|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."|
William Doane Family monument.
Marker for William Doane.
William Doane Family monument background; markers (from left) for
Marguerite (daughter), William Doane, Fannie (wife), and Ida (daughter)
Marker for Mrs. Fannie Doane.
Spring Grove Cemetery main gate entrance on Spring Grove Avenue.
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum - A National Historic
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Phone: (513) 681-7526
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.