Arthur Wilton McDowell

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1856 - 1901

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McDOWELL.--Rev. Arthur W. McDowell was born in Illinois June 15, 1856. He professed religion while young and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He joined Hopewell Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry in 1880. He was married to Miss Addie Bondurant at Hickory, in Shelby County, Tenn., July 15, 1881. Brother McDowell was a man of more than ordinary ability. Humboldt was his first pastorate. He has filled some of our best pulpits in Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri and Texas. He belonged to a preaching family. His father and two uncles were Cumberland Presbyterian preachers. I was his first teacher in his early school days, while his father was my professor in mathematics at Bethel College at McLemoresville, Tenn. Rev. A. W. McDowell died at his home at Baltow College, Shelby County, Tenn., September 13, 1901, after five days' suffering with erysiplelas. He died in the full assurance of his acceptance with God. He said, "I am ready." He has left behind him a sorrowing wife and two precious, bright boys. God bless them, and may the mantle of the father and grandfather fall upon them; and to the mother: We commend you to God, who will not leave you comfortless; and to his brother and sister: The good Lord bless you both. Dry up your tears, and be ready for the reunion where parting is no more.       Jo. McLeskey.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 12, 1901, page 1558]

Ordained Ministers Deceased

Name: McDowell, A. W.
Presbytery: Memphis
Date: Sept. 13, 1901
Age: 43

[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1901, page 195a]

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