Descendants of Wilfred Lovelace Bowles

Mom & Dad

Generation No. 1

 

1. WILFRED LOVELACE11 BOWLES (WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)1 was born April 21, 1908 in Marion County, Missouri (Near Palmyra), and died July 05, 1983 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. He married ELVA MARGARET GILLESPIE August 20, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, daughter of HENRY GILLESPIE and JOHANNAH SCHWANKE. She was born November 02, 1905 in Adams County, Illinois (Near LaPrairie), and died December 29, 1991 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

50th Wedding Anniversary Woodlawn Cemetary Remembrance Garden, Bethel Baptist Church

Their sons held Wilfred and Elva's 50th wedding anniversary in 1979 at the Fabius Community Center at Smileyville, Missouri (left). They were laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetary, south of Augusta, Illinois (middle). There is also a memorial stone at Bethel Baptist Church, Smileyville, Missouri (right).

Notes for WILFRED LOVELACE BOWLES:

1. Wilfred was born at the Bowles farm 7 miles northwest of Palmyra, Fabius Township, Marion County, Missouri.

Prairie View Grade School Palmyra High School

Wilfred attended Prairie View Grade School. In 2001 it was being used as a residence (left). Both Elva and Wilfred attended Palmyra High School. In February 2002, it was being used as the grade school (right).

2. He was educated at Prairie View Grade School near his home, at Palmyra High School, and one winter at the University of Missouri Agricultural College.

3. He was a farmer and a breeder of purebred Hampshire hogs.

More About WILFRED LOVELACE BOWLES:

Baptism: August 1922, Bethel Baptist Church2

Burial: July 08, 1983, Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois

Occupation: Farmer

Bethel Baptist Church 1900 Bethal Baptist Church 1995 Augusta Methodist Church

Bethel Baptist Church, Smileyville, Missouri, Around 1900 (left)*, in 1995 (middle) -- For more information on Smileyville, click here. -- The family was members of the Augusta Methodist Church (right). It was destroyed by a tornado. The picture may be dated around 1920.

Religion:

1.He joined the Bethel Baptist Church at Smileyville, Fabius Township, Marion County, Missouri as a young man.

2. After moving to Illinois he joined the Methodist Church.

Elva 1990

Picture of Elva Bowles Taken Christmas, 1990

Notes for ELVA MARGARET GILLESPIE:

1. Elva was born one mile east of La Prairie, Adams County, Illinois on the J.T. Ross farm .

2. She was educated at La Prairie Grade School, and at Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri High School.

3, After graduation from high school she was secretary to the County Agent at the Marion County Farm Bureau office in Palmyra, Missouri.

Religion:

1. She joined the La Prairie, Illinois Methodist Church as a girl.

2. After moving to Marion County, Fabius Township, Missouri in 1919 she joined the Bethel Baptist Church about one mile west of her home. She was pianist for Sunday School and Church for several years.

3. When she and her husband moved to near Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois in 1935 she joined the Methodist Church.

Wilfred and Elva were married at the parsonage of the Immanuel Baptist Church at Kansas City, Kansas, by Rev. Jim Powell the pastor who was Wilfred's uncle by marriage. They lived first on Wilfred's home farm, but moved in December 1935 to a farm near Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois. In 1939 Wilfred and his father-in-law bought the Stienbarger farm between Bowen and Augusta, Augusta Township, Hancock County, Illinois and moved there December 17, 1939.

House Near Bowen Bowles Home-Missouri Missouri Home

Bowles Home: Left-Bowen, Illinois, in 1942; Middle-near Smileyville, Missouri*; Right-near Smileyville, Picture Taken in 2001

More About ELVA MARGARET GILLESPIE:

Baptism: August 1919, Bethel Baptist Church2

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois

Big 3 This picture is from a postcard made by C. U. Williams of Bloomington, Illinois.

Left--Their Parents Called Them the Big Three: Ron, Ken, and Bob Bowles in March of 1946 (left to right). Right--Both Bob and Ken attended the Augusta Grade School in Augusta, Illinois.

Children of WILFRED BOWLES and ELVA GILLESPIE are:

2. i. RONALD WILFRED12 BOWLES, b. December 17, 1932, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.

