Surname: McDowell

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In...

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Philadelphia To Steubenville

Monday, Oct. 4, 1819.–Dr. Hall and myself left Philadelphia at 1 o’clock p. m. after taking an affectionate leave of friends and acquaintances. Fair and pleasant weather, and the roads very fine in consequence of a refreshing shower of rain which fell on the night previous to our setting out. After traveling twenty-two miles and passing some rich and well-cultivated farms we arrived at West Chester at 7 o’clock. West Chester contains about 600 inhabitants, several places of worship, a gaol, etc., etc. A man named Downey is confined in the gaol of this place for debt. He was once in affluence, but from misfortunes and some imprudence he became reduced in circumstances. During his confinement he determined to starve himself to death, and for seven days had refused nourishment of every description. Even the clergy waited on him and endeavored to dissuade him from his rash determination, offering him food of different kinds, but all without avail. He was able to stand. No doubt one or two more days will end his troubles. How long, O my country, will your cheeks continue to be crimsoned by the blush that must follow the plunging an innocent and unfortunate being, a debtor, in a dungeon, amongst murderers and cut-throats? Tuesday, Oct. 5.–Left West Chester at 7 o’clock a. m. Traveled a rough road. Passed some travelers on foot migrating to...

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Biography of Colonel Charles McDowell

Colonel Charles McDowell and his brothers, Joseph and William, were sons of Joseph McDowell and Margaret O’Neal, who emigrated from Ireland and settled in Winchester, Va. Here, Charles and Joseph were born, the former in 1743. Soon afterward, Joseph McDowell, Sr., moved to Burke county, N.C. In June, 1780, Colonel Charles McDowell being joined by Colonels Isaac Shelby and John Sevier from Tennessee, and by Colonel Clarke, of Georgia, near the Cherokee Ford on Broad river, in South Carolina, he determined to attack a post held by the enemy on Pacolet river, in Spartanburg county. The position was strongly fortified under the command of Captain Patrick Moore, a distinguished loyalist. On being surrounded, the enemy, after some parley as to terms, surrendered as prisoners of war. One British Sergeant Major, ninety-three loyalists, two hundred and fifty fire-arms and other munitions of war were the fruits of this victory. Soon afterward Col. McDowell detached Shelby to watch the movements of Ferguson, and attack him. On the 1st of August, 1780, Shelby met the advance guard of Ferguson at Cedar Spring, about six hundred strong, when a spirited contest commenced; but on the enemy being reinforced, Shelby made good his retreat, carrying off from the field twenty prisoners, including two British officers. On learning that a body of five hundred Tories had assembled on the south side of Enoree river, near...

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Biography of William E. McDowell

WILLIAM E. McDOWELL. Given the ordinary average of intelligence and good judgment’ and a fair education, any man may make a success in the avenues of trade. In the profession of law he must be endowed with superior intelligence and have gone through years of careful study and training to be able to cope with the brilliant minds which do honor to the bench and bar. William E. McDowell, attorney at law, of Galena, Missouri, is a gentleman of well-known ability and one who is an ornament to the profession. He is a native of Stone County, born one mile above the mouth of Flat Creek, at the old town site of Cape Fair, January 31, 1840. That town was undermined and fell in, and was completely destroyed during a big flood, about the year 1855. He is a son of Wiley and Margaret (Williams) McDowell. The former was born in Simpson County, Kentucky, in 1814, moved to Stone County, Missouri, in 1838, and settled on a farm one mile below the mouth of Flat Creek, near where the town of Cape Fair is now situated. There he lived until 1854, when he moved to another farm three miles southwest of Galena, on which he made his home until his death in January, 1875, at the age of sixty-one years. His father, John McDowell, of English descent, was for...

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Biography of G. W. McDowell

This gentleman is one of the oldest and most reliable merchants of Yellville, and is in every way deserving the large patronage which he commands. He has been a resident of the town since 1868, but owes his nativity to the Old Dominion, where he first opened his eyes upon the light April 12, 1832, his parents being Thomas and Rebecca (Lytle) McDowell, the former of whom was born on the Isle of Erin, and came with a brother to the United States about 1800. He-settled in Virginia and his brother in one of the Carolinas, and he became a very wealthy farmer and trader. He was a finely educated gentleman and of unblemished reputation, and left the heritage of an honorable name as well as a goodly property to his descendants. He was born in 1780 and died in 1840. He was married after coming to the United States to a Miss Patton, who bore him five children, two of whom are living: John, of Batesville, Arkansas, and Elizabeth, of Texas. His second mar-riage took place in Virginia, and was to the mother of the subject of this sketch, by whom he became the father of ten children, four now living: Mary, of Summerville, Ore.; G. W.; Cyrus D., who is also in Summerville, Ore.; Virginia, of Howell County, Missouri Four of the others grew up, David, Thomas,...

