BOWDEN Family

First Generation

1. Francis Marion 'Frank'1 Bowden (#13743) was born in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar about 1881. Francis died 25 Feb 1964 in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, at 82 years of age. His body was interred in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar.

He married Ruth Janie Isabel in Forrest City, St. Francis Co., Ar, 27 Jul 1935. (Ruth Janie Isabel is #13742.) Ruth was born in Palestine, St. Francis Co., Ar 18 May 1919. Ruth is the daughter of James Henry 'Jim' Isabel Sr. and Margaret Ollie Edwards. At 19 years of age Ruth became the mother of Frances Marion Bowden in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tn, 28 May 1938. At 21 years of age Ruth became the mother of Ruth Ann Bowden in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, 13 Feb 1941. At 28 years of age Ruth became the mother of Helen Florence Bowden in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, 5 Dec 1947. At 33 years of age Ruth became the mother of Phillip Dewayne Bokker in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 3 Jan 1953. At 35 years of age Ruth became the mother of George Frantz 'Bubba' Bokker III in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 27 Sep 1954. At 36 years of age Ruth became the mother of Deborah Ann 'Debbie' Bokker in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 31 Mar 1956. At 41 years of age Ruth became the mother of Denise Frantzette Bokker in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 26 Feb 1961.

At 56 years of age Francis became the father of Frances Marion Bowden in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tn, 28 May 1938. At 59 years of age Francis became the father of Ruth Ann Bowden in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, 13 Feb 1941. At 66 years of age Francis became the father of Helen Florence Bowden in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, 5 Dec 1947. Frank was sheriff of Lee County at one time. He also worked for Henry Ford and worked in the Texas oil fields. Ruth Ann took care of her father until he was put in a nursing home.

Francis Marion 'Frank' Bowden and Ruth Janie Isabel had the following children:

child 2 i. Frances Marion2 Bowden (#13745) was born in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tn 28 May 1938. She married Bronson Lamar Allen. (Bronson Lamar Allen is #13746.) Bronson became the father of Bronson Lamar 'Bo' Allen 1973. (See Bronson Lamar Allen for the continuation of this line.)

At 35 years of age Frances became the mother of Bronson Lamar 'Bo' Allen 1973. ADDRESS-OK: lives in Tulsa near Ethel.

child 3 ii. Ruth Ann Bowden (#13769) was born in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar 13 Feb 1941. She married three times. She married Charles Edward Barber. (Charles Edward Barber is #13771.) Charles was born in Palestine, St. Francis Co., Ar. Charles became the father of Tamara Aileen 'Tami' Barber in Forrest City, St. Francis Co., Ar, 7 Aug 1964. (See Charles Edward Barber for the continuation of this line.) She married James Edwin Bady. (James Edwin Bady is #13772.) James was born in Orange, Orange Co., Tx 21 Apr 1944. At 30 years of age James became the father of James Stephen Bady in St. Charles, St. Charles Co., Mo, 5 Jul 1974. At 32 years of age James became the father of John David Bady in St. Charles, St. Charles Co., Mo, 8 Aug 1976. (See James Edwin Bady for the continuation of this line.) She married Emmett 'Bob' McKnight in Sunflower, Sunflower Co., Ms, Jan 1958. (Emmett 'Bob' McKnight is #13770.) Emmett was born in Sunflower, Sunflower Co., Ms. Emmett became the father of Angela Ruth 'Angie' McKnight in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, 12 Dec 1958. Emmett became the father of Sheila Ann McKnight in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 21 Dec 1959. Emmett became the father of Alesia Frances 'Lisa' McKnight in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 25 Feb 1963. (See Emmett 'Bob' McKnight for the continuation of this line.)

At 17 years of age Ruth became the mother of Angela Ruth 'Angie' McKnight in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar, 12 Dec 1958. At 18 years of age Ruth became the mother of Sheila Ann McKnight in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 21 Dec 1959. At 22 years of age Ruth became the mother of Alesia Frances 'Lisa' McKnight in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 25 Feb 1963. At 23 years of age Ruth became the mother of Tamara Aileen 'Tami' Barber in Forrest City, St. Francis Co., Ar, 7 Aug 1964. At 33 years of age Ruth became the mother of James Stephen Bady in St. Charles, St. Charles Co., Mo, 5 Jul 1974. At 35 years of age Ruth became the mother of John David Bady in St. Charles, St. Charles Co., Mo, 8 Aug 1976. ADDRESS-AR: 397 Cherrydell, West Helena, AR 72390; 501-572-3233

Ruth Ann's second child, Sheila Ann, was adopted by her great uncle, Henry Isabel, and his wife, Virgie. Ruth Ann was married to James Bady twice and divorced from him twice. She was never legally married to her second husband. She works at Helena Regional Medical Center as a communication operator. She uses the name Ruth Bowden.

child 4 iii. Helen Florence Bowden (#13787) was born in Marianna, Lee Co., Ar 5 Dec 1947. She married twice. She married David Mitchell. (David Mitchell is #13788.) David became the father of David Mitchell Jr. in Belle Glade, Palm Beach Co., Fl, 30 Dec 1971. (See David Mitchell for the continuation of this line.) She married Walter 'Ray' Lincoln. (Walter 'Ray' Lincoln is #13789.) Walter became the father of Daniel Lincoln in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 12 Jun 1982. (See Walter 'Ray' Lincoln for the continuation of this line.)

At 24 years of age Helen became the mother of David Mitchell Jr. in Belle Glade, Palm Beach Co., Fl, 30 Dec 1971. At 34 years of age Helen became the mother of Daniel Lincoln in Helena, Phillips Co., Ar, 12 Jun 1982. Helen's third and present marriage is to Bob Jordan. They have no children.

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