Florence Lee Nora BOWDEN[1]

Female 1888 - 1986


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  • Name  Florence Lee Nora BOWDEN  [2
    Born  31 Jan 1888  Covington, Kenton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  12 Jun 1900  Covington, Kenton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Living in this household were: Florence H. Bowden, head, age 30, born Aug 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia & Ohio, mother of two children both of whom are still living, widowed (this statement is not true - court records give proof that she was divorced from her husband, Robert Lee Bowden and later filed a lien against his wages for child support in 1902); daughter, Florence L., age 12, born Jan 1888 in Kentucky; daughter, Edna M., age 10, born Jan 1890 in Kentucky. Mrs. Bowden is running a boarding house.
      1080 Madison Ave.
    Residence  12 Sep 1918  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Address is listed on Joseph Albert Milne's WW I Draft Registration Card.
      122 1/2 Linsdale
    Residence  1920  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Living in household: Elmer Cunningham and his wife Edna M. Cunningham (nee Duncan, nee Bowden) and her daughter Ruth E. Duncan. Also living in this household were Joseph Milne and his wife Florence and their three children, Dorothy, Robert and Joan and George Bell and his wife Florence Bell (nee Bowden, nee Hunter).
      Edna Cunningham and Florence Milne are sisters. Florence Bell is the mother of both.
      300 Clarendon
    Residence  1930  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 5182 Clarendon South
    Residence  1943  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 13453 Sussex,
    Residence  27 Sep 1957  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is the residence address given on Joseph Milne's death certificate.

      18298 Shaftsbury
    Residence  Jun 1979  Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 5833 Clarewood Apt 2
    Died  2 Apr 1986  Southfield, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • (Medical):Died at Mt. Vernon Nursing Center - Cremated at Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit Name of Funeral Home - Ross B. Northrop & Son 22401 Grand River Ave., Detroit, Mich 48219 Age 98 yrs. 2 months, 2 days [8]
    Person ID  I42  FRAMPTON - GILLEN - HUNTER
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2011 

    Father  Robert Lee BOWDEN,   b. 8 Feb 1863, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1906 
    Mother  Florence HUNTER,   b. 7 Aug 1869, Newport, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1946, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1887  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Divorced  17 Jul 1899 
    Family ID  F26  Group Sheet

    Family  Joseph Albert MILNE,   b. 8 Jan 1883, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1957, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Apr 1906  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Last Modified  1 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S322] Bank Record, (13 Jun 1979).

    2. [S114] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Detroit Ward 16, Wayne, Michigan, ED , roll , page , image 1142.

    3. [S320] Birth - Affidavit of Birth-Special Certificate, Commonwealth of Kentucky-State Board of Health-Bureau of Vital Statistics, (Notarized 12 Aug 1940, Boyd County, Kentucky).

    4. [S439] Census -1900 U.S. Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T623, roll T623_534, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, enumeration district (ED) 85, sheet 14, p. 14A, dwelling 239, family 319, Florence H. Bowden and two daughters, accessed 18 Feb 2011 (Reliability: 4), 18 Feb 2011.
      This census indicates that Florence Bowden is widowed. She divorced her husband, Robert Lee Bowden in 1899 and in 1902 filed court papers charging him with non-support. He was, in 1902, apparently still living and working for the railroad. So, her marital status should really say divorced.

    5. [S470] Census - 1920 U.S. Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T625, roll T625_815, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, enumeration district (ED) 515, sheet Image 1142, p. 12A, dwelling 176, family 320, Elmer Cunningham, Edna Cunningham, Ruth Duncan, accessed 2 Aug 2009 (Reliability: 4), 2 Aug 2009.

    6. [S426] Census - 1930 U.S. Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T626, roll 1053, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, enumeration district (ED) 522, sheet Image 488.0, p. 13B, dwelling 128 (Reliability: 4), 18 Jan 2009.
      Charlotte Milne listed as an Aunt to Joseph Milne. She is 76 yrs. old, single and born in Scotland, as were her parents. She immigrated in 1917 according to the census reocrd. Living in his household with his wife, Florence and children Robert A., Joan E. and Patricia. Also in the residence is Susan M. Smith who is listed as mother-in-law, but she is actually Joseph Milne's mother who remarried and became Susan Smith.

    7. [S399] Interview with Patricia Milne, (This interview was conducted in 1943 at the Florence Crittendon Hospital, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.), Florence was working in a defense factory in 1943 (Reliability: 3), 19 Nov 2007.

    8. [S9] Death Certificate, State of Michigan File No. 0025047. Died in Mt. Vernon Nursing Center, Southfield, (Reliability: 4), 18 Jan 2009.
      Cert lists her date of birth as 31 Jan 1890. The informant was her grandson, Richard Morrison. Her birth affidavit list her date of birth as 31 Jan 1888.

    9. [S113] Handwritten family tree from Florence Lee Bowden Milne (Grandma).

    10. [S106] OHIO - Marriage certificate, File No. 574 (Reliability: 4), 18 Jan 2009.

    11. [S362] Kentucky - Kenton County, Kentucky, Case #3292, Book 10, Page 367-368, Final judgment of divorce, dated 18 JUL 1899 (Reliability: 4), 2 Aug 2007.

      " It is adjudged that the marriage of the plaintiff, Florence Hunter Bowden with the defendant Robert Lee Bowden be and the same is dissolved and that any property either may have obtained from or through the other during said marriage or by nason of or in consideration of said marriage be restored. It is further adjudged that the plaintiff be and she is given the care, control & custody of the infant children of said marraige, Florence and Edna Mabel Bowden."

      Record is dated 18 JUL 1899

    12. [S245] Marriage Certificate - State of Michigan, State of Michigan file number 5-399, record no. 49768 (Reliability: 4), 18 Jan 2009.
      Joseph A. Milne, groom, age 23. Florence L. Bowden, bridge, age 18. Both living in Detroit, Michigan. He born in Michigan. She born in Kentucky. Father of groom - Andrew Milne, mother S.M. Gillippe (should be Gillespie). Father of bride - Robert Bowden, mother Florence Hunter. Witnesses: Fred H. Gillippe (should be Gillespie) and Edna M. Bowden (she is the brides sister)