Peden Notes 36 (Notes Pages)

Individuals marked with a red dot are direct ancestors of Hosea Ausbrooks Peden

Dowdell, Richard "Dick" Derwood (b. 8 Sep 1895, d. 9 Jan 1965)

Note: 1900 census, Carbondale, IL, 4y, born Sep 1895
1910 census, Carbondale, IL, 14y, listed as Dick D. Dowdell.
1917 WWI Draft Reg, born 8 Sep 1895, Warrenton, MO, single, lives in Carbondale, Jackson, IL, signed as "Dick D. Dowdell".

Wounded Severely in WWI action : Sergeant Dick D. Dowdell, reported on 18 Dec 1918.
http://www.genealogybuff.com/misc/ww1/il-ww1-ago-casualties76.htm

1920 census, Carbondale, IL, 24y

1921 US National Homes for Disabled Veterans. Johnson City, Washington, TN, lists mother, Julia Dowdell, 1033 Chataugua, Carbondale, IL., 26y, enlisted 25 Jul 1917 at Carbondale, IL, discharged 16 Feb 1919 at Camp Grant, IL. Disabilities: "Pul T.B. Suspect".

1924 Springfield (IL) city Directory "Dowdell Dick D, sales Central Motor Sales Co, r 422 E Jefferson."

1927 mention in the History of Illinois and her People

WWII Draft Reg, "Dick Derwood Dowdell" living at Atkins, AR,, 47y, 8 Sep 1895 in Warrenton MO. Contact: Mrs. D.D. Dowdell, Atkins, AR.

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
Name: Dick Dowdell
SSN: 459-26-1133
Born: 8 Sep 1895
Died: Jan 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

Web: Arkansas, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012
Name: Dick Derwood Dowdell
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1896
Age at Death: 68
Death Date: 9 Jan 1965
Burial Place: Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas, USA

Findagrave, Atkins City Cemetery, Atkins, Pope, AR. 8 Sep 1896 to 9 Jan 1965.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21167044

http://www.arfamilies.info/afcempopeatkinscity.htm
Dick Derwood Dowdell 08 Sep 1896 09 Jan 1965
Husband of Lucille M.
Illinois Sgt. Co. E, 130 Inf. World War I PH
Lucille M. Dowdell 15 Jul 1901 13 Jun 1981
Daughter of Dr. W. A. Montgomery and Azalea T. Huston
Wife of Dick Derwood Dowdell
Given Name: Richard "Dick" Derwood
Occupation: Place: Atkins, AR
Change: Date: 30 Aug 2013
Time: 13:20:08

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Dowdell, Frank Edward (b. Sep 1898, d. 8 Oct 1927)
Note: 1900 census, Carbondale, IL, 1y, born Sep 1898, listed as Frank N. Dowdell.
1910 census, Carbondale, Jackson, IL, 11y, Listed as Frank E. Dowdell.

1918 July, The Normal School Bulletin published by Southern Illinois State Normal University, Carbondale, IL. Mention by name.

1920 census, Carbondale, IL, 21y

1923 May 8 - The Egyptian, mentioned as a member of the football team in 1915 and 1916.

1927 mention in the History of Illinois and her People, listed as Frank Edward Dowdell.

1927 Oct 14 - 2 US Fliers Held Captive in Nicaragua - Frank Dowdell - Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL)
1927 Nov 9 - Born in Middle West - Frank Dowdell - Boston Herald (Boston, MA)

1929 Feb 10 - U.S. Names Air Fields in Honor of Victims - Frank Dowdell - Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) :
"Sergt. Dowdell, 25, was the son of N.H. Dowdell, Carbondale, and enlisted in the marine corps three years ago. His mother had been dead for several years, but he is survived by several sisters and brothers. One sister is the wife of Maj. Richmond (sic) Taylor, commandant of the 113th Observation Squardron at Indianapolis. Mrs. Taylor said the family not heard from him since his transfer to Nicaragua three months ago."

Posted on Genealogy.com in 2001: "Frank Dowdell of Illinois - I would like to contact someone who knows about Frank Dowdell of Carbondale,Illinois. He was killed in Nicaragua in 1927 along with my cousin Earl Thomas.They were Marine aviators shot down by bandits. They both survived the plane crash but were captured and brutily killed by the bandits.Frank Dowdell was a sergeant.I have newspaper articles with extensive coverage.My cousin was posthumously awarded the Medal of Merit and an airfield was named after him in Nicaragua.If someone is related to Frank, I would like to share information. Thank you,Lois"
http://genforum.genealogy.com/dowdell/messages/81.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9080758

http://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=200206
"Casualty Date - Oct 08, 1927
Reason - Intentional Homicide
Conflict - Nicaraguan Civil War
Last Known Activity - WAS A GUNNER WITH VO-7M IN NICARAGUA. SHOT DOWN AND CAPTURED BY BANDITOS. TRIED AND EXECUTED. BODY NEVER FOUND
Comments/Citation - LISTED AS M.I.A. FOR TWO YEARS BY HQMC"
Given Name: Frank Edward
Event: USMC, 2nd Provisional Brigade, Squadron D
Type: Military Service
Date: 1924/1927
Place: Nicaragua
Change: Date: 31 Aug 2013
Time: 09:47:42

