Alexander Douglass, son of Robert and Jane McGill Douglass, was born December 4, 1834, in Halton County, Ontario. In December 1856, he married Anna Belyea, daughter of John Belyea, III and Mary Livingston of Bronte, Ontario. The 1857 Directory of Ontario lists Alexander Douglass as a merchant/dealer in Oakville, Ontario. Just when he moved to Bruce County is not known. His father moved there in 1864. Alexander’s name appears in the Directory of Bruce County, 1867, as “Douglas & Co”, merchants, Southampton. He was both a wholesale and retail dealer. Sometime between 1881 and 1891 He moved his family to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he became a real estate agent in addition to his mercantile business. Eventually he turned over the store to his son-in-law. He died in Winnipeg December 22, 1914 at the age of 90.
Alex and Anna had two daughters both of whom moved to Winnipeg with them: Eva (mar. Frederick Proudfoot) and Alma (mar. Bruce Gordon).