Missouri Catherine Cast

1839–1912 (Age 73)
Lamar, Alabama, United States

The Life of Missouri Catherine

When Missouri Catherine Cast was born in 1839, in Lamar, Alabama, United States, her father, John W. Cast, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Jane Cox, was 25. She married Marcellus Dowdle on 5 July 1859, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Buffalo Township, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died in 1912, at the age of 73, and was buried in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States.

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Marcellus Dowdle
Missouri Catherine Cast
Marriage: 5 July 1859
Frances Jane Dowdle

Spouse and Children

5 July 1859
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John W. Cast






    James Madison Cast


    Samuel A Cast


    Thomas B Cast


    Willis Hampton Cast


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 10

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 22

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Kast .2 English (Essex, Kent): possibly a nickname from Norman caste ‘chaste’, ‘virtuous’ (from Old French chaste).3 Possibly an altered spelling of French Caste, cognate with 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Dowdel in household of Marcellus Dowdel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Missouri K Dowdle in household of James M Sanders, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Missouri Kathrine Cast in entry for Frances Jane Dowdle Sanders, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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