Name: Edward Jesse DOOLEN
Birth: 3 MAR 1871 in Marion Co, IL
Death: 16 MAY 1915 in Marion Co, IL
Burial: West Doolen Cem, Marion Co, IL
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Change Date: 25 AUG 2015
Edward moved to Missouri near some other relatives, and probably married there about 1901.
Edward then evidently took his Missouri bride and moved back to Illinois where his daughters were born in 1902 and 1913.
Edward J. Doolen wrote an article for Brinkerhoff?s 1909 ?History of Marion County, Illinois?, p.157-158, about the early days of Foster township. See:
He also wrote a Doolen Family History for his daughter, Alice, telling about his grandfather, Alfred Doolen and his great-grandfather, Jessee (his spelling) Doolen.
1910 Fayette Co, IL, Kaskaskia twp, p. 104:
Doolen, Edward J. - 39 IL
. . . . . Helen E. (wife) - 31 MO, m 8 yrs, 1 ch/1 liv, par b Mo
. . . . . Alice M. (daug) - 7, IL
Then he died in 1915 at the age of 44.
By 1919 Nell and 2 daughters had moved back to Missouri and were living with her father, Rev. Daniel McMurtrey.
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Father: William Columbus DOOLEN b: 20 DEC 1844 in Marion Co, IL
Mother: Elizabeth Vistine ?Lizzie? HENSLEY b: 1854
Nellie Edith MCMURTREY b: 9 MAY 1879 in Douglas Co, Mo
- Alice Marion DOOLEN b: DEC 1902 in Illinois
- Dorothy Lucile DOOLEN b: 8 AUG 1913 in Illinois