Rev Arthur Wilton McDowell

Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, USA
Death 13 Sep 1901 (aged 45)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 74263026 · View Source
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From: "The Cumberland Presbyterian," December 12, 1901, page 1558:
"Rev. Arthur W. McDowell was born in Illinois June 15, 1856. He professed religion while young and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He joined Hopewell Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry in 1880. He was married to Miss Addie Bondurant at Hickory, in Shelby County, Tenn., July 15, 1881."

"Brother McDowell was a man of more than ordinary ability. Humboldt was his first pastorate. He has filled some of our best pulpits in Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri and Texas. He belonged to a preaching family. His father and two uncles were Cumberland Presbyterian preachers. I was his first teacher in his early school days, while his father was my professor in mathematics at Bethel College at McLemoresville, Tenn."

"Rev. A. W. McDowell died at his home at Baltow College, Shelby County, Tenn., September 13, 1901, after five days' suffering with erysiplelas. He died in the full assurance of his acceptance with God. He said, "I am ready." He has left behind him a sorrowing wife and two precious, bright boys. God bless them, and may the mantle of the father and grandfather fall upon them; and to the mother: We commend you to God, who will not leave you comfortless; and to his brother and sister: The good Lord bless you both. Dry up your tears, and be ready for the reunion where parting is no more." Jo. McLeskey.

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  • Added: 1 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74263026
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Arthur Wilton McDowell (15 Jun 1856–13 Sep 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74263026, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by NancyPoquette (contributor 47511280) .