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Hartwell Doud 1838-1918


Posted By: Connie J Swearingen-Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/29/2012 at 03:49:37

The Mapleton Press
31 October 1918

Pioneer Settler Gone

Hartwell Doud Died Last Sunday Afternoon

With the death of Hartwell Doud last Sunday there passed away probably the oldest resident settler of this section he having come here when this section was prairie and the settlers were very few and usually many miles apart. For some years he operated the station on the stage route between Yankton and Council Bluffs located about ten miles southeast of here. This route was later superseded by the state from Onawa when the railroad reached that point.

Later Mr. Doud removed with his family to Oklahoma where he resided for many years. He returned to Mapleton to make his home with his sons about two years ago. He was in his eightieth year having been born in Indiana October 27, 1838. Death also came to him October 27th of this year.

The deceased was married to Miss Martha Maynard December 24, 1863, and to this union were born twelve boys and three girls. Ten of the children and the aged wife survive. All of the children visited their father during his last illness and four of them were at his bedside when he expired. The other six reside in Oklahoma

Mr. Doud was a veteran of the Civil War. He came to this territory in 1861, traveling by team from Indiana. The first camp he made was in the land now known as the Whiting farm east of Mapleton.

Surviving him in addition to the wife and children are two sisters, Mrs. Myrla Lee and Mrs. Robert McCleery both of Mapleton and forty three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with interment in the Heisler cemetery.


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