George Washington Dowell Sr.1

M, #22651, b. 22 September 1803, d. 21 March 1874
FatherHenry Dowell b. 1770, d. 1829
MotherAnn 'Nancy' Scrivener b. 1773, d. 7 Mar 1811
Last Edited25 May 2017
     George Washington Dowell Sr. and Margaret Ireland were divorced; N. George Washington Dowell Sr. and Ann B. Fowler were divorced; N. George Washington Dowell Sr. and Rebecca D. Dalrymple were divorced; N. George Washington Dowell Sr. and Mary Eliza Shemwell were divorced; N. George Washington Dowell Sr. was born on 22 September 1803 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.1 He married Margaret Ireland on 16 July 1833 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.1 George Washington Dowell Sr. married Ann B. Fowler on 3 November 1835 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.1 George Washington Dowell Sr. married Maria P. Mitchell on 22 October 1840 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.1 George Washington Dowell Sr. married Rebecca D. Dalrymple on 21 September 1848 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.1 George Washington Dowell Sr. married Mary Eliza Shemwell on 6 June 1850.2
George Washington Dowell Sr. died on 21 March 1874 at Prince Frederick, Calvert Co., Maryland, USA, at age 70.1
George Washington Dowell Sr. was buried on 24 March 1874 at Wesley Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Calvert Co., Maryland, USA,

; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Sep. 22, 1803, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
     Death:      Mar. 21, 1874, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
     Son of Henry Dowell and Ann Scrivener. Five wives bore him nine children. The wives were Margaret Ireland; Ann B. Fowler; Maria P. Mitchell; Rebecca Dalrymple; and Mary Eliza Shemwell. Tobacco farmer. The home he occupied in Calvert county in 1850 is still in possession of the Dowell family.
     Family links: Spouse: Mary Eliza Dowell (1817 - 1900)
     Children:
      Sallie Maria Dowell (1842 - 1923)*
      Kate Edith Dowell Downing (1845 - 1917)*
      Annie Schultz Dowell (1851 - 1928)*
      William Henry Dowell (1853 - 1938)*
      George Washington Dowell (1854 - 1931)*
      Edith Virginia Dowell Cassard (1859 - 1947)*
     Burial: Wesley Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Apr 08, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6332411.1
     George Washington Dowell Sr.
George Washington Dowell's name was first learned through the death certificate of his daughter, Kate E. Dowell Downing. Correspondence with the Calvert county, MD, Genealogy Newsletter on September 5, 1998, resulted in obtaining th book,'Dowell', by Mildred Bowen O'Brien (1998). The book has the entire family line. Biographical information, however, is sketchy.

George Washington Dowell Sr.
George Dowell was a farmer. He had five wives; four of them preceeded George i death.

George Washington Dowell Sr.
The 1870 census for Prince Frederick, Calvert co., MD, shows George and his las wife with Sallie Marie and the four surviving children of his last marriage.

Family 1

Margaret Ireland d. 22 Feb 1834

Family 2

Ann B. Fowler b. c 1808, d. 18 Mar 1838
Child

Family 3

Maria P. Mitchell d. 1 May 1847
Children

Family 4

Rebecca D. Dalrymple d. 16 Jun 1849

Family 5

Mary Eliza Shemwell b. 26 Dec 1817, d. 14 Jan 1900
Children

Maria P. Mitchell

F, #22652, d. 1 May 1847
Last Edited25 May 2017
     Maria P. Mitchell was born at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA. She married George Washington Dowell Sr., son of Henry Dowell and Ann 'Nancy' Scrivener, on 22 October 1840 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.1
Maria P. Mitchell died on 1 May 1847 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.
     Maria P. Mitchell
Maria's child, Kate E. Dowell Downing, states in the 1910 census report for Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, that both parents were born in Maryland. (Census microfilm roll 1374468) Name of Maria Mitchell only learned via Kate's death certificate.

Maria P. Mitchell
Maria was the third of five wives of George Washington Dowell.

