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    David Boone Doty DOTY,

    David Boone, county sheriff of Carroll county, is a native of the county, born in Mt. Carroll township, September 19, 1856, a son of Timothy and Jane (Craig) Doty, the former a native of Canada. The father was educated in his native country and at the age of twenty-one years came to Illinois. He had been reared to farm work and had attended the common schools. About 1842 he came to Savanna and for four years worked at whatever employment he was able to find. When he married he settled on a farm in Mt. Carroll township, where he spent the remainder of his life, dying in 1890. After attending the district schools in his native township, David B. Doty engaged in farming and in 1883 moved to a farm near Galesburg, Neosho county, Kans., where he carried on agricultural pursuits about five years. He then retired to Savanna, Ill., and for some nine years worked for a railroad company. Mr. Doty is a Republican in politics and has always been interested in public affairs. He has always enjoyed the confidence and regard of his fellow citizens and in 1902 was elected to the office of sheriff, being re-elected in 1906 and again in 1910. He had previously served some time as station police officer at Savanna so was well fitted by experience and study for the office of sheriff, the duties of which he has performed in a satisfactory manner. Mr. Doty was married (first) December 18, 1879, to Maggie Shannon and they had five children: Lee, who was born October 5, 1890, married Ollie Allison and lives at Portland, Ore.; Jennie, who was born October 31, 1882.; William, who was born September 9, 1885, married Zella Feter and lives in Mt. Carroll; Mabel, who was born April 4, 1888, married Clarence Poffenbarger, issue--Clarence and an infant; and Dee, who died in early childhood. Mrs. Doty died March 21, 1900, and is buried in the Savanna cemetery. Mr. Doty was married (second) on November 22, 1906, to Anna McCall, of Mt. Carroll, and they had two children: Dee McCall, born December 1, 1907; and Margaret E., born January 12, 1911. Mr. Doty is a member of the Masonic lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, edited by Newton Bateman, LL.D. and Paul Selby, A.M. and History of Carroll County, edited by Charles L. Hostetter, Volume II, Chicago Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1913. Pages 775 & 776.

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