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Joseph Dowding (1918)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 1/7/2012 at 08:40:34

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
August 7, 1918, page 4


On Wednesday, July 31, the death occurred of Joseph Dowding, who lived in Winterset for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Dowding and daughter, Mrs. Ida Darrah and her husband, Arthur Darrah, came here from Cherokee to make their home, the latter becoming a member of the firm of Joeckel & Darrah. Following his death five years ago, the family moved to Des Moines, where they have since lived, with the exception of winters spent in California.

Mr. Dowding was an Englishman, who came over sixty years ago, when but a lad of fourteen. His service with Co. A., 16th U.S. Infantry during the Civil War, was a source of great pride to himself, and during his residence here, he was an honored member of Pitzer Post G.A.R.. His friendship was enjoyed by old and young, who appreciated his splendid qualities. Faithful to his church, he was seldom absent from its services, while his health permitted.

Besides his wife and daughter, one son, James of Washington, D.C., survives him.

Burial took place in the old home town of Cherokee.

The Cherokee Times
Cherokee, Iowa
Monday, August 5, 1918


Was Veteran of Civil War – Located in Cherokee County in Year of 1872.

Joseph Dowding, a brother of J. C. Dowding of Roosevelt avenue, and himself for many years a resident of this County, died Tuesday, July 31, at his home in Des Moines.

The remains were brought to this city and funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at 3 o’clock, Friday afternoon, the sermon being by Rev. A. B. Thutt.

Mister Dowding was born May 14, 1844, at Great Cheveral, Willshire, England, and came with his parents to Duchess county, New York, where he lived for about two years, moving thence to Clayton county, Iowa.

Soon after the breaking out of the Civil war he enlisted at the age of seventeen in the Sixteenth U. S. regulars, serving three years. After the war he returned home and engaged in farming. United with the Presbyterian church in 1867.

In 1867 he was united in marriage to Miss Isabelle McCulloch, and in 1872 they moved to Cherokee county and located on a farm in Diamond township. After residing there for a number of years he came to Cherokee and took charge of the Hall elevator, located on the present site of the Weart & Lysaght elevator.

He left this city seven or eight years ago and since then and resided at Winterset and Des Moines, spending his winters in California.

Among those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral services were: The widow, Mrs. Jos. Dowding and her daughter, Mrs. Ida Darrah of Des Moines, Mrs. E. H. Whitehead of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. L. S. Brewer, Quimby; Mrs. Amos Ln., Sioux Falls, S. D.; Mister and Mrs. W. C. McCulloch, and Mister and Mrs. Geo. M. Davy, Pomeroy; W. E. Davy, Des Moines; Alfred McCulloch, Cresco.


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