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Family of Elijah Louis BOWMAN (43) & Lizzie BROCK

108. Ethel Mae BOWMAN. Born on 19 Sep 1908 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 73, Ethel Mae died in Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri on 9 Dec 1981. Buried in Dec 1981 in McGrew Cemetery, Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri.

On 15 Sep 1925 when Ethel Mae was 16, she first married Clearance Robert HURT. Born on 3 Nov 1903. At the age of 68, Clearance Robert died on 6 Jan 1972. Buried in Jan 1972 in McGrew Cemetery, Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri.

They had the following children:
i. Bobbie. Born on 4 Oct 1926.

ii. Betty Jean. Born on 28 Jan 1930. At the age of 5, Betty Jean died on 23 Mar 1935.

iii. Billy Lee. Born on 28 Jan 1930.

iv. Eliza Ray. Born on 8 Aug 1933. At the age of 1, Eliza Ray died on 21 Mar 1935.

v. George. Born on 20 Dec 1936.

vi. Mavis.

vii. Larry Don.

Ethel Mae second married ? LANGDON.

109. Ruby Lee BOWMAN. Born on 5 Oct 1913 in Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 80, Ruby Lee died in Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri on 27 May 1994. Buried in May 1994 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Campbell, Dunklin County, Missouri. Cause of death: Cancer.

Obituary: Ruby Lee Goodrich, 80, of Campbell died Friday, May 27, 1994, at the Ridgeway Nursing Center in Malden. Mrs. Goodrich was born at Darden, Tenn., on Oct. 5, 1913, the daughter of Louis L. and Lizzie (Brack) Bowman. She was married to J.W. Goodrich at Kennett on September 27, 1930. Mrs. Goodrich was a housewife and was member of the Campbell Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband J.W. Goodrich of the home; one son, Billy Ed Goodrich of Campbell; one daughter, Barbara McDonald of Campbell; three grandchildren, Trudy Donehoo of Campbell, Johnny Goodrich of Malden and Marcia McDonald of Jonesboro, Ark.: two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Bowman of Rector, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis L. and Lizzie Bowman; and one son, Elton Leon Goodrich; two brothers, Ollie Ray Bowman and William Georgie Bowman; and one sister, Ethel May Hunt. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, a the Landess Funeral Chapel with Ken Sturgeon officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell. Landness Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

On 27 Sep 1930 when Ruby Lee was 16, she married John Willie GOODRICH, in Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri. Born on 20 Mar 1914 in Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri. At the age of 88, John Willie died in Missouri on 14 May 2002. Occupation: Farmer. Alias/AKA: "Bill".

They had the following children:
224 i. Billy Edward (1932-1996)
ii. Elton Leon. Born on 23 Jul 1933 in Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri. Elton Leon died in Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri on 28 Jun 1934. Buried in Jun 1934 in McGrew Cemetery, Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri.

225 iii. Barbara Ann (1949-)

110. William Georgie BOWMAN. Born on 16 Dec 1916 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 28, William Georgie died in Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri on 21 Mar 1945. Buried in Mar 1945 in McGrew Cemetery, Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri.

Military: Died in the Army in World War II.

