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Honorable Stephen Arnold Douglass

Honorable Stephen Arnold Douglass

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  • Name Stephen Arnold Douglass 
    Title Honorable 
    Born 23 Apr 1813 
    Stephen A Douglas Birth Place.
    Stephen A Douglas Birth Place.
    Stephen A Douglas Birth Place.
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As At some point he dropped the second "S" off the end of Douglass. 
    Occupation Stephen was a politician. He was the Senator from Illinois from November 30, 1840 to February 15, 1841. 
    Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
    Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
    Stephen A Douglas is best remembered as the man who ran against Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln - Douglass debates were held as both ran for Senator from Illinois. While Lincoln would lose the race to Douglas the debates are credited with giving Lincoln the exposure he needed to run for president.
    Lincoln Douglas Debates A.
    Lincoln Douglas Debates A.
    The letter from Stephen Douglas to Abraham Lincoln in which the two agreed to the Lincoln-Douglas debate series.
    Lincoln Douglas Debates B.
    Lincoln Douglas Debates B.
    The letter from Stephen Douglas to Abraham Lincoln in which the two agreed to the Lincoln-Douglas debate series.
    Forcing Slavery.
    Forcing Slavery.
    It is a debated topic as to whether or not Douglas supported slavery. He did own a plantation on which slaves were used. Perhaps the best that could be said was that he saw slavery as a political issue and not a human rights issue. As a politician he tried to please both sides of the issue. This political cartoon that originally appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1856 leaves no doubt as to the cartoonist opinion. Douglass is one of the men depicted as forcing slavery down the throat of a "Freesoiler" (an anti-slavery party) while in the right corner in the background there is a figure that has been lynched.
    Hon Stephen A Douglas.
    Hon Stephen A Douglas.
    Hon Stephen A Douglas.
    Died 3 Jun 1861  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Judge Douglas Lying In State.
    Judge Douglas Lying In State.
    Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 15, 1861
    Buried Stephen A Douglas Tomb and Memorial, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Of Hon. Stephen A Douglas.
    Death Of Hon. Stephen A Douglas.
    The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, Wednesday, June 5, 1861 page 3.
    Stephen A Douglas Grave Site.
    Stephen A Douglas Grave Site.
    Stephen was buried near Lake Michigan on a 16' x 16' piece of land. Initially it surrounded by a simple wooden fence. Before long the fence had names carved in it from visitors from every state of the union.
    Stephen A Douglas Monument.
    Stephen A Douglas Monument.
    The simple grave was soon replaced by a monument that took 20 years to complete. A 46 foot tall column of white marble is topped off with a 10 foot tall bronze statue of the man who in life was just over 5 feet tall.
    Stephen Douglas Statue that tops his memorial.
    Stephen Douglas Statue that tops his memorial.
    From the book "History of the Douglas Monument at Chicago" by Leonard W. Volk who was also the designer and sculptor of the monument. Published 1880.
    Siblings
    1. Sarah Douglass,   b. 29 Oct 1811
     
    Person ID I35693  Nagel
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Stephen Arnold Douglass,   b. 1781, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1813, Brandon, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Fiske,   b. 24 Mar 1789,   d. 30 May 1869  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 10 Jan 1811 
    Family ID F11417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha Martini,   b. Abt 1826,   d. 19 Jan 1853  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Mar 1847 
    Children 
     1. Robert M Douglass,   b. 28 Jan 1849,   d. 28 Feb 1917  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     2. Stephen Arnold Douglass, Jr,   b. Nov 1850,   d. 1908  (Age ~ 57 years)  [Birth]
     3. Baby Douglass,   b. 1853,   d. 1853  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adele Cutts,   b. 27 Dec 1835, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1899, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1856 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart