Douglas (surname)

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Douglas (surname)
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Benjamin Douglas

Best know for his History of Wayne County], published in 1878. This work is accepted in all state libraries as well as in the Library of Congress, as an authority on historical data. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio in 1836 and died here in 1909. After being admitted to the bar in 1861 he went into partnership with Joseph Downing. he was intensely patriotic and wrote the first call for volunteers, devoting the war years to recruiting. In 1882 he was appointed to a position of Postmaster General's Office in Washington, D.C. and while there served as a correspondent for noted papers and magazines. On his return to Wooster, Ohio he became editor of the Jacksonian. Perhaps his greatest literary work was his History of Wayne County, a thorough and comprehensive work of higher merit than the ordinary history. His last published work was "Wayne County Lawyers" issued in 1900 which is a treasure of its kind.

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<gallery> File:Douglas surname WR19170322p3.png|"Mrs. Douglas Who Was Buried Here Saturday Was a Wooster Woman of Many Attainments", [1].


  1. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-03-22, p. 3