Reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909
John Dowdell died Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. H. Dowdell, 822 Ottawa Street. He was born in Leavenworth June 10, 1869. He received his education in the public schools here and at the age of 18 started to learn the blacksmith trade under on of Leavenwoth's oldest blacksmith, J.A. Davis, who still has a place on Cherokee street between Sixth and Seventh streets. After he had been there five years he started in business for himself on Shawnee street between Third and Fourth streets. He did a good business and a few years later took William Seheer in as a partner who left the first two years ago.
Mr. Dowdell is survived by his mother, two sister, Mrs. G. Wright of this city and Mrs. M.S. Wright of San Antonio, Texas.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the cathedral. The serveces will be conducted by the Very Rev. J. Ward. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Date of death
Sunday, January 10, 1909
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