Ernest Fontaine Dowlen

14 March 1914–14 June 2002 (Age 88)
Robertson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Fontaine

When Ernest Fontaine Dowlen was born on 14 March 1914, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ernest Fontaine Dowlen, was 45 and his mother, Viola Verbena Bradley, was 33. He married Martha Warren Poole on 23 December 1948, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 9, Robertson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 14 June 2002, in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, United States.

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Ernest Fontaine Dowlen
Martha Warren Poole
Marriage: 23 December 1948

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    23 December 1948Robertson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1931 · The Parthenon is Built
    Age 17
    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 23
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a variant of Dowland .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Fontaine Dowling in household of Ernest Dowling, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Fontaine E Dowlin in household of E T Dowlin, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Fontaine Dowlen in household of Ernest Dowlen, "United States Census, 1940"

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