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Frances A. McDowell Collection


Frances Lewis Arthur McDowell (1915 - 1998) was an active resident of Buncombe County, involved in the local community especially the restoration of the Smith-McDowell House in Asheville. She worked for the Veteran's Administration hospital in Oteen from 1945 to 1973.This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks and genealogical notes compiled by Mrs. McDowell.

Title

Frances A. McDowell Collection

Collection Number

PC.7005

Date(s)

1894 - 2013

Physical Description
Boxes
3.00
Cubic feet
2.00
Abstract

Frances Lewis Arthur McDowell (1915 - 1998) was an active resident of Buncombe County, involved in the local community especially the restoration of the Smith-McDowell House in Asheville. She worked for the Veteran's Administration hospital in Oteen from 1945 to 1973.

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks and genealogical notes compiled by Mrs. McDowell.

Creator

McDowell, Frances A. 1915 - 1998

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


Collection arranged by subject.


Available for research.


Collection processed by Marty McQuatters.


Frances Lewis Arthur McDowell (1915 - 1998) was born and reared in Asheville. She graduated from Asheville High School in 1932 and was a member of the Central United Methodist Church for 71 years. Early in her career Frances was involved with the Business Girl's League of the Asheville Y.W.C.A. She was employed by the Veteran's Administration hospital in Oteen from 1945 to 1973, retiring as a fiscal accounts supervisor.

She is descended from two North Carolina Revolutionary War soldiers and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In 1955, she married Mr. Edward Erwin McDowell (1913 - 1988) of Asheville. They lived on Forest Hills Drive in Asheville's Kenilworth neighborhood, before retiring to Givens Estates.


  • McDowell family
  • Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • United States--Officials and employees.
  • Oteen (Asheville, N.C.)
  • Asheville (N.C.)

Folder 1.1: Miscellaneous family notes

Folder 1.2: Genealogical Membership Groups

Folder1.3: Wedding Announcement

Folder1.4: Obituaries 1935-1994

Folder1.5: Materials pertaining to husband Edward Erwin McDowell

Folder 2.1: Christmas cards

Folder 2.2: Wedding invitations and notices

Folder 2.3: Graduation announcements

Folder 2.4: Announcements and clippings

Folder 2.5: Article on the carbon monoxide poisoning of three people

Folder 3.1: Employee Recognition programs 1973-1976

Folder 3.2: Miscellaneous personal material

Folder 4.1: Frances and Edward McDowell, Nannie and Mary McDowell

Folder 4.2: Miscellaneous family and friends

Folder 4.3: Israel, Greece and Holland

Folder 4.4: Formal and informal Veteran's Administration photos by year

5.1: Guest book, trip and expense ledger

5.2: Writing samples

5.3: Church certificates and personal documents

5.4: Scrapbooks