Conway's Of Ireland


Orville W Lorton

Johhny O Lorton may be son from probate
Wilma Hollandsworth may be daughter from probate

Elizabeth (Liddy) Kirkpatrick

lived on 25th pl and Lewis before death.
Noted Civic Leader Liddy Doenges Dies By Staff Reports 8/15/1994
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick "Liddy" Doenges, a Tulsa civic leader who championed causes from the arts to the environment, died Sunday. She was 53. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church under the direction of Fitzgerald Funeral Home. Since she moved to Tulsa from Japan almost three decades ago, Doenges led and rallied organizations that shaped Tulsa's cultural life. A native Southerner who put home and family first, Doenges was a tireless volunteer who combined graciousness with the drive and efficiency of a corporate executive. Whatever she did, friends and co-workers say, she did in such a seemingly effortless and self-effacing manner that few people realized just how much she did. Katie Westby, a longtime friend, said Doenges was a "marvelous person, beautiful and intelligent." "(Her death) is a big loss to her family and to Tulsa," Westby said. Doenges' arts chairmanships included the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, 1990-91; Tulsa Arts Commission, 1988-89; and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Inc., 1982-84. She also served three terms, 1986-88, as the chairwoman of the State Arts Council of Oklahoma. Doenges remained a board member of those organizations, except for the State Arts Council, until her death. She also was a current board member of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma Arts Institute and Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. In June, the State Arts Council created the Liddy Doenges Leadership in the Arts Award as a new Governor's Arts Award. Betty Price, the council's executive director, praised Doenges for a leadership that was "remarkably visionary while at the same time anchored in reality . . . a leadership that inspires." A great devotee of the outdoors, Doenges was a member of the executive committee of the Oklahoma chapter of The Nature Conservancy. As the group's development director, she was credited with charting financial objectives and how to achieve them. And she was one of the "Last Great Broads." When The Nature Conservancy declared Oklahoma's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve as one of its "Last Great Places," Doenges founded the "Last Great Broads," a group of like-minded women who promoted the preserve. As a Southerner, Doenges told friends, she was accustomed to sheltered landscapes but learned to love what she called the "spiritual cleanliness" of the Oklahoma prairie. Joseph H. Williams, the national chairman of The Nature Conservancy and a founder of the prairie preserve, said Doenges' "spirited presence" and "unbounded enthusiasm for the mission of The Nature Conservancy has been an inspiration for us all." Doenges was on the board of trustees of her alma mater, Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. She was the co-chairwoman of the college's national sesquicentennial campaign, 1986-92, which raised $40 million for the small liberal arts college for women. In 1992, Doenges received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Mary Baldwin. Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, the college's president, said that at the time the degree was bestowed, Doenges "exemplified superb leadership." "I think it's well-known in Tulsa and all of Oklahoma that if you want something done, done well and done with style, you ask Liddy Doenges," she said. Doenges was the college's "role model," she said. Doenges was born July 14, 1941, in Richmond, Va., and lived in Culpeper, Va. She received a high honors degree in history from Mary Baldwin in 1963. Doenges met her husband-to-be, Robert Shannon "Bob" Doenges, when both were students. They were married in 1963 and moved to Hayama, Japan, where Bob was stationed while in the Navy. The couple came to Tulsa in 1966. Among the honors that Doenges received for her civic work were the 1994 Emily W. Kelly Leadership Award from Mary Baldwin College, the 1991 Pinnacle Award from the Tulsa Foundation for Women and the 1988 Oklahoma Governor's Arts Award for Outstanding Leadership. Doenges was a past board member of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Junior League of Tulsa Inc. and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. An avid athlete, Doenges had run in marathons nationwide since 1981. She also was a triathelete. In 1986, she participated in the National Outdoor Leadership School's winter survival course in Lander, Wyo. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Doenges is survived by her husband; a son, William Conrad Doenges II of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and two daughters, Anne Shannon Doenges and Elizabeth Carrick Doenges of Tulsa; her mother, Mrs. William H. (Pauline) Kirkpatrick of Richmond, Va.; a brother, William H. Kirkpatrick Jr. of Greenwood, S.C.; and an aunt, Mrs. John (Martha) Brook of Richmond, Va.

