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Glynn Joseph Douthit

Glynn Joseph Douthit

Male 1916 - 1998  (82 years)

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  • Name Glynn Joseph Douthit 
    Born 18 May 1916  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Glynn Joseph Douthit was born at 4:30 am on a farm in Logan County, near Magazine, Arkansas. It was on the property of Elisah Wann, an uncle, and located about a half mile north of what was Long Ridge Road, now the Arkansas State Highway 10, between Magazine and Blue Mountain. He was the seventh of eight children, however, since the eighth died as a baby, Glynn was the youngest of the family. Every couple years the family had to move to another relative's house, due to increasing poverty.
    Residence 1917  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Puffer's Place 
    • Moved to the south of what was Long Ridge Road (now Hwy 10), between Magazine and Blue Mountain. Here the last child, Doyle, died.
    Residence 1918  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Maxwell farm 
    • When George donated his farm to the army, the family had to move to the Maxwell farm to live. This farm was in what was called Big Hollow, which was about a half mile from Puffer's place. This time period was extremely rough on the young family. With no farm, no income, and a husband seriously injured, Ruth tried to pick berries to sell in order to buy ducking (cheap simple weave cotton cloth) and shoes for the children. Ruth's father died, and her baby, Doyle also died.
    Chronicle 1918  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Brother repeatedly "baptized" him 
    • Glynn's earliest memories were of his older brother taking him and putting him in a little red wagon and then dumping him in the lake in winter time to "baptize" him.
    Chronicle 25 Dec 1919  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wore Shoes to Bed 
    • The family was experiencing dire poverty, so he did not get a pair of shoes until Christmas time. Even though he was sick and in bed, he persuaded his mother to let him wear the new shoes in bed.
    Residence 1920  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Old "Union" place 
    • Farm was a few hundred feet north of Long Ridge Road and the Puffer's place. The neighbor was considered the biggest liar outside of Washington, D.C.! The children worked very hard, long days, trying to run the farm, and as hired-out "adult" workers to others (meaning they had to guarantee to keep pace with the adults for "adult" pay).
    Residence 1922  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cycle Place 
    • The Cycle place was between Paris and Magazine, a few hundred feet west of what is now State Highway 109. The children hoed, picked and loaded cotton, corn and other crops.
    Illness 1923  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Copperhead snake bite 
    • In the spring time, Glynn (age 6) and his next older brother, Opal, were playing in the barn. Glynn put his foot down between sacks of shucks that had been placed in the cotton seed portion of the barn. A snake bit him. The boys were too afraid to tell their parents what happened, but decided to anyway. Their father, George, went to the barn, heard a hissing noise, moved the sacks, and found a copperhead! He killed it and brought it to the house, and showed it to Glynn, who was in bed. The family finally got a doctor after several hours. Glynn almost died. The bite was just below the left inside ankle. The swelling from the bite reached up into his stomach.
    Illness 1923  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Shingles 
    • The same spring as the snake bite, Glynn got what was known as shingles on his right shoulder. It did not stop him from working. On a hot Fall day, Glynn was helping his father, Albert, load cotton. The denim shirt irritated and rubbed the raw shingles. He had a relapse, and half inch wide, continuous ring of sores and scabs, encircled his body (except for a half inch!).
    Residence 1923  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Pool Place 
    • Family lived a few hundred feet north of what is State Route 10 between Booneville and Magazine.
    Employment 1924  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm laborer 
    • The work day involved doing farm work and home chores, then being hired out to neighbors to work for them. For example, Glynn would be sent to work the cotton patch for a neighbor that was right in front of their home. Albert, his father, would sit on the front porch and watch as Glynn (now about 8), would hoe at least two more rows than the adults. The usual rate for adults working from daylight to dark was $1.25 and minors got $1.00. Albert had the neighbor pay the adult rate, since Glynn did more work than the adults. The unasked question is: Why didn't Albert hoe the field? Why did he just sit there and watch Glynn?
