Winnie May Douglas

Female14 July 1877–17 August 1909

Brief Life History of Winnie May

When Winnie May Douglas was born on 14 July 1877, in Wells, South Mahoning Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alinas Cole Douglass, was 27 and her mother, Florence Adelaide Hill, was 23. She married John Bright Scofield on 21 December 1898, in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wells Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 3, Tuolumne, California, United States in 1900. She died on 17 August 1909, in Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, California, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bright Scofield
Winnie May Douglas
Marriage: 21 December 1898
Douglas Hill Scofield Sr
Thyra Scofield
Raymond Bright Scofield
Florence Scofield

Sources (5)

  • Winnie Scofield in household of John B Scofield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Winnie Douglas in entry for Douglas H Scofield and Aimee Mueller, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Winnie Douglass in household of Alus Douglass, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1898Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    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.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 5

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 9

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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