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Rufus Owen Douglas

Born:Oct 19 1866 In:
Died:1956 (at age ‎~90‏)

Immediate family

Emma Douglas (born Laking)
His ex-wife
Anne Norman Douglas (born Welsh)
His wife
Owen Douglas(s)
His father
Dinah (Harvey) Douglas(s) (born Jelley)
His mother
George Edwin Douglas
His brother
John Henry Douglas
His brother
Stephen Emanuel Douglas
His brother
Harvey Douglas
His brother
Grover Jacob Douglas
His brother
Owen Richard Douglas(s)
His brother
Richard Owen Douglas
His brother
Ephrain Esam Douglas
His brother
Esaw Offery Douglas
His brother
Dinah (Betsy Ann) Harvey Miller (born Douglas)
His sister
Hargvey Jelley Douglas
His brother


Wool Washer
From 1898
1898 Stones Directory

Source citations

Source: WikiTree
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Rufus Owen Douglas
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1867 - appletree,northamptonshire,england
Father: Owen Douglas
Mother: Dinah Douglas (born Jelley)
Siblings: Stephen Emanuel DouglasJohn Henry DouglasGrover Jacob Douglas


Arrived in Port Chalmers May 23 1874 age 7 with his family. when he became of working age Rufus worked as a labourer in Green Island. in 1893 Rufus was boarding in a house owned by Mary Smith which burned down in the early hours of the morning - all the inhabitants were unharmed. Rufus served as a juror in the 1896 Supreme Court case where the Matson murder case was being tried. by 1911 he had moved to Canterbury with his family and became an engine driver.

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