    Residence 1925  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Uncle Harvey Green's farm 
    • Farm was a few miles north-east of Magazine. Albert's child abuse was severe. The boys would work hard all day, and then be kept awake and punished at night.
      The family planted several 20 acre plots of cotton, which produced well, but without any pesticides like DDT, the boll weevils destroyed the harvest. The possible profit that could have saved the family economically, instead turned to a real disaster, and left the family at the point of starvation.
    Residence 1926  Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Albert taken to Insane Asylum 
    • Albert came home and was furous, wanting to break things up. He also wanted to adopt Opal out to the Browning family. He beat up the whole family, and was put way in a jail or asylum for the first time. Aunt Louvina (sister-in-law) and daughter Ossa Douthit came over afterwards and talked with Ruth about things after the boys were in bed. Thomas (about age 16) was put in charge of things, but the family suffered greatly, moving from extreme poverty to starvation, since the boll weevils destroyed the crops.
    Arkansas State Hospital
    Arkansas State Hospital
    From the Arkansas History Commission;
    ©2010 The Central Arkansas Library…
    Residence 1926  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Uncle Tom Green's farm 
    • The family lived on Uncle Tom Green's farm, which was about a mile from Uncle Harvey Green's farm. Thomas was mostly in charge, Albert was gone, and the boll weevil continued to destroy the cotton harvest, locking the family in ongoing starvation and absolute destitution.
    Residence 1928  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farm owned by Uncle Elisha Wann 
    • The farm was about a half mile north of Long Ridge Road and three or four miles east of Magazine. Glynn now had the responsibility of caring for his mother, even though he was only about 13. Glynn also found that supporting his mother involved supporting at least one if not two of his older brothers as well! Opal dropped out of school to farm, but things did not work out for him. Glynn stayed in school, so he had a busy day!
    Employment 1928  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    • He would get up early, do the chores around the house: feed the hogs, mules, cows, and chickens, and milk the cows.
      Then he would get cleaned up, eat breakfast, and get ready for school. He then he had to run about a half mile to the bus with a large armload of books, lunch (if they could afford one), and his homework.
      Once school was out, he harnessed up the mules (Kate and Charlie). Glynn had trained them and they were known to be the fastest walking team in the county. He would then plow until dark.
      At dark it was time to repeat the morning chores. When the cows were dry, so there was no milking to do, he would often walk a long distance to get skim milk from neighbors, so have something to keep from starving.
      When it was raining, so the ground was too wet to plow, he would do anything possible to get food. This might be hunting young squirrels, which were very delicious. There was wood to cut for home use, and he would try to sell some so he could get money for school clothes, books, and whatever was absolutely important.
    Christened Abt 1930  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Saved and baptized while in high school.
    Gender Male 
    Employment 1930  Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cotton Picker 
    • Glynn went out to western Oklahoma for a couple of fall seasons for the money. But it caused him to be late enrolling for school.
    Employment 1930  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hay Baler 
    • Glynn began running a horse-powered hay baler to make some extra money. But it just added a lot of hard work, troubles, and headaches to his life!
    School 1 Apr 1930  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Student attending school that could read and write 
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Residence 1 Apr 1930  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmhouse 
    • Ruth M. Douthit was 53 years old, and listed as widowed (husband was locked away). She was living in the farmhouse with five of her children: Ratha, 21; Asa, 19; Ecil, 17; Opal, 15; and Glynn, age 13 years.
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Employment 1 Apr 1930  Revilee, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Unpaid family member laborer on farm. 
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 5B
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Census page, Revillee, Arkansas, 6A
    Residence 1932  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farm house 
    • Family moved to the Burl Ladd farm. It was just south of the Long Ridge Road between Magazine and Blue Mountain.
    Employment 1933  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Farmer without farm equipment! 
