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 Eldred Edward Bowden

Eldred Edward Bowden

Mississippi, USA
Death 31 Mar 1963 (aged 74)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Orchard, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 56619898 · View Source
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Herald Coaster, April 4, 1963:

Eldred Edward Bowden, 75, of Orchard, died Sunday in a San Antonio hospital. Mr. Bowden was a general contractor in East Bernard and Rosenberg.

Funeral services for Mr. Bowden were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Orchard Methodist Church.

Mr. Bowden is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Chatham of Pasadena, Mrs. Elsie Gillaspy of Houston, and Mrs. Zelma Lee Guenther of New Orleans; four sons, Marion of Selma, Ala., Pat of Houston, Roy of Orchard, and George of New Orleans; and 22 grandchildren.

Services were conducted by Rev. Gregory Longenbaugh. Burial was in the Orchard Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Garmany and Company.


He was born in either Arkansas or Mississippi.

Son of Edward C. Bowden (b. Feb 1860 Tenn) and Molly Tarkenton (b. Jan 1860 Ark)

Children listed in 1930 census:
Clinton b 1920
James b 1921
Barney b 1922
Mary b 1924
Roy b 1926
Elsie b 1929

He also had two other children, Zelma and George; they were adopted by my great uncle Charles J. Klein and his wife, Ruth, upon his and his wife's death.

(From Charlotte Smith Muir 48286460)

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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Brinkmeyer
  • Originally Created by: Claire Ehrhart Abel
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56619898
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eldred Edward Bowden (6 Sep 1888–31 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56619898, citing Orchard Cemetery, Orchard, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Brinkmeyer (contributor 47376049) .