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 DOUGLASS

 

Samuel2 Douglass was born Rensselear County, New York December 05, 1802.  Samuel died February 02, 1882 Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.

            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 10, 1882   PAGE  2 COL  6

                                              DIED  -     DOUGLASS       

In this town on Thursday February 2, 1882, Samuel Douglass, aged 82 years.  

He married twice.  He married 1st an unknown person.  He married 2nd  Aseneth Sherman in Pittstown, New York, February 22, 1820.  Aseneth was born April 1800.  Aseneth was the daughter of Stephen Sherman and Betsey Gray.  Aseneth died June 29, 1884 Canandaigua, New York, at 84 years of age.

                       ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL July 4, 1884

 DOUGLASS -   I n this town, June 29th, 1884, Assenath Douglass, aged 84 years, 4 months.  

Samuel Douglass and Asseneth Sherman had the following children:

Mary Sherman Douglass  was born in Rensselear, New York April 1827.  Mary died April 17, 1903 Rochester, New York, at 76 years of age. 

   ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL Friday April 24, 1903

                               Obituary -      Gifford 

Mrs. Mary S. Gifford, widow of Nathaniel J. Gifford, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Mabbett, at Rochester, on Friday, aged 76 years.  Mrs. Gifford had been afflicted with a cancerous trouble for several years, and her sufferings had been intense. During those years she had been tenderly cared for by her two daughters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. Mabbett.

 The remains were brought here, and funeral services were held from the undertaking rooms of Gillett and Kennedy, on Monday morning, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiating. Mrs. Gifford had resided in this town for many years. The homestead was situated north of the village. After the death of her husband, she made her home with Mrs. Mabbett at Rochester.

She leaves besides her two daughters, three sons, Douglass Gifford, of California, George Gifford, of Chicago, Ill., and Charles Gifford, who resides on the homestead. She married Nathaniel A. Gifford 1848.

                           Nathaniel A. Gifford was born in Rensselear, New York March 04, 1827.  Nathaniel was the son of Nathaniel Gifford and Olive Burns.  Nathaniel died June 15, 1900 Canandaigua, New York, at 73 years of age.

  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 22, 1900  PAGE  3  COL 

The death of Nathaniel A. Gifford occurred at his home a few miles North East of this village on Friday. The deceased was 73 years of age. He had been an invalid for many months, having suffered a paralytic stroke, and the recurrence of the stroke caused his death.

 He is survived by his wife, three sons, Charles, Dudley, and George, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. A. L. Mabbitt, both of Rochester, and an aged brother, Ira Gifford of Troy. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Wallace Webb, D. D. 

Samuel3 Douglass  was born in Rensselear, New York March 05, 1825.  Samuel died February 28, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.

             ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL Friday March 2, 1906

 TWO  DEATHS   RECORDED   Samuel Douglass, aged resident passed away

At 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon occurred the death of Samuel Douglass, at the home of his son, F. G. Douglass, Chapin Street. Mr. Douglass had suffered from heart trouble for several years, but had been able to be about the house almost to the end.

Deceased was born in Pittstown, Rensselear County, March 5, 1825, and had he lived until next Monday, would have been 81 years of age. About 60 years ago he married Waity Gifford, and 49 years ago they removed to this town, living for a short time on a farm on the East side of the lake, when Mr. Douglass purchased the handsomely situated farm on the West lake shore road, which has since been his home.

During the past two winters he and Mrs. Douglass had lived with their son in the village.  Mr. Douglass was a staunch Democrat, and while he had no political ambitions, he was always well posted and was a reliable and dependable member of his party. He served one term as town assessor.

Besides his wife, who at almost exactly his age, is well and strong, there survive six children, Mrs. Caroline A. Warfield, Mrs. Isaiah Case, Miss Mary Douglass, F. G. Douglass, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, and James S. Douglass, all of this town. One brother, John Douglass of Troy, also survives. 

Mr. Douglass was a member of the Methodist Church, and his pastor, Rev. Ward Mosher will officiate at the funeral service this afternoon. At Mr. Douglass' request, made some time ago, six of his stalwart grandsons will bear the body to it's last resting place.  They are, H. D. Warfield, Freed D. Cribb, Samuel M., Ray, Everitt, and James Douglass. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Samuel Douglass and Waity R. Gifford had the following children:

Phoebe E. Douglass was born in Pittstown, Rensselear Co., New York May 18, 1848.  Phoebe died January 20, 1935 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age. 

