O. Z. McDowell was born June 9, 1903 in Columbus, Georgia, the son of William David McDowell and Pinkie Elizabeth Jones. He worked his entire working life in the textile mills.
He married (1) Mattie Pearl Vance sometime before June 1922. We have not found their marriage record yet. They later divorced after 1930. And he married (2) Edna Lucille Bryant sometime before May 1934.
Mattie Pearl Vance was born June 21, 1905 and died September 1985 in Phenix City, AL. She married Edward J. Meadors sometime before 1946 when their daughter Joanne was born.
Edna Lucille Bryant was born December 4, 1917 in Ocilla, Irwin County, Georgia. She died in November 1984 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. Her obituary is listed below
APPLICATION FOR U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER
U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ACT APPLICATION FOR ACCOUNT NUMBER 255 03 3721 (1.) O.Z. MCDOWELL (2.) 1123-14th Street - (3.) Columbus, Georgia (4.) Swift Manufacturing Company (5.) Columbus, Georgia (6.) (age) 33 - (7.) (birthdate) June 9, 1903 (8.) (birthplace) Columbus, Georgia (9.) (father's full name) William David McDowell (10.) (mother's full name) Pinkie Elizabeth Jones (11.) male - (12.) white (13.)Not registered with the U.S. Employment Service (14.)"I have not" filled out a card like this previously. (15.)Date Signed - December 1, 1936 (16.) Signed by O. Z. McDowell
Georgia Department of Human Resources Vital Records Unit Certificate of Death #020468, custodian's number 00816
NAME - O. Z. McDowell
Date of Death - June 30, 1975 Place of Death - Columbus, Moscogee County, Georgia - Medical Ctr Street Address - 1340 Rhodes St. White, Male, Born Columbus, Georgia - June 9, 1903, age 72 yrs Married - Edna Lucille McDowell Usual Occupation - Swift Textiles Father's Name - David William McDowell Mother's Name - Pinky Informant - Edna L. McDowell, wife of Columbus, GA Cause of Death - respiratory failure Signed by Donald P. Newman, MD of Columbus, GA 7-8-1975
July 1, 1975
O. Z. MCDOWELL
O. Z. McDowell, 72, of 1340 Rhodes Street, died Monday at the Medical Center.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Evangel Temple, with burial in Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.
Mr. Mcdowell was born June 9, 1903, in Columbus, son of the late David William and Pinky McDowell. A member of Evangel Temple, he lived in Columbus all of his life and retired in 1965 after 40 years with Swift Textile Company.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Lucille McDowell, Columbus; a son, James David McDowell, Phenix City; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Edna Harrison, Columbus; Mrs. Louise Saban, Worland, Wyoming; and Mrs. Anita ? of Miami Fla.; a brother, William McDowell, California; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Vance and Mrs. Evelyne Brown, both of Columbus; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Edna Lucille Mcdowell, 66, of 1340 Rhodes St., Columbus, died Saturday at the Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Evangel Temple Assembly of God with burial in Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus.
Mrs. McDowell was born Dec 4, 1917 in Ocilla, GA, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bryant. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Counsil of Evangel Temple, a homemaker and the widow of O.Z. McDowell.
Survivors include a son, David McDowell of Phenix City; twp daughters, Betty E. Harrison of Columbus and Anita Rhodes of Miami; a sister, Vivian Kite of Warner Robins; a brother, Willard Bryant of Macon; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
1930 US CENSUS, Columbus City, Militia District 921, Muscogee County, GA
Enumeration District 108-23
1409 Universal? St
VANCE, Robert Head Rents $9.00 no radio MW 62 Md at 20 could not r/w AL US US carder cotton mill
Nancy Wife FW 44 Md at 18 r/w AL AL AL
Mattie P * Dau FW 25 Md at 15 r/w AL AL AL weaving cotton mill
Annie ** Dau FW 20 S r/w AL AL AL sacks peanuts-peanut plant
Murphy Son MW 18 S r/w AL AL AL carder cotton mill
Mertie? Dau sch FW 15 S r/w AL AL AL none
Willie Son sch MW 12 S r/w AL AL AL none
Louise*** G.Dau sch FW 8 S GA GA AL none
McDOWELL, OZ SIL MW 28? Md at 17 r/w GA GA GA skuder cotton mill
* McDowel written very lightly before Mattie P
** Vance written very lightly before Annie
*** No last name before Louise; however, she is a McDowell
1972 and 1974 Columbus, GA Directory:
O.Z. McDowell Jr. (Lucille B) retired 1340 Rhodes Street, Columbus GA
CHILDREN OF O.Z. MCDOWELL AND MATTIE PEARL VANCE
Elizabeth Louise McDowell
CHILDREN OF O. Z. MCDOWELL AND EDNA LUCILLE BRYANT
James David McDowell (private)
Betty Edna McDowell (private)
Anita McDowell (private)
Both O. Z. and Edna Lucille McDowell are buried at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia. Mattie Pearl Vance is buried with her second husband, Edward J. Meadors in Phenix City, Alabama.
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