Family:Doan, Clinton Whitney (1859-1951)

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Clinton Whitney10Doan (Harriet Jane9 Whitney, David Blish8, Samuel7, Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Harriet Jane9 Whitney and Jacob A. Doan, was born 12 Mar 1859, Gilroy, Santa Clara, CA, and died 12 Dec 1951, San Jose, CA. He was buried in Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy, CA.

Clinton Whitney Doan married 14 Jul 1886, Gilroy, CA, Mary Ann Murdock, daughter of John and Catherine Lamira (Bostwick) Murdock. She was born 23 Jan 1861, Marysville, CA, and died 24 Jul 1917, Gilroy, CA.

Mary Ann Murdock's father was John Murdock who was born in County Down, Ireland, October 23, 1832, his parents being James and Ann (McKee) Murdock, both of Scotch blood. At the age of seventeen he came to the United States with his brother, locating in Arkansas, where he remained until 1852, when he crossed the plains to Marysville, California, and found employment in a bakery for a while. He next went to Sutter County, where he engaged in stock-raising, and in 1868 came to Santa Clara County, bringing eighty head of cattle with him. In 1876 he engaged in the dairying business, in which he has been successful. His present residence was erected in 1879.

Mr. Murdock was married in Sutter County, January 10, 1867, to Miss Catherine Lamira Bostwick, a native of Ohio, and of Pennsylvania ancestry. They have nine children: William Henry, residing in Fresno; Mary Ann, wife of Clinton Doan, residing in San Benito County; David M., a resident of San Jose; Noble D., a resident of San Felipe; Sarah Jane, John C., Charles N., Robert Frederick, and Catherine L. Mrs. Catherine Lamira Murdock died in August, 1879.

In politics Mr. Murdock is a Republican. He is now, and has been for fifteen years, a School Trustee in Rhodes School District. He has a fine garden, and raises nearly all kinds of vegetables. Wild clover and oats were found growing on the place when he settled on it. The bur clover is the best feed he has, and the alfalfa also does well. He usually rents about 100 acres in the valley for feed for his stock, and runs his stock on that when he can. Mr. Murdock has a ranch of 879 acres, nearly eight miles due east from Gilroy, in the Canada De Los Osos. He has from 100 to 150 head of stock cattle, and usually milks about forty cows, and makes 100 pounds of cheese per day, for which he finds a market in San Francisco. He has obtained as high as eighteen cents per pound for cheese this season. He manufactures the Young America cheese, which averages eight pounds each. He raises the Durham breed of cattle, preferring them to any other for dairy purposes.[1]

Children of Clinton Whitney10 and Mary Ann (Murdock) Doan:

i. Frank Murdock Doan, b. 5 Jul 1887, CA; d. 27 Nov 1941, San Francisco, CA.
ii. Harold Clinton Doan, b. 27 Feb 1894, CA; d. 10 Nov 1982, Los Angeles, CA.
iii. Mary Ann Doan, b. 3 Sep 1891, Hollister, CA; m. Samuel Patrick McMullen.
iv. Lamira Agnes Doan, b. 5 May 1889, Hollister, CA; d. 17 Oct 1980, Hollister, CA.
v. Russell Chester Doan, b. 13 Aug 1897, CA; d. 30 Mar 1968, Santa Cruz County, CA.


23 19 Jacob Doan 31 M - Farmer $3000 $3000 Ohio Harriet " 25 F - Wis. Francis J. " 4 M - Cal. Walter C. " 3 M - " Clinton " 1 M - " Dwight S. Whitney 23 M - Carpenter $700 Wis. Isaac W. Whitney 29 M - Quartz Miner $700 N.Y. Danl. W. Kline 19 M - laborer Wis. Attended school


1.^  "Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888. Pg. 309-310 Transcribed by Kathy Sedler Proofread by Betty Vickroy-"

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