DANIEL, ANNIE ELIZABETH ODLUM DOWLING (1840~1918)
Annie Elizabeth Daniel was born in 1840 to Benjamin Digby Odlum and Mary Punch of Victoria County. Benjamin Odlum was from Ireland and her mother was believed to be from Texas. Her father was a member of Fannins Georgia Battalion and survived the Goliad Massacre. In 1838, Odlum was elected to the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas. Her mother died in the late 1840s and her father died in 1861. On November 30, 1857, Annie Elizabeth married Richard William Dick Dowling in Houston at St. Vincents Church. Dick Dowling was distinguished officer during the Civil War. He joined the Jefferson Davis Guards in 1861. By 1862, the Davis Guards was upgraded to the First Texas Heavy Artillery. Dowling participated in the recapture of Galveston and also distinguished himself at the Battle of Sabine Pass. He died September 23, 1867. Following Dowlings death, Elizabeth Annie attempted to manage her late husbands business affairs, she had little success. On February 16, 1870, she married Walter R. Daniel in Galveston at St. Marys Cathedral. She had two children from her previous marriage and would have four more children with Walter Daniel. Walter Daniel was a merchant in Galveston. He died on August 16, 1916 in Port Neches, Texas. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery. Following her husbands death, she moved to Dallas to live with her daughter, Mrs. Godwin Jones. Annie Elizabeth passed away on May 13, 1918, and was buried two days later at the Texas State Cemetery.
Source: Ann Caraway Ivins.