Re: -- James Doan's 1893 obituary
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A transcription of an article in the 12 May 1893 issue of  Port Dover Maple Leaf newspaper.
Transcription contributed by
Ruth Laban of Forrestdale, Western Australia.
-- also see
a daughter's obituary 
[Paragraph breaks inserted by the compiler, the original being a single paragraph]


We regret very much to have to announce this week, the death of Mr. James Doan, of "Doan's Hollow," on Wednesday, the 10th inst. at the ripe old age of 75 years. 

Mr. Doan was born and lived all his life on his fine farm in Woodhouse. His father was of U.E. Loyalist stock. Forty years ago he built a tannery and worked it for twenty years, when he handed it over to his sons. 

He led a peaceful, contented, happy sort of life and was well known and better liked by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom had a kindly word and pleasant smile for the genial old man. 

He was in politics a staunch Reformer, and in religion a Universalist.

He had nine children, the following of whom are still living: - Mrs. G. Austin and Mrs. Wm. Caley, jr., of Port Dover, Mrs. Chas. Nunn, Hamilton, Mrs. John Burt, Bay City, Mrs. E. Orr, Barclay, Ont., Mr. Berkley Doan, in the U.S. and Mr. Geo. Doan, who is still on the old homestead and with whom the deceased spent his declining years.

 He was smart and active almost to the last, and had been tax collector for the township for the past two years. 

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m., today, and will no doubt be very largely attended, by his hosts of relatives and friends, who keenly regret his demise.

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