Raymond Benton Bowen

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Raymond Benton Bowen

Birthplace: Pomeroy, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Benton Bowen and Cora Belle Bowen
Husband of Ethel Virginia Bowen
Ex-husband of Unknown
Father of Luvada Audrey Humphrey; Thelma Mae Meadows; Kathryn Lucille West; Earl Raymond Bowen; Norman Austin Bowen and 2 others
Brother of Charles C. Bowen; Isabelle Bowen; Margaret Bowen; Thos Frederick Bowen; Thilma Bowen and 3 others

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Raymond Benton Bowen

Member of Middleport Church of Christ and Modern Woodmen of America.

Raymond was born in Pomeroy and probably grew up here: "By 1846, approximately 1,600 people resided in the town, which contained four churches, one newspaper office, two iron foundries, one machine shop, and ten stores. Pomeroy continued to grow over the next several decades, attaining a population of 5,560 people in 1880. During the 1880s, most residents found employment in salt or coal mining. Two bromine factories existed in the town, as did two newspapers, seventeen churches, and two banks. Due to a declining amount of coal and salt in the region, Pomeroy’s population dropped to 4,726 residents in 1890."

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Raymond Benton Bowen's Timeline

April 26, 1886
Pomeroy, Meigs, Ohio, United States
February 9, 1909
Age 22
Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, United States
March 2, 1910
Age 23
Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, United States
April 13, 1913
Age 26
Promroy Meigs Ohio
August 1, 1915
Age 29
Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, United States
September 16, 1918
Age 32
Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, United States
May 5, 1921
Age 35
Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, United States
July 20, 1923
Age 37
Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, United States
December 14, 1939
Age 53
Holden, Logan, West Virginia, United States

They were living here when James was working in the coal mines. They would buy stuff at the country store on credit and then pay on pay day. Dad and brothers were sitting at kitchen table, but when mom went in to the bedroom to see her mom the bed was stripped bare, so she went through the house looking for her, but no one would say anything. Lady who took care of them cleaned them up and they looked out the window and saw the hearse coming down the street. The kids had to go to the bedroom while they brought in the coffin into the house. They put Moe by her as a baby. This scared mom who was only four years old. They took her back to Middleport, but mom does not remember the funeral or the burial. - John Nye from interview with Twila Humphrey