Family

George Washington Dowell Sr. b. 22 Sep 1803, d. 21 Mar 1874
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, George Washington Dowell, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6332411. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sallie Maria Dowell: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6333677

Sallie Marie Downing

F, #22653, b. 27 August 1872, d. 3 September 1940
FatherBenjamin Henry Downing b. 17 Oct 1841, d. 14 Nov 1908
MotherKate Ellsworth Dowell1 b. 3 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jul 1917
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Sallie Marie Downing was born on 27 August 1872 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Sallie Marie Downing died on 3 September 1940 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 68.
Sallie Marie Downing was buried on 5 September 1940 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA,

; From Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Aug. 27, 1872, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Sep. 3, 1940, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
     Daughter of Benjamin H. Downing and Kate Dowell Downing, Sallie came to Kansas with her parents in 1877, living first in Great Bend, and then to Wichita in 1883 where she spent the rest of her life. She was first a dance instructor, an Elections Commission deputy director, and later, a Police Matron for the Wichita Police Department. Sallie did not marry. Her death was from complications from a fractured femur, caused by a slip and fall on ice.
Sallie (often spelled Sally) was active in a great number of Wichita Social and business organizations. The photo here is from "Who's Who in Wichita, 1929".
     Family links: Parents:
      Benjamin Henry Downing (1841 - 1908)
      Kate Edith Dowell Downing (1845 - 1917)
     Siblings:
      Annie May Downing Mitchell (1866 - 1926)**
      William Frank Downing (1868 - 1931)**
      Sallie Marie Downing (1872 - 1940)
      George Dowell Downing (1874 - 1951)*
      Mayme Josephine Downing Merry (1876 - 1951)*
      Ann Katherine Downing Hunter (1879 - 1963)*
      Emily Edith Downing Alspaugh (1882 - 1974)*
      B. Harry Downing (1886 - 1960)*
     Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
     Plot: Block F, Section 85, Grave 1
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Feb 20, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6195373.2
     Sallie Marie Downing
Appears in 1910 census records for Wichita, Sedgwick County Kansas: Sallie M. 35 Single Occupation: Deputy Election Commission (Roll 1374468) Information from funeral arrangements indicates occupation as 'Police Matron', 12 years.

Sallie Marie Downing
According to the Kansas Genealogical Society publication 'Treesearcher', Sallie was a member of the Women's Relief Corps #40, of the Garfield Post #25 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Wichita. (1921 Roster).

Sallie Marie Downing
Did not marry. Died of Sepsis (Strep), in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Her death certificate (in files) indicates she fractured her left femur in January, 1940, by slipping on the ice, and again in May, 1940, by a fall in the kitchen. Her condition was complicated by diabetes. The sepsis onset was of five days duration prior to her death. Address: 806 Buffam, Wichita, KS. Was apparently living with her sister, Mayme Josephine (Merry) at that address. Mayme's addres was the same at her death in 1951. The information for the death certificate wa provided by Dorothy Alspaugh (dau of Mayme's sister, Emily (Alspaugh) Downing. It would appear that Sallie Marie was named after her mother's younger sister, whose name was Sallie Marie Dowell. She, too, was unmarried; an interesting coincidence. Lengthy obituary from the 'Wichita Eagle' in files.

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Kate Edith Dowell Downing: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194686. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sallie Marie Downing: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6195373

Mayme Josephine Downing

F, #22654, b. 23 September 1876, d. 28 January 1951
FatherBenjamin Henry Downing b. 17 Oct 1841, d. 14 Nov 1908
MotherKate Ellsworth Dowell1 b. 3 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jul 1917
Last Edited25 May 2017
     Mayme Josephine Downing and E. Kent Merry were divorced; Y. Mayme Josephine Downing was born on 23 September 1876 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. She married E. Kent Merry on 22 June 1905 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.
Mayme Josephine Downing died on 28 January 1951 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 74.
Mayme Josephine Downing was buried on 31 January 1951 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.


     Mayme Josephine Downing
The 1880 census report for Barton county, Kansas, shows her listed as 'Mary'. One might assume this was the name she was called by family.

