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Elva Margaret Gillespie Bowles
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1905
La Prairie
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1991
Quincy
Adams County
Illinois, USA

She was the daughter of Henry Smith and Hannah Charlotte Schwanke Gillespie.She was born on a farm east of La Prairie, Adams County, Illinois. The family moved to a farm northwest of Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri. She graduated from Palmyra High School. She married Wilfred Lovelace Bowles. They lived first on Wilfred's home farm, then moved in December of 1935 to a farm near Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois. In 1939 Wilfred & her father bought a farm between Bowen & Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois. Wilfred & Elva had 3 sons: Ronald Wilfred - b.1932; Robert Henry - b.1937; Kenneth Wayne - b.1944.  
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Smith Gillespie (1877 - 1965)
  Johannah Charlotte Schwanke Gillespie (1879 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilfred Lovelace Bowles (1908 - 1983)*
 
 Sibling:
  Carl Earnest Gillespie (1902 - 1968)*
  Elva Margaret Gillespie Bowles (1905 - 1991)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Augusta
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Bob
Record added: Dec 04, 2004
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Elva Margaret <i>Gillespie</i> Bowles
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