Edward Oakes Douglas

December 1858–29 January 1936 (Age 77)
Springville, Adams, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Edward Oakes

When Edward Oakes Douglas was born in December 1858, in Springville, Adams, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Smart Douglas, was 30 and his mother, Isabel Amanda Oakes, was 19. He married Hattie Angelia Morris on 23 April 1883, in Adams, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 January 1936, in Springville, Adams, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Olin Cemetery, Adams, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Oakes Douglas
Hattie Angelia Morris
Marriage: 23 April 1883
Henry Albert Douglas
Hattie A. Douglas
Cecil John Douglas
Celia Belle Douglas
Rufus Llord Douglas

Spouse and Children

23 April 1883
Adams, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 9

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Gaelic: From Gaelic "dubh-ghlas," dark grey.

Sources (3)

  • Edward Douglas in household of John Douglas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward A Douglass in household of John S Douglass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward O Douglas in household of Rufus L Douglas, "United States Census, 1920"

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