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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .McDOWELL.

Submitted by: Kirt

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 McDowell Settlement information

I am doing genealogical research for a graduate degree course at UW-Milwaukee and have discovered that my Great Great Grandfather was Samuel McDowell, who was married to Viola Pierce. He moved to the Little River Township in the 1860's from Shawsville, Quebec. He brought his father Samuel and mother Mary Jane (Wilson) McDowell and his 6 brothers and 3 sisters as well. Interestingly, the McDowell settlement, as it was called, had its own school district. Samuel's wife, Viola, was a schoolteacher who came to the McDowell settlement from Omro, Wisconsin to teach. I am still working on getting the names of Samuel's siblings. All of the above information I pulled from my grandmother's remembrance book. Her maiden name was Marion Grady.


1870 Federal Census - Oconto West Ward, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Page 2

McDowell
Samuel - age 65; laborer; born in Ireland.
Mary (Wilson) - age 62; keeping house; born in Ireland.
William - age 34; laborer; born in Canada.
Richard - age 31; laborer; born in Canada.(married 10 Dec 1873 - Oconto County)
Samuel - age 26; laborer; born in Canada.(married 05 Aug 1874 - Oconto County)
Thomas - age 24; laborer; born in Canada.(married 16 Dec 1879 - Oconto County)
Eliza - age 16; at home; born in Canada.  (married Dec 25, 1873 - Oconto County)
Emma - age 11; at home; born in Canada.
David - age 10; at home; born in Canada. (married 09 Jul 1888 - Oconto County)
Erastus - age 8; at home; born in Canada.

Children of Samuel McDowell and Mary Wilson researched on the  QUIRT Family Page

ELIZA JANE  born 1853 in Shawville, Quebec, Canada, and died Mar 27, 1876 in Oconto, Oconto Co, WI.;  married Dec 25, 1873 in Oconto, WI. to FRANCIS ALBERT who was born Feb 28, 1852 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co, New York, and died Jan 11, 1930 in Winnepeg,
Manitoba, Canada.

MARGARET (Jennie)  born 1864, and died 1954 in Wisconsin; married Jul 28, 1880 to JOHN PRESTON QUIRT who was born 1853 in Arthur Twp, Wellington Co,
Ontario, Canada, and died 1934 in Wisconsin.

Children of JOHN QUIRT and MARGARET MCDOWELL are:
     i.      LAVERNE5 QUIRT, b. 1886, Wisconsin; d. 1943.
     ii.     HOWARD QUIRT, b. 1891, Wisconsin; d. Unknown.
     iii.    HAROLD QUIRT, b. 1891, Wisconsin; d. 1963.
     iv.     CECIL QUIRT, b. 1892, Wisconsin; d. Unknown.
     v.      ZELLA QUIRT, b. May 06, 1893, Wisconsin; d. Unknown.

MARY JANE FRANCES (Emma)  born Aug 23, 1860 in Clarendon, Quebec (Shawville), Canada, and died Aug 09, 1961 in Iron River, MI.; married Jul 28, 1880 in Oconto, WI to ALEXANDER QUIRT  who was born 1855 in Arthur Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario,
Canada, and died May 21, 1904 in Iron River, MI.

Children of ALEXANDER QUIRT and MARY MCDOWELL are:
       i.      HERBERT5 QUIRT, d. Unknown.
       ii.     ROBERT QUIRT, d. Unknown.
       iii.    BENJAMIN L. QUIRT, b. Mar 11, 1889; d. Unknown.
       iv.     ELSIE MABLE QUIRT, b. Jul 08, 1894, Iron River, MI; d. Unknown


THERESA V. MCDOWELL (daughter of William - son of Samuel- and Mary McDowell of Oconto) - was born Jan 24, 1873, and died 1967; married 1891 in Iron River, MI. to ARTHUR WELLINGTON QUIRT who was born 1860 in Arthur Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada, and died 1946 in Minnesota.

Children of ARTHUR QUIRT and THERESA MCDOWELL are:
        i.      LEILA5 QUIRT, b. 1892, Iron River, MI; d. 1989, Ann Arbor, MI.
        ii.     WILFRED QUIRT, b. 1894; d. 1984; m. LEE GIMLET, Private; b. Private.
        iii.    ETHEL QUIRT, b. 1897, Iron River, MI; d. 1988, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
        iv.     MARION QUIRT, b. 1898; d. 1910.
        v.      WALTER QUIRT, b. 1902, Iron River, MI; d. 1968.
        vi.     MILDRED QUIRT, b. Private.
        vii.    MARGERY QUIRT, b. 1913, Iron River, MI; d. 1996.
 

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1870 Federal Census - Oconto South Ward, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Page 21

McDowel
Robert - age 25; Works in Planing Mill; born in Canada; boarder at Rooming House of Susan Turner. (married 09 Aug 1875 - Oconto County)

1870 Federal Census - town of Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Page 2

McDowell
John - age 35 - farmer; born in Canada.
Sarah - age 28; keeping house; born in Ohio.
Ada - age 8; at home; born in Wisconsin.
Samuel - age 2; at home; born in Wisconsin.
 



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