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PUBLISHED WEEKLY WINNSBOR09 S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27; 1906.ESALHD184
The Passing of Dr. Thos. 0. Douglass.
On the 6th day of June at his
bome in Fairfield county Dr.
Thomas G. Douglass passed away
after an illness of some days. At
the time of his death he was 71
:years of age, and nearly all his
life had been spent in Farfield
-county. He was born near Jen
kinsville; he enjoyed good school
advantages, such as country boys
of his time had, and graduated in
mediCme at the Charleston Medi
Not long after graduation Dr.
Douglass practised medicine with
the noted physician, Dr. Thomas
Furman, who lived about three
miles south of Monticello. The
Furmans were a rich family, of
the best standing in the state;,
and Dr. Thomas Furman's repu
tation as a physician was of the!
highest order in Fairfield county.
And Fairfield county was in those
days rich and beautiful. Splen-!
did homes nestled in great clumps
of evergreens and flowering bow
ers. The prevailing type of archi
tecture was colonial- large wooden
structures with heavy pillared
porches, painted white with green
When the war came on Dr.
*Douglass was practising medicine
with Dr. Furman. It was no,
doubt of incalculable advantage
-for a young doctor, fresh from
,college, to be associated with a
physician of Dr. Furman's skill
For a few years after the war
Dr. Douglass practised medicine
in Chester county, not far from
his brother-in-law, Samuel Mc
Lurkin, who was himself, or came
o be, a physician of unusual
Later, Dr. Douglass came into
possession of a bachelor uncle's
estate nine miles northwest of
Winns' oro, and here for more
than thirty years he lived and
followed his profession. The
Brice community was settled by
Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, a peo
pie of fine energy and thrift; and
this section came to be the rich
est farming section in Fairfield
fifteen or twenty years after the
war. This was partly due to the
fne qUality of the land for cotton
growiag, partly to the manage
ment of a people of fine gifts.
For many years Dr. Douglass
was very prosperous in his pro
fession. My own brother, Charles
Babb, who graduated in Charles
toe, assisted Dr. Douglass for a
time in his practice, which reached
from the Charlotte railroad on
the east to Broad river on the
'west, from Monticello on the
south to the Chester line on the
:norty. My brother often apoke
of his association with Dr. Doug.
lass with great pleasure, for be
sides their being brothers-in-law,
they wiere always warm friends.
Later, brother Charles practised
by himself in the Feasterville
-- ~~onunity, where he died in
Dr. Dodaglass~was called in the
most serious eases of fever, men
ingitis, accident, pnenmonia, in
consultation with other physi
cians; or families realizing that
loved ones were near dath (ra-.
.quently turned whoilly to his skill.
I may say that Dr. Douglass was
.a splendid physician.
I desire to call attention to a
~few points in his life and charac
ter, which are worthy of emula
Be was a great worker. Dr.
Doeglass seldom, in his active
career, rode in a buggy-; he was~
in his saddle day and night aM
times. He usually rode a ine
horse with a good easy gait, and
seldom went out of a moderate
gait, even in serious illness. He
was a nervous man, so nervous
at times as to be unable to ex
press his thoughts; bu~t he was
always in possession of hia pow
ers at the bedside. He did not
baurry., but went with the decision
of a hard worker. No man can
tell what an amount of work Dr.
Douglass accomplished in the
past forty years. He frequently
-went to the very limit of his en
He was a student. Dr. Doug
.lass was always ready to put
aside the old for the new, i be
nys persuaded that the new was
ibe4*t. He read much in his pro
fesaion, and succeeded in a mar
weless way in keeping abreast of
the 'timxes. In company with other
doctors, or even with intelligent
lay hearers, he was extremely
fond of dwelling on new dev.elop
ments in medicine. His was an
inquiring mind. He was seldom
.-dogmatie, bat kept his mind open
to suggestion. I am not aware
that he was ever accused of '-get
ting into ruts."
Dr. Douglass was of a hopeful
turn. He did not speak of his
own trials with freedom. In fact,
r do not reall ever hearing him
complain of being mistreated, o:
of being neglected, though I hav
known him all my life and hav
been much in his home. He wa
not a bitter man. He was no
severe, but gentle. He was no
crusty. I believe that he alwayi
tried to be gentle and tender wit]
He was social, yet prudent
He never showed malice, so fa
as I knew. He was patient unde
annoyances, as a rule. He love<
to meet people and converse i3
their homes. And his coming t<
take dinner after one of his har<
rides was a great treat to hi;
friends. I believe that he wai
always a welcome guest. I recor(
it with great pleasure, that Dr
Douglass was a very pruden
man in his habits; he was pruden
in speech and in bearing. An
it is worth saying, that through
out a long professional career o
more than forty years no slande:
was ever attached to his name.
My sister Charlotte was ever i
great helper to her husband, Dr
Douglass. She has been a brav4
and strong wife to the man o
whom I have written. Being 1
woman of splendid gifts shi
always sought to be of help it
furthering her husband's interests
.It New Hope church, uppe:
Fairfield, the body of Thomas G
Douglass was laid to rest Jun
7th. His was a long and blessei
ministry of healing. When i
young man he avowed his faitl
in the living Christ, and now h(
rests from his labore. He leave&
a good name, and we who knev
him indulge the strong hope tbai
the passing from this world t<
the unseen world was no disap
pointment to him. His memorj
is sweet, for his work was wel
done. Robert Morris Rabb.
Port Norfolk, Va.
