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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sympathy Saturday - Isabella Bowman Mountjoy

Isabella Bowman Mountjoy died on April 23, 1912, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was my great grandaunt. Born in 1838 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, the oldest child and only daughter of John Parker Bowman and Mary Elizabeth Chinn.

From Unknown source:

MRS. MOUNTJOY RITES TO-DAY.

Body is Sent to Lexington, Mo., for Burial in Family Plot.

The body of Mrs. Isabella Bowman Mountjoy, who died Tuesday at 3545 Cabanne avenue, yesterday was sent to Lexington, Mo., her former home, where the burial will be to-day.  Mrs. Mountjoy was 74 years old and the widow of the late George Mountjoy, for twelve years sheriff of Lafayette County, Mo.  He died in 1904.  Mrs. Mountjoy was a native of Lexington, Ky., but spent the greater part of her life in Lexington, Mo., where she lived until her husband's death.  She since has made her home with a daughter, Mrs. B. M. DeMoss, where she died. In addition to Mrs. DeMoss, the following children survive: Mrs. W. T. Snyder, Lexington, Mo., Misses Annie and Bettie and John and Frank Mountjoy of St. Louis.  She also leaves two brothers, E. and F. Bowman of Kansas City, Mo.

photo courtesy of Debbie Waynick Perry

 * Errata - Frank and Edwin Bowman did not at any time that this researcher can ascertain live in Kansas City, Missouri. By this time Edwin was in St. Louis. Frank still lived in Lexington, Missouri.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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