Mayme Josephine Downing
From a response to a Cemetery Look up Request in Wichita (billpenn@@swbell.net) Bill Pennington: 'Benjamin and Kate Downing are buried together in Maple Grove Cemetery along with Sally Marie Downing and Mayme J. MERRY. Section F, Lot 35.' Mayme's address at the time of her death was 806 Buffam, Wichita. Cause of death was 'Cardiorenal Involvement' (kidney failure affecting the heart).

Mayme Josephine Downing
The death certificate of Mayme was obtained from the KS State Board of Health on 7/21/98. It shows that she was divorced from E. Kent Merry at the time of her death. Her address was 806 Buffam, Wichita, KS. The informant for the death certificate was Mrs. Emily E. Alspaugh, her sister. Short obituary from the 'Wichita Eagle' in files.

Mayme Josephine Downing
See letter from Pearl Redfield Downing in her file to Rudolph Downing commenting the following: 'I had sad news from Wichita, Rudy. Mayme passed away last January. Em didn't have our address, so couldn't let us know.'

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Kate Edith Dowell Downing: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194686. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Ann K. Downing

F, #22655, b. 25 August 1879, d. November 1963
FatherBenjamin Henry Downing b. 17 Oct 1841, d. 14 Nov 1908
MotherKate Ellsworth Dowell1 b. 3 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jul 1917
Last Edited25 May 2017
     Ann K. Downing married (--?--) Hunter. Ann K. Downing and (--?--) Hunter were divorced; N. Ann K. Downing was born on 25 August 1879 at Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas, USA.
Ann K. Downing died in November 1963 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA, at age 84.
     Ann K. Downing
The following page is the finding of Ann on the Social Security Death Index, with her original application below that.

Ann K. Downing
Checking on the Social Security Death Index, I found Ann Hunter, born 25 Aug 1879, died Nov 1963, of California, ss No. 562-12-5481. Social Security records were sent for on September 26, 1998, under the Freedom of Information Act. That record was received January 11, 1999, and confirmed that this is the same Ann Hunter. She printed her name on the SS application as 'Ann Downing Hunter', and lists an address of 568 1/4 Fetterly, Los Angeles, CA. Her December 14, 1936, application lists her as working with the WPA. California Death Certificate applied for, Feb 27, 1999.

Ann K. Downing
No information on Annie Downing was found until July 6, 1998, when I the funeral information for her sister, Sallie Marie Downing, from the Downing & Lahey mortuary, 6555 E. Central, Wichita, was received. It lists 3 sisters, which would be correct, and one is listed as 'Ann Hunter, Los Angeles, California'.

Family

(--?--) Hunter

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Kate Edith Dowell Downing: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194686. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Emily Edith Downing

F, #22656, b. 14 August 1882, d. 10 August 1974
FatherBenjamin Henry Downing b. 17 Oct 1841, d. 14 Nov 1908
MotherKate Ellsworth Dowell1 b. 3 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jul 1917
Last Edited25 May 2017
     Emily Edith Downing and Horace Clarence Alspaugh were divorced; N. Emily Edith Downing was born on 14 August 1882 at Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas, USA. She married Horace Clarence Alspaugh on 1 March 1907 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.
Emily Edith Downing died on 10 August 1974 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., Kansas, USA, at age 91.
Emily Edith Downing was buried on 13 August 1974 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.


     Emily Edith Downing
On 7/26/98, a check of the Social Security Death Index located the following: Emily Alspaugh b. 14 Aug 1882, d. Aug 1974, Hutchinson, KS ss 509-68-2925 Sh married Horace Alspaugh. Records sent for under Freedom of Information Act on September 26, 1998, and were received on November 27, 1998. From this document it was learned that her middle name was Edith, and her mother's middle name (Kate E. Dowell) was Ellsworth.

Emily Edith Downing
Emily's death certificate was obtained in September, 1998, from the Kansas Department of Vital Statistics. She died of lung cancer at age 89. A request for a photo of the gravesite to Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, in October, 1998 resulted in the media photograph of the graves of Harry and Emily.

Emily Edith Downing
Search for possible newspaper obit requested of Wichita Gen. Soc. 2-27-99.

Emily Edith Downing
See note under Mamie Downing. Emily notified Pearl Downing of Mamie's death in 1951.

