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Euphemia Ruth Ashenhurst McDowell
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Birth: May 5, 1880
Guthrie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1977
Mount Ayr
Ringgold County
Iowa, USA

She married William McDowell 2 Nov 1898 in Welda, Kansas. They were the parents of nine: Cecile Eva, Clyde Erwin, Alma Luella, Birdie Nina, Fay, Avalyn Fern, Raymond William, Wilma Lucille, and Max T. McDowell.



Although I was 27 when my great-grandmother died (we called her Grandma McDowell), I hadn't seen her for thirteen years. But I have many fond memories of her and her home on Pepperwood in Long Beach, CA. I especially recall her asking my uncle for a sip of a beer. As she reached for it, she lightly smacked her lips and said, with a twinkle in her eye, "Do you mind? It's only because it's soooo cold." It was an family inside joke of sorts. Both she and my grandmother (Eunie's daughter) frequently played out the same routine—something you might expect from Iowa girls of the era.

Like her mother before her, Eunie supplemented her income by keeping elderly people in her home. My grandmother, Birdie, did the same thing, turning it into a full-time business.

Eunie, Birdie, and her daughter Billie all married on November 2 (1898, 1924, and 1948 repectively).

Eunie was born on May 5. 1880. Her daughter, Birdie, was born on May 5, 1925. I messed up and was born on May 6, 1950.
Family links: 
  Oliver Taylor Ashenhurst (1851 - 1942)
  Sarah Eva Southern Ashenhurst (1855 - 1935)
  William Ellis McDowell (1876 - 1946)*
  Charles Raymond Ashenhurst (1875 - 1948)*
  Euphemia Ruth Ashenhurst McDowell (1880 - 1977)
  Harry Taylor Ashenhurst (1893 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Tingley Cemetery
Ringgold County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Michael Cooley
Originally Created by: Burt
Record added: Nov 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16590533
Euphemia Ruth <i>Ashenhurst</i> McDowell
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Euphemia Ruth <i>Ashenhurst</i> McDowell
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Euphemia Ruth <i>Ashenhurst</i> McDowell
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