He married Virginia L Molyneaux Hewlett
The couple had (at least) 7 children.
Virginia L Molyneaux Hewlett
was born 1849
in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
She died 14 December 1889
in Washington, DC, USA
Frederic Douglass died 26 July 1892
in Washington, DC, USA.
1857 - Unseasonable Weather On the 22d of December, the weather was so unseasonable in the neighborhood of New Bedford, Massachusetts, that the farmers employed their teams in ploughing. The Daily Milwaukee News - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - December 31, 1857
1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).
1866 - A New Sect. We see by our Eastern exchanges that a new religious sect has sprung up in New Bedford, Massachusetts. One of its most admirable peculiarities is the rule that when brethren and sisters meet, they...Read MORE...
1866 - Stole Money from Letters A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts, has been arrested for opening letters and purloining money from them. He confesses his guilt. Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - July 20, 1866
1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.
1869 - Strange Assault A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her in a shocking manner. She had made her will in his favor, and disappointment at finding her alive...Read MORE...
"Having spent the past four years on whaling voyages in the ...Read MORE...
1870 - Babies Abandoned A pair of baby girls have been left at a house in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and it has been discovered that the father of them is seventeen years old and the mother fifteen, and that they belong to ...Read MORE...
1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown
1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870
1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire
1871 - February 21 – 41st United States Congress passes "An Act To Provide A Government For The District Of Columbia", also known as the Act of 1871, declaring the government of the District of Columbia a municipal corporation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the provisions of this act.
1872 - 5 Drowned New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named Wilkinson, two named Smith and one named Sharplier were drowned. The sad affair casts a gloom over the...Read MORE...
1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park. March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1875 - Measles The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - May 31, 1875
1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875 United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...
1876 - Fell from Ship Topmast Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Saturday, and was instantly killed. The Times - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 20, 1876
1876 - July 31 - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn: 300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
Anacostia The Funeral of Frederick Douglass, Jr. The funeral of Frederick Douglass, Jr., took place at 3 o'clock today from his late home at Hillsdale. In conformity with the wishes of his father the ceremonies were brief and simple. The handsome casket was placed in the parlor, and a throng of friends gathered around. Rev. Dr. Francis Jesse Peck, Jr., conducted the services. "The Rock of Ages" was sung by four specially chosen members of Campbell A.M.E. choir. Rev. Dr. Peck delivered an address reviewing in appropriate terms the life of the deceased. Remarks were also made by several visiting dignitaries of the church. The remains were interred at Graceland cemetery beside the grave of his wife.
Frederick Douglas, Jr., was born at New Bedford, Mass., on March 3, 1841. He was the third child of Frederick Douglass, Sr., the first being Rosetta, the second Louis H. and the fourth Charles R. While quite young he removed with his parents to Rochester and entered a mixed school in that city.
After his schooling he learned the trade of a printer in his father's Rochester office. Immediately after the outbreak of the war he was commissioned a recruiting sergeant and during the conflict was engaged in mustering colored troops in Mississippi. His elder brother Louis and younger brother Charles were active soldiers in the fifty-fourth Massachusetts infantry.
About 1865 he removed to Denver, Col., and remained there two or three years. From the west he came to Washington and opened a small grocery store that stood for years in the grounds now occupied by the house in which he died.
When Frederick Douglass, Sr., became United States Marshal in 1877, Frederick, Jr., was made a bailiff and secured a clerkship in the office of the recorder of deeds during the incumbency of Mr. Douglass, Sr. He contributed much political literature to the press.
He was married to Miss Virginia Hewlett of Boston, sister to the Washington attorney, E. M. Hewlett, and daughter of the professor of gymnastics at Harvard University. His wife died about three years ago and Mr. Douglass never recovered from the affliction.
In September last he was removed to Freedmen's Hospital for treatment, was operated upon and returned home about six weeks ago. The direct cause of his death was consumption.
Evening Star, Washington DC Thursday, July 28, 1892
Woodlawn Cemetery Benning District of Columbia
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