Thomas Jefferson Douglas Jr

Brief Life History of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Douglas Jr was born on 16 October 1875, in Cave-in-Rock, Hardin, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Douglas, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Jenkins, was 41. He married Nora L McDowell on 18 April 1897, in Hardin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sellers, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 27 October 1922, in Hardin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Cave-in-Rock, Hardin, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Douglas Jr
Nora L McDowell
Marriage: 18 April 1897
Wayne E Douglas
Sarah Mae Douglas
Clyde Douglas
Horatio Hansel Douglas
Thomas Quintin Douglas
Forrest Eugene Douglas
Eula Ann Douglas
Ida Marie Douglas
Nora Douglas

Sources (22)

  • Jeferson T Douglas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Jefferson Douglas, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Thomas J. Douglas, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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