Alice Elmira Doty

19 March 1858–21 January 1949 (Age 90)
Clayton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alice Elmira

When Alice Elmira Doty was born on 19 March 1858, in Clayton, Iowa, United States, her father, Levi Doty, was 44 and her mother, Rebecca Jones, was 39. She married Lyman Edward Moats on 3 September 1882, in Fayette, Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Eagle Grove Township, Wright, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 January 1949, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Edward Moats
Alice Elmira Doty
Marriage: 3 September 1882
Grace Evelyn Moats
Amy R Moats
Hazel Irene Moats

Spouse and Children

    Lyman Edward Moats



3 September 1882
Fayette, Fayette, Iowa, United States



    Amy R Moats


    Hazel Irene Moats


Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Jones





    Benjamin Doty


    Thomas Jefferson Doty


    Cornelius Doty



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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: probably an early variant of Doughty .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Moals in household of Lyman Moals, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alvina Doty in household of Levi Doty, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Almira Doty in household of Levi Doty, "United States Census, 1860"

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