BAWDEN: Dr. Henry Lightbourne, native of Cuba, is recorded in the History of Scott County, Iowa 1882
Henry L. Bawden, M.D. is a native of Cuba Island, born December 28, 1845. His parents were from London, England [sic Redruth, Cornwall, England]; his father, Stephen BAWDEN was in Cuba in the interests of the Sawanee Mining Company of which Stephen was president at the time of the Doctor's birth. He came to America, accompanied by his parents, when four years of age. They lived in Pennsylvania some years and then came to Scott County, and located near Davenport [Rockingham Twp] where his father engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occured October 27, 1881.
Dr. Bawden was educated at Griswold College [Davenport, now part of Central High School campus]. He read medicine with Dr. A. S. MAXWELL in Davenport then attended lectures in Iowa State University, which he graduated March 6, 1873, and at once began practice in Davenport. He practices according to the principles of the "Rational School", he is the recipient of a large and lucrative practice. He has filled the office of coroner of this county since 1876. He was married in Davenport June 28, 1877 to Bella ANGEL, a native of Peoria, Illinois. Her father was killed at the battle of Shiloh, in the Union Army. Dr. BAWDEN spent the years of 1866 and '67 on the plains as a member of the Seventh Iowa Cavalry. He is a member of the Scott County Medical Society, also the Iowa Medical Society; has been an active member of the local medical society, and as such has prepared numerous papers pertaining to subjects relative to diesease and practice, some of which have found their way into medical journals of the country.
Harry BAWDEN in his Family Histories, says of Henry: "Uncle Henry gave me a fox terrier pup when I was about 4 years old. We named it Kirk, a pal for about 12 years".