Family

Horace Clarence Alspaugh b. 29 Jan 1883, d. 13 Oct 1947
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Kate Edith Dowell Downing: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194686. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Benjamin Henry Downing Jr.

M, #22658, b. 31 January 1886, d. 13 July 1960
FatherBenjamin Henry Downing b. 17 Oct 1841, d. 14 Nov 1908
MotherKate Ellsworth Dowell1 b. 3 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jul 1917
Last Edited25 May 2017
     Benjamin Henry Downing Jr. was buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.

He and Pearl Greeson were divorced; N. Benjamin Henry Downing Jr. was born on 31 January 1886 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA. He married Eva Barker on 10 August 1906 at Harper Co., Kansas, USA. Benjamin Henry Downing Jr. married Pearl Greeson on 6 April 1912 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.
Benjamin Henry Downing Jr. died on 13 July 1960 at Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA, at age 74.
     Benjamin Henry Downing Jr.
On my 1999 trip to Kansas, I located the gravesite in Forest Park cemetery of B Harry Downing, along with this obituary from 'The Anthony Republican', 14 Jul 1960.

Benjamin Henry Downing Jr.
Harry appears in the 1910 census for Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, as follows: Harry B. 23 Single Salesman - Lumber Company He is living in his mother's house, 614 N. Waco, at that time, with his mother and unmarrie sister, Sallie M. Downing. Harry B. Downing's marriage license shows his name as 'B. Harry Downing'. The obituary of his father from The Wichita Daily Eagle, 1908, indicates that his full name was Benjamin Henry Downing Jr., which would explain the 'B. Harry' listing. It also indicates that when Sallie died (Sept 3, 1940) Harry was living back in Anthony, Harper county, Kansas.

Benjamin Henry Downing Jr.
From the above, it would appear there were no children of this marriage.

Benjamin Henry Downing Jr.
'B. Harry Downing, 74, passed away suddenly at his home at 611 N. Springfield, late Wednesday afternoon, the victim of a coronary heart attack. Mr. Downing had been mowing the lawn when stricken by the attack. Mr. and Mrs. Downing moved to Anthony in 1912, when he was an employee for the Cudahy Packing company of wichita. He was employed by the firm for 40 years. Harry was a member of the Anthony Masonic Lodge, a Past Commander of th Knights Templar of Anthony, and a member of the Midian Shrine. He is survied by his widow Pearl, of the home, A sister, Mrs. Alspaugh, and several neices and nephews.'

Benjamin Henry Downing Jr.
Statement to Department of Interior on father's1898 pension request: Harry B. Downing is the youngest child at 12 years old.

Family 1

Eva Barker

Family 2

Pearl Greeson b. 1889, d. 20 Dec 1961

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Kate Edith Dowell Downing: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194686. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Wm. Edward Egnell Sr.

M, #22666, b. 15 May 1916, d. 30 October 1958
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Wm. Edward Egnell Sr. was buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, USA.

He married Living Downing, daughter of George Dowell Downing and Pearl Redfield. Wm. Edward Egnell Sr. was born on 15 May 1916 at Staten Island, New York, USA.
Wm. Edward Egnell Sr. died on 30 October 1958 at Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, USA, at age 42.
     Wm. Edward Egnell Sr.
Has a brother, Harold Egnell (not linked in this database). Harold Egnell was alive at the time of this entry (May 16, 1997), and, oddly, researching the history of the Egnell family. I have not had contact with him. RD.

Wm. Edward Egnell Sr.
Info provided by Dorothy Dana Egnell.

Wm. Edward Egnell Sr.
Further note: The Egnell family name originated in Sweden.

Wm. Edward Egnell Sr.
GEDCOM line 1530 not recognizable or too long: (BURI) 2 PLAC Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN.

Family

Living Downing
Child
  • (?) Egnell Jr.

George Thomas Henry Dowell

M, #22668, b. 9 January 1847, d. 9 August 1847
FatherGeorge Washington Dowell Sr. b. 22 Sep 1803, d. 21 Mar 1874
MotherMaria P. Mitchell d. 1 May 1847
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     George Thomas Henry Dowell was born on 9 January 1847 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.
George Thomas Henry Dowell died on 9 August 1847 at Calvert Co., Maryland, USA.

