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Louisa Matilda Bowers McAlvain
Birth: Jun. 17, 1864
Grainger County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1918
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA

Born in Grainger County, Tennessee to John Bowers and Mary Majors Bowers, she travelled with her family to the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.

She was married twice; her first husband being Albert Choate, her second husband a prominent Choctaw of Sugar Loaf County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, named Polk McAlvain.

Louisa was the mother of John Walter, Charles, William Richard, Thomas Jay, Florence Alice, David Warren, Martha, Audie Carl, Lulabelle, and Jewel McAlvain in addition to helping raise Polk's three sons by Mary Choate; Stonewall Jackson, Robert Lee and Louis Riley McAlvain.

She was of the Baptist Faith.

Tombstone Reads:
Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you shall be,
Prepare for death and follow me. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Polk McAlvain (____ - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  John Walter McAlvain (1883 - 1951)*
  Charles McAlvain (1885 - 1887)*
  William Richard McAlvain (1887 - 1966)*
  Thomas Jay McAlvain (1889 - 1915)*
  Florence Alice McAlvain Thomas (1892 - 1982)*
  David Warren McAlvain (1894 - 1982)*
  Audie Carl McAlvain (1898 - 1918)*
  Jewell McAlvain (1900 - 1900)*
  Lula Belle McAlvain (1900 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kennedy Cemetery
Kennady
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6372544
Louisa Matilda <i>Bowers</i> McAlvain
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Louisa Matilda <i>Bowers</i> McAlvain
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Louisa Matilda <i>Bowers</i> McAlvain
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- Alicia Dawn
 Added: Dec. 2, 2013
I am her great great granddaughter.
- Alicia Dawn
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012

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