Douglass, Thomas James

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Thomas James Douglass Soundex Code D242

Thomas James Douglass, contractor for steam plants;

born: near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, August 31, 1855;

son of: James Douglass and B.E. Douglass;

education: private schools London, Ontario, Canada;

married: Ellen C. Douglass, nee: Ellen C. Purcell, in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, August 30, 1881;

children: Gertrude E. Douglass, Frank J. Douglass, Evelyn L. Douglass, Clotilda Douglass, Thomas C. Douglass, Norman J. Douglass, Theresa Douglass, Marjorie Douglass.

After leaving school Monday, August 15, 1870, learned steam fitting work

in 1890 came to Chicago,

established under style of Thomas J. Douglass & Company, in steam engineering work;

contracts for steam fitting, hot water heating, and power plant construction.


Roman Catholic

Member: Knights of Columbus,

Royal Arcanum,

American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers.

Office: 52 N. Dearborn Street, 1905; 162 N. Dearborn Street, 1911.

Residence. 4107 N. Southport Avenue 1905; 6714 N. Southport Avenue, 1911; (Same building, due to renumbering in 1908.) Rogers Park; 6714 N. Glenwood Avenue, 1919.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905, Book of Chicagoans, 1911, Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 22.