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Elizabeth Ellen Briggs Bowen
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1850
Brown County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1918
Brown County
Illinois, USA

Ellen Bowen passed away at the family home in the country south of Mt. Sterling at 7 o'clock Monday evening, December 2, her death being due to influenza.

She was a daughter of Mrs. Martha Hamilton, who Preceded her in death three years ago.

The deceased was 68 years of age.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and ten living children, three daughters and seven sons; one step-son, also two sisters and three brothers; fifty four grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren. Besides these there are a number of more distant relatives and a host of warm friends left to mourn.


We have lost our darling mother,
And our loss we deeply feel;
Let us put our trust in Jesus
He will all our sorrows heal.
Oh: our dear one how we loved her,
'Twas so hard to give her up,
But an angel came down for her,
And removed her from our flock.
Through all pain at times she smiled,
A smile of heavenly Birth,
And when an angel called her home
She smiled farewell to earth.
Heaven retaineth now our treasure
Earth the lonely casket keeps,
And the sunbeams loves to linger
Where our dearest mother sleeps.
A daughter


Elizabeth Ellen Briggs was born in Versailles, Versailles Twp. Brown Co. IL. A daughter of William Alexander 'Sandy' and Martha 'Patsy' Ausmus Briggs Hamilton.

She married Isaac Lawson (1845-1925) On June 1, 1867 in W. Quincy, Marion County, IL.

They had six children;
Sarilda Mae Lawson Lisenbee 1867-1903
Emma Jane Lawson McDaniel Goodwin 1869-1939
William 'Willie/Bill H. Lawson 1871-after 1926
Samuel Lawson 1874-after Sept 1953
Alfred 'Seymore' Haratio Lawson 1876-1953
Charles Henry 'Pete' Lawson 1877-1949

Ellen married Charles Bowen July 13, 1884, in Hersman, Brown Co. IL.

They had five children:
Myrtle Bowen Surratt 1885-1979
Iva Mae Bowen DeWitt 1887-1983
Robert Bowen 1888-1961
Harvey Bowen, Sr. 1891-1979
Timothy Bowen 1894-1953

She died at the family home in Lee Twp. Brown Co. IL.
Family links: 
  Charles Marion Bowen (1857 - 1933)
  Isaac Lawson (1845 - 1925)*
  Alfred Haratio Lawson (1876 - 1953)*
  Myrtle Bowen Surratt (1885 - 1979)*
  Iva May Bowen DeWitt (1887 - 1983)*
  Robert Bowen (1889 - 1961)*
  Harvey Bowen (1891 - 1979)*
  Timothy Bowen (1894 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Ellen Wife of
Charlie Bowen
Mount Sterling City Cemetery
Mount Sterling
Brown County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Nov 18, 2007
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Elizabeth Ellen <i>Briggs</i> Bowen
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