|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1903|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1996|
Mrs. Mary Ellen BOWLES Yates was born in Amherst County, Virginia. She graduated University of Virginia and William and Mary.
She taught schools and was loved by all her neighbors, students, and families.
Especially my mom and dad Stephen Potter De Mallie
Brothers and Sisters :
Freda Elizabeth Bowles (1899 - 1918)
Marion Bell Bowles Harvey (1900 - 1945)
Walter Truman Bowles (1904 - 1968)
Robert Bradford Bowles (1907 - 1978)
Lindsay Julian Bowles (1911 - 1998)
GOD Bless you as you have blessed all our families, friends,us, and kin thick /thin.
I, Jonathan Robert De Mallie says you were and are so loved!
My first recollection in my life was when A. Mary was at "the old place" and we fugured it was probably in June 1926 and she was standing by the dresser telling me what a husband was, for she had married him on his 23rd birthday.
I was given by another family member the letter my grandmother Bowles wrote to Aunt Mary
at S.T.C now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia saying Papa did not have the $100 to
send her back to Farmville in 1922(there were no scholarships then even if you were valedictorian of the high school class which she was), so to Ellerson, Virginia to teach where she met the love of her life, E. Floyd Yates and added another bright light to our families.
I will say this time that of all the assignments that my aunt Mary had, her appointment to the Board of Governors at VPI was her most interesting, except, of course her marriage to E.Floyd Yates and her son, Elwood. Aunt Mary attended U Va. as my mother and other teachers did in those days, but she got her degree from William and Mary. Uncle Truman graduated from U Va. in 1926 just after she and Uncle Floyd were married on his 23rd birthday, 18th of March,1926. In 1927 U. Floyd was on his way to look over the possibility of having his Ford Agency in Farmville, Va. and the bus stopped at Maxey's Store in Powhatan and Mr. Maxey persuaded him to stay and look at the Powhatan area, and that is where he stayed and lived for the rest of his life. We miss both of them very much, and they enriched the lives of all of us & my siblings and my children & the members of my extended family.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bowles Harvey De Mallie, DAR, OES, AAUW, Bloomfield, Brookdale Station, Essex County, New Jersey 07656-9999.
I was named for my mother's two sisters:Mary Ellen Bowles and Freda Elizabeth Bowles d. flu 1918 and had I had a daughter she would have been Mary Ellen De Mallie, named for Mary Bowles Yates.
By Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
Walter Grey Bowles (1873 - 1944)
Virginia Hutton Wilmer Bowles (1875 - 1962)
Elwood Floyd Yates (1903 - 2010)*
Freda Elizabeth Bowles (1899 - 1918)*
Marion Belle Bowles Harvey (1900 - 1945)*
Mary Ellen Bowles Yates (1903 - 1996)
Walter Truman Bowles (1904 - 1968)*
Robert Bradford Bowles (1907 - 1978)*
Lindsay Julian Bowles (1911 - 1998)*
Note: Thank you Joyce Vaughan for your care, great management, and love Maam!
Powhatan Community Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Joyce Vaughan
Record added: Jul 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39492274