|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1869|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 1953|
HARRY PATTON DOWLER, superintendent of the Penn-Mary Coal Company, at Heilwood, Indiana Co., Pa., is a native of Clearfield county, born June 5, 1869, a son of Capt. James and Cornelia (Patton) Dowler.
John Patton, maternal grandfather of Harry Patton Dowler, was a native of Centre County, Pa., where he owned considerable land. His father was a member of General Washington's bodyguard during the war of the Revolution, being colonel of the 16th Additional Continental Regiment, and subsequently becoming major general of a division of the State militia. He had charge of the defenses of Philadelphia during the Revolution, & was one of the most patriotic merchants of that city, where he died in the year 1804. His wife, Susan (Antes), was a daughter of Philip Antes, an early settler of Pennsylvania and a well-known justice of his day.
The early education of Harry Patton Dowler was obtained in the public schools of Clearfield county, and in 1894 he was graduated from the Pennsylvania State College in mining engineering, subsequently accepting a position with the Mitchell Coal Company, at Tyrone, Pa., where he remained 4 years. During this time, in 1898, he served as first lieutenant in the State Cavalry, 2d Sheridan Troop. From 1899 to 1900 he was engaged in coal operations at Glen Campbell, and then went to Pittsburg, where he started dealing in coal and timber lands, and was so employed until 1906, in the spring of which year he accepted his present position as superintendent of the Penn-Mary Coal Company. Mr. Dowler was also president of the Lasoya Oil Company, of Oklahoma, and a director of the First National bank of Glen Campbell. He was known as a capable business man, and one who is thoroughly conversant with the mining industry. He belonged to the Coal Mining Institute of America, and to the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, & also the American Institute of Mining Engineers.
In 1898 Mr. Dowler was married Emeline Patchin, who was born in Clearfield Co, Pa., daughter of Aaron W. and Elizabeth (Barrett) Patchin. Mr. Patchin, who was one of the most extensive lumbermen on the Susquehanna River, died in 1898, while his widow, a native of England, still lives on the old family homestead. Three children have been born to Mr./Mrs. Dowler: Aaron P., 11 years old: Elizabeth Jane, who is 7; & Mary Winifred, aged 4 yrs. Mr. Dowler has interested himself closely with fraternal matters and is especially prominent in Masonry, holding membership in Tyrone Blue Lodge & Chapter, Mountain Commander, K.T., of Altoona, Williamsport Consistory (thirtysecond degree), and Syria Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., of Pittsburg. He also belongs to Burnside Lodge of Odd Fellows and to the B.P.O. Elks lodge at Indiana. With Mrs. Dowler & their children he attends the Presbyterian Church of Heilwood.
James Dowler (1826 - 1903)
Cornelia E. Patton Dowler (1832 - 1909)
Emeline Patchin Dowler (1872 - 1934)
Baby girl Dowler*
Aaron Patchin Dowler (1901 - 1963)*
Elizabeth Jane Dowler Boulton (1904 - 1965)*
Winifred Dowler Reilly (1907 - 1990)*
William Irvin Dowler (1856 - 1907)*
John P. Dowler (1858 - 1917)*
David A. Dowler (1861 - 1886)*
Josephine C. Dowler Hartshorne (1867 - 1953)*
Harry Patton Dowler (1869 - 1953)
Edward Patton Dowler (1873 - 1875)*
Jane Irvin Dowler (1874 - 1895)*
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Originally Created by: Pamela Jenkins
Record added: Nov 12, 2010
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