Elmer Roscoe Douglas

10 September 1889–23 March 1985 (Age 95)
Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Elmer Roscoe

When Elmer Roscoe Douglas was born on 10 September 1889, in Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States, his father, Joel Robinson Douglas, was 27 and his mother, Nora Bell Whitmer, was 24. He married Pearl Melisa Cravens on 6 October 1912, in Camden, Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richmond Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Crooked River Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1985, in Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Elmer Roscoe Douglas
Pearl Melisa Cravens
Marriage: 6 October 1912
Velma Lucille Douglas
Howard James Douglas
Roscoe Marvin Douglas

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1912Camden, Ray, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 15
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 27
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Douglas 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 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Roscoe Douglas, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Roscoe Douglas, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Roscoe E Douglas, "United States Census, 1920"

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