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Charles Oral McDowell
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1869
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1937
Henry County
Illinois, USA

Alpha, Ill., Aug. 9(Argus News Service)

Charlie Oral McDowell, 68, a resident of Alpha, Ill., died this morning at 5 o'clock in the Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Mr. McDowell was taken ill yesterday and removed to the hospital last night at 7 o'clock. He had been in failing health several months previous to his death.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1869 in Oneida, Ill., a son of G.W. and Anna C. McDowell. The family moved to Kansas when Mr. McDowell was a baby and then to Reynolds, when he was 5 years old. He was reared and educated in Reynolds and married Miss Clara L. Elliott in 1895. The couple moved to New Windsor after their marriage and then to Viola, later to North Henderson and during the last two-and-a-half years had resided in Alpha. Mr. McDowell was a farmer. He was of Baptist faith.
Surviving are the widow, two sons, Clifford E. McDowell of Galesburg, Ill., and Harvey McDowell at home; two sisters, Mrs. C. B. McCurdy of Alpha and Miss May McDowell of Orion, Ill., A daughter, Mrs. Irene Johnson, died four years ago. A son died in infancy and two brothers, George D and A.A. McDowell preceded him in death.
His body was removed to the Knox-Wallin undertaking parlors in Alpha.
Rock Island Argus
August 9, 1937
Family links: 
  George Washington McDowell (1847 - 1924)
  Ann Cone Calkins McDowell (1846 - 1926)
  Clara Lucinda Elliott McDowell (1870 - 1939)
  Irene May McDowell Johnson (1896 - 1930)*
  Clifford E. McDowell (1899 - 1962)*
  Harvey E McDowell (1910 - 1985)*
  Charles Oral McDowell (1869 - 1937)
  George Donley McDowell (1873 - 1936)*
  Aram Allen McDowell (1875 - 1920)*
  Allie A. McDowell McCurdy (1875 - 1938)*
  Philena May McDowell (1879 - 1958)*
  Robert E McDowell (1881 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Alpha Cemetery
Henry County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Judi Paustian McDowell
Record added: Jun 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19885007
Charles Oral McDowell
Added by: Judi Paustian McDowell
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 Added: Oct. 14, 2007

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