Robert Hughes Dowdle

6 April 1830–27 October 1907 (Age 77)
Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Hughes

When Robert Hughes Dowdle was born on 6 April 1830, in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States, his father, Robert Dowdle, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ann Robinson, was 30. He married Henrietta Messervy on 27 March 1857, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 27 October 1907, in Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Hughes Dowdle
Janet Lowe
Marriage: 3 October 1869
Thomas Dowdle
Eliza Dowdle
James Dowdle
Helen Esther Dowdle
Margaret Ufamie Dowdle
Ethelyn Dowdle
Rosella May Dowdle
John Alvin Dowdle
Nellie Lowe Dowdle
Lavonia Janette Dowdle
Robert Hazen Dowdle
Orvilla Dowdle
Ania Dowdle
Jane Dowdle
Mary Dowdle
Martha Leah Dowdle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 19
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    Age 30
    Historical Boundaries 1860: Washington Territory, United States 1861: Shoshone, Washington Territory, United States 1861: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States 1913: Franklin, Idaho, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Dowdell .Altered form of German Daudl, Dautel, which derived from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Theudulf, composed of the elements theod ‘people, race’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Absalom Porter Dowdle's Journal

    From: Absalom Porter Dowdle’s Journal Early Years “I was born in 1819 in Franklin County Alabama, on June 1, on a plantation. We claim as near as we can trace back to be descended from the French. M …

    Sources (65)

    • Robert Dandle, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Robert Dowdle in entry for Sarah A. Baker, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Robert Dowdle, "United States Census, 1870"

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