Dr Gustave Henry Douglas

Dr Gustave Henry Douglas

Birth
Bedford, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 27 Mar 1923 (aged 59)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Plot A 51 - State Plot
Memorial ID 11062512 · View Source
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Gustave's parents that originated from Canada.

According to the Directory of Deceased American Physicians 1804-1929, Anna's husband graduated from Harvey Medical College, in Chicago in 1904. His type of practice was listed as Allopath.

He came west in 1890's to Yakima, Washington and on to Grants Pass, Oregon, where he practiced medicine. He was forced to retire from his practice due to poor health resulting from influenza in 1918. By this time he and his wife had their one and only child, a son, Donald Douglas in 1915. By 1918 they would all move to California.

Gustave was elected in 1922 to the California State Assembly and after having completed his first major speech endorsing a bill that would regulate fees charged by private employment agencies, he walked to the Neve Drugstore at 10th & K Street that he owned, where he asked for a glass of warm water and soda. A few minutes passed and then he slumped to the floor and died from a heart attack (according to the Sacramento Union 29 Mar 1923).

After World War I, the Queen of Belgium had decorated him for his efforts in securing funds for Belgium orphans.

Elected to the California State Assembly in 1922, by 1923 Dr Douglas had given his first major speech endorsing a bill that would regulate fees charged by private employment agencies. Leaving the State Capitol that afternoon, he walked to the Neve Drugstore located at 10th & K street. He asked for a glass of warm water and soda, a few minutes passed and then he slumped to the floor, dead of a heart attack, according to the Sacramento Union, March 27, 1923.

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  • Maintained by: Sue
  • Originally Created by: Kimberley Terrill
  • Added: 30 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11062512
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Gustave Henry Douglas (8 Sep 1863–27 Mar 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11062512, citing Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47371789) .