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George Hickman Dowell
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Birth: May 18, 1883
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1930
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

George Hickman (also listed as Hickam) Dowell was the son of George Weir Dowell & Lizzie B. Madden Dowell.

George had 4 siblings: Celia, Alva, Luther & Virgil. After his mother died, his father remarried: Louisa Cahall Gooch FAG #28061826.

He was married to Mollie May Simon, the dau of John Simon and Louisa Daniels Simon Witt.

George took his own life on February 24, 1930 while living at the home of his father (Joplin Globe, dated Feb 25, 1930). According to newspaper accounts, George suffered from "chronic rheumatism" and was in great pain and bedridden.

Wife Mollie is also buried here at Carterville Cemetery as are his two small daughters: Ruby Lucille and "Velva" (name on her death cert. is very difficult to read). George & Mollie also had a son, Orville Raymond Dowell (1915-197).

Missouri death certificate #5363 lists cause of death as "a suicide" and clearly states he was buried at the Carterville Cemetery. I have copies of several old newspaper that give details confirming his death and that an inquest was held.

Family links: 
  George Weir Dowell (1860 - 1951)
  Lizzie Madden Dowell (1864 - 1915)
  Mollie May Simon Dowell (1892 - 1919)
  Velma Dowell (1917 - 1918)*
  Ruby Lucille Dowell (1919 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Carterville Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: 3B lot 695
Created by: Joyce Snell
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60856073
George Hickman Dowell
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