   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday January 25, 1935

                         OBITUARY -   CASE

 The death of Mrs. Phoebe Douglass Case, aged 86 years, widow of Isaiah Case, took place at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, Park Street, Sunday following a long illness.

She was born in Pittstown, May 18, 1848, the daughter of Samuel and Waity Gifford Douglass. She is survived by her sister, a brother, James S. Douglass, a daughter in law, Mrs. Edson T. Case, and several nieces and nephews. 

Private funeral services were held from the Cribb home, Tuesday, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. Her body was interred 1935 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. 

 

Estella Frances Douglass was born in Rensselear, New York October 09, 1856.  Estella died September 27, 1943 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age. 

                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  October 1, 1943

OBITUARY -   Private funeral services for Mrs. Estella Douglass Cribb, 86, widow of Ira P. Cribb, who died Monday afternoon, September 27, 1943, in F. F. Thompson Hospital after an extended illness, were held from the home in Park St, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Sylvanus S. Davies, D. D. , pastor of the Methodist church, and the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, former pastor, officiated, and interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Born in Pittstown, Rensselear County, October 9, 1856, Estella Frances Douglass was the daughter of Samuel and Waity Gifford Douglass, who moved to Ontario County when she was six months old, taking up their residence in the town of Canandaigua. She was the last of her family of six children. She was educated in the common schools and in Miss Smith's Select School in the then village of Canandaigua.

On January 8, 1878, she was married to Ira P. Cribb, later known as the "father of good roads" in New York State. They resided in the farm on the Cribb Butler Rd until 1907, when they moved to their Park St residence in this city.  Outside of her devotion to her family Mrs. Cribb had been an active member of the Methodist Church and its organizations. She was a past president of the Ladies Aid Society and the Women's Foreign Missionary Society.

Survivors are two sons, Supreme Court Justice, Fred D. Cribb and Rolland F. Cribb, also two grandchildren. Joseph W. Cribb and Cynthia Anne Cribb, all of Canandaigua.

               Ira Piersall Cribb  was born Naples, New York February 21, 1851.  Ira was the son of Joseph P. Cribb and Eleanor J. Francis .  He married Emily A. Wolverton .  Ira died June 10, 1943 Canandaigua, New York, at 92 years of age.  His death record states he was born in South Bristol, not Naples.

 At 29 years of age Ira became the father of Frederick Douglass Cribb Canandaigua, New York, December 26, 1880.  At 47 years of age Ira became the father of Rolland F. Cribb Canandaigua, New York, April 29, 1898.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  May 6, 1898

  BORN  CRIBB    At Canandaigua, April 29, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, a son

 

Fred Gifford4 Douglass   was born in Rensselear, New York February 14, 1853.  Fred died July 18, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 65 years of age.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday July 19, 1918 Front Page

                                       WAS STRUCK by AUTO WHILE at WORK 

                    Fred G. Douglass, State Road Inspector Dies From Injuries  Car Driven by Woman

Fred G. Douglass, aged 65 years, employed as inspector of state highways, died yesterday, Memorial Hospital, from injuries received when he was run down by an automobile on the Geneva Turnpike on Tuesday. While working on some highway repair work he stepped near an approaching automobile and was knocked down, receiving a fractured skull and other severe injuries.

Mrs. Lambert of Geneva, who was driving the car is said to have sounded sufficient warning, but Mr. Douglass did not hear.

Mr. Douglass was born in Pittstown, February 14, 1853, the oldest son of Samuel and Waity Gifford Douglass. He moved with his parents to Gorham on the East shore of the lake, and in 1858 they bought a farm on the West shore in Canandaigua Town, where his boyhood was spent. In 1867 they removed to a farm in the North part of town where Mr. Douglass resided until recently when the moved to Dailey Avenue.