Editor The News and Herald:
I desire to add something t<
the brief "but appreciative notic
of the death of Dr. Thomas G
Douglass, which appeared in i
recent issue of your paper. Hi
died on the 6Mh day of June
1906, within a quarter of a mil
of the plaee where he was bori
on the 12th day of August, 1835
his birthplace being now ownec
by his son, Charles H. Douglass
There he passed the first eighi
years of his life, and in 1844 re
moved with his parents tQ th(
place now owned by his brothe
Charles B. Douglass, near Jen
kinsville, S. C.
He received his early educa
tion in the neighborhooa schools,
principally in the academy, neal
Shiloh church, and afterwards he
received a higher couree 4 pen.
tal training and instruction in thaz
Presbyterian High School al
Greenwood, S. C., which was
established by "'the Greenwood
Association of Abbevilla Dis
trict," a corporation chartered in
1833 by the legislature of this
State for the promotion of educa.
He received his medical educa
tion in the. Medical College ol
South Cup~Jina, in Charleson,
where he graditp.d in March,
1860. He practised ida~ pr~ofes.
sion at Long Run, S. C., untii, ijn
Mil inspired by the patriotic
feeling which then actuated the
young men of the Sta~te, he joined
Company C of the 6t:h Regimeni
of South Carolina Cavalry, and
served as a private until he be
came a surgeon in the Confederate
service, and he served faithfully
in this ea'pacity until the close ol
theo War Between the States.
After thy war he practised
medicine esosi~ ip copart
nership with D~r. 4nam $. Ng*
Lurkin at Halsellville, in Chester
county, for about three and a hall
yG~rs, their extensive practisG
also lidading a considerable sec
tion of Fairnid .county.
In the latter paae d 1.868, he
removed to the place wheke he
died, 4nd continued in the active
and saceassfal practise of medi
cine, inspiring condance in his
skill and affection in th~e hear~ts
of his numerous patients and
patrons. About two years ago,
on account of his failing health it
became necessary for him to give
up, to a certain extent, the active
practise of his profession, and to
Leave the pirincipal part of the
work a4 a~ttending to professional
cala and administering to the
relief of siek patients tq the skill
and active energy of his son, Dr
J. E. Douglasse, who for many
years has been associated with
him in the practise of medicine
His father was Charles Doug.
lass, who died in 1851, when the
subject of Abi sketch, his eldesi
son, was sixteen psy pld. His
mother was Sarah Grosiby, My
survived her husband many years
Three siste predeceased him
and one brother, David S. Doug
lass, who was a member of C'),
e wounds received in the battle o
Gaines' Mill on the 27th day o
He was buried in the cemeter;
of New Hope church, of whic
church he was a member for man;
years; and many, whose heart
t had been drawn to him as thei
beloved physician, came long dis
tances to pay their last sad tribut(
e to his memory.
r He left surviving him hi
I widow, Mrs. Lottie Douglass,
i daughter of Mr. Jonathan Rabb
> deceased, and four sons, Dr. J. E
i Douglass, T. J. Douglass, Chas
i H. Douglass and Dr. J. W. Doug
i lass, and one brother, Charles B
l Douglass, ald two sisters, Mrs
Mary A. Chappell and Mrs. Mar
Sthia MeMeekin, wife of Mr. Josepi
"Ye sorrow not, even as others wh<
who have no hope."
"The pains of death are past;
Labor and sorrow cease,
And life's long warfare closed at last,
His soul is found in peace."
A. S. D.
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White Oak Notes.
Capt. T. D. Moore has beer
sent back to the White Oak see
tion. He moved his family thiE
week. His many friends here are
glad to have them back.
Miss Julia Patrick is improv
ing and will spon be able to come
home, tf she continues to ig4
Mr. Jno. H. Neil has gone to
the mountains of Chester foi
Miss Julia Wren of Wrens,
Ga., is visiting the Misses Patrick
Mrs. Susie Graham of Chester
and ias Lizzie Raines of Mit
ford are the guests this Wep9 o1
Mrs. J. E. Nichols.
Mrs. Titman of Lowryville Ii
visiting Mrs. McDowell here.
Mrs. Ed. Woodward and chil
dren of Roanoke, Va., are witk
her brother, Mr. C. W. Mobley
for a tew days.
Mr. Will Bakhag and mothei
of Winnsboro spent one day lggj
week with Mr. M. Y. Bankhead
Your cf.orrespondent spent a
very pleRast 4ay la.s wegh at
"Oakland," the bonatifgl hoi ol
Capt. T. W. Traylor. -There I
saw some very fine crops and a
fine garden. In a few days he
will have roasting ears plentif'ul.
The captain was mounted on a
harvester cutting grain. Horace
and little Claude were piling and
o;gngunder the scorching sun,
though Th gp e to enjoy it.
His daughter, ya gibap' 4n4
her daughter, Miss Leila, of Boe#
Hill are visiting them. N
June 23, 1606.
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4nEssay on Girls.
Girls are the sisters of boys
aiid 1has long hare, wares dresses
an' powder, Te' ffrst girl was
called Christmas Eve, thioiggh I
never cud see why. Most every
family has one girl and some o
'em that is in hard luck has two
or three. We have girls in ourn
who is my sisters. Girls can
grow older and yet younger. My
sister has been twenty-five fur
three years, and someday we may
be tWins. Girls play the pianer
and' talka~ shpp gther. Fat
girls want to be thin and thin
girls want to be fat and all of 'em
want to marry doods. Why the
Lord makes girls no-body nos,
but I think it were to go to church
and eat ice cream. They are
three kinds of girls, brunet girls,
big girls and them that have
money. ~irig ls qgf~i4 of mict
and bogs, which makes it ign tg
put them down their backs.-Er
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A Daily Thought.
If any little wcrd of ours
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If any little song of ours.
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God heli us speak that little
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"That depends," she answered
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