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James Lemon Douglas[1]

Male 1855 - 1920  (64 years)


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  • Name James Lemon Douglas 
    Born 10 Jul 1855  York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1920  Henderson, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Emerson Cemetery, Emerson, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17765  Family
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2014 

    Father David McGee Douglas,   b. 14 Feb 1820,   d. 1 May 1896, Emerson, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Kilgore,   b. 8 Dec 1822, York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1893, Hastings, Mills Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F12891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary E. Bolton,   b. Hopeville, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Aug 1872  [1
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F12894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1855 - York Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Emerson Cemetery, Emerson, Mills Co., Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James L. Douglas died at his home in Henderson, Iowa, April 4, 1920 after a lingering illness of several weeks.

      Mr. Douglas was born on the 16th day of July, 1853 in York County, Pennsylvania. When about seven years old he came with his parents to Illinois where they lived ten years. In 1870, the family came through from Illinois in wagons and settled down near what is now Strahan, Iowa. After coming to Iowa, he spent some time in the Sun Beam Public School and assisted his father on the farm.

      On August 14th, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Boltin of Hopeville, Iowa. The young couple started up farming on Deer Creek near Strahan. The Douglas family moved to Henderson in 1887. Eight children were born to this union, seven of whom died in infancy. The surviving daughter is Mr. E. M. Noe, Hebron, Nebraska.

      He is survived by his wife and daughter, three sisters, Mrs. N. W. Krow, Goodland, Kansas, Mrs. M. M. Stockton, Hastings, Iowa, Mrs. Frank Hannah, Blanchard, Iowa.

      In 1874, he was converted under Reverend Elliott's preaching and he joined the Methodist Church at Sun Beam, Iowa.

      Funeral services were held this Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at his late residence and interment in the Emerson Cemetery. Rev. James Walls, pastor of the Henderson Methodist Church had charge of services.

      Malvern Leader, April 8, 1920, page 11 [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1521] Find A Grave.