Mr. Douglass was educated at Canandaigua Academy. He taught two years in Farmington, one winter in District 15, and three in District 8 in Canandaigua.  In March 1879 he married Sarah R. Mather of Canandaigua and worked his father's farm until April 1889 when he bought the Kelsey farm of 100 acres. He continued general farming for a number of years and in 1888 was selected commissioner of highways, serving three years.

For the past 25 years Mr. Douglass had been engaged in road building. He was town superintendent of roads for 12 years, county supervisor for three, and for 2 years was in the Adirondacks road building.  The past few years he had been an inspector in the state highway.

He leaves his widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Ray W. Johnson and Miss Emma Douglass, of Canandaigua, four sons, Samuel and Ira R. of Rochester, Ray E. and Fred M. of Canandaigua, three sisters, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, Mrs. Isaiah Case and Miss Mary Douglass, and one brother, James.  He was to be buried at Woodlawn.

                       He married Sarah Rebecca Mather Canandaigua, New York, March 13, 1879.  

Sarah was born Canandaigua, New York October 21, 1854.  Sarah was the daughter of George C. Mather and Malvina A. Adams.  Sarah died February 27, 1957 Canandaigua, New York, at 102 years of age.

                    ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE February 27, 1957

                                     Mrs. Sarah Douglass Dies at Age of 102

CANANDAIGUA -   February 27, Mrs. Sarah Mather Douglass, 102, this area's oldest resident, died this morning February 27, 1957, in the Canandaigua Health Home after a long period of failing health. She had been a resident of the Health Home for about three months. 

The family home was at 34 Gorham St.   Mrs. Douglass always had resided in the Canandaigua area and was a member of one of the locality's oldest families. 

She was born October 21, 1854, a daughter of George C. and Malvinna Adams Mather.  During her girlhood she lived on the West lake shore, four miles south of the city.  The Mather homestead which dated to 1808, was one of the earliest pioneer farm residences in this locality. 

Mrs. Douglass was the last surviving alumna of Ontario Female Seminary which stood for 20 years on the present site of Thompson Memorial Hospital in North Main Street.  She attended the Seminary in 1871 and 1872, and enjoyed recalling in her later life how her father brought her each morning to school. In winter, she remembered the trip was often made down the lake on the ice. 

She was married to Fred Douglass in March, 1879.  He was the county's first highway superintendent, and was a major figure in the development of an improved road system in the county in the first years of this century.  He was fatally injured in a highway accident in 1918.   Mrs. Douglass and her daughter, Miss Emma A. Douglass, resided for 35 years in Gorham Street until her last sickness when she moved to the Canandaigua Health Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Miss Douglass and Mrs. Ray W. Johnson, both of Canandaigua, four sons, Samuel M., Ray E., Fred M., all of this city, and Ira C. Eggertsville, 15 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held in the Kennedy Funeral Chapel Saturday with Rev. Ellroy D. VanDyke pastor of the Canandaigua Methodist Church officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 8, 1910

F. G. Douglass, the well known good roads expert of this village, will again this summer be engaged with a highway construction firm in the Adirondack mountains, making his headquarters at Sabbath Day Point, Lake George.

Fred Gifford Douglass and Sarah Rebecca Mather had the following children:

1.Emma Malvina5 Douglass  was born New York February 03, 1880.  Emma died March 31, 1976 Canandaigua, New York, at 96 years of age.  Her body was interred 1976 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. 

     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL July 12, 1940     

     FAMILY REUNIONS        DOUGLASS FAMILY             

The 25th annual reunion of the descendants of Samuel and Waity Gifford Douglass will be held Sunday, July 14th, at the home of President Alfred H. Dewey, Jr., on the Centerfield Road.  Miss Emma M. Douglass is Chairman of the dinner committee, Paul Camp is sports committee chairman, and Ralph D. Johnson heads the nominating committee.                       

2. Waity Rebecca Douglass  was born Canandaigua, New York September 18, 1884.  Waity died January 29, 1981 Canandaigua, New York, at 96 years of age.  She married Ray W. Johnson Canandaigua, New York, November 16, 1905.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1602.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Novewmber 17, 1905

         MARRIED        Johnson  -  Douglass

The marriage of Miss Waity R. Douglass and Ray W. Johnson, was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Douglass, Chapin Street, yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. Seventy five relatives and friends were bidden to the wedding.  

