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Frank Doolittle (1869 - 1918)

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Frank Doolittle
Born in Great Barrington or Sandsfield, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married 1895 [location unknown]
Died in Seward, Alaskamap
Profile last modified 19 Feb 2019 | Created 23 Nov 2008
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Biography

Frank Doolittle is the father of General James Doolittle.

He was born in Connecticut (or Massachusetts).

He was a carpenter by trade, but was an adventurer all the days of his life. When he was thirty years old he married the woman that would be his partner in adventure, Rosa Shepard.

When the gold rush was on Doolittle traveled to the Klondike in hopes of striking it rich. Luck was not on his side on this endeavor however. Six months after arriving a son was born and he took his family and made his way across Canada to Alaska.

Raising a son and caring for a wife in Nome, Alaska held many adventures for Doolittle.

He died in 1918 in Seward, Alaska.

Probate and other estate records suggest he died in Kenai, Alaska in 1917.[1]

Timeline

1900: Northern district, Alaska Territory; census indicates he came to Alaska Oct 1897, and was from Alameda, California, born Connecticut Nov 1864.[2] His wife was enumerated elsewhere in Nome, Alaska.[3]


Sources

  1. http://archives.alaska.gov/pdfs/collection_guides/probate_index.pdf
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DCX7-LWL?cc=1325221&wc=9B7J-CXW%3A1030558301%2C1030558302%2C1030595201 : 5 August 2014), Alaska Territory > Northern District > image 50 of 157; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6P9Q-BK6?cc=1325221&wc=9BWZ-2NL%3A1030558301%2C1030558302%2C1030607301 : 5 August 2014), Alaska Territory > Northern District > image 163 of 282; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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While Frank was raising his family in Nome, Alaska, the Wright Brothers were making their historic flight in Kitty Hawk.

Many lives, including, eventually Franks son James', would be affected by these adventurers.

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Frank Henry Doolittle [Parents] was born in 1869 in Gr Barrington or Sandsfield Ma. He died in 1918 in Seward Alaska. He married Rosa (Rose) Cerenah Shephard in 1895 in Oakland Ca.

[Notes] Rosa (Rose) Cerenah Shephard was born on 10 Feb 1869 in Alameda Ca. She died on 22 Sep 1930 in Los Angelos Ca. She married Frank Henry Doolittle in 1895 in Oakland Ca. They had the following children: M i James (Jimmy) Harold Doolittle Maj Gen

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Frank is 21 degrees from Peter Roberts, 14 degrees from Emma Smith and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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