Charles C. Riter

M, #22672, b. 10 November 1828, d. 16 March 1898
FatherBenjamin E. Riter b. 27 Jul 1801, d. 26 Nov 1884
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Charles C. Riter was born on 10 November 1828 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Hannah Margaret Cosgrove on 25 December 1855.1
Charles C. Riter died on 16 March 1898 at Hancock Co., Illinois, USA, at age 69.1
Charles C. Riter was buried after 16 March 1898 at Tull Cemetery, Pontoosuc, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: Morgan Rees Lewis
     Birth:      Nov. 10, 1828, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Mar. 16, 1898, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
     Beidler Family Genealogy, p. 265: "Mr. Riter removed to Nauvoo, Illinois, in the spring of 1846, and lived in the city during the Mormon War and exodus from the city. He served as City Marshall for two terms and was deputy sheriff of Hancock County from 1854-56. He was a staunch Democrat and took an active part in local politics.
     " He also served as Assessor of Appanoose Township for seventeen years. In 1892 he was stricken with paralysis, and while unable to help himself much, he cheerfully bore his burden until death came to give him his release. His photo shows he looks like his half-sister, Mary Ann Downing."
     Charles Riter married Hannah Cosgrove in 1855. They had three children: Arthur, Benjamin, and Lizzie.
     Family links: Parents:
      Benjamin Riter (1801 - 1884)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Hannah Margaret Cosgrove Riter (1836 - 1922)*
     Children:
      Benjiman W. Riter (1859 - 1936)*
      Lizzie M Ferguson (1864 - 1919)*
     Siblings:
      Thamazin Downing Woodward (1814 - 1904)**
      James Downing (1816 - 1881)**
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)**
      Sarah D Downing Foster (1819 - 1897)**
      Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)**
      Charles C. Riter (1828 - 1898)
      Joseph Downing Riter (1830 - 1922)*
      William W. Riter (1835 - 1909)*
     Burial: Tull Cemetery, Pontoosuc, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Jan 09, 2007
     Find A Grave Memorial# 17368863.1
     Charles C. Riter
'Veterinary surgeon and farmer. Mr. Riter, Quaker; Mrs. Riter, Presbyterian. Children: Arthur, Benjamin, Lizzie.'

Charles C. Riter
'Mr. Riter moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, in the spring of 1846, and lived in the city during the Mormon war and exodus from the city. He served as city marshal two terms (1853-1854) and was deputy sheriff of Hancock County, IL, from 1854-1856. He was a staunch Democrat and took an active part in local politics He also served as assessor of Appanoose township seventeen years in succession In 1892 he was stricken with paralysis, and while unable to help himself much, he cheerfully bore his burden until death came to his release. His photo show he looked life his half-sister, Mary Ann Downing. His brother, Joseph, looked exactly like the father, Benjamin Riter. The son, Benjamin Riter, lived at Appanoose IL, and had two sons, Arthur and Harry.'

Charles C. Riter
Biedler Family Genealogy, p. 265.

Charles C. Riter was listed as a resident in Benjamin E. Riter and Elizabeth Beidler's household in the census report on 13 November 1850 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; pp. 403-B & 404-A, lines 39-42 and 1-2, dwelling 1942, family 1946
     39 RITTER, Benjamin 49 [1801] M farmer $800 PA
     40 " , Elizabeth 54 [1796] F PA
     41 " , Charles C. 21 [1829] M farmer PA
     42 " , Joseph D. 19 [1831] M farmer PA
     1 " , William 16 [1834] M Laborer PA
     2 DOWNING, Benjamin 23 [1827] M PA.2

