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Timeline of The Doane Family Association

October 2, 2012 History Comments
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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.

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