3. ii. ROBERT HENRY BOWLES, b. August 04, 1937, farm home 2 1/2 mi., east & 1 mi. south of Bowen, Illinois, (the old Abe Worman farm) Hancock County, Illinois..

iii. KENNETH WAYNE BOWLES, b. November 13, 1944, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for KENNETH WAYNE BOWLES:

Education:

1. Augusta Grade School, Augusta, Illinois, 1950 - 1958.

2. Augusta High School, Augusta, Illinois, graduated in 1962.

3. Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy, Rolla, Missouri, 1962-1966.

4. Graduate Work, Engineering Administration, Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy, Rolla, Missouri, 1966-1967.

5. Master of Theology, Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, 1975-1979.

6. Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, 1982.

Ken worked for McDonnell-Douglas, in St. Louis, Mo., as an engineer from 1967 to 1968, and again after military service until he went to seminary. He wass on the staff  of KMFA-AM, KMSM-FM, KGNN-AM, and KGNN-FM.  He also worked for KFBD-FM.  He was also Vice-President and later General Manager of Missouri River Christian Broadcasting from 1987-98.

He is General Manager of Midwest Christian Media, Inc., and Flat Foot Media, Inc. These organizations hope to develop Christian radio stations and provide programming and services for them.

More About TH.M., D.MIN. KENNETH WAYNE BOWLES:

Military service: U.S. Army, 1968 -1970, stationed in Wesel, West Germany, with 1st USA Missile Detachment.

Religion: Methodist as a young man / Christian Brethren after graduating from college - Commended to the Lord's work by Maplewood Bible Chapel, Maplewood, Missouri.

Residence: Union, Franklin County, Missouri

 


Generation No. 2

 

Ron 2000

Ron, Christmas, 2000

2. RONALD WILFRED12 BOWLES (WILFRED LOVELACE11, WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 17, 1932 in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. He married ELDORA M. POST April 29, 1956 in Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois, daughter of CHRIS POST and FANNIE JOHNSON. She was born January 21, 1936 in Hancock County, Illinois (Near Bowen).

Notes for RONALD WILFRED BOWLES:

Education:

1. Liberty Grade School, Augusta Township, 1938 - December 1939.

2. Washington Grade School, Augusta Township, January 1940 - 1946.

3. Augusta High School, graduated in 1950.

4. DeVry Electronic Course.

More About RONALD WILFRED BOWLES:

Religion: Methodist as a young man / Lutheran after marriage

Residence: After marrying Ron And Eldora lived in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois until 19__, when they moved to Mendon, Adams County, Illinois.

Retirement: Retired from Neil Oil Co., Mendon, Adams County, Illinois in 1995.

Eldora

Eldora at a Hannibal Park

More About ELDORA M. POST:

Religion: Lutheran

Retirement: Retired from KHQA-TV, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois in 2001.

nieces & nephews

Santa, Becky, Tony, Uncle Ken, Rhonda, and Tracy (left to right) in December of 1968 at Ron's Home

Children of RONALD BOWLES and ELDORA POST are:

4. i. RHONDA FAY13 BOWLES, b. September 21, 1961, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

5. ii. ANTHONY SCOTT BOWLES, b. December 06, 1966, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Bob's Family

Bob, Tracy, Becky, and Sandy Bowles in Late 1960's

3. ROBERT HENRY12 BOWLES (WILFRED LOVELACE11, WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 04, 1937 in farm home 2 1/2 mi., east & 1 mi. south of Bowen, Illinois, (the old Abe Worman farm) Hancock County, Illinois.. He married SANDRA SUE METCALF January 17, 1960 in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, daughter of JOHN METCALF and FLORINE FEY. She was born June 03, 1940 in home, Yates City, Knox County, Illinois.

Notes for ROBERT HENRY BOWLES:

Education:

1. Washington Grade School ( grades 1 - 4), Augusta Township, Illinois, 1943 - 1947. ( One room country school )

2. Liberty Grade School (grades 5 & 6), Augusta Township, Illinois, 1947 - 1949. ( One room country school)

3. Augusta Grade School (grades 7 & 8), Augusta, Illinois, 1949 - 1951.

4. Augusta High School, Augusta, Illinois, graduated in 1955.

5. Tri State College, Engineering Drawing & Design, Angola, Indiana, 1955 - 1956.

 

 

More About ROBERT HENRY BOWLES:

Occupation: Engineer in Reciprocating Pump Dept., Gardner-Denver Co., at time of retirement.