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McDowell, Nora Alice Thompson Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Nora Alice McDowell, 77, of North Powder, died May 1, 1996, at the North Powder Ponderosa Adult Foster Home. Her graveside funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Marion/Friends Cemetery at Marion , Oregon. Rev. E.E. Blackmon of the Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle of Portland will officiate. Vault interment will follow. Visitations will be today until 4 p.m. at the Coles-Strommer-Monroe Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Mrs. McDowell was born April 3, 1919, in Marian, Oregon, the daughter of Fredrick and Milly Slyter Thompson. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Eugene, graduating from high school there. On April 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to James A. McDowell in Vancouver, Washington. He preceded her in death in July 1995. The couple lived for a time in Humboldt County, California, and in Brownsville, Oregon. They moved to North Powder in 1986 and bought property and a building in 1988 that they converted into the Bethel Full Gospel Church. Mrs. McDowell was active in the Assemblies of God and the Pentecostal Churches, and a member of the Full Gospel Fellowship. She enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher and loved to garden. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. McDowell is survived by her two children, Milly Simonsen of Portland, and John McDowell of the San Francisco area; a sister, Eleanor...

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McDowell, James Ambrose – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon The Rev. James Ambrose McDowell, 83, of North Powder, died July 10, 1995 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel Full Gospel Church in North Powder. Pastor James Cornelius will officiate. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Friends Cemetery at Marian. Pastor E.E. Blackmon of the Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle will officiate at the graveside. The Rev. McDowell was born January 29, 1912, in Cedar Glades, Arkansas, to John and Mary Elizabeth McDowell. He was raised and educated in Arkansas and came to Oregon in 1939. He married Nora Alice in Vancouver, Washington, on April 3, 1939. This year they observed their 56th wedding anniversary. He worked as a millwright in the timber industry and also as a welder in the shipyards during World War II. He moved to Humbolt County, California, in 1950 from Brownsville. He came to North Powder in 1987 and purchased property and a building in 1988 which he converted into the Bethel Full Gospel Church where his service will be held. He had been active in the Pentacostal churches and was a member of the Full Gospel Fellowship. Survivors include his wife, Nora Alice McDowell of North Powder, two children, Milly Simonsen of Portland and John McDowell of McKinleyville, Californian; a brother, Victor Oral McDowell of Lawton,...

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Jesse J. McDowell

Private, Field Arty., B’try F, 81st Div., 317th Reg.; of Guilford County; son of J. R. and Mrs. L. V. McDowell; husband of Mrs. Annie F. McDowell. Entered service March 30, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 7, 1918. Returned to USA June 8, 1919, at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 20,...

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Owen Norfleet McDowell

Private 1st Class, Medical Corps, 319 Ambulance Co., 80th Div., Reg. 305, Sanitary; of Halifax County; son of W. O. and Mrs. Olivia Lawrence McDowell. Entered service Sept. 7, 1917, at Richmond, Va. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at Artois Sector, St. Mihiel, Argonne twice. Enlisted at Richmond, Sept. 7th, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Dix June 9,...

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McDowell, Edith L. Buchanan Mrs. – Obituary

I, Edith L. McDowell was born on September 13th, 1910 in Halfway, Oregon. To My Dearest Family And Friends, There are some things I’d like to say, but first let me assure you that I arrived okay. I’m writing this from Heaven where I’m here with God above, And where there’s no more tears or sadness, just eternal love. Please do not be sad because I’m out of sight. Remember that I’m with you morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through, God picked me up, hugged me and said, “I Welcome You.” Then God gave me a list of things he wanted me to do. And, foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you. When you think of my life and all those long – long years, because you’re only human, you might be brought to tears. Please do not be afraid to cry for it helps relieve the pain. There would not be flowers except for God’s sweet rain. It has been always my belief and I’d like it for you too, that as you give unto the World, so the World will give to you. If you can help someone who has sorrow or is in pain, then you can say to God at night “my day was not in vain.”...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biographical Sketch of John McDowell

John McDowell, believed to be a descendant of Ephraim McDowell, came to Yates county, New York, from New Jersey, in 1795, and settled in the town of Jerusalem on the west branch of Keuka Lake. He bought land of John Greig, agent of the Hornby estate, and lost a large part of it in the re-survey of the line of Steuben county, throwing most of his farm into Ontario county, instead of Steuben, where it had been located first. He left there in 1803 and lived for a time at the foot of Keuka Lake, where he was employed by Abraham Wagener. After living there about six years he settled on a farm later owned by James M. Lewis, where he died in 1814. Children: William, mentioned elsewhere; Sarah, married David Hall; Esther, married Wallace Finch who lived near David Hall. Probably other...

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Biographical Sketch of William McDowell

William, son of John McDowell, was born about 1790. In 1825 he bought two hundred and fifty acres of land on lot 46 in Barrington one mile south of Warsaw, paying four dollars an acre. He was a prosperous and substantial farmer. He was one of the organizers of the Presbyterian church in Barrington. He married, in 1813, Dorothea Decker. Children: William, lived at Barrington; John, mentioned elsewhere; Matthew, lived at Barrington and Wayne, where he died; Catharine, married Henry Cronkright. of Tyrone; Elizabeth, married Jonathan Taylor, of Barrington; Nancy, married Caleb I-ledges, of Bradford: Elsie, married Selah...

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