Fonds 321

Number: Fonds 321

Title: Olive Doran Genealogy Collection

Creator: Olive Doran

Dates of material: most genealogical 1980-1994; photos, 1870s-1990s

Physical description: 6.7 m

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: Fonds 321

Scope and Contents:
The papers consist of the genealogical records compiled by Olive Doran especially during the 1980s and 1990s.

A. Families, vols. 1 to 10, files 1-275, 3.2 metres, 1980-1994: Files include family trees, photographs, correspondence, relating to the following families in particular: (see below) . Photographs are interfiled in many places, and some of these date from as early as 1920s.
B. Cemeteries, vols 10-11
Includes copies of Ontario Genealogical Society inventories,
C. Research, vols 11
D. Publications, vol 12
E. News clippings, vol. 13 and 14
F. Photographs, vol. 15 to 23

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
File inventory prepared and available at the Research Room, completed in Quattro Pro spreadsheet, in searchable format.

None expected.

Custodial History:
The papers were donated by the members of the Doran family, April 2011, when clearing the long-time family home on Greenhill.

Finding aid prepared by Elwood Jones and Sean Morgan, September 2011 to June 2012.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Biography of Olive Doran (1933-1994)
Olive Teresa Scott, daughter of Michael Joseph Scott and Catherine Ann Leahy, was born February 4th 1933 in Douro Township, Peterborough county, and baptised at St. Joseph’s church there. She worked part time at Westmount Plaza Variety store and at Sears until deciding to join Red (her husband, William Elmer Doran, went by Red) in retirement in 1986. She spent her time doing genealogical research into their many related families. All of her children went to Trent University. She passed away December 25th, 1994.

Access Points:
Families featuring major:

Families featuring minor:
Ayotte Leska
Brouse Long
Carew Lucas
Cavenagh Lynch
Chambo Maher
Condon Marshall
Cookinham McAuliffe
Coulter McCarthy
Curtin McGuire
Davis Meade
Devine Moher
Dickson Mortlock
Duffus Murray
Fenton O’Connor
Flood O’Donoghue
Franks O’Gorman
Fryer O’Leary
Gerolamy Palmer
Hammignton Phelan
Hanrahan Plumpton
Harrington Spenny
Hayes Scully
Henessey Torpey
Hogan Traynor
Howran Windsor
Kennedy Zeppieri

Peter Robinson settlers / descendants
Family records, family indices
Census forms, emigration papers
Maps, township maps, road maps for Eastern States North and Provinces (306) land records
Cemeteries, cemetery records
Voter’s List for Omemee, 1924
Sisters of St Joseph, including comic book (337)
Wedding invitarions, matchboxes from weddings
Ennismore Continuation School, names of students and staff on the back (file 314)
Irish family names map, medieval locations, coats of arms
October & November 1993 issue of Penny Farthing
Articles, vast majority from Peterborough Examiner, on all manner of things, such as:
old automobiles, planes
a number of Elwood Jones articles
large collection of Peterborough trivia games (602)
origins of names of Peterborough streets(587)
engagements, anniversaries, graduations, obituaries
biggest tree in Peterborough (597)
various buildings
descriptions/stories of Peterborough’s past
interviews with various people, mostly book writers, one with Ronnie Hawkins
The Great Farini, a stunt devil
St. Joseph’s
Trent University
Peterborough street car system
Ontario Genealogical Society Kawartha Branch bulletins from 1979-1994, OGS newsleaf March 1979-82
Many family trees, notably Martin Doran’s trees, large family tree for Scott family (687) and Donoghue (688)
Photos in colour and black and white, many are dated, mostly split up into:
Christmas, opening presents, family gathering
summer family gathering, typically out on the lawn of some house
baby/children photos
older photos of older family members
pressed leaves (724)
some sets of negatives
airplanes, plane on a stand at Haliburton, airshow
family gathering in a hall of some sort
Scott family reunion (777)
Large framed picture of Ellen (Doran) Wolff
Genealogical magazines, helpers, archival guides
Blank Indenture Form
Assignment written by Greg Doran about Robinson Settlers
Deeds, wills, original and photocopies
Drawings by George Elliott scattered throughout the various files
Selected poems/prayers by Rev Elliot Toll (403)
Irish Folk Songs (404)

File listing:
The papers have been organized as follows:
A. Families, vols. 1 to 9
B. Cemeteries, vols 10-11
C. Research, vols 11
D. Publications, vol 12
E. News clippings, vol. 13 and 14
F. Photographs, vol. 15 to 23

Finding Aid