The bride was attended by Miss Hazel Olmstead, of Allens Hill. William R. Potter acted as groomsman.  The ceremony was performed under a ball of smilax and white chrysanthemums suspended from the center of an evergreen arch.  The bride wore cream silk collenne and carried white roses.  Her bride's maid was gowned in blue silk mull. Her flowers were white carnations.

The wedding dinner was served by Mrs. Fred Higinbotham, of Victor.  The bride's table was laid for twelve. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are spending their honeymoon in New York City and at several points in New Jersey.   On Friday evening Mrs. Samuel Douglass, of the lake shore road, gave a variety shower in honor of the bride. Twenty five young ladies were included in the party. 

3. Ray was born Canandaigua, New York September 09, 1883.  Ray was the son of Fred Gifford Douglass and Sarah Randilla Mather .  Ray died March 19, 1979 Canandaigua, New York, at 95 years of age.  At 21 years of age Ray became the father of Harold R. Douglass Canandaigua, New York, July 06, 1905.  Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 4069.  

                   At 32 years of age Ray became the father of Ethel Florence Douglass Canandaigua, New York, December 23, 1915.  

                                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 24, 1915   PAGE  5

   BORN -       DOUGLASS   -    At Canandaigua, December 15, 1915, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Douglass, Park Avenue, a daughter.  [named Ethel].    Ethel  married Karl Frederick CAMP.

                        TIMES UNION   Tuesday April 3, 1990          PITTSFORD   William H. Falls

April 2, 1990, Mr. Falls is survived by his sons and their wives, Harold and Bonnie Falls of Lima, Robert and Ann Falls of Orchard Park, daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Gary Hanley of Avon, Elizabeth and Thomas Eskin of Pittsford, six grandsons. Friends are invited to Nulton Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Rd. Wed. afternoon, 12 to 2 PM where a funeral service will be held at 2 PM.  Interment at the convenience of the family.   

James Samuel4 Douglass was born Ontario County, New York August 27, 1858.  James died March 15, 1940 Canandaigua, New York, at 81 years of age.

                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL March 15, 1940

                                   OBITUARY   DOUGLASS 

James S. Douglass, 83, retired mail carrier, died Thursday morning at his home in Gorham Street. He was the son of Samuel and Waity Gifford Douglass.

Mr. Douglass is survived by two sons, W. Everett Douglass of Cheshire, and James S. Douglass Jr. of Canandaigua, three daughters, Mrs. Lewis I. Aberle and Mrs. Alfred H. Dewey of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Fred J. Pope of Rochester, a sister, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb of this city, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 3, the Rev. Webster D. Melcher officiating.  Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

James Samuel Douglass and Stella A. Smith had the following children:

Everett William5 Douglass  was born Canandaigua, New York February 19, 1882.  Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 0003. He married Gertrude Olmstead Canandaigua, New York, June 28, 1906.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday  July 8, 1938

                         FAMILY  REUNIONS -   DOUGLASS  FAMILY REUNION

Members of the Douglass family held their 23rd annual reunion at Otetiana Point, East Lake Road, Monday.  Mrs. W. Everett Douglass of Cheshire was elected president, and James S. Douglass Sr., was renamed honorary president. Other officers are, Vice President, Paul C. Camp, secretary, James R. Flint of Rochester, and treasurer, Elmer Phillips of Ithaca. Committees named are, Dinner, Mrs. Alfred H. Dewey, Mrs. Ray W. Johnson, Mrs. James R. Flint, Mrs. Alfred H Dewey, Jr., and Mrs. Fred J. Pope of Rochester, nominating, W. Everett Douglass, sports, Donald Dewey, William E. Douglass, Jr., and Gordon Johnson, executive committee, Ray W. Johnson, Judge Fred Cribb and Ray E. Douglass. The 1939 reunion will be held July 4th, at the same place.

                 

Samuel Millington5 Douglass was born New York September 11, 1881.  Samuel died May 27, 1970 Canandaigua, New York, at 88 years of age.    He married Rowena Randilla Jones Canandaigua, New York, February 05, 1903. 

