Obituaries D – F

DICK, CLYDE
Chicago Daily Tribune, August 22, 1949 pg. B6

Clyde Dick, 58, traffic engineer for the Illinois Bell Telephone company for 35 years, died yesterday of a heart attack in his home at 9337 Vanderpoel av. He is survived by his widow, Margaret; four daughters, Beverly, Margaret, Geraldine and Nancy, and a son, William R. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. in the chapel at 415 W. 63rd st.
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DOUGLAS, CARL
Watertown Daily Times, January 9, 1922, pg. 7

34th Pays Honor to Pvt. Douglas
Practically Entire command Attends Funeral of Veteran Soldier
Special to the Times

Sackets Harbor, Jan. 8 – Practically the entire command at Madison Barracks attended the funeral of Pvt. Carl Douglas, veteran member of the quartermaster department, who was found dead in the garage of the pumping station Saturday morning from carbon monoxide fumes from his automobile.

Chaplain Wllace H. Watts officiated at the services which were held at 3 o’clock from the home. Col. C.D. Roberts, commanding officer of the 34th regiment, and his entire staff attended. The enlisted men were represented at the home by the quartermaster department commanded by Capt. W. F. Riter, post quartermaster. Members of the quartermaster department acted as bearers.

The majority of the command met the body at the Sackets Harbor cemetery where it was escorted by the regimental Band headed by Band leader Francis R___. Full military honors were accorded at the grave, a volley being fired and taps sounded.
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DOUGLAS, CURTIS N.
Watertown Daily Times, Monday, Feb. 10, 1919, p. 12

Curtis N. Douglas died at his home in Albany Sunday after a long period of failing health.  He had suffered from diabetes for several months and death was not unexpected…

Among his pupils at a private school in New York was John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (and other sons of New York millionaires)

Survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. George Cabot Ward Lowe of New York and Mrs. Frederick G. Peabody of Albany; one son, Thomson Douglas, a member of Lafayette Escadrille in France; one brother, Daniel C. Douglas of Watertown and two sisters, Mrs. Mordaunt Lea Shipley of Winchester, England and Miss Kathleen Douglas of London, England…

The funeral will be held from the old Douglas home, 4 Elk St., Albany, Tuesday at 2:30 PM. Interment will be made at Albany.
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DOUGLAS, EARL STANDISH
Newsclipping of unknown origin, March 9, 1933, from Lyme Heritage Center

EARL STANDISH DOUGLAS DIES AT HOME OF NEICE

Earl Standish Douglas died at the home of his neice, Mrs. Frank Adams, Main street, Monday at 2 p.m., from the infIrmities of old age, after an immediate illness of three weeks. He had not been well for three years, having retired from being caretaker for the Adams & Duford Co. several years ago.

He was born January 10, 1854, at Pillar Point, the son of Leander and Ann Wing Douglas, his father being one of the early settlers and expert in net fishing, a trade which Mr. Douglas early learned with his father, who later removed to Point Salubrious, and followed this occupation practically all his life.

It was about the year 1875 that his father Leander Douglas and Lester Nugent discovered that smoked sturgeon brought good prices when properly smoked and was equal to the finest halibut; up to 1883, many sturgeon smoking outfits were to be seen on Chaumont Bay, and sturgeon weighing from 100 to 500 or more pounds were taken in the bays and off the shores of the points in the lake.

From 1867-1897, Leander and Earl Douglas engaged in fishing in these waters. In the year 1897 Earl went to upper Michigan and fished in Lake Superior, with head quarters at Sault Ste. Marie.  It was in 1900 that a U.S. Fisheries Commissioner came to Lake Superior and sought out Mr. Douglas and there interviewed him, by appointment, at the Iroquois Hotel, in regard to the fishing business. The report of this interview may be found in the 1900 report of the Bureau of Fisheries at Washington, thus showing that the Commissioner thought Mr. Douglas an authority to quote in his findings.

Mr. Douglas quit fishing in Michigan about 1905, and returned to Chaumont in 1919 to again take up his residence among the scenes of his early boyhood.

While Chaumont was at one time considered the largest shipping point for fish – as high as 10,000 barrels of whitefish and ciscoes being taken in a year and shipped from here – many barrels were shipped from Sackets Harbor, Three Mile Bay and Cape Vincent. In fact, it was a Chaumont man, one Walter Horton, who left here and launched out for himself and was the first to ship fish from Cape Vincent, being the founder of the fishing industry in that village.

Mr. Douglas is survived by one sister, Caroline Dunham, widow of Fordyce Dunham.  He is also suvived by several neices and nephews, great neices and nephews, great great neices and nephews, great great great and great great great great neices and nephew, a distinction which can be claimed by but few people.

