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Pro football players include Erling ‘Dinger’ Doane

October 16, 2012 Celebrities, History Comments
Erling Dinger Doane is featured on the website, Oldest Living Pro Football Players.

Dinger Doane is featured on the website, Oldest Living Pro Football players.

His story takes a strange twist after a 1928 jaunt in a car. Apparently, heavy drinking led to a car accident which sustained Doane minor injuries. His friend, however, landed in the hospital with a broken leg.

The friend had a further unfortunate incident when he attempted to get a peek at his leg by lighting a match. The match lit up the whole room when his leg splints caught fire.

Timeline of The Doane Family Association

October 2, 2012 History Comments
Doane Family Association logo
The Doane Family

1868 — The Doane Family held it first recorded reunion. Like most reunions of that time, it was a “come and bring a basket lunch and spend a day with your relations.”

1869 — The Doanes erected a memorial stone on the site of Deacon John Doane’s house at Eastham, MA. That site, overlooking Nauset Bay, is now a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

1906 — A perpetual lot in the Old Town Cove burial ground, including the grave site of Deacon Daniel Doane, a son, was set aside.

1907 — A memorial stone with a bronze tablet honoring Deacon John Doane was erected and a booklet was published. The Doane Family Association has held reunions on a biennial basis since 1907.

1911 — The Doane Family Association constitution was written and adopted.

1936 — On April 20, 1936 the Doane Family Association of America was incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey.

1975 — The third edition of The Doane Family, Volume I was printed and Volume II was created.

1980 — The Doane Family Foundation was created with Doane College to support Doane scholars and other worthy projects.

1984 — The first truly international reunion was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

1994 — A granite stone and bronze marker commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Nauset was dedicated at the Deacon John Doane home site.

2008 — The Doane Family Foundation established a second scholarship program for Doane family members attending other institutions.

2009 — The Foundation became a 501(c)3 corporation eligible for tax free contributions.

2010 — The Doane Family Association introduced a new logo.

Doane truck rests in a Sumner Wash. field

August 24, 2012 History, Media, Photo Comments
Doane truck resting in Sumner, Washington. Photo: Ray Elliott, June 18, 2010.

Doane Trucks were manufactured in San Francisco from 1916 to 1933. This relic Doane truck is resting in Sumner, WA.

Photographer Ray Elliott took a picture after driving past the rusty vehicle for years. He posted it on Flickr which is how we discovered it.

Elliot writes, “The truck is no longer easily visible from the road having been pushed back under some trees.”

Thank you Ray Elliott for sharing your Flickr photo with the Doane Family.

Doane truck resting in Sumner, Washington. Photo: Ray Elliott, June 18, 2010.

Photo: Ray Elliott, Optical Reflex
Hometown: Pueblo
Currently: Puyallup (pyoo AL up), USA
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