Mary Elizabeth Dowdle

25 April 1894–8 August 1985 (Age 91)
College Ward, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Dowdle was born on 25 April 1894, in College Ward, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, William James Dowdle, was 22 and her mother, Lucy Almond, was 22. She married Vernee VanAusdal Duke on 2 June 1917, in Arco, Butte, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1953. She died on 8 August 1985, in Berwyn, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Villa Park, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernee VanAusdal Duke
Mary Elizabeth Dowdle
Marriage: 2 June 1917
Elma Duke
Dretta LaVerne Duke
Betty Lucille Duke
William Robert Duke
Barbara May Duke
Marianna Biesinger

Spouse and Children

2 June 1917
Arco, Butte, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 3

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Dowdell .2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Daudel, Dautel, variants of Dietz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Dowdle Duke in household of Vern Duke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary E Dowdle Duke in household of Vern V Duke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary E Dowdle Duke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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