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John M. “Johnny” McDowell

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John M. “Johnny” McDowell

Birth
Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
Death
8 Jun 1952 (aged 37)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial
Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sect. "Mountain Meadows", Lot 3372, Grave 12
Memorial ID
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Johnny McDowell was a 20 year veteran of both midget and big car racing. Before World War II, Johnny was a star in the CSRA, who raced midgets when he could. Johnny was well known throughout the U.S. He drove in four Indianapolis 500 mile races.

Johnny was killed in a qualifying crash on the Milwaukee mile on June 8, 1952.Race Car Driver. Competed in four Indianapolis 500's. Finished 18th in 1949, 18th in 1950, 32nd in 1951 and 21st in 1952. Inducted into the National Midget Hall Of Fame in 2003. NOTE: Seeking cemetery information.
Johnny McDowell was a 20 year veteran of both midget and big car racing. Before World War II, Johnny was a star in the CSRA, who raced midgets when he could. Johnny was well known throughout the U.S. He drove in four Indianapolis 500 mile races.

Johnny was killed in a qualifying crash on the Milwaukee mile on June 8, 1952.Race Car Driver. Competed in four Indianapolis 500's. Finished 18th in 1949, 18th in 1950, 32nd in 1951 and 21st in 1952. Inducted into the National Midget Hall Of Fame in 2003. NOTE: Seeking cemetery information.

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  • Created by: Don Tash
  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62893757/john_m-mcdowell: accessed ), memorial page for John M. “Johnny” McDowell (29 Jan 1915–8 Jun 1952), Find a Grave Memorial ID 62893757, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Don Tash (contributor 46872245).