J.M. DOOLITTLE, proprietor of the Oregon meat market; born Nov. 21, 1836, in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., N.Y., is a son of Edward L. and Sarah (Williams) Doolittle, both natives of Massachusetts; J. M. learned shoemaking, and resided in the State of New York till he came West in 1867; began farming in Stoughton, and later near Janesville; came to Oregon in 1872; has the only meat market in the village, and does a good local business. He married Feb. 22, 1867, Miss Mary J. Goff, of his native town; they have two children—Frederick, born April 21, 1870, in Janesville, Wis., and an infant son, born July 18, 1880, in Oregon. Mr. Doolittle is a Republican, now Deputy Sheriff, and is a member of the Oregon Lodge, A.O.U.W.
1880 History of Dane County, Town of Oregon, p. 1238.