Collie Newton Douglas

12 June 1880–30 April 1964 (Age 83)
Burnside, Webster, Iowa, United States

The Life of Collie Newton

When Collie Newton Douglas was born on 12 June 1880, in Burnside, Webster, Iowa, United States, his father, Marion Douglas, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Lydia Marsh, was 25. He married Frances Ora Royster on 21 February 1900, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Huxley, Story, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Lincoln Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 1964, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Otho Cemetery, Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Collie Newton Douglas
Frances Ora Royster
Marriage: 21 February 1900
Glenn Welome Douglas
David Denison Douglas

Spouse and Children

21 February 1900
Webster, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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 (3)

  • Callie N Douglas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Collie Douglas in household of Marion Douglas, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Collie Douglas, "United States Census, 1940"

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