|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1904|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1972|
Rowena was born in Ellis County, Texas on August 14, 1904 to William D. Woodard and Lillie Venable. Her mother died when Rowena was 2 years old and she and her father moved into the household of her grandparents, James Madison and Mary Jane Woodard. Her father died in 1915 when Rowena was 10 and her grandmother Mary also died that same year leaving her with her aging grandfather James Woodard who was 75 years old.
Thus, at the age of 10 Rowena was taken in by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Martha Venable.
Rowena married William Brooks Hamlin and moved to Houston. The had the following known children:
- William Brooks Hamlin, Jr (b. 15 Jan 1926)
- Betty Myrel Hamlin (b. 29 Feb 1928)
- Hellen Mauree Hamlin (b. 03 Sep 1929)
- Dennis Arthur Hamlin (b. 01 May 1932)
- Gloria Bell Hamlin (b. 06 Sep 1942)
Rowena was in the Autum Hills Nursing Home in Houston when on July 15, 1972 she fell from her bed and broke her left hip. She died 3 days later when a blood clot from the injury reached her heart.
William D. Woodard (1878 - 1915)
Lillie Venable Woodard (1881 - 1906)
William Brooks Hamlin (1901 - 1961)
Brookside Memorial Park
Created by: William Gorman
Record added: Nov 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100957384