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Mrs Douglas Dies at 81

From an unidentified American newspaper, ca. 22 April 1945

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Mrs Douglas Dies at 81

This unidentified press cutting (most certainly from a Minneapolis paper) was found in Berthe Leroy's Titanic related items. Berthe had been Mrs Douglas's traveling companion for years.


Survivor Of ‘Titanic’ Was Prominent Here

Mrs. Mahala D. Douglas, 81, widow of the late Walter D. Douglas, Minneapolis industrialist who died in the sinking of the S.S. Titanic in 1912, died Saturday at her winter home in Pasadena, Calif.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Douglas was graduated from Coe college and had been a resident of Minneapolis and Deephaven since her marriage. Her home in Deephaven is one of the showplaces of the Lake Minnetonka district.

Mrs Douglas accompanied her husband on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic and escaped in a lifeboat after her husband had gone down with the ship.

Mr. Douglas was one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co.

Mrs Douglas was an active member of Hennepin county Red Cross chapter and contributor to numerous philanthropic organizations. Her interests in cultural activities included membership in Minneapolis Orchestra association and friends of the Minneapolis Art Institute. She also was a member of the Woodhill, Minikahda and Minnetonka Carden clubs.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will be in Cedar Rapids, with memorial services conducted here.


Olivier Mendez, France


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Mrs Douglas Dies at 81 (Unidentified Newspaper, , ref: #2600, published 20 March 2004, generated 16th June 2024 05:52:49 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/mrs-douglas-dies-81.html