Fonds F321 - Olive Doran fonds

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Olive Doran fonds

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CA ON00334 F321

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  • 1870-1994 (Creation)
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    Doran, Olive

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6.7 m of textual records and photographs

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(1933-1994)

Biographical history

Olive Teresa Scott, daughter of Michael Joseph Scott and Catherine Ann Leahy, was born February 4th 1933 in Douro Township, Peterborough county, and baptised at St. Joseph’s church there. She worked part time at Westmount Plaza Variety store and at Sears until deciding to join Red (her husband, William Elmer Doran, went by Red) in retirement in 1986. She spent her time doing genealogical research into their many related families. All of her children went to Trent University. She passed away December 25th, 1994.

Custodial history

The papers were donated by the members of the Doran family, April 2011, when clearing the long-time family home on Greenhill.

Finding aid prepared by Elwood Jones and Sean Morgan, September 2011 to June 2012.

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The papers consist of the genealogical records compiled by Olive Doran especially during the 1980s and 1990s.

A. Families, vols. 1 to 10, files 1-275, 3.2 metres, 1980-1994: Files include family trees, photographs, correspondence, relating to the following families in particular: (see below) . Photographs are interfiled in many places, and some of these date from as early as 1920s.
B. Cemeteries, vols 10-11: Includes copies of Ontario Genealogical Society inventories,
C. Research, vols 11
D. Publications, vol 12
E. News clippings, vol. 13 and 14
F. Photographs, vol. 15 to 23

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Open to researchers

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File inventory prepared and available at the Research Room, completed in Quattro Pro spreadsheet, in searchable format.

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