Jul. 12, 1812 Lewiston Androscoggin County Maine, USA
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.