                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday February 6, 1903

 RUSHVILLE -    Marriage of Miss Rowena Jones and Samuel M. Douglass

The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Jones, three miles north west of this place, was the scene of a pretty wedding yesterday afternoon at 1 30 o'clock, when their second daughter, Miss Rowena Randilla Jones, became the wife of Samuel Millington Douglass, of Canandaigua.

The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion in green and white. The bride was dressed in white Persian lawn en traine, trimmed with lace and chiffon, and carried white carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Edna Crump, of Pittsford, wore pale blue lawn with pink carnations.

The best man was Fred Cribb, of Canandaigua. Miss Alice Leila Jones, and Master Wallace Jones, sister and brother of the bride, carried the ribbons which formed the aisle through which the bridal party passed.  Mrs. W. L. Jones played the wedding march. The ceremony was performed under an arch of evergreens. Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb of Canandaigua, was the officiating clergyman.

At the wedding repast which followed the ceremony the bride's table was decorated with smilax and carnations. Eighty five guests were present among whom were F. G.Douglass and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Mather, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Mather, Mr. and Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, Mr. and Mrs. James Douglass, of Canandaigua, the Misses Christine Crump, Sarah Heaver, Gertrude Seely, Edna Crump, Jessie Burrows, Mrs. Ira Ward, Messrs, Claude Crump and Leslie Whitney of Pittsford, Mr. and Mrs. Marcensus Jones and W. Fred Jones, of Rochester, John Agate, J. A. Cleveland, Charles Utz, of Ithaca, and Miss Emma Douglass, of Syracuse. After a short trip Mr. and Mrs. Douglass will make their home in Canandaigua.

      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 6, 1903

            MARRIED       DOUGLASSJONES

 At Rushville, February 5, 1903, Samuel Millington Douglass of Canandaigua, and Miss Rowena Randilla Jones, of Rushville.

                SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE    February 12, 1958

                   Mr. and Mrs. Sam Douglass Note 55th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Douglass, 26 West Gibson St., quietly noted their 55th wedding anniversary last week. Only observance was a small dinner gathering at which former Supreme Court Justice and Mrs. Fred D. Cribb, 244 North Main Street, were their guests. 

Justice Cribb was best man when Mr. and Mrs. Douglass were married on February 5, 1903.   Mr. and Mrs. Douglass enjoy good health and he works daily as a member of the office staff of the R. D. Johnson Granite Co., 217 South Main St.   Mr. and Mrs. Douglass are the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Phillips, of Ithaca, the former Miss Gladys Douglass, and Mrs. Melvin Babcock, Rutland Vermont, the former Miss Dorothea Douglass.  And there are five grandchildren, and a great granddaughter.  

           Rowena Randilla Jones - Rowena became the mother of Dorothea U. Douglass Canandaigua, New York, August 22, 1906. 

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  August 24, 1906  

                                     BORN -  DOUGLASS  

  At Canandaigua, August 22, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Douglass, a daughter.

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 7, 1929

                               PERSONAL MENTION

Samuel M. Douglass and family have taken possession of Idlewild, east lake shore, for the summer season. Miss Gladys Douglass, who has been studying at the New York School of Fine Arts and Applied Arts, has returned for the vacation.

Samuel Millington Douglass and Rowena Randilla Jones had the following children:

Dorothea U.6 Douglass  was born Canandaigua, New York August 22, 1906. 

                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  August 24, 1906    

                            BORN DOUGLASS   

   At Canandaigua, August 22, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Douglass, a daughter.

                          She married Melvin Babcock Rochester, New York, August 26, 1934. 

        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday August 31, 1934  PAGE 4  COL  1

                                   WEDDING  BELLS     BABCOCK  -   DOUGLASS

Miss Dorothea U. Douglass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Douglass of Rochester, and Melvin C. Babcock of Canandaigua, son of Mrs. Carrie C. Babcock, Naples, were married in the brick Presbyterian church, Rochester, Saturday, the Rev. Stanley W. Gutelius performed the ceremony. 

