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Doyle, Dennis

House 1868 (District 22)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Le Sueur


Date of Birth: ??/??/1818
Birth Place: Cuffes Grange
Birth County: Kilkenny
Birth Country: Ireland
Date of Death: 3/20/1902
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Kilkenny
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Former Teacher, Ireland and Kilkenny



Judge: Kilkenny, Minnesota (Justice, 41 years); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Government: Kilkenny, Minnesota (Township Clerk, First One); 18?? to 18??
Postmaster: Kilkenny, Minnesota (First One); 1857 to 1888


Spouse: Catherine Roway (her last name is sometimes listed as Raway or Beay, married in 1857)
Children: Twelve children: Thomas L., Margaret E., Arthur S., Mary E., Elizabeth J., Leonard P., Walter, Dennis, Kate A., John, James, and Anne S.
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He came to Minnesota in 1852.

"On Thursday afternoon Mr. Dennis Doyle passed away at the ripe old age of 84 years.  Deceased was born in Cuffes Grange? Parish, Kilkenny Co. Ireland, in 1818? and immigrated to to America in 1856, locating at Kilkenny, gave it the name, and lived the remainder of his life in and around the village."
"The funeral was held from St. Canice's church, Saturday last, and internment made in Kilkenny cemetery." (from his obituary, publication unknown)

"Among [Kilkenny's] first settlers was Dennis Doyle (1818-1902), born in Kilkenny County, Ireland, who came to the United States in 1851, settled one mile west of the present city site, in section 21, and opened a store in his home in 1857, where he taught in the first school and became the first postmaster, serving 1857 to 1888; he was the first township clerk and served as a state legislator. Doyle was the first to marry in the community; Catherine Raway, born in France in 1839, was his wife." (Minnesota Place Names, MHS, 1920.)

Total Days Served: 364


10th Legislative Session (1868)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22
Elected: 11/5/1867
Residence: Kilkenny
Term of Office: 1/7/1868 to 1/4/1869
Counties Represented: Le Sueur
Occupation: Farmer/Former Teacher, Ireland and Kilkenny
Party: Democratic
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Articles & Books About
"Le Sueur County." Minnesota Place Names (Electronic Resource), St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.