Hartwell C Douglass

Male 1845 - 1936  (90 years)


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  • Name Hartwell C Douglass 
    Born 4 Sep 1845 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1936 
    Person ID I51216  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Ossian Sanford Douglass,   b. 24 Feb 1814,   d. 29 May 1887  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Harriet Calkins,   b. 13 Feb 1820, Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1907, Napa, Napa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Roena E. Ripsom,   b. 13 Sep 1845, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1927, Pulaski, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1867  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F19343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hartwell C. Douglass - September 4, 1845 - February 3, 1936. Company G, 184th Regiment New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Son of Ossian Sanford and Harriet Calkins Douglass. Husband of Roena E. Ripsom. Married February 6, 1867. Section 2, Row 11.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, February 5, 1936 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Hartwell Douglass Answers Last Roll Call - Commander of Local G. A. R. Died Monday Evening - Hartwell Douglass one of the very few remaining veterans of the Civil War of this vicinity, died at his home on Jefferson Street at 8:15 Monday night. While Mr. Douglass had been in failing health for several months he had been up and dressed and about his home until the day before he died. Mr. Douglass was a life long resident of this town having been born in the western part of the town November 4, 1845, a son of the late Ossian and Harriett Calkins Douglass. As a young man he joined the 184th Infantry New York Volunteers in the war of the rebellion. Returning from the army he took up farming as a career and for many years was very successful in this field of endeavor. He supplemented farming by dealing in cattle, associated with the late Reo N. Gurley of Sandy Creek. Success crowned his efforts here also and he became known as one of the most substantial men in this part of the county. For many years his beautiful farm home on the scenic highway near the Daysville cemetery, was one of the county show places of the vicinity. On February 6, 1866 he married Miss Roena Ripsom who died January 11, 1927. About thirty years ago he retired from active farming and the cattle buying business, sold his faun and came to Pulaski to live. He purchased the Tollner mansion at the corner of Jefferson and Delano street, and there he and Mrs. Douglass made their home for the next nineteen years. About 1925 he purchased the Brainard Dixon place on Jefferson street where he passed the remainder of his life, and where Mrs. Douglass died. During his residence here in the village he kept up a lively and active interest in business, civil and fraternal affairs. His keen business judgment and ability, integrity and pleasing personality led his fellow citizens to elect him to places of trust and responsibility. For many years he was a member of the Board of Education, being president of that body for eight years up to the time of his retirement there from in 1921. He was a director of the Peoples National Bank, and was the business advisor and mentor to many personal friends. He was a member and for many years commander of the J. B. Butler Post, No. 111, G. A. R., and took a great deal of pride in seeing the patriotic organizations of the village thrive and carry on. While he was not a member of a church he maintained an interest in the Methodist churches at Daysville and in this village. He was a member of Pulaski Lodge, No. 415, F. & A. M. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Hattie Andrews of Alden, Illinois and one brother, Frank M. Douglass of Clyde Park, Montana. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Knollin, formerly of Sandy Creek, has faithfully cared for his home the past nine years since Mrs. Douglass' death, and also survives him The funeral will be held from the home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Henry Bridge, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Daysville cemetery.