William Conrad Doenges

Father: Rundolph Conrad Doenges b: Apr 1871 in Chicago, Il Mother: Sophia Soland b: 25 Sep 1877 in Blandinsville, Il

Bill Doenges, Civic Leader, Dies Published: 12/1/1991 Last Modified: 2/27/2007 9:21 AM Automobile dealer and political activist William C. "Bill" Doenges died Saturday at the age of 84. He died at his Washington County ranch after an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville. Doenges operated automobile dealerships in Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, and told a reporter once that all he ever aspired to be was "a good Ford dealer." At one time, during his 60-year career as a dealer, he owned agencies in Braman, Tonkawa, Bartlesville, Tulsa and Coffeyville, Kan. In the late 1960s he sold his Tulsa dealership to sons William S. and Robert S. Doenges. Doenges jumped into politics as campaign manager for Gov. Johnston Murray in 1950. During Murray's tenure, Doenges was dubbed "the power behind the throne." He served as Democratic National Committeeman, representing the state for eight years. In 1954 and 1958 he made unsuccessful bids for governor. Doenges was appointed by three governors as a member of the Motor Vehicle Commission. He served as Oklahoma Transportation Commissioner from 1983 to 1986. He served as president of the National Automobile Dealers Association, then a 21,000-member organization, in 1979 and 1980. Past president and longtime member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, Doenges also served as director of the Metropolitan Tulsa
Chamber of Commerce and was a a member of the Oklahoma and National chambers. Born in Maple Park, Ill., near Chicago, Doenges moved to Oklahoma with his family in 1911. His father, a Methodist minister, died in 1918 leaving Doenges' mother to raise six children. While in high school, Doenges got his start in the automobile business by working for a Ford dealership in Tonkawa. As a teen-ager, he sold cars after school and then worked at a Ford garage until midnight. He graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1929 with a bachelor of arts degree. In 1929, he married Elizabeth Shannon, whom he met at OCU. While in college, he lettered in football, basketball, track, wrestling and tennis. He was inducted into the OCU Sports Hall of Fame in 1981. He was also elected a lifetime trustee of OCU and in 1972 the university awarded him an honorary doctorate. His interest in sports continued through his support and promotion of local organizations. He was one of the first backers of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He sponsored the American Legion baseball team in Bartlesville for 51 years, longer than any sponsor in the history of the league. Doenges served as a lay leader for the Oklahoma Methodist Conference for 21 years. He was also president of the board of trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Bartlesville for many years. He served as president of Bartlesville Rotary Club, was a member of Akdar Shrine and was a Knight Templar and 32nd degree mason. He contributed to youth programs including the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts, Oklahoma 4-H, Future Farmers of America and the Order of DeMolay. He and Elizabeth are divorced. He is survived by three sons, William Soland Doenges, Robert Shannon Doenges, both of Tulsa, James Davis Doenges, Bartlesville; one daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Dillon, of rural Dewey; one brother, Rudolph Soland Doenges, Colorado Springs, and one sister, Mrs. Juanita Doenges Camp, Tulsa; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with the William C. Doenges Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma City University.

Elizabeth Shannon

parents pr Waldo H (b 1868 Tx)and Lela Shannon(b 1874 Il) found in Pottowatomie cty OK in 1920 census

