Smith Cemetery ~ Samuel A. McDowell ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
McDowell, Samuel A.
LAST: McDowell FIRST: Samuel MID: A.
BORN: 18 Dec 1852 DIED: 30 Sept 1875 BURIED:  (Smith Cemetery)
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co, Oregon
Name of father John McDowell
Maiden name of mother Louisa Nichols
[parents married in Polk Co., 11 Aug 1851 - Polk County Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1879, pg 3]
1870 OR CENSUS - Samuel McDowell, age 18, b. Oregon, is enumerated with John, age 43, occupation farmer, b. New York, and Louisa, age 32, b. Missouri, along with Sarah, age 15, b. Oregon, John, age 12, b. Oregon, age 10, b. Oregon, Nancy, age 8, b. Oregon, Henry, age 4, b. Oregon, James (under 1 yr), b. Oregon, and America (under 1 year), b. Oregon.
MARRIAGE - Samuel A. McDowell & Mary A. Last m 18 July 1875 at house of I.M. Simpson; Isaac Staats, JP. Wit: L.W. Loughary & I.M. Simpson
NOTE - wife Mary Last was a niece of Isaac M. Simpson; she remarried on 8 Oct 1877 to Andrew J. Lee [Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records]. She appears in 1880 census of Bridgeport, Polk Co, Oregon, with second husband Andrew Lee and 2 sons, Willard M. Lee (4y) & Gilbert Lee (4m). Willard's age suggests he might have been Samuel's posthumous son and was listed under his step-father's name. Andrew J. Lee died 6 Sept 1917 in Portland, Oregon, and was buried Dallas cemetery. Mary remarried 28 Jan 1921 in Polk Co, Oregon [Oregon Marriage Index] to Reuben A. Hastings. She died 28 Feb 1923 at Pedee and was buried in Dallas Cemetery (probably in the Lee plot in the pioneer section, although her grave is unmarked) (death notice Polk County Observer 1 Mar 1923 & Polk County Itemizer 8 Mar 1923)
Saml A. McDowell
Sep. 30, 1875
22 ys 9 ms 12 ds
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Salt Creek, FA#593)
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1879, page 63
ROW: 27-3