Religion: Methodist as a young man / Attend Baptist Church after moving to Missouri

Retirement: Retired in 1999 after working 42 1/2 years in the Engineering Dept. of Gardner- Denver Co., Quincy, Illinois.

Notes for SANDRA SUE METCALF:

Education:

1. Plymouth Grade School.

2. Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Illinois, graduated in 1958.

3 Gem City Business College, Stenographic Course, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, 1958.

Residence:

After marrying Bob and Sandy lived in and near Quincy, Adams County, Illinois until 1970, when they moved to near Palmyra, Missouri. ( Marion County, Fabius Township ) One mile north of Smileyville.

More About SANDRA SUE METCALF:

Occupation: Worked in Export Billing and Personnel Departments of Gardner-Denver Co. until May 1961 and has been a Home Maker since that time.

Religion: Methodist as a young woman / Attend Baptist Church after moving to Missouri

 

Children of ROBERT BOWLES and SANDRA METCALF are:

6. i. REBECCA SUZANNE13 BOWLES, b. August 31, 1961, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

7. ii. TRACY ELAINE BOWLES, b. July 29, 1963, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

 


Generation No. 3

 

4. RHONDA FAY13 BOWLES (RONALD WILFRED12, WILFRED LOVELACE11, WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 21, 1961 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. She married (1) RANDY PARIS MIXER May 10, 1980 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. He was born December 7, 1957 in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. She married (2) TERRY LEE HUMMEL June 26, 1993 in Adams County, Illinois (Near Ursa). He was born February 18, 1952.

Rhonda's Family

Rhonda and Hannah (left to right), Christmas 2000

Child of RHONDA BOWLES and RANDY MIXER is:

i. HANNAH MERLENE14 MIXER, b. January 13, 1983.

Susie & Tony

Susie and Tony, Christmas 2000

5. ANTHONY SCOTT13 BOWLES (RONALD WILFRED12, WILFRED LOVELACE11, WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 06, 1966 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. He married SUSAN MITCHELL January 11, 1985 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. She was born in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

 

Children of ANTHONY BOWLES and SUSAN MITCHELL are:

i. WILLIAM JOEL14 BOWLES, b. July 11, 1985.

ii. SAMATHA SUE BOWLES, b. August 23, 1987.

iii. ELIZABETH MARIE BOWLES, b. September 20, 1991.

iv. MARGARET ANN BOWLES, b. November 06, 1995.

Bob's Grandkids

Bob & Sandy's Grandkids:  (left to right) Christian, Al, Isabelle, Jordan, Madeline, Halley, and Kylee, Christmas 2000

6. REBECCA SUZANNE13 BOWLES (ROBERT HENRY12, WILFRED LOVELACE11, WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 31, 1961 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. She married TERRY ALLEN LOCKE February 15, 1986 in Marion County, Missouri (Near Palmyra), son of KENNETH LOCKE and MILDRED PATRICK. He was born September 26, 1961 in Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.

Becky & Terry

Becky and Terry, Easter 2001

Notes for REBECCA SUZANNE BOWLES:

Education:

1. Ellington Elementary School (K - 3), Quincy, Illinois.

2. Palmyra Elementary and Middle Schools, Palmyra, Missouri.

3. Palmyra High School, Palmyra, Missouri, graduated in 1979.

4. She attended Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri for two years, then transfered to Northeast Missouri State University.

5. Bachelor Degree, Special Education, with emphasis on Learning Disabilities (K - 12), Northeast Missouri State University (Truman University), Kirksvville, Missouri, graduated in 1983.

6. Master Degree, Educational Processes, Maryville College, St. Louis, Missouri.

More About REBECCA SUZANNE BOWLES:

Occupation: Learning Disability Teacher, Mark Twain Elementary School, Hannibal, Missouri.

Religion: Methodist as a young child / Attended Baptist Church after moving to Missouri.

Residence: Near Saverton, Ralls County, Missouri

Notes for TERRY ALLEN LOCKE:

Education:

1. Hannibal High School, Hannibal, Missouri, graduated in 1979.

2. Management Training for Ponerosa in Rhode Island.

3. Finance & Insurance Schooling in Chicago, Illinois.

More About TERRY ALLEN LOCKE:

Occupation: Salesman

Religion: Methodist

 

Children of REBECCA BOWLES and TERRY LOCKE are:

i. JORDAN RAE14 LOCKE, b. December 12, 1989, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.

