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Name Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940
Born 03/12/1869
Birthplace Syracuse, Nebraska
Spouse Douglass, Victoria (Adams), 1878-1943
Children Douglass, Earl Seymour, -1960
Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1898-1977
Vinmont, Dorothy Victoria (Douglass), 1900-1937
Douglass, Eldridge Adams, 1906-1978
McNabb, Ena Lucile (Douglass), 1913-1935
Langdon, Florence Carol (Douglass), 1915-1967
Deceased 09/07/1940
Deceased where San Francisco, California

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Image of RG0878.AM - RG0878 Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940

RG0878.AM - RG0878 Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940

This collection consists of a photocopy of the typescript autobiography, "Leon Forrest Douglass: His Story;" 183 p., with illustrations and photographs [photocopies only]. Of special interest for Nebraska and western history are the first two chapters, "Pioneer Ancestors" and "Boyhood," in which Douglass recounts tales of the civil war and westward movement handed down by his father and grandfather, and his own experiences growing up on homesteads and in Lincoln, Nebraska. The rest of the manuscript chronicles his life, inventions, travels and fortunes through the beginning of the year 1940 [date based on internal evidence].