OC Pioneers Who Were Klan Members: Dr. Charles V. Doty, Santa Ana Dentist

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Not all Klan members are born raging racists, and that was definitely the case with Dr. Charles V. Doty, a longtime SanTana dentist still remembered in the older parts of the city. Doty was one of the OC brave who fought in World War I, and would later on belong to a group of SanTana civic leaders that had one--one!--Mexican among them. TOTALLY tolerant, Doty was.

Of course, that went nowhere, because almost as soon as Doty came back to Orange County, he signed up with the Klan.

He belonged to the first round of the Klan, the 1921 version that was ready to lynch an unknown victim until courageous OC District Attorney Alexander P. Nelson came and saved the day. The only other interesting thing I can say about Doty is that he was one of a disturbingly large amount of doctors who joined the Klan--maybe because all those freeloading wabs were filling up emergency rooms and destroying our health-care system even then? Oh, wait: that's an urban legend.

Tune in every Monday around 5 p.m. for the latest entry exposing Orange County city fathers who were Klan members!

Previous entries:

Orrin M. Thompson, Fullerton Councilmember
Albert O. Nelson, Placentia Constable
Earl G. Glenn, Santa Ana Postman/Record-Breaking Cyclist
Arnold F. Peek, Santa Ana Butcher
William A. Culp, Brea Schools Board of Trustees President
Harry E. Inskeep, Fullerton Justice of the Peace
Arthur E. Koepsel, Chair of the OC Republican Party Central Committee
Frederick Bastady, Buena Park Citrus Rancher/School Board Member
Charles C. Kinsler, Brea Fire Chief/Clerk/School Board Member/Pioneer
Alvin L. Hitchcock, Orange County Chief Deputy Clerk
George W. Cullen, Brea Schools Clerk
Walter S. Gregg, County Statistician/Aid Commissioner
Forrest Hurst and Ben Blanchard, Brea Councilmembers
Evrit S. Boice, La Habra's First Mayor
Morris W. Martenet, Jr., Anaheim Councilmember, Owner of Martenet Hardware
William F. Espolt, Jr., La Habra Banker/Citrus Grower
Perry Woodward, Deputy County Assessor, Failed Supervisorial Candidate
George Annin, Fullerton Police Officer, Councilmember
Harry E. Becker, Mayor of Brea
Francis Allen Kidder, Santa Ana Father and Son
Leslie C. Rogers, Santa Ana City Marshal
Earl Sechrist and Burton Young, Brea and Yorba Linda Ministers
Rollin Marsden and Roy Davis, Fullerton Councilmembers
William French, Fullerton's First Deputy Police Officer
Rudolph Kroener, Co-Owner of Former Gas Station that's Now Orange's Filling Station
William E. Fanning, Brea Schools Pioneer, Namesake of Fanning Elementary
Jesse L. Hunter, San Juan Capistrano Innkeeper, Owner of Mexican Restaurant
John A. Leuzinger, Brea Mayor, Founder of Brea Electric
Newton E. Wray, SanTana Rancher, Failed City Council Candidate
Samuel F. Hilgenfeld, Buena Park Minister, Founder of Anaheim's Hilgenfeld Mortuary
Elmer E. Heidt, OC's First Scout Executive for Orange County Boy Scouts Council
James W. Newell, Fullerton-area Miner/Mason
Garland C. Ross, Santa Ana dentist, batted against Walter Johnson
Ferris F. Kelley, San Juan Capistrano Postmaster
Clyde Fairbairn, Longtime Olive resident/nice guy
Charles McClure, Brea's first police chief
John F. Pieper, Tustin feed-store owner, councilmember
William Starbuck, Fullerton school trustee, druggist
Hoyt Corbit, Yorba Linda pioneer, fan of Richard Nixon
Lucien Proud, La Habra mayor/school trustee
Albert Hetebrink, Fullerton rancher
Henry W. Head, Orange County godfather
Dr. Roy S. Horton and Marshall Keeler, Santa Ana Unified trustees
Sam Jernigan and Jesse Elliott, Orange County sheriffs
Herman Hiltscher, Fullerton bureacrat

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Alva
Alva

Coming soon: "Aztlanistas whose ancestors cut out human hearts from living beings and act all proud of it"

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

The great Mexican Pride racist still righting against European Pride Racist. Always funny. 

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

professor arellano, you are paranoid, ignorant and probably dangerous. I hope you don't own a gun. coupling a gun to your paranoid ideations makes you a ticking bomb just waiting for the slightest provocation to take the life  of a suspected klan member whom you believe is getting ready to lynch you when in fact it is only an elderly man asking you directions to the nearest hospital.

Bill T.
Bill T.

I don't suppose you'd like to point out exactly what is delusional about illustrating the history of So. Ca. and the influence of the Klan? Hand-waving and yelling but-but-but doesn't count.

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

bill t, prof gustavo skimpy's historical research coupled with his accusations that a dentist in the 1920's spent his time away from pulling teeth looking for people who did not look like him to lynch is absurd. why doesn't prof. gustavo support his heavy-duty accusations with proof like a duh a citing verbatime from primary documents that may be found?

NG Coot
NG Coot

".. what is delusional about illustrating the history of So. Ca. and the influence of the Klan .."

... is that there was insignificant history or inflence of the Klan in Orange County or SoCal - and Gustavo is splattering his long boring list of KKK members all over in an attempt to connect the viscious KKK of post Civil War south with the relatively innocuous social club of the KKK in OC.

Bill T.
Bill T.

and we're supposed to take you for the one with paranoid delusions ....

Disclaimer:As I've said before, I don't expect to change any of these guy's minds, I mainly post just so people don't think they're the only ones with opinions on the matter.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

"Relatively innocuous social club"? Let's see you say those words with your real identity, Catholic coward. Go back to defending your precious pedo-apologists.

NG Coot
NG Coot

Do be do be do be do be do be, do be do be do be do be do be do be .......

mitch young
mitch young

Still, after my prolonged absence, you got nothing. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Funny how the only people who say I've got "nothing" are Klan apologists like you and the coward called "NG Coot", and doofuses like "Democrat". Y'all should met at Ripples and have your love-in of pendejadas already...

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

reading your weekly rants and potty mouth responses to logic, I am reminded of Glen, draw a picture, Beck.

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

the reason people say you got "nothing" is due to the fact you support your heavy accusations with nothing. You don't support your conclusions with facts only more of your opinions. How hard is it for you to do legitimate historical research? when people call you out on your poorly written history articles, you only bring out the ad hominem fallacy as a retort to your accusers

Democrat
Democrat

That is all he has....nothing.  Wait. He is good at reprinting internet hoaxes.  He is out right now breaking a story about the nigerian prince trying to give away part of his 20 million dollar fortune. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Ooo, another Klan apologist! So you're a Democrat of the string-up-the-coloreds variety, eh?

peter sparks
peter sparks

(.) (.)   -

LOL

NG Coot
NG Coot

Is that like grafitti on Gustavo's article?  "How disrespectful"  ha- ha ....

peter sparks
peter sparks

na just still lookin for somethin to read  ya know   a dear in the head light look>>

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