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Mary Margaret Flndley married Alonzo C. Douglass dau. of David and Ann E. (Harper) Findley gr-dau. of Abel and Mary (Irwin) Flndley

Mary Margaret (Mamie) Findley, b. Sept. 14, 1868, Little York, (?Illinois)., d. Feb. 10, 1954, Washington, Iowa, mar. Alonzo Cline Douglass, June 27, 1893, Monmouth, (?Illinois).

He was born Nov. 26, 1866 near St. Joseph, Mo., d. Feb. 11, 1857, Washington, Iowa.

Both are bur. at Monmouth, Illinois. made their home at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington, Iowa, since Aug. 1951, going there from Sterling, Kans. She was a graduate of Monmouth College in 1890 with AB and AM degrees.

She was a member of the U. P. Church.

He was the son of Wm. A. Douglass and Elizabeth (McConnell) Douglass. 1876 the famlly, of which he was the eldest child, migrated in a covered wagon to Jackson City, Kansas, where he attended the public schools, a business college and an academy before entering Monmouth College some [70 years ago] (1896?).

After his graduation [here] in 1890 he attended Xenla Theological Seminary, then at Xenla, Ohio, where he graduated in 1893. He was ordained as a minister of the United Presbyterian Church in that same year, serving as a minister of the denomination for 51 years until his retirement in 1945. He held pastorates at St. Louis, Mo.; Des Moines, la.; Omaha, Nebr.; Blggsville, (?Illinois); Sterling, Kans.; Fresno, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Jetmore, Kans.; and also had been associate director of the United Presbyterian Foundation at Iowa State College, Ames, la., and superintendent of the Iowa Synod of the United Presbyterian Church.


1. Wilbur Flndley Douglass, b. Mar. 31, 1894, St. Louis, Mo., d. Nov. 8, 1959, mar. Lorlne Klene, Aug. 31, 1922, Long Beach, Calif. She was b. June 7, 1897, Belleville, I11. He served in WW I, overseas with 88th Division, discharged as 2nd Lt. in Infantry.

Her address: 1103 Yale, Claremont, Calif. 91711


1. Vivian Janet Douglass, b. July 31, 1923, Ames, Iowa, mar. Capt, Wm. Brigham Moore, USN. , Aug. 23, 1947, Las Vegas, Nev.

He was b. Aug. 27, 1909, Ogden, Utah.

His grandfather Brigham served in the cabinet in Washington, D. C. Capt. Moore graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, 1930; served several tours of duty during the 19308 in China and the Far East. Distinguished active combat career during WW II in Pacific Theatre.

Co., Fleet Training Group, Quantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1955-57; C. 0. Naval Torpedo Station, Keyport, Wash., 1957-60. Retired in 1960 after thirty years of service.

Since 1960, has been executive of the Defense Systems Lab. of General Motors, Santa Barbara, Calif. Address: 978 Cheltenham Rd. , Santa Barbara, Calif.

Children: 1. Terry Douglas Moore, b. April 28, 1948, Naval Hosp.

Bethesda, Md .

2. Robin Arthur Moore, b. July 29, 1949, Naval Hosp. 3. William Brigham Moore, b. Aug. 25, 1951, Long Beach.
2. Gordon Klene Douglass, b. July 1, 1927, Long Beach, Cal. mar. Essie Jane Dempsey, Aug. 23, 1964, Upland Presby. Church, Upland, Calif. She was b. Mar. 22, 1933, Wilmington, Del. He entered military service in 1945, spent 14 months, most of it at Fort Lewis, Wash. Tech. Sgt. in charge of day reports in office, disch. Ft. Lewis. In June, 1950, while a student of Pomona College, he was awarded a $2,000, scholarship by the faculty of Princeton University. Two days later he received word that he had received an $850. fellowship offered by the Mass. Institute of Technology. To top the week off, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the national honorary scholastic fraternity. 1950-53, grad. Dept. of Economics, M. I. T. Ph. D. ; 1953-58, Chief Economist, Sylvania Elec. Products, Inc., N. Y; 1958-59, Instructor in Economics, Calif. Inst, of Tech.; 1959 to date. Professor of Economics, Pomona College and the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, Calif., Chrmn. Dept. of Economics, Pomona College.

Research Director, Southern Calif. Research Council. Ruling Elder and Clerk of Session, Claremont Presbyterian Church; Director of Research and Planning, Presbytery of Los Angeles.

His wife, Jane, is also an academician, she had a Ph. D. from Harvard, and is Prof, of Church Hist, at the School of Theology at Claremont, an interdenominational seminary.

