Melburn McDowell

Melburn McDowell

Male 1883 - 1954  (70 years)

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  • Name Melburn McDowell 
    Nickname Mac 
    Born 19 Feb 1883  East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death 7 Feb 1954  Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bowel obstruction. 
    Died 7 Feb 1954  Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Melburn McDowell - "This was Mac"(1954)
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    Melburn McDowell - Obituary (1954)
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    Melburn McDowell - Community Loses Prominent Citizen (1954)
    Buried 9 Feb 1954  Gardiners United Cemetery, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MCDOWELL CAMPBELL SANDERSON
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    Melburn McDowell - Find A Grave: 148752810
    Josephine McDowell (Campbell) - Find A Grave: 148753118
    Mary Francis Bernice McDowell (Sanderson) - Find A Grave: 148753442
    Edward Campbell McDowell - Find A Grave: 148753292
    Burial 9 Feb 1964  Gardiners United Cemetery, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The funeral for Melburn McDowell was conducted by Rev. A.M. Butler and assisted by Rev. Archie L. Sisco. Note that his daughter Barbara was good friends with Madeline McDowell. Barbara married Vern Ryerse (who met through Reg McKnight). Pallbearers: Homer Ouellette, Leonard McNeil, L. Sutton, Robert Larmer, Allie Payne and Wilfred Elsen. 
    Association Maude Campbell (Relationship: Melburn McDowell is the brother of the husband of Maude Campbell) 
    Person ID I89  Descendants of Robert McKnight
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2017 

    Father Edward McDowell,   b. 5 Feb 1849, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1934, Goderich, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Henry,   b. 23 Oct 1858, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1933, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1878  Wingham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Campbell,   b. 28 Oct 1885, Belgrave, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1968, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1912  Belgrave, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Melburn McDowell, Josephine McDowell (Campbell) - Marriage Certificate (1912)
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Helen McDowell,   b. 3 Jan 1915, Cavan, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 2017, Lakehurst, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
    +2. Madeline McDowell,   b. 18 Dec 1916, Cavan, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 2002, Orillia, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Marjorie E. McDowell,   b. 18 May 1919, Cavan, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1989, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. Beatrice Josephine McDowell,   b. 8 Sep 1921, Cavan, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2002, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Edward Campbell McDowell,   b. 15 Aug 1924, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1983, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Feb 1883 - East Wawanosh Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1912 - Belgrave, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCause of Death - Bowel obstruction. - 7 Feb 1954 - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 1954 - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Feb 1954 - Gardiners United Cemetery, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - The funeral for Melburn McDowell was conducted by Rev. A.M. Butler and assisted by Rev. Archie L. Sisco. Note that his daughter Barbara was good friends with Madeline McDowell. Barbara married Vern Ryerse (who met through Reg McKnight). Pallbearers: Homer Ouellette, Leonard McNeil, L. Sutton, Robert Larmer, Allie Payne and Wilfred Elsen. - 9 Feb 1964 - Gardiners United Cemetery, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Family - Female between John McKnight & Josephine McDowell is Jennie Robinson (no relation) (1930)
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    Edward Campbell McDowell, Mary Francis Bernice McDowell (Sanderson) - Wedding (1944)
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    Westfield School, U.S.S. No. 6 (1894)
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    Edward McDowell, Mary Jane McDowell (Henry), Melburn McDowell

    Documents
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    Melburn McDowell - Advertisement (1927))
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    Melburn McDowell - Advertisement (1928)
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    Melburn McDowell - Advertisement
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    Melburn McDowell - Appointed as School Board Chair (1934)
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    Millbrook McDowells - travel to Goderich for burial of Edward McDowell (1934)
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    St. Andrew's Church - Back Home Sunday. 60th Anniversary (1942)
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    Melburn McDowell - Feed Store Advertisement (1942)
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    Melburn McDowell - Bowling Alley (1946)
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    Bowling Team (1946)
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    Melburn McDowell - in memoriam (1958)

    Headstones
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    Melburn McDowell, Josephine McDowell (Campbell), Mary Francis Bernice McDowell (Sanderson), Edward Campbell McDowell

    Albums
    Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Newsletter
    Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Newsletter (1)
    Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Newsletter November 2014
     Living
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  • Notes 
    • Melburn McDowell received his education in Goderich and Belleville, Ontario. He taught school for two years before moving into the business world. He was an accountant at Capelton Mines in the the Eastern Townships of Quebec. (In 1863, the Capelton Mines, on George Capelton's farm near North Hatley, was established due to the demand for copper coming from the United States during the Civil War). Then we worked for Cordova Mines. (Cordova Mines, probably the most well known of all the Hastings gold rush communities, began in the 1860s as a community named Wariston. It's almost a ghost town located on Highway 48 north of Marmora, Ontario).

      He later took over the Cavan General Store and in 1923 moved to Millbrook and started a poultry farm. Later he purchased the Collin's Block in the village and installed an egg-grading station in the basement, feed store and 40,000 capacity baby chick hatchery on the first floor and on the second floor a bowling alley and electric brooder room for baby chicks.

      He was a great sports enthusiast and took an active part in the erection of the Millbrook and Cavan Memorial Arena. He was also a member of the school board. He was an elder at St. Andrew's United Church and a lover of music (sang bass in a quartet).
    • Indoor 5 pin bowling was introduced in the 1946 when Melbourne McDowell installed lanes above his feed store on the south side of King Street. When, in 1960, a fire destroyed the McDowell Lanes, Jim Godfrey moved an old mill building to the present site at the west end of Millbrook where there is bowling for all ages.
    • The Cavan store is one of the oldest landmarks in Cavan/Millbrook. First owner in the early 1800's was John Knowlson. In this century there has been a succession of owners: Melburn McDowell, E. Papineau, M. McCullough, W.McCullough, Harry Stinson, WaIter Dyer, W. Reynolds, John Moore, Owen Gummer, D. Wittekoek, David Goddard, Al Senour, and John Chmarra.