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Laura May Doile Anderson
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1894
Emporia
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1976
Blythe
Riverside County
California, USA

Laura was the 3rd child of Printice and Delilia May Doile. Born on a farm in Kansas. She married Bud Anderson and they started their first circus which was combined with a wild west show. Their only son, Norman, called Luke by everyone, was born on that show in 1917. Laura was unique as a person. Early on she bought a young Elephant named "Babe" who she sold later. Missing her and having an opportunity to get her back, she did as soon as possible. She kept "Babe" for the rest of the animals life, even after retirement. Babe was known for taking her grandchilden to school. When Norman retired after selling his Circus, The Seal Brothers, they moved to Blyth to live on the river. Bud and Laura had divorced and he was killed in Colorado while transporting a trailer of horses.

However, I remember Aunt Laura even more because she raised my father, her young brother, as that is the way it used to be out on remote farms. The older took care of the younger ones. In 1953, my father who worked for the Santa Fe RR had a heart attack on the job and was out of work for 2 years. He had started a brand new home he built himself when this happened. My parents had got a loan from a lumber yard that gave him a certain amount of time to build it and then get a bank loan to pay them off. This clearly was not going to happen. My Aunt Laura came thru out little town and without even knowing just what was what, figured out exactuly what was going on. She ask the neighbor just where my father got his building supplys and went directly down there and paid it off completely. By 1962, my parents had paid her in full. She was the cornerstone of the entire family. Everyone talked over family business with her. I also remember combing her long long hair. She let me do just about anything just to keep me entertained. Even let me go on the circus during the summer of 1959 with her.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Printice Irving Doile (1859 - 1946)
  Deliliah May Reeder Doile (1869 - 1960)
 
 Children:
  Norman Anderson (1917 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Irving Doile (1891 - 1971)*
  Chester Arthur Doile (1892 - 1974)*
  Laura May Doile Anderson (1894 - 1976)
  Ray Allison Doile (1896 - 1981)*
  Warren Edward Doile (1897 - 1977)*
  Elva Rose Doile Hobbs (1899 - 1949)*
  Clarence Ernest Doile (1904 - 1971)*
  Dorothy Nina Doile Turner (1906 - 1996)*
  Loren Jason Doile/Doyle (1908 - 1978)*
  Harley Robert Doile (1910 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: d/o Printice Doile and Delilia May Reeder w/o Fred 'Bud' Anderson
 
Burial:
Palo Verde Cemetery
Blythe
Riverside County
California, USA
 
Created by: Linda Doile Morris
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59736692
Laura May <i>Doile</i> Anderson
Added by: Pat Foster
 
Laura May <i>Doile</i> Anderson
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Added by: Vicki Bishop
 
 
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Aunt Laura, your entire family is gone now. Only your Great Grandchild are left now. Wish one of your grandchild had grown up to be like you but she did not...very sad.
- Linda Doile Morris
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013

- Linda Doile Morris
 Added: Dec. 16, 2012
Aunt Laura, I think of you often. You were my favorite Aunt and you did well raising my father. I realized early that he was handed to you out on the farm. He turned out well an I thank you.
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 Added: Mar. 23, 2012
 
 
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