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Rosalee Humphreys Bowyer
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1882
Laclede County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1971
Abilene
Taylor County
Texas, USA

AUNT ROSALEE WAS BORN THE 7TH CHILD IN A FAMILY OF 8 CHILDREN. HER FATHER WAS MATHEW J. HUMPHREYS AND MOTHER WAS MARTHA LOUELLEN CHENAULT HUMPHREYS. THE HUMPHREYS WERE ORIGINALLY FROM GREENBRIER CO., WESTVIRGINIA, BUT HAD MOVED TO MISSOURI IN 1880 AND THEN TO ABILENE, TEXAS IN 1893.

ROSALEE WORKED IN A SMALL BUSINESS IN ANSON, TEXAS UNTIL 1910. THEN FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HER FATHER IN 1894, SHE, HER MOTHER AND SISTER, ANNA OPERATED A BOARDING HOUSE ON BUTTERNUT ST. IN ABILENE,TEXAS. IN 1911 HER MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STOMACH CANCER. THEY MOVED BACK TO ANSON WHERE ROSALEE AND ANNA WORKED IN A SMALL BUSINESS IN ANSON. HER MOTHER DIED IN 1912. DURING THIS TIME ROSALEE MET DR. OTIS MCDONALD BOWYER. SHE AND DR. BOWYER MARRIED ON JUNE 14, 1915 IN STAMFORD, JONES CO., TEXAS.

SHE AND DR. BOWYER BECAME LEADING CITIZENS OF ANSON AND LIVED THE REMAINDER OF THEIR LIFE IN THAT CITY. THIS COUPLE HAD NO CHILDREN.

AUNT ROSALEE WAS THE PRIMARY CAREGIVER FOR HER MOTHER AND HER SISTER, ANNA DORA HUMPHREYS WHO ALSO DIED OF CANCER IN 1936.

AUNT ROSALEE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS AND ALL OF HER 5 SISTERS AND 2 BROTHERS. SHE WAS SURVIVED BY ONE NEPHEW IN LAW, DR. BOWYER OF ABILENE, TEXAS. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathew J. Humphreys (1835 - 1894)
  Martha Louellen Chenault Humphreys (1843 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Otis Mcdonald Bowyer (1883 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  JOSEPH GRANVILLE BOYD HUMPHREYS (1863 - 1924)*
  John Waite Humphrey (1865 - 1948)*
  Mary Louella Humphreys Daniel (1869 - 1911)*
  Annie Dora Humphreys (1872 - 1936)*
  Lucy Pearnia Humphreys Wilson (1875 - 1905)*
  Sadie Mason Humphreys Rutherford (1880 - 1964)*
  SADIE MASON HUMPHREYS RUTHERFORD (1881 - 1964)*
  Rosalee Humphreys Bowyer (1882 - 1971)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Anson
Jones County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: ron
Record added: Mar 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18556141
Rosalee <i>Humphreys</i> Bowyer
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Rosalee <i>Humphreys</i> Bowyer
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Rosalee <i>Humphreys</i> Bowyer
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IN MEMORY OF MY BEAUTIFUL AUNT ROSALEE HUMPHREYS BOWYER. GOD BLESS
- ron
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014
Eternal blessings in Heaven to this beautiful lady.
- Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sparrow
 Added: Jan. 8, 2008
 
 
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