John Doan performs his harp guitart in Southeast Asia

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Centenarian Dorothy Doan Baker celebrated for her many “firsts”

Dorothy Doan Baker was born September 1, 1912, in Jersey City, NJ and died May 25, 2014 in New York at age 101. Baker graduated in 1934 from Barnard College with a B.A. She completed her M.S degree from the University of Rochester where she met her husband John H. Baker, Sr. …

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New chapter members sought in Washington

June 2, 2012 Local Comments
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We would love to have you join our chapter of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc. Most of our meetings and reunions occur in Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon. If you are interested in starting a Doane chapter perhaps closer to where you live in Washington, here is what will help you get started:

Have an active interest in the descendants of Deacon John Doane and the Doane Family Association of Amercia, Inc.

Be willing to organize a chapter reunion once a year.

Be willing to follow the regional bylaws and seek advice from the regional vice-president should you desire to update, change or alter your bylaws.

Be committed to sending an annual report of your chapter activities to the regional vice-president.

Be willing to collect dues to pay for services to advance the chapter and help promote chapter activities.

Consider preparing a short history of your branch of the Doane Family, sharing it with your chapter members and sending it to the regional website so we can help promote your chapter

Consider attending a national reunion at some time in your life.

It’s our hope that we can partner with those who enjoy family, tracing their own history and meeting others with like interests. The association is full of dedicated people across the U.S., in England and Austrailia who are genealogy enthusiasts, first class history dectectives, love to travel, value education, and are very interested in the descendants of Deacon John Doane.

We are glad to provide you with information, expertise and encouragement while starting your own chapter. Email us for more information doanefamilyassociation@gmail.com.

Gallery of Idaho

May 3, 2012 Local, Media, Photo Comments
Owyhee Mountains, Idaho, USA.

“Idaho is a state in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. Idaho is the 14th most expansive, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

The state’s largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called “Idahoans”. Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state.” ~ Wikipedia

“Idaho is a rugged state, with 10,000 – 12,500 ft snow-capped mountains, whitewater rivers (one running through the deepest river canyon in the U.S.), forests, high desert, and plenty of wilderness. Most of the land north of Boise is National or State Forest.” ~ Wikitravel

Seven Devils Mountains. Hells Canyon Wilderness, Payette National Forest, Adams County, Idaho

City beach at Sandpoint, Idaho.

Owyhee Mountains, Idaho, USA.

New chapter members sought in Idaho

May 2, 2012 Local Comments
Revett Lake near Kellog, Idaho.

We would love to have you join our chapter of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc. Most of our meetings and reunions occur in Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon. If you are interested in starting a Doane chapter perhaps closer to where you live in Idaho, here is what will help you get started:

Have an active interest in the descendants of Deacon John Doane and the Doane Family Association of Amercia, Inc.

Be willing to organize a chapter reunion once a year.

Be willing to follow the regional bylaws and seek advice from the regional vice-president should you desire to update, change or alter your bylaws.

Be committed to sending an annual report of your chapter activities to the regional vice-president.

Be willing to collect dues to pay for services to advance the chapter and help promote chapter activities.

Consider preparing a short history of your branch of the Doane Family, sharing it with your chapter members and sending it to the regional website so we can help promote your chapter

Consider attending a national reunion at some time in your life.

Shoshone falls located in the state of Idaho.

It’s our hope that we can partner with those who enjoy family, tracing their own history and meeting others with like interests. The association is full of dedicated people across the U.S., in England and Austrailia who are genealogy enthusiasts, first class history dectectives, love to travel, value education, and are very interested in the descendants of Deacon John Doane.

We are glad to provide you with information, expertise and encouragement while starting your own chapter. Email us for more information doanefamilyassociation@gmail.com.

Doane family unveils new logo

August 1, 2010 National Comments
Doane Family Association logo

The design of the Doane Family logo began with the image of Doane Rock. It is central to the design with all other symbols supporting the environment inside the shield.

The Doane Family Association symbol is placed underneath to symbolize “upholding” the past traditions and histories to benefit future generations. The border outside of the shield is there to “protect” the environment with specific icons at each corner. The cross, located at the center peak, represents faith. The swords, to the left and right of the cross, represent family who served in the military. The anchor at the base of the shield references stability.

Surrounding the shield is wheat which represents constant nurturing of the protected environment through the generations of our ancestors. The Five stars are symbolic of the five children of Deacon John Doane, the first Doane to land in the colonies.

Around the outer circle is a statement of who we are and what we are about.

Family
The TREE is a particular pear tree with branches, fruit and the stars representing progeny. There is a poem written by Heman Doane about a pear tree transplanted on Cape Cod, Massachusetts from England around 1630 by Thomas Pince that bore fruit for over two hundred years.

Character
The ROCK is a visible symbol of solidity; steadfast and resolute. The Doane Rock is located on the original property of Deacon John Doane in Cape Cod and is the largest exposed glacier bolder in the region.

