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William Page Douglass
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1812
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1880
Saint Joseph
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA

William Page and his wife Sally J. Douglass had five children:
Harrison Latham, ~ 92325404
Amos Whitman, ~ 69976754
Sumner Page, ~ 42803393
Lovisa Ann, ~ 61873252
Zenas William. ~ 90083747

Staples Cemetery
It took a bit of investigative effort and a few unsuccessful trips to St. Joseph, Minnesota to locate this quiet, little country cemetery where my great great-grandfather, William Page Douglass, is buried. When we arrived it was a lovely spring day, the air was cool, birds' singing so sweetly, the sun was shining. I was full of anticipation to finally see the grave and read the headstone of this man so long departed; but the deep disappointment was soon to be mine. He lies quietly, right here in Staples Cemetery, in an unmarked grave. How sad! I came to honor him, to tell him I was Dorothy his great great-granddaughter but I couldn't find him. I left quietly, tears in my eyes. I found you William Page Douglass, yet in my heart, I didn't. Dorothy Peterson Kunz 1995

A Fatal Fall
Mr. W.P. Douglas Breaks His Neck.
On Wednesday Mr. W.P. Douglas, of the town of St. Joseph, (neighbor to Mr. John Payne) went to a marsh with his son Zenas to bring in a load of hay. While they were binding it on the rack, Mr. D. twisting at a rope to tighten it, the pole broke, and he was thrown to the ground, a distance of eight feet, striking on his head and breaking his neck. Death was instantaneous. Mr. Douglas was in his sixty-eighth year, and was looked up to and respected by the whole community as a father. He leaves a wife and four children. The funeral took place today, the remains being placed in the Staples burying ground.

William does not have a grave marker 
Family links: 
  Sally Jane Whitman Douglass (1806 - 1872)
  Harrison Latham Douglass (1835 - 1909)*
  Amos Whitman Douglass (1837 - 1915)*
  Lovisa Ann Douglass Holt (1843 - 1916)*
  Zenas William Douglass (1849 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Staples Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Dorothy Peterson Kunz
Record added: Jun 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92323775
William Page Douglass
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- Josephine Wagner
 Added: Sep. 24, 2012

- Dorothy
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012

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