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Ralph & Neil Doubet

Ralph & Neil Doubet

Posted: 1032889352000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1034710467000
Surnames: Doubet
I'm looking for information on Ralph Doubet and his wife Neil or Nell. They lived in Winfield Kansas and worked for the State Hospital for the Feeble Minded. They had no children of their own, but took care of some of the children of the inmates of the hospital, including my mother. I would love to find a picture of "Momma Neil and Daddy Ralph" and their "big white house." The house was even named the Doubet House according to the last supervisor at the hospital.

My e-mail address will be changing so write me at diane.siddons@tampagov.net

Re: Ralph & Neil Doubet

David W. Doubet (View posts)
Posted: 1164830221000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Doubet, Slane, Dorenbus
A Ralph Walter Doubet was born on Jan 22, 1882 in Limestone Twp, Peoria Co., Il. His parents were Ida E. Christing Dorenbus and Francois Joseph Doubet, Jr. Last name search shows Dorenbus as being Irish; However it origins are from east of the Rhine (Germany). She was Black Irish or Black-Arabian (Middle East). Francois and Aleonor met Mary Ann and Harriet Slane near Canton, Ohio on a trip to see their uncle Jean Claude Doubet of Frenchtown, PA. Mary Ann and Harriet Slane were the Great-Granddaughter's of General Marquis de Layafette. Their Greatgrandmother was Jemima Menthorne. Their mother was Mahala (Lafollette) Lafayette. Harriet and Mary Ann were Creole. Aleonor Doubet moved to Nebraska Terriotory about 1850 until Quantrell raided Independance, Mo. His family moved to the West coast. Claude's (Ralph's great-uncle) son Joseph Francis was 18 in 1862. The Pinkerton's were neighbor's of the Doubet's. Allen Pinkerton was a military attache to Abraham Lincoln. Frank and Jesse James came to Farmington, Il. in 1868 looking for Allen Pinkerton. They ran into Sylvester Doubet (Joseph's brother); he was 21 years old. Joseph's daughter Mable Cora (born 1888) was 13 when they reinacted Custer's Last Stand. She married a man from South Dakota and was supposedly buried in Wyoming. They have exhumed a body of a woman wearing the clothes of Belle Star. The History channel showed a pitchure of Belle Star as a teenager. I am Francois Joseph Doubet, III's great-greatgrandson.

Re: Ralph & Neil Doubet

Diane Siddons (View posts)
Posted: 1165273136000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Doubet
Thank you for the information! My mother was born at the Winfield Hospital for the Feeble minded. She remained there (not with her mother though) until she was five. She remembered living in a big white house with a Momma Neil and a Daddy Ralph. She was sent to the orphanage in Atchison and Mrs. Neil Doubet was the person who signed the papers and delivered her there.

I have researched my mother biological and adopted family, but also wanted to know more about the people who cared for her as an infant and toddler. She was blessed to have them instead of being kept in the hospital ward with her mother or the wards with handicapped children.

Again, thank you so much for the wonderful family information and I will add it to the family history book.

Sincerely,
Diane Covert Siddons

Re: Ralph & Neil Doubet

Posted: 1187027682000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Doubet
I am a Ralph Doubet's granddaughter. We lived in Hanna City on Grandpa's farm. He married Gertrude Hauk and they had 8 children. I do not know Grandpa's parents and would be very interested in any history I could obtain. I believe he had a brother named Chester but do not know any thing else. I believe thefarm stayed in the family until the oldest son, Herbert's death in about 2000.

Re: Ralph & Neil Doubet

Posted: 1187044763000
Classification: Query
Updates: Maple Cora is not Belle Star; she may have protrayed her while working for Bartum and Bailey's Circus (Barbaboo, WI. ), she died in Des Plaines, Il.; buried in Sheridan Wy. (Big Horn National park); a Lafollette moved to the area between the Big Horn and Yellowstone. I am not a direct descent of General Layafette; however, I am a descendent of his cousin George Lafollette (married Jemima Minthorn). Four Lafollette's severed under Major General Layafette; 3 under General Casmir Pulaski during the American Revolution. I am a descendant of the DeWeerth/Deworth family (battle of Hastings); one of their ancestors travled the tributaries of the Mississippi with Marquette and Joliet in the 1670's. The Deweerths of Central Illinois are Cajun. Jacob Lafollette (Peoria Co.) was the grand nephew of General "Stonewall" Jackson. All the descendants of Francois Joseph Doubet, JR. are descendents of Ferdinand IV of Naples/Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies; Italian Royalty. There are many cousins of yours in Peoria, Fulton, and Knox Co. On Aug 18, there will be a family reunion; contact Peggy & Lyle Doubet at 309/362-2410 or Laura Belle Cruise @ 309-565-4422. I will not be able to attend.
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