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Ruth Dowdy-McArthur (#47279273)
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Bio Photo It all began innocently enough with a comment by my father, who had lost his mother when he was a young child that he had always wondered where his mother was buried.

After his death, I found myself in possession of a number of books and photos of his family and an interest in finding out about all these people began to take hold. The rest is history, so to speak.

I am a retired payroll professional with a love for history so it just seemed natural for me to expand on that love and delve into my own personal history. I have an extensive and comprehensive family tree on (The Apple Pan - A Dowdy Family History), but as an extension of that tree, I've begun to add memorials to, or to expand on memorials established by others.

During the course of a road trip into New Mexico and Texas in 2007, I believe I have found where my father's mother is buried. Now I only wish that my father were still here so that I could share this news with him. One day --
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Karen Strand
Kizah R Dowda Hitt 79420363
Thank you for the additional info on Kizah's husband, I have added it to her memorial. Let me know if you want me to transfer management.
Added by Karen Strand on Jun 27, 2015 11:25 AM
Richard Dowdy
RE: Totsie Irene Dowdy
Hi Ruth,

Nice hearing from another Dowdy. Nora Blackmond was indeed married to Mark H.(Bud) Dowdy on 28 Aug 1898 in Erath County. Here is what I have,

4-2 Mark H. (Bud) Dowdy
b. 11 Jan. 1875 Clairette, Tx.
m. 28 Aug. 1898 Erath Co. Tx.
d. 9 Apr. 1923
bur. Clairette Cem. Clairette, Tx.

Sp. Nora Blackmond
b. 6 Sept. 1883
d. Unknown
bur. Clairette Cem. Clairette, Tx.
Their children;
5-1 Bessie Dowdy b. 24 Nov. 1899 d. 26 Jan 1982 bur.Clairette Cem. Clairette, Tx.
5-2 Milton Dowdy; No other information
5-3 Totsy Dowdy; No other information

I will dig into this deeper but this is the record I have on file. All of my records start with Marcus Fafayette Dowdy and his wife Elizabeth Sides who are both buried at Clairette Cemetery

Added by Richard Dowdy on Jun 08, 2015 12:59 AM
Nancy Cornelius
RE: Georgia 'George' Ann Wade
You sent me an email and I did not see your correction on find a grave until after I had sent the message. Was confused because you said son of instead of daughter. No problem just wanted to make sure I had the facts correct, so I will take care of this. Thanks again for the information.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on May 01, 2015 1:34 PM
Nancy Cornelius
George Ann Wade
I do not mean to sound rude but, you have requested that I place the following info on George Wade: Son of Christian Christopher Bowen, 1854-1887. Did I miss something on the stone and the memorial need to say Bowen since dad is a Bowen and child is a Bowen. I assumed that George was a lady that had remarried... that's what I get for assuming. Thanks for the information.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Apr 30, 2015 9:00 PM
William Batten Ivester
Thanks you for the bio info... it has been added. Jeanie

Added by JEANIE EDWARDS BARKER on Mar 08, 2015 7:07 AM
Brent Gillespie
Add'l Info 2-7-15
Thank you for the info for Nellie June (Kutchins) Ezell in Armstead Dowdy Cemetery. It has been added.
Added by Brent Gillespie on Feb 24, 2015 12:36 AM
Brent Gillespie
Add'l Info 2-5-13
Thank you for all the info for Alvin S. Ellsworth in Sadler Chapel Cemetery & Dona Mae (Lack) Ezell in Armstead Dowdy Cemetery. All has been added.
Added by Brent Gillespie on Feb 24, 2015 12:16 AM
Neal Cash
Rufus Williams

I transferred his memorial. I don't normally add genealogy data unless I personally do the research. But figured you probably did and are a relation of his. If you don't want the good fellow, please send him back and I'll watch after him.


Added by Neal Cash on Feb 13, 2015 4:52 PM
Blankenship, Rafferty
After looking at the headstone I see my mistake.
I have changed both names on my memorials. Being they are dated 2010 and the other is 2012, the other should be deleted. You will have to contact the other person.

Thanks for the correction.

Added by Goldeneagle on Nov 13, 2014 5:39 AM
James Drew
Bob is my 1st cousin once removed and I meant to say Horace Adern Rush & Agnes Hill were his great grandparents .
Added by James Drew on Oct 26, 2014 8:34 AM
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