Edward Oakes Douglas

Brief Life History 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 3 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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Edward Oakes Douglas
Hattie Angelia Morris
Marriage: 23 April 1883
May E Douglas
Henry Albert Douglas
Cecil John Douglas
Celia Belle Douglas
Rufus Llord Douglas
Hattie A. Douglas

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  • Edward Douglas in household of John Douglas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Oakes Douglas, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Edward Oakes Douglass, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called from their situation on a river named with Gaelic dubh ‘dark, black’ + glas ‘stream’ (a derivative of glas ‘blue’). There are several localities in Scotland and Ireland so named, but the one from which the surname is derived in most if not all cases is Douglas in Lanarkshire 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

History: The family taking their name from Douglas in Lanarkshire were of Flemish origin. They rose to great prominence in the 14th and 15th centuries, controlling the earldoms of Douglas, Morton, and Angus, and later, Queensberry.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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