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Everett Douglass

Male 1894 - Aft 1971  (77 years)


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  • Name Everett Douglass 
    Born 22 Mar 1894  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1971  Vermillion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6883  My Genealogy

    Father Henry Douglass,   b. Bef 1883, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1906, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Mother Melissa Alice La Baw,   b. 20 Aug 1858, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1936, Mellott, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1871  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elva Cecil Butts,   b. 28 Jul 1904, Stone Bluff, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1971, Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1920  Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Everette Earl Douglass,   b. 5 Jul 1920, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1921, Infant; Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Living Douglass
     3. Living Douglass
     4. Alice Louise Douglass,   b. 5 Jul 1926, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1946, Fountain County, Indiana; Auto-Train Crash Victim Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F10090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On the 24th of March 1946, Everett and Elva loose their daughterAlice, son-n-law John Nance, a daughter Geraldine, and a son RichardClarence to an auto-train wreck. In the car with them was Doris Maywho died a few days later on the 30 of March 1946 from injuries of theaccident.

      "TRAIN KILLS 4 FROM VEEDERSBURG (NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IN VEEDERSBURG,FOUNTAIN COUNTY, INDIANA)
      CROSSING TRAGEDY INJURES 2 MORE
      SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 1946
      VEEDERSBURG -- (CNS) Four persons are dead and two others are undertreatment at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, as a result of anauto-train crash at 5 p.m. Sunday in Veedersburg. The dead: JohnNance, driver of the car, overseas veteran; Louise Douglas Nance, 21,his bride of a few weeks; Gerald Dean Douglas, 6, and Richard ClarenceDouglas, 3, small brothers of Mrs. Nance. All are of Veedersburg.The injured: Doris Mae Douglas, 14, Veedersburg, sister of Mrs.Nance, skull fracture and abrasions on legs condition fair. EugeneNance 14, near Wayne town, brother of Mr. Nance, possible skullfracture, cuts and shock. Attending physicians are: Dr. C.B. McCord,Veedersburg, and Drs. H.F. Hooker and Jean Moore Danville. The smallsedan driven by Nance was struck at a crossing near the Montezumadepot by a fast Nickel Plate freight, the eastbound No. 42, fastestfreight on the Veedersburg line. Bodies were thrown from thewreckage, some a distance of 50 feet. Bodies of the four victims weretaken to the Fisher Funeral Home here, following an investigation byCoroner Charles Fishero and State Patrolman Clarence Short. A NickelPlate representative was expected Monday to investigate for therailroad, with assistance of Fishero. The family had left their homea short distance away and were en route to visit at the Earl Buttshome. Mr. Nance was killed instantly, and his bride died en route tothe office of Dr. C.B. McCord. The Douglas children died as they werebeing placed in an ambulance to be taken to Danville. The boys, theirsister, Doris, and Mrs. Nance are children of Everett and (Elva) CecilDouglas, Veedersburg. Mr. Nance and his brother, Eugene, are sons ofthe late Mrs. Bessie Stevens Nance, Waynetown." [Transcribed 10February 2006, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      "FUNERAL RITES FOR FOUR CRASH VICTIMS THURSDAY (28 MAR 1946)
      VEEDERSBURG -- (CNS) -- Funeral services for four victims of anauto-train crash here Sunday evening will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at theFirst Christian Church, Veedersburg. The Rev. Clyde Rather, Nazarenepastor, and the Rev. J.C. Shrigley, United Brethren pastor, willofficiate. Burials will be in Osborn Prairie Cemetery nearVeedersburg, and the Murray Cemetery near Hillsboro. Bodies may beviewed at the Fishero Funeral Home here, before time of the services.Caskets will not be opened at the church." [Transcribed 10 February2006, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      "SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1946
      NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, DANVILLE, VERMILLION COUNTY, INDIANA
      5TH CRASH VICTIM DIES OF INJURIES
      The Veedersburg, Ind. train-auto crash of a week ago took its fifthvictim in the death at 9:15 p.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth Hospital of Doris Mae Douglas, 14, Veedersburg, from injuries received in thecrash. Doris Mae suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries inthe accident that resulted in her death Saturday evening. The injuredgirl never regained consciousness following the crash. John Nance,driver of the car, was killed instantly in the crash with a NicklePlate Railroad fast freight train, his bride of a few weeks, LouiseDouglas Nance, 21, died en route to the office of Dr. C.B. McCord,Veedersburg; two small children, brothers of Mrs. Nance, Gerald DeanDouglas, 6, and Clarence Douglas, 3, died as they were being placed inan ambulance to be brought to a hospital in Danville. A sixthoccupant of the car, Eugene Nance, 14, brother of John, is a patientin St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of a possible skull fracture,and numerous cuts and bruises received in the accident. The body wasremoved to the Fishero Funeral Home, Veedersburg, for completion offuneral arrangements." [Transcribed 10 February 2006, SLJuhl,Compiler]

      "RITES TUESDAY FOR FIFTH AUTO-TRAIN CRASH VICTIM (02 APR 1946)
      VEEDERSBURG -- (CNS) -- Funeral services for Doris Mae Douglas, 14,of Veedersburg, fifth victim of an auto-train crash at Veedersburg aweek ago, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fishero Funeral Home. theRev. Clyde Rather, Nazarene Church pastor, assisted by the Rev. J.C.Shrigley, United Brethren Church pastor, will officiate. Intermentwill be Osborn Prairie Cemetery. Eugene Nance, 14, also injured inthe collision, who has been in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, wasreleased Saturday and was accompanied to Veedersburg by his father,Reuben Nance." [Transcribed 10 February 2006, SLJuhl, Compiler]