John Mortimer Dowd

1 September 1889–22 December 1964 (Age 75)
Emmet, St. Clair, Michigan

The Life of John Mortimer

John Mortimer Dowd was born on 1 September 1889. He died on 22 December 1964, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75.

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 14

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda ‘descendant of Dubhda’, a byname derived from dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’. The family were chieftains in Sligo and Mayo.2 English: from the personal name Dowd, a variant of David .

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

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