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Dowdell, Ester Margaret "Polly" (b. 4 Jun 1904)
Note: 1910 census, Carbondale, Jackson, IL, 7y, listed as "Ester M". She may be Ester Margaret, known as Polly.

1918 July, The Normal School Bulletin published by Southern Illinois State Normal University, Carbondale, IL. Mention by name.

1920 census, Carbondale, IL, 17y
1930 census, Carbondale, IL lists only her father and younger brother so she must be married.
1940 census, Chicago, Cook, IL, 36y, husband Robert 38y lawyer, no children. Listed as Ester.

Entry in undated address book of Betty Frank Taylor Churchill:
Mrs Robert L Darlington
1700 E 56th St #1910
Chicago, Illinois 60637

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Esther Darlington
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1904
Address: 1700 E 56th St Apt 1910, Chicago, IL, 60637-5086 (1992)
[17 W 712 Butterfield, Union, IL, 60180 (1977)]
Given Name: Ester Margaret "Polly"
Change: Date: 30 Aug 2013
Time: 13:28:26

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Dowdell, Ruth E (b. Jul 1892)
Note: 1900 census, Carbondale, IL, 7y, born Jul 1892
1910 census, Carbondale, Jackson, IL,
Given Name: Ruth E
Change: Date: 29 Aug 2013
Time: 22:15:48

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Dowdell, Henry (b. )
Note: 1930 census on son showing birth state of father, mother was born in NC

1938 Illinois Death Index of son Nathan Henry Dowdell.
Given Name: Henry
Change: Date: 21 Aug 2013
Time: 08:24:02

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Dowdell, Daniel B (b. ABT 1862)
Note: 1910 census, Carbondale, IL, 48y
Given Name: Daniel B
Change: Date: 16 Jul 2008
Time: 16:00:36

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Dowdell, Edith L (b. May 1891)
Note: 1900 census, Carbondale, IL, 9y, born May 1891
1910 census, not listed with family.
Given Name: Edith L
Change: Date: 30 Aug 2013
Time: 15:31:46

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Darlington, Robert Lee (b. ABT 1906)
Note: Return address of letter written by Polly Darlington to nephew, John L. Taylor.
1910 census - possible - 8y, with sister Eugenia, 4y, father, Walter L., 35y and mother, Alice F, 28y.
1920 census - possible - 17y, with sister, Eugenia, 14y, and mother, Alice S, 37y, Widowed.

1928 Chicago-Kent College of Law, class of Feb 1928

U.S. School Yearbooks
Name: Robert L Darlington
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1906
Age: 20
School: Chicago-Kent College of Law
School Location: Chicago, Illinois
Year: 1926
Yearbook Title: Transcript1926

1940 census, Chicago, Cook, IL, 38y, lawyer, no children.

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Address: 1700 E 56th St Apt 1910, Chicago, IL, 60637-5086 (1992)
[76712 Butterfield Rd, Oak Brook Ter, IL, 60181 (1979)]
[17 W 712 Butterfield, Union, IL, 60180]
Given Name: Robert Lee
Occupation: Lawyer
Place: Chicago, Cook, IL
Change: Date: 29 Aug 2013
Time: 22:02:23

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Rafuse, Lee (b. )
Note: 1949 Letter to Betty Taylor from Polly (Mrs R L) Darlington in Chicago, IL - gives first name of Kay's new husband as Lee. Apparently, Kay did not take her third husband's name - at least the letters she wrote to the US Army in 1952, used Archer. Her SSDI is also listed as Archer.

Address book gives name as "Lee Rafuse", although I'm not certain that I can read the surname correctly. The address book, under 'A', shows Kathleen T. Archer, with that name crossed out and Lee Rafuse written in. Then, under 'R', is an entry for Lee Rafuse. Address in both cases is 940 E. 81st St. Apt 1, Chicago, 19, Illinois.

