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Ava Leula Johnston Bowers
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1868
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1952
Yolo County
California, USA

1940 United States Federal Census
about Ava L Bower
Name: Ava L Bower
Age: 72
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Washington, Yolo, California
Street: B Street
House Number: 514 1/2
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Washington, Yolo, California
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 5B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 186
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 0
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 2
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Ava L Bower 72
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Ava L Johnston Bowers
Myrtle M. Rimes
Daughters of Pioneer James E Johnston

Name: Myrtle M Rimes
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 2 Oct 1876
Birthplace: Michigan
Death Date: 7 Sep 1957
Death Place: Sacramento County

Name: Ava L Bowers
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Death Date: 8 Oct 1952
Death Place: Yolo County

1880 Census of the family of James E Johnston

Name: James E. Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Algina
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
James E. Johnston, 41
Algina Johnston, 28
Ava L. Johnston, 11
Myrtle M. Johnston, 3
Chauncey Youngs, 22, a live-in farm worker

Name: Algina Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: James E.
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York
Occupation: Keep. House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Ava L. Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Father's Name: James E.
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Algina
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Myrtle M. Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Father's Name: James E.
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Algina
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Chauncey Youngs
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Boarder
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Grandparents, etc of Myrtle & Ava

Name: Joseph Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Margaret
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Joseph Johnston, age 74
Margaret Johnston, age 68
Ruben Vancuren, age 36
Charlotte Vancuren, age 36
Earl Vancuren, age 1

Name: Margaret Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 68
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: Joseph
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Keep. House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Ruben Vancuren
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of Household: Son-in-law
Spouse's Name: Charlotte
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Indiana
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Name: Charlotte Vancuren [Charlotte Johnston]
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Spouse's Name: Ruben
Father's Name: Joseph
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Margaret
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Keep. House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Earl Vancuren
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Grandson
Father's Name: Ruben
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Charlotte
Mother's birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Updated Information:

Ava L Johnston Bowers
Myrtle M. Rimes
Daughters of Pioneer James E Johnston

Name: Myrtle M Rimes
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 2 Oct 1876
Birthplace: Prarie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Death Date: 7 Sep 1957
Death Place: Sacramento

Name: Ava Leula Bowers
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 24 or 28, Oct 1868
Birthplace: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Death Date: 8 Oct 1952
Death Place: Yolo

1880 Census of the family of James E Johnston, Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers

Name: James E. Johnston
Father of Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Alzina
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
James E. Johnston, 41
Alzina Johnston, 28
Ava L. Johnston, 11
Myrtle M. Johnston, 3
Chauncey Youngs, 22, a live-in farm worker

Name: Alzina Johnston
Mother of Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: James E.
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York
Occupation: Keep. House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Note: Alzina had four children, and three were living in 1910. By the 1910 census, she was a widow. She had a son, Ovid, about 1890, and she had a grandson living with her in 1910. The grandson's name was Cleber Rame or Ramie. He was born about 1896.

Name: Ava L. Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Father's Name: James E.
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Alzina
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Myrtle M. Johnston
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Father's Name: James E.
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Alzina
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Chauncey Youngs
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Boarder
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Grandparents, etc of Myrtle & Ava

Name: Joseph Johnston
Father of James E. Johnston
Grandfather of Myrtle & Ava
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Margaret
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Joseph Johnston, age 74
Margaret Johnston, age 68
Ruben Vancuren, age 36
Charlotte Vancuren, age 36
Earl Vancuren, age 1

Name: Margaret Johnston
Mother of James E. Johnston
Grandmother of Myrtle & Ava
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 68
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: Joseph
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Ruben Vancuren
Brother-in-Law of James E. Johnston
Uncle (in-law) of Myrtle & Ava
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of Household: Son-in-law
Spouse's Name: Charlotte
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Indiana
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Name: Charlotte Vancuren [Charlotte Johnston]
Sister of James E. Johnston
Aunt of Myrtle & Ava
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
Spouse's Name: Ruben
Father's Name: Joseph
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Margaret
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Earl Vancuren
Nephew of James E. Johnston
Cousin of Myrtle & Ava
Home in 1880: Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of Household: Grandson
Father's Name: Ruben
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Charlotte
Mother's birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

1900 Census of the family of James E & Alzina Johnston, Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers

Name: Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1900: Porter, Van Buren County, Michigan
Age: 31
Birth Date: Oct 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 1
Spouse's Name: William
Marriage Year: 1886
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 14
Residence : Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
Household Members:
William Bowers, age 32
Ava Bowers, age 31
Colin R Bowers, age 11

Name: William Bowers
Husband of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1900: Porter, Van Buren County, Michigan
Age: 32
Birth Date: Mar 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Ava
Marriage Year: 1886
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 14
Residence : Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
Occupation: Farmer

Name: Colin R Bowers
Son of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1900: Porter, Van Buren County, Michigan
Age: 11
Birth Date: Jul 1888
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: William
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Name: Ava
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan

1910 Census of the family of James E & Alzina Johnston, Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers

Name: Charles W Bowers
Husband of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Spouse's Name: Ava
Home in 1910: Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer on own farm
Household Members:
Charles W Bowers, age 43
Ava Bowers, age 41
Geraldine L Bowers, age 6

Name: Ava Bowers
Age in 1910: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Spouse's Name: Charles W
Home in 1910: Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members:
Charles W Bowers, age 43
Ava Bowers, age 41
Geraldine L Bowers, age 6

Name: Geraldine L Bowers
Daughter of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Age in 1910: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Charles W
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Name: Ava
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Home in 1910: Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

Name: Colin R Bowers
Son of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Age in 1910: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Spouse's Name: Maria A
Home in 1910: Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
Marital Status: Married 2 years
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Liveryman at the stables
Household Members:
Colin R Bowers, age 21
Maria A Bowers, age 24
Ederise Elvin Bowers, age 5/12

Name: Maria A Bowers
Daughter-in-Law of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Age in 1910: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Canada English
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Canada English
Mother's Birth Place: Canada English
Spouse's Name: Colin R
Home in 1910: Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Year of Immigration: 1896

Name: Ederise Elvin Bowers
Grand-daughter of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Age in 1910: 5 Months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Colin R
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Name: Maria A
Mother's Birth Place: Canada English
Home in 1910: Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

1920 Census of the family of James E & Alzina Johnston, Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers

Name: Ava L Bowers
Home in 1920: Visalia Township, Packwood Precinct, Tulare County, California
Age: 51 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Charles W
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Charles W Bowers, age 52
Ava L Bowers, age 51
Geraldine L Bowers, age 15

Name: Charles W Bowers
Husband of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1920: Visalia Township, Packwood Precinct, Tulare County, California
Occupation: Stockraiser on a general farm.
Age: 52 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Ava L
Father's Birth Place: United States of America
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes

Name: Geraldine L Bowers
Daughter of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1920: Visalia Township, Packwood Precinct, Tulare County, California
Age: 15 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Charles W
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Name: Ava L
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Name: Colin R Bowers
Son of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1920: Visalia Township, Packwood Precinct, Tulare County, California
Age: 32 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Marie A
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Occupation: Stock Raisers on General Farm
Household Members:
Colin R Bowers, age 32
Marie A Bowers, age 34
Elsise E Bowers, age 10

Name: Marie A Bowers
Daughter-in-Law of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1920: Visalia Township, Packwood Precinct, Tulare County, California
Age: 34 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Canada
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Colin R
Father's Birth Place: Canada
Mother's Birth Place: Canada
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of Immigration: 1889
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Name: Elsise E Bowers [ Ederise Elvin Bowers ]
Grand-daughter of Ava L Johnston Bowers
Home in 1920: Visalia Township, Packwood Precinct, Tulare County, California
Age: 10 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Colin R
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Name: Marie A
Mother's Birth Place: Canada
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

1930 Census of the family of James E & Alzina Johnston, Myrtle M Johnston Rimes & Ava L Johnston Bowers

Name: Colin R Bowers
Home in 1930: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Name: Charles W
Mother's Name: Ava L
Race: White
Occupation: Welder in Manufacturing
Household Members:
Colin R Bowers, age 41
Ava L Bowers, age 61
Charles W Bowers, age 63
Alzina Johnston, age 76
Note: This 1930 census does not list Colin's wife, Maria, as living in this household, but it does list him as being married. She was living in Sacramento and is listed as divorced.

Name: Ava L Bowers
Home in 1930: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Spouse's Name: Charles W
Race: White

Name: Charles W Bowers
Home in 1930: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Age: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation to Head of House: Father
Spouse's Name: Ava L
Race: White
Occupation: Works in the Livestock Industry

Name: Alzina Johnston
Home in 1930: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Grandmother, Grandma (Grandmother)
Race: White

Living in a Separate Household:

Name: Marie A Bowers
Home in 1930: Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, on I Street near 23rd Street, Rented home for $40.
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Canada
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Divorced
Race: White
Occupation: Sales Lady at a Department Store
Age at first marriage: 19 years old
Household Members:
Marie A Bowers, age 41
Eloise E Bowers, age 20

Name: Eloise E Bowers
Home in 1930: Sacramento, Sacramento, California
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Parent's Name: Marie A
Race: White
Occupation: Clerk at the Telephone Company

WWII Registration Card

Name: Colin Roscoe Bowers
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1888
RESIDENCE: 514 B Street, Broderick, Yolo County, California
Birth: Marcellus, Michigan
Race: White
Mrs. Louise Bowers of the same address is listed as a contact person. This person may have been his daughter, Eloise, mistakenly referred to as Mrs.

Death Records of Ava's Children

Name: Colin Roscoe Bowers
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1888
Birthplace: Michigan
Death Date: 10 Mar 1956
Death Place: Yolo County, California

Name: Geraldine B. Barnard
[Geraldine Bowers]
SSN: 545-16-9165
Last Residence: 95817 Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States of America
Born: 7 Jul 1906
Last Benefit: 90033 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Died: 14 Sep 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
 
 
Inscription:
Daughters of Pioneer James E Johnston
 
Burial:
Columbia Public Cemetery
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: In the same plot as her sister, Myrtle M. Rimes
 
Created by: Mohr Historical Research...
Record added: Aug 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28927428
Ava Leula <i>Johnston</i> Bowers
Added by: Mohr Historical Researcher
 
Ava Leula <i>Johnston</i> Bowers
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When did she live in Columbia, and how long did her family live there? She lived so many places and must have had an interesting life.
- Mohr Historical Researcher
 Added: Apr. 5, 2009
 
 
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