Rev. Franklin P. Doty

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.

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Rev. Franklin P. Doty Succumbs at Scranton

Rev. Franklin P. Doty, 81, retired Methodist Episcopal minister who was former pastor of Avoca and Parson Churches, died at his home, 622 Quincy Avenue, Scranton, yesterday morning.

He was born at Wantage, Sussex County, N.J., in 1852. After teaching school he 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.

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Short News Items from 1914

J.J. Walling of Nampa was in the County Seat the first of the week attending a water users’ meeting. (Caldwell Tribune, February 20, 1914)

Zelora Armstrong was a passenger to Omaha last Wednesday where he will enter a school of auto engineering. He expects to spend about eight weeks on the course. (Kossuth County Advance, April 15, 1914)

Mr. Zelora Armstrong is spending this week with his parents here, enjoying a brief vacation from his school duties in Omaha where he is attending a college on auto-engineering. After completing the course Mr. Armstrong expects to enter the employment of the Manhattan Oil Co., and take charge of an important filling station in Omaha under the management of Mr. C.J. Dutton, formerly of this village. (Kossuth County Advance, May 27, 1914)

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E. Helen Cardwell & Howard R. Doty

At the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. James Cardwell, of Cooper street, Taylor, yesterday at 9:30 o’clock occurred the marriage of Miss E. Helen Cardwell and Howard R. Doty, a prominent young man of New York.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. E.P. [sic] Doty, father of the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Doty left on the 10:30 a.m. Lackawanna train for an extended tour among the Catskills.  They will make their home in Jersey City. N.J.

Source:  Scranton Republican, June 26, 1912.

Short News Items from 1905

Miss Lillie Doty, of Talmadge Hill spent Saturday and Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. R.T. Shipman. (Van Ettenville Valley Breeze, May 11, 1905)

W.R. Rorick, of Sadler, Huddleston & Co., East Buffalo, N.Y., was also with us yesterday and met many old friends and associates. (Detroit Free Press, May 12, 1905)

Charley Armstrong is the champion wolf killer of this region. A few days ago he brought in seven of them. (Algona Advance, June 22, 1905)

Short News Items from 1892

Mrs. Alvin Holmes and son and Mrs. James Casterline are visiting the family of Rev. Frank Doty of Avoca. (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, February 18, 1892)

Newton Frakes and E.V. McGrew, of Portland, have been visiting their old Perrydale home. (Salem Statesman Journal, August 12, 1892)

E.V. McGrew, of Victoria, has been on a visit to relatives at Perrydale. (Oregon Statesman, December 2, 1892)

Wat. Rorick went to Canandaigua, Mich. last Tuesday morning, to be gone about two months. He ordered the News to follow him so as to be posted on home happenings. (The Caldwell News, December 22, 1892)

Observe Anniversary

SCIPIO—Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Doty of Scipio was observed last week with a dance in Scipio amusement hall, with friends and relatives tendering gifts and congratulations.

Source:  Salt Lake Telegram, February 2, 1939.

Divorce Allowed; Three More Asked

Gertrude Doty charges Joseph E. Doty with failing to provide for herself and baby in a suit for divorce brought in the district court. Divorce is asked also by Norma Fuller, who says R.E. Fuller has failed to provide the common necessities of life. A similar charge is made against Alfred H. Vickers by Agnes M. Vickers. Mrs. Rachel Cooley has received a divorce from James Cooley.

Source: Salt Lake Telegram, February 20, 1911.

Mrs. Minnie Belles

WAVERLY, Nov. 2—Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Minnie Belles in the Laurel Hill Evangelical church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She was buried in Wilkes-Barre.

Mrs. Belles died Monday at the age of 68, after a short illness. She was formerly a resident of Barton, having moved to Wilkes-Barre from here about 30 years ago. She made frequent visits to Waverly, her last being last summer.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Louanna Stebbins of Lompac [sic], Cal., formerly of Waverly and Mrs. Carrie Ferris of Corning; and a brother, Joseph E. Doty of Scipio, Utah.

Harold and Ira VanNest [sic] of Waverly, nephews of Mrs. Belles, went to Wilkes-Barre yesterday.

Source: Sayre Evening Times, November 2, 1938.