Our McDowells


Descendants of Robert McDowell and Archange (Robidoux) Bates McDowell

Generation No. 1

(1) ROBERT MCDOWELL was born in N. Y. state @ 1800-1810 and arrived in Galena, Illinois by Sept. 1834 He married ARCHANGE M. ROBIDOUX PHOTO September 12, 1835 in Grace Episcopal, Galena, IL, daughter of JEAN BAPTISTE ROBIDOUX and MARY JOSEPHTE VERMET. She was born 28 Feb 1805 in Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada, and died 12 Feb 1869 in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa. The family lived in Galena and St. Louis, MO. In 1848, they were in Keokuk, Iowa. Robert died or disappeared from records about 1854.

Children of ROBERT MCDOWELL and ARCHANGE ROBIDOUX are:

(2) i. JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE MONROE MCDOWELL, b. April 07, 1837, Galena, Jo Davies Co., IL; d. February 10, 1926, Seattle, King, WA.

(3) ii. EMILY/AMELIA MCDOWELL, b. June 12, 1838, Galena, Jo Davies Co., IL; d. 08 Jan 1899, St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri.

(4) iii. ROBERT ANDREW EUGENE BRUCE MCDOWELL, b. June 12, 1838, Galena, Jo Davies Co., IL; d. May 26, 1904, Keokuk, IA.

(5) iv. ROSALIE J. MCDOWELL, b. September 28, 1839, St. Louis, MO; d. August 06, 1916, El Paso, El Paso, TX.

v. MARY MCDOWELL, b. about 1843.



Generation No. 2

(2) JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE MONROE MCDOWELL (ROBERT) PHOTO was born April 07, 1837 in Galena, Jo Davies Co., IL, and died February 10, 1926 in Seattle, King, WA. He married MARTHA ALICE EPLER PHOTO April 05, 1865 in Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL, daughter of DAVID EPLER and MARGARET UNCAPHER. She was born 02 Jan 1845 in Marion, Marion, Ohio, and died 28 Jun 1931 in Seattle, King, Washington.

Children of JOHN MCDOWELL and MARTHA EPLER are:

(6) i. LELA MCDOWELL, b. July 29, 1866, Macon, Macon, MO; d. September 09, 1958, Retsil, Kinsap, WA.

(7) ii. MARY ALICE MCDOWELL, b. April 16, 1870, MO; d. February 06, 1963, San Francisco, CA.

iii. LLOYD W. MCDOWELL, b. Aug 1879, Missouri; d. 12 Dec 1972, San Francisco, California; m. RUTH. They had no children.


(3) EMILY/AMELIA MCDOWELL (ROBERT) was born June 12, 1838 in Galena, Jo Davies Co., IL and died 08 Jan 1899 in St. Louis, Missouri. She married JOSEPH WARREN RENFRO December 30, 1861 in St. Louis, MO. He was born 03 May 1835 in Illinois, and died 25 Jun 1901 in St Louis, Missouri.

Children of EMILY MCDOWELL and JOSEPH RENFRO are:

i. LAURA H. RENFRO, b. Oct 1863, Iowa; m. THOMAS CHASE, 1894; b. Dec 1852, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1920.

ii. FANNIE RENFRO, b. Jan 1867, Illinois.

iii. JOSEPH WARREN RENFRO, b. Dec 1869, Iowa.

iv. LEE LOUIS RENFRO, b. 1871, Iowa.


(4) ROBERT ANDREW EUGENE BRUCE MCDOWELL (ROBERT) was born June 12, 1838 in Galena, Jo Davies Co., IL, and died May 26, 1904 in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa. He married MARGARET BRADY November 21, 1859 in Keokuk, IA. She was born 1843 in Ohio.

Children of ROBERT MCDOWELL and MARGARET BRADY are:

i. ROSA EMILIE MCDOWELL, b. 1860, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

(8) ii. CHARLES EDWARD EUGENE BRUCE MCDOWELL, b. 28 Feb 1862, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa; d. 27 Nov 1934.

iii. MARIA ARCHANGE MOLLY MCDOWELL, b. 10 Sep 1863, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa; m. ROYAL/RAYLES.

iv. GEORGE MCDOWELL, b. Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

v. JULIA MCDOWELL, b. Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

vi. WILLIAM HENRI MCDOWELL, b. Oct 1868, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

vii. JOHN ODER MCDOWELL, b. 1870, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

viii. LOUIS HART MCDOWELL, b. Dec 1872, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

ix. ALBERT R. MCDOWELL, b. Dec 1874, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

x. EDWARD/EDWIN MCDOWELL, b. Jan 1877, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

xi. HELEN NELLIE MCDOWELL, b. Dec 1879, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.

xii. GRACE MCDOWELL, b. Feb 1880, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa.