The funeral was held from his late home on Main street Wednesday at 2:30, Rev. K.L. Huggins, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Douglas was a member, officiating. Interment was made in Cedar Grove cemetery.
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DOUGLAS, JOHN P.
New York Times, September 21, 1903

John P. Douglas of Theresa, near Watertown, N.Y., the largest individual landholder in Jefferson Co. and President of the Standard Publishing Company of Watertown, fell dead yesterday at his home.  He was seventy-six years old.  Death was due to heart failure.
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DOUGLAS, KATHLEEN
(Clipping from the Pierce-Putnam scrapbooks, transcribed to the Jefferson County website)

Theresa, Feb. 22 (1952) – Funeral services for Miss Kathleen Douglas, 85, who died early Thursday morning in an Ogdensburg hospital, will be held from St. James Episcopal Church on Saturday at 2, with the rector, Rev. Frederick Haworth, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery at this time or in the spring, depending upon weather conditions.

Miss Douglas was born in the family home, Brooklyn, Nov. 15, 1866, daughter of the late John P. and Henrietta Hughson Douglas. In Brooklyn her father had become well to do as head of a produce exchange and was a director of the Atlantic Avenue railroad, the East side savings bank and several insurance companies.

Soon after her birth, physicians advised Mr. Douglas to reside in the country and he purchased 3,000 acres in Jefferson County and established the manor house at what became Douglas Crossing.  Soon after, he erected a cheese factory there and then one at Three Mile Bay.

Miss Douglas was well educated, traveled much in Europe and in this country and during her active years was a singer, sought after to perform for different organizations.

She was a member of the St. James Episcopal church here, of the Theresa Progress club, and other organizations. When her father was president of the Watertown Standard Publishing company, and her brother, Daniel, was business manager, she did special articles for the paper, searching out interesting spots to write about.

For several years she had made her home in an apartment of the Stone home on Main street.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Douglas Shipley, now residing in South Africa, and several nephews and nieces.
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DOUGLAS, BEVERLY GORDON
Port Angeles Evening News, Thursday, March 9, 1944

B.C. Douglas Dies Suddenly

Beverly Gordon Douglas, 47, a resident of Port Angeles for the past 13 years, died suddenly at his home 540 West Fourth street, Wednesday afternoon as the result of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two oclock at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. James Albertson officiating. Cremation will follow.

Mr. Douglas was born at Emmettsburg, Iowa, (sic) October 4, 1896, and came here from Yakima 13 years ago and was employed at the Crown Zellerback newsprint mill. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for more than a year.

Mr. Douglas was married to Olivia Banderob at Port Townsend August 9, 1933.

Mr. Douglas was an ardent sportsman and was very well known to hunters and fishermen of the area. His hobby was making fishing rods and there are many examples of his art in Port Angeles.

Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Olivia Douglas; sons, Beverly Gordon Douglas, U.S. army, and Charles William Douglas, U.S. navy; two grandsons; mother, Mrs. Josephine Hicks; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Dick and Mrs. Betty Clark all of Chicago; brother, Edwin F. Douglas, Naples, Florida. There are several step-brothers and sisters.
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DOUGLASS, BEVERLY GORDON, II
Hoquiam Man, Child Drown Over Weekend

Hoquiam, May 26 – Special – Two Hoquiam persons, Beverly Gordon Douglass, 29, 2743 Cherry Street, and Daniel Lee Copeland, three year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Copeland, …were victims of drowning tragedies over the weekend.

Douglass was drowned when a boat capsized while fishing late Saturday afternoon at Mason lake near Shelton where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Pitcher of Hoquiam, have a summer home. The young Copeland boy was drowned in a slough near Myrtle stre…

Accompanying Douglass in the boat at Mason lake were Mrs. Marie Distler of Aberdeen and Harry Dibbern of Darling, Alberta, Canada. They were only about 30 feet from shore when the boat capsized.

Born in Cosmopolis, Douglass spent all of his life on the Harbor. He was employed as purchasing agent for the Pitcher Distributing company at Hoquiam. A member of American Legion post No. 16 of Hoquiam, Douglass served in the European theater of operations during World war II.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Olga, a daughter, Gail, and two sons. Kent and Gordon; a brother Charles Douglass, Aberdeen. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Pinnick-Coleman chapel with the Rev. George Schwanenberg officiating. Services will be concluded at Sunset Memorial park.
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DOUGLAS, CARLTON ALLEN
Watertown Daily Times, January 9, 1922, pg. 7

34th Pays Honor to Pvt. Douglas
Practically Entire command Attends Funeral of Veteran Soldier
Special to the Times

Sackets Harbor, Jan. 8 – Practically the entire command at Madison Barracks attended the funeral of Pvt. Carl Douglas, veteran member of the quartermaster department, who was found dead in the garage of the pumping station Saturday morning from carbon monoxide fumes from his automobile.

