Doris Irene Hunt (1924-1972)

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Doris Irene Hunt was born 26 April 1924 in Jefferson County, Illinois, United States to Jesse David Hunt (1895-1973) and Mabel Gertrude Lisenby (1900-1991) and died 3 August 1972 in Dorr Township, McHenry County, Illinois, United States of unspecified causes. She married Kenneth Kiel Doty (1917-1973) 22 April 1945 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Ancestors are from the United States, England.

In about 1930 Doris Hunt moved with her family from Jefferson County, Illinois to Fisher in Champaign County, Illinois. On December 15, 1937, when Doris was in the eighth grade, the family moved to Woodstock in McHenry County, Illinois. In 1941 Doris began working part time at the Main Street Grocery in Woodstock, and it was while working there that she met her future husband, Ken Doty. Following graduation from Woodstock Community High School in 1942, Doris began nurses training at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. About the same time she became engaged to Ken Doty. In 1945 Doris completed nurses training and became a registered nurse. Instead of seeking employment as a nurse, Doris married Ken Doty and devoted herself to homemaking. She taught Sunday school at the First Methodist Church in Woodstock. She and Ken were charter members of the Ridgefield Grange and devoted much of their time to Grange activities. Doris took an active interest in the schooling of her children at Westwood School, which was part of Community Consolidated District Number 10, a consolidation of rural one-room schools. In the mid-60's she was elected to the Board of District 10 and served for several years as its secretary. In the fall of 1964 Doris began working part-time as a nurse at Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, making $2.05 per hour. She enjoyed nursing, especially assisting surgery, and eventually became head surgical nurse.

At the end of July, 1972, Ken suffered a severe heart attack. He was still a patient at Memorial Hospital in Woodstock when, early in the morning of August 3, Doris died at home in bed of a cerebral hemorrhage.


Offspring of Doris Irene Hunt and Kenneth Kiel Doty (1917-1973)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Dennis Doty (1946) 16 March 1946 Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, United States
Rodney Doty (1950)
Diane Doty (1952)


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