Caswell County Genealogy
 

Donoho, Glenn Garland

Male 1867 - 1945  (78 years)


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  • Name Donoho, Glenn Garland  [1, 2
    Born 20 Feb 1867 
    Gender Male 
    Name Doney 
    Name Mr. Doney 
    Reference Number 11745 
    Died 5 Nov 1945  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11525  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Donoho, Thomas Archimedes,   b. 5 Feb 1827, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1887  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Garland, Isabella Glenn,   b. 3 Dec 1832,   d. 27 May 1886  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Apr 1854  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 87277 
    Family ID F2308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Watkins, Emily H.,   b. Abt 1874 
    Reference Number 88158 
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F5788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Glen Garland Donoho (1867-1945)

      Glen Garland Donoho (1867-1945)

      Old Harry at Stud, The Milton Gazette (4 May 1893)

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      Glen Garland Donoho (1867-1945) of Milton, affectionately known as "Mr. Doney," was a son of Thomas A. Donoho (1827-1887) and Isabella Glenn Garland (1832-1886). The Donoho family was in Caswell County (then Orange County) before the Revolutionary War and participated in that conflict. However, Donoho is one of the once prevalent surnames that have disappeared from Caswell County. (Courtesy Lois Angle Love.)

      See: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 181-182 (Article #174 "Donoho"). One researcher has the birth date as 2 February 1867. See: Milton, North Carolina: Sidelights of History, Charles B. Motley (1976) at 21.
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      Nearly a half-century after his death in 1861, Thomas Day's accomplishments became entangled with the local interpretation of the "Lost Cause" mythology. During the spring of 1941, Thomas Day's great grandson William A. Robinson traveled to Milton to meet with the descendants of his illustrious ancestor's clients. From them he learned what he termed "intimate stories of his [great grandfather's] close association with the white families on a basis of friendship and equality. Robinson observed with irony that the "old aristocratic families, now poor, who have old rotting mansions and formal gardens 'gone to pot' . . . still have antiue furniture made by Thomas Day, which they consider now their most valuable possessions." Robinson's offer to purchase a piece of furniture was politely refused by Mr. G. G. Donoho, who adamantly said, "We got to hold onto the past." The legend of Thomas Day rose like a phoenix from the ashes of destruction as the descendants of his clients mixed the accomplishments of their ancestors with Day's creative genius, his extraordinary abilities, and his accomplishments. Even today, legends continue to swirl.

      Source: Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll (2010) at 194.
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      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Glenn G Donohoe
      Age in 1910: 43
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Milton, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Glenn G Donohoe 43
      Thomas A Donohoe 48
      Jno T Donohoe 50
      Nannie Donohoe 40
      Ellen Donohoe 40
      May M Donohoe 11/12 (niece)

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Glenn G Donoho
      Home in 1920: Milton, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 52 years
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Home owned: Own
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Household Members: Name Age
      Glenn G Donoho 52
      Isabella Donoho 54
      T Arch Donoho 57
      Ellen Donoho 49

      North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
      Name: Glenn G Donoho
      Race: White
      Age: 78
      Date of Birth: 1867
      Date of Death: 5 Nov 1945
      Death County: Caswell
      Death State: North Carolina
      Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Milton, North Carolina: Sidelights of History, Charles B. Motley (1976) at 21.

    2. Details: Ruth Poteat Bender's Story.