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Becky Doan (#46821009)
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Bio Photo If anyone is interested in Doan/Doane/Done/Dowen, etc., genealogy, please consider joining the Doane Family Association. Information can be found here:

My grandmother, Wanda Zirkle Jilka, and great-aunt, Veda Zirkle Vickery, compiled a book commonly referred to as "The Red Book," "Zirkle Branches 1725-1978, Yesteryears and Yesterdays." There are several copies for sale if anyone is interested. It mainly outlines the history of two Zirkle/Zerkel branches which left VA, went to OH, then settled in Richland, Shawnee Co, KS.

"Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way." Blackfoot Quote

"A Visit to the Gravesite"

Dear Ancestor,
Your Tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and dates are chiseled here,
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
Though it is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh and blood and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago,
I wonder if you could have known,
Would spread among the ones you left
In all the seeds you've sown.
I wonder how you lived and loved?
I wonder if you ever knew?
That someday I would find you in this spot,
And come to visit you?

Walter Butler Palmer
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Mary Lavezzari
Hiram Payne
Hi Becky, Thank you so much for your research. Unfortunately it is not my Hiram. Mine would have been an old man born c. 1821. He was living in Howard Co KS in 1875 and his widow is in Cowley Co KS in 1880. Your work is helping to narrow down my search and I very much appreciate it. Thank you so much for your help. Mary Lavezzari
Added by Mary Lavezzari on Jan 11, 2017 12:47 PM
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
re: 73845188
thank you Becky
Added by Santa Cruz Museum of Art ... on Jan 11, 2017 9:38 AM
Mary Lavezzari
Hiram Payne #113302192
Hi Becky, I noticed your memorial for Hiram Payne of Kansas and wondered if he could be the ancestor I have been looking for. Would you remember where the information came from, Cemetery records or a marker that has not been photographed? Any help you might be able to give me will be much appreciated. Thank You, Mary Lavezzari
Added by Mary Lavezzari on Jan 10, 2017 7:46 PM
Allen Helderman
Clarence C Doane

I added the obit for Clarence C Doane & also a pix of the gravemarker.

Added by Allen Helderman on Jan 10, 2017 6:14 PM
Zoiya Holland-Tate
RE: Helen C. Sprague Doane
I didn't know but i have found her. She is at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Ca. I just had a hunch since that is one of two places out here that Sprague's seem to get buried at. I can try to get a photo sometime if she has a head stone
Added by Zoiya Holland-Tate on Jan 08, 2017 3:16 AM
UR welcome - I have been going thru some old obits and posting them - hopefully a lot of new info will be added - I especially like the survivor info - it sure does help with genealogy!! Donna
Added by lulu on Jan 07, 2017 1:11 PM
Michael Wood
RE: Request for Permission
Sorry, Becky, I got mixed up when writing my original request note to you. Yes, Robert E. Brown. Here is my posting for him:

Thanks for sharing your photos and thanks again for your work with FindAGrave! Mike
Added by Michael Wood on Jan 07, 2017 12:19 PM
Zoiya Holland-Tate
RE: Helen C. Sprague Doane
Yes she died 23 Feb 1921 in Los Angeles California. He middle name was Celestia
Added by Zoiya Holland-Tate on Jan 07, 2017 10:18 AM
Zoiya Holland-Tate
RE: Abigail Sprague Doane
This was the couple I mistaked them for 97604005
. I have a death date of 28 MAY 1912 Kanawaka, Douglas, Kansas, United States found here : Also I found this new site that is amazing. It helped me with a huge Sprague family mystery.
Added by Zoiya Holland-Tate on Jan 06, 2017 10:55 PM
Zoiya Holland-Tate
Abigail Sprague Doane
Hi Becky I am so sorry for the mistake. The Spragues are my line and I had found a NY Census for 1865 Benjamin Doane with the same years of birth and Abby Doan with a child named Franklin and thought the dates were off. I found the information in a book confirming you were right to begin with. Both wives were 1/2 sisters and daughters of Asa Sprague.
Added by Zoiya Holland-Tate on Jan 06, 2017 9:45 PM
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