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Descendants of James Doran, Sr.

8. JOHN4 DORAN (MICHAEL3, JAMES2, ???1) was born Abt. January 1850 in Marley (AKA Knockduff), St. Mullins, County Carlow, Ireland, and died July 17, 1936 in Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan. He married JULIA A. FEENEY May 21, 1876 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of PETER FEENEY and MARY WELCH. She was born March 18, 1857 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died September 06, 1945 in Marinette, Marinette Co., Wisconsin.

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St. Mullins Roman Catholic Parish Baptismal Register, 1796 - 1880, County Carlow, Ireland
Compiled by Carlow Genealogy Project, Old School, College St., Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland - Email:, Mary Moore, Co-ordinator, Carlow Genealogy Project

Name: John Doran
Date of Baptism: January 20, 1850
St. Mullins Roman Catholic Parish, Marley, St. Mullins Civil Parish, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Volume 1, Page 386, Entry Number 4698
Father: Michael Doran
Mother: Catherine Kehoe
Sponsors: Patrick Foley and Bridget Kavanagh


17 July 1936 Marinette Eagle-Star, Marinette, Wisconsin


John Doran, well known pioneer Menominee resident, passed away this afternoon at his home on State street in that city. Death was due to infirmities of old age, the decedent being about 80 years old. Further details will be published tomorrow."

18 July 1936 Marinette Eagle-Star


Menominee Pioneer Dies at 86; Lived in Same Home 55 Years

John Doran, 86, estimable Menominee pioneer, who lived 55 years in the same home, at 1503 State street, that city, passed away at 2 p. m. Friday, death being due to complcations incident to old age. He had been ailing for about two years and was quite ill the past month. Born Feb. 2, 1850, in County Carlow, Ireland, the decedent came to this country at age 6. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Charles McCrory, Marinette, three sons, George E. Doran, Marinette; Floyd, Menominee, and Leo T., Hermansville, and also 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Lemieux Funeral Home and will be returned to the family residence at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. Final rites will be conducted Monday morning, at 7:30 o'clock from the home and at 8 o'clock from St. John's church. The Rev. Fr. Dennis Cleary will officiate. The Menominee Council, Knights of Columbus, will assemble at the home at 7:15 o'clock to recite the rosary."

Saturday, 18 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader (Source: Spies Public Library, Menominee, Michigan; copied and transcribed by the Author, July, 1999)



Funeral services for John Doran, 86, an early-day resident of this city who died at 2 p. m. in his home, are to be held Monday at 7:30 a. m. in the home at 1503 State street, and at 8 a. m. in St. John's church. Rev. Father Wigbert Leineweber will intone the requiem high mass and interment will be in Riverside cemetery. Mr. Doran's death on Friday followed an illness of three months of infirmities incident to old age. He was born in County Carlow, Ireland, February 2, 1850, and came to this country when he was 6 years old. He had lived in Menominee for 55 years during which time he had occupied the same house at 1503 State street. Mr. Doran was a timber estimator for the J. W. Wells Lumber company for 35 years. Survivors are his wife, the following children: George and Mrs. Charles McCrory of Marinette; Floyd of Menominee and Leo T. of Hermansville; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Members of Menominee Council, Knights of Columbus, will assemble in the Doran home at 7:15 p. m. to recite the rosary

Monday, 20 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader, Menominee, Michigan



"Final rites for John Doran, 86, an early-day resident of this city who died Friday, were held at 7:30 a. m. today in his home, 1503 State street, and at 8 a. m. in St. John's church. Rev. Father Wigbert Leineweber intoned the requiem high mass. Six grandsons of the decedent, George, Roger, Allen and Gordan Doran, Glen and Donald McCrory bore the casket to its final resting place, an evergreen lined grave in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. James Mikolasek was in charge of flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Leo T. Doran, their sons Thomas and Jaime of Hermansville; Thomas Feeney of Glenwood, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Feeney of Minneapolis; Mrs. Allen S. White of Rice Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Edward Stilb of Racine; Mrs. J. Harney of Melville, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Rachford and Mrs. Lucille O'Conner of Oconto; and Mrs. Louis LeClaire of Appleton attended the funeral." (Mrs. J. Harney, a niece of John Doran, is the former Catherine Hayes, daughter of James Hayes and Johanna Doran)
Oconto County Reporter
October 30 1875

"We are pleased to learn that John Doran has made an amicable settlement of his business difficulties and has resumed operation in the manufacture of cigars at his old stand."
Oconto County Reporter
November 11, 1882

"SINCE the death of E. Groleau, who was at the time of his demise proprietor of the Globe Hotel in this city, the saloon in that hostelry has been run by Johnny Doran, the rest of the house being occupied by the widowed Mrs. Groleau. Something about this way of conducting the business seems to disturb the peaceful rest of the departed Groleau, and to rectify matters he pays nocturnal visits to his old earthly home and terrifies the inmates thereof with his plaintive cries for “rest”. Some skeptics are investigating the matter, and intend to see if this ghostly apparition does not consist of something more tangible than a departed spirit clad in a shroud."

