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William Howard Doane
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1832
Preston
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1915
South Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Hymm writer, Inventor. Born in Connecticut, he became a gifted musician and attended the Woodstock Academy. Graduating in 1848, he published over 2,000 hymms. Also a successful businessman, Doane became president of the J.A. Fay Woodworking Machinery Company. While not at work, he was a Sunday School superintendent and a choir director at the Mount Auburn Baptist Church. The son of a cotton manufacturer, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1860 to become a partner at the Fay Company. Doane compiled over forty books and wrote 2,300 songs, ballads, and cantatas. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Music at Dennison University in 1875. He was awarded the French Legion Medal of Honor for his woodworking machinery inventions. He last lived at Watch Hill, Rhode Island and died at South Orange, New Jersey in 1915 when he was 83 years old. Doane Memorial Music Building in Chicago, Illinois is named for him. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Howes Doane (1797 - 1854)
  Frances Treat Doane (1799 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Mary Treat Doane (1832 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Ida Frances Doane (1858 - 1942)*
  Marguerite Treat Doane (1868 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 20, Lot 4
 
Created by: K Guy
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
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- ♥~I'd Rather Have Jesus~♥
 Added: Jun. 3, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 24, 2013
Mr W.H Doane you gave strength to my life. Your work left a great joy in my heart. Wish i was born the time of yuor days. May your soul rest in peace.
- Tangeni Jesaya Hamalwa
 Added: Jul. 10, 2013
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