Charles Remond Douglass


Charles Remond Douglass

Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Nov 1920 (aged 76)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 142222132 View Source
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Originally buried Columbian Harmony Cemetery (Defunct)
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia

1960 moved to National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland

Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1920
Paper: Evening Star (Washington (DC), DC)
Page: 2
Charles R Douglass, only surviving son of Frederick Douglass, one of the foremost colored abolitionists of the civil war era, died last night at his home, 313 A street northeast, following a short illness.

Mr. Douglass was seventy six years of age and had served in the civil war in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry and 5th Massachusetts Cavalry. He was born in Lynn, Mass., and came to this city in 1867, where he resided continuously since that time.

Two weeks ago he was confined to his home with Bright's diease, dyling last night in the presence of his wife and two sons, Joseph H and Haley G. Douglass.

Mr. Douglass held a clerkship in the War and Treasury departments for more than fifty years. He accompanied the Santo Domingo commission in 1871 on the mission to consider the annexation of that island. He was a trustee of the seventh school district in 1872.

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

One of the most interesting events in his career occurred in 1859, when he served John Brown as mail messenger. At that time Brown was living at the home of Frederick Douglass, his father, in Rochester, N. Y.

Mortuary Notice
Date: Saturday, December 4, 1920
Paper: Washington Bee (Washington (DC), DC)
Page: 8
Charles R Douglass, the son of the late Frederick Douglass, was buried last week from the Fifteen Street Presbyterian church.

Name: Chas. R. Douglass
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 23 Nov 1920
Event Place: District of Columbia, United States
Address: 318 A St. N.E.
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: retired clerk
Birth Date: 21 Oct 1844
Birth Year: 1844
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts
Burial Date: 26 Nov 1920
Cemetery: Harmony
Father's Name: Frederick Douglas
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Name: Anna Murray
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Spouse's Name: Laura
Frame Number: 90

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  • Added: 5 Feb 2015
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