Pritchard History & writings of others)
to all Douglass family and friends!
page is primarily for descendants and relatives of James Douglass
(1820-1899) and Sarah Breese (1826-1885), but all are welcome.
Those interested in genealogical research may find this site
useful as it develops, but the primary purpose is for the
enjoyment of our extended family. So to my beloved kinfolk, this
is for us! Remember that this is the brainchild from our reunion
way back in '03.
envision this as a "gathering place" for all to keep up
with each other. If you all send your pictures and ideas, this
could be a great resource. Poke around the links, then check back
every few weeks to see what's new. Contributions and corrections
are welcome (we are very much still a website "in
progress"). I hope you
Marty Douglass for all of us
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2017 DOUGLASS FAMILY REUNION
July 2, 2017
Isle State Park (click here
for map & park info)
- Save the date!
This is the somewhat on-again, off-again
reunion of the descendents of....well, sorta those of Royal
Manville Douglass, but really all those of Josiah Breese
Douglass...but we're ALL family so it's really for everyone in
the Douglass/Redner/Breese family tree!
managed to keep this on an alternate year with the
Redner-Douglass reunion at the old homestead (i.e., Sabinsville,
PA) -- making it easier for all cousins to join us, so please
do! Also, please forward this to anyone who may be
interested and is not on our list, put it on your facebook
account if you have one, etc.
A BIG thank you to my
brother Dan for getting the ball rolling on this. (Josiah
Douglass > Royal Douglass > James (Jim) Douglass > Dan
Douglass) I will be the contact person so keep this address
in your email and pass it along to kith and kin. (Snail
mail to 374 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY 14845.)
you all and looking forward to July 2nd!!!
REDNER-DOUGLASS REUNION (July 16, 2016) [report to come]
-- This from Emily Douglass House; she wrote it some
years ago after looking through her grandmother's old photo
albums. Her grandmother, Theresa Fundurulic Douglass (my
mother) passed away on July 3rd of this year. Emily read
this at the memorial service.
A dusty chest lies long forgotten,
Memories within it hide.
I lift the latch, and blow
The dust and years and peer inside.
of albums – frayed and brown,
The pictures – dim and
Transport me to a world gone by,
I open one, then flip the page,
stares up at me.
Gone the wrinkles, silver locks,
child now is she.
I turn another couple more,
years drift slowly by,
A wedding dress with puffy sleeves,
A stoic-looking guy.
An infant on the crinkled
Precious baby blue,
I turn a couple pages more.
Now suddenly – there’s two!
I shuffle through,
and gaze and stare,
A birthday, Christmas morn,
party, smiles, cake and gifts,
Another baby born.
First words, first steps, first day
The days slip by like sand.
to a cap and gown,
ring upon the hand.
A few more leaves – so wrinkled, brown,
faces come and go,
The ancient history falls away,
smiles – ones I know.
Each paper leaf – a treasure
That breathes to life the past,
dreams and memories
To something that will last.
as I gaze I slowly find,
A world I never knew –
world behind my grandma’s eyes
Is suddenly mine
can visit Emily's website/blog at
18, 2012 – In loving memory...
Wednesday the Douglass clan lost one of it best. Eunice
(Anderson) Douglass passed from this world into the waiting arms
of her Savior after a years of sustained illness. Eunice was a
devoted mother, setting aside her potential career to stay home
and raise her boys, homeschooling them through all twelve grades.
She was an accomplished 'cellist and played wonderful piano, gave
lessons out of her home, and played at church. She taught all her
boys to play as well.
Eunice and Steve came into
our lives unexpectedly when were visiting area churches. She came
right up to us, asked if we were related (we didn't realize it,
but Steve and I are second cousins), and welcomed us to her home
for Sunday dinner, notwithstanding the fact that her home was in
the middle of being renovated. Eunice's faith and devotion to
motherhood inspired my Linda; her generosity was such that she
came with is to Washington, DC, as Linda was undergoing her
cancer treatments; Eunice chose to leave her family for an
extended season to homeschool our children, freeing me to be with
Linda at Georgetown University Hospital. Such was her selfless
attitude! She will be sorely missed. (Posted 7/21/12)