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Mary Roxanna Scranton Doud
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1820
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 16, 1904
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Mary Roxanna Scranton was born in Guilford (now Madison), New Haven, Connecticut, April 2, 1820, the daughter of Jonathan and Roxanna Crampton Scranton. She married Charles Hamilton Doud October 6, 1841, and "at their marriage it was said they were the handsomest couple ever wedded in the village. He and his estimable companion may well rejoice in the positions their children fill in community and society." (Descendants of Henry Doude, by Rev. W. W.Dowd, 1885, pg.81)

SOCIETY FOR THE HOME OF THE FRIENDLESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE CITY OF SCRANTON: In 1871, missionary William D. Mossman appealed to the women of Scranton to establish a home for destitute Civil War widows and orphans. Ten ladies were appointed by ballot to organize the home, among them Mary Roxanna [Scranton] Doud who became first president of the "Society for the Home of the Friendless Women and Children of the City of Scranton." By 1888, the Home had tended 732 women and children, and for the next 90 years served primarily as an orphanage. The mission of the home changed in 1961 when it was renamed Friendship House and today it is one of the oldest and largest providers of children's mental health and child welfare services in eastern Pennsylvania. (from a Pennsylvania Commission for Women article entitled 'Legendary Ladies').

Scranton Republican, May 17, 1904
DOUD'S DEATH. - At the residence of her son, Herbert A. Doud in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday morning, May 16, there passed into peaceful rest at the advanced age of eighty - four years, Mrs. Mary Scranton Doud, sister of the late Joseph Hand Scranton, and a life-time resident of this city. Mrs. Doud came here from Connecticut with her husband and resided for years at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Spruce Street... After the death of her husband...Mrs. Doud went to Nebraska to be nearer her daughter, Mrs. William L. Wilson of Nebraska City, and Mr. Herbert A. Doud of Omaha, who together with Mr. Erastus S. Doud of Hazleton, and Mr. Curtis W. Doud of Schuylkill County, survive and mourn her. The remains will arrive in Scranton tomorrow on Lackawanna train number two, at ten five and the Interment will be at Dunmore Cemetery, the cortege going immediately there from the station.

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  Jonathan Scranton (1780 - 1847)
  Roxanna Crampton Scranton (1789 - 1833)
  Charles Hamilton Doud (1817 - 1895)*
  Josephine Catherine Doud Wilson (1842 - 1905)*
  Henry Charles Doud (1845 - 1890)*
  Erastus Scranton Doud (1849 - 1919)*
  Curtis William Doud (1856 - 1908)*
  Herbert Allison Doud (1859 - 1942)*
  Erastus Clark Scranton (1807 - 1866)*
  Sereno H Scranton (1811 - 1896)*
  Joseph Hand Scranton (1813 - 1872)*
  Mary Roxanna Scranton (1815 - 1816)*
  Jonathan Cornelius Scranton (1818 - 1841)*
  Mary Roxanna Scranton Doud (1820 - 1904)
  Catherine Serena Scranton Platt (1822 - 1887)*
  Samuel Scranton (1824 - 1826)*
*Calculated relationship
Dunmore Cemetery
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: SueMac
Record added: Mar 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86360344
Mary Roxanna <i>Scranton</i> Doud
Added by: SueMac
Mary Roxanna <i>Scranton</i> Doud
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Mary Roxanna <i>Scranton</i> Doud
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