William Mochrie Douglass

8 December 1835–29 July 1916 (Age 80)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of William

When William Mochrie Douglass was born on 8 December 1835, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Douglas, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Mochrie, was 24. He married Cynthiann Record Merrill on 9 November 1862, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 July 1916, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (39)

Do you know William? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Mochrie Douglass
Cynthiann Record Merrill
Marriage: 9 November 1862
Margaret Elizabeth Douglass
Eleanor Douglass
William Mochrie Douglass Jr
James Douglass
Samuel Douglass
George Douglass
Martha Ann Douglass
Phoebe Douglass
John Douglass
Laura Pearl Douglass
Nettie Douglass

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1862Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 3
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 22
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Mochriesinch near Airdrie (Lanarkshire), or perhaps from another place similarly named such as Mochrie Wood near Fern (Angus).

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

    Story Highlight

    Biography of William Mochrie Douglass

    Written in 1961 by James W. Kirkbride, a Historian of Smithfield, Utah (The late Mr. Kirkbride was Superintendent of Schools in Smithfield and knew William Mochrie Douglass.) William Mochrie Douglass …

    Sources (51)

    • William Douglass, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Douglas in entry for Martha Douglas Blackhurst, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William M Douglass, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.