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Dr William Morris Doores
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1830
Death: Feb. 9, 1917
Crab Orchard
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1901
Page 3
Dr. W. M. Doores'and wife's golden wedding Wednesday was attended by a large number of friends who enjoyed a most excellent dinner with that hospitable couple. The doctor and his wife have both grown since they married half a century ago. When the ceremony was said in 1851 Dr. Doores was 21 years old and weighed 119 pounds, while his bride was "sweet 16" and was three pounds lighter. Their combined weight now is 391 pounds - the doctor weighing 216 and his wife 175 pounds. They have had seven children, three of whom are living.

Page 1
A host of friends here where he lived a number of years were grieved to learn of the death at Crab Orchard last Friday of Dr. William M. Doores, 87 years of age, and in his day one of the best known and most widely beloved physicians in Lincoln and adjoining counties. Dr. Doores died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Perkins, with whom he had lived for some time, of the infirmities of age. Up until about four years ago he had been in active practice for about half a century. He served the Lost Cause loyally in the Civil War and was a Captain in the Confederate army under Gen. Price. He was wounded in several battles and is said to have had five horses killed under him.
When the war was over Dr. Doores located in Madison county, coming to Lincoln in 1897. His wife, who was a Miss Thomas, of Missouri died about 10 years ago. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Sallie Coulter, of New Mexico, Mrs. Laura Spiegel, of Shelbyville, Ind., and Mrs. Lelia Livingston, of New York City. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. G. Livingston, at the home of Mr. Perkins Sunday afternoon followed by interment in the Lancaster cemetery.

Page 3 Crab Orchard
In the passing away of Dr. W. M. Doores, Crab Orchard gives up another of her old people, whose life helped to make the town better and wiser. He had long been a sufferer from a complication of troubles, and in the last few years of his life was confined much in the house. When he was able to be out at all he was lively, talkative and ever ready for an argument. He had a fine memory, was well versed in history and a most entertaining talker. He has lived in our midst many years, witnessing the burial of his wife and several children and seeing many an old friend depart. As a physician he had few equals. He was ever ready to attend all who needed his help, no matter how poor and humble, or whether he ever expected a cent for his work. He was charitable to the needy. As a Bible student few preachers understood the Word better, or could explain it more beautifully. He leaves an untarnished name, an honorable life-work, as a legacy to his three living daughters. Only one of these, Mrs. Lura Speigel, of Shelbyville, Ind., was present at his funeral. Mrs. Leila Livingston, being in southern California and Mrs. Sallie Hutchison in Arizona. The devotion of Mrs. Speigel to her aged father has been very beautiful. Not one want of his went ungratified that she could satisfy. Everything for his comfort and ease was also done by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Perkins with whom he lived, and both of them were as son and daughter to him.
Who can fill the place of Uncle John Edmiston or of Dr. Doores or in fact of any of the other old people who can't stay with us always? There will be ever a green spot in our memory for them, and their many good deeds live on in testimony of their lives here on earth.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
William M. Doores
Age: 86
Place of death: Lincoln
Date of death: 2 - 9 - 1917
Certificate: 0528
Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriages
Sallie F. Doores & Madison P. Hutchison, 2 - 11 - 1879
they had a daughter Bertha

Mary Bettie Doores & James F. Holdam, 12 - 19 - 1882

The Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, Ky., Friday, January 10, 1890 Page 1
At Crab Orchard, Wednesday, Miss Lura, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Doores, and Mr. Charles A. Speigle, of Vincennes, Ind., were united in marriage by Rev. John Bell Gibson, in the presence of the family and a few of the immediate friends. After the ceremony an excellent lunch was partaken of and then Mr. and Mrs. Speigle took the train for Vincennes, accompanied by Mrs. Speigle, who came along to witness the marriage. We learn the groom is a young gentleman of irreproachable character and we know that the bride is as lovable as she is pretty and accomplished.

The Interior Journal, Stanford, Ky.
Tuesday, December 17, 1912, Page 3
Mr. J. F. Holdam and Dr. Doores, of Crab Orchard, were called to Shelbyville, Ind., to attend the burial of Dr. Doores' granddaughter, Miss Florence Speigel.

Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, Ky.
Tuesday, July 4, 1882
Miss Leila Doores, of Crab Orchard, visited her sister, Mrs. Peyton Parrish, Friday.
Mrs. Peyton Parrish went Monday, to visit her sick sister, Miss Bettie Doores, of Crab Orchard. 
Family links: 
  French Doores (1805 - 1873)
  Sallie Doores
  Mary A Thomas Doores (1834 - 1906)
  Ella F Doores (____ - 1885)*
  Bettie Doores Holdam (1860 - 1886)*
  Lura A. Doores Spiegel (1864 - 1938)*
  Nannie B Doores (____ - 1895)*
  Bettie Doores (____ - 1902)*
  William Morris Doores (1830 - 1917)
  James E Doores (1836 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Lancaster Cemetery
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Nov 05, 2012
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