William Doar
Ann Smith
(From 1790/1800-From 1879/1879)
John Hands
(Cal 1790-After 1861)
Ann Hands
(Cal 1796-After 1861)
Thomas Doar
Mary Hands
(Cal 1832-1858)
William Doar
(Cal 1855-After 1930)


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Emily Smith

William Doar

  • Born: Cal 1855, Kegworth, Leicestershire 2
  • Marriage: Emily Smith on 15 Sep 1886 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada 1
  • Died: After 1930


He resided in 1861 in Visiting Grandparents, Derby Rd, Hilton, Staffs. 3

In 1871 he was a Farmer's Son living with his parents at Morley Town. 4

In 1881 he is Not Found in England (possibly in Canada). 5

He immigrated with his wife and son (possibly from Canada) in 1891 to USA. 6

He resided 1900 to 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. 7 8


William married Emily Smith on 15 Sep 1886 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.1 (Emily Smith was born Cal 1863 in Canada 6 and died Aft 1930 census.)


1 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, from (Marriage Certificate). On there is a marriage in Brantford Ontario Canada between William DOAR and Emily SMITH on 15 Sep 1886;. also, the births of two children, Emily and Harold. These people match up with the family we found in the US that we suspect was William DOAR son of Thomas and Ann.

I have saved the two birth certificates and will send them to you later today. The marriage entry gives a reference only but when I get to the LDS library I will see if they have the appropriate film in stock which will enable us to get a photocopy of the marriage. Traditionally both
names of the parents as well as place of birth would appear on a marriage cert. This should help us to know if this was the right William.


2 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.

3 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C. 1861 census: Tutbury, Staffordshire
RG9 1958 108/27
John HANDS Head M 71 Farmer Notts Normanton
Ann HANDS Wife M 65 Derbys Wirksworth
John DOAR GrnSon 6 Leics Kegworth
William DOAR GrnSon 4 Leics Kegworth
Maria WILD Visitor U 34 Leics ?
+ 1 servant

4 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C. 1871 census: Morley, Derbyshire
RG10 3579 18/7
Thomas DOAR Head M 45 Farmer Derbys Stanton by Dale
Hannah DOAR Wife M 38 Derbys Hollingworth
John DOAR Son 16 Leics Kegworth
William DOAR Son 15 Leics Kegworth
+ 1 servant

5 Online Census and BMD,, 1881C.

6 Online Census and BMD,, 1930C USA.

7 Chris Andrew (candrew AT, William is also on the 1900 census, living in Cook County
Chicago Illinois but his surname is spelled DOR.

8 Online Census and BMD,, This may be him on 1910, 1920, 1930 US censuses:
Name: William Doar
Age: 70
Estimated birth year: abt 1860
Birthplace: England
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Emily Doar
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois