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BAWDEN: Dr. Henry Lightbourne, 2nd child of 1812 Stephen and Mary TERRILL, marries twice, has 5 children, is abusive alcoholic, County Coroner, and member of local and state medical societies

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Also see Dr. Henry Lightbourne BAWDEN written in History of Scott County blog.

Henry Lightbourne BAWDEN was born 28 December 1845 in Cobra, Cuba, son of 1812 Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN.

The family moved to Davenport in the summer of 1860...Stephen's first land purchase records occurred 1 September of that year. Henry joined the Union Army that month and was a member of the 7th Iowa Cavalry serving in the Plains States during 1866-67 according to the 1882 History of Scott County, Iowa. No record of this service can be found in either the Civil War records in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa or the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

After the war, he traveled by ox team to Colorado but returned to Davenport to begin the study of medicine. He was educated at Griswold College (no longer exists - was all-male school, now part of Davenport Central High School's campus at 10th and Main, and used for classes. Griswold College was the forerunner of Iowa College and then Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.). He read medicine with Dr. A. S. MAXWELL, one of the first doctors in Scott County, in his Davenport office and attended lectures at the University of Iowa Medical School, Iowa City, where he graduated 8 March 1873. He began practice in Davenport and served as Scott County Coroner for over 18 years and was a member of Davenport, Scott County, and Iowa Medical Societies. From 1878-1881 he was voted in as County Coroner.

On 28 January 1877, Henry married Bella/Isabella/Bell Murtha/Martha ANGEL/ANGELL in Davenport's First Presbyterian Church, 7th & Brady Streets, now located at Kirkwood and Iowa Streets. Little is known about Bella other than she was born 4 September 1857 in Peoria, Illinois. [obit says New York City, but she led a transient life at different stages]. Her father supposedly died in the Battle of Shiloh which occurred April 6-7, 1862 in Tennessee. I've seen the name John but didn't pursue it.

Henry divorced Bella 24 September 1901, amd married Ida ELBERT(S), dtr of Wilson and Mary GILBERT ELBERTS on 17 December 1902 in Davenport. On 30 December 1904, Ida divorced Henry for 'habitual drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment'.

Henry retired and moved to Montana with Mr. and Mrs. Henry MUNDT with whom he lived in Davenport. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and was an active member. He died 22 January 1919 in Ismay, Custer, Montana and is buried in Davenport's Oakale Memorial Gardens with his parents and infant brother and son.

Bella moved to Chicago about 1908 with son James Albert, giving her marital status as 'widow'. She lived with her son-in-law Morse/Morris BROWN in the 1920 Chicago census. In the 1930 Chicago census, Bella is living with the ABBE household at 5116 W. Pensacola Avenue as a 72-year-old boarder. Bella died 12 Oct 1946 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, where she was living with son Dr. George Stephen and wife Anna SEIBEL BAWDEN. George died 19 October 1959 and Anna died 27 May 1950. They lived at 404 N. 19th St. in Springfield and they were members of Hope Lutheran Church and George was a member of Springfield American Legion. The three are buried in Springfield's Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Dr. Henry Lightbourne and Bella BAWDEN's children all born in Davenport, Scott, Iowa:
1. Harry E. born 2 May 1878, died 27 February 1881. Buried in Oakdale on Stephen and Mary's lot.

2. Dr. George Stephen born 27 July 1880, became medical doctor and practiced with father. He married 8 May 1907 Judith M. HOLSTROM, nurse from Chicago working at St. Luke's Hospital [now Genesis East] dtr of Ludwig and Mathilda CARLSON HOLSTROM, she was born in 1882 (no birth, or death info) She divorced him 29 Aug 1907 on the grounds George deserted her on 27 July 1907. George married Anna Elizabeth SEIBEL, dtr of John Henry and Charlotte LOEHTER SEIBEL from Pleasant Valley, Scott, Iowa.

George served in the Army during WWI and returned to Davenport to resume his practice until 1920 when he and family left. They lived many years in Jasper, Natrona, Wyoming, and then moved to Springfield Oregon where Bella joined them.

George and Anna had 2 children: Lee George born 9 Dec 1909 in Davenport, social security # issued in Oregon, died 26 Feb 1971 in Alameda, California (no other bio info); Henry Stephen born 2 May 1912 in Davenport, social security # issued in Oregon, lived in Springfield with his parents at the time of his father's death. He had one year high school and his enlistment record said he was 70 inches tall and 133 pounds. He died 26 July 1984 in Redding, Shasta, California. (no burial info for either brother)

3. James Albert born 13 October 1882 in Davenport. Left with Bella about 1908 to live in Chicago for a job as special agent with Delaware and Reliance Insurance Co. He married in Jacksonville, Illinois, Frances R. TALMAGE born in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [burial marker says 1885). They lived in Chicago until 1915 when they moved to Indiana. James' WWII draft notice 2240159 issued in Marion, Indiana. James died 15 Feb 1971, and Frances died 31 December 1962. They are buried in Indianapolis' Crown Hill Cemetery. (See Find-a-Grave)

4. Clark J. born 25 March 1885, died 12 April 1885 in Davenport and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport with his father, grandparents.

5. Mae Ella born 27 April 1886 in Davenport. After graduation from Davenport High School in1905, she took a kindergarten course and assisted Miss Alice ROBINSON in her Peoples Union Mission Kindergarten est in 1900. Mae Ella also sang in local musical programs.
On 21 July 1908 at Edwards Congregational Church in Davenport, she married Morse/Morris NEVIN BROWN who was born 29 Oct 1881 in Richland, Eaton, Michigan, son of Samuel M. and Rosetta NEVIN BROWN. He lived at 734 E. 14th St. in Davenport and was an usher at 1st Presbyterian Church in 1905 on Kirkwood and Iowa Streets. He worked as an auditor for Peabody Coal Co. in Chicago, Illinois. He died May 1973 in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas. (no burial info)

Mae Ella died at age 38 on 24 December 1924 in Chicago. She's buried in an unmarked grave in Irving Park Cemetery, Irving Park, Illinois (employee email). They had 2 children: Albert NEVIN BROWN b 27 May 1909 in Chicago, died 1991 - no date; Donald B. BROWN born after 1910 in Chicago. [Frank Wallace and Louella Allen ELDRIDGE's dtr Maud(e) married Morse's brother Charles Alfred.]

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by Bawden4 on 2012-01-25 20:23:49

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.

This narrative appears on pages 143-145 in the vinyl-bound issue.
References at the end of this post are:
Irving Park Cemetery, 7777 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60634, 2129@alderwoods.com from cemetery employee Val.
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, 2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52803, oakdaleomg@aol.com
History of Scott County, Iowa 1882
First Congregational Church records, Davenport, Iowa
Scott County vital records and probate (H.L. Bawden will #9828)
Illinois vital records
Iowa State Historical Society Civil War records, Des Moines, Iowa
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1880 Federal Census, Scott County, City of Davenport SD1, ED 274, P 12-556, #120-127 Bawden; 1900 Federal Census Ward 5, SD2, ED 135, Sheet 14 p. 78, $307-331 Bawden
1930 FEderal Census, Chicago, Cook County, Ward 41, enum dist 16-2816, sheet 4A, lns 2-9, Abbe, Myrtle L. Head H. 5116 W. Pensacola Avenue
Oregon State Death List: Anna E. cert #5052, Bella cert #6959
George E. cert #12?92 (yes ? number unreadable)all 3 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon
Reister-Guard newspaper, Monday May 29, 1950; Tuesday October 20, 1959, George Monday, Oct 14, 1946 Bella published in Eugene.

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