Cecil Doty

21 October 1897–19 July 1983 (Age 85)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Cecil

When Cecil Doty was born on 21 October 1897, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, William Rosamond "Will" Doty, was 27 and her mother, Cora Belle Mills, was 24. She married Samuel Coleman Foote on 23 July 1917, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1915. She died on 19 July 1983, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Samuel Coleman Foote
Cecil Doty
Marriage: 23 July 1917
Eva Bell Elizabeth Foote
Fred William Adelbert Foote
Everett Samuel Foote
Darrell Dean Foote
Arlene A Foote
Violet Germaine Foote
Norma Jean Foote
Paul Elisa Foote
Opal Irene Foote
Mona Foote
Roy Lee Foote

Spouse and Children

23 July 1917
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: probably an early variant of Doughty .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cecil Foote in household of Samuel Foote, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecil Doty, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Cecil Doty in household of Wm Doty, "United States Census, 1900"

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