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Obituary of  MARY E. DOAN

Mrs. Mary E. DOAN, the eldest child of Labon and Rhoda PICKARD, was born March 20, 1851 in Lee Co, IA and departed this life July 18, 1944, at the age of 93 years, 3 months and 28 days.

She was married to Jonathan F. DOAN, a Civil War Veteran, Feb 4, 1869. To this union were born 3 children, Mrs. Leola SIMON of Haddam, KS, James H. DOAN of Flagler, CO, and Miss Rosa DOAN of the home.

Mrs. DOAN with her husband and children came to Kansas and settled on a homestead in 1873. The DOAN family were truly pioneers, withstanding the terrors of the attacks of savage Indians, droughts and wants of the early days.

After three years of frontier life, the family moved to Missouri and later back to Iowa. Then in 1881, the family moved back to Washington county, where she has since resided.

Mrs. DOAN has had a colorful life, rich in experiences that few people of this age were permitted to know. She was ten years of age at the time of the Civil War, and to her last day, she clearly remembered the incidents of that time.

She often related the experiences in those days, when the women and children worked in the fields, cutting and binding grain by hand.

To her last days, Mrs. DOAN was able to enjoy calls of her friends and took an interest in the affairs of the day.

Mrs. DOAN leaves to mourn her passing besides her
children, two brothers and three sisters; they are William PICKARD of Eugene, OR, Gilbert PICKARD of Clyde, KS, Mrs. Cassie NIXON of Cottage Grove, OR, Mrs. Luria HINSHAW of Gridley, CA, Mrs. Beulah ANGSTEAD of Roseville, CA, nine grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1920. Being born of Quaker parents, she was a birthright member of the Quaker faith, which she steadfastly clung throughout her life.

The passing of Mrs. DOAN marks the closing of another life, a good wife and mother, a neighbor and friend, who has added her bit to this life, which we, the living, are permitted to enjoy.

While Grandma DOAN is gone, her memory will still linger on. Funeral services were conducted at the
Haddam church, Thursday afternoon by the Rev. A.H. DeWEESE of the Blocker Church. Misses Betty WILLIAMS and Wilda TEETER sang accompanied
by Mrs. John ---- (probably BRICK).
(2nd Obituary)

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Tuesday, December 18, 2001 00:13:23

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