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DOTY, John

John Doty

Source: Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana 9 December 1908 p 4 c2

The funeral of John Doty, who died yesterday morning, will be held at the residence of Dr. EC Thomas 837 English Avenue, tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.  He was born March 22, 1835 in Indianapolis. His mother was a sister of Amos and Samuel Hanway, both early settlers in Marion County.  Mr. Doty was first married to Naomi Rench, who was related to the Whetzels famous Indian fighters, and to the McKenzies pioneer settlers of Morgan County. By this union there was one child, Mrs. E.C. Thomas, of Indianapolis.  His second wife, who survives him, was Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Aaron Wright, an early settler in Indianapolis and sister of Jesse Wright. There were three children by this union, one of whom survives, AI Doty, teacher of Latin in DeWItt Clinton HS New York City, formerly instructor in Latin at Shortridge HS.  In 1884 Mr. Doty removed to Greencastle, where he remained until eight weeks before his death – Indianapolis News. – transcribed by kbz

NOTE: Same page c 4 – Mrs. Alfred Hirt and daughter, Miss Stella Gifford went to Indianapolis to attend the funeral of John Doty.

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