Van Alstyne Leader
18 February 1926
Interment services for the remins of G. Dowd, former resident of
Van Alstyne, were held at the local cemetery on February 15, at 2 p.m.
Mr. Dowd died at Corsicana, where he had made his home for several years,
on Friday February 12, his remains reaching Van Alstyne via the H &
T C railroad at 9:31 Monday morning. The body was taken to the residence
of Rev. W.A. Strickland where it remained until the hour for interment.
The service was in charge of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, burial being
held according to the rites of that Order. Rev. F.C. Dick, offered
the prayer at the conclusion of the service.
Mr. Down was born at Burnsville, Mississippi, on July 8th, 1852.
He was married to Miss Mary E. Strickland, a sister to Rev. Strickland
on April 15, 1878. To this union were born six sons as follows: adolphus
Dowd, Chicago, Ill.; George Tillet Dowd, Lamesa, Texas; Edward Dowd, Los
Angeles, California; Cephus Dowd, Canyon, Txas; Edward Alfred Dowd, Pittsburg,
Pa. All of the sons were present at the funeral and acted as pallbearers.
Mrs. Dowd died at Van Alstyne on April 10, 1893.
Mr. Dowd was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church
at Glendale, Mississippi, in August 1870, and remained a faithful adherent
of that faith until his death. In 1879, he moved to Texas, settling
at Van Alstyne, where he lived for several years. Leaving Van Alstyne he
lived at different times in the old Indian Territory, New Mexico, and other
States, taking up his residence at Corsicana, in 1919, and living in that
city until his death. Following the death in 1893 of Mrs. Dowd, Mr.
Dowd was again married and is survived by his widow and six sons, the issue
of his first marriage.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church, corsicana,
conducted by Rev. Kennedy, the pastor, following which the body was brought
to Van Alstyne for interment.
The news of the death of this well-known former resident of Van
Alstyne was receuved wutg gebyube regret by all of his friends in this