BAWDEN: Ralph Eldridge, son of A.R. and 2nd wife "Tess" HART, lawyer Captain in Judge Advocate General's Office in NJ, marries, has 4 children
Ralph ELDRIDGE BAWDEN was born 13 Aug 1946 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
After graduation from Assumption High School in Davenport, he attended Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois Law School in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: he fulfilled his ROTC obligation by serving in the Army as a Captain.
He married Kathleen BROGAN, 30 Oct 1971 in Bellwood, Cook, Illinois. She was born 12 Apr 1949 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois dtr of Michael Francis and Margaret Mary YERBICH BROGAN.
Kathleen graduated from Nazareth Academy in LaGrange, Illinois. For two years, she attended Loyola University and graduated from Mundelein College with a BA in Music History and English Literature.
Ralph and Kathleen lived in Farmersville, Montgomery, Illinois where Ralph was a member of FUCHS, DODD, FUCHS, and BAWDEN law firm. They attended a Catholic church. They had 4 children:
They moved to Davenport in 2009 and lived in his family home. Kathy died 31 December 2010 in Davenport. She is buried in Davenport's Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
1. Thomas Michael born 4 Jun 1972 in Fort Dix Hospital, New Jersey
2. Peter Eldridge born 8 Apr 1974 in Great Lakes Naval Training Hospital, Chicago
3. Andrew James born 15 Jan 1977 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois
4. Emily Margaret born 12 July 1980 in Springfield.