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George Washington Douglas

Male 1870 - 1915  (44 years)


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  • Name George Washington Douglas 
    Born 5 Dec 1870  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 1915  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Cause of Death was a heart attack according to his death certificate. This was unusual as he was the only male Douglas to die of a heart attack, and at such an early age, in the current medical history of this line.
    Buried 10 Apr 1915  Riverside Church Cemetery, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I105383  My Genealogy

    Father James Thomas Douglas,   b. 3 Feb 1848, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1922, Long, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Celia Franses Milam,   b. 27 Apr 1852, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1936, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1868  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • James and Celia were married at the home of, the brides father, Obdiah Milam in Riverside.
    Family ID F46001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helen M Morgan,   b. 9 Feb 1871, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1892, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1891  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The Marriage Bond was issued on 30 Jan 1891 in Warren County. George and Helen were married by Mr. C.H . Lewis J. P. Warren County.
    Children 
     1. Burley Greely Douglas,   b. 30 Nov 1891, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1964, Plantation, Broward Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Bratcher,   b. Aug 1872, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1930, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1892  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Ethel Douglas
     2. William Thomas Douglas,   b. 24 Feb 1895, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1925, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. Edward R. Douglas
     4. Pimia D. Douglas
     5. Allen Douglas
     6. Allie B. Douglas
     7. Juel Douglas
     8. Aubray Douglas
     9. Virgil Douglas,   b. 7 Jul 1911, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1912, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Douglas was known as "Big George Douglas". He was a giant of a man for his time, standing about 6'10" tall and weighing around 280 pounds. It is not known at this time why he did not raise his son from his first marriage with Helen Morgan he remarried and raised a second family of nine children and paid little attention to his only child by his first marriage, Burley Greely.

      One possibility is that his parents James T. and Celia decided to raise Burley, which they did.
      According to Burley's son William B. Douglas, there was a terrible row between the Morgan and Douglas families over who would get the child as he was only three months old when his mother was killed. Apparently at least some of the hard feelings still exist. Mary Elizabeth, another one of Burley's children has confirmed most of this but only family lore can confirm the death of her grandmother as apparently there are no records in Warren county to confirm her death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1740] DEATH CERT. GEORGE W. DOUGLAS.

    2. [S1741] BIRTH RCD. GEORGE W. DOUGLAS, Vol 23, No. 11162, State of Ky (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1740] DEATH CERT. GEORGE W. DOUGLAS, Reg. No. 7767 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1740] DEATH CERT. GEORGE W. DOUGLAS, Death Cert.. No. 11162, State of KY (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S243] MARRIAGE RCD. JAMES T, DOUGLAS.

    6. [S229] MARRIAGE RCD, GEORGE W. DOUGLAS, Marriage Book "V", p-231 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S232] MARRIAGE RCD. NANCY BRATCHER, 1892 (Reliability: 3).