of John Doran and Sarah Ann White, and his family

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James Carlysle Doran

 

Zella Frost Gilchrist wife of James Carlysle Doran

 

Ruth Doran

 

Gerald Doran & wife Minnie

 

Francis Marie Doran & son Warren Dale Mason

 
 
 
 
 
 

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May 15, 2011 at 5:00 am

Article from Winter 1997 American Quilter magazine features quilt from Rebecca Doran

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Linking Logs by Wanda Mallow in the Winter 1997 issue of American Quilter magazine.

 

Wanda Mallow was a descendant of Phoebe Ann Doran Holler.

Mallow, Wanda Lee
February 02, 2005
Wanda Lee Mallow, nee Pettigrew, of Fox Lake, IL, formerly of Palatine and Colorado, dear wife of Richard C. Mallow; beloved mother of Nancy Ann (Craig) Miller of LaGrange, Kenneth Richard (Kathleen) Mallow of Palatine and Paul Kevin (Sharon) Mallow of Minnesota; devoted grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 10; fond brother of Lawrence Curtis (Jeanne) Pettigrew of California, Keith Glenn Pettigrew of Colorado and the late Willa Lee and the late Marilyn Pettigrew. Retired Vice President of Palatine National Bank, also formerly of State of Illinois Credit Union and Union Bell Credit Union. Memorial Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at the the K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake (The Chapel on the Lake, 1 blk W. of Rt. 12, 1/2 blk N. of Grand Ave.). Friends may attend from 12 noon thru time of Services. Memorials for the Wanda Mallow Memorial Fund for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661. Information 847-587-2100 .

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-02-02/news/0502020161_1_retired-vice-president-memorial-services-leukemia-and-lymphoma-society

Written by Michael S. Doran

May 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Obituary of Mary Rebecca Maxwell Doran

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The Lyons Republican
November 5, 1897

Died.

DORAN, – At the home of her daughter, in Pioneer township, on Tuesday, November 2, 1897, at 2 o’clock p. m. Grandma Doran, aged 96 years.

The deceased has been poorly for the past year or two but previous to that time she enjoyed good health and was able to read a newspaper without the use of spectacles.

She was probably the oldest person in Rice county and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.  She has been a resident of that section for the past 15 years.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church at Chase at 2 o’clock p. m. Wednesday.

 

Obituary provided by the wonderful people at the Lyons Public Library

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May 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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.

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Written by Michael S. Doran

May 7, 2011 at 11:37 am