|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1878|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1963|
Middie and Emanuel were married Jul 9 1900 Carroll Co, MO
and lived on a farm north of Bogard, Missouri. Although they were quite poor, they worked the farm to make their living.
They had ten children, but only seven survived to full adulthood.
Emanuel had built Middie a loom upon which she wove rugs with beautiful borders using strips of cloth or gunny sacks. She also quilted lovely quilts on frames built by Emanuel charging only a penny a yard for the thread to those who wanted to purchase her quilts.
She also was a wonderful Sunday school teacher at the non-instrumental Church of Christ in Coloma, Missouri. She created her own illustrations or charts for the lessons making them interesting and informative. She also had a lovely voice and occasionally lead the singing.
Middie lost three sons and was pregnant and delivered two sons during a two year period of time from May 1918 to March 1920. After surviving those difficult two years, the Great Depression started in 1929, and when she was just 52 years old, she lost her mother in 1930, lost her father in 1932, then two months later lost her husband, and three years later lost her fourth child, Otey in 1936 in an accident.
In the fall of 1936, the decision was made to move to Indiana, and she lived on a farm with her youngest son, Fred, until she passed away.
Robert Otey Bowen is also one of their children that is not linked at this time. He died in 1936.
Robert Kelley Douglas (1846 - 1932)
Caroline Campbell Douglas (1849 - 1930)
Emanuel Harvey Bowen (1872 - 1933)*
Christie H. Bowen (1901 - 1918)*
Robert Otey Bowen (1902 - 1936)*
Lovey Bowen Whitacre (1905 - 1990)*
Lola Marie Bowen Cook (1907 - 2004)*
James D. Bowen (1909 - 1985)*
John Willard Bowen (1910 - 1919)*
Martin Jessie Bowen (1913 - 1993)*
Orval Leo Bowen (1914 - 1985)*
Jasper Fred Bowen (1918 - 2010)*
Earnest Carlyle Bowen (1920 - 1920)*
Infant William Douglas*
Infant Liddy Douglas*
Otis Douglas (1872 - 1948)*
Middie Eunice Douglas Bowen (1878 - 1963)
Mary Douglas Denham (1882 - 1973)*
Jessie A Douglas Bennett (1889 - 1973)*
Van Horn Cemetery (Van Horn Township)
Maintained by: LMafera
Originally Created by: Kathy Burr
Record added: Sep 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116535928