Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, January 25, 1899.

Margaret Doran

Died: Our citizens were surprised, grieved and shocked upon receiving the news last Thursday evening that Mrs. Margaret Doran died at her home at Woodward.

She took sick the Monday previous with the grip but was no seriously affected until Thursday noon when she had a sinking spell which alarmed the family. A few hours later another attack came and she was too weak to rally, death resulting.

The remains were brought to this city on Friday for interment, accompanied by Thomas Doran, Hank O'Brien and wife, son, son-in-law and daughter, and Undertaker Wiggins of Woodward. Father Sullivan officiated at the grave.

All of the deceased's Medicine Lodge friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the grave to pay the last respects to a good, noble woman whose departure they have endless reasons to mourn.

Mrs. Doran lived in Medicine Lodge more than ten years, coming from Illinois in the early ‘80s. She removed to Woodward in the spring of 1894, but has frequently visited among her friends here so that we still speak of her as a citizen.

She is survived by three married children - Mr. Thos. Doran, Mrs. H. O'Brien and Mrs. J. Dohrer, all residing at Woodward, Oklahoma.

Her husband died before her removal to Kansas. As the bereaved son and daughters mourn the sudden departure of a kind and devoted mother, they are joined by the citizens of Medicine Lodge and Woodward who mourn with them.


Mary Margaret Doran, grand-daughter of Margaret Doran.


Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!




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