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Mary Lucie Douglas

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death Sep 1853 (aged 7–8 months)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section 1 - Range 52 - Site 161N
Memorial ID 172087087 View Source
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Mary Lucie Douglas was born January 12, 1853, in Washington, D. C., the daughter of Martha Denny [Martin] and Senator Stephen Arnold Douglas. She was named for her maternal Grandmother Mary [Settle] Martin and maternal Aunt Lucinda Settle Martin.

Mary Lucie Douglas' mother died on January 19, 1853, and was taken from Washington, D. C. for burial in the Martin-Settle Cemetery in Rockingham Co., NC, in mid-April, 1853.

Mary Lucie Douglas died at about nine months old, in Washington, D.C. and her body was placed "temporarily" in the Congressional Cemetery's "Public Vault" - Site #266, on September 26, 1853.

Sen. Stephen A. Douglas purchased a burial plot and arranged for the digging of her grave on January 2, 1856.

After more than two years in the Public Vault, Mary Lucie's remains were, at long last, laid to rest.

Mary Lucie Douglas is buried in Section 1, Range 52, Site #161.

(Information obtained from the Congressional Cemetery Archives.)


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  • Created by: Francie Lane
  • Added: 1 Nov 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 172087087
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/172087087/mary-lucie-douglas : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Lucie Douglas (12 Jan 1853–Sep 1853), Find a Grave Memorial ID 172087087, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Francie Lane (contributor 46860223) .