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George Doran


Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 16:48:06

George Doran; farmer; Se 34 P O Boone; was born in Pennsylvania, March 14, 1814 and when five years of age his parents moved to Ohio settling in Tuscarawas county; was there educated in the common schools age of nineteen years learned the brickmason's trade, which he followed about ten years steadily, and has worked at it some since; in 1856 he came to Iowa and located where he has since resided, owning 96 acres of land; was town trustee of this township for 12 consecutive years, andin October 1869, was elected coroner of this county, but was defeated by a very small majority; while living in Ohio he was, in 1836 elected coroner of Tuscarawas county, was deputy sheriff, and also for four years held the position of deputy treasuerer; has been twice married; first April 16, 1837, to Mary A Cribbs; of Ohio; she died Aughust 31, 1844, to Miss Lydia Steelsmith, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; they have 6 children: Sarah A (wife of Wm R Dyer), Angeline and Julia M, living, and three deceased; Mr Doran's eldest son , Thomas was a member of the Seventh Ohio infantry; was in the memorable bayonet charge at teh battle of Winchester, West Virginia, and was severly wounded in teh foot by a bayonet int eh hands of the rebels; he was sent to the hospital, and whle there was detailed as chief clerk to the surgion general, where re remained until the expiration of this three years service; he then returned home and made a short visit, after which he returned to Ohio, and through his own merits was appointed as chief clerk of the war commissioner's office of Ohio, then in charge of General Whtimore; the General haveing resigned, Thomas was appointed by Governor Cox to that posiotn, which office he held until all of Ohio's war claims were settled; he then went to Australia, where he resides at present; Andrewe J, the next oldest son was a member of a California regiment, and served for three yeaers, doing duty on the frontierand aolng the Rio Grande river; at eh expiration of his term of service he returned to San Francisco, and there clerked for the Union Pacific RR; he was sent to China as the agent of the company, where he remained for 6 months; buying Chinamen athe rate of $16 per heard, and sending them to this country to build the railroads of the company; on his return he accepted the position as geologist to the California Exploring and Mining Company and remained with them for nine years; he is now connected with some of the finest gold and silver mines in Arizona, and has been extremely succussful.

From the 1880 Boone Co History Book


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