Charles Monroe Dowden

20 September 1878–27 May 1961 (Age 82)
Hollow, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles Monroe

When Charles Monroe Dowden was born on 20 September 1878, in Hollow, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Wiley Jackson Dowden, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Jane Patterson, was 27. He had at least 3 sons with Bertia Breedlove. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916. He died on 27 May 1961, in Manes, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Manes, Wright, Missouri, United States.

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Charles Monroe Dowden
Bertia Breedlove
Glendon Aubry Dowden
Bernard Dowden
Melvin E. Dowden

Spouse and Children



    Glendon Aubry Dowden


    Bernard Dowden



Parents and Siblings

    Wiley Jackson Dowden


    Eliza Jane Patterson




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dogod (probably a derivative of dugan ‘to avail’, ‘to be of use’). In England the surname is chiefly found in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Dowden, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Charles Dowden in entry for Glendon Aubry Dowden and Jeanette Abagail Kelley, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Dowden in entry for Melvin E Dowden, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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