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Doran, Thomas H.


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 10/29/2006 at 08:26:03

Doran, Thomas H., farmer, stock-raiser and of the firm of Doran Bros., grain dealers, Beaver; this firm consists of three brothers: J.R., John, and the subject of our sketch, who was born in Ireland in 1849; when six years of age his parents, Patrick and Catharine Doran, came to the United States, landing in New York; there he grew to manhood, being raised as a farmer; in 1857 he moved to Illinois and lived there until 1875, when he moved to where he now resides; his farm is situated on Sec. 5 and consists of 245 acres of land; each of his brothers own 160 acres; Mr. T.H. Doran is also postmaster of Beaver and is a member of the Catholic church; his mother died in 1858 and his father seven years later; this firm is doing quite an extensive business in Grand Junction and also at this place.

Biographies from The History of Boone County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c.; Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co., Des Moines, Iowa, 1880. Beaver Township.


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