Sunday, December 12, 2010

G.W.Doze obituary

email from Vicki Bever Doze October 30 2010

following is G.W. Doze's obituary. I do not have a copy of the funeral program, so I don't know the date of burial.

Obituary from the Wichita Eagle 15 Aug 1944

George W Doze is Claimed by Death Here at Age of 92
Resident of Kansas Since 1883 Made His Home in Wichita Since 1904
One of 14 Children

George W. Doze, 92, died in St. Francis Hospital Monday afternoon after a long illness. The immediate cause of his death being dropsy. He had been a resident of Wichita most of the time since 1904 and a resident of Kansas since 1883, having filed on the first claim in McPherson township, Pratt county, where he resided until 1985 when he moved to Norwich.
Born in Iowa, but reared as a boy in Missouri, he, early in life, learned carpentry and was a contractor during the active part of his long life, having built some of the first structures at Cairo, Saratoga and Cuillison in Pratt county, Kansas and Mullinville, Kiowa County, Kansas, and old Springfield, once the county seat of Seward county, Kansas. He also participated in two Oklahoma land openings. in the late 1870's he made an overland trip from Osceola, Mo. to Pueblo Colorado and became attracted by the possibilities of southwestern Kansas just then beginning to settle. In 1883 he moved to Pratt county Kansas making the trip overland.

One of 14 Children

One of 14 children of Victor Doze, who came to the United States from France in the 1820's, he was the last survivor but one, all of whom lived to be 80 or more, two sisters living into their lates 90's. Surviving are three sons, two grandsons, three granddaughters, and 10 great-grandchildren. The sons are W.W. Doze of Carthage, Mo; E.O. Doze of Norwich and J.B. Doze, 1421 Park Place, of the editorial staff of the Eagle [The Wichita Eagle.] The grandsons are Harry Doze of Tucson, Ariz.; and Burtis T. Doze, 1628 Garland, a reporter for The Wichita Eagle. Mrs Roy Hoops, of Butte, Montana; Mrs Hershel Dunn, Wichita; and Mrs Earl Washburn of Norwich are the grandchildren. [sic] [should be granddaughters.]
Burial will be at Norwich, Kingman County, Kansas, where his wife, who died in 1904, is buried. The services will be in charge of [sic] J.A. Green of Norwich and Byrd and Snodgrass of Wichita. The funeral awaits the arrival of W.W. Doze from Carthage.

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