    • Opal returned home from Oklahoma, and found his mule team had been sold by Asa. In retaliation, he sold everything on the farm without Glynn or his mother knowing he was doing it. Glynn lost his hay baler, and the farm equipment they needed to farm. Opal squandered all the money on his girl-friend. Glynn and his mother were left completely destitute.
    School 1934  Magazine High School, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Senior High King 
    Address:
    292 East Priddy Street 
    • Glynn was elected King of the senior class in high school, and was a candidate that should have gotten the vote of the whole school. However, Opal's lavish spending (funds gotten from selling off the family farm equipment and animals) on any fund raisers his girlfriend entered in the sophomore class, swayed the votes away from Glynn. There was also some dirty politics by the teachers at the school (wanting to end a high school tradition) that undermined Glynn's opportunity to win. So, for the first time in the history of the school, the senior class king did not become the school king.
      Glynn's uniform for the King-Queen parade was a worn out and tattered pair of white pants an older brother (Edward Ecil Douthit) gave to him that was away at college.
    Education 1935  Dayton, Rockingham, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    2 years college, Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music 
    • The college is now located in Winchester, Virginia.
    Fellow students Glynn Douthit and E.M. Bartlett, Jr.
    Fellow students Glynn Douthit and E.M. Bartlett, Jr.
    Education 23 May 1935  Magazine High School, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Graduated High School 
    Address:
    292 East Priddy Street 
    Employment Jun 1935  Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Asa kept his job open for Glynn to take. Asa had graduated, and the job had helped Asa pay his way through college. Glynn wanted to go to college.
    Employment Jul 1935  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Hay baler, etc. 
    • Glynn returned home mid-summer to help Asa bale hay, and do other farm chores, because Asa could not get anyone to help.
      During hay baling days, the day started at the first of daylight, as long as there was no dew. It lasted until dark. Not only would the hay have to be quickly baled in the field, it had to be gathered up and hauled to the remote barns. Any hay left in the fields that got damp or wet, would spoil. But that was not all that had to be done, because it was added to the daily chores (feeding the animals, milking the cows, etc.) that were then done before sunup and after dark. This meant, they were still at work late into the night and up at the wee hours of the morning. For many nights, getting one, two or even three hours of sleep was more than one could ask!
    Possessions Aug 1935  [10
    High Debts 
    • Ecil had accumulated such high debts that the creditors came to his mother and took everything she and Glynn had, leaving them totally destitute.
    Possessions Aug 1935  Mena, Polk, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Opal's Debt service 
    • Opal's attempt to farm went broke again. Grandpa Barrow came and got Opal and Elna and took them to Mena, Arkansas. The creditors demanded the abandoned cotton crop be harvested to help satisfy Opal's debt. Glynn, although very ill, had to go harvest the poor crop.
    Illness Sep 1935  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Severe Rheumatism 
    • The condition was so severe, Glynn landed in bed, and was still bed ridden when college was to start. Someone wrote the Ouachita Baptist College and the job Asa left for him, telling them of Glynn's condition and that someone else could take the job. Glynn was still in bed until December.
    Residence Sep 1935  Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Thomas Douthit's farm 
    • After having lost all the household furniture and goods to Ecil Douthit's creditors, Glynn, who was bedridden due to severe rheumatism, and his mother, Ruth Douthit, had no choice but to move in with Thomas.
    School Dec 1935  Dayton, Rockingham, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Application sent 
    • Professor J.H. Ruebush conducted
    Residence Aug 1937  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Moves to California 
    • Glynn came out to visit his sister, Ruby Robinson, in Redding, and while staying with her, got a job as a surveryor with the proposed Shasta Dam project.
    Employment Aug 1937  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Surveyor and Engineer for the Central Valley Water and Power Projects 
    • Glynn mentioned (to Clinton Macomber, grandson), that he got the job by hunting down the survey party. They were in a valley, where they could not get a clear reading with the transit. They told him if he could get a reading, and it was right, he could have a job. He breathed a prayer, and was not familiar with the equipment, and could not get a reading either, but made a guess, and it worked. He got the job, and had to immerse himself in reading all he could on the subject!