Elizabeth S. Doenges Mrs. Elizabeth Shannon Doenges, 92, died at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday in the Jane Phillips Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Doenges will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March, 1, 2001 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. Dr. Paul Bowles, Senior Minister of the First United Methodist Church and Dr. Norman Neaves, Senior Minister of the Church of the Servant, Oklahoma City, Okla. will be the officiants. Graveside committal prayers and interment will be directed at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Okla. by Dr. Paul Bowles. Final rites will be directed by The Arnold Moore Funeral Service. A memorial in remembrance of Mrs. Doenges has been established with the Mutual Girls Club. Friends who wish may forward their gifts to Pat Netzer-Willard, P. O. Box 2405, Bartlesville, Okla. 74005-2405. Elizabeth Shannon was born on May 12, 1908 in Shawnee, Okla. to Augustus King Shannon and Mayme Bridges Shannon. She graduated from Central High School of Oklahoma City in 1925 and then from the University of Oklahoma in 1929 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. On October 23, 1929 she married William C. "Bill" Doenges in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She taught high school English in Alamosa, Colorado and Braman, Oklahoma and then lived in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. After moving to Bartlesville with her husband and two sons, William S. "Bill" and Robert S. "Bob" Doenges in 1941, they had another son, James D. "Buddy" Doenges and a daughter, Rebecca A. "Becky" Dillon. In Bartlesville, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and serving on various boards and missions. A board member of the Mutual Girls Club since it was founded, she was also formerly an active member of the D. A. R., Common Cause, U. D. C., the Service League of Bartlesville and A. W. Chapter of the P. E. O. Elizabeth was a lifelong lover of literature, as well as political discussion and ideas. She enjoyed time with her family, travel and theater, among many other interests. Her family and friends remember her for her demanding, yet generous nature, for correcting their grammar when they misspoke and her love of taking walks in the woods on the family ranch. Surviving Mrs. Doenges are her sister, Nelda McGee of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her four children, William Soland "Bill" Doenges and Robert Shannon "Bob" Doenges, both of Tulsa, Okla. and James Davis "Buddy" Doenges, rural Bartlesville; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph H. (Rebecca "Becky" Doenges) Dillon, rural Bartlesville; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her father; mother; husband and two sisters, Lala Leonhart and Juanita Graham

Mary Pearl Trippet

car wreck wk after TM and I visited them at lake.

Rudolph (Rudy) Conrad Doenges

a Methodist minister
The minister in the Methodist pulpit now is Rudolph C. Doenges, who studied at Iowa Wesleyan University and at Garrett Biblical Institute

