biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JOSEPH H. DOUGLAS, a farmer and stockgrower on section 19, White Oak Township, was born in Kentucky, Sept. 7, 1854, and is the son of Thomas and Middie (Beard) Douglas. The first named was a farmer, and died in Kentucky in 1855. The mother came with her son during that year, to this county, and has resided with him since. Joseph H. Douglas, the subject of this sketch, was married in 1879 to Miss Mary F. McCurdy, who was born in White Oak Township in 1855, and is the daughter of J. A. and Sarah (Henry) McCurdy. By this union there have been five children: Ethel, Charles, Roy, Ralph, and one who died in infancy. Politically Mr. Douglas is a Democrat, and at the present time holds the office of Road Supervisor. He is the owner of eighty-six acres of good land, all of which is under cultivation and well improved. His house, barn, and other buildings and improvements are of the best quality, convenient and comfortable. He is succeeding well in life, is honorable and straightforward in his dealings, and is a genial, pleasant gentleman, who enjoys the confidence and esteem of his friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy