He was listed in the 1880 census as the son of Joshua Davis rather than a step-son. Warren Arthur remembered his grandmother had a half-brother but thought his name was Harve.
Residences & events:
6/26/1900 Martinsville Twp, Clark Co, IL. The census recorded him as William Doings, 36, married 13 years to Mary F, 37, with 3 children, all living: Early, 11, Fanny, 9, and Carrie, 3. His occupation was farmer.
4/28/1910 Elliott St, Paris, Edgar Co, IL. He was listed in the census as Wm Doing, a 44 year old widower with the occupation of house carpenter. He lived alone. He and both parents were born in IL.