Hello. I'm not any relation to Douds that I'm aware of, but I think William Warren Douds lived in my house. During renovations, I found a pencil drawing from 1938 by him. Since finding it, I've been curious as to who he was. Curiosity mostly. I'd also like to give the drawing (sadly, the medium on which it was drawn on has broken but I have all the pieces) to a relative who may be researching the family line.
This is what I think I know of him just from some basic internet searches. I believe he was born 25 Dec 1917, died 5 Mar 1992 in Columbus, OH. I think he may have served in the Air Force and involved in an accident in 1943.
The drawing is of what I think is a battleship. Looks like smoke is billowing out of the ship - perhaps hit? Maybe he hit it? Maybe once pieces of his life are put together the drawing may have more meaning. If anything, perhaps someone doing family research will find having this piece of him incredibly valuable for future generations.