Catherine Doran, 9 North 48 West


In 1850 Lafayette County, Wisconsin, Catherine Flannigan is 12, born in New Jersey, with parents Nicholas and Catherine Flannigan. JOhn is 10, Christitopher is 4, and Anne is 2.
In 1860 Lafayette County, Catherine is 22, married to William Doran, 24, with Andrew 4 and James 2.
In 1870 Doniphan County, Kansas, William and Cathereine have Andrew 14, James 12, Edward 8, William 1, and Mary ten months.

In 1880 Mills County, Iowa, Catherine is widowed, 43, with James 22, Edward 18, William 10, Katie 7, and Ellen 5.
In 1900 Lancaster County, Nebraska, Katherine Doran is married but no spouse, born Feb 1838 in New Jersey, with son Edward Dec 1862 Wisconsin, and his wife Emma Feb 1872 Iowa. Catherine's daughter Ellen Feb 1867 Iowa is with them. 1903 Columbus, Kansas "Valentine Crowder and wife visited Mrs. Crowder's father at Columbus last week. He has been quits sick but is getting better." (THIS MUST BE HER MOTHER, NOT FATHER)

"Heirs of Catherine Doran" proved up a quarter in 14, 9N 48W in 1911.



Catherine's daughter Catherine Elizabeth Doran born Sep 7, 1874 in Nebraska, married William E. Gillespy and died in Denver May 26, 1941.
Catherine is buried in Glenwood, Iowa - dying April 19, 1908. # 42654052. She shares a stone with Andrew 1856-1908.
William Doran was shot and killed in 1878 in Mills County.
"On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 17, 1878, William Doran and John Tynan were shot and killed while walking on the road alongside the railroad track at Haney's switch, below Pacific Junction. Doran was foreman of the railroad stone quarry below where the shooting took place. He had with him at the time about $125, and of this he was was robbed. Tynan was also employed in the stone quarry, but did not have any money with him.
Their dead bodies were found on Sunday morning, and several circumstances pointed to McCrary as the murderer. He was arrested that evening, and his trial resulted in his sentence to life imprisoment. Jasper Clouser was also charged with complicity, but the evidence against him was not sufficient to secure his conviction. "

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