Biography of Thompson M. Douglass
Washington County, PA Biographies

THOMPSON MARTIN DOUGLASS, a representative business man of McDonald, now conducting and managing a milk, butter and egg business at this place, was born near Venice, Washington Co., Pa., Mar. 9, 1848, and is a son of Robert and Nancy (Thompson) Douglass.

Robert Douglass was a citizen of Washington County all his life. He was a stone mason by trade and assisted in the construction of many buildings, waUs and bridges all over this section. He married Nancy Thompson and they had four children, namely: Eliza Jane, who is now deceased; John Allen, deceased; Sarah, who was the wife of William Scott, is also deceased; and Thompson Martin, the youngest and the only survivor. The parents were members of the United Presbyteriaa Church.

Thompson Martin Douglass attended school until he was about 14 years of age, when he learned the trade of a stone mason and Mr. Douglass followed this trade for about ten years. He then went into the bakery business at McDonald, in which be continued until 1900, when be retired for four years.

In 1905 he entered into the milk, butter and egg business, in which be has since been engaged.

On Oct. 18, 1871, Mr. Douglass was married to Miss Julia McCausland, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Flake) McCauslnnd. The McCauslands came from Butler to Washington County and they were parents of the following children: Beatrice, deceased, was the wife of L. B, Quinn; and John, Catherine and Julia. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Douglass, three of whom died in infancy. The survivors are: Robert, a foreman for the Nocola Building Company of Pittsburg; John A., who is cngaged in the practice of medicine at McDonald; Bessie, who is the wife of M. S. Moorhead, a furniture dealer at McDonald, and Leon, who is a druggist. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass arc members of the First United Presbyterian Church at McDonald, In his views on public questions, be is a Prohibitionist.

Dr. John A. Douglass of the above family, was born at Allegheny City, Jan. 12, 1874. He was educated in the public schools at McDonald and Ingleside Academy, going from there to Duquesne College and in 1892 entered Habnemann Medical College, at Philadelphia, where he was graduated in 1896. He has built up a very substantial practice at McDonald.

20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910

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