(5) ROSALIE J. MCDOWELL (ROBERT) was born September 28, 1839 in St. Louis, Missouri, and died August 06, 1916 in El Paso, El Paso, TX. She married JAMES MACKLEY 20 Jan 1864 in Lee Co., IA. He was born 1843 in Iowa.

Children of ROSALIE MCDOWELL and JAMES MACKLEY are:

i. ALBERT MACKLEY, b. 1864; d. 12 May 1946, Orange, California; m. LIZZIE; b. 1870, Sweden.

ii. IDA MACKLEY, b. 1867, Illinois.

(9) iii. JOSEPHINE MACKLEY, b. 02 Apr 1870, Iowa; d. 16 Jul 1967 in Orange, California.



Generation No. 3

(6) LELA MCDOWELL (JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE, ROBERT) PHOTO was born July 29, 1866 in Macon, Macon, MO, and died September 09, 1958 in Retsil, Kinsap, WA. She married (1) EDMOND THOMAS MITCHELL PHOTO September 04, 1884 in Macon, Macon, MO. He was born 07 Jul 1857 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, and died 18 Feb 1897 in Geneva, Washington. She married (2) MICHAEL SULLIVAN in 1903 in Seattle, Washington. He died Abt. 1918. She married (3) CALVIN HALL. She married (4) CHARLES L. VON BULOW on 09 Jun 1926 in Seattle, King, Washington. He was born 31 Oct 1866 in Germany, and died 05 Oct 1936. She married (5) EDWARD B. HOYT on 01 Feb 1938.

Children of LELA MCDOWELL and EDMOND MITCHELL are:

(10) i. ALICA ELIZABETH MITCHELL,; d. 01 Aug 1974, Multnomah, Multnomah, Oregon.

(11) ii. ROBERT MCDOWELL MITCHELL, b. 17 Nov 1887, Farmington, Whitman, Washington; d. 29 Apr 1947, Seattle, King, Washington. He m. MABEL HELEN RAUSCH, June 01, 1910, Spokane, WA.

iii. FRANKLIN EPLER MITCHELL, b. February 14, 1890, Kamilche, WA; d. March 20, 1903, Ballard, WA.

iv. VERA HAZEL MITCHELL, b. 24 Apr 1892, Stanwood, Snohomish, Washington; d. 21 Nov 1973, Wheeler, Tillamook, Oregon; m. CARL FREDRICK SCHLOTH, 30 Mar 1917, Seattle, King, Washington; he was b. Abt. 1880, Iowa.

(12) v. MAME MITCHELL, b. March 24, 1894, Stanwood, WA; d. August 22, 1972, Rockaway Beach, OR; m. LEONARD WILLIAM SR. SHORTALL, August 02, 1913, Seattle, King, WA.

vi. WALTER EDMOND MITCHELL, b. June 15, 1897, Mount Vernon, WA; d. August 30, 1979, Kentucky.

WA; m. MABEL KRIEBEL, February 04, 1918, Seattle, King, WA.


(7) MARY ALICE MCDOWELL (JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE, ROBERT) PHOTO was born April 16, 1870 in MO, and died February 06, 1963 in San Francisco, CA. She married JOHN CLEMENT PARSONS April 25, 1899 in Seattle, King, WA, son of THOMAS PARSONS and ELIZABETH CALHOUN. He was born 24 Jun 1864 in Indian Creek, Monroe, Missouri, and died 18 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, California.

Children of MARY MCDOWELL and JOHN PARSONS are:

i. HELEN CECILIA PARSONS was born 19 Jan 1900 at 2119 3rd W Ave, Seattle, King, Washington and died 17 Mar 1980, Saratoga, California.

ii. MARY AGNES PARSONS was born 08 Aug 1902 at 2122 5th Ave, Seattle, King, Washington, and died 16 Jan 1992 in Santa Clara, California. She married WILLIAM MEDINA 19 Apr 1926 in CA. He was born 1899 in New York.

iii. ROBERT SYLVESTER PARSONS was born 12 Oct 1904 in Eureka, California, and died 23 Mar 1966 in San Francisco, California. He married EVELYN I DROAST 06 Jan 1937. She was born 02 Jan 1914 in Solano, California, and died 30 Aug 1969 in Solano, California.

iv. JAMES CLEMENT PARSONS was born 15 Nov 1906 in Santa Rosa, California, and died 08 Mar 1993 in California. He married DOROTHY KEITHLEY 22 Apr 1923. She was born 15 Jun 1908 in California, and died 01 Jun 1998.

v. MARTHA ELIZABETH PARSONS was born 07 May 1908 in Santa Rosa, California, and died 23 Oct 1970 in San Francisco, California. She married FRANK CARROLL FREEMAN 26 Jul 1938.

vi. FRANCIS MCDOWELL PARSONS was was born 23 Oct 1910 in Santa Rosa, California, and died 26 Jan 1969 in Los Angeles, California. He married RUTH KELLY.

vii. GENEVIEVE DEBBORA PARSONS was born 28 Oct 1911 in Santa Rosa, California, and died 15 Oct 1967 in St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married CHAMPLAIN HASTINGS CASTLE 18 Sep 1943 in San Francisco, CA, son of LEWIS CASTLE and IDA SILGMAN. He was born 24 Jul 1911 in South Milwaukee, WI, and died 16 Mar 1972 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.


