Joseph James Douse, a.k.a. James Douse, was a firefighter and an employee of the Reading Railroad.


James as a FirefighterEdit

In 1908, James is listed as a nozzle man for the Centralia fire department.

Marriage to Helen EzynskiEdit

James married Helen Ezynski prior to 1913. The couple moved to Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Children by wife Helen EzynskiEdit

Among the children of Joseph and Helen were:

It is believed that there were no other children who survived to maturity.

Employment for the Reading RailoadEdit

Prior to 1942, James began working for the Reading Railroad in Northumberlad County, Pennsylvania.