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Philena May McDowell
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1879
Death: Feb. 11, 1958

Miss May McDowell, 78, died early Tuesday morning Feb. 11, 1958 at a quad-city hospital, where she had been a patient for the past few months. Prior to that time she had been staying in a nursing home at Geneseo.
She was born near Viola in June 1879, the daughter of the late George and Anne McDowell. She lived in Alpha for many years and also resided in Orion for a number of years. She never married.
She is survived by a brother, Robert of Kankakee, Ill. And a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at Knox-Wallin Funeral Home in Alpha where arrangements are being made.

The Times Record
Wednesday February 12, 1958
Section One
Page 5, Column 7


Funeral Services for Miss May McDowell were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church with the pastor Rev. John Wanamaker in charge.
Mrs. David Carlson and Mrs. Louis Browning sang accompanied by Mrs. Miles Whimpey. Pallbearers were Clifford, Harvey, Don and Russell McDowell, and Richard and Howard McCurdy. Mrs. Raleigh Benson had the service records.
The burial took place in the Alpha cemetery.

The Times Record
Wednesday February 19 1958
Section Two
Page 5, Column 5
Family links: 
  George Washington McDowell (1847 - 1924)
  Ann Cone Calkins McDowell (1846 - 1926)
  Charles Oral McDowell (1869 - 1937)*
  George Donley McDowell (1873 - 1936)*
  Aram Allen McDowell (1875 - 1920)*
  Allie A Mc Dowell Mc Curdy (1875 - 1938)*
  Philena May McDowell (1879 - 1958)
*Calculated relationship
Alpha Cemetery
Henry County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Judi Paustian McDowell
Record added: Jun 14, 2007
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Philena May McDowell
Added by: Judi Paustian McDowell
Philena May McDowell
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 Added: Oct. 14, 2007

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