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John Doughty born England 1853, lived in New Haven, Ct. Died where/when?

John Doughty born England 1853, lived in New Haven, Ct. Died where/when?

Posted: 1511035048000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1511036114000
Surnames: DOUGHTY PERKINS SANDERSON
John Doughty lived an interesting life. He was born in the village of Leadenham in Lincolnshire, England in 1853. He married Amy Perkins in 1875. He had a successful career as a head gardener at an estate in Kent, England, entering many prestigious horticultural shows. I have not discovered that John and Amy ever had children.

In 1895, John emigrated to the USA and Amy followed the following year. He appears to have worked briefly in Pennsylvania as a head gardener before moving to New Haven, Connecticut, in 1897, where again he worked as a head gardener.

In around 1900, he seems to have set himself up with his own Florist's business in Kimberley Avenue, New Haven, Ct. He acquired US nationality in 1900. For the next 5 years John is well-represented in horticultural journals and the local press.

In 1906, however, John appears to disappear. His wife is granted a divorce in 1908 and remarries a William Sanderson. Amy dies in West Haven, Ct, in 1936. I can find no obvious death certificate for John Doughty in the USA or UK. His business in New Haven is taken over by the former manager in 1913.

I have much more detail about John prior to 1905 but what I really want to know is what happened to him AFTER 1906. Was the divorce a great scandal that forced him out of the state? Was there trouble with his floristry business? Did he die in the US, if so where? Where might he be buried?

If anyone can shed any light on this mystery, I would be very grateful if you could get in touch.

Re: John Doughty born England 1853, lived in New Haven, Ct. Died where/when?

Posted: 1511088162000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1511095529000
It appears he was in New Haven right up to the divorce, living apart from Amy (see the attached).

Have you investigated the John Doughty, gardener, who pops up in the city directories of Orange, New Jersey? In the 1915 New Jersey State census there is a John Doughty working as a gardener for banker Frederick Baumann. This John Doughty was born England Apr 1858 (perhaps keeping his age under 60).
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Re: John Doughty born England 1853, lived in New Haven, Ct. Died where/when?

Posted: 1512335309000
Classification: Query
This is amazing. Thank you so much. I hadn't seen any of this information and it certainly sounds like the right John Doughty.
Thanks for taking the time to find this out and let me know (and for the useful attachments).
Best regards,
Amanda.
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