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David M Doty

118th OH Infantry, Company I  (1840 – 1904)       Born May 14, 1840 in La Salle, Monroe County, MI to Philander N. and Margaret Marie (Laha) Doty, David Doty enlisted as a private in the 118th Ohio Infantry, Company I on September 12, 1862 at the age of 22.  He was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant, Company D on April 24, 1863, to Full 1stLieutenant on Oct. 12, 1864, and to Full Captain on Jan. 23, 1865.  Doty was wounded by a spent ball in his left ankle, but survived the war and was mustered out at Salisbury, NC on June 24, 1865.      Following the war he worked in Elkhart, IN as a marble cutter in a family firm.  He married Emma Elizabeth Smith (1848-1888) on Dec. 26, 1870 in Elkhart, IN and their daughter Olean [Olzane] was born in Indiana in 1876 or 1877.  By 1883 when Doty applied for a military pension on March 23, 1883 he reported his residence in Michigan (probably in Southfield as he is listed as residing there in the 1890 Veterans’ Schedules).  By 1900 Doty is listed in the census as a widower living with his daughter Olean [Olzane], a music teacher, in Birmingham, MI. 

     David M. Doty died on June 15, 1904 and is buried with his wife Emma in the Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham, MI.

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