Family

Hannah Margaret Cosgrove b. 19 Apr 1836, d. 2 Jan 1922

Joseph Downing Riter1

M, #22673, b. 18 April 1830, d. 18 May 1927
FatherBenjamin E. Riter b. 27 Jul 1801, d. 26 Nov 1884
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Joseph Downing Riter was born on 18 April 1830 at Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Edith Davis on 1 May 1860.1
Joseph Downing Riter was buried in 1922 at Nauvoo City Cemetery, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: Morgan Rees Lewis
     Birth:      Apr. 18, 1830, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      1922, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
     Family links: Parents:
      Benjamin Riter (1801 - 1884)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Edith Davis Riter (1832 - 1922)*
     Siblings:
      Thamazin Downing Woodward (1814 - 1904)**
      James Downing (1816 - 1881)**
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)**
      Sarah D Downing Foster (1819 - 1897)**
      Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)**
      Charles C. Riter (1828 - 1898)*
      Joseph Downing Riter (1830 - 1922)
      William W. Riter (1835 - 1909)*
     Burial: Nauvoo City Cemetery, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
     Created by: Drake
     Record added: Jul 20, 2013
     Find A Grave Memorial# 114075137.1
Joseph Downing Riter died on 18 May 1927 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA, at age 97; Date from gravemarker shown on FindAGrave memorial page.1
     Joseph Downing Riter
From the Fort Madison, Iowa, 'Democrat', November 2, 1901.

Joseph Downing Riter
'The one and one-half story frame house, north of Powellton, known as the ol BEN RITER house, owned by J. D. Riter, and occupied by Wm. Walker and family, was destroyed by fire Monday night. Almost all of the contents of the building were saved.'

Joseph Downing Riter
He was a farmer at Powellton, IL, but retired in Los Angeles, CA, living to be over 92, and writing many letters to relatives and friends up to the end. Had no children.

Joseph Downing Riter was listed as a resident in Benjamin E. Riter and Elizabeth Beidler's household in the census report on 13 November 1850 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; pp. 403-B & 404-A, lines 39-42 and 1-2, dwelling 1942, family 1946
     39 RITTER, Benjamin 49 [1801] M farmer $800 PA
     40 " , Elizabeth 54 [1796] F PA
     41 " , Charles C. 21 [1829] M farmer PA
     42 " , Joseph D. 19 [1831] M farmer PA
     1 " , William 16 [1834] M Laborer PA
     2 DOWNING, Benjamin 23 [1827] M PA.2

Family

Edith Davis b. 8 Jan 1832, d. 6 Feb 1910

Susan Riter

F, #22674, b. 2 October 1831, d. 14 May 1839
FatherBenjamin E. Riter b. 27 Jul 1801, d. 26 Nov 1884
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Susan Riter was born on 2 October 1831.
Susan Riter died on 14 May 1839 at age 7.

William W. Riter

M, #22675, b. 27 February 1835, d. 17 July 1909
FatherBenjamin E. Riter b. 27 Jul 1801, d. 26 Nov 1884
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     William W. Riter was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Ft. Madison, Iowa, USA.

He was born on 27 February 1835 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Sarah C. Faulkner on 13 December 1865.2,1
William W. Riter died on 17 July 1909 at Burlington, Des Moines Co., Iowa, USA, at age 74.1
William W. Riter was buried after 17 July 1909 at Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Madison, Lee Co., Iowa, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: Morgan Rees Lewis
     Birth:      Feb. 27, 1835, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Jul. 17, 1909, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
     Son of Benjamin E. Riter and Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter. Married Sarah C. Faulkner on 13 Dec 1865 in Hancock county, Illinois. They had three children: Susan B., Catherine Elizabeth, and John Hughes Riter.
     William had undergone a foot amputation, but the shock of the surgery resulted in death a few weeks after the procedure.
     Family links: Parents:
      Benjamin Riter (1801 - 1884)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Sarah C Faulkner Riter (1842 - 1933)
     Siblings:
      Thamazin Downing Woodward (1814 - 1904)**
      James Downing (1816 - 1881)**
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)**
      Sarah D Downing Foster (1819 - 1897)**
      Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)**
      Charles C. Riter (1828 - 1898)*
      Joseph Downing Riter (1830 - 1922)*
      William W. Riter (1835 - 1909)
     Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, USA
     GPS (lat/lon): 40.62706, -91.33574
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Nov 22, 2005
     Find A Grave Memorial# 12462288.1
     William W. Riter
'WILLIAM RITER of Sonora Township is suffering considerably from deep erysipilas of the left hand.' ('Erysipilas: an acute, febrile, infectious disease, due to a specific streptococcus, and characterized by diffusely spreading, deep-red inflammation of the skin or mucus membranes. ACD.)

