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Melinda Douglas[1]

Female 1841 - 1923  (81 years)


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  • Name Melinda Douglas  [1
    Born 2 Jun 1841  Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Feb 1923  Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I109113  My Genealogy

    Father Milton Douglas,   b. 18 Dec 1818, Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1897, Crawford, Cherokee, KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Samantha Bales,   b. 1823, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1899  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1839  Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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      His wedding took place the same time his uncle married Loui sa Bales, and Louisa Bales's sister married Milton Douglas . Also thier brother Perry Bales held his wedding the sam e time.

      Milton moved his family to Iowa in 1851 and in 1868 he move d Westward and located his wife and their 10 children in Ch erokee Co Kansas. He secured the southeast quarter of secio n 12 in Crawford twonship.
      History of Cherokee County and Representative Citizens, 190 4 Page 498 & 499

      GEORGE W. DOUGLASS, a prosperous farmer of Cherokee County , who is located on a good farm in section 13, township 33 , range 24, in Crawford township, was born in 1853 in Luca s County, Iowa, and is a son of Milton and Samantha (Bales ) Douglass.

      The father of Mr. Douglass was born in 1818 in Indiana and , after his marriage, on December 29, 1839, settled down t o farming until 1851, when he moved to Iowa, taking with hi m his teams and household possessions.

      In 1868 he again moved Westward, and located, with his wif e and their 10 children, in Cherokee County, Kansas. he sec ured the southeast quarter of section 12, in Crawford towns hip. He was one of the earliest settlers in this section, a nd at that time no one could have been found rash enough t o predict that the present bustling city of Columbus woul d grow up on the prairie wilderness. His death took place J uly 26, 1897, at the age of 79 years. His wife was born i n 1823, and died on the home farm in Crawford township, Che rokee County, January 23, 1899. For several terms Milton Do uglass served as a member of the Board of County Commission ers of Cherokee County, and he assisted in the organizatio n of the Republican party, while in Iowa. This party he con tinued to support until President Grant's second administra tion. He was one of the leading members of the Baptist Chur ch in Lucas County, Iowa. He was the father of 12 children , namely; Mrs. Melinda Lane, born June 2, 1841, who lives i n Columbus; Mrs. Eliza Vincent, born May 21, 1843, who resi des in Britton, Oklahoma; Martin, born June 26, 1845, who r esides at Oswego, Kansas; Sylvia, born October 17, 1847, wh o died, age 11 months; Lloyd Judd, born September 11, 1849 , who lives at Crestline, Kansas; George W., who was born J une 16, 1853; Mrs. Elizabeth A. Owens, born November 20, 18 55; who lives near Crestline Joseph Benson, born April 9, 1 858, who resides at Victor, Colorado; Charles Ellsworth, bo rn April 22, 1861, who was killed at Afton, Indian Territor y, September 7, 1896; Noah Milton, born June 28, 1863, wh o resides at Shawnee, Oklahoma; William Walter, born Januar y 27, 1867, who lives in Crawford township; and one child w ho died in infancy.

      The subject of this sketch has passed the greater part of h is life in Cherokee County, the years 184 and 1875, however , having been spent in Southeastern Missouri. Since he reac hed the age of 20 years, he has made his own way in the wor ld without outside assistance, and has met with deserved su ccess. He is one of the substantial farmers and most highl y respected citizens of Crawford Township.

      On November 26, 1882, Mr. Douglass was married to Thula Ell is, who was born in Cocke County, Tennessee, August 6, 1863 , and is a Daughter of Richard Driskill and Sarah J. (Holdw ay) Ellis. They came to Cherokee County, Kansas, in April , 1869, and located two miles east of Crestline, where th e father still resides, the mother having died in 1876. [1]
    Family ID F48490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adam W Lane,   b. 30 Mar 1839, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1889, Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1862  Lucas Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Cora A Lane,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Albert Lane
     3. Nora B Lane,   b. Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Charles E Lane,   b. 6 Feb 1865, Lucas Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1889, Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     5. Elizabeth A Lane,   b. 22 Dec 1865, Lucas Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1945, Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Emma Jane Lane,   b. 10 Jan 1871, Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1936, Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Samantha Lane,   b. 1874, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Lane,   b. 1876,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elma Flora Lane,   b. 14 Jul 1877, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1960, Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. Minnie Lane,   b. Mar 1880, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Wilson ( Pat ) Lane,   b. 9 May 1885, Cherokee Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1938, Fayetteville, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Oscar Bland,   b. 1859, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Jan 1917  [1
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1895 State Census
      Cherokee County Kansas
      Crawford Twp.
      1 March 1895
      Page 17

      Line 4
      Dwelling # 122 Family # 124
      Lane, Malinda 53 F W IN
      Lane, Elma 17 F F Native
      Lane, Minnie 15 F Native
      Lane, Wilson 9 M W Native
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      1900 census for, Columbia, Cherokee Co., Kansas. Listed wid ow, within her daughter and son in-laws home ( JIm ) Lewis . She lists 11 children born and 10 living.

      1910 Cherokee Co Kansas
      ED15
      City of Columbus
      June 27, 1910
      Sheet 13A, Line 1
      House # 234
      Dwelling # 235
      Lewis, Zelaskia L. Head 48 M 25 yrs. MO TN UN Barber , Own s shop
      , Elizabeth Wife 44 IA ON IN
      Lane, Malinda 89 IN IN ? 11 kids, 10 living
      Lewis, Bert Nephew 19 S KS MO UN
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      1920 Cherokee County Kansas
      City of Columbus: Image # 8
      Line 84
      Street: West Sycamore
      House # 324
      Dwelling # 105
      Family # 65
      ED 16
      Date: 31 Jan 1920
      Sheet 4B

      Lewis, James Head, Owns Home Free of Mortgage, W M 58 M M O Tn IA Barber Own shop
      , Elizabeth wife W F 54 M OH IA IN
      Lane, Malinda Mother-In-Law W F 78 W IN IN IN

      All can read and write and speak english.
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      Modern Light February 8, 1923

      DEATH OF MRS. MELINDA LANE, Pioneer Settler Here Passed Awa y Friday

      Mrs. Melinda Lane, a pioneer settler in Cherokee County, di ed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Lewis, 324 Wes t Sycamore street, Friday, February 2, at 10 P.M.

      Mrs. Lane had been ill a couple of weeks, when pneumonia de veloped, which resulted in her death. She was 81 years an d 8 months old. The deceased came to Cherokee County in 186 8 and for a number of years resided near the Stony schoolho use. For the past twenty-seven years she had made her hom e in Columbus. She was well known and leaves many friends i n Columbus and throughout the county.

      She is survived by eight daughters and one son. They are: M rs. Cora Franklin of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. J. E. Littl e of Wichita, Mrs. Mac Crosson and Mrs. Fred Crosson of Edd yville, Iowa, Mrs. Mae Rafferty, Mrs. Oscar Bland and Mrs . James Lewis, Mrs. Jesse Stockton and Pat Lane of Columbus . Also by three brothers, Noah Douglas of Shawnee, Okla., G . W. Douglas of Crestline, and W. W. Douglas of Columbus, a nd one sister, Mrs. T. W. Ownes of Crestline.

      Funeral services were held from the home on Sunday, Februar y 4, at 2:30 P.M., conducted by the Rev. Hill-Tanner of th e Baptist Church. Burial was in the city cemetery.

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