    Religion Oct 1937  First Baptist Church, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joins First Baptist Church 
    • Glynn Douthit met Nelda Erhardt at the church, were they worked together to bring the special music for the church services: Glynn singing and Nelda accompanying him.
    Residence 23 Dec 1939  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shared house 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    House 
    • Leona Erhardt was 39 and owned the house worth $2000 (in 2010 equal to about $122,000). At her house was:
      Nelda Douthit, 25
      Glynn Douthit, 24
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 24, 2012
    Employment 1 Apr 1940  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Surveyor 
    • Glynn was a surveyor for the Bureau of Reclamation and worked the equivalent to 24 weeks the previous year making $1300 (equivalent to about $79, 300 in 2010 values).
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    Census page 6A, Redding, California
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 24, 2012
    Religion 21 Jun 1940  First Baptist Church, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fund Raising Concert 
    • Glynn and Nelda put on a fund raising concert to help pay for the organ at First Baptist Church of Redding. It was held at 8 p.m. and contained three portions of organ, piano and vocal music of both sacred and classical music. Glynn sang various songs like: "The Church's One Foundation," "Just a Little Old Fashioned," "Come Listen to My Story," "Carry the Glad News," "Jesus, Love of My Soul," "Holy City," "God Bless America," and "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." Nelda played a variety of popular semi-classical music.
    Employment Sep 1940  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Surveyor and Engineer for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company 
    • Worked on
      1.The Underground Toll Cable Line from Redding, California to Weed, California
      2.The section of the Transcontinental Underground Toll cable Line and related facilities from Sacramento, California to Battle Mountain, Nevada
      3.The Aerial Toll Cable for the Military from Las Vegas, Nevada to Seattle, Washington, specifically the Alturas, California to the California-Oregon State boundary section
    Residence 1941  Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Hotel Golden
    Hotel Golden
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/6/2010
    Residence 1941  328 Shasta Avenue, Dunsmuir, Siskiyou, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit's house in Dunsmuir
    Glynn Douthit's house in Dunsmuir
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/6/2010
    Residence 1941  204 State Street, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit home in Reno, Nevada
    Glynn Douthit home in Reno, Nevada
    from Nelda Douthit's small album;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/28/2010
    Residence 1941  Fernley, Lyon, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit's house in Fernley
    Glynn Douthit's house in Fernley
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/6/2010
    Glynn Douthit's house in Fernley
    Glynn Douthit's house in Fernley
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/6/2010
    Residence 1941  Colfax, Placer, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit family Colfax house
    Glynn Douthit family Colfax house
    from Nelda Douthit's small album;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/28/2010
    Residence 1942  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Was registered as a Democrat
    Residence 1942  1605 4th Street, Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit's family house in Sparks
    Glynn Douthit's family house in Sparks
    from Nelda Douthit's small album;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/28/2010
    Residence 1942  Alturas, Modoc, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit family house in Alturas
    Glynn Douthit family house in Alturas
    from Nelda Douthit's small album;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 4/28/2010
    Residence 1942  Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Temporary Quarters 
    Glynn Douthit family quarters in Reno, Nevada
    Glynn Douthit family quarters in Reno, Nevada
    Employment 1942  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Civil Engineer 
    Residence 1943  Grant Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Employment Feb 1943  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Surveyor 
    • Held job until Sept. 1959 as surveyor and Engineer for the California Division of Highways, District II, Redding.
    Residence 1944  1074 East Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House purchase 
    • The house that Glynn and Nelda Douthit shared with Leona Coleman after they were married was now their own.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Employment 1944  Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Civil Engineer 
    Family Gathering 14 Aug 1944  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Anniversary Celebration 
    • The couple got newspaper coverage of their 50th wedding anniversary, having raised 9 children, of which 6 were still living. They had seven grandchildren.

