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Frances Ainley McDowell

Frances Ainley McDowell, American school nurse educator. Registered Nurse, New York; certified school nurse teacher. Recipient Appreciation pin Girl Scouts Genesee Valley, Rochester, 1984, Thanks badge Girl Scouts Genesee Valley, Rochester, 1989.


  • McDowell, Frances Ainley was born on August 19, 1935 in Providence. Daughter of Reginald Emmett and Catherine Helen (Harrington) Ainley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education, University Rhode Island, 1958.


    • Nursing instructor St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1958-1959, Monroe County, Rochester, 1960-1961. Substitute school nurse Penfield (New York ) School District, 1982-1989. School nurse Mercy High School, Penfield School District, 1989-1993.

      School nurse aide Bay Trail Middle School, Penfield School District, 1993-1994. Substitute school nurse teacher Penfield School District, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, New York. Certified school nurse teacher.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    District leader, chair Girl Scouts Genesee Valley, Rochester, 1969-1997, master trainer regional committee, since 1986, board dirs, 1997-1998. Member American Association of University Women, National Association School Nurses, New York State Nurses Association, New York State Association School Nurses (program committee), Gamma Sigma Gamma (Alpha Chi Omega alumnae, vice president, treasurer).


    • Married David Quincy McDowell, June 1, 1957. Children: Robert David, Catherine Ann, Mary Frances, Thomas William, Barbara Joan.
    • father: Reginald Emmett Ainley
    • mother: Catherine Helen (Harrington) Ainley
    • spouse: David Quincy McDowell
    • children: Robert David McDowell
    • Catherine Ann McDowell
    • Mary Frances McDowell
    • Thomas William McDowell
    • Barbara Joan McDowell
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    Born August 19, 1935