Just a couple of months before he would have celebrated his seventy-first birthday, Rudolph Conrad Doenges passed away in Austin on September 14, 2001. He had served with distinction as teacher, scholar, and administrator since he and his wife, Ellen, came to The University of Texas at Austin in fall 1964. Conrad was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, on December 7, 1930, and reared in Colorado. In an early display of his academic talent, he was valedictorian of his Colorado Springs high school. From there he enrolled in Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude in history in 1952. He remained in Cambridge for another two years, earning an MBA in finance and marketing from the Harvard Business School in 1954, which enabled him to add Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Iota Epsilon, and Phi Kappa Phi memberships to his Phi Beta Kappa key. Following a brief stint as a marketing analyst for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, he entered active duty in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy. He received his officer's commission in 1955. Following the end of active duty in 1958, he continued as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve until retiring with the rank of commander in 1979. The end of his period on active duty permitted him to participate in a number of consulting and other business activities, including his family's Colorado firms, until he entered the graduate program of the University of Colorado in 1962. His advanced graduate studies at CU were supported by fellowships from both that university and the Stonier Foundation, and to complete his doctoral work he received a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. With that background he was attracted to The University of Texas in 1964. This was the beginning of a mutually beneficial and congenial relationship from which he never departed. His advancement through the academic ranks at UT was both steady and inevitable. He quickly earned a reputation as a superlative teacher, whether at the undergraduate, graduate, or executive education levels. He received the College of Business Administration (CBA) Student Council Award in 1970; became the first recipient in 1973 of the coveted (then and now) Joe D. Beasley Award for Teaching Excellence in the Graduate School of Business; was named the "Eyes of Texas" Excellence Award winner in 1991; and was his department's nominee for too many teaching awards to list. In 1983 he became the Arthur Andersen & Company Centennial Professor of Finance. He held visiting professorships at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Stellenbosch (Republic of South Africa) and at the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia. His scholarship was noteworthy, resulting in several CBA development grants and research assignments, including funded support from the Universities of Stellenbosch, Virginia, and Houston. He produced many published articles and working papers. As much as his eminent stature rested on teaching and research, he was at least as widely praised for his service contribution, both within and outside the University. His committee work extended far beyond memberships on the University-wide Educational Policy Committee, the Armed Forces ROTC Appointment Review Committee in the College of Liberal Arts, and business school committees. He served for eight years as a member of the General Board of Pensions of the United Methodist Church (with its $5 billion portfolio); assisted the Ex-Students Association's Texas Excellence Scholarship Review Committee; and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Denver's School of Theology. Transcending all these contributions and accomplishments was the quality of his commitments as a husband and father. He and Ellen raised three talented and devoted sons, Curt (1966), John (1969), and Will (1973). An even greater service contribution to the college and Graduate School of Business came from the various administrative positions he was persuaded to hold by a succession of four deans. From 1972 to 1976, he was the school's associate dean, with responsibilities for three master's degree programs. The following four years he chaired the finance department, putting him at the heart of a period in which there were significant increases in enrollment and all other dimensions of student/faculty activities. In January 1987, he again accepted a challenge that was to engage him for the next decade and which, according to many informed observers, was the crown of his career — the associate deanship for undergraduate programs. At the end of those ten years of service — a period of extraordinary growth and change — Dr. Robert G. May, the last dean under whom Conrad served, included the following in his announcement of the completion of Conrad's administrative appointment:
The undergraduate program under Conrad's tenure has undergone significant changes in recent years, and now ranks in the top five according to U.S. News & World Report. Conrad's leadership and administrative skills have played a major role in the program's enhanced rankings. He oversaw the process of downsizing the program and the shift in emphasis from screening out unqualified students to embracing and meeting the needs of highly qualified students admitted as freshmen. He has developed and staffed the Dean's Office with a team of professionals who deliver student services of the highest quality. Perhaps even more important, Conrad has a keen sensitivity to students.... He applies our high standards, but also seeks solutions to students' problems in a most non- bureaucratic fashion.
In the spring of 1997, Conrad announced his retirement from the faculty and began the University's three-year phased retirement program. Regrettably, his declining health did not permit him to complete that program, and his death followed shortly after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, in New York and Washington, D.C. That tragedy carried a special irony for Conrad's many friends and family; for on an earlier "Day of Infamy," December 7, 1941, Conrad had celebrated his eleventh birthday. Seldom has a faculty colleague, by virtue of both his academic competence and his unswerving personal integrity, earned such high respect as that bestowed upon him by all who knew him. <signed>
Larry R. Faulkner, President The University of Texas at Austin <signed>

Lulu Sophia (Lulu) Soland

1900 census has b 9/1879
1930 census in Tonkawa. with her are
Lulu S Doenges F 50
Raymond P Doenges M 20 b 3/29/1910 in Il. d 6/5/1977 San Diego Ca
James L Doenges M 15 pr b 1/24/1915 d 7/1973 Ind SS#
Juanita M Doenges F 21

H Oswald Doenges

1910 census 2 times has as Oswald H Doenges.
in 1930 census in Alama Co as Oswald DAENGES
may be H O Doenges. One shows m to a Virginia Grafford b 11/1/1917.d 7/22/2005 Edmund Ok. living in OKC
married 2/27/2003 Pontotoc cty Ok but note shows date may be in error.

DOENGES, H b 18 Oct 1905, d Mar 1987 81 73044 (Guthrie, Logan, OK ) 73044 (Guthrie, Logan, OK ) Texas 454-30-8699

Raymond Paul Doenges

a Raymond P Doenges shows b 1910 in Il, living in Tonkawa Ok w Lulu, siblings James and Juanita in 1930 census

Cal death records show as Raymond Paul Doenges
DOENGES, RAYMOND P b 29 Mar 1910 d 5 Jun 1977 67 92106 (San Diego, San Diego, CA ) 92022 (El Cajon, San Diego, CA ) California 549-07-2654 . Cal records show b Il.

Conrad Doenges

cigar maker in 1880 census in Omaha Ne

Joseph Pancake


Catherine Truby

parents fr Switzerland
also seen as Drubi