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Leon Bowles
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1914
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1976
Monroe County
Indiana, USA

Leon's father's name is George Bowles. He was first married to Nora Buckner and they had three sons, John Martin, Charles Cyrus, and Angus. Nora died and is buried in Timberlake Cemetery in Hart County, KY. George then married Sallie Jaggers and she took on the role of mother to George's three sons. Leon Bowles, no middle name, was the oldest of 12 more children, 7 boys, 8 girls, total of 15 children. George Bowles died in 1943 at age 59 of alcoholism. Sallie died in 1963 of hardening of the arteries (chlolesterol). They were from Munfordsville, or Liberty Kentucky.

Leon was killed in a two-car accident on HWY 37 bypass, leaving his wife, Goldie Mae Crecelius Bowles and 9 children.
Children are:
Raymond Leon Bowles Sr (1941-1999)
Ronnie Lee Bowles
Elizabeth Jane Bowles
Susie Mae Bowles
Charles Eugene "Nick" Bowles
Linda Lou Bowles
Randall Dale Bowles
Daniel Otis Bowles
Don Wayne Bowles

Leon Bowles was born Sep 23, 1914, in Mumfordsville, KY, son of George and Sallie Jaggers Bowles. They had a total of 15 children.
Goldie Mae Crecelius was born Feb 23, 1923, the 10th child of Doctor Strouse and Minnie Iona Rainbolt Crecelius.
Leon and Goldie were married on Aug 28, 1940, and they were blessed with 9 children (listed above).
They raised their large family on a farm in Ellettsville, Indiana. The three oldest sons served in the US Army – Raymond in National Guard, Ronnie in Germany, and Nick in VietNam. Linda has a beautiful voice and had a singing career; she recorded many of her songs on tape.
From a child’s perspective, I remember that Aunt Goldie always had very long hair and she had lots of kids. She never wore make-up, and always seemed glad to be visiting. She was always smiling. She was a devout Christian, an excellent cook, enjoyed flowers and most of all, she loved and enjoyed her family. Goldie’s family was very close with her sister, Alma Harbeson’s family of 9 children. The children from both families were close in age, and have remained close through the years.
Uncle Leon was killed in a two-car accident on Hwy 37 bypass on March 11, 1976 at the age of 61. Following the death of Uncle Leon, Aunt Goldie worked at Cook, Inc, retiring in 1993.
On Oct 3, 1999, their oldest son, Raymond died of leukemia, at the age of 58.
Aunt Goldie died on Nov 5, 2005 at the age of 82. She and Uncle Leon are buried at Methodist Cemetery in Ellettsville, Indiana. 
Family links: 
  Goldie Bowles (1923 - 2005)
Methodist Cemetery
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Barbara Rutherford
Originally Created by: Joe Hamm
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30151964
Leon Bowles
Added by: Joe Hamm
Leon Bowles
Added by: Joe Hamm
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