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BAWDEN: Ada, youngest dtr of Thos John and Anna "Annie" BENTON, involved in piano, music circles and talent booking agent, dies at 92

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Ada BAWDEN, born 17 Feb 1889 in the 3215 Rockingham Rd. family home, Davenport/Rockingham Twp., Scott, Iowa.

She was active all her life in area music circles, employed as an agent by the Artist Representative Association for 41 years and the Schmidt Music Co. (no longer exists) for 17 years.

She was a performing pianist, choir director and organist for several Methodist churches.

She died 27 Dec 1981 in Davenport, alert in mind, still active as a talent booking agent and residing in the Rockingham Bawden home where the family had lived for almost 100 years.

Her father platted that part of southwest Davenport/Rockingham Twp and named 3 streets after his dtrs: Elsie, Minnie and Ada. Ada Avenue no longer exists - now Johnson Ave. This part of town is still known in county plat books as Bawden's Addition.

Surnames: BAWDEN BENTON
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by Bawden4 on 2012-03-01 15:38:45

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, Iowa; Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, Iowa , 1986, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.

References and article p. 148:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens aka Oakdale Cemetery, 2501 Eastern Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52803, oakdaleomg@aol.com
Scott County Iowa vital records: marriage, death
Davenport city directories
Davenport democrat newspaper: 20 Jun 1907 p 8; 15 Jan 1914 p9; 29 Nov 1933 p. 4; 25 Jul 1957 p. 6
Quad-City Times newspaper: 24 Jan 1977 p 8; 28 Dec 1981 p 6

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