Gene Notes

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - Elenor Hite Bowman

From the Winchester Evening Star, May 20, 1903.

Descendent of First Settler is Dead.

Mrs. Elenor Bowman, widow of Mr. Isaac Bowman, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Smith Davison, at Strasburg, Va., in the ninetieth year of her age.

At the time the history of the Northwest Territory was published she furnished a large amount of the data. She was a daughter of Col. James Hite, of Jefferson county, W. Va., and was a member of the family of the fourth generation of Joist Hite, one of the pioneers of the Valley. For seventy years she was a member of the Episcopal Church, and last held her membership at Middletown, this county. One brother, Joist Hite of Fairmont, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Smith Davison and Mrs. Ezra Foltz of Strasburg, and one son, Mr. Isaac Bowman, of Baltimore, Md., survive her.

Elenor's Find-a-Grave memorial can be viewed here.

[Elenor Hite Bowman is another of those relatives who is related to me via two different ancestors, Joist Hite and George Bowman.]

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