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George Hickman Dowell

  • Birth 18 May 1883 Duenweg, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1930 Duenweg, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot 3B lot 695
  • Memorial ID 60856073

George Hickman (also listed as Hickam) Dowell was the son of George Weir Dowell & Lizzie B. Madden Dowell.

George had 4 siblings: Celia, Alva, Luther & Virgil. After his mother died, his father remarried: Louisa Cahall Gooch FAG #28061826.

He was married to Mollie May Simon, the dau of John Simon and Louisa Daniels Simon Witt.

George took his own life on February 24, 1930 while living at the home of his father (Joplin Globe, dated Feb 25, 1930). According to newspaper accounts, George suffered from "chronic rheumatism" and was in great pain and bedridden.

Wife Mollie is also buried here at Carterville Cemetery as are his two small daughters: Ruby Lucille and "Velva" (name on her death cert. is very difficult to read). George & Mollie also had a son, Orville Raymond Dowell (1915-197).

Missouri death certificate #5363 lists cause of death as "a suicide" and clearly states he was buried at the Carterville Cemetery. I have copies of several old newspaper that give details confirming his death and that an inquest was held.

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  • Created by: Joyce Snell
  • Added: 30 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60856073
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Hickman Dowell (18 May 1883–24 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60856073, citing Carterville Cemetery, Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Snell (contributor 47290411) .