BAWDEN: Mary TERRILL the daughter, marries John Lowry ILES, son of Civil War doctor
MARY TERRILL BAWDEN; born 9 May 1851 in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN.
She moved to Rockingham Township (Davenport) with her parents when she was 9 yo. She attended Davenport schools. She married John Lowery ILES on 7 February 1871 in Davenport, Scott County, IA. In the 1880 federal census, they share their home with 18 yo servant Sophia RUNGE, born in Holstein, Germany of Holstein, German parents. John was born 15 September 1848 in Midway, KY to Thomas Jefferson and Maria Louisa NUCKOLS ILES.
Dr. Thomas Jefferson ILES moved to Davenport to be near his sons during the Civil War. He decided being a doctor would put him near the action and was assigned to the Rock Island Arsenal. He was born 17 March 1811 in Jessamine, KY. and died 27 November 1889 in Davenport. He is buried in Oakdale with Maria.
The 1880 census says 32 yo John is a painter. John was treasurer and manager until 1908 of Riverside Milling Co. at 804 E. Front St (now River Drive – a Wonder Bread factory closed for bankruptcy in 2005). Then he became president of Valley Place Investment Co. He lived in the family home at 614 E. 13th St. (still exists) until 1917 when he moved to Magnolia Springs, Baldwin County, Alabama, where he died 17 December 1939.
Mary cared for her mother after her father’s death. Mary 43 yo died on 6 February 1894. She and John are buried in Oakdale Memorial Gardens. They were members of the Methodist Church. John and Mary TERRILL ILES had 3 children all in Davenport:
a. Mary Louise ILES b 25 November 1871 (Mamie in 1880 census.)(seperate blog)
b. Alice GANSERT ILES b. 28 March 1876, died 21 February 1881 of diptheria. Buried in Oakdale in the Gansert plot
c. John Thomas ILES b. 9 June 1882. He worked as a clerk for his father at the Riverside Milling Company until 1906 when he listed his occupation as a student. In 1918, John was living with sister Mary ILES GANSERT in Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL again listing his occupation as student. He married 1907ish Edna Ophelia MANGUN born 24 March 1882 in Memphis Junction, Kentucky. She died 1 February 1949 of diabetes and hypertensive myocarditis. They lived at 2728 S. 4th in Louisville. (her father David MANGUN and mother Rufina nln)
John died 25 February 1951 in the Old Mason's Home in Veachland, Shelby, Kentucky fo cirrhosis of the liver and enlarged heart. Death records said he moved there 9 mos before from Louisville. Occupation listed as mechanic. In his WWI draft record, it lists his father, John Lowery/Lowry ILES, as next of kin, not Edna, probably because his father was a widower and could use any pension/survivor benefits.