(8) CHARLES EDWARD EUGENE BRUCE MCDOWELL (ROBERT ANDREW EUGENE BRUCE, ROBERT) was born 28 Feb 1862 in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, and died 27 Nov 1934. He married (1) ROSA NIES. She was born 22 Aug 1862. He married (2) MARGARET A. about 1884. She was born Jun 1864 in Iowa.

Children of CHARLES MCDOWELL and MARGARET A are:

i. ETHEL MARGARET MCDOWELL, b. 15 Feb 1890, Iowa; d. 1967.

ii. EDWARD L MCDOWELL, b. 10 Dec 1892, Iowa; d. 29 Aug 1953.


(9) JOSEPHINE MACKLEY (ROSALIE J. MCDOWELL, ROBERT) was born 02 Apr 1870 in Iowa, and died 16 Jul 1967 in Orange Co., California. She married (1) CHARLES A FRISE. He died Sept. 13, 1894. She married (2) EDWARD E BABER in 1902. He was born Jan 28, 1867 in Illinois and died July 16, 1927. ROSALIE and both of her husbands are buried in Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.

Children of JOSEPHINE MACKLEY and CHARLES A FRISE are:

i. LUCILLE FRISE, b. Jun 1891, Texas; d. 31 Dec 1995 in Monterey, California; m. __ Kiester.

ii. JOSEPHINE M FRISE, b. Oct 1894, Texas.



Generation No. 4

(10) ALICA ELIZABETH MITCHELL (LELA MCDOWELL, JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE, ROBERT) was born 19 Jul 1885 in College Mound, Macon, Missouri, and died 01 Aug 1974 in Multnomah, Oregon. She married HERMAN GANTENBEIN 26 Nov 1910 in Seattle, King, Washington. He was born 08 May 1880 in Oregon, and died 20 Jul 1947 in Oregon.

Children of ALICA MITCHELL and HERMAN GANTENBEIN are:

i. DOROTHY MAY GANTENBEIN, b. 07 Nov 1911, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; d. 21 Dec 2006, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

ii. ALBERT HERMAN GANTENBEIN, b. Feb 1916, Washington.

iii. VERA E GANTENBEIN, b. Dec 1918, Washington.

iv. DONALD E GANTENBEIN, b. Abt. 1923, Washington.

v. JAMES C GANTENBEIN, b. Abt. 1925, Washington.


(11) ROBERT MCDOWELL MITCHELL (LELA MCDOWELL, JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE, ROBERT) was born 17 Nov 1887 in Farmington, Whitman, Washington, and died 29 Apr 1947 in Seattle, King, Washington. He married MABEL HELEN RAUSCH 01 Jun 1910 in Spokane, Washington. She was born 23 Jan 1890 in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, and died 15 Jan 1931 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington.

Children of ROBERT MITCHELL and MABEL RAUSCH are:

i. HELEN ROBERTA MITCHELL, b. 02 Jan 1913, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; d. 05 Sep 1956, Yakima, Yakima, Washington; m. JOHN FORREST NOLL.

ii. EDMUND VANCE MITCHELL, b. 14 Sep 1915, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington; d. 22 Apr 1983, San Diega, San Diego, California.

iii. MARGARET LELA MITCHELL, b. 13 Mar 1917, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington; d. 23 Feb 1990, Renton, King, Washington.


(12) MAME MITCHELL (LELA MCDOWELL, JOHN BAPTISTE AUGUSTINE, ROBERT) was born 24 Mar 1894 in Snohomish, Washington, and died 22 Aug 1972 in Tillamook Co., Oregon. She married LEONARD WILLIAM SHORTALL 02 Aug 1913 in Seattle, King, Washington. He was born 07 Aug 1893 in Stillwater, Minnesota, and died 1962.

Children of MAME MITCHELL and LEONARD SHORTALL are:

i. LEONARD W SHORTALL, b. 10 Nov 1916, Seattle, King, Washington; d. 24 Aug 1989, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut; m. WANDA.

ii. KEITH SHORTALL, b. 10 Dec 1919, Seattle, King, Washington; d. 08 Jun 1981, Rockport, Maine.


to Index