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Author's Note: John's birth date from his certified record of death is February 2, 1850; his baptismal date is January 20, 1850 suggesting he was born on or before that date
Baptism: January 20, 1850, St. Mullins Roman Catholic Parish, Marley, St. Mullins Civil Parish, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Burial: July 20, 1936, Riverside Cemetery, Sect. F, Lot 119, Menominee, Michigan
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): July 17, 1936, Myocarditis
Census 1: 1860, John, mother Katherine, brother James & sister Joanna were living in the household of their uncle, Thomas Kehoe, in Saukville Township, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Census 2: 1870, John and brother James were living in a boarding house in the East Ward, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Census 3: 1880, John, wife Julia, & son George were residing in the South Ward, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Census 4: 1900, John, wife Julia, & children Annie, Floyd, Howard & Leo were living at 1503 State St., Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan
Census 5: 1910, John, wife Julia, & children George, Floyd & Leo were living at 1503 State St., Menominee, Michigan
Census 6: 1920, John & wife Julia were living at 1503 State St., Menominee, Michigan
Census 7: 1930, John & wife Julia were living at 1503 State St., Menominee, Michigan
Immigration: Abt. 1857, Status - Naturalized before 1900
Occupation 1: 1870, Worker in Sawmill
Occupation 2: 1880, Worker in Sawmill
Occupation 3: 1900, Sawyer
Occupation 4: 1910, Head Sawyer, Lumber Mill
Occupation 5: 1920, Log Scaler

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Death Certificate for Mrs. Julia Doran
Certified Copy dated Jul 8 1999 provided by the Marinette County, Wisconsin Register of Deeds. Cause of death; mrocardial degeneration, due to general arterio-sclerosis. Usual residence of deceased 309 Jefferson St., Marinette, Wisconsin. Age at time of death, 88 yrs., 5 months, 20 days. Born March 18, 1857, in Cleveland, Ohio. Father, Peter Feeney, b. Ireland; Mother's name not given. Informant George E. Doran, son of the deceased. Date of death, Sept. 6, 1945 at abt. 9:30 pm, at home. The attending physician was A. T. Nadeau, M.D. Funeral Director, L. F. Thielen; Registrar, J. Wm. Boren, M. D.

Tombstone inscription read and recorded by James Doran, July, 1999, "Mother Julia 1857-1945", Riverside Cemetery, Sect. E, Lot 5, Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan, USA

Friday, September 7, 1945 Marinette Eagle-Star - Obit for Julia Feeney (Doran)


Rites Tomorrow at Lourdes Church

Mrs. Julia Doran, 88, of 309 Jefferson street, a twin city resident since 1882, died yesterday at 9:30 p.m. at her home after an illness of four months. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 18, 1857, and moved to Menominee in 1882. She lived there until 1938, when she came to live with her son, George E., on Jefferson street. Survivors are two other sons, Floyd J., Menominee, and Leo T., Hermansville; a daughter, Mrs. Charles J. McCrory, Marinette; a sister, Mrs. John Rachford, Oconto; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her husband, John, died in 1937. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes church, with the Rev. Leo Courtney, pastor, saying the funeral mass. Burial will be in the family plot at Riverside cemetery, Menominee. The body will be taken from the McLain funeral home to the residence late today, where the rosary will be held at 7 o'clock tonight."

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Author's Note: Abt. 1873, Moved to Oconto, Wisconsin
Burial: September 08, 1945, Riverside Cemetery, Sect. F, Lot 119, Menominee, Michigan

Marriage Notes for J
Julia Feeney and John Doran were married on 21 May 1876, at St. Joseph's church in Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin. Their witnesses were John Despin and Barbara Feeney.
Source: (1)Diocese of Green Bay; Record of marriage of St. Joseph's parish, Oconto, Wisconsin. Cover letter and copy of record received by the Author on November 20, 1999, from Kris Beisser Matthies, CGRS, Assistant Archivist; (2) Oconto County Register of Deeds - Registration of Marriage dated Dec. 12, 1876.
Children of J
20. i.   GEORGE EDWARD5 DORAN, SR., b. July 11, 1876, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin; d. April 17, 1957, Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan.
  ii.   JAMES PETER DORAN, b. September 02, 1877, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin; d. January 01, 1879, Wisconsin.
21. iii.   AGNES MARY (ANNIE) DORAN, b. December 08, 1880, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin; d. May 11, 1974, Green Bay, Brown Co., Wisconsin.
  iv.   MAUD ELIZABETH DORAN, b. August 17, 1884, Wisconsin; d. January 1889.
  v.   HARRY DORAN, b. May 17, 1887, Wisconsin or Michigan; d. October 1889.
22. vi.   FLOYD JOHN DORAN, b. August 19, 1890, Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan; d. October 14, 1967, St. Joseph-Lloyd Hospital, Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan.
  vii.   HOWARD SYLVESTER DORAN, b. June 05, 1893, Menominee Co., Menominee Co., Michigan; d. January 1904, Menominee Co., Menominee Co., Michigan.
From 1900 Michigan Census: Howard Doran, son of John Doran, age 6, born June, 1894, living with parents at 1503 State St. in Menominee, Michigan

Burial: January 07, 1904, Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Michigan

23. viii.   LEO THOMAS (TOMMY) DORAN, b. May 28, 1897, Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan; d. August 01, 1963, Hermansville, Menominee Co., Michigan.

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