Soldier Ends Life on Furlough Home

Pvt. Geo. Bowman, 28 Left 3 Page Letter Settling Out His Reasons


Leaving a 3-page letter in which he stated his intentions of taking his own life, because of family troubles, William George Bowman, 28-year-old soldier, who had been in the Army only since January 25 of this year, committed suicide about 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by shooting himself through the heart with a .16-gauge pump gun, at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Goodrich, who live about three-quarters of a mile east of Allen Island School. He was home on a furlough from Fort Knox, Ky., where he was stationed, and had been staying at the home of his sister, since he and his wife had been having domestic trouble and each of them had filed suit for divorce, the wife later withdrawing her suit. A hearing was held before Judge James V. Billings last Saturday and the case would probably have been disposed of this Saturday. Bowman, a son of Louis Bowman, who lives on the Harry Ray farm southeast of Senath, had farmed in the Senath community for the past several years, having worked for H.C. May until July of last year, and later worked for Thos. F. Donaldson. Bowman and his wife, who before her marriage was Mattie Lou Long, daughter of Jack Long of Senath, were married in September, 1930, and to this union was born one child, Carl Dean, now four years old. In his petition for divorce, Bowman was seeking custody of the child, and Mrs. Bowman had filed her answer requesting that she be given custody of the child and maintenance for them. Bowman left the home of his sister early Wednesday morning intending to return to Fort Knox, and apparently got as far as Hayti when he made up his mind to kill himself, and returned to the Goodrich home. He told Mr. Goodrich, his brother-in-law, that when he got to Hayti, he learned that the railroad tracks between Hayti and Memphis had been washed out, and he had returned home for that reason, and would leave a day later. In his letter he expressed regret for having told them about the track being washed out. Bowman was alone at the Goodrich home when shot himself, using Mr. Goodrich's pump gun; and placing the barrel of the gun against his left breast. The charge from the shotgun left only a small wound on the outside described by those who saw it as no larger than a quarter. However, death was believed to instantaneous. Dr. Demspsy was summoned, as was Coroner Walter Hawkins from Kennett and Constable Roy Goodrich of Senath was also advised. Constable Goodrich was one of the first to reach the scene and he took the letter which Bowman had written. In view of the letter and after talking with members of the family, Coroner Hawkins decided that an inquest was not necessary. Mr. Goodrich, the brother-in-law, also came to Kennett to inform the sheriff and seek advice on what action he should take in notifying the army authorities. On the advice of Sheriff Shultz, he called the authorities at the Army Air Base, and a Captain Patton and two non-commissioned officers came down Wednesday to conduct an investigation, interviewing members of the family and officials. Arrangements were being made Thursday to hold the funeral services Saturday, and the burial will be in McGrew Cemetery.

Obituary: William George Bowman, for six weeks a member of the armed forces, met a tragic death by his own hand Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. The tragedy took place at the home of his sister, one mile east of Allen Island School. He had come home on a short furlough to try to arrange some family matters had been giving him great concern, and on Wednesday morning had left to return to camp. After having gone as far as Hayti, he returned, only to meet his death. Military authorities took charge of the body and of the situation arising. His death of course, a real shock to the community where had many friends and bore a fine reputation, and much regret has been expressed at his untimely end. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Little Brick Church in Senath.

In 1930 when William Georgie was 13, he married Mattie Lou LONG, daughter of Jack LONG.

They had one child:
i. Carl Dean. Born in 1941.

111. James Thomas BOWMAN. Born on 26 Jun 1919 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, James Thomas died in Paragould, Green County, Arkansas on 28 Apr 1996. Buried in Apr 1996 in Woodland Heights, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas. Occupation: Farmer. Alias/AKA: "Jimmy".

On 27 Sep 1938 when James Thomas was 19, he married Pearl FERGUSON, daughter of Thomas FERGUSON & Estelle BROTHERTON. Born in 1923 in Caruthersville, Missouri. At the age of 80, Pearl died in Jonesboro, Arkansas on 3 Jan 2003. Buried in Jan 2003 in Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector, Arkansas.

Obituary: RECTOR -- Pearl Lorine Bowman, 80, of Rector died Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Caruthersville, Mo., and lived in Rector most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Rector United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Bowman of Piggott and Jim Bowman of Greenway; one daughter, Sharon Dubar of Lake City; three sisters, Sarah Smith of Rector and Tommie Daniels and Mary Ingram, both of California; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bowman; her parents, Thomas and Estelle Brotherton Ferguson; an infant son; a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Irby Funeral Home of Rector, with the Revs. Greg Bowman and Harold Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector. Pallbearers will be Phil Martin, Aldon Kilbreath, Jimmy Bowman, Richard Hardin, Jonathan Craft and Vernon Dubar. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

They had the following children:
226 i. Wayne
227 ii. Jimmy Don
228 iii. Sharon Ann (Adopted)

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