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 Elsie Pearl <I>Bowen</I> James

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Elsie Pearl Bowen James

  • Birth 5 May 1895 Mills County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 17 Dec 1979 Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Winston, Daviess County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 23749385

Elsie was born in 1895 in Mills County, Iowa. She was the oldest of six children. Her father, Henry, was working at the time on Alexander Bowen's farm. Alexander being Henry's uncle.

Elsie left college in Lamoni, Iowa to take care of her younger brothers and sister after her mother, Rosella, died.

On 12 March 1918 she married William Keith James and together they had four children; Harold Lee, Irlene Rozella, Ollie Dean and Carroll Max. W.K. preceded her in death as did two of her children - Irlene and Carroll.

Elsie was quietly loving to her family, loyal to friends, steadfast in her beliefs and comforting to those in need. She was fair, not judgmental, hard working and a rock for her family. She was a person who practiced the true meaning of the word "charity".

The world is a smaller place without Elsie Pearl Bowen James in it. Our beloved mother and grandmother.

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  • Maintained by: Patricia Walsh Meadows
  • Originally Created by: Caryn Hood
  • Added: 4 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23749385
  • Patricia Walsh Meadows
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie Pearl Bowen James (5 May 1895–17 Dec 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23749385, citing Winston Cemetery, Winston, Daviess County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Walsh Meadows (contributor 47452313) .