Address: 330 Radcliffe Dr., Claremont, Calif. 91711

Child born in Pomona:

I. Alan Bruce Douglass, b. June 9, 1965, 2. Ralph Waddell Douglass, b. Dec. 29, 1895, St. Louis, Mo., mar, Miriam Hunsche, Aug, 2, 1924, Chicago, I11, She was b. Mar, 4, 1901, Chicago.

He is a professor in the Univ. of New Mexico, instructor in art and lettering, has received outstanding tribute on a book "Calligraphic Lettering" which he has authored. It is dedicated to his son, Donald, who was killed in military service.

In early post college years, he was an instructor on the staff of the American University of Cairo, Egypt, discharged 2/Lt. Inf. M. G,

World War I, 16 months, Address: 3308 Loma Vista PI,, N.E, , Albuquerque, N, M, 87106


1, Donald Ralph Douglass, b. July 29, 1925, Chicago, died Jan. 13, 1945 in battle near Bastogne, Belgium, in WW II. Co. L. 346th Infantry, 37th Division.

2. Marilyn Douglass, b. Mar. 1, 1939, Albuquerque, N. Mex. , mar. Jack B. Carlson, Albuquerque, Address: 309 No. Orange, Fullerton, Calif. 92633 Child born in No. Charleston, S. Carolina: 1. Brian Todd Carlson, b. Dec. 30, 1964

3. Annabel Elizabeth Douglass, b. Aug. 14, 1897, mar, John McMillen Wilson, Oct. 18, 1927, Sterling, Kansas.

He was b. Feb. 24, 1900, Sterlin;?, d. Mar. 4, 1961, Washington, D. C. , result of traffic accident. Address: 5712 27th Rd, N., Arlington, Va .

Child born in Washington, D. G: 1. Jacquelvn Grace Wilson, b. June 4, 1929, mar. Bill R. Moberly, Mar. 24, 1951, Sterlins;, Kansas.

He was born May 29, 1928, Newton, Kansas.

He served in U. S. Army S?t. in 2nd Armored Div. 43rd A.I.B. Jan. 3, 1951 Dec. 21, 1952, stationed at ?Augsburg, Germany, IS mo.

Discharged Dec. 21, 1952.

Address: 5712 27th Rd. N. , Arlington, Va. 22207

Children born in Washington, D. C: 1. Teresa Lvnn Moberly, b. July 16, 1954 2. Sandra Kay Moberlv, b. May 9, 1956 3. William Evans Moberly, b. Oct. 17, 1958 4. John Richard Moberlv, b. April 13, 1960 d. Sent. 3, 1962

4. Evelvn Findley Douglass, b. Mar. 15, 1899, Des Moines, la., mar. Rev. Charles Roy Harper, July 10, 1924, Sterling, Kans.

He was b. Mar. 18, 1395, Edgerton, Kans.

Address: Westminister Gardens, 1420 Santa Domingo Drive, Duarte, Calif. 91010


1. Annabel Louise Harper, b. Nov. 12, 1929, Long Beach, Calif, mar. Wm, Richard Swenson, June 3, 1952, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

He was b. Dec. 12, 1930, Stockton, Calif .

He is in Naval Reserves; BA from Univ. of New Mexico; MA from International YMCA College, Soringfield, Mass. Address: 935 W. Beverly PI., Tracy, Calif. 95376


1. Robert Charles Swenson, b. July 1, 1953, Stockton 2. Linda Anne Swenson, b. July 12, 1954, Stockton 3. William Harper Swenson, b. Nov, 26, 1956, Stockton 4. Susan Elizabeth Swenson, b. Aoril 28, 1960, Tracy 2, Charles Roy Haroer, Jr. , b. July 10, 1933, Sao Paulo, Brazil, mar. Babette Christine Dammholz, May 25, 1962 in Le Chambon-Lignon, France.

She was b. Mav 18, 1938, Berlin, Germany.

He is on furlough (1966) and is in Univ. of So. Calif., Los Angeles.

A minister.

Address: Duarte, Calif.


1. Caroline Ann Harper, b. May 27, 1963, Constantine,

Algeria 2. Stephen Martin Harper, b. Aug. 26, 1964, Munich, Germany 5. Irwin Bruce Douglass, b. Sect. 2, 1904, Des Moines, lowa , mar. Grace Fetherston, Aug. 15, 1931, Monmouth, III. She was b. Oct. II, 1907. He is head of Chemistry Dept. Maine University.

