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BOWEN, (A)Della Louisa[1]

Female 1841 - 1922  (80 years)


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  • Name BOWEN, (A)Della Louisa 
    Born 2 Jul 1841  Grove Township, Allegheny County, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 May 1922  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2014 

    Father BOWEN, Emory Henry,   b. Abt 1810, East Mendon, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1880, Port Austin, Huron, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother GORDON, Deborah Elizabeth,   b. 1815, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1899, Port Austin, Huron, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 May 1831  West Mendon, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 HOLLIS, John,   b. 1834, Year a guess Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Hillsdale, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [1
    Married 1 May 1857 
    Children 
     1. HOLLIS, Frank Loren,   b. 8 Sep 1859, Lenawee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Lock on Erie Canal, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     2. HOLLIS, Nina May,   b. 28 Jul 1862, Coldwater, Branch , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1945, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Warren, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 FRANKLIN, Reuben Benjamin,   b. 1 Jul 1841, near South Bolivar, NY, in Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1919, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [1
    Married 12 Feb 1865  Washington , D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FRANKLIN, Benjamin Emory,   b. 5 Dec 1866, Scio, Allegany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oregon ??? Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. FRANKLIN, Lillian Luella,   b. 23 Jan 1870, Port Huron, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1902, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. FRANKLIN, Lewis Adelbert,   b. 18 May 1872, Scio, Allegheny County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1917, Woodland, Cowlitz, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. FRANKLIN, Eola Adelle "Oat",   b. 3 Jan 1876, Olean Township, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1948, Saginaw, Lane, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. FRANKLIN, Grace Francelia,   b. 23 Jan 1880, St. Paul, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1974, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. FRANKLIN, Blanche May,   b. 27 Jan 1883, St. Paul, Howard, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1963, Creswell, Lane, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. FRANKLIN, Nita Elizabeth,   b. 17 Jun 1886, Farm near Ainsworth, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1985, Grants Pass, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Della Bowen
    Della Bowen
    Della Bowen
    Della Bowen
    Della & Nita 'Dot' Franklin
    Della & Nita "Dot" Franklin

    Histories
    1-1. The Curious Case of Della & Reuben
    1-1. The Curious Case of Della & Reuben
    25 April 1921 - Portland, Oregon:

    Milford M. Brower, a Special Examiner for the Bureau of Pensions, looked at the petite, frail, old lady seated across from him. She was less than 5 feet tall and, he estimated, weighed considerably less than 100 pounds. With her hair pulled back in a severe bun she looked even older than her 79 years. He mentally reviewed the highlights of her case.

    Her husband had died shortly after Christmas, 1919 … the 29th of December, 1919 to be exact. She had applied for a widow’s pension on 18 February, 1920 (her husband had been receiving $46 a month disability pension from wounds received during the Civil War).

    As the case is investigated, details of the 50 year plus relationship unfold, as well as Reuben's experiences in the Civil War.

  • Notes 

    • [from Deposition of Della Louisa Franklin, et al.] [death Certificate of Della Louisa Franklin].


      Della was born in Grove township, Allegany County, New York on 2 July, 1841. When she was about 2 years old her parents moved to Port Huron, Michigan.
      Della died of cancer of the pylorus [the outlet of the stomach] complicated by Broncho Pneumonia on 28 May, 1922 while under the care of Dr. H. Park Richardson at her home in Portland, Oregon. It is likely that she didn't know she had cancer because an autopsy was required to determine the cause of death.
      She was buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Woodland, Washington on 1 June, 1922.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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