|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1805|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1869|
Archange Robidoux was born 28 Feb 1805 in Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada. Her parents were Jean Baptiste Robidoux and Mary Josephte Vermet. Her mother died very young and her father married her mother's sister, Marie Rose "Rosalie" Vermet. who raised her and her brother, Laurent, as her own.
Archange married Nehemiah Bates by 1827. They had 3 daughters, two of whom lived to adulthood-Elizabeth and Julia Ann. Nehemiah died on 12 May 1835, leaving her with 2 small children and a store to run. She married Robert B. McDowell on 12 Sep 1835 at Grace Episcopal, St. Louis, Missouri. They lived in Galena, Illinois where they ran the store and raised her daughters and 5 more children-John, Robert, Emilie, Rosalie and Mary. They later had a store in St. Louis and after that lived in Keokuk, Iowa. Robert died about 1864. Archange is buried next to her son, Robert.
Robert B. McDowell (1812 - 1860)
Nehemiah Bates (1796 - 1835)*
Julia Anna Bates Marchildon (1831 - 1885)*
Emily McDowell Renfrow (1837 - 1899)*
John Baptiste Augustine Monroe McDowell (1837 - 1926)*
Robert Andrew Eugene Bruce McDowell (1838 - 1904)*
Rosalie McDowell Mackley (1839 - 1916)*
Mary T McDowell (1843 - 1863)*
"For Our Beloved Mother" is written on the top part of the stone.
Note: the stone has been repaired
Plot: Old Catholic, Block AA, Lot 7
Created by: Mary Schumann
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46504501