Florence Douglas: Birth: BEF 1862.
Page: Series: M593 Roll: 1739 Page: 66
Text: Okobojo Cemetery, Sully County, SD
Text: Word is just received of the death of Mrs. Maria Douglas, who for may years lived in the Buckeye settlement. She was a sister of W. H. Reed and lived in recent year in Fuller City, S.D. (actual Forest City)
Page: Maria's in Forest City News
Note: In 1880 per Census lived in Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin 1870 Sauk Co. WI census:
Maria, age 40, keeping house
Reedsburg, WI newspaper obituary provided 9/00 by Jane Kolar:
Mrs. Maria Douglas died at Forest City, S. D., of pneumonia, Feb. 21, 1903. She was born in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., in 1831 where she was married to Alexis Douglas in 1852. In 1859 they came to Reedeburg, making their home in this vicinity until 1882. They then moved to Sully county, Dakota. Mr. Donglas died soon after. Two children survive both living in Forest City. Two sisters are still living, Mrs. Mosher of North Dakota and Mrs. S. Knowles of Reedsburg. Also two brothers survive, D. T. Reed of Forest Gity, S. D., and Wm. Reed of the town of Excelsior. Potter County NewsObituary
Douglas -Feb. 21 1903 at 7 a. m. of pueumonia, Mrs Maria Douglas of Forest City, So. Dak., in her 73rd year.
The deceased was born in 1831in St Lawrence county New York, where she was married to Mr Alexis Douglas in 1852. Seven years later they moved to Reedsburg, Wis, thence coming to the vicinity of Lewiston, Sully Co.,S. D. in 1862, where they settled on a homestead, having been preceded by their only daughter, Mrs. H. E. Gates, and her husband. Shortly after coming to Lewiston Mr. Douglas died, since which time Mrs Douglas has made her home with her daughter, who came to Forest City in 1899.
She leaves two children to mourn her loss, viz.: besides Mrs. Gates,
Mr.Chas. E. Douglas, also of Forest City , and two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Mosher of North Dakota, Mrs. Knowles and Wm Reed of Reedsburg, Wis. and
D. T. Reed of Forest City.
Mrs. Douglas had been in feeble for about a year and took pneumonia a week before she died. Her end was calm and peaceful and expressive of a readiness to depart.
The funeral service was held at the home of her daughter, on Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. Arnold of Gettysburg, and the remains were taken to Okoix>jo for a interment beside those of her husband.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors who so kindly extended their help and sympathy at the time of the late sickness and death of our mother and sister.
Mr. AND Mrs. H. E. Gates
Mr. AND Mrs. C. E. Douglas
D. T. Reed
Obituary lists marriage location
Married 48 years in 1900 per census.
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