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 US Civil War Soldiers flag  Frederic  DOUGLASS

  (b. 3 March 1842New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA   d. 26 July 1892Washington, DC, USA )  
Summary: Frederic DOUGLASS was born 3 March 1842 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. Frederic DOUGLASS was the child of Frederick Augustus Washington (BAILEY) DOUGLASS and Anna MURRAY

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.
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Did You Know? America - Did you know? February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Whalers at Pier, New Bedford, Mass.
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Whalers at Pier, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Hazelwood Park, New Bedford, Mass.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - New Bedford, Mass. North Congregational Church. Purchase Street.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Purchase Street, New Bedford, Mass.
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Famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C.

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Frederic DOUGLASS married flag Virginia L Molyneaux HEWLETT-- Place: 

flag Frederic Aaron DOUGLASS (b.1871, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 9 February 1886, Washington, DC, USA)

 Jean Hewlett DOUGLASS (b.,   d. , )

flag Lewis Henry DOUGLASS (b.1875, Washington, DC, USA  d. 10 June 1875, Washington, DC, USA)

flag Maud Ardell DOUGLASS (b.1877, Washington, DC, USA  d. 21 June 1877, Washington, DC, USA)

flag Charles Paul DOUGLASS (b.1879, Washington, DC, USA  d. 3 April 1895, Washington, DC, USA)

 Gertrude Paul DOUGLASS (b.,   d. , )

flag Robert Small DOUGLASS (b.30 October 1886, Rochester, New York, USA  d. 27 April 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA )

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3 March 1842
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Washington, July 4, 10 o'clock, P.M.
Mr. Harper: - I have just returned from the scene of a sudden ...Read MORE...

World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...Read MORE...

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

News 1850 - Better Get Married
Out of 258 deaths in New Bedford, Massachusetts, last year, 56 were married females, and 183 single.
The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - January 16, 1850

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...

News 1851 - December 24 – The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns. - December 24, 1851

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...

News 1857 - Unseasonable Weather
On the 22d of December, the weather was so unseasonable in the neighborhood of New Bedford,...Read MORE...

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

News 1861 - February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland. - February 23, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

Standard of Aug. 9

The New-Bedford (Mass.) says:

"Deputy United States Marshal, S.H....

The passenger train which left Washington at a quarter to seven o'clock, yesterday morning, for...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...

News 1862 - Slaves owned in Washington were emancipated on April 16, 1862, nine months before Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863. resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html -

News 1862 - Whale Ship Burned by Confederates
September 18, 1862

The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was captured and...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...

USA 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). - July 3, 1863

News 1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town,...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...

News 1866 - Stole Money from Letters
A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts,...Read MORE...

News 1866 - A New Sect.
We see by our Eastern exchanges that a new religious sect has sprung up in New Bedford,...Read MORE...

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...

News 1868 - Wealthiest in America
In proportion to population, New Bedford (Mass.) is the wealthiest city in America.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - September 3, 1868

News 1869 - Strange Assault
A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her...Read MORE...

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

News 1870 - Babies Abandoned
A pair of baby girls have been left at a house in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and it has been...Read MORE...

World History 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

News 1870 - 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Federal Holidays
WASHINGTON, June 24. - SENATE. - The bill making the 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and...Read MORE...

News 1870 - Our Frozen Possessions - A Sea Captain's Opinion About Mr. Seward's Purchase - The North-West Pasasge.
We make the following extracts from a letter recently written to the Titusville Herald by Capt....Read MORE...

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

News 1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named...Read MORE...

USA 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 &...Read MORE...

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...

News 1875 - Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - May 31, 1875

News 1876 - July 31 - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA) -

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...

USA 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 ...Read MORE...

News 1876 - Fell from Ship Topmast
Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on...Read MORE...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...

USA 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. - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at...Read MORE...

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886

1886 Death of Child
Frederic Aaron DOUGLASS died 9 February 1886, Washington, DC, USA
News June 2, 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House

The Old Farmer's Almanac - June 2, 1886

1886 Birth of Child
Robert Small DOUGLASS was born 30 October 1886, Rochester, New York, USA
USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

News 1888 - January 13 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.. - January 13, 1888

News 1888 - October 9 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public in Washington, D.C. - October 9, 1888

News 1888 - It was decided by the commissioners of the District of Columbia on the 25th to honor the memory of General Sheridan by naming a new street intersection Sheridan circle.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 3, 1888

News 1888 - Two earthquake shocks occurred at New Bedford, Mass., on the 29th.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 3, 1888

News June 2, 1889 - A great flood on the Potomac River in Washington, DC flooded streets and took out a span of Long Bridge (today's 14th Street Bridge). The flood stage reached was not equaled until 1936.

National Weather Service (NOAA) - June 2, 1889

1889 Death of Spouse/Partner
Virginia L Molyneaux HEWLETT died 14 December 1889, Washington, DC, USA
News 1890 - October 11 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded. - October 11, 1890

News 1890 - Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street...Read MORE...

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

26 July 1892
Washington, DC, USA

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

Frederic is buried at: Woodlawn Cemetery Benning District of Columbia
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