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William Douglas's Blog – May 2011 Archive (5)

Should more have been done to save Lord Milo Douglas?

When Lord Milo Douglas, the bipolar son of the Marquess of Queensberry, killed himself, the health authorities were well aware of his suicidal feelings. His family want to know how he slipped through the net. For Lady Queensberry, no official explanation can answer the abiding question. 'My question is, what else could Milo have done to make himself heard? And that question wasn’t answered. How much more do you have to do to show that you…


Added by William Douglas on May 30, 2011 at 16:41 — No Comments

Salford wedding: Douglas - Quinn

This photograph from Salford Local History Library, Salford Museum & Art Gallery needs identification. Does anyone know the happy couple and their bridesmaids?

Added by William Douglas on May 30, 2011 at 13:50 — No Comments

Johnny Douglas, gator trapper, resigns

Johnny Douglas has spent half his life wading through swamps, waging war with cold-blooded hissing reptiles that are famous for their death rolls. But the 46-year-old Wildwood outdoorsman recently traded his bang stick for a weed whacker, taking up a new career as a landscaper.

Catching gators for a living just got too expensive for the former state-licensed…


Added by William Douglas on May 20, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Mystery about William Domini Douglas

A series of posts on the Rootsweb Forum make interesting reading, and demonstrates the value of DNA testing. They started with is:

I may have missed previous discussions about William Domini Douglas? If anyone can help clear up the questions about his parentage, birth, etc., I would greatly appreciate it! I have traced him back through my great,great grandfather, WHH Douglass of…


Added by William Douglas on May 14, 2011 at 8:51 — 1 Comment

Donna Douglas sues Mattel over Barbie doll

Donna Douglas, the actress who played Elly May Clampett in the hit US comedy show "Beverly Hillbillies", has sued toy maker Mattel over Barbie dolls, which she claims are based on her.  

The lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, claimed packaging for the toy company's "Elly May" Barbie doll features a…


Added by William Douglas on May 7, 2011 at 14:36 — 1 Comment

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

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'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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