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Mrs Marion Belle Bowles Harvey
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1900
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1945
Nelson County
Virginia, USA

Marion Belle Bowles;

Mrs. Marion Belle Bowles Harvey:

Born on a sunny Virginian day of a.d. 11/18/1900 before the second fall of a.d.1900 snow..

A Virginian,a sister, a Lady, a scholar, a Mother,a US Postmaster, and my Grandmother.

.. NOTE* Bernard M. Fauber graduated Bellevue, a six room school , five miles in the backwoods from Sandidges, Virginia with a wonderful wood stove. after it was merged with Temperence. 1939 Graduate, Stock Boy to Chairman/C.E.O of K Mart Corp. which acquired S.S. Kresge store chain.

May 31st, 1919

Valedictory Address, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia

Farewell, teachers, all. If not to walk the halls of Bellevue again, may you continue your good works elsewhere, but our prayers and best wishes will follow wherever your steps may turn.

Dear old school, when the sound of our footsteps through your halls dies away tonight and all remain quiet and motionless, we shall think of the happy days passed here. Just the name "Bellevue" will mean much to us in the future. What pleasant memories, how many familiar faces will arise, and how many sweet voices will be made audible at the mention of your name "Bellevue".

Dear old school! Farewell! Senior Class of nineteen and nineteen, our work has drawn to a close. We may in our life work follow widely different paths; but may we never lose track of each member of our class and his work. Boys and girls, we can all make life a happy success. We may be praised by the world, or it may be by the small circle of friends with whom we may come in contact. Our names may never be written in history, but it may be fondly spoken by parents, sisters, brothers and friends. In a thousand gracious ways we can make the hours, the days, and the years, good and golden for ourselves, and for all who know us. We must be thoughtful and intelligently alert to the opportunities lying all about us ready to be fashioned into shining deeds. Remember that each one is a craft on the sea of life and that this craft must not be permitted to drift from the harbor of youth and of home without a life pilot and the pilot should be our own conscience, hedged about with learning, the good breeding, and the character that we have cultivated through the impressionable years of childhood and must continue to cultivate through manhood and womanhood. Let us not forget our class motto"___" Remember, too that each one is preparing a temple, which is to last through all eternity and he should be careful of the materials which will compose the temple. If we so will it, beauty and grace, and true worth are all ours. After all this, if wealth or fame wait on us and men delight to do us honor, these will be but added laurels to our brow. But now the saddest of all-----------the last farewell to all "Farewell, goodbye, 'tis hard to say The very thought brings tears, May we all in that summer land, Live through the endless years!" Farewell!

