|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1872|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1922|
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The Morning Tulsa Daily World
Wednesday, December 27, 1922
Front Page & Page 2
Leslie Doyle Dies At Home
President of City Park Board Succumbs Tuesday Morning
Illness Was Short
Fatal Sickness of Pioneer Tulsan Started Last Friday
Leslie L. Doyle, general agent for the Guardian Life Insurance company, president of the city park board, charter member of the Kiwanis club, active Mason and church man, died at his home, 1415 South Boston avenue, about 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Had he lived until December 30 he would have been 50 years old. Death was caused by hemorrhage of teh stomach.
Besides the widow, the immediate relatives who mourn his death are a boy, Vennard, age 16; twin girls, Alice and Frances, age 11; a brother, Edward C. Doyle of Chicago, and two half sisters. Mrs. John Hamtgen and Mrs. Walker Powell, also of Chicago.
Funeral services will be conducted from Trinity Episcopal church, Fifth and Cincinnati, at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Rolfe Pomeroy Crum, after which the remains will be taken in charge by the Masons and interred with the impressive Masonic ceremonies in Rose Hill cemetery.
Born in Kentucky
Doyle was born in Smithfield, Ky., December 30, 1872. His boyhood years were spent on the farm of his parents. When 19 years old he went to Chicago and entered on a business career with his brothers-in-law. Later he was in business in Sioux City, Iowa; Cairo, Ill., and St. Louis, in which city he was married in 1895 to Miss Josephine Vennard. Twelve years ago, after several years in Little Rock, Ark., the family moved to Tulsa. Arthur Baker has been Doyle's business associate for the past nine years. Their office is in the Security building.
Doyle became affiliated with Trinity Episcopal church immediately after he moved to Tulsa, and was one of the most active and influential members. For three years he was a member of the vestry, and at the time of his death was a member of the board of stewards and of the ushering and visiting committees. In 1916 he was worshipful master of Delta lodge No. 425, A. F. & A. M. He held the position of secretary of Trinity commandery, Knights Templar, and held membership in the B. P. O. Elks.
Until the latter part of last week Doyle apparently was in excellent health and spirits. He complained of illness Saturday, but appeared to have recovered and was up and around Sunday morning. Late Sunday night he again took to his bed. Four physicians were in constant attendance all day Monday. About 10:30 Monday night he lapsed into unconsciousness and passed away at 2:30.
For several years, it became generally known since his death, Doyle had suffered from diabetes. That the knowledge he was afflicted with this disease preyed on his mind was evidenced by his occasional conversations with members of his family in which he predicted his end would come with only a brief warning, although it might be long delayed.
Doyle's business partner, Arthur Baker, spoke most highly of Doyle's character.
"He was a man who thought clearly on every subject," he explained, "but who was always willing to admit his ignorance when he was in the wrong. He was big enough to try to gain accurate information on every problem. He was always kindly and big-hearted - a friend who could be implicitly trusted. One of his hobbies was Tulsa's park system, of which he was the head and all of his spare time was devoted to planning for its improvement. Tulsa has lost one of its best men in the death of Leslie Doyle."
Doyle was an original member of the Tulsa Kiwanis club. He was a faithful adherent to its principle of "honest trading," and whenever placed on a committee never rested until its mission was performed.
Note: Burial: 12/29/1922
Rose Hill Memorial Park
Plot: Section Graceland (6) L-150
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Sep 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77159379