Name: Edwin Fenimore DOIG
Given Name: Edwin Fenimore
Birth: 14 Mar 1886 in Denver, Arapahoe Co, CO
Death: 1 May 1964 in Morningside Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA of acute myocardial infarction after 1-1/2 hours & arterisclerotic heart disease after 3 year
Burial: 4 May 1964 Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., CACA
Edwin's birth certificate was reissued on 14 Feb 1942. It was witnessed by his first cousin , Elizabeth (Albertson) West.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
In his youth (by early 1902) he would round up wild horses and sell them for $10.00 each. H e learned the machinist's trade from his father.
Publication: Eagle County Blade (Red Cliff, Eagle Co., CO); Date: May 5, 1904; Section: Fron t page; Page Number: 1 -
ALLEGED HORSE THIEF - Young Man of Denver Apprehended in This County.
"One day last week Sheriff Frank Farnum met Sheriff Charles Gallagher of Arapahoe county at W olcott and together the officers proceeded to the Burns country to arrest one Ed Doig, wante d by Sheriff Gallagher for horse stealing.
"The officers found their man, a young fellow about 19 years of age, at the ranch of Charle s Albertson, on Derby creek, in the northern part of the county. The arrest was made withou t trouble, but the officers had a rough trip from Wolcott, part of the way on foot and part o n horseback over trails. Doig was arrested on Wednesday evening of last week [27 April 1904] , and in attempting to get out of the country with their prisoner and reach the railroad in t ime to catch the east bound train at Wolcott next morning, they were overtaken by darkness an d nearly lost their way. They were successful, however, and Sheriff Gallagher returned with h is prisoner to Denver on Thursday.
"It appears that about a year ago a team, wagon and outfit were stolen at Littleton and Doi g and another young fellow by the name of Rollin Ray are alleged to be the thieves. On July 4 th, last , the premises of Sterner brothers in Egerin park were robbed of saddles, blan kets, guns, etc. while the folks were at Yampa attending the celebration. On discovering thei r loss the Sterners took the trail and soon overhauled the thieves. Doig and Ray were the me n and admitted the theft and offered to give up everything they possessed, the team, wagon an d all, if their captors would not prosecute. This was agreed to and the young fellows disappe ared.
"Later the Sterners saw the outfit they had secured from Doig and Ray advertised and turned i t over to the rightful owner. Very recently Sheriff Gallagher located Ray and arrested him. A fter three days' confinement in the Denver jail he disclosed the whereabouts of his pal and D oig's arrest followed as above related."
On 5 May 1904 Edwin was sentenced to the Colorado State Reformatory at Buena Vista, Chaffee C o., CO (Inmate No. 1399, Volume 4). Prisoner's Story of Crime: "I stole two horses & wagon fr om a ranch near Lttleton, took them to Routt Co. and left them. Arrested in Eagle Co. & retur ned to Littleton. Plead guilty. Been in state always. Never arrested before." It was noted th at Edwin had a partner in the theft. He was paroled on 14 Apr 1905.
In 1910 Edwin F. Doig was a machinist in an automobile garage residing at 1130 Portland Place , Boulder, Boulder Co., CO (page 109B) with his wife Jennie and sons Albert and Frank.
Denver Post, 19 Feb 1916 - WIRELESS MESSAGE OF PREPAREDNESS TO PASS THRU CITY - Patriotic Cal l Will Flash Over Country on the Eve of Washington's Birthday - GUARDS ARE TO RELAY IT - Nati on Will Be Summoned to Defense By Radio in Space of Hours - [paragraph in center of article ] - The message should be received here in Denver at 11:45 Monday night at Company A's wirele ss station in 1242 Broadway. Captain Smith, aided by Sergeants I. S. Thomson and E. F. Doig , will begin sending at midnight, relaying the message to Dallas, Texas, from where it will b e passed on to the Pacific Coast.
Denver Post, 7 Apr 1917 - DENVER WIRELESS STATIONS TO CLOSE ON FEDERAL ORDER - Government Ma y Take Over and Operate One Radio Plant of Amageur Here - SECRET OUTFITS SOUGHT - United Stat es Agents Trying to Trace Source of Mysterious Aerial Waves -
Denver amateur wireless stations to the number of twenty-two were taken over today by th e government as a part of the war program. It is understood at least one of the local radio p lants will be operated under federal wireless men. This distinction probably will fall to th e stationed owned and built by Edward F. Doig at 812 Suth Emerson street. Mr. Doig recently w on a large silver cup for the best amateur radio plant in the United States. [The article con tinues with the governments plans to control the airwaves.]
Edwin served at Ft. Collins, CO in the Signal Corps. He taught wireless at the WMCA in Denve r. He was one of the first radio amateurs, and he had a room full of equipment on the secon d floor of their home and two tall towers. Ed won a contest in 1916/7 by relaying a Morse co de message from New York to Los Angeles. Edwin was a member of the Elk's Club in Denver, an d he played the trumpet, clarinet and violin in their band.
Edwin moved with his family in the fall of 1918 to Los Angeles, CA. He joined his brother, A rt, in San Diego, CA in 1919. The family lived at 2044 Columbia Street in San Diego in 1920 ; a niece, Helen M. Guy, who was born in 1905/6 in CO lived with them. He was unable to fin d work and returned to Los Angeles later in 1920. In 1930 he was a die maker residing at 62 4 106th Street, Los Angeles with his wife Jeannie, sons Albert and Frank, and father Edwin. I n 1940 he lived at 1550 W. 70th Street, Los Angeles with Jeannie and son Albert. Ed opened th e first Packard-Bell Radio dealership in Los Angeles, but he was a poor businessman. He beca me a tool and die maker for 55 years, and was last employed by Eldon Industries.
In retirement Ed began to compete as a rifle marksman, and he won many trophies. He had a ri fling machine in his garage, and made his own gun and stock and loaded his own ammunition. W hen his back became too bad to shoot in the prone position, he sold his rifles. He bought ph otography equipment, and became an expert. His evenings were spent with western novels, an d he read all the Zane Gray series.
Father: Edwin Murray DOIG b: 16 Feb 1849 in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY
Mother: Isabel M. (Isabella, Bell) FENIMORE b: 9 Mar 1853 in Chesterfield, Burlington Co., NJ
Jeannie Ferguson ROBBIE b: 16 Jan 1882 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH
29 Apr 1906
in Denver, Arapahoe Co., CO
- Albert Edwin DOIG b: 5 Feb 1908 in Denver, Denver Co., CO
- Frank Fenimore DOIG b: 20 Jun 1909 in Denver, Denver Co., CO c: 7 Aug 1910 in St. John's Church, Boulder, CO