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Obit: DOGGETT, Charles Brooks--Dies: 18 Jun 1937 in Montana
Posted by: L F (ID *****5002) Date: January 09, 2005 at 18:35:36
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DOGGETT, Charles B.
Died: 18 Jun 1937 at 77 years of age
Index #: Br 455
Extracted from The Helena Daily Independent
Published at Helena, Montana
Saturday, June 19, 1937
Page 2:

Townsend, June 18. --- (Special) --- Charles Brooks Doggett, 77, son of one of the earliest pioneer families of Montana and himself a pioneer of the state, died here today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Zimmerman after an extended illness.

Mr. Doggett has been an invalid for the last six years, following a stroke of paralysis, but his death was believed to be more directly due to complications which followed an attack of pneumonia he suffered about six weeks ago.

Born July 31, 1859, in Otumwa, Iowa, Mr. Doggett [not Zimmerman as the newspaper misprinted] came west with his parents in 1863 in a covered wagon. They started for California, attracted by the gold rush, but changed their plans upon hearing [of] the new strike in Montana and came to Virginia City.

TOOK UP RANCHING. After spending some time there, the family moved to Helena and later to the Townsend valley where Mr. Doggett’s father took up a homestead. Mr. Doggett grew up there and later purchased a ranch in the Canton valley. He married Miss Sarah Smith August 1, 1883, and seven children were born to the union.

Besides farming at Canton, Mr. Doggett spent several years at Diamond City where he engaged in mining operations. A few years ago he moved to Townsend and has since made his home with other members of his family.

Surviving him besides Mrs. Zimmerman are two other daughters, Mrs. William Ragan and Mrs. Sadie Mains, who resides in California; a son, Ralph, of Sunburst; three brothers, Jeff of Townsend and Bob and Mol of Alaska, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Lyng of Palo Alto. Three children and his wife preceded him in death.

The body is at the Connors mortuary and the funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning from the Holy Cross Catholic church here. Burial will be in the old Catholic cemetery in the Canton valley. The rosary will be recited at the home of Mrs. Zimmerman, where the body will be taken, at 7:30 o’clock Sunday evening.
Extracted from The Helena Daily Independent
Published at Helena, Montana
Saturday, June 26, 1937
Page 6:

TOWNSEND NEWS—Doggett Services
Townsend, June 19. --- (Special) --- The remains of Charles Brooks Doggett, 77, pioneer of Broadwater county were laid to rest Monday morning in the old Catholic cemetery beside his wife, a daughter and four sons who preceded him in death. Mr. Doggett was a rugged, sincere pioneer with the lure of mining always urging him back to the mines of old Diamond City until age came when ill health forced him to retire from active life. He was bed ridden six years before death claimed him on June 18, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Zimmerman.

He was a loyal democrat and had served his county for two terms as assessor and four terms as sheriff. Funeral services were held at Holy Cross church where a large assemblage of loving friends and relatives paid their last respects. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George Zimmerman, Mrs. W.G. Ragan and Mrs. Sadie Mains of Camarillo, Calif.; one son, Ralph Doggett of Sunburst; three brothers, Jeff of Townsend, Bob and Loll of Alaska, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Lyng of Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Doggett was blessed with 26 grandchildren and eight great grand children who visited him constantly during his invalidism. Ted Blake, Norman Bruce, James Herd, F.G. McCarthy, Al Schwab and John Buckingham were pallbearers.

Note: This transcription is provided as a courtesy only. I am not related to, nor do I have any personal knowledge of, the above-named families.

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