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This short segment is about the Herstory of Mabel Smith Douglass and the struggles she encountered, while establishing Douglass Residence College

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Comment by William Douglas on October 10, 2019 at 13:00
The family was beset by tragedy.

Mabel drowned in 1933, and her body was not found for thirty years. Her husband had died aged just 26. Their son, William, aged 16, killed himself with his father's rifle, apparently accidently, and their daughter, Edith, jumped from an eighth floor appartment in grief following the death of her husband, Max Roth, a Swiss Governemnt couier, in a plane crash in Eire.

Making conections

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.

Professions also help.

'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.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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