Mrs. Sarah A. McDowell

The Charlotte N. C. Observer
April 30, 1903

She was a Greatly beloved citizen of Morganton
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Morganton, April 29 --
Mrs. Sarah A. McDowell, widow of the late Dr. John C. McDowell, died at her residence on Avery Avenue this morning, Mrs. McDowell, who was in her 78th year, was a daughter of the Late Col. James Erwin, of Burke county.  She leaves six children; Misses Margaret and Elizabeth McDowell and Mrs. W. B. and F. B. McDowell of Morganton; Mr. Jas. McDowell of Durham, Mr. John McDowell of Concord.;  Mrs. McDowell was a woman of rare intelligence and deep piety, and was greatly beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends.  She leaves to her children a fine old estate on Johns river, in this county, which was owned by her family before the Revolution.  The funeral services will be held to-morrow morning.

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