William John Doran

23 October 1881–25 October 1964 (Age 83)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William John

When William John Doran was born on 23 October 1881, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Michael Doran, was 28 and his mother, Matilda Mierke, was 23. He had at least 1 daughter with Anna Josephine Housley. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 October 1964, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Leesburg, Lake, Florida, United States.

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William John Doran
Anna Josephine Housley
Eleanora Doran

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Parents and Siblings

    John Michael Doran


    Matilda Mierke




    Matilda Florence Doran



    Martha Doran


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1882 · Cleveland School of Art

Age 1

Originally called the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, the Cleveland School of Art is a co-educational school that has highlighted its students works in different arts and designs. After World War II, the school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and soon after became the Cleveland Institute of Art. The school today offers 17 different artistic programs all year long.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deoradháin ‘descendant of Deoradhán’, a byname representing a diminutive of deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’, ‘exile’.2 English: variant of Durant .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Doran, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Doran, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William J in entry for Anna J Housey Doran, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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