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William Wilberforce Douglas
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1841
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1929

Capt., 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Co. C.

Married Anna Jean Bennett in 1884. No children.

Graduated Brown University, 1861. Joined the Fifth Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers. He took part with his regiment in the Burnside expedition, participating in the battles of Roanoke Island, Newbern, and the siege of Fort Macon. He was promoted to First Lieutenant June 7,1862, and to Captain February 14, 1863. Graduated from the School of Law at Union University in Albany, N.Y. in 1866. His adult life was devoted to the law, public service and travel. He served as a state Senator from Providence. He was appointed to the R.I. Supreme Court in 1890, and served as Chief Justice 1905-1908. He was Treasurer for many years of the First Baptist Church in Providence and served in many other civic leadership roles including the Hope, Squantum, and Art Clubs.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Douglas (1812 - 1887)
  Sarah S. Sawyer Douglas (1816 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Jean Bennett Douglas (1853 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Wilberforce Douglas (1841 - 1929)
  Sarah Ellen Douglas (1843 - 1861)*
  Francis Wayland Douglas (1846 - 1921)*
  Anne Allen Ives Douglas Stockwell (1848 - 1909)*
  Charles Henry Douglas (1851 - 1918)*
  Samuel Tobey Douglas (1853 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Maintained by: Diane Boumenot
Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Apr 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26471855
William Wilberforce Douglas
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William Wilberforce Douglas
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William Wilberforce Douglas
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