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Caroline Matilda Baker Doane
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Birth: May 28, 1838
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1912
South Dakota, USA

Daughter of Elizabeth Baker and William Baker. Married to Amos Doane.


CAROLINE MATILDA (BAKER) DOANE was born in Freeport, Illinois May 28, 1838. Here she lived till 1857. On Feb 23, 1857 she was married to Amos Doane. In 1857, they became pioneers and moved to Iowa taking up a household. When the dark days of the great civil war came Amos Doane was one of the brave men who went to the front leaving a wife no less brave than he to care for home and children. About 1882, Mr. & Mrs. Doane moved to Kansas where they only remained for about 2 years then returning to Iowa. From Iowa they moved to Vermillion in the spring of 1884 and have since that time lived here. Mr. Doane died the 8th of Dec 1903. Mrs. Doane passing away Friday afternoon Feb 2, had she lived until next May she would have passed her 74th birthday anniversary. 7 children came to this home, 3 of whom died in infancy, 4 survive: Wilson C. Doane, and Florence Christy, both of whom live in Canada; Mrs. G. H. Crippen and Wesley Doane of this city. Mrs. Doane was a member of the Methodist Church for over 40 years. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock internment at Bluff View. A great concourse of the sorrowing friends. The many beautiful sheaves of fragrant flowers all bore witness to the great worth and radiant Christian life of this handmade of the most high. In her own unassuming quiet way this mother in Israel radiated all the beauty of the life that is hidden in Christ the Lord. A sunshine in the shady place. The shadow of the great rock in a weary land. All this was she and more. Serene in sorrow unmoved by adversity, helpful to the needy, visiting the sick, cheering the downcast, and in all the more than 50 years of wifehood and motherhood a precious memory to those of her own family in the sacrificial life poured out in the price of some loving service. Life is ever lord over death and love can never lose its own. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. 
Family links: 
  William Baker (1793 - 1855)
  Elizabeth Baker (1793 - 1847)
  Amos Doane (1828 - 1903)*
  Frederick Baker (1820 - 1892)**
  Thomas Baker (1828 - 1906)*
  Elmus W Baker (1829 - 1895)*
  Caroline Matilda Baker Doane (1838 - 1912)
*Calculated relationship
Bluff View Cemetery
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Jul 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55143240
Caroline Matilda <i>Baker</i> Doane
Added by: Lori Wooden
Caroline Matilda <i>Baker</i> Doane
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