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James Monroe Douglass
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1839
Sebago Center
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1915
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA


James Monroe Douglass, who died today at his home at 81 Montgomery street, was born on the banks of far-famed Lake Sebago, Maine, Feb. 24, 1839, and as a boy he worked on a farm, receiving his education meanwhile at a country school and later going to Bridgeton Academy, graduating therefrom in 1861. He returned to his home town to teach, for awhile, but at the age of twenty-one came to Boston and for seven years was associated with the Boston Ice Company, after which he established himself in the express business, in which he continued up to the time of his death. His was the first express to run between Faneuil Hall Market and the South End, and therefore was a Pioneer in Establishing a Line between Faneuil Hall Market and the South End.

James Monroe had always been keenly interested in politics, identifying himself with the Republican Party. In 1895 he rendered some excellent work as a member of the Ward Committee. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1897 and again in 1898 and was one of the original members of the Committee of One Hundred. He served Ward Seventeen, representing one of the most populous and prominent of the districts of the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts.

During his life in Boston he was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Royal Arcanum.
James Monroe Douglass became identified early in his life with secret societies. He was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Honor and the Royal Arcanum.

In 1865 James married Sarah A Young of Sebago. He is survived by two sons, Fred S. Douglass, vice-president of the E. E. Gray Company, and Eugene H. Douglass, paymaster in the United States Navy, and there are three surviving daughters, Mrs. Frank H. Haskins, Mrs. Clinton H. Thompson and Miss Jessie Douglass. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Stone Douglass (1810 - 1893)
  Casiah Irish Douglass (1809 - 1890)
  Sarah A Young Douglass (1840 - 1914)*
  James Monroe Douglass (1839 - 1915)
  Annette Douglass Babb (1840 - 1930)*
  Lauraette Douglass (1845 - 1848)*
  Charles E Douglass (1849 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Babb Cemetery
Sebago Center
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
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Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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