|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1834|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1906|
SEMI-WEEKLY INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KY.
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1901
Dr. W. M. Doores' and wife's golden wedding Wednesday was attended by a large number of friends who enjoyed a most excellent dinner with that hospitable couple. The doctor and his wife have both grown since they married half a century ago. When the ceremony was said in 1851 Dr. Doores was 21 years old and weighed 119 pounds, while his bride was "sweet 16" and was three pounds lighter. Their combined weight now is 391 pounds - the doctor weighing 216 and his wife 175 pounds. They have had seven children, three of whom are living.
THE INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KY.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1906
DOORES - Mrs. W. M. Doores, aged 72, died at her home at Crab Orchard of a complication of troubles Wednesday and after funeral services at the home by Eld. F. M. Tinder at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, the remains were taken to Lancaster and interred. Mrs. Doores formerly lived in Missouri, where the doctor married her. She is survived by her husband, the well known Crab Orchard physician, and two daughters, Mesdames C. A. Speigle, of Shelbyville, Ind., and M. Livingston, of Boston. A devout member of the Christian church and a most excellent woman, it was fitting that she was spared to a ripe old age. Much sympathy is felt for those who so keenly feel the loss of her.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1906
With a heart in sympathy with those who mourn, and ever willing to give a comforting word to those bowed in grief, I chronicle the death of Mary A. Doores, which ocurred at her home in Crab Orchard April 17th, 1906.
Mrs. Doores was before her marriage Miss Mary A. Thomas, daughter of Capt. Thomas Thomas, of Bourbon county. She was born July 11, 1834. When seven years of age her father emigrated to Cass county, Mo., and settled near Pleasant Hill. She united with the Christian church when 15 years old and lived true to her profession during her life.
On May 22nd, 1851, she was united in marriage with Dr. Wm. Morris Doores, who, with three daughters, Mrs. Sallie Coulter, of Colorado, Mrs. Lurah Speigle, Shelbyville, Ind., and Mrs. Leila Livingston, of Chicago, survive her. Dr. Doores moved with his family to Crab Orchard in January, 1879 and had lived continuously there since. In all these years Mrs. Doores had been a faithful wife, mother and friend, fastening herself so closely and tenderly in the affections of her family and friends that when the summons came for her to depart and all eathly ties to be severed, their hearts were crushed with grief: but she, recognizing the call as being from her Heavenly Father, felt that she still had a mission to perform in the few moments left her in this life and calling each member of the family and especially her grand-daughter, Miss Ila Holdam, whom she raised from early childhood and on whom her affection seemed to linger, separately to her bedside, plead with them to meet her in heaven, uttering with her last breath: "How sweet to be with Jesus." This assurance is sufficient to comfort aching hearts in the thought that she has gone on just a little while before, waiting to give you a sweet and joyous greeting where you may one and all "be with Jesus." H. L. S.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
William Morris Doores (1830 - 1917)*
Ella F Doores (____ - 1885)*
Bettie Doores Holdam (1860 - 1886)*
Lura A. Doores Spiegel (1864 - 1938)*
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
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