Wisdom
The BOOK reinforces that education is the beginning of enlightenment. Doane College was founded by Thomas Doane in Crete, Nebraska in the year 1872. The Doane Family Association of Amercia, Inc. (DFA) was formed in 1907 in order to preserve family history. Genealogical records, represented by the BOOK are archived at the college. The “F” in DFA forms the KEY that will unlock the mystery of the origin of Deacon John Doane.

Fortitude
The WHEAT symbolizes agriculture. The ANCHOR symbolizes fishing industries — the backbone of early American industry. The EAGLE is the symbol of America and military service. Doane’s have served in every U.S. conflict including the Revolutionary War.

God
The SUN represents the light of the world. It is probable that Deacon John Doane came to America to escape religious persecution. Faith in God and fellow man is the foundation for the United States. Other icons representing God include a cross and Bible.

Doanes takeover fort and fortify selves with lunch

August 6, 2006 Local Comments
Fort Vancouver

On a beautiful day with a comfortably warm breeze, the Doan(e) family held their August 2005 reunion where trappers, traders, Indians and pioneers once tramped. The early arrivals toured Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and heard from volunteers in full period costume about life when the fort was founded. The picture shows Fort Vancouver with Mount Hood in the distance. The buildings are (left to right) the blacksmith shop and the Indian trading house.

The present day Doanes gathered under the large, covered, handicapped-accessible pavilion – located right next to the parking lot – which pleased many. When the munching ended, President John Doan called the official meeting to order by performing on his world-renowned harp guitar. He expressed regrets that his wife, Deirdra Doan, could not attend, and shared that she was in Denmark. After the reunion he planned to jet off to  join her.

Kenneth M. Doane read the minutes from the last gathering, which were approved, and announced that the group has been newly recognized as the: “Oregon-Washington-Idaho Chapter.”

The group of 25 introduced themselves. Four new people came from Idaho, Harold and JoAnn Doan, and David and Ruth Doane. Three attended from San Jose, Shelley Doan, Shelly’s son Ian Innes, and Sophie Doan. Many arrived from Oregon including Shelley’s sister, Kirstie Fournier of Lake Oswego. Kirstie and Shelley commented how wonderful it was to look at John Doan, as well as some of the other family members, and see such resemblances to the face of their beloved grandmother, who died some twenty years ago.

June Roberts, chapter historian, noted that she hadn’t brought anything history related because all of her books currently reside at her home on N. Castle Ave, and she is now living at West Hills Convalescent Center. The center has been the source of some surprising family connections.

DNA PROJECT

Updates on work at the national level came from Kenneth M. Doane. He explained the ongoing DNA project and how the process begins — mouth swabs to collect the DNA. “The 1620’s saw great upheaval in world, and it is very difficult to connect families back through that period. Thus, to date the project has led to dead ends,” said Doane. The association has picked specific representatives to participate, but if anyone else is interested, the test costs $95.

WEBSITE

Chapter President John Doan asked who had experience setting up websites, and whether they might do one for our chapter. Tim Doane and Nancy Thornton said they would get together and work on it.

MEMBERSHIP

Treasurer Carolyn Niemeyer noted there were 29 paid chapter members for calendar year 2004. Members were also encouraged to join and support the national Doane association. It will meet July 23, 2006 at Del Norte, CA.

ELECTION

The only open position was that of secretary. Nancy Thornton was elected. The bylaws committee, consisting of Kenneth M. Doane, John Doan, and Mollie Loving, recommended revisions to bring the bylaws up to national standards. This includes job descriptions, tasks, methods for proposals, committees, etc. Draft copies were passed around, discussed, and unanimously approved.

CURRENT AND FUTURE REUNIONS

The chapter likes to have reunions at sites with some historical significance. John Doan thanked Debbie Doane for securing the picnic site at the national reserve. It was a no-fee, first come, site and she arrived at 8:00 a.m. to reserve it for the group.

Harold & JoAnne Doan asked if the group might come to Idaho one year. It was decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea to do so next year, because of the 2006 biennial reunion in California, but it would be an interesting proposal for 2007.

Debbie Doane suggested a new park near the Astoria Bridge for next year (WA). Also, sites like the Willamette Mission Park in Salem, or the Doan Truck exhibit in Brooks were discussed. It was decided by mutual consent that next year (2006) the reunion should take place the second week in August.

In closing, Wilma Doane urged everyone to consider going to the national 2006 reunion. She related the story of a attendee who had grown up without interaction with his father’s side of the family, the Doanes. When his father was 14, he had run away from home and all family ties were lost. Through the reunion the attendee renewed the lost family connections.

Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m. and closed with a Benediction by Charles Zupsic.

Date: August 6, 2005

2006 officers elected for Oregon Washington Idaho Doane Family chapter

August 1, 2006 Local Comments
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At the 2006 Oregon Washington Idaho Chapter picnic the following officers were elected:

President: Carol Eby-Lieb

Vice-President: Debbie Doane

Secretary: Nancy Thornton

Treasurer: Carolyn Niemeyer

Chaplain: Charles Zupsic

Historian: June Roberts

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