|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1858|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1944|
"Adkins, Jeannie Smith (Bowers)
Mrs. J. S. Adkins, 86, Buried at Columbus
Columbus. Sept. 4.-- Funeral services were held here Friday for Mrs. Jeannie
Smith Adkins, 86, with Rev. J. Yount officiating and interment being made at Odd
Mrs. Adkins was the daughter of early Columbus pioneers, having been born here
on September 28, 1858. Her parents were Dr. John H. and Anne Griffith Bowers.
Doctor Bowers, originally from Alsace, practiced in India before coming to
Texas, and this experience proved advantageous when Asiatic cholera entered
Texas in the 1840s.
During the imprisonment of Santa Anna in Brazoria County, after the battle of
San Jacinto, Doctor Bowers furnished opium to the Mexican general. Physician to
the family of Lawrence Washington, grand-nephew of George Washington, Doctor
Bowers was presented with many of the Washington family effects, and
considerable portion of the Washington library is still preserved in the Adkins
Jeannie Smith Bowers and William Lucious Adkins were united in marriage on
January 15, 1879, and Mr. Adkins practiced law here until his death in 1920.
Surviving are a son, John Bowers Adkins of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. B. L.
Vineyard of Eagle Lake; two nieces, Mrs. J. H. Foster of Houston and Mrs. T. P.
Haley of Eagle Lake; a grand niece, Mrs. Gus Franz of Wichita, Kan., and a grand
nephew, Tom Haley of Eagle Lake.
Weimar Mercury, September 8, 1944, page 2"
Note: Parents: John Henry and Ann F (Griffith) Bowers; Husband: William Lucius Adkins
Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 28, 2008
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Columbus. Sept. 4.-- Funeral services were held here Friday for Mrs. Jeannie Smith Adkins, 86, with Rev. J. Yount officiating and interment being made at Odd Fellows Rest.Mrs. Adkins was the daughter of early Columbus pioneers, having been born here on Se...(Read more)|
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