THURSTON DOYLE

1877-1961

 

 

Researched and compiled by Faye V Bell (SLC) 2015

 

             Thurston Doyle was born in Nebraska 16 February 1877 and lived in McCook, Nebraska and Box Elder, Nebraska for a number of years.  In 1900 he married Eldora (Dora) Little but by 1920 he had purchased a ranch in Hyattville, Big Horn Co., Wyoming and lived there until 1944 when  he and Dora bought the Hatfield Ranch in Ten Sleep Canyon, which they sold later to the Methodist Church and is now called Circle J.  They had 5 daughters: Evelyn, Fern, Gladys, June, and Gayle (1930  census shows the fifth daughter as Darlene Doyle) and  one son, Dean Doyle, who stayed on for a lifetime in the Paintrock area.   After they sold the Ten Sleep Canyon location they moved into Ten Sleep and bought the home previously known as the William Pearson residence an English emigrant.  He passed away July 1, 1961,

 

P.S.  The Doyles are mentioned in the book “Paintrock Tales and Bonanza Trails” (compiled by Hyattville Historical group),  on p. 330 an anecdote is detailed about Thurston and Harry Cook.  Their daughter June Doyle married Raymond Gossens and lived in the vicinity of Ten Sleep until she passed away at the age of 97; she taught school and was a vigorous and energetic representative of the Doyle family.