John Thomas Godfray Hope Doeg

John Thomas Godfray Hope Doeg

Male 1908 - 1978  (69 years)

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  • Name John Thomas Godfray Hope Doeg 
    Born 7 Dec 1908  Guayamas, Sonora, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 7F67146244289F448B626A4EF83C2E9D4F22 
    Died 27 Apr 1978  Cottonwood, Shasta, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I23229  Scudder
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2010 

    Family Dorothea Scudder,   b. 14 Jul 1909, Summit, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1983, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1931  Newark, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Divorced May 1938 
    _UID 29808E7615FCEF42B511C1F9FE160929B541 
    Children 
     1. John Thomas Godfray Hope Doeg, Jr.
     2. Daphne Doeg
     3. Sally Doeg
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F8254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • John's mother was one of the four tennis court-famed Sutton sisters, having won the Southern California championships in 1899, 1904 and 1905. His uncle Thomas C: Bundy, who married May Sutton, onetime champion, was twice national doubles champion with Maurice "Comet" McLoughlin.

      The defining moment for John was clearly his showing at the 1930 U.S. Championships. Exploiting his big, left-handed serve on the grass at Forest Hills, he struck down "Big Bill" Tilden in the semifinal of his nation's championships and put a remarkable capstone on his career by eclipsing Frank Shields in the championship match. A methodical attacking player, Doeg played Davis Cup for the United States and reached the Wimbledon final in doubles with George Lott in 1930. After winning the National championship, he married, set to work on his father-in-law's Newark, New Jersey Evening News, announced that he would probably play little tennis in 1931 except to defend his title at Forest Hills.
      John became a U.S. citizen on 13 Nov 1933. He was the U.S. Open Doubles Tennis Champion in 1929 and 1930, and the singles champion in 1930. In 1962, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He later worked as a sporting goods salesman in Cotton Wood, California.

  • Sources 
    1. [S446] U.S. Social Security Death Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (This data is only accurate as of 30 Sep 2000), SSN: 135-10-5495 .

    2. [S854] California, Death Index, 1940-1997, State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.