The death of Rev. Franklin P. Doty, 81, retired Methodist Episcopal minister, who was a former pastor of Avoca and Parson Churches, occurred yesterday morning at his home, 622 Quincy Avenue, Scranton, yesterday morning.
Rev. Doty was born at Wantage, Sussex County, N.J., in 1852. He taught school and then entered the Methodist ministry in 1877 and became a full member of Wyoming Conference two years later. In 1879 he was married to Miss Amelia Harding of Barton, N.Y., who died in 1924.
Besides Avoca and Parsons, Rev. Mr. Doty has been pastor of churches at Sale’s Eddy, Oregon, Harpersville, N.Y.; North Abington, Peckville Taylor, Throop; Bradley Memorial, Embury and West Park Churches, the latter three in Scranton.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Edith M. Doty; a son, Howard R. Doty; two grandchildren, Franklin C., and Marian B. Doty; also a brother, Asa T. Doty of Spencer, N.Y.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, April 4, 1933.