Grave of William Doane
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

William Doane William Howard Doane (1832-1915) was an American composer, editor of hymn books, businessman and inventor. Composed over 2000 tunes, many for the hymns and Gospel songs written by Fanny Crosby, including "Rescue the Perishing," "I Am Thine, O Lord," "Near the Cross," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."

Doane family momument
William Doane Family monument.

Doane marker
Marker for William Doane.

Doane family marker
William Doane Family monument background; markers (from left) for
Marguerite (daughter), William Doane, Fannie (wife), and Ida (daughter)
in foreground.

Mrs. Fannie Doane
Marker for Mrs. Fannie Doane.

Spring Grove Cemetery
Spring Grove Cemetery main gate entrance on Spring Grove Avenue.

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum - A National Historic Landmark
Contact information:
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Phone: (513) 681-7526
Website: www. springgrove.org
Call ahead for Cemetery and Office hours.

Directions to Cemetery from the South:
Interstate 71 North to Interstate 75 to Cincinnati
Exit 6; left on to W. Mitchell Avenue
Left on Spring Grove Avenue
Cemetery will be on right
Main Gate entrance at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue

Directions to William Doane gravesite from Main Gate entrance:
Travel straight under bridge and cross intersection.
About 0.1 mile from bridge, on left is tall monument with woman holding a wreath.
Front side of monument has inscription: Until the day break and the shadows flee away. Base of left side has inscription: DOANE. To left of monument are four, flat stone markers for Doane, his wife, and two daughters.


Photographs by Stephen & Dorothy Ross for WholesomeWords.org 2009.



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