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Albert Ralph "A.R." Bawden
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1886
Muscatine
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1949
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Oldest son of George Washington and Jennie Eldridge Bawden born in Muscatine, Muscatine, IA. The family moved back to Davenport in 1895 where Albert graduated from Davenport (Central) High School in 1905, two months after his father's death.
Following graduation, he began his career as a clerk with First National Bank of Davenport where he worked until he purchased the newsstand at the I & I Interurban Station at 217 Brady St.
In 1908 his brother [George] Ray, and in 1912, another brother Harry joined him in the business.
Albert "AR" married Mabelle Maude Buford on 15 Oct 1913 in her sister's home, George and Ella Schwenker in Rock Island, Rock Island, IL, dtrs of John R. and Mathilda Okerberg Buford b 14 Apr 1886 in Moline, Rock Island, IL. Mabelle graduated from Moline High School. She was a member of Davenport's First Presbyterian Church, Women's Club, and the Ladies of the Davenport Rotary Club. She died 6 Nov 1940 in Davenport of breast cancer and is inurned in Oakdale's Public Mausoleum.
Albert married next Margaret Theresa Hart in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. She was born 26 Feb 1904 in Davenport to Leonard and Mary Mulvahill Hart, a descendant of Peter and Mary Margaret Dougherty Hart who came to Davenport from Ireland with their children in 1854. "Tess" graduated from Davenport's Smart Jr. High (then West Intermediate School), then from Elliott Fisher Bookkeeping /Machine School in Rock Island, IL. she was employed in the office of Davenport Locomotive Works before becoming bookkeeper and cashier at Bawden Bros. Inc.
Albert watched the business grow from a small newsstand in teh interurban waiting room into the photoengraving and printing firm of Bawden Bros., Inc. He was president at his death. He was director of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, president of the Davenport Rotary 1933-34. In 1942 he was elected ruling elder at Davenport's First Presbyterian Church where he was active on the bi-centennial celebration.
Tess died 12 Aug 1991 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL near her son Ralph Eldridge and his family. She is buried in Davenport's Mt. Calvary Cemetery. (see entry)
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Bawden (1859 - 1905)
  Jennie Eldridge Bawden (1865 - 1959)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Theresa Hart Bawden (1904 - 1991)
  Mabelle Maude Buford Bawden (1886 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Virginia Jane Bawden (1915 - 1915)*
  Marian Jane Bawden Crihfield (1920 - 1979)*
  Robert Albert Bawden (1927 - 2000)*
 
 Sibling:
  Albert Ralph Bawden (1886 - 1949)
  Harry Eldridge Bawden (1894 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Albert R. Bawden
1886 - 1949
 
Burial:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Plot: #17065 SWC-F Public Mausoleum
 
Created by: Carol
Record added: Jun 15, 2008
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Albert Ralph A.R. Bawden
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