A collection of historical and genalogical records
Usually, Savannah marathon runner Isaiah Douglas is concerned with finishing as fast as possible.
But Monday, the 52-year-old understood the significance of just competing in his 16th Boston Marathon.
It was a year ago when allegedly two terrorists planted two bombs near the finish line at the marathon. Three people died, 264 were injured.
In the following days, a policeman and one of the alleged terrorists were killed.
But the tragedies only showed the resolve of…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 23, 2014 at 11:55 — No Comments
In April 1941, Lt Commander Francis Douglas-Watson was serving at HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt), but on 7th April, he was ashore in the Greek harbour of Piraeus when the British steamer Clan Fraser (7529grt), of convoy ANF .24, was damaged by German bombing and set afire. At 0330hrs on the 7th, the explosion of her TNT cargo sank the steamer and wrecked the harbour, killing Cdr.…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 6, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments
A Douglas family bible in the possession of WESC Foundation in Exeter is to be auctioned.
The bible donated to the charity once belonged (according to the writing inside the front cover) to Rev. Robert Douglas, who was gifted it in 1883. He then gave it to his son the Rev. Percy Douglas in 1891 and at some point it came into the possession of his eldest son also named Percy Douglas and he gifted it to a newly ordained priest at Wells in 1981 (whose name can't be made…Continue
I am replacing it. The old dog is having to learn new tricks, so it may take a day or so to get it up and running across the website.
Added by William Douglas on April 2, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments