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John B. Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Douglass, familiarly and widely known as 'Jack', was born in New York City, in August, 1830. He came to California in July, 1849, arriving in Tuolumne in 1852.

Establishing himself in the saloon business in Columbia, he soon afterwards became Agent for M. J. Dooley, the Manager of the stage lines. His place of business was on the corner of Fulton and Main streets, and was known as the 'Douglass' saloon. Mr. Douglass had, the ill fortune to be burned out three times in the course of his residence in Columbia, namely, in 1854, 1857, and 1862.

In 1869 he removed to Stockton, where he is engaged in keeping the popular saloon of the Yosemite House. During Mr. Dougllass's residence in Columbia he enjoyed the confidence of his fellow-citizens to a remarkable extent, having held successively the offices of Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, President of the Board of Trustees, and finally School Trustee, the two latter offices having been filled by him during two terms each.

It may be mentioned in this connection that he was a warm friend of the lamented Coffroth, his intimacy extending over a long period, during which they were close companions in every respect.

Mr. Douglass, in 1853, married Miss Ellen Dart, and has two children, boys, one aged 22 and one 19 years.

A History of Tuolumne County, California, B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 406.

 

 

 

 

 

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