F. M. Dowling


PROF. F. M. DOWLING, teacher of Latin, rhetoric, philology, in the Bethany college, Brooke county, W. Va., was born in 1861, August 18th and is the son of William and Mary (Chapman) Dowling. These are the parents of seven children, all of whom are living. They are: Rosa (Williamson), Hattie (Williamson), Flora (Camp), F. M., William E., Alla, Clarence. Prof. Dowling was reared as a farmer, and attended the common schools while working the farm; started to college at Bethany at the age of twenty, and graduated at the age of twenty-three, in the classical course. He also received the degree of A. B. After graduating, he went to Mt. Healthy, a suburb of CIncinnati, Ohio, and was pator of the Disciples church of that place for one year. His health failing, he was compelled to quit the work of the ministry for several months, when he went to Hope Dale, Harrison county, Ohio, where he taught the classics in the Normal college and preached on Sundays. During these two years he was also engaged in holding protracted meetings in various parts of the state of Ohio. He became a professor in Bethany college in the year 1887, and has been here ever since, preaching to congregations within reach of Bethany in the meantime. He was married to Bertha Paul, July 18, 1888. She is the daughter of Albert and Anna (Knox) Paul, and was born in 1867. By this union there was born one daughter, Harriet Cassell.

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