Address: 4 Summer St., Orono, Maine 04473


I. Nancy Grace Douglass, b. Jan. 13, 1934, Havre, Montana, mar. Richard Donald Bell, June 15, 1957, Orono, Maine.

He was b. Oct. 7, 1933.

Address: RFD 2, East Burlington, Vermont 05401 Continued on next oage.
Children of Richard D. and Nancv G. Bell:

1. Douglass Richard Bell, b. Aug. 28, 1958, Portland, Me. 2. Steven Bruce Bell, b. Oct. 20, 1960, Burlington, Vt.

3. Scott Irwin Bell, b. Nov. 26, 1962, 4. Amy Helen Bell, b. May 28, 1965, 2. Miriam Lois Douglass, b. Aoril 21, 1938, New Haven, Conn.

Has a Ph. D. in Chemistry.


6. Donald Harper Douglass, b. Aoril 8, 1908, Des Moines, d. Dec. 7, 1918, Biggsville, Illinois, of influenza.

The Rev. Charles Roy Harper, Sr. (189 5-) went to Brazil in 1925 under the then Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. With him was his bride of a year, Evelyn Douglass Harper.

Their first two years were soent in evangelistic itineration, largely on mule back, in the far interior of Brazil, The next twentyfour years (1927-1951), they taught in and later directed a self-help school near the city of Sao Paulo on the coast, founded in 1928 to give High School and Junior College training to young Evangelical (Protestant) Christians of under privileged families from all over Brazil who wished to study for church vocations.

1952 until retirement in 1961, Rev. Harper was the Treasurer of Mackenzie Institute in the city of Sao Paulo.

Today (1966)

Mackenzie Institute has an enrollment of 10,000 students, incTuatn^ those in the Primary School to those in the University with its five colleges; Engineering, Architecture, Philosophy (Teacher's College), Business Administration and Law. MacKen zie, founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1870, olays a large Dart in building modern Brazil through it's anoroximately 40,000 alumni. Rev. C. R. Harper, Sr.: BA from Monmouth College, 111.; MA from Princeton University, N. J.; BTH from Princeton Theological Seminary and Honorary DD from Monmouth College.

Evelyn Douglass Harper: BA from Monmouth College.

Charles Roy Harper, Jr. (1933-) graduated from Wooster

College and the San Francisco Theological Seminary, went to France in Jan. 1960 and worked among Algerian day laborers in Marseille.

After his marriage to Babette Dammholz in 1962, he and his bride went to Algeria at the invitation of the World Council of Churches, Charles to be the Administrator of Goods and Personnel for Christian Committee for Service in Algeria, With headquarters in Constantine, they worked until June, 1965 in a long-range program training Algerians to rebuild their country after its long war for independence from France. their staff were international ecumenical specialists in the fields of education, agriculture, public health and social work. The sum of the program was to turn over to the Algerians in a period of five years.

In preparation for further service in Africa and Europe, Charles earned as of Dec, 1966, a MA degree in African Area Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles,
Museum Curator in Claremont Dies.
From Pomona Progress aBui let in, Pomona, Calif., Nov. 9, 1959.

WILBUR F. DOUGLASS, curator of the museum of the A880ciate"J Colleges, died Sunday after a brief illness.

He was 65.

Mr. Douglass and his wife, Lorine, moved to Claremont in 1956 after his retirement as teacher in Long Beach. home is at 2937 Claremont Heights Drive.

The family Mr. Douglass was born March 31, 1894 in St. Louis, Mo. received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Monmouth College and later attended Iowa State College, where he received a bachelor of arts and master's degree in animal husbandry.

He did graduate work at the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

During World War I he was an infantry officer in the Army. From 1922 until 1924 he was a teacher at Iowa State College. In 1924 he moved to Long Beach, where he became a teacher at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School and the Long Beach City College. 33 years.

He taught in the Long Beach City School system for He was a member of the Claremont Presbyterian Church, serving as clerk of the session.versity Club of Claremont.

He was treasurer of the Uni He was just recently elected curator of the museum.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Moore, Keyport Wash.; a son, Gordon K. Douglass, Claremont; two brothers Dr. Ralph W. Douglass, Albuquerque, N. M. , and Dr. Irwin B. Douglass, Orono, Maine; and two sisters, Mrs. C. R. Harper, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Mrs. John M. Wilson, Arlington, Va.

There are three grandsons.

Funeral services will be held in Claremont Memorial Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3. The Rev. Robert K. Kelly, interim pastor of the Claremont Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Entombment will be made in the Pomona Mausoleum.

Any contributions will be gratefully accepted


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