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Charles Russell Doane
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1840
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1884
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Doctor Doane went to Brooklyn, N. Y., with his parents when eleven years old. They located in the Eastern District of Brooklyn, called Williamsburg. Leaving school when he was sixteen he soon found congenial employment in a doctor's office. While there he first conceived the idea of studying medicine, and prevailed upon his father to allow him to attend the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. After attending one term, however, he discontinued his studies and went with his parents to Spottswood, where his father had purchased a farm.

On the outbreak of the Rebellion in 1861, he was one of the first to offer his services to the government, and served in North Carolina during the first years of the war, as second lieutenant, first lieuten ant and captain, respectively, of the New York Marine Artillery. He resigned from this department in June, 1863, and accepted the commission of first lieutenant in Battery D, 4th Artillery, of New Jersey ; which position he held until the resignation of Captain Wood- bury, when he became captain of the Battery, and was mustered in as such at Chapin's Farm in front of Richmond in Oct., 1864. He saw active service at the front and made a war record of which any man might be proud. He was a brave soldier, acquitting himself with distinguished honor on several occasions. In Foster's History of New Jersey and the Rebellion, honorable mention is made of Lieutenant Doane's bravery at Bermuda Hundred in these words :

" Lient. Doane In command of the four guna left in the action of Sunday, now opened fire, upon which the entire force of the artillery directed their shots at one point, Lieut. Morris firing at nearly right angles with the other batteries. Under cover of this cannonade, the Second Division of the Tenth Corps charged the rebel ranks and captured thirteen hundred prisoners and several battle-flags. A Rebel battery was observed trying to get into position in the front, but the storm of shot and shell struck down the men and horses and completely disabled their guns. Lieut. Doane seeing so many of his men go down before the flre of the sharp-shooters posted in trees, threw off his coat and hat, seized a spnnge-staff and performed the duties of Number One, until the firing ceased ; awakening the confidence and admiration of all who witnessed the deed."

After the close of the war Doctor Doane returned home and devoted the next five years to inventing and manufacturing several labor-saving machines. In the meantime his leisure moments were spent in studying medicine, and in a Tew years he was again able to enter the College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he graduated with honors in 1872, being the valedictorian of his class. He immediately began practice in the Eastern District of Brooklyn.

In 1881, he was appointed a member of the Board of Education of Brooklyn, and the following year was elected Vice President of that body and reŽlected in 1883. He was an enthusiastic member, served on several important committees of the board and was chairman of the school committee in his own district.

Doctor Doane was a member of the Masonic Order. He was twice elected Master of Marsh Lodge F. and A. M. and for ten eucceseional years represented that body in the Grand Lodge. He was also a charter member of the Standard Council of the Legion of Honor.

He was an active member of Harry Lee Post G. A. R. of Brooklyn, and as a Grand Army man was always exceedingly popular with the " Boys in Blue." The Doane Post No. 499 of Brooklyn was named in his honor.

Doctor Doane was a tireless and painstaking worker. Whatever he undertook was done to the best of his ability. He rose early, retired late and was never idle. For several years he was editor of the Commercial Reporter, and from its pages many a rare gem, of which he was the author, may be culled. He was a versatile writer, always interesting whether writing in a serious or comic vein, prose or poetry. He was a man of sincere purpose and high aims, conscientious and faithful in the discharge of every duty. He never tried to conceal a purpose in flattery, or utter a thought with malevolent intention. He was always independent and aggressive, outspoken in conversation and had the courage of his convictions. Doctor Doane was a man of fine physique, of striking personal appearance and did not, until almost at the last, betray outwardly the ravages of the insidious disease that ended his life. He was buried with military and masonic honors in Cypress Hill Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Russell Doane (1801 - 1877)
  Martha Crosby Doane (1805 - 1882)
  Mary M. Mount Doane (1840 - 1904)
  Charles R. Doane (____ - 1898)*
  Frank M. Doane (1876 - 1901)*
  Albert Crosby Doane (1878 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: May be Cypress Hills National Cemetery as well.
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section: 6; Lot: 782; South Half
Created by: charles mcdonald
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
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Charles Russell Doane
Added by: charles mcdonald
Charles Russell Doane
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