Doris Marion Bowie

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Personal and Family Information

Doris was born on 27 NOV 1920 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas, the daughter of Arthur Bowie and Eleanor Cornelia Simmons.

She died on 10 JUL 1987 in Monroe, Louisiana.

Her husband was John Calvin Mulholland, who she married on 27 NOV 1941 in Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas. Their two known children were Frances Alison (1943-?) and John Michael (1948-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Doris Marion Bowie
(1920-1987)

 

Arthur Bowie
(1881-1941)

 

James W Bowie
(c1834-<1891)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Caniza Reeves
(1840-1906)

 

Elijah Reeves
(-<1850)

 
   

Anna NotKnown
(1815-?)

 
   

Eleanor Cornelia Simmons
(1887-1967)

 

Benjamin Fletcher Simmons
(1860-1939)

 

Holman Felix Simmons
(1824-1893)

+
   

Theodora Mary Saxon
(1834-c1917)

+
   

Lucy James Rotenberry
(1863-1900)

 

James A Rotenberry
(1838-c1866)

+
   

Cornelia Jane McGuire
(1838-1877)

+

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth27 NOV 1920
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: 213 Elm St,
Death10 JUL 1987
Place: Monroe, Louisiana
Age: 66y, 7m, 12d
Census4 APR 1930
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 9 b Ark
Address: 213 Elm Street
Agency: 1930 census, Arkansas
Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
Source: Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
Date: APR 1930
Publisher: US Dept of Commerence

Census6 APR 1940
Place: Augusta, Arkansas
Age: 20 born Ark
Address: dwelling 120 with parents and siblings
Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: APR 1940

Burial1987
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 66y, 7m, 12d
Address: Walnut Grove Cemetery, next to her Mother Find A Grave Memorial# 37179393
Agency: from tombstone in Walnut Grove by A Bowie 15Jun00
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas
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Caniza + others
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See Note 2
Residence1987
Place: Monroe, Louisiana
Address: 1910 Sherwood Ave, Monore, LA 71201
See Note 3
Graduated1941
Place: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Age: 21
Address: BSE, University of Arkansas
See Note 4

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Notes

Note 1

obit

Mrs. Doris Bowie Mulholland, aged 66 of Monroe, La., formerly of Newport, died Friday. She was an Episcopalian.

Survivors are her husband, John Mulholland; a son, John M Mulholland of Cupertino Cal.; a daughter Alison Seaman of Westminister, Cal.; three brothers, Max Bowie of Newport, Billy Bowie of Augusta, and Bobby Bowie of Little Rock, and five grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 pm Tuesday at Walnut grove Cemetery at Newport by Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

Note 2

"Stand me on my head if that's what it takes!"

Wanted to be buried in Walnut Grove next to her parents despite lack of grave space.

She was insistant and said something to effect " Stand me on my head if that's what it takes!"

Billy and Mickey arranged for her to be buried in space orginally intended to be an asle between family plots bordered wtih concrete curb. Curb had been removed long ago for ease of maintenance.

After the grave side service, family gathered at Mickey's home on Walnut Street. Mul, Alison and Mike were all there. Mike raised a glass in memorial toast to "Mother Doris"

Note 3

Lived in Crossett Arkansas in 1950s

Chicago Illnois are in 1960 -1970s

Note 4

attended 3 yrs at Arkansas State Teachers College prior to UofA

she was a member of a Sororiety, my notes are not clear, maybe Chi Omega or Pi Beta Phi

In 1980 letter, Doris said she was a "16" year old freshman at State Teachers when grandfather Ben F Simmons died (1 may 1939).. She was actually 19 when Ben F died.....

Sources

  1. Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
    Source: Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
    Date: APR 1930
    Publisher: US Dept of Commerence
  2. Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: APR 1940