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|Death:|| before 1920|
|Siblings:|| Jonas Daukša (1859-aft1920)|
Petras Daukša (1860-aft1920)
|Children:|| Joseph James Douse (1888-aft1942)|
Anna Douse (1889-aft1910)
John Joseph Douse (1892-aft1930)
Charles Anthony Douse (1893-aft1942)
Bridget Douse (1895-aft1910)
Michael Anthony Douse (1895-1895)
Katie Douse (1896-bef1910)
Francis M. Douse (1898-1925)
Thomas Douse (c1903-aft1930)
Helen Douse (c1904-aft1920)
Mykolas Daukša (1861-bef1920), a.k.a. Michael Douse was a Lithuanian immigrant, a saloon proprietor, and one of the three brothers that proginated the Douse family of Centralia, Pennsylvania.
Children by wife HelenEdit
Michael and Helen had 11 children, 3 of whom died young.
- Joseph James Douse (1888-aft1942)
- Anna Douse (1889-aft1910)
- John Joseph Douse (1892-aft1930)
- Charles Anthony Douse (1893-aft1942)
- Bridget Douse (1895-aft1910)
- Michael Anthony Douse (1895-1895)
- Katie Douse (1896-bef1910)
- Francis M. Douse (1898-1925)
- Thomas Douse (c1903-aft1930)
- Helen Douse (c1904-aft1920)
- 1 additional child (name unknown) who was born and died prior to 1900
Michael's family appeared as follows in the 1900 census of Conyngham Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania:
- Michael Darwis 38
- Ellen Darwis 38
- Joe Darwis 11
- Anna Darwis 10
- John Darwis 9
- Chas Darwis 6
- Bridget Darwis 5
- Katie Darwis 4
- Frank Darwis 1
Michael reported his occupation as coal miner. Helen reported that she was the mother of 9 children, 7 of which were still living.
By 1910, Michael was the proprietor of a saloon in Centralia. Michael's family appeared as follows in the 1910 census of Centralia, Columbia County, Pennsylvania:
- Michael Douse 49
- Helen Douse 45 (wife)
- Joseph Douse 21 (son)
- Bridget Douse 14 (daughter)
- Charles Douse 16 (son)
- John Douse 19 (son)
- Frank Douse 12 (son)
- Thomas Douse 7 (son)
- Peter Puthus 26 (border)
- Adam Puthus 27 (border)
- Peter Putuski 19 (border)
- Joseph Stavlitch 21 (border)
Helen reported that she was the mother of 11 children, 8 of which were still living. This means that daughter Anna married prior to 1910, whereas daughter Katie died. The two new children were son Thomas and daughter Helen. Daughter Helen doesn't appear in the census for some reason, although she appears in the 1920 census at age 16.
Michael had died prior to 1920, as his wife Helen reported being a widow. While the name is spelled Douse in the census, it is incorrectly indexed as Doner on Ancestry.com.
- Helen Douse 50
- John Douse 27
- Charles Douse 24
- Frank Douse 22
- Thomas Douse 17
- Helen Douse 16
- Bernard Meleski 29 (border)
All male children list their occupation as coal miner.
Michael had died prior to 1930, as his wife Helen reported being a widow. Helen resided with her sons Joseph, Charles & Thomas, all three of which reported their occupation as coal miner. The household was listed as follows:
Click here for a list of the known descendants of Michael Douse.
- Michael Dauksha on Ancestry.com