Capt. Fielding Yeager Doke
of Navarro County, Texas



1912 - Confederate Veteran, Official Journal of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Capt. Fielding Yeager Doke, Confederate veteran and member of Camp Winkler, No. 147, U. C. V., passed from earth December 2, 1912. Capt. Doke was born in Garrard Co. KY, January 3, 1835. He was an ardent Southerner, and enlisted in April, 1861, as a private in Captain Splawn's company, Brace's Battalion, Gen. Martin E. Green's brigade.  The first battle in which he was engaged was at Shelbina, MO., on the Hannibal and St. Joe Railroad. The second was at Lexington, where Gen. Mulligan, the Federal officer in command, together with 3,500 prisoners, was captured. His third battle was at Pea Ridge, after which he, together with Colonel Brace, Major James, Adjutant Holliday, and Dr. Stroud, was captured and finally taken to Alton. After six months they were exchanged at Vicksburg, and at the reorganization of exchanged prisoners in North Arkansas Captain Doke was elected captain of Company F, 9th MO Infantry. After this he took part in various movements and battles in Arkansas until he surrendered with General Price at Shreveport.

Captain Doke was a Mason for forty-five years, a member of the Baptist Church, and a typical Christian gentleman. He was buried with the Confederate flag. In 1870 he was married to Miss Emma Scogin.  In 1878 they moved to Kosse, Texas, where he was in the lumber business. Later they moved to Corsicana, where they have lived for the last fifteen years. He is survived by his wife and three children.



Emma (Scogin) Doke
Died Oct. 1938

Mrs. F. Y. Doke, 92, mother of Mrs. Rufus Caldwell of Dallas, died Tuesday at the home of her son, M. Y. Doke, at Hubbard, Hill County. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at Corsicana. Her husband, the late Capt. F. Y. Doke, one operated lumber companies in Corsicana, Kosse and Hubbard.



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