P.S. In 1941 when I was faced with the terrible ordeal of getting up before an audience, let alone write a speech, I copied my mother's speech on cards, leaving blank some of the words, so I could substitute Fleetwood, etc. in the spaces. I really thought she would let me use hers!. She made me sit and write something and then she helped me rewrite it. Walter Hoffman, my principal, Mr. Theodore Wilson, both highly educated and my mother helped me write my valedictory. The original of this copy I found out in recent years did not go down Hatt Creek during Hurricane Camille, but to Longwood College with my sister, Dotsy, and when I told her I had a copy of Mother's valedictory, she admitted that she took it to Longwood when she had to write a paper, went to the train station in Farmville, Va., left it and went back to get it and it was gone. All these years she had thought the speech had been lost forever.
I still have the speech on the index cards from June 1941 and I also have the original draft with the
corrections/ additions that Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Theodore Wilson, and my mother added and in their own handwriting------74 years ago come June and I also have the two, or three recommendations that Mr.
Wilson wrote for me to send with my application to Dr. Jarman when I wrote him asking if he would give me a job because I had no money. The cost of a quarter at the State Teachers College in 1941
was $101 a quarter. In other words, the cost of the nine months each year was $303 for each of the four years that I was there and if anyone questions that I have the receipts to prove it. I earned more than one third of my way my first three years, and the forth year, I worked at American Cyanamid's plant earning with what I borrowed most of my senior years' expenses. After my sophomore year, my sister Fran finished high school and went to Madison, so I had to borrow money from the college and for the last three years I was assistant in the Chemistry Department. After my sophomore year I went to Richmond and to DuPont to be interviewed by Bill Morrison,Personnel Director. He was the nephew of Mrs. Warren who was a night matron at the College who took an interest in me and she sent me to her nephew who told me to borrow the money, but finish my degree and he would give me a job when I finished. He came and interviewed the seniors interested in laboratory work. We were also interviewed by the government for a job at Atomic Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee at same offer as DuPont and fortunately I did not take that or we would have been out of a job come September. I got the best job
out of my class and when I went back for my 50th Reunion a couple of girls told me that they had only gotten $100 a month based on 9 mos. a year. I started as a shift chemist @ $195/mo. and we worked time and a half and short shifts while the men were away for the first 9 months and most of the time we got $250 a month and then in August 1945 WWII was over and the men started coming back to their jobs. In early 1948 the Plant manager called me to his office and asked me if I would be willing to transfer to the main office in Wilmington to work at in the Nylon Research lab at the Experimental Station, and of course, my answer was" Yes. if I wanted a job at DuPont." I was in the seventh grade when DuPont announced that they had invented a fiber much like silk and that the hose would eventually be 25c a pair. I have waited all these years, and I have yet to buy a pair of hose for 25c.
I dreamed then of working for DuPont for they had the acetate plant in Waynesboro,Virginia and many of the people went there to work. DuPont's pay scale was a bit higher than most industries, and they
had their own union for grieviences. When I got married DuPont gave me a leave of absence that I could come back anytime I wanted. Stephen DeMallie chose not to go back to Wilmington, much to my sorrow, but he said he would have a better chance in NYC and I made him admit that he never wanted me to go back to work, and all our married life I worked harder at the volunteer work than I ever worked in the lab. I even did work for his market research job when he needed information and once when I went to Hanes in Montclair was ordered out of the store because I wanted to check on the
prices of the crenolin skirts which were being made of the blends of fibers and another time I got patted down at Levy Brothers when I came back a few days later after I bought 3 coats from another
saleslady on Saturday when the first one was not working that day.
To get back to cost of college, the Scholarship at Longwood is giving now more for one year than the entire four years cost me, and same goes for the one at U/Mass in Lowell. I suppose that the cost of college has escalated more than most other things. Take this house, eg. we paid $17,500 in
1954 and the taxes were $409 Today the taxes are over $12.000 and the assessment is $340,000.
The taxes are 30 times what they were in 1954 and the building and land 20 times. Mortgage was
@ 4.5% To borrow today for student loans is 10.50% and the banks are liars when they say the student won't have to pay until he/she finishes school. The students who get half in a scholarship are behind the 8 ball, too.When I went back to Longwood for my 25th Reunion I stayed with my English Professor, Mary Nichols, who told me that there were scholarships available when I went to school, but that one had to apply for one. No one ever mentioned that to me. Now the schools have Scholarship Luncheons for the donors to meet the recipient of their scholarship. which is a nice jesture.
Suppose this is enough chatter for the night. It is cold and they had a picture on CBS of the frozen falls in Paterson. Kay said it was about -2 degrees at Montebello and there was about 8 inches of snow. I ordered my IRS booklet yesterday and the lady to whom I spoke in Fort Lauderdale said it was about 60 down there. They don't send the booklets out they expect you to print them off on your computer, and I don"t have a printer. I could not see what I wrote, but something touched something and I can see more than one line now.

20 February, 2015 Mary Elizabeth Harvey De Mallie


Her Grand Parents were :
Robert Nathan Bowles (1839 - 1925)
Martha Turpin Bowles (1844 - 1927)

Her parents :
Walter Grey Bowles (1873-1944)
Virginia Hutton Wilmer Bowles (1875 - 1962)

Brothers and Sisters :
Freda Elizabeth Bowles (1899 - 1918)
Mary Bowles Yates (1903 - 1996)
Walter Truman Bowles (1904 - 1968)
Robert Bradford Bowles (1907 - 1978)
Lindsay Julian Bowles (1911 - 1998)

The US President appointed her as the US Postmaster at Roseland, Nelson County , Virginia before that "ZIPPY" Made Zip-Codes 22967-9999

Her husband Thomas Bland Harvey, Sr. hand made the US Post Office building as well his three houses and out buildings.

She and Thomas Bland Harvey, Senior married on her 22nd Birthday A.D. November the 18th, 1922.

With the marriage now, Mrs. Marion Belle Bowles Harvey and Thomas Bland Harvey, Sr. planned and had five girls and one boy, all with his angelic life, living now, today A.D. Easter Sunday 04/05/2015.

HARVEY Children:( No Spouses living)
Mary Lib ( My mother)

Thomas Bland Harvey,Junior>
AKA: Louise



The children all living happily christian lives now.

Thomas Bland Harvey, Sr.

My Dad loved you too!
Stephen Potter De Mallie
I love you too!


Bio by:

Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian 
Family links: 
  Walter Grey Bowles (1873 - 1944)
  Virginia Hutton Wilmer Bowles (1875 - 1962)
  Thomas Bland Harvey (1887 - 1978)*
  Thomas Bland Harvey (1926 - ____)*
  Freda Elizabeth Bowles (1899 - 1918)*
  Marion Belle Bowles Harvey (1900 - 1945)
  Mary Ellen Bowles Yates (1903 - 1996)*
  Walter Truman Bowles (1904 - 1968)*
  Robert Bradford Bowles (1907 - 1978)*
  Lindsay Julian Bowles (1911 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: U.S. Postmaster at Roseland , Nelson County, Virginia from 1933 until she died in 1945, appointment by U.S. President Roosevelt
Bethlehem Cemetery
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Mrs. Marion Belle Bowles Harvey, my Grandmother was and is so very loved.
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016

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- Judy Vanhutton
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