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Here is some information , and picture of him. Plus where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46167629/percy-douglas
Name: Percy Douglas Birth Date: abt 1861 Birth Place: Missouri Record Date: 29 Aug 1886 Place of Crime: Kern, California, USA Institution Place: San Quentin, Marin, California, USA Age: 25 Prisoner Number: 12239
Elliot, thank you so much for your time on this! These records are unbelievable. Finding a photo 4 generations past, at my age, is just short of a miracle, even if it is a booking photo. He lived a troubled life for sure. Murdered 1 day before his 36th birthday. I was fortunate to find a "before and after" booking photo of his brother Charles at San Quentin. He sure looked a lot less sinister before they shaved his head and facial hair. Also no booking photos of the third brother William, newspapers indicate he too spent some time in San Quentin, before ultimately being executed by the state of CA, at age 23. Rough bunch.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records of Proceedings of General Courts Martial, 1866-1951 in the Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Navy) (Record Group 125) that may contain records for Percy Douglas. These records have not been digitized. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rachael, thank you so much for your time and effort on this.
I appreciate it immensely. I will contact NARA to find out more, and see if I am able to visit and search these records in person.
Thank you again!