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Melissa Jane Thompson Bowlsby
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1819
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1878
Chickasaw County
Iowa, USA

Melissa Jane Thompson was born in New York, New York. She married Charles Bowlsby in New York when she was 18 yrs. old. After they were married they moved to Albion, Michigan where they purchased land and lived there for several yeears and had two children: Ellen Selima and Charles Edwin. Then they moved to Branch Co., Michigan and had the rest of their children: Mary Louisa, Juliette Josephine, Elizabeth juliana, James Franklin, Willard Lucien and Lillian Rosalee. Melissa is buried here in David City Cemetery with two of her little grandchildren who died of diphtheria, Effie Lucretia and Leroy, the children of her son Willard.
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  Charles Bowlsby (1819 - 1900)
  Charles Edwin Bowlsby (1844 - 1923)*
  Mary Louisa Bowlsby Hall (1846 - 1914)*
  Juliette Josephine Bowlsby Tannahill (1847 - 1882)*
  Willard Lucien Bowlsby (1857 - 1932)*
  Lillian Rosalee Bowlsby Tannahill (1861 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
David City Cemetery
David City
Butler County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 4 9 SE 1/4
Maintained by: Marilyn Harrison
Originally Created by: Duane
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32758064
Melissa Jane <i>Thompson</i> Bowlsby
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Melissa Jane <i>Thompson</i> Bowlsby
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I am so grateful to be your 2ggdaughter. I can't thank you enough for raising my ggrandmother to be the sweet woman that she was. Rest in Peace and know that I love you.
- Marilyn Harrison
 Added: Jun. 4, 2012

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