William W. Riter
From the Fort Madison, Iowa, 'Democrat', July 11, 1903.

William W. Riter
'Word received here yesterday of the death of WILLIAM RITER, which occurred at Mercy Hospital in Burlington, Iowa. Mr. Riter underwent an operation for amputation of his foot a few weeks ago, but the shock, together with his weakened condition from illness and his advanced age, proved more than he could withstand at at last he was compelled to surrender to the inevitable. Mr. Rite was formerly a well-known resident of this vicinity but has lived at Fort Madison the past few years.'

William W. Riter
From the Fort Madison, Iowa. 'Democrat', August 18, 1909.

William W. Riter
Had three children: Susan B. Riter, who married J. P. thornbor, Powellton, IL; Catherine Riter, married Dr. Amos Thornber, Powellton, IL; and John H. Riter, married Mary Schmitz, Powellton, IL having grandsons, John and Richard Riter.

William W. Riter was listed as a resident in Benjamin E. Riter and Elizabeth Beidler's household in the census report on 13 November 1850 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; pp. 403-B & 404-A, lines 39-42 and 1-2, dwelling 1942, family 1946
     39 RITTER, Benjamin 49 [1801] M farmer $800 PA
     40 " , Elizabeth 54 [1796] F PA
     41 " , Charles C. 21 [1829] M farmer PA
     42 " , Joseph D. 19 [1831] M farmer PA
     1 " , William 16 [1834] M Laborer PA
     2 DOWNING, Benjamin 23 [1827] M PA.3

Family

Sarah C. Faulkner b. 27 Oct 1842, d. 28 Feb 1933

Martha Riter

F, #22676, b. 19 February 1837, d. 22 September 1837
FatherBenjamin E. Riter b. 27 Jul 1801, d. 26 Nov 1884
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Martha Riter was born on 19 February 1837.
Martha Riter died on 22 September 1837.

Elizabeth Campbell1

F, #22677
FatherColin Campbell 3rd Earl of Argyll2 d. 26 Mar 1529
MotherJean Gordon3
Last Edited4 Jul 2006
     Elizabeth Campbell married James Stewart Earl of Moray, son of James IV Stewart King of Scots and Janet Kennedy, in August 1529.1 Elizabeth Campbell married John Gordon 11th Earl of Sutherland, son of Alexander Gordon Master of Sutherland and Lady Janet Stewart, circa 1546; his 1st wife.2,4

Family 1

James Stewart Earl of Moray b. c 1500

Family 2

John Gordon 11th Earl of Sutherland b. 1525, d. 23 Jun 1567

Citations

  1. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Stuart Earls of Moray Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  2. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Stuart Earls of Moray Family Page (see ARGYLL, D).
  3. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Argyll Family Page.
  4. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, John Gordon: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00006127&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.

Jacob Beidler

M, #22678, b. 27 November 1778, d. 25 December 1864
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Jacob Beidler and an unknown person were divorced; N. He and an unknown person were divorced; N. He was born on 27 November 1778 at Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He married an unknown person circa 1802. He married an unknown person in 1825.
Jacob Beidler died on 25 December 1864 at age 86.
     Jacob Beidler
Extensive biography on p. 185 of Beidler book by Fretz.

John Beidler

M, #22679, b. 11 March 1780, d. 22 December 1872
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited30 Aug 2002
     John Beidler and an unknown person were divorced; N.
John Beidler was buried at Friends, Lionville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

He was born on 11 March 1780. He married an unknown person circa 1804.
John Beidler died on 22 December 1872 at Lionville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 92.
     John Beidler
Extensive bio in Beidler book, page 208-9.

Mary Beidler

F, #22680, b. 28 June 1782, d. 7 January 1858
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Mary Beidler married an unknown person. She and an unknown person were divorced; N. She was born on 28 June 1782.
Mary Beidler died on 7 January 1858 at age 75.