Mary Jane McDowell

Female 1840 - 1927  (87 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane McDowell 
    Born 19 Nov 1840  Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1871  East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1871  East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptist
     
    Religion 1872 
    Anglican 
    Census 1900  Tittabawassee Township, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Was living in Tittabawassee, Saginaw, Michigan. 
    Census 1920  Midland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Was living in Midland Ward 2, Midland, Michigan. 
    Died 27 Dec 1927  Midland County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Mary Jane Turner (McDowell) - obituary (1927)
    Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Mary Jane Turner (McDowell) - Find A Grave: 127111828
    Person ID I272  Descendants of Robert McKnight
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 

    Father William McDowell, Sr.,   b. Oct 1812, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1892, Blyth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Phoebe Euphemenia Densmore,   b. 31 May 1820, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1865, East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1840  Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Colin Turner,   b. 28 Mar 1828, Lochgilphead, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1907, Midland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1872  Goderich, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clara Turner,   b. 1885
     2. William Turner,   b. 27 May 1873
    Last Modified 20 May 2017 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Leonard McDowell,   b. 20 May 1863, East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1949, Pickford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 
    Family ID F681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1840 - Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1871 - East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1872 - Goderich, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Was living in Tittabawassee, Saginaw, Michigan. - 1900 - Tittabawassee Township, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Was living in Midland Ward 2, Midland, Michigan. - 1920 - Midland, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1927 - Midland County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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    Leonard McDowell - marriage register.

    For generations our family we were told that back in 1862 there was a travelling Preacher/Minister in the area. William and Phoebe took him in and he lived there while he was preaching at the Westfield Church. (I'm assuming that it was an honor to be able to have the Minister stay at your house back then.) The story goes that during his stay he and Phoebe had an affair and she became pregnant.

    When this was discovered the older boys John. Robert and William tried to attack the Preacher. He took off and the boys chased him almost to the end of East Wawanosh Township were he disappeared and was never seen again.

    This story was passed on up until 2005 when I found Lenard's Marriage Register which showed his Mother was really Mary Jane. (Oldest daughter of William and Phoebe)

    As far as the story about the travelling Preacher and the boys chasing him out of the Township we will never know if there is any truth in that.

    Back in 1862 a 22 year old girl getting pregnant outside of marriage would have been a real scandal.

    I do believe that the father must have been someone from outside the area or he would have suffered the wrath of Mary Jane's brothers.

    (Wayne McDowell)

    Headstones
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    Mary Jane Turner (McDowell)