Thomas George Doran


Thomas George Doran

Death 30 Jan 1934 (aged 85)
Burial Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 47989848 View Source
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Thomas G. Doran, well known in this community, died Thursday evening, January 30, 1934, after a long illness at his home here.

Mr. Doran has been for some time the oldest man in McIntire. He was born twelve miles from Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 1847.

When he was but 2 years old his mother passed away. At the age of 4 he came with his father and other children, also Grandma Doran, to America. They arrived at Boston and later moved to Utica, New York, where they resided for two years. At the age of 6 the family moved to Rockford, Illinois, where he lived until he came to Mitchell County, Iowa, May 5, 1867.

On March 2, 1869, Thomas Doran was united in marriage to Miss Katie Connelly, at Rockford, Illinois. To this union ten children were born. The mother and five children preceded him in death.

Those remaining are: Mrs. Margaret Condon, Riceville; Andrew, of Alberta, Canada; Miss Mary Doran of Chicago; Francis, of St. Paul,Minnesota; and Mrs. Bernice Hugebach, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

On August 2, 1905, Mr. Doran was united in marriage to Miss Lena Frank, of McIntire. Three children came to bless their home -Laura, now Mrs. Gilbert Rathman, of Hampton, Iowa; Miss Alice,of Wahpola, South Dakota; and James, of Elma, Iowa. Other than these are sixeren grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren,
other relatives and a host of friends who will greatly miss his cheerful smile and pleasant words.

Mr. Doran was 86 years, 8 month, and 29 days old at the time of his death. He had been a resident of McIntire for the past twenty years and had lived in Mitchell county since 1867.

Funeral services were held in the Catholic church Friday morning, February 2, conducted by the Rev. Hetherington, of Riceville.
Interment was made in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery south of Riceville.

note**his tombstone has 1848 for birth year

CHILDREN of Thomas & Katie
1871- Margaret Ann Doran Condon
1873- Cassie "Katy" Doran
1875- Andrew Doran
1878- Mary "Mayme" Doran
1879- Thomas Doran
1881- Laura A Doran
1883- James Doran
1886- John J Doran
1888- Francis V. Doran
1893- Bernice Doran Hugebach

CHILDREN of Thomas and Lena
1906 - Laura M. Doran Rathman
1907 - Alice Doran Barker
1910 - James Richard Doran

1880 US Census: Jenkins, Mitchell, Iowa
Thomas Doran 31 born Ireland
Cathrine 29 born Illinois
Maggie 9 born abt 1871 Iowa
Katy 7 born abt 1873 Iowa
Andrew 5 born abt 1875 Iowa
Mary 2 born abt 1878 Iowa
Thomas 8 months born abt 1879 Iowa
Andrew, father, 60 born abt 1820 Ireland
1900 US Census: Jenkins, Mitchell, Iowa
Thomas G Doran 52 born May 1848 Ireland
Kate 50 born March 1850 Illinois
Mamie 21 born December 1878 Iowa
James 16 born June 1883 Iowa
John J 13 born December 1886 Iowa
Francis 11 born September 1888 Iowa
Bernice 6 born August 1893 Iowa
1925 Iowa Census: McIntire, Mitchell, Iowa
(a)Thomas G Doran 77 born Ireland; parents Andrew Doran and Margaret McName
(b) Pauline Doran 44, wife born Iowa; parents Peter Frank and Theresa Opte
(c) Laura M 18 born Iowa
(d) Alice M 17 born Iowa
(e) James R 14 born Iowa
(parents names as they were spelled in the census)
1940 US Census: Wakpala, Corson, SD
Paul Barker 33 born South Dakota
Alice 32 born Iowa
Lena Doran 58, widow, mother-in-law born Iowa
Children of Thomas & "Lena"

LAURA Myrtle Doran
b. 27 Sep 1906
d. 28 Feb 2001
m. Gilbert Rathman

b. 20 Dec 1907
d. Aug 1980 - SD
m. Paul Barker

JAMES Richard Doran
b. 5 Jun 1910
d. 9 Mar 1981 - Orange County, California

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