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Bridget M "Biddie" McGinnis Bowers
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1858
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1945
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

She was the daughter of Nicholas and Ann 'Ann' Doran McGinnis.

Her siblings (2): Alice McCune (1854-1937) and Sarah Ann Maloney (1855-1902). Both Alice and Sarah Ann were born in New York.

Bridget's half siblings via her father's second marriage (4): Thomas Patrick (1868-1935); Clara Combs (1871-1932); Frank Nicholas (1873-1929) and George Barlett - never married (1876-1899).

Bridget married Eli Harry Bowers on July 19, 1885 in Indianapolis.

They had one child: Edward 'Eddie' born May 22, 1886 - died May 22, 1898. Eddie drowned on his 12th birthday in White River (Pogue's Run) in Indianpolis. Both of his parents were there. Eddie gave the gold watch he got for his birthday to his mother. He was told by his mother not to go swimming, but he did anyway.

Bridget is on the 1900 census with her half brother, Thomas McGinnis and family - no husband.

Bridget had divorced or separated from her husband.

After Bridget's sister, Sarah Ann Maloney, died on December 13, 1902, Bridget went to care for the nine children (and husband) Sarah children: Daniel Joseph 21; George Francis 19; James William 15; Alice Margaret 'Maggie' was by then deceased (1888); Anna Josephine 13; Helen Marie; Nellie' 11; Sarah Veronica 'Sadie' 8; John Francis 8; Mary Josephine 6 and William Anthony 'Mickey' 3.

Bridget (Aunt Biddie) took care of them to adulthood. The children's father, John Maloney, died August 18, 1923. Bridget left the house by then. She probably left the Maloney house when the youngest, Mickey, became 21 (1920). Also, Mary and Sadie had come back home and they were the caretakers along with their brother Johnny.

She entered Little Sisters of the Poor on August 1, 1924.

She died at age 87 years 0 months 4 days.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas McGinnis (1831 - 1903)
  Anna/Ann Doran McGinnis (1825 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Edward Bowers (1886 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice McGinnis McCune (1854 - 1937)*
  Sarah Ann McGinnis Maloney (1855 - 1902)*
  Bridget M McGinnis Bowers (1858 - 1945)
  Thomas Patrick McGinnis (1868 - 1935)**
  Clara McGinnis Combs (1872 - 1932)**
  Frank Nicholas McGinnis (1873 - 1929)**
  George Barlett McGinnis (1876 - 1899)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec 4F, Lot 307 - has a marker
 
Created by: Charlene Harmon
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29733305
Bridget M Biddie <i>McGinnis</i> Bowers
Added by: Charlene Harmon
 
Bridget M Biddie <i>McGinnis</i> Bowers
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Welcome home, my good and faithful servant. cjh
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 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
For my great great great aunt.
- Charlene
 Added: Sep. 11, 2008
 
 
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