Notes for JORDAN RAE LOCKE:

Education:

1. Mark Twain Elementary School, Hannibal, Missouri

ii. MADELINE SUZANNE LOCKE, b. December 22, 1991, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.

Notes for MADELINE SUZANNE LOCKE:

Education:

1. Mark Twain Elementary School, Hannibal, Missouri

iii. CHRISTIAN ALLEN LOCKE, b. March 23, 1994, Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri..

Notes for CHRISTIAN ALLEN LOCKE:

Education:

1. Mark Twain Elementary School, Hannibal, Missouri

 

 

7. TRACY ELAINE13 BOWLES (ROBERT HENRY12, WILFRED LOVELACE11, WILFRED MEDLEY10, STEPHEN " DOUGLAS"9, DABNEY A.8, DAVID7, JESSE6, DAVID5, BENJAMIN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 29, 1963 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. She married ALPHONSE FERDINAND DAMES IV March 21, 1981 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, son of ALPHONSE DAMES and ALICE ROSS. He was born June 10, 1960 in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri.

Ferd & Tracy

Tracy and Ferd, Easter 2001

Notes for TRACY ELAINE BOWLES:

Education:

1. Ellington Elementary School (K - 1), Quincy, Illinois.

2. Palmyra Elementary and Middle Schools, Palmyra, Missouri.

3. Palmyra High School, Palmyra, Missouri, graduated in 1981.

More About TRACY ELAINE BOWLES:

Occupation: Home maker

Religion: Methodist as a young child / Baptist after moving to Missouri. Member of Bethel Baptist Church, Smileyville, Marion County, Missouri.

Residence: Near Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri

Notes for ALPHONSE FERDINAND DAMES IV:

Education:

1. Graduated from Palmyra High School, Palmyra, Missouri.

2. Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

More About ALPHONSE FERDINAND DAMES IV:

Occupation: MODOT / Horse Trainer / Farrier

Religion: Catholic

 

Children of TRACY BOWLES and ALPHONSE DAMES are:

i. KYLEE SUE14 DAMES, b. September 28, 1981, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for KYLEE SUE DAMES:

Education:

1. Palmyra Elementary & Middle Schools, Palmyra, Missouri, 1988 - 1996.

2. Palmyra High School, Palmyra, Missouri, graduated in 2000.

3. Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.

More About KYLEE SUE DAMES:

Religion: Baptist. Member of Bethel Baptist Church, Smileyville, Marion County, Missouri.

Wilfred John Dames

Wilfred John resides in heaven. But his earthly body is at Greenwood Cemetary just north of Palmyra, Missouri.

ii. WILFRED JOHN DAMES, b. May 25, 1984, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.; d. 1984.

Notes for WILFRED JOHN DAMES:

Wilfred John was stillborn at 3:41 p.m., Friday, May 25, 1984.

More About WILFRED JOHN DAMES:

Burial: May 26, 1984, Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.

iii. ALPHONSE FERDINAND DAMES V, b. May 29, 1985, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for ALPHONSE FERDINAND DAMES V:

Education:

1. Palmyra Elementary and Middle Schools, Palmyra, Missouri, 1992 - 2000.

2. Palmyra High School.

iv. HALLEY FAYE DAMES, b. November 05, 1989, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for HALLEY FAYE DAMES:

Education:

1. Palmyra Elementary School

2. Palmyra Middle School

v. ISABELLE ANN DAMES, b. July 04, 1994, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for ISABELLE ANN DAMES:

Education:

1. Palmyra Grade School.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. This genealogy report, Descendants of Wilfred Lovelace Bowles, was compiled by Elva Gillespie Bowles, her information was transcribed into this Family Tree Maker file in 2000 by Robert H. Bowles. Additional information was also added to Ronald Wilfred Bowles family, Robert Henry Bowles family and Kenneth Wayne Bowles.

2. Baptism date shown in Member List of 1896- Bethel Baptist Church Record Book. (Robert H. Bowles).


For information, contact Robert H. Bowles.


*Picture scanned by Robert Bowles.

The music is "The Missouri Waltz," the official song of the State of Missouri. The lyrics are by J.R. Shannon and the music is from an original melody by John Valentine Eppel. Elva Bowles had memorized the waltz and was often heard playing it on the family piano.

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