BUCKINGHAM DOUGLASS, MAUDE ETHEL DICKERSON BROOKE - Izard County, Arkansas | MAUDE ETHEL DICKERSON BROOKE BUCKINGHAM DOUGLASS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Maude Ethel Dickerson Brooke BUCKINGHAM DOUGLASS

Calico Rock Mennonite Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

20 Oct 1897 - 23 Jun 1986

Marriage:
1) John E Brooke 19 Jul 1913
2) Ed Buckingham 1922
3) John Albert Douglass 09 Aug 1930

Maude Ethel (Dickerson) Brooke Buckingham Douglass daughter of George Dickerson and Oda Dickerson. Maude born in Coffeyeville, Montgomery County, Kansas. died Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas.

**obituary
Gospel Herald, July 22, 1986:

DOUGLAS, Maude Ethel, daughter of George and Oda DICKERSON, was born at Coffeyville, Kans., Oct. 20, 1897; died in a Batesville, Ark., hospital on June 23, 1986; aged 88 y. She was married to John Brooke, who preceded her in death. In 1922, she married Ed Buckingham, who also preceded her in death. On Aug. 9, 1930, she married John A. Douglas, who died in 1956. Surviving are one daughter (Darlene Harrington), 2 stepdaughters (Edna Ivens and Jewell Kirkland) one foster daughter (Sandra Blankenship), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one half-sister (Marie Perry). She was preceded in death by 2 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters. She was a member of Calico Rock Mennonite Fellowship, where funeral services were held in charge of Floyd Miler and Frank Horst; interment in Calico rock Mennonite Cemetery.

Also, Mennonite Weekly Review
DOUGLAS, Maude Ethel, daughter of George and Oda Dickerson, was born at Coffeyville, Kans., Oct. 20, 1897; died in a Batesville, Ark., hospital on June 23, 1986; aged 88 y. She was married to John Brooke, who preceded her in death (Flu during WWI). In 1922, she married Ed Buckingham, who also preceded her in death after seeking help at the Mennonite Sanitarium in La Junta, Colorado. She continued employment at the La Junta hospital and paid all accounts for her husband's care. During this time she became a member of the La Junta Mennonite Church. She expressed an interest in nurses training, so enrolled at Hesston Academy, Kansas, finished the necessary studies for a high school diploma, and by her own earnings paid all school accounts. She then entered training at La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing, graduating in 1929. She worked a short time in Denver, but then returned to her native Arkansas.

On Aug. 9, 1930, she married John A. Douglas. They moved to Culp, Ark. Here she became a legend in pioneering Sunday Schools and nursing to physical needs without telephone, electricity or available doctors. In many home births where she was the only medical attendent, there was never a death of mother or child! Through the Gospel Herald she communicated the needs of her people to the constituency of Mennonites at large. This led to other Mennonites come into the area and schools, Sunday schools, and churches. Eventually there developed the Calico Rock Medical Clinic and Calico Rock Church. In 1953, the Douglas family moved to the area of her childhood near Buford, Ark. Here her husband died in 1956, and a few years later she moved to Calico Rock. She served 11 years at the Clinic and 3 years at a convalescent home.
She leaves one daughter (Darlene Harrington) of Yelville, Ark., 2 stepdaughters (Edna Ivens and Jewell Kirkland) one foster daughter (Sandra Blankenship), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one half-sister (Marie Perry). She was preceded in death by 2 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters.

She was a member of Calico Rock Mennonite Fellowship, where funeral services were held in charge of Floyd Miller and Frank Horst; interment in Calico Rock Mennonite Cemetery.

Cite This Record
"United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVS3-WJWG : 5 November 2021), Maude Ethel Dickerson Brooke Buckingham Douglas, .


[Note: The surname is spelled Douglass on the gravestone, and it was recorded that way on the Social Security Death Index. Her third husband is buried in the Douglas Cemetery near Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas, under the name of John Albert Douglas. The obituaries dropped the final D in all cases.]

*Marriage Record of John E Brooks (Ethel M Dickerson's Husband)
Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957
Name Ethel M Dickerson
Age 16
Sex F
Name John E Brooks
Sex Male
Age 34
Residence Place Buffalo, Marion, Arkansas
Birth Year (Estimated) 1879
Spouse's Name Ethel M Dickerson
Spouse's Sex Female
Spouse's Age 16
Spouse's Residence Place Buford, Baxter, Arkansas
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1897
Marriage Date 20 Jul 1913
Marriage Place Marion, Arkansas, United States
Marriage Place (Original) , Marion, Arkansas, United States
Marriage License Date 19 Jul 1913
Event Type Marriage
Page 138

Cite This Record
"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4FQ-CLV : 9 March 2021), Ethel M Dickerson in entry for John E Brooks, 20 Jul 1913; citing Marriage, Marion, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,031,101.

Also,
Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944
Name Ethel M. Dickerson
Age 16
Sex F
Ethel M. Dickerson's Parents and Siblings
M. R. Dickerson Father
Eletra Dickerson Mother
Ethel M. Dickerson's Spouses and Children
John E. Brooks Husband
Name John E. Brooks
Sex Male
Age 34
Birth Year (Estimated) 1879
Marital Status Unknown
Spouse's Name Ethel M. Dickerson
Spouse's Sex Female
Spouse's Age 16
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1897
Spouse's Marital Status Unknown
Spouse's Father's Name M.r. Dickerson
Spouse's Father's Sex Male
Spouse's Mother's Name Eletra Dickerson
Marriage Date 20 Jul 1913
Marriage Place Marion, Arkansas, United States
Marriage Place (Original) Marion Co., Arkansas, United States
Event Type Marriage
Source Details p 138
Reference Volumes I-J

Cite This Record
"Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQR5-XZR : 11 January 2020), Ethel M. Dickerson in entry for John E. Brooks, 1913.

Photo courtesy of Vera Emeline (Lane) Reeves.

Contributed on 8/29/22 by maxparnell
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Submitted: 8/29/22 • Approved: 8/29/22 • Last Updated: 9/1/22 • R1445151-G637812-S3

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