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*Briley George Douglass

Male 1860 - 1917  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name *Briley George Douglass 
    Born May 1860  Parkersburgh, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1917  Carlyle, Wibaux County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dec 1917  Carlyle Cemetery, Wibaux County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10265  My Genealogy

    Father Samuel Douglass,   b. 21 Aug 1827, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana (Right Over The Border Of Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1917, 89 Years Old; Carlyle, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Hannah Gurfasz Surface Zerfaz,   b. 24 Jan 1830, Near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1907, 77 Yrs. Old; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1848  Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family **Nevada Peterman,   b. 23 Jun 1854, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1913, Carlyle, Wibaux County, Montana, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1880  Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-194; www.Ancestry.com1
      Name: Brily Donglass
      Spouse Name: Nevada Peterman
      Marriage Date: 5 Sep 1880
      Marriage County: Montgomery
      Source Title 1: Montgomery County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1860 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
      Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O
      Book: 9
      OS Page: 437
      Source Citation: Title: Montgomery County, Indiana, Index to MarriageRecord 1860 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located:County Clerk's O; Book: 9;Page: 437.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data:
      Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage RecordsIndiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
      Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription ofmarriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana. Many ofthese records are on microfilm at the Family History Library in SaltLake City, Utah." [Transcribed 19 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Children 
     1. Howard W. Douglass,   b. Apr 1891, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kimberly, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ottie Otta W. Douglass,   b. Nov 1884, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Grace A. Douglass,   b. Feb 1887, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Living Douglass
     5. Living Douglass
     6. Child Douglass,   b. Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Child Douglass,   b. Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Child Douglass,   b. Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • E-mail to Redenbaugh/Douglass Group dated: Wednesday, June 07, 2006per group member # 7.
      "Luther Douglass was my dad's geat Uncle. Some of the Douglass menwent to Carlyle, Montana in 1907.. Briley and Samuel for sure, andperhaps Luther. They bought and filed on land in what is now part ofthe Peterman Ranch where Carlyle was located. The only remainder ofthat town now is my great Grandparent's graves and perhaps several notmentioned. ...After building houses they sent for their families andmy grandfather arrived in late 1907. Most records should be found inBeach, North Dakota, the closest town. Dad's birth is listed asCarlyle, but only because the back bedroom was in Montana while thefront door was in North Dakota. Mom said several times that afterBriley died in 1917 as did Samuel that some of Luther's family movedto Idaho and are buried in Kimberly with my grandparents. Mygrandparents lived for a time in Glendive, Montana before moving toIdaho. Luther may have worked for the railroad after 1917."[Transcribed 11 June 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]

      "23 June 1900 United States Federal Census, www.Ancestry.com; Super.9, Enum. 107, Sheet 10B
      Name: Nevada Douglass
      Home in 1900: Scott, Montgomery, Indiana
      Age: 45
      Estimated birth year: abt 1855
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
      Spouse's name: Bisley
      Race: White
      Household Members: Name Age
      Bisley (actually spelled Briley on the census) Douglass 39, Head,Indiana, Indiana, Indiana; farming, married 20 yrs, entire familyreads & writes, rents farm; dwellin 216/223. Joseph & Sarah Douglaslive near by and are on the same census sheet with this family.
      Nevada Douglass 45 Indiana, Ohio, Indiana; wife, married 20 yrs, 8child. 5 living
      Howard W Douglass 19 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana; son, farming
      Otta W Douglass 15 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana; son, farm laborer
      Grace S Douglass 13 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, daughter, in school
      Fred D Douglass 10 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, son, in school
      Rubbz r Douglass 2 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, son
      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Scott, Montgomery, Indiana;Roll: T623 394; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 107.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data:United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of theUnited States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and RecordsAdministration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls." [Transcribed 29 July 2007,SLJuhl, compiler]

      "1910 United States Federal Census; www.Ancestry.com
      Name: B Douglass
      Age in 1910: 50
      Estimated birth year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Indiana
      Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
      Spouse's name: Magda
      Home in 1910: Douglas, Custer, Montana
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      B Douglass 50
      Magda Douglass 50
      Ruba B Douglass 12
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Douglas, Custer, Montana;Roll: T624_829; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 881.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details onthe contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page:NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census.Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.:National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178rolls."
      [Transcribed 29 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: dmdsearch@comcast.net
      To: gsjuhl
      Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 6:34 AM
      Subject: Re: Briley Douglas obit
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtfallon/_fllobitsa.txt
      From Fallon County archive files on the MTGenweb site.
      Note: this article was published on Dec 13, 1917. In that year, the13th was on a Thursday. This obit states that a terrible accidentoccurred the previous Thurs, which would have been
      December 6, 1917, as date of death.
      "Douglas, Briley Paper Date: 12-13-1917
      File#: Page: 1917-7
      A terrible accident occurred last Thursday night at about 8 o?clockwhen Briley Douglas, of near
      Carlyle one of the pioneer, farmers of Eastern Montana, had his skullcrushed in and brains
      dashed out when his Ford car driven by his son, Fred, struck the backend of a load of lumber at
      a sharp hill one and a half miles north of Carlyle, resulting in hisdeath three hours later.
      Mr. Douglas, his son, Fred and Dillard Carlock, who had been doingjury service at this city during
      the previous several days, were returning home for the night lastThursday and had reached a
      point half way to their destination when the electric lights on thecar burned out. They succeeded
      in securing a lantern and strapping it to the front end of theautomobile, let off Mr. Carlock at his
      home, and were proceeding with this dim light when the accidentoccurred.
      Unobserved by the Douglas?s, a double-box wagon with lumber piled init and long 2x6?s
      extending out over and behind the box, was ahead of them when a sharphill a mile and a half
      north of Carlyle was reached. It is stated that Fred made the hill onlow gear, and not seeing the
      vehicle ahead shifted the machine to high. They had proceeded butthree rods down hill,
      however, when they smashed into the rear of the wagon and the shocksent the back end of the
      light automobile up against the butt ends of long timbers. The elderMr. Douglas being in the rear
      seat, he received the full effects of the collision. When picked uphis skull was crushed in, his left eye was knocked out and the brainswere oozing out.
      Aid was secured of John Hartse and Mr. Douglas was taken home in theHartse car. Briley
      Douglas died at 11 o?clock that night without regaining consciousness.
      Mr. Douglas, who was a man 58 years of age, is survived by his widow,Minnie R. Douglas, five
      children, a sister and a brother. They are: Fred, Ottie, Howard,Grace, and Ruby. Douglas and
      Mrs. Maggie Kelsey of Carlyle.
      Deceased moved to the Golden Valley in 1906, his family following himin the spring of 1907. He
      had conducted his farm located about four miles northwest of Carlyleever since coming here,
      and was interested in the Beach Co-Operative Mercantile company, beingone of its directors.
      The funeral was held from the UB church at Carlyle last Sunday noonand interment in the Carlyle
      cemetery.
      The entire community sympathizes with the bereaved family in thesudden loss of a devoted
      husband and provident and kind father and brother." [Transcribed 08November 2008, SLJuhl RNBSC, Compiler & Family Genealogist;sljul1234@yahoo.com]