Joseph J. McDowell

23 October 1891–1979 (Age 87)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph J.

When Joseph J. McDowell was born on 23 October 1891, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Henry McDowell, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bailey, was 29. He died in 1979, at the age of 88.

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William Henry McDowell
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bailey
Josephine Josie McDowell
James Reuben Mc Dowell
John Reed McDowell
George Washington McDowell
Joseph J. McDowell
Ada Belle McDowell
Grace Mcdowell
Lila McDowell
Minnie Gynette Nettie McDowell
Ethel Viola Mcdowell

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry McDowell


    Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bailey




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. According to MacLysaght, this is the Irish form of the name of the Scottish clan McDougall , borne by a branch which went to Ireland from the Hebrides as mercenaries. However, Black shows that both forms were current in Scotland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joe Mcdowell in household of Will H Mcdowell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joe McDowell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Joe Mcdowell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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