The bride was gowned in eggshell satin, with tulle veil caught with a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of yellow roses and lilies of the valley.  Mrs. Elmer Phillips of Ithaca, sister of the bride as matron of honor, wore pansy satin with turban and rose veil to match and carried a bouquet of variegated shades of larkspur and deep red cosmos.  Howard G. Kennedy was best man, and ushers were Elmer S. Phillips and W. Donald Johnson. After the ceremony a reception was given in the home of the bride's parents for relatives and close friends

Mr. Babcock is a graduate of Naples High School and Hornell Business Institute and studied engineering in Ohio.  His bride is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, and has studied in Columbia University, New York City. 

Ray E.5 Douglass  was born Canandaigua, New York September 09, 1883.  Ray died March 19, 1979 Canandaigua, New York, at 95 years of age.   He married Florence Addie Perkins Canandaigua, New York, March 22, 1905.

                 Florence was born 1883.  Florence was the daughter of Edward Perkins and Addie Luther.  At 22 years of age Florence became the mother of Harold R. Douglass Canandaigua, New York, July 06, 1905.  Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 4069.   At 32 years of age Florence became the mother of Ethel Florence Douglass Canandaigua, New York, December 23, 1915.

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 24, 1915   PAGE  5

  BORN -   DOUGLASS       At Canandaigua, December 15, 1915, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Douglass, Park Avenue, a daughter.

Ray E. Douglass and Florence Addie Perkins  had the following children:

Harold R.6 Douglass was born Canandaigua, New York July 06, 1905.  Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 4069. Harold died June 24, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at less than one year of age.

  CANANDAIGUA  CHRONICLE   June 27, 1906

 DIED   -   DOUGLASS  -  In Canandaigua, June 24, Harold R. Douglass, aged 11 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Douglass.

Ethel Florence Douglass    was born Canandaigua, New York December 23, 1915.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 24, 1915   PAGE  5

BORN    DOUGLASS       At Canandaigua, December 15, 1915, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Douglass, Park Avenue, a daughter.  

Fred Mather5 Douglass  was born Canandaigua, New York March 21, 1886.  Fred died October 07, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.  His body was interred 1960 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

He married Elsie Anne Sanney Canandaigua, New York, June 09, 1909.  Affidavit for License to Marry and Certificate for Record of Marriage number 86, state that Fred was age 23 years, born Canandaigua, occupation was State Road Employee, first marriage, and Elsie was age 21, born Canandaigua, and witnesses were Sarah R. Douglass and Mrs. Elsie Sanney.

                   At 30 years of age Elsie  became the mother of Daughter Douglass Canandaigua, New York, April 18, 1918.

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 19, 1918

  BORN -   At Canandaigua, April 18, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Douglass, Dungan Street, a daughter.

 Fred Mather Douglass and Elsie Anne Sanney had the following child:

Daughter6 Douglass     was born Canandaigua, New York April 18, 1918.

                              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 19, 1918

           BORN  At Canandaigua, April 18, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Douglass, Dungan Street, a daughter. 

Ira P Cribb5 Douglass  was born Canandaigua, New York December 26, 1889.  Ira died November 1978 Rochester, New York, at 88 years of age.  He married Mae M. Davis .  Mae became the mother of Winifred Mae Douglass 1919. 

Ira P Cribb Douglass and Mae M. Davis had the following child:

Winifred Mae6 Douglass  was born 1919.  She married Harry E. Finagan .

Harry E. Finagan  was born Canandaigua, New York January 07, 1913. Harry was the son of Emmett S. Sr. Finagan and Clara A. Appleton . 

      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL

  BORN  -    At Canandaigua, January 7, 1913, to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Finnagan, Bristol Street, a son.

 Harry died December 03, 1995 in Fort Worth, Texas, at 82 years of age. 

   CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER January  5, 1996

Fort Worth, age 82, a retired Bell Helicopter Engineer, died Dec. 3, 1995 at Fort Worth, Texas.  He was born January 7, 1913 in Canandaigua.  He was always interested in aircrafts and began his career with Bell Helicopter in Buffalo when the 1st helicopter was built. In 1952 he was transferred with his family to Fort Worth for the opening of Bell Helicopter Textron.

Surviving are his wife, Winifred Finagan, son Christopher Finagan, and daughter, Linda Tout, all of Texas, and a daughter, Barbara Stowe of California, brother Emmett Finagan Jr., of Canandaigua, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  

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