Edward E. Doughty

EDWARD E. DOUGHTY, who has been cashier of the Troy State Bank since the organization of that institution eleven years ago, while not a native of Kansas, represents a family which has been identified with the northeastern part of the state since territorial days.

Mr. Doughty was born in Nodaway County, Missouri, September 20, 1877, a son of William L. Doughty and grandson of Abel Doughty. The family came originally to New York in Colonial times. They were Scotch people. Abel Doughty was born in New York State and in 1856 came to Kansas when it was a territory and located on a farm near Highland, where he spent a number of years. He finally removed to Missouri and died near Craig in that state. The maiden name of his wife was Harriet Blanchard.

William L. Doughty was born in Steuben County, New York, in 1843, and was thirteen years of age when his parents removed to Kansas. He grew up on the frontier, had a farm training and he afterwards applied his education to work as a school teacher and did railroading for a time. In 1885 he removed from Northwest Missouri to Troy, Kansas, and followed farming, fruit growing and was also a traveling salesman. He died at Troy in 1914. He was a republican, and a very active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he served as steward and trustee. He was a boy in Doniphan County when the war broke out, and he enlisted from Troy in the Thirteenth Kansas Infantry and served nearly three years, from 1862 until the close of hostilities. Besides helping to repel Price's raid into Kansas he was with his regiment in many campaigns in the West, in Kansas, Arkansas and Alabama. William L. Doughty married Jennie Chivington, who was born in 1851 and is now living at Alamosa, Colorado. Their children are: Minnie, wife of A. E. Chambers, a traveling salesman living at Norfolk, Nebraska; Edward E., Frank, a resident of St. Joseph, Missouri; Harry and Carrie, twins, both living at Alamosa, Colorado, with their mother, Harry being connected with the postal service.

Edward E. Doughty was educated in the public schools of Troy, Kansas, where he has lived since he was eight years old. He graduated from high school in 1897, and after a year of teaching entered the old Bank of Troy as assistant bookkeeper. He was next promoted to assistant cashier, and with the organization of the present Troy State Bank in 1906 took the post of cashier. Mr. Doughty formerly held the office of city clerk of Troy, and is a man of thoroughly public spirited relations with the community. He is a republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is affiliated with Troy Lodge No. 55, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Troy Chapter No. 16, Royal Arch Masons, Washington Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, at Atchison, Abdallah Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Leavenworth, Washington Council No. 2, Royal and Select Masters, at Atchison, Troy Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is past noble grand, and Troy Council No. 201, Knights and Ladies of Security.

Mr. Doughty and his family reside in their comfortable home on Walnut Street, Troy. He married in 1901, at Rossville, Kansas, Miss Gertrude Riggle. Her father, Rev C. M. Riggle, is a retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church now living at Topeka. Mr. and Mrs. Doughty have one child, Marjorie, born October 3, 1907.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed 1997.
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