Advertisement
Advertisement

Jennie Dowden (1888 - 1977)

A photo of Jennie Dowden
Add photo
Jennie Dowden
1888 - 1977
Born
January 23, 1888
Death
November 1977
Last Known Residence
Anacoco, Vernon County, Louisiana 71403
Summary
Jennie Dowden was born on January 23, 1888. She died in November 1977 at age 89. We know that Jennie Dowden had been residing in Anacoco, Vernon County, Louisiana 71403.
Updated: November 7, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Introduction
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Jennie Dowden. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Jennie's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Jennie is always remembered.
Update biography

Jennie's biography

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Jennie's life so that she is always remembered. What's this?

Biography
Jennie Dowden
Most commonly known as
Jennie Dowden
Full name
Did Jennie go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Anacoco, Vernon County, Louisiana 71403
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Jennie Dowden was born on
Birth
Jennie Dowden died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Jennie.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Jennie Dowden?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Jennie's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Jennie born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

Did Jennie finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Jennie attend?

Religion

Was Jennie a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Jennie baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Jennie did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Jennie's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Jennie serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree

Jennie's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Dowden family tree.

Jennie's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Jennie Dowden Jennie Dowden
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Jennie's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Photos

There are no photos of Jennie Dowden! Please share photos of Jennie and the Dowden family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Comments

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Jennie.

Cancel

Obituary

Share Jennie's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Jennie Dowden passed away in November 1977 at 89 years old. She was born on January 23, 1888. There is no information about Jennie's family or relationships. We know that Jennie Dowden had been residing in Anacoco, Vernon County, Louisiana 71403.
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1888 - 1977 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Jennie's lifetime.

In 1888, in the year that Jennie Dowden was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1896, by the time she was merely 8 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1915, she was 27 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1938, she was 50 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1977, in the year of Jennie Dowden's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

Other Biographies

Other Dowdens

Other Biographies

Back to Top