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 Harriet J. <I>Ives</I> Douglas

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Harriet J. Ives Douglas

  • Birth 6 Dec 1869 USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1926 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Burial Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 88613996


From her apartment on the Riviera has come word of the death on Christmas eve of Mrs. Harriet Ives Douglas, a former resident of Cedar Rapids. She had been ill for a year. It is assumed by local friends and by a relative, Mrs. George B. Douglas, that the body will be brought to America for burial. Mrs. Douglas was 58 years old. She had made her home abroad for about twenty years.

Mrs. Douglas, previous to her marriage in November, 1890, to William W. Douglas, was Harriet Ives. Her father, C.J. Ives, was president of the B.C.R. and N. railroad, now the Rock Island. The family moved here from the east, and Mrs. Douglas was reared in Cedar Rapids.

Following her marriage, she took several trips to Europe, and eventually made her home in Paris. Mrs. Douglas was popular with the American colony of Paris. When the World War opened, Mrs. Douglas volunteered her services to the American Red Cross, and was decorated for her work. It is believed by friends here that the decoration was the Croix de Guerre.

All of Mrs. Douglas' close relatives are dead. She is survived by Mrs. Charles D. Ives of Des Moines, and two nieces, Harriet and Helen, who are daughters of Mrs. C.D. Ives.

Mrs. Douglas was one of the several Cedar Rapids women who attended Miss Grant's Boarding school of Chicago. She was a member of Grace Episcopal church. She, with her brother, Charles, were the only children of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Ives.

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  • Created by: Matt Ferguson
  • Added: 16 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88613996
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet J. Ives Douglas (6 Dec 1869–24 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88613996, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Matt Ferguson (contributor 47762842) .