James Henry Douglas

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Douglas was born on 29 August 1858, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Douglass, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Beth Wadsworth, was 25. He married Irintha Ross Pratt on 12 January 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 29 May 1943, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Douglas
1858–1943
Irintha Ross Pratt
1862–1941
Marriage: 12 January 1882
Genieve Douglas
1883–1972
Glenn Douglas
1884–1945
James Orson Douglas
1887–1936
Lucile Douglas
1890–1965
Harvey Orson Douglas
1893–
Ruth Douglas
1894–1991
Melbourne Pratt Douglas
1900–2000

Sources (39)

  • James H Douglas, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Henry Douglas, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • James H Douglas in entry for William Lorin Taylor, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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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