      The Daniel Erhardt family gathered to celebrate Daniel and Julia's 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first time that Gloria met her cousin, Nelda, and her grandparents. It was a wonderful experience for her and a great time for the whole family to have a chance to get together. Present were:
      Daniel and Julia Erhardt
      Juliette
      Maud and Nelda Erhardt
      Edward, Mary, and Gloria Erhardt
      Lily
      Nelda and Glynn, Glenda, and Peggy Douthit
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    Residence 1945  2752 Lanning Avenue, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 1947  Adin, Modoc, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rented house, first in town 
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    Residence 1947  Adin, Modoc, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rented house, second in town 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 1948  2752 Lanning Avenue, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved back to house 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family Gathering 24 Nov 1949  724 Leland Court, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Thanksgiving Dinner 
    • The California Douthits had Thanksgiving dinner together, including Ruth Douthit, her oldest daugher Ruby and husband, Victor Robinson, Asa and his son Bobby, Opal and his family and Glynn and his family.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Employment Abt 1950  Tail O' the Whale Restaurant, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Surveyor and Engineering Design 
    • Victor and Glynn Douthit worked to build this very unique restaurant on a hill side, while keeping the view open. Glynn did the surveying and mapping of the land site and was involved in the planning, design, and engineering of the first unit of the famous Bridge Bay Resort. The owner of the property was Mr. Alford. The difficulty was designing the restaurant portion in an octagonal (eight sided) shape to provide the optimum and 180 degree view of the Pit River arm of the Shasta Lake, the railroad bridge across the Pit River, and the natural surrounding mountains and landscape. The result has been spectacular! To see the details of the building, go to our feature on it: Tail O' the Whale Restaurant.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Chronicle 1951  2752 Lanning Avenue, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family gathering 
    • The married Erhardt sisters got together at Glynn and Nelda's house
    Daniel Erhardt's married children
    Daniel Erhardt's married children
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit; Patrick & Leona Coleman; Harold & Lily Quarnburg; Frank & Clara Darby; Ralph and Juliette Sheppard
    Residence 1953  1810 9th Street, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Honors 1956  California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Registered Civil Engineer 
    • Passed the tough written and oral examination, granted license number: CRCE No. C-009365.
    Employment Abt 1959  Grace Baptist Church, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Building Design 
    • Victor Robinson and Glynn Douthit were friends and together designed difficult and unique structures including the Grace Baptist Church's first buildings.
    Grace Baptist Church
    Grace Baptist Church
    Employment Jun 1959  Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Surveyor and Engineer for the California Department of Water Resources 
    • Wored at job until Dec. 1968. Was working on the huge Oroville earth and gravel filled Dam and related facilities.
    Religion 1960  Grace Baptist Church, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Charter Member 
    Family Gathering 6 Jan 1961  54 Lennie Graham Road, Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Mary Ruth Douthit funeral 
    • The funeral was held in the Reveille Primitive Baptist Church in Arkansas, and was conducted by Elder B. Isaacs. All the living children were in attendance and spent a few days together, staying at Thomas and Ruby Douthit's home, located on the adjoining map.
    Residence Oct 1963  Plumas Avenue, Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rented House 
    • Moved from Redding to be close to Glynn's Oroville Dam job.
    Glynn Douthit, Plumas Ave Apartment
    Glynn Douthit, Plumas Ave Apartment
    Lived in the upper left apartment.

    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/17/2010
    Employment Oct 1963  Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Orville Dam Engineer 
    Religion Nov 1963  Calvary Baptist Church, Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member Calvary Baptist Church 
    Address:
    2377 Foothill Boulevard 
    • Glynn was an active church member, served as a deacon, adult Sunday School teacher, etc.
    Residence Nov 1963  Plumas Avenue, Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Second Apartment on Plumas Ave. 