I found a 1949 envelope to Mrs. John L. Taylor with this return address:
Mrs. Lee Rafuse
940 E. 81st St.
Chicago 19, Ill.
Given Name: Lee
Change: Date: 4 Oct 2008
Time: 10:32:40

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Darlington, Walter L (b. May 1874, d. 21 May 1917)
Note: Possible: 1880 census, 6y, Lake, Cook, IL
Possible: 1900 census, Chicago, IL, 26y, living with parents
Possible: 1910 census, Chicago, IL, 35y, married 10 years
Possible: 1920 census, Chicago, IL, lists wife, Alice S, 37y, and children Robert, 17y, and Eugenia, 14y. He is not listed.

Illinois Death Index:
DARLINGTON WALTER LEE M/W UNK 6017073 1917-05-21 COOK CHICAGO 17-05-23

IGI record shows Walter L. Darlington, born 25 Aug 1874 in Chicago, Cook, IL. Birth month does not match the census. Parents: Wilson M. Darlington and Sara Alice Stanton. Birth dates of parents don't match the census. Death date of father does not match the IL Death Index.
Given Name: Walter L
Change: Date: 2 Aug 2008
Time: 18:36:52

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Darlington, Willis M (b. Mar 1849, d. 3 Jan 1931)
Note: Possible: 1880 census, 30y, Lake, Cook, IL, cattle dealer, parents born in IN.
Wilson DARLINGTON Self M M W 30 IN Cattledealer IN IN
Alice DARLINGTON Wife M F W 27 IN Keeping House IN IN
Walther DARLINGTON Son S M W 6 IL IN IN
Carrie STANTON Sister-in-law S F W 20 IN IN IN

Possible: 1900 census, Chicago, IL, 51y, first married at 28y, occupation Live Stock

Illinois Death Index:
DARLINGTON WILLIS M/W UNK 6000146 1931-01-03 COOK CHICAGO 31-01-04

IGI Family Group Record (possible)
Husband -----
Wilson M. DARLINGTON
Birth: 04 APR 1841 , La Porte, Indiana
Marriage: 31 DEC 1868 , La Porte, Indiana
Death: 05 JUL 1911
Burial: 07 JUL 1911 Patton Cem, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana
Wife -----
Sarah Alice Stanton
Birth: 1853 Of, , La Porte, Indiana
Marriage: 31 DEC 1868 , La Porte, Indiana
Death: 02 JUL 1915
Burial: 05 JUL 1915 Patton Cem, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana
Children
1. Walter L. DARLINGTON
Male Birth: 25 AUG 1874 Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Family Group Record (possible)
Husband ----
Samuel DARLINGTON
Birth: 1808 Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Marriage: About 1835 La Porte, Indiana
Death: NOV 1874
Wife ----
Margaret Everhart
Birth: 1816 Of, , La Porte, Indiana
Marriage: About 1835 La Porte, Indiana
Burial: Patton Cem, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana
Children ---
1. John E. DARLINGTON Male
Birth: 1838 Michigan City, La Porte, Indiana
Burial: 19 NOV 1912 Patton Cem, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana
2. Wilson M. DARLINGTON Male
Birth: 04 APR 1841 La Porte, Indiana
Death: 05 JUL 1911
Burial: 07 JUL 1911 Patton Cem, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana
3. Henry C. DARLINGTON Male
Birth: 25 MAY 1844 La Porte, Indiana
Burial: 17 APR 1915 Patton Cem, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana
4. Elizabeth DARLINGTON Female
Birth: 1849 La Porte, Indiana
Given Name: Willis M
Change: Date: 2 Aug 2008
Time: 18:55:54

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, Alice (b. Apr 1851)
Note: Possible: 1900 census, Chicago, IL, 49y, first married at 28y, 2 children 1 living.
Given Name: Alice
Change: Date: 2 Aug 2008
Time: 18:38:28

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, Alice F (b. ABT 1882)
Note: Possible: 1910 census, Chicago, IL, 28y, married for 10 years, 2 children 2 living
Given Name: Alice F
Change: Date: 2 Aug 2008
Time: 18:32:47

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Darlington, Eugenia (b. ABT 1906)
Note: Possible: 1910 census, Chicago, IL, 4y, living with parents
Possible: 1930 census, 23y, divorced so it might not be her
Given Name: Eugenia
Change: Date: 1 Aug 2008
Time: 09:43:12

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Husband, First (b. )
Note: Email Nov 2007 from Harby Westmoreland: "I'll ask. I know that my mom and dad ran around with Betty & Jack socially. Also for what it's worth, Jack was actually Betty's 2nd husband. Betty had a very short marriage before Jack, that her parents were most unhappy with. I don't think my mother remembers the guy's name, but I'll ask."

