Vinson Dewey Dowden

8 April 1902–23 April 1980 (Age 78)
Kisatchie, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Vinson Dewey

When Vinson Dewey Dowden was born on 8 April 1902, in Kisatchie, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, his father, Shelton Edward Dowden, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ellen Chance, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Mary Elizabeth Legg. He lived in Police Jury Ward 8, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Ward Two, Vernon, Louisiana, United States in 1920. He died on 23 April 1980, in Leesville, Vernon, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Leesville, Vernon, Louisiana, United States.

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Vinson Dewey Dowden
Mary Elizabeth Legg
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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.

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dogod (probably a derivative of dugan ‘to avail’, ‘to be of use’). In England the surname is chiefly found in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dewey Dowden in household of Ed Dowden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vinson D Dowden in household of Shelton E Dowden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dewey D Dowden, "Find A Grave Index"

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