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Pvt. William T. Doughty

DOUGHTY, ALLEN, ROGERS, BAKER

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Pvt. William T. Doughty

The Tillamook Headlight July 4, 1912

Obituary Notice.

William Thomas Doughty was born at Bowdoin, Maine, August 9th, 1837, and died at his home near Bay City, June 26th, 1912, aged 74 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was the second of the eleven children of Phillip and Mehitable (Allen) Doughty. In his boyhood he made several voyages on coasting ships, spending the winter of 1855-56 in New Orleans, after which he joined his parents and their family in Missouri, whither they had moved to Dickinson County, Northwestern Iowa. In 1861, he enlisted in the Seventh Regiment Iowa Cavalry, raised for the purpose of defending the settlers of Dickinson county from the Sioux Indians. In this capacity he helped save the settlers of Dickinson County from massacre, to rescue the refugees from Belmont, Minn., who were hiding in the tall prairie grass, to bury the dead there, and later to defeat the Indians at Whitestone Hill, Dakota. His term of enlistment expiring, he joined in 1864, the Sixteenth Iowa Infantry, and went south. He took part in the battle of Nashville, and afterwards followed Sherman on the march through the Carolinas. After the war he returned to his home in Iowa. He was married April 11, 1866, to Miss Emily E. Rogers. In 1870 he moved to Oregon, reaching the Bay neighborhood in 1870, where he has ever since resided. He had joined the Methodist Church, then the only Protestant organization here. He has resided here ever since, though he made several trips to the Rocky Mountain region, for the sake of health, he having been a great sufferer since the latter part of 1880. He is survived by his widow, and six of his seven children viz., Lucy, William, Vesper and Waldo, of Bay City; Edwin, of Malden, Washington; and Mrs. Faye Baker, of Valleyford, Washington. He also leaves five brothers, four sisters and four grandchildren.

[Source and date unknown received in Finance Division 3/22/1926]


 

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