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Auretta Josephine Knapp Bowles
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1875
Roane County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1963
South Charleston
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

Auretta Josephine Knapp was born on the 20 Oct 1875 in Reedy, Roane Co, WV, the daughter of Thomas Frank Knapp and Matilda J. Hickman.

Rettie married Mr. Isaac I. Chancey in 1898 in Reedy, Roane Co, WV, the youngest of eight children born to Calvary Chancey and his second wife Rebecka Hall. Mr. Chancey was a widower with two young children at the time of their marriage: Anna Florence age 11 and Calvin Fisher age 8.

She became the second wife of Leftridge Perry "Bud" Bowles on 26 Mar 1907 in Ripley, Jackson Co, WV; the son of James W. Bowles and Lucetta Casto. Bud had three living children from his first wife at the time of the marriage: James Albert aged 12, Esther Mae age 7 and John Leighton age 5. James and Esther were raised by relatives of his first wife, and John Leighton was raised by Retta and Bud.

Retta and Bud had two children of their own; a daughter Dorthea M. in 1910 and a son Atha O. in 1911.

Bud died on 18 Feb 1951 in Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV aged 79 years, 4 months and 9 days.

Retta never remarried, remaining a widow for twelve years before joining her husband on 09 Mar 1963 at Saint Albans, Kanawha Co, WV, aged 87 years, 4 months and 20 days.
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  Leftridge Perry Bowles (1871 - 1951)
Moss Chapel Cemetery
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: John A. Aiello
Record added: Jul 29, 2012
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Auretta Josephine <i>Knapp</i> Bowles
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Auretta Josephine <i>Knapp</i> Bowles
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2012

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