Chaplain Wallace H. Watts officiated at the services which were held at 3 o’clock from the home. Col. C.D. Roberts, commanding officer of the 34th regiment, and his entire staff attended. The enlisted men were represented at the home by the quartermaster department commanded by Capt. W. F. Riter, post quartermaster. Members of the quartermaster department acted as bearers.

The majority of the command met the body at the Sackets Harbor cemetery where it was escorted by the regimental Band headed by Band leader Francis R___. Full military honors were accorded at the grave, a volley being fired and taps sounded.
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DOUGLASS, BRUCE ECCLES, M.D.
Obituary from the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin, January 17, 2013

Bruce E. Douglass, 95, of Rochester died peacefully on Friday Jan. 11, 2013

Bruce was born Sept. 286, 1917, in Berwyn, Ill. He attended college and medical school at the University of Wisconsin. In 1942, Bruce married Charlotte M. Natwick; the couple moved to Rochester in 1943. Their three children were born in Rochester and attended Rochester Public School.Bruce began his residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1943; he retired from the medical staff in 1984.

From 1944 to 1947. Bruce served in the Army Medical Corps, with assignments in Europe and the Pacific. He was appointed to the Mayo staff in thoracic diseases in 1949. In 1962, he established Mayo’s Division of Preventive Medicine, comprising a Health Service for Employees and centers of Patient Education, Executive Health, and Aerospace Medicine.

Bruce served on the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Medical Association for 12 years, and was president of the organization in 1978. AOMA’s annual reception is named in his honor. He served as a delegate to the American Medical Association, and established its Section Council on Preventive Medicine. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Occupational Medicine, and a member of the Ramazzini Society and the American College of Preventive Medicine.

For his contributions to the field of occupational medicine, Bruce received the Kehoe, Knudsen, and Meritorious Service Awards. For medical service in Minnesota, he received the Governor’s Citation of Honor and the Presidents’ Award of the Minnesota Medical Association.

Bruce had wide ranging, active interests in other disciplines. With Dr. Paul Zollman, he established the Minnesota Zoological Society, which sponsored development of the Minnesota Zoo. Bruce was the Rochester Bach Society’s first president. He served on the Rochester Music Board as secretary (1950-1960) and chairman (1960-1970). He was president of the Rochester Music Club (1955), and initiated the Rochester Art Center’s concert series. With Mrs. Douglass, he founded the Fellows’ Chorus of Mayo Foundation (1947). He was a member of Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Nu Sigma Nu.

Bruce is lovingly remembered for his uncannily nimble sense of humor, his gracious demeanor, and the devoted attention he gave his many patients.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce (Traverse City, Mich.) and John (Toledo, Ohio) and four grandchildren.
Dr. Douglass was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Charlotte, by a brother, Lincoln, and by his daughter, Jean Douglass Wightman (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

A family service is planned for a later date. Correspondent: John Douglass, P.O. Box 140608, Toledo, OH 43614
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DOUGLASS, FRANK GERALD
Obituary in “Our Church Paper”, undated (Frank Gerald Douglass died Sept. 11, 1946)

IN MEMORIAM

Death has again visited our church family and removed from our midst a beloved neighbor and friend – Dr. Frank Gerald Douglass.

Dr. Douglass, a practicing physician in Chicago since 1911, was stricken with a heart attack in his office on the 11th of September, and passed away while being taken to Englewood Hospital.

Dr. Douglass was born in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada, August 27th, 1886, and came to our neighborhood when quite a young lad of ten. His early education at Harvard Elementary and Calumet High Schools prepared him for his college work. He received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Illinois in 1910, and served his internship at Englewood Hospital. He was a member of the Board of Trustees and of the medical staff of Englewood Hospital, and a staff member of St. Bernard’s and St. George Hospitals. He was also a member of the Chicago, Illinois, and American Medical Societies, and a member of Normal Park Lodge, No. 797 A.F. and A.M. and the Shrine.  He was a chairman of the Nurses’ Training School Committee, and vitally interested in the welfare of the internes and staff of the Internes’ Alumni Association.

His hobby for digging up old records earned for him the title of “Historian of Englewood Hospital”.

Dr. Douglass, whose home was at 7601 Stewart Avenue, leaves his widow, Hattie T., and two sons, William Quine, and Thornton.  Services were held at Auburn Park Methodist Church, Saturday, September 14, with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.

In the passing of Dr. Douglass, our church and community feel deeply the loss of a kindly understanding physican and friend, and extend to his bereaved ones our sincerest sympathy.

