Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Margaret (Porter) Douglass

Sarah Margaret (Porter) Douglass, my first cousin twice removed, died 23 December 1974 in Sidney, Richland County, Montana.


SIDNEY — Margaret Douglass, 90, of Sidney, died Sunday in the Community Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1884, in Todd County, Minn., a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius Porter.

In 1906 she moved to Montana and homesteaded on Gossett Flats. She was married to Stephen Douglass Feb. 2, 1908, in Glendive. They ranched east of the Yellowstone River until 1924 when they worked for Holly Sugar Co. until 1945. In 1948 they moved to Crane where she worked as a post mistress until 1951 when they moved to Sidney.

She was a member of Lonsdale United Methodist Church, a charter member of Royal Neighbors, a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a charter member of Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a son, Charles Douglass of Helena; a daughter Mrs. Shirley Obergfell, of Sidney; a brother, Robert Porter of Glendive; a sister Nellie Powers of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lonsdale United Methodist Church, the Rev. Howard Hunter officiating. Burial will be in the Sidney Cemetery. Fulkerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.”

[SOURCE: "Douglass," Billings Gazette, 24 Dec 1974, p. 10, col. 7; digital images, AccessNewspaperArchive (access by subscription : accessed 6 Oct 2011).]

© 2012 Denise Spurlock

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