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 Mary Elizabeth <I>Chinn</I> Bowman

Mary Elizabeth Chinn Bowman

Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Feb 1904 (aged 82)
Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block B, lot 116
Memorial ID 34006575 · View Source
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March 4, 1905

Died in Lexington, February 26, 1904, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bowman, aged 82 years. Mrs. Bowman has resided in Lexington since 1844. She was an exemplary Christian lady most highly respected by her many acquaintances. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the home of G. M. Mountjoy. (Higginsville Advance)

Lexington Intelligencer, February 27, 1904

Death of Mrs. Bowman

Died, in this city, Friday morning, February 26, 16 3:50 o'clock, after an illness of four months, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bowman, aged 82 years, 3 months and 24 days.

Though she had been ill for several months and had for several years shown the declining strength which comes with years, no special apprehensions were entertained as to Mrs. Bowman's recovery until about ten days ago, when she caught cold and complications arose beyond her strength to resist. For several days death had been expected hourly.

Mrs. Bowman was the eldest of the twelve children of Dr. Joseph G. and Barbara G. Chinn. Of her brothers and sisters only two survive, Judge Joseph G. Chinn, of this city, and Claudius Chinn, of Lexington, Ky. She was born in Bourbon county, Ky., November 2, 1821. At the age of sixteen she was married to John P. Bowman, September 26, 1837. They came to Lexington in 1844, where the family has lived ever since.

Mr. Bowman, who was a colonel in the Confederate service, died just after the battle of Pea Ridge, March 16, 1862 and was buried at Van Buren, Ark. Of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Bowman, five are living: Isabell, wife of G.M. Mountjoy, with whom Mrs. Bowman made her home; Joseph W. Bowman, of Kansas City; Edwin F. Bowman, of St. Louis; Frank Bowman, of this city; and Clifton Bowman, of Montana. John C. Bowman, the second of the children, died April 18, 1858.

Mrs. Bowman was one of the most widely known and one of the most beloved women of Lexington. To the time of her death she was the same amiable, gentle, social woman. She became a member of the Christian church at the age of 13 and was a faithful and constant attendant upon all its services until age and blindness precluded her from the enjoyment of this privilege.

The funeral services will take place at the residence of G.M. Mountjoy on Franklin street this afternoon, Feb. 27th, at 3 o'clock. Interment in Machpelah cemetery following. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

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BORN NOV. 2, 1821
DIED FEB. 26, 1904

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.





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