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Douglas Fitzhugh Corse

Male 1864 - 1886  (21 years)

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  • Name Douglas Fitzhugh Corse 
    Born 12 Nov 1864  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Jan 1886  Picolata, St Johns, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5397  Martin Family
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 

    Father Wilmer Dent Corse,   b. 10 Mar 1826,   d. 27 Jul 1896, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Margaretta Fitzhugh,   b. 16 Jun 1828, Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1890  (Age 62 years) 
    Married AFT. 1849 
    Family ID F0903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Nov 1864 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jan 1886 - Picolata, St Johns, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • From Some Prominent Virginia Families by Louise Pecquet du Bellet, p570

      He was drowned with Herbert Peacock, in St. John's River, while attempting to fix the government lights. Water was very high, but no one heeded their calls, thinking them entirely safe, being such good swimmers.

    • Drowned in Florida (The Sun, January 19, 1886)
      The Jacksonville Herald reports the drowning recently near Picolata, Florida, of Sydney Peacock, a young Englishman and Douglas Corse, son of Major W. D. Corse, of Alexandria, Virginia. Young Corse, whose father owns an orange grove at Picolata, had a contract with the steamboat companies to light the beacons on the river every evening, and these lights are quite a distance from the shore. Friday evening the water was very rough, but Corse, accompanied by Peacock, started a rowboat for the beacons. The lights did not appear, and the young men did not return. Saturday morning their boat was discovered, bottom up, in a cove not far from Picolata, but no signs of the bodies could be found. It is supposed that the heavy sea and wind capsized them, and that the young men held on to the boat as long as they could, and eventually let go from exhaustion and cold.

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