WNC History Timeline

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           Felix A. Dowdle +   Sarah Louise Cabe                           Marion Green + Sarah Emeline Childers
                                |                                                  |
                 James Marion Dowdle       +       Sarah L. Green
1861      -      1918           1887            1870   -   1 Nov 1937                        
Macon Co NC    Swain Co NC                             Jackson Co NC          Logan WV

  Charles Alexander Dowdle (Hattie Belle Postell), 1889 - 1949
                                         Loyd W. Dowdle, 1890 - 1899
                                         Mattie I. Dowdle (Fred Dowdle), 1892 - after 1929 (OK)
                                         Nola Ellender Dowdle (James Clark Gass), 1894 - 1949
                                         Ira/Ora Hanes Dowdle (Bessie Blankenship, Pauline [?]), 1897 - 1960
                                         John T. Dowdle (Flossie Gilchrest), 1899 - 1976
                                         James Humbert Dowdle (Golden Marie Camron), 1904 - 1971
                                Alfred William Dowdle (Maudie Delitha Thomason), 1907 - 1998
                                        Amy Dowdle (Ira Pierce Elders), 1909 - 1983
                                        James Marion Dowdle II (Eula Gatha Green), 1912 - 1988
                                        Edward P. Dowdle, 1916 - 1995

Note: The Dowdle homeplace on Mingus Creek, around 1899, is referred to by Francis David Childers in a 1976 interview.
The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses all show the family in the Oconalufty area. By 1920, Sarah was a widow and
head of the household, and again in 1930, she was head of the household, which included Amy, James II, and Edward,
along with married son Alfred, his wife Maudie, and their one-year-old son Ray.

When Sarah Green Dowdle died in 1937, in Logan Co, WV, the informant was her son, Ira H. Dowdle. As his social security
number was issued in West Virginia, we may surmise that he worked there and his mother spent her last years in his care.
(When he died in 1960, he was back in Swain County, NC.)
Sources: NC Death Certificate, James Dawdle, 1918;
         Ancestry.com's Mary Mullins family tree; Portland Landing family tree; Dowdle family tree;
         US Census, Swain Co NC (Oconalufty), 1900, 1910, 1920;
         US Census, 1930, Love Co OK;
         WV Register of Deaths, Sarah Dowdle, Logan Co WV, 1937;
         NC Death Certificate, Ira H. Dowdle, Swain Co NC, 1960.