Douglas Southall Freeman

Male16 May 1886–13 June 1953

Brief Life History of Douglas Southall

When Douglas Southall Freeman was born on 16 May 1886, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Gen. Walker Burford Freeman, was 42 and his mother, Bettie Allen Hamner, was 33. He married Inez Virginia Goddin on 5 February 1914, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States for about 1 years and Tuckahoe District, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 1953, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Douglas Southall Freeman
Inez Virginia Goddin
Marriage: 5 February 1914
Mary Tyler Freeman
Anne Ballard Freeman
James Douglas Freeman

Sources (34)

  • Douglas Southall Freeman in entry for Mary Tyler Freeman, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1949"
  • Douglas S Grennan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Douglas S Freeman in entry for Leslie Cheek and Mary Tyler Freeman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1914Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    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.

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 8

    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.


    Age 18

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .

    Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).

    Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

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

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