“There is no death, the stars go down
To rise upon another shore
And bright in heaven’s jewelled crown
They shine forever more.” — Jessie Booth
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DOUGLASS, BEVERLY GORDON

Gordon was born to B. Gordon and Olga (Lund) Douglass Dec. 29, 1942 in Medford Oregon and passed away Dec. 15, 2006 at home in Olympia.  He is survived by his wife of 43 yrs. Sandy, son Jason of Redmond, sister Gail of Hoquiam, brother Kent of Spokane, one aunt, one uncle and numerous cousins. He moved to Hoquiam as a small child and graduated from HHS in 1960.  He worked for Swanson’s supermarket and in 1965 began a 27 yr. career with the State, first with the Highway Dept. and then Dept. of Ecology and retired in 1992. He spent 6 years in the Army Reserve and many years as a volunteer with the Olympia Wildlife Rescue and had a great love for animals. After retirement be began a new career in 1995 with the WA. State Senate as an administrative assistant during the legislative session and served as Reader of the Senate for two sessions. After each legislative session was complete his love was riding his Harley and caring for his yard. “Gordo” will be deeply missed by his family and many dear friends.

Please join us in a memorial service Sat. January 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in the Columbia Room on the first floor of the Legislative Capitol Bldg.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Toys for Tots program, Olympia Union Gospel Mission, or your favorite charity.  The family extends their profound gratitude to the Lacey Fire Dept. and all of the neighbors and friends for their overwhelming love, caring and support.
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DOUGLASS, J. CHESTER
News clipping pasted into a copy book

Obituary

J. Chester Douglass died at the home of his son, Fred C., in Belleville, NY, July 19, 1907, at the age of 86 years. He had been an invalid for many years.  About a month ago he fell, fracturing the left hip. His strength gradually failed until death ended the intense suffering. Mr. Douglass was born on Pillar Point in the town of Brownville March 29, 1821, and resided on the old homestead where he was born until about three years ago, when he came to Belleville.
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DOUGLASS, MARY (GAUKEL)
Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1917

Mary Douglass, February 27, 1917. Funeral services from her late residence 7057 Stewart av., Wednesday at 2 p.m., thence to Grand Trunk station. Burial at Port Elgin, Ontario. She is survived by James H., Chester H., William S., Charles H., Frank G., Anna G. and Elizabeth M.
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DOUGLASS, WILLIAM GORDON
Chicago Tribune, June 16, 1943

Death Notice

William Gordon Douglass, 3117 Maple avenue, Berwyn, Ill., father of Cecil G., Mrs. Isabel Parker, Mrs. Miriam McKeebie, and Mrs. Helen Richardson, brother of Frank L., Mrs. R. Nielsen, Mrs. E.M. Lowry and Mrs. Bess Robertson. Services Tuesday 2 p.m. at funeral home, 6910 Windsor. Interment Boone, Ia.

Obituaries (same paper)

William Gordon Douglass, 3117 Maple avenue, Berwyn, former Chicago and Iowa dry goods merchant, died yesterday. He was 74 years old and a native of Canada. He made his home both in Chicago and in Boone, Ia. during his business career. Mr. Douglass is survived by three daughters and a son. Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at 6910 Windor avenue, Berwyn.
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DOUGLASS, ZIDA (DAMUTH)
Watertown Daily Times, Saturday, November 23, 1935, 25:8

Widow of J.D. Douglass Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Zida Damuth Douglass, 85, widow of John D.(sic) Douglass, formerly of Watertown, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Douglass Mason,(sic) at Waterloo, Friday morning, will be held from the Howland funeral home at 1 Monday afternoon. Rev. Dr. James A. Leach, pastor of Asbury Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Sackets Harbor cemetery.

Mrs. Douglass had resided with her daughter in Waterloo since leaving this city about ten years ago. She had been in ill health for the past several years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.

The body of Mrs. Douglass will arrive in Watertown by train late this afternoon and will be taken immediately to the Howland funeral home in State street. Her daughter is scheduled to arrive in Watertown by motor this afternoon.

Mrs. Douglass was born at Sackets Harbor, 85 years ago, a daughter of the late Allan and Anna Stephenson Damuth. Her parents resided in Sackets Harbor and Pillar Point during her childhood. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Douglass lived in Watertown. Mr. Douglass died years ago.

Mrs. Douglass had three chidren, Carl Douglass died in Watertown shortly after returning from the World war and Charles Douglass died in East Watertown several years ago. Mrs. Douglass is survived by the daughter at whose home she died; four grandsons, Carleton and Donald Douglass, Sackets Harbor, Francis Douglass, Watertown, and Hobart Mason,(sic) Carthage; and three granddaughters, Mrs. Ruth E. Hardy and Mrs. Will S. Berry, city, and Mrs. Donald Wright, Carthage.

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