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Rufus Owen Douglas

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

Immediate family

Emma Douglas (born Laking)
His ex-wife
Anne Norman Douglas (born Welsh)
His wife
Elizabeth Ann Douglas
His daughter
Violet May Douglas
His daughter
William Rufus Douglas
His son
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
Harvey 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

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Rufus Owen Douglass
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1867 - Northamptonshire, England
Residence: 1871 - Wardington, Wardington, Oxfordshire, England
Age: 4
Father: Owen Douglass
Mother: Dina Douglass
Siblings: John Henry Douglass, Stephen Emanuel Douglass, Grover Jacob Douglass
Census: Ecclesiastical district:St MarySeries:RG10Folio:126 Parish:WardingtonPiece:1466Family:14 County:OxfordshireRegistrar's district:BanburyLine:7 Country:EnglandSuperintendent registrar's district:BanburyImage:3 Date:1871Enum. District:18 See household members
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head; Owen Douglass; 39
Wife; Dina Douglass; 34
Son; John Henry Douglass; 12
Son; Stephen Emanuel Douglass; 9
Son; Rufus Owen Douglass; 4
Son; Grover Jacob Douglass; 2


Arrived in Port Chalmers May 23 1874 age 7 on the ship "Corona" 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.  His second marriage was to Emma Laking, daughter of Bingley Laking and Elizabeth Coward in 1914.  It appears their were no children born in their marriage.  Rufus was employed as an engine driver in Christchurch.  He died in 1956 age 90.

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