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Oliver B. Dowden

Male 1882 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Oliver B. Dowden 
    Born Dec 1882  Probably Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I17426  My Genealogy

    Father Abigah Elijah Abijah W. Dowden,   b. 15 Feb 1849, Brown Township, Montgomery Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1912, Near Garfield, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Susanna Magdalene Myers,   b. 11 Aug 1851, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1886, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Married 9 Jan 1870  1st Marriage; Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      about Abigah W Dowden
      Name: Abigah W Dowden
      Spouse Name: Susannah M Myers
      Marriage Date: 9 Jan 1870
      Marriage County: Fountain
      Source Title 1: Fountain County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
      Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerks Of
      Book: 6
      OS Page: 255
      Source Citation: Title: Fountain County, Indiana, Index to MarriageRecord 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located:County Clerks Of; Book: 6;Page: 255.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data:
      Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage RecordsIndiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
      Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription ofmarriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana. Many ofthese records are on microfilm at the Family History Library in SaltLake City, Utah.
      Description:
      This database is a collection of Indiana marriage indexes from 86counties in the State of Indiana, USA, covering various time periodsbetween 1800 and 1920. Information contained in these indexesincludes: spouses' names, marriage date, marriage county, sourceinformation."
      [Obtained 18 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Family ID F64670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family May Keller,   b. 1889, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Dec 1905  Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      about Oliver B Dowden
      Name: Oliver B Dowden
      Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1905
      Marriage County: Fountain
      Estimated birth year: 1882
      Age: 23
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: Bige
      Mother Name: Susanna M
      Source Title 1: Fountain County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Supplemehtal Record Marriage Transcript 1
      Source Title 3: W. P. A. Origifal Record Located County Clerk's Of
      Book: 29
      OS Page: 19
      Source Citation: Title: Fountain County, Indiana, Index toSupplemehtal Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Origifal RecordLocated County Clerk's Of; Book: 29;Page: 19.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data:
      Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage RecordsIndiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
      Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription ofmarriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana. Many ofthese records are on microfilm at the Family History Library in SaltLake City, Utah.
      Description:
      This database is a collection of Indiana marriage indexes from 86counties in the State of Indiana, USA, covering various time periodsbetween 1800 and 1920. Information contained in these indexesincludes: spouses' names, marriage date, marriage county, sourceinformation."
      Obtained 18 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler-NOTE: It does not give thename of his wife.

      "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      about Oliver B Dowden
      Name: Oliver B Dowden
      Spouse Name: May Keller
      Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1905
      Marriage County: Fountain
      Source Title 1: Fountain County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
      Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerks Of
      Book: 13
      OS Page: 117
      Source Citation: Title: Fountain County, Indiana, Index to MarriageRecord 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located:County Clerks Of; Book: 13;Page: 117.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data:
      Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage RecordsIndiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
      Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription ofmarriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana. Many ofthese records are on microfilm at the Family History Library in SaltLake City, Utah.
      Description:
      This database is a collection of Indiana marriage indexes from 86counties in the State of Indiana, USA, covering various time periodsbetween 1800 and 1920. Information contained in these indexesincludes: spouses' names, marriage date, marriage county, sourceinformation. "
      Obtained 18 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler.
    Children 
     1. Living Dowden
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F6373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Montgomery County, Indiana Farmer Directory, 1920
      about "Dowden, Oliver"
      Farmer: "Dowden, Oliver"
      Wife: "Keller, May"
      Children: Lamoyn
      Township: Ripley
      Section: 10
      STATUS: Tenant
      Acres Owned: 160
      OWNER: "Doctorman, Hannah"
      Resident in County Since: 1912
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Montgomery County, Indiana Farmer Directory, 1920[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,1999. Original data: Dennis, Carolyn Bridge, comp. Prairie Farmer'sDirectory of Montgomery Co., Indiana. Chicago, IL, USA: Prairie FarmerPublishing Co., 1920.
      Description:
      Directory of farmers and farm owners in Montgomery County, Indiana in1920"
      [Obtained 18 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      Could not find Oliver B. Dowden in the census records. Found hiswife, and apparently Oliver used his nick name in the census.
      "5 & 6 February 1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: May Dowden
      [May Darden]
      Home in 1920: Ripley, Montgomery, Indiana
      Age: 31 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1889
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Spouse's name: Ollie
      Father's Birth Place: Indiana
      Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Sex: Female
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Image: 164
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ollie Dowden 37 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, w, m, farmer
      May Dowden 31 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, w, f
      Lamoine Dowden 12 Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, w, f
      Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Ripley, Montgomery, Indiana;Roll: T625_457; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 164.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details onthe contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page:NARA.
      Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census.Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.:National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.
      Description:
      This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 UnitedStates Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. Itincludes all states and territories, as well as Military and NavalForces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and thePanama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individualsand families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year ofimmigration, mother tongue, and parents? birthplaces. In addition, thenames of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actualimages of the 1920 Federal Census."
      [Obtained 18 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      "1930 United States Federal Census
      about May Dowden
      Name: May Dowden
      Home in 1930: Jackson, Fountain, Indiana
      Age: 41
      Estimated birth year: abt 1889
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Spouse's name: Ollie
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Jackson, Fountain, Indiana;Roll: 586; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 954.0.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data:United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census ofthe United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives andRecords Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
      Description:
      Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930United States Federal Census is the largest census released to dateand is the most recent census available for public access. The censusgives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and containsinformation about a household?s family members and occupantsincluding: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, andmilitary service. The names of those listed in the census are linkedto actual images of the 1930 Census."
      [Obtained 18 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]