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 Washington Clingman McDowell

Washington Clingman McDowell

Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Aug 1917 (aged 85)
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 86865954 · View Source
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Son of William McDowell and (Mary on d/c) Ann Eliza Clingman. First married Emmeline Sabina Miller on 29 JUL 1856 in Fillmore County, Minnesota. They divorced in April 1887. He then married Mrs. Martha DeVaul Masters (widow of John C. Masters) on 10 FEB 1889 in Shelby County, Missouri.

Occupation: Retired

MO d/c 30717


Funeral Notice

The Funeral Services of


will be held at the residence of William McDowell on Tuesday, August 7, 1917, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. E. E. Bostwick.

Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Born February 26, 1882; died August 5, 1917.Aged 85 years, 5 months and 19 days.


From McDowell Family History—W. C. Ledgerbook pages 191 & 192—contributed by the Shelby County Historical Society

WASHINGTON C. McDOWELL born in Ross County, Ohio in February 26, 1832 married EMELINE S. MILLER on July 28th, 1856 in Filmore County, Minnesota. He enlisted in Company "E" 7th Regt. Minnesota Infantry Volunteers on July 15th, 1862 (Josiah V. Marsh was Captain of Company, Stephen Miller was Colonel of Regiment) and was discharged at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota on March 5th, 1864 by reason of disabilities incurred in the service.

He obtained a decree of divorce from his wife Emmeline from the April term of the Circuit Court held at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri April 1887, and was remarried to MARTHA MASTERS, widow of JOHN C. MASTERS on February 10th, 1889.

The discharge from service of W. C. McDOWELL is recorded at Washington, Washington County, Iowa.

His former wife, Emmeline, and three children are now living near Godfrey, Bourbon County, Kansas. The youngest child is over 20 years of age to this date—June 3rd, 1895—and said three are the only children of his now living.

—Neither Emmeline Miller or myself were ever married prior to July 29th, 1856, and I was not remarried subsequent to date of divorce decree and prior to Feb. 10th, 1889 or to any other person except the parties above named. I will also state that Emmeline refused to give her name as Emmeline S. when we were married and never used the S. afterward as being part of her name, giving as a reason therefore that she disliked the name Sabina.
W. C. McDowell

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