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Mary Ellen Bowman Beecher
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Birth: 1853
Death: 1934

This should be Mary Ellen Bowman and her husband's name isn't Jonathan Ward Beecher but rather Jonathan William Beecher. Their 1907 marriage record states this in detail, along with parent's names. Her parents, Jacob and Margaret Bowman (in same cemetery) were among the founders of North Liberty. Jonathan Beecher and Mary Ellen Bowman lived ummarried together for many years with her parents in the 1885 and 1895 Iowa State Census (all on FamilySearch.org0 and after her parents death unmarried with her sister in 1900 U.S. Census. In 1910 U.S. census he is indexed wrong as Jonathan Bucher (two e's look like a u) with new wife Mary Ellen. Since they married so late in life no children. Jonathan Beecher is in 1870 census with his parents named in his marriage record, Peter and Catherine Beecher, in PA here:
(Courtesy of Jonathan Beacher #48104114) 
Family links: 
  Jacob Bowman (1814 - 1885)
  Margaret J Bowman (1819 - 1892)
  Jonathan William Beecher (1857 - 1934)
  Mary Ellen Bowman Beecher (1853 - 1934)
  Sarah E Bowman (1857 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: In David Wray Addition Lot 18: Ellen B & John W Beecher. Grace G, Catherine E & L Vern Gordon Bane. Idamay & Irving N Owens.
Ridgewood Cemetery
North Liberty
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Penn Addition Lot 18 Plot 9
Created by: K L Bonnett
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47058341
Mary Ellen <i>Bowman</i> Beecher
Added by: K L Bonnett
Mary Ellen <i>Bowman</i> Beecher
Added by: K L Bonnett
Mary Ellen <i>Bowman</i> Beecher
Added by: K L Bonnett
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