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Arvagine Zenia Telismus "Arvie" Donham Dowdy
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1866
Marion County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1902
Willow
Greer County
Oklahoma, USA

Arvie Zena Telemisus Donham Dowdy was born in Marion County, Alabama to William Jefferson Donham and Sarah Ann Duke Donham. She married James Thomas Wiley Dowdy about 1885.

In November 1901, Thomas William Dowdy had taken a bale of cotton to the gin in Granite, OK. While waiting for the cotton to be ginned, something spooked the team of mules and caused Thomas to fall off the dock onto his head, causing his death. She was widowed with six children and pregnant when her husband died.

On February 27, 1902, Lewis Floyd Dowdy was born during a big blizzard. A neighbor rode a horse to Granite from Willow to get a doctor, but the doctor could not come. He then went to Mangum, and the doctor there was not able to get out in such bad weather. Arvie Zenia hemorrhaged to death while waiting. The horse that the neighbor rode died, also.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Jefferson Donham (1842 - 1931)
  Sarah Ann Duke Donham (1843 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  James Thomas Wiley Dowdy (1857 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Lula Bell Dowdy Grady (1886 - 1951)*
  Lena Ann Dowdy Boynton (1889 - 1975)*
  Lawson Thomas Dowdy (1895 - 1982)*
  Luther Hubert Dowdy (1897 - 1989)*
  Loyd Dewey Dowdy (1899 - 1988)*
  Lewis Floyd Dowdy (1902 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jane Ellen Lindsey Stidham (1861 - 1928)**
  Arvagine Zenia Telismus Donham Dowdy (1866 - 1902)
  Delula Narcissus Donham Dowdy (1868 - 1898)*
  John Luther Donham (1869 - 1955)*
  Cordelia Annabel Donham Capps (1871 - 1949)*
  William Dee Donham (1873 - 1944)*
  Daniel O'Connor Donham (1879 - 1956)*
  Markes Lurster Donham (1881 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
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Burial:
Rock Cemetery
Granite
Greer County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Row 2 s
 
Maintained by: Ruth Dowdy-McArthur
Originally Created by: Robert Wedgeworth (Crypt...
Record added: Sep 21, 2010
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Arvagine Zenia Telismus Arvie <i>Donham</i> Dowdy
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Arvagine Zenia Telismus Arvie <i>Donham</i> Dowdy
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How very tragic, dear Arvie. I know your rewards are great.
- sniksnak
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012
 
 
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