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William Marsellas Douglas
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1918
Death: Apr. 16, 1978

William Marsellas Douglas

William Marsellas Douglas was born 22 Jan 1918, at Hindsboro, Illinois. He was a son of Ralph and Ethel (Hanks) Douglas. He was a rural mail carrier for 37 years until his death on 16 Apr 1978, at Hindsboro. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He was a strong, independent man who loved to read. One of his favorite hobbies was tinkering with old cars. He was a devoted husband and caring father.
On 3 Jun 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Evelyn Carter at Mattoon, Illinois. She was born 2 Aug 1927, at Shelbyville, Illinois, and daughter of Edward and Lilly (Hawn) Carter. For many years she used her skill as a seamstress and sewed for residents of Hindsboro. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother.
They had four children; Charles Eugene, married Anita Schaefer; Deborah Marie, married Robert Keeling Rentfro; Diane Lynn, married Robert Elder; and Richard Edward; Married Kimberly.
William was buried in the VanVoorhis Cemetery north of Hindsboro in Bowdre Twp.

Family links: 
  Ralph Douglas (1891 - 1984)
  Ethel Hanks Douglas (1897 - 1978)
  Dorothy E Carter Douglas (1927 - 1995)
  William Marsellas Douglas (1918 - 1978)
  Howard Leon Douglas (1921 - 2009)*
  Frieda Marie Douglas Roberts (1923 - 2011)*
  Robert Eugene Douglas (1924 - 1944)*
  Gerald Duaine Douglas (1937 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Van Voorhis Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Amanda Goff
Record added: Feb 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48203505
William Marsellas Douglas
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William Marsellas Douglas
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William M. Douglas also had two other sisters, Norma Douglas Goble who died as a young mother, and Joyce Douglas Seitz who is (2015)still living, and many neices and nephews and other relatives, who remember and miss him.
- Merle TUTTLE McGregor
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015

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