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William Erwin McDowell
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1830
Death: Apr. 19, 1901

I received the following transcription from Dorothy Kipper Lickteig, president of the Anderson County Historical Society, in September 2012.

Free Press; Apr. 26, 1901:

W. E. McDowell was born Sept. 5, 1830 in West Virginia and died Apr. 19th. In 1870 he moved to Jackson Co., KS., and in 1871 moved to Cass Co., Missouri; where he lived till 1883, when he moved to Colony and has since resided. He was a member of the Baptist Church for fifty years, and was deacon at the time of his death. He leaves a widow, one sister in Virginia, 4 sons and four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Ellis of Cleveland, MO; Mrs. Elmer Curnutt of K. C., MO; Mrs. E. A. Miller and Delia McDowell of Long Creek, Oregon; A. T. & J. H. McDowell of Colony, C. E. McDowell of Newton, KS; and W.E. McDowell of Tingley, Iowa. All the children except the two in Oregon were with him at his last. The funeral was preached Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Baptist Church.

William briefly served during the Civil War. Mary Buchholz made following notes while visiting the West Virginia State archives.

Notes for William Ervin McDowell:

County: Upshur
Unit: 133 Mil.
Last Name: McDowell
First Name: W.
Middle Name or Initial: E.
Rank: Private
Company: Capt. D Gould "C" Co.
Roll Dated: Sept. 16/63
When Enrolled: Aug 19 1862
Where Enrolled: Buckhannon, W. Va
Length of Service:
Mustered In: Sept. 16/62
Mustered Out: do
Remarks: Served in all 13 days actually under arms Parolled 
Family links: 
  Anna Curry McDOWELL (1795 - 1883)
  Maria Hart McDowell (1836 - 1880)
  Allen Thompson McDowell (1853 - 1951)*
  Susan Frances McDowell Ellis (1855 - 1925)*
  Mary Delia McDowell Bowman (1870 - 1905)*
  Charles Edward McDowell (1872 - 1922)*
  Jennie Birdie McDowell Curnutt (1874 - 1941)*
  Ella May McDowell Miller (1876 - 1907)*
  William Ellis McDowell (1876 - 1946)*
  William Erwin McDowell (1830 - 1901)
  Jane McDowell Darnall (1831 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Colony Cemetery
Anderson County
Kansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.06572, -95.36319
Maintained by: Michael Cooley
Originally Created by: DK Paddock
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51197990
William Erwin McDowell
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William Erwin McDowell
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