Sarah Alice Dowdy

Female16 March 1902–7 December 2000

Brief Life History of Sarah Alice

When Sarah Alice Dowdy was born on 16 March 1902, in Young, Texas, United States, her father, James Jefferson Dowdy, was 40 and her mother, Bella Harper, was 31. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Young, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 7, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 7 December 2000, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

James Jefferson Dowdy
Bella Harper
Nanie Vera Dowdy
Clyde Harper Dowdy
Charlotte Elizabeth Dowdy
Rosa Henrietta Dowdy
Winnie Davis Dowdy
Opal Johnnie Dowdy
Sarah Alice Dowdy
Thomas Jefferson Dowdy
William B Dowdy

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Dowdy in household of James J Dowdy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Alice Dowdy - Government record: Social Security record: death: 7 December 2000; Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Sarah A Dowdy in household of James J Dowdy, "United States Census, 1910"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.


Age 27

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Doody . Compare Dowd .

English: nickname from early modern English dowdy ‘shabby, unattractive’. Compare Dowd .

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

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