    Glynn Douthit family apartment
    Glynn Douthit family apartment
    Lived in downstairs, right apartment.

    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/19/2010
    Residence 1965  Arnold Avenue, Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    Glynn and Nelda Douthit's house on Arnold Ave
    Glynn and Nelda Douthit's house on Arnold Ave
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, May 19, 2010
    Residence May 1966  165 Canyon Highlands Drive, Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House 
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit's house in Oroville
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit's house in Oroville
    Employment Dec 1968  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Expert Engineering Witness 
    • Condemnation litigation for the California State Division of Highways, District VII. Was employed until May 1970.
    Employment May 1970  Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Private Engineering 
    Residence 1972  82 Grand Avenue, Oroville, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Apartment Number Two 
    • The Apartment was located on the rear bottom level on the right side when looking in from the street.
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit apartment on Grand Ave
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit apartment on Grand Ave
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/19/2010
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit at their Grand Ave Apartment
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit at their Grand Ave Apartment
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/19/2010
    Employment Jul 1976  Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    County Supervisor, Butte County 
    • Held post until he resigned in Jan. 1977.
    Occupation Jan 1977  [14
    Writer 
    • Wrote a volume entitled: The Only Plan to Curb Crime, Lawlessness and Disorder, 425 pages.

      Wrote a manuscript entitled: Family Chronological Study of the Word of Truth, or the Word of Almighty God or the Holy Bible, 3100 pages.

      He spent a great deal of time seeking to support a water power system for Canada and the Western United States, to clean up and utilize all the free resources available.
    Residence 1983  310 Woodhill Drive, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    House 
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit house
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit house
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinotn Macomber, 5/19/2010
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit's new house backyard
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit's new house backyard
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, 5/19/2010
    Died 15 Nov 1998  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Immediate family believe this to be incorrect--Clinton Macomber
    Death 29 Nov 1998  Canyonwood Nursing Center, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 18
    Address:
    2120 Benton Drive 
    Illness Lifelong severe allergies: hay fever, asthma, migraine headeaches 
    • Glynn had hay fever so bad he could not drive by a field of hay being mowed without sneezing and getting ichy all over. He also was troubled throughout his adult life with severe migraine headaches that would force him to stop everything and enter a dark room. He used a "neck stretcher" while laying down to help alleviate the headaches, which became a daily problem.

      Simple habits of reading the newspaper, when retired, required the use of a dust mask. When they built their retirement home in Redding, the yard was filled in with different colored gravel, so there would be no grass to mow. He planted coastal redwoods so that there was little yard care to do.
    Religion Staunch Baptist church supporter and worker 
    • Glynn worked extensively all his life for the local Baptist church. He served in any capacity possible: soloist, song leader, Sunday School superintendent, deacon, trustee, church designer, church builder. By careful investments, he was able to give large monthly tithes and offerings to church work.
    Employment Round Church design 
    • After designing the difficult structure at the Bay Bridge Resort, Glynn realized that churches would benefit from a similar round structure. He designed several such structures and was able to see his plans used in several churches. One was in Sacramento.
    Buried Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1522 East Cyprus Avenue 
    Glynn Douthit gravestone
    Glynn Douthit gravestone
    by Clinton Macomber's family, 4/14/2003
    Person ID I720  MacomberKin | American Douthits, Daniel Erhardt family, Schunke family
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 

    Father George Albert Douthit,   b. 7 Jan 1876, Bluffton, Yell, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1942, Veterans Administration Hospital, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary Ruth Green,   b. 11 Aug 1876,   d. 31 Dec 1960, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nelda Grace Erhardt,   b. 22 Oct 1914, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 2001, Canyonwood Nursing Center, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1939  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Glynn and Nelda Douthit when just married
    Glynn and Nelda Douthit when just married
    They wore matching blue suits.
    Children 
    +1. Glenda Marie Douthit,   b. 19 Dec 1940, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 2010, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart