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George T. and Ella Dowler

In 1880 Crawford County, Iowa, Geo Dowler is 29, a farm laborer for Chas and Lelia Woodard.

In 1880 Carroll COunty, M.B. Freelove is 38, Mary A. 28, Cora 9, Arthur 6, Floyd 3, and Nettie nine months.

In 1885 Carroll County, Iowa, Edward "Dowlar" is 56, Ann 55, George 27, and Delile 16.

G.T. Dowler, age 29, married Cora Freelove, age 18 in Manning, Carroll County, Iowa on March 2, 1887. His pfather was Edward Dowler, her parents were M.B. Freelove and Mary Goundry.

1896 Manning, Iowa Monitor "Mr. M.B. Freelove died very suddenly at his home in this city on Wednesday morning. For a number of years he had been a great and constant sufferer with asthma, and it was this together with other complications that brought about his death. Mathias B. Freelove was born in the village of Rutland, Vermont, fifty-five years ago. In the fall of 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Gondra, and as a result of this union six children were born unto them, all of whom, except a son who died in youth, survive. They are Floyd, Nettie and Mamie, at home; Mrs. Cora Dowler, Manilla, and Arthur, a student at Valpariaso, Indiana. Mr. Freelove with his wife came to Carroll County twenty-six years ago, settling down in the town of Arcadia; Twelve years later the family came to Manning, where they have since resided. Mr. Freelove, although laboring under a disease which he well knew would sooner or later end his days here upon earth, always appeared to his friends on the bright side of life; always jovial and good-natured. He was kind to his family, and now that he is dead they can only hope for a reunion in another world. The funeral was held at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon from the late residence, Rev. George W. Wood officiating, and the remains were interred in the cemetery south of town."

In 1900 Crawford County, Iowa, George is a day laborer, born Sept 1857 in Iowa, mwith Cora M. June 1869 Iowa. Zadah July 1889 Kansas, Albert L. May 1891 Iowa, and Marol E. July 1896 Iowa.

April 1901 "Zadah Dowler went to Manning, Monday to spend her spring vacation with her grandmother."

July 1901 "Nettie Freelove returned to her home in Manning after a few days visit with her sister Mrs. DOwler - Manilla Iowa news."

1902 Denison, Iowa "Mrs. Geo. Dowler entertained her mother, Mrs. Freelove, from Manning the past week."
"May Freelove, of Manning, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Dowler."

Denison, Iowa Sept 1905

In 1905 Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, Geo Dowler, Cora Dowler and Zadah Dowler are together.
In 1910 Madison County, Iowa, Cora I. is 32, widowed, born in Iowa, with Curtis E. 7 Clark B. 5, and Mary L. 3, all born in IOwa.

July 22, 1910 Yuma

"Mrs. Mae Kempf of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is out on a visit with her mother, Mrs. Freelove and sisters of this place."

July 1912 Manning, Iowa

The funeral of Mrs. George P. Kempf was held at the home of J.J. Kempf on Friday morning at 10:30 conducted by Rely. C.W. Hempstead. The remains were brought to Victor from Milwaukee on Thursday. Her death was a shock to the entire community since she had visited here but two weeks before her death and seemed improved. The sympathy of the community is extended to the husband a well known Victor boy, in his great sorrow.
Mae (Freelove) Kempf, was born in Manning, Iowa, June 10, 1883. Here she lived until womanhood, and in 1907 removed with her mother and sisters to Yuma, Colorado, where she was married to George P. Kempf on June 20, 1902, at Victor. They removed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Mr. Kempf is employed as a successful draughtsman with the C. M. and St. P. Railroad. She passed away at her home in that city on June 25, after a short illness, though her health had been impaired for several months.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, a daughter, Kathryn, her mother, two sisters and two brothers besides other relatives and friends. She had a sunny, happy disposition and made friends readily wherever she lived or chanced to be. A woman of many excellent qualities and will be missed by her friends. In her short life she sought things most "worth while" and the world of God was a source of comfort and help. We do not presume to fathom the mind of Infinitive and with truth we look up and say, "He doeth all things well." The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were, Mrs. Mary Freelove, Mrs. Cora Dowler, Miss Nettie Burrows, of Yuma, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. A. Freelove, of Kennebec, South Dakota; Mrs. C. Kempf and Mrs. Minnie Dau, of Manning, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. N. Yochem, of Persia, Iowa; Mrs. Margaret Schafbuch, of Conroy; Mrs. H.F. Hanson, of Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hanson, and Ed Hanson, of Brooklyn; Mr. and Mrs. P. Schafbuch, Mr. and Mrs. J. Schafbuch and son Harry, Mr. and Mrs. Gathjen, Mr. and Mrs. Rarhjen, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Schafbuch, Mr. and Mrs. F. Heitman, Mrs. Mary Conrad, Mrs. Kate Gahing, Mrs. H. Rathjen of Genoa Bluffs.

Victor Record, Victor, Iowa
June 28, 1912 Yuma
Mrs. Geo. Dowler and Mrs. G. F. Burrows left Wednesday afternoon for Victor, Iowa, where they went to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Geo. Kempf. Mrs. Kempf died at her home in Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon, and the remains were taken to Iowa for burial."
Curtis is in Madison County in 1920, the adopted son of Joseph and Mary Spurgeon.
He's buried in Des Moines 1903-1986, # 86139040, with wife Rachel.

Clark Dowler is in Madison County in 1920, 15, nephew of Lyle E. Travis 33 and Coara M. 32, all born in Iowa.James B. Beckwith of Otis, and Cora Dowler of Yuma, married in Akron on January 3, 1921. WItnesses wee Andew J. Loy and L. J. Elkins.
"Cora Myrtle Benson was the daughter of Albert Parrish Benson and Cynthia Miller. Cora's mother died when she was a very young girl. Her father married a 2nd time, and Cora does not appear on the censuses with her father so he must have gave her to family or friends to care for after Myrtle's mother Cynthia died. Cora married Edmond Lysle Travis 23 Dec 1906 in Madison Co IA"

Cora Dowler had divorced George Dowler in Yuma County in 1912.

December 6, 1918

July 10, 1919
March 1920 "Mrs. Cora Dowler was visiting at Otis between trains, Monday."
Cora was a laundress in Yuma in 1920, divorced, 30 born in Iowa, with daughter Marion Dowler 13 born in IOwa.
Marian Lucille Daniels was born in Manilla, Iowa April 11, 1906 to George T. Dowler and Cora M. Freelove

George T. Dowler 1857-1942 is buried in Yuma # 48944665.
Octobere 29, 1942.

Albert Leo Dowler registered for WWI in Yuma, born May 5, 1891 at Manning, Iowa, working for the city water department, supporting his mother and sister.


Marvel Dowler married "L.C." Thomas December 25, 1914, recorded in Yuma County.
In 1920 Bingham County, Idaho, Luthur C. Thomas is 31, Nebraska, with Mavel E. 23 Iowa. Garnet 3 was born in COlorado.
In 1930 Jefferson County, Colorado, Luthur is a barber, 42, Marvel E. 32, and Garnett E. 13.
Luther, a barber, and Marvel, a beautician, are alone in 1940 Denver.
Garnette Thomas married Rudolph Steinke February 16, 1934, recordded in Douglas County, Colorado.

1917 Yuma "Mrs. Cora Dowler went to Windsor Sunday to visit her daughter, Mrs. T.C. Thomas."

Zada F. Dowler married Ralph T. Black on October 30, 1909, recorded in Morgan County.

1910 Yuma "Mrs. C. J. Black of Nebraska, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Cora Dowler."

Zadie F. Black and Ralph O. Black divorced in Yuma County in 1912.

1912 Wray " Mrs. Zada Black returned to her duties at central in the Yuma office Saturday afternoon after supplying with the office here for a few days."
1913 Yuma "Mrs. Zada Black is a Denver visitor this week, leaving here Wednesday. Her sister, Miss Marvel Dowler, is in charge of the central office during her absence."

1913 Yuma "Mrs. Zada Black, Miss Marvel Dowler, John Stoner, Clayton Buchanan, Eldon Chance, Merril Loring and Thomas Thomas went up to Akron Wednesday to take in the evening festivities in connection with the Washington county fair."
1917 Yuma "Mrs. Zada Black came down from Brush last Friday evening to visit her mother, Mrs. COra Dowler, and left on the early train Monday."
October 31, 1918 "Mrs. Zada Black, Denver telephone operator, who departed for the west ern front two months ago, has arrived safely over seas and has been assigned to duty with the American signal corps."

Zada Black married Herman Daniels August 12, 1919, recorded in Yuma County.

May 19, 1959
Zada - July 12, 1889 - May 21, 1959 is buried in Arlington National # 49167440.

November 1, 1923

Lynette Freelove Burrows 1883-1952 is buried in Yuma
February 28, 1952

June 13, 1929
James B. Beckwith 1857-1925 is buried in Yuma # 48448286.
So is Cora M. Beckwith 1869-1932 # 48448285.
May 19, 1932

May 19, 1932 "Words cannot reveal the depth of appreciation for the many beautiful expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness by the numerous friends during our recent bereavement over the loss of our loving daughter, mother and sister - Mrs Mary Freelove, Mrs. ?? Daniels, Mrs. Marvel Thomas, Mr.s Marian Daniels, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Burrows."
Mary M. Freelove 1850-1940 is buried in Yuma # 49689756.
February 22, 1940

September 1, 1949

Beatrix B. (Burrows) Quick 1911-1971 is buried in Yuma # 59792031.

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