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Francis Marion "Frank" Douthitt
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1871
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1942
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Son of Thomas M. Douthitt and Lydia M. (Wells) Douthitt.

Married to Anna (Boatright) Douthitt on November 24, 1896. Father of Paul Schuyler, Thomas Edward, and Joseph Boatright Douthitt and Francis Marion "Frank" Douthitt Jr.


F.M. Douthitt, Former Sullivan Merchant, Dies

Frank M. Douthitt, for many years a merchant of Sullivan, died Thursday at Indianapolis and the body will be brought to Sullivan Saturday morning for services and interment. The body will be taken to St. Mary's church upon arrival here and mass will be conducted there at nine o'clock. Burial will be made at Center Ridge cemetery.

He is survived by the wife, Anna; and four sons, Schuyler, Thomas, Joseph and Frank M. Jr.

Mr. Douthitt operated a men's clothing store on the south side of the square here for many years and was active in community affairs. The family residence was on West Washington street.


Frank M. Douthitt, who is engaged in the clothing business at Sullivan, was born April 14, 1871, in Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, a son of Thomas M. and Lydia M. (Wells) Douthitt. The father was a native of the same township and county, born on the old original Douthitt homestead, eight miles east of Carlisle, which place was settled by the grandfather. Thomas M., the father, was born April 23, 1846, and still lives on the old farm, with his wife, who was also born within the same township, in 1847. He has followed farming, and was also quite a noted stock raiser. He is still able to attend to his finely improved hundred-acre farm. In his politics he is decidedly a Democrat. He has taken much interest in the welfare of his county, having served one term as county commissioner, and was a justice of the peace one term, etc. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist church, known as Indian Prairie Church. They are the parents of five children, born in the following order: William T., an attorney; George E., residing in Carlisle; Frank M, of this notice; Luretta, died February 22, 1905; John E., residing on a farm adjoining the old homestead.

Being reared on his father's farm, Frank M. Douthitt had the advantages of the public schools of his native county. He taught school one term in Jefferson Township. He then went to Sullivan and began clerking for McCammon & Wolfe, beginning April 27, 1892. This was in a clothing store, in which he remained until December 1, 1900, at which time he opened a store on Jackson Street, and put in a good stock of clothing and gentlemen's furnishings, which line of business he still carries on in a successful manner. His store is the largest of its line within the town of Sullivan.

In his political views Mr. Douthitt supports the Democratic party, believing, as he does, that this best represents the general interests of the country. He is one of the directors in the Sullivan Building and Loan Association, and has other business interests within the county.

Mr.Douthitt was married, November 24, 1896, to Miss Anna Boatright, a native of Sullivan, born October 1, 1871, and educated in Sullivan, having graduated from the high school. She was engaged in the millinery business with a sister at the time of her marriage. She is the daughter of William and Ellen (Pearson) Boatright, both of whom are now residing in Sullivan. The children born to Mr. Douthitt and wife are as follows: Paul Schuyler, born August 23, 1897; Thomas Edward, born May 3, 1900; Joseph Boatright, born August 30, 1903.

Family links: 
  Thomas M. Douthitt (1846 - 1921)
  Lydia M. Wells Douthitt (1847 - 1924)
  Anna Boatright Douthitt (1871 - 1944)
  Paul Schuyler Douthitt (1897 - 1959)*
  Thomas Edward Douthitt (1900 - 1944)*
  William T. Douthitt (1868 - 1930)*
  George Elza Douthitt (1870 - 1943)*
  Francis Marion Douthitt (1871 - 1942)
  Luretta Irene Douthitt (1872 - 1905)*
  John Elliot Douthitt (1874 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Center Ridge Cemetery
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Big Sam & Little Sam
Record added: Jul 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15101993
Francis Marion Frank Douthitt
Added by: Big Sam & Little Sam
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- J. Bean
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- Sharon
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