Date:Fri, 8 Aug 2008 00:08:36 -0700 (PDT)
From:HARBY WESTMORELAND
Subject:Re: Betty Churchill's first husband
To:Mark DiVecchio

I did talk to my mom briefly regarding Betty's first husband, but she only said that Betty's parents were very much against the marriage & it was annulled after a very short duration. I will ask her if she remembers the guys name or anything about him. I remember she said he worked at a service station, and she thought it to have been a fleeting infatuation. I will test her memory again tomorrow.
All the best,
Harby
Given Name: First
Change: Date: 11 Aug 2008
Time: 09:41:52

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Pierce, Lillian Bailey (b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 4 Jun 1937)
Note: This is NOT the Lillian Clark who was an opera singer. Her occupation as opera singer (per Gene Taylor, Sep 2013) is confusing. The 1930 census shows Richard's wife as 55 years old yet the 1933 newspaper article says the opera singer was 8 years old when she performed in 1915 in San Francisco (so born in 1907). The 1934 photo indicated the opera singer was born in San Francisco and was returning there in 1934 after 4 years in New York.

These census may be describing two different people as she got 10 years younger.

1870 census, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. 5y (1865), listed as "Lillie D".

1880 census, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 15y (1865), Listed as "Lillie", born MO, at school, with f: George Pierce, 49y police officer, m: Lucretia V., 43y and brother, Charles L., 31y, traveling agent. TWO listings for this family in the census. 2nd listing is the same execpt that there is a second brother, Harry R, 21y, and Charles L. is listed as 23y.

1900 census, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 25y (1875), Listed as "Lillie B". Pierce. f: George Pierce (Jun 1833, 67y), m: Lucretia V. (Dec 1834, 65y), single, born Oct 1874 in MO, parents born in PA.

1910 census, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 30y (1880), listed as "Lillian B.", widowed, 0 children - 0 living, with mother 75y also windowed, Theatrical actress. Parents born in PA.

1920 census, not found in MO or IL.

1927 sang at the dedication of the new Elizabethtown Court House. She must have been married to RF by then. From http://www.state.il.us/court/circuitcourt/circuitmap/2nd.asp : "The Elizabethtown court house burned on two occasions (1884 and 1921) and many facts about the early history of Elizabethtown was lost. ". Gene Taylor told me this story but thought the year was 1924.

Info: HARDIN DEDICATES ITS NEW COURTHOUSE WITH BIG BARBECUE
Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) - Chicago, Ill.
Date: Jul 31, 1927
"This little Ohio river town s S50 c4 and at least twice that many visitors today dedicated Hardin county s newv $30000 courthouse, The thousands of ..."

1930 census, McFarlan, Hardin, IL, 55y (1875), Listed as "Lillian", first married at 19y, born in MO, parents born in TN. No occupation listed.

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3339703&id=I14167

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name: Lillian Bailey Taylor
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1874
Birth Place: St Louis, MO
Death Date: 4 Jun 1937
Death Place: Elizabethtown, Hardin, Illinois
Burial Date: 7 Jun 1937
Burial Place: St. Louis, MO.
Cemetery Name: Bellefontaine
Death Age: 62
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Residence: Elizabethtown, Hardin, Illinois
Father Name: George Pierce
Father Birth Place: Pittsburg, PA.
Mother Name: Lucretia, V. Gunkel
Mother Birth Place: Allegheny, PA.
Spouse Name: R. F. Taylor
FHL Film Number: 1786890
Given Name: Lillian Bailey
Occupation: Housewife
Change: Date: 28 Oct 2013
Time: 16:58:06

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Goodson, Margaret E. (b. ABT 1822)
Note: 1860 census, Hickory, MO, 38y
Given Name: Margaret E.
Change: Date: 26 Sep 2008
Time: 21:28:57

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Owings, Elizabeth Ann (b. 1828, d. 1914)
Note: email from Daivd Owings, Jul 2010. Dates and photo of her and her husband: "This is a picture of Nancy Bonaparte Owings niece Elizabeth Ann by younger brother John Cockey Owings."
Note: from David Owings, Jul 2010.
Given Name: Elizabeth Ann
Change: Date: 16 Jul 2010
Time: 10:08:35

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Hunter, Albert Joel (b. 1833, d. 1919)
Note: email from Daivd Owings, Jul 2010. Dates and photo of him and his wife.
Given Name: Albert Joel
Change: Date: 14 Jul 2010
Time: 11:11:20

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Churchill, Louella Beatrice (b. ABT 1878, d. 1895)
Note: 1880 census Osage Mission, Neosho, KS, 2y.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25743020
Given Name: Louella Beatrice
Change: Date: 9 Apr 2011
Time: 17:06:54

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