Verona Residence: 102 Sunset Avenue
An Afflicted Verona Family
Franklin Douglass, of Sunset Avenue, Verona, is still dangerously ill at Camp Dix. A
telegram received by his sister, Mrs. Henry Roy, late yesterday afternoon stated that he
was slightly improved, as was Mrs. Douglas, his mother, who has been sick with bronchitis for the past week.
Douglas has had a severe time during the past three weeks following a trip to Jersey City that he made in the line of duty, with a particularly stubborn case of pneumonia. He was taken sick while there waiting the return of the officers whom he had taken to the city, and he was unable to drive his car back to the camp. They left him without procuring medical aid. That night he stayed in the apartment over the garage and was cared for by the garage man and his wife. He had a high fever. About three o’clock in the morning he received a telegram ordering him to return to the camp at once. He started out to do so despite the strong protests of the garage man and his wife. After his arrival at camp, which he accomplished with great difficulty at that hour of the night, he became rapidly worse, and two weeks ago the authorities telegraphed his parents to come to him at once as he was critically ill. The telegram was delayed twenty four hours in its delivery, which of course added to the anxiety of the parents. Mrs. Douglas broke down after one week at the camp and is now in a rest house near the camp.
The Caldwell Progress Saturday, October 12, 1918
Benjamin F. Douglas
Private Funeral Services for Private Benjamin Franklin Douglas were held Tuesday
morning at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Douglas, 102 Sunset Avenue, Verona. Private Douglas died at Camp Dix of Pneumonia, following influenza last Friday night. He had been ill about three weeks. The soldier was twenty-seven years old. He was born in Verona May 25, 1891, and resided there up to the time of his induction into service in June. He was a member of the Verona Congregational Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters and three brothers. They are Mrs. L. W. Jacobus, Mrs. Henry B. Roy, and David R. Douglas of Verona; Newton Douglas, of Newark, and Elbert Douglas of Philadelphia. Interment was in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Caldwell.
The Caldwell Progress Saturday, October 19, 1918