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novelist

Dorothy Florence Dowdell, American novelist. Recipient Jack London award, 1977. Member American Association of University Women, California Writers Club.

Background

Dowdell, Dorothy Florence was born on May 5, 1910 in Reno. Daughter of Albert Berdell and Florence Edith (Lusk) Karns.

Education

AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1931.

Career

Housewife, 1931-1948;teacher elementary school, Sacramento City School Department, 1948-1961.

Works

Membership

Member American Association of University Women, California Writers Club.

Connections

Married Joseph A. Dowdell, June 21, 1931 (deceased September 1983). Children: Joan Eva Moore, John Lawrence.

father:
Albert Berdell Karns

mother:
Florence Edith (Lusk) Karns

spouse:
Joseph A. Dowdell

children:
Joan Eva Moore Dowdell

John Lawrence Dowdell