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Hanora "Nora" O'Connell Bowen
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Birth: May 26, 1848, Ireland
Death: Jul. 1, 1936
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

(Taken from her obituary and family records and transcribed by Michael Bowen, MRB, 47351043)

Source: Fort Dodge Messenger, July 3 and 4, 1936
Mrs. Nora Bowen, 88, a resident of Webster county for the past forty years, died at her home in the Carter apartments Wednesday afternoon following a short illness.

The 1860 US census shows Patrick O'Connell (45) and wife Catherine (36) living in Washington Township, Bremer County, Waverly Post Office, Iowa with children Hanora (14), Johanna (12), Bridget (6), Morris (4) and Alice (2).

Philip Bowen (23) married Nora O'Connell (18), the daughter of Patrick and Catherine (Regan) O'Connell at Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa on December 20, 1866. The service was held at St. Marys Church in Waverly by Father Shields. Patrick and Nora O'Connell were pioneer settlers of Bremer County, Iowa.

With her husband, she came to Fort Dodge many years ago and had made her home here ever since. She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Edward A. Taylor, the Misses Mary and Alice, Mrs. James McIntyre, Daniel and Philip H. Bowen of Fort Dodge, Mrs. George A. Williams of Milwaukee and William F. Bowen of Cherokee. One daughter, Mrs. Nell Dillon, preceded her in death as did four sisters and one brother. There are fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The body will be taken from Laufersweiler's late this afternoon to the Taylor residence, 1326 Eighth avenue north. Funeral services will take place Saturday morning at 8:30 at the Taylor home and 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church. Burial will be in the family lot in the Corpus Christi cemetery. The Rev. C. P. Sweeney will be in charge. Among those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. George A. Williams and son of Milwaukee, William T. Bowen and family of Cherokee, Miss Helen Bowen of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Edward Fisher and daughter Joann of Indianapolis, Mrs. Charles Garlock of Rockford, IL, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Edwards of Dakota City, Mrs. John Hogan of Cherokee, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Anderson and daughter of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Dillon of Sioux City, Frank Sager, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Guiney and Miss Fannie Guiney of Waverly.

Hogan and Anderson attendees are descendent from Bridget (O'Connell) Sullivan, Nora Bowen's sister. Sager and Guiney attendees are descendents from Johanna (O'Connell) Guiney, Nora Bowen's sister.

Her siblings include Johanna O'Connell, Mrs. John Guiney (1851-1909), Bridget O'Connell, Mrs. Patrick Sullivan (1855-1931), Miss Alice O'Connell (1858-1884) and Morris O'Connell (1856-1932). The fourth sister is unknown.

Survived by children
Kathryn Bowen - Mrs. Edward A. Taylor
Mary Bowen
Alice Bowen
Daniel Bowen
Philip Bowen
William Bowen
Martha Bowen Mrs. James McIntyre
Margaret Bowen Mrs. George A. Williams
One daughter preceded her in death
Ellen Agnes (Nell) Bowen Mrs. George H. Dillon

Surviving grandchildren as of Jul 1936
Lorraine Taylor Mrs. Charles Garlock
Mary J. Taylor Mrs. Mervin Downing
Bonita Bowen Mrs. Chester Edwards
Miss Helen N. Bowen
Margaret Bowen Mrs. Edward Fisher
Ardith Gail Bowen Mrs. Newton Page
Betty Jean Bowen Mrs. Otto Boll
Alexsius Bowen McIntyre
Kathryn Ann McIntyre Mrs. Ernst Alpers
Bernard Williams
Catherine Bowen Mrs. David Hinkley
Philip Bowen
William Bowen
Frances Bowen Mrs. Wayne Woltman

Surviving great grandchildren and birth as of Jul 1936
Jack L. Edwards, Jun 1923-Dec 2002
Alice J. Edwards, Jun 1925
Patricia A. Edwards, Jan 1927
Clifford W. Edwards, Jun 1928
Joanne Elizabeth Fisher, Jun 1931
Bonita J. Edwards, Dec 1932
James Lanny McIntyre, Sep 1934-Jan 2014
Helen J. Edwards, Oct 1935

Great grandchildren born after Jul 1936
Edward P. Fisher, Feb 1937
Marilyn Kay Edwards, Feb 1937
Michael E. McIntyre, Oct 1938-Apr 2010
Donna G. Edwards, Jun 1938
Mary Kay Downing, Sep 1939-Jul 2008
Sandra Kay Boll, Jul 1941
Julie K. Bowen, May 1943
Judith E. Edwards, Mar 1944
William P. Boll, Jul 1945
Dianne E. Hinkley, Aug 1945
Mervin J. Downing, Oct 1946
David G. Hinkley, Nov 1946
Dennis Alpers, Oct 1947
Susan E. Bowen, Mar 1947
Michael R. Bowen, Dec 1947
Catherine J. Hinkley, Mar 1948-Mar 2011
Philip M. Bowen, Jun 1948-Jul 2005
Kevin W. Woltman, Dec 1949
Kathy E. Bowen, Feb 1950
Christne McIntyre, Aug 1950
Julie Alpers, Oct 1951
William T. Bowen, May 1953

Family links: 
  Patrick O'Connell (1812 - 1887)
  Catherine Regan O'Connell (1826 - 1890)
  Philip Henry Bowen (1842 - 1926)*
  Kathryn Bowen Taylor (1869 - 1952)*
  Mary Bowen (1870 - 1950)*
  Daniel Bowen (1870 - 1947)*
  Ellen Agnes Bowen Dillon (1872 - 1932)*
  Philip Henry Bowen (1875 - 1942)*
  William F. Bowen (1876 - 1951)*
  Alice Elizabeth Bowen (1879 - 1937)*
  Martha Ann Bowen McIntyre (1880 - 1972)*
  Margaret Bowen Williams (1887 - 1957)*
  Hanora O'Connell Bowen (1848 - 1936)
  Johanna O'Connell Guiney (1851 - 1909)*
  Bridget O'Connell Sullivan (1855 - 1931)*
  Morris J. Connell (1856 - 1932)*
  Alice O'Connell (1858 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Corpus Christi Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Created by: MRB
Record added: Sep 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59045010
Hanora Nora <i>O'Connell</i> Bowen
Added by: MRB
Hanora Nora <i>O'Connell</i> Bowen
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