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BAWDEN: Thomas John, platted Bawden Addition, named 3 streets after his dtrs, marries hotel proprietor dtr, Anna "Annie" BENTON
Thomas John was born 10 Feb 1855 in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, where father Stephen set up mining manufacturing business, Sawanee Mining, for 10 years. Thomas was the son and 6th child of Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN. Thomas came to Rockingham, Scott, Iowa at the age of 4 years. He attended rural schools and on 5 May 1879, he married Anna BENTON in Davenport.
She was born 26 Mar 1858 in Davenport, dtr of Richard and Margaret PENNYPACKER HIGH BENTON. Richard came to Davenport in 1847 and was proprietor of the Scott Hotel, located at First [River Drive] and Harrison Streets.
Thomas lived at Valley Place Farm for over 54 years. He first farmed with his father, and then as his parents died and as the town grew around the homestead, he platted the BAWDEN Addition in 1895 [still in county plat books and used today in descriptions], naming 3 streets after his daughters: Elsie Avenue, Minnie Avenue and Ada Avenue. Ada Ave. no longer exists and is now Johnson Avenue, a short path to the river. Thomas founded the Valley Place Investment Co. in which the children of Stephen BAWDEN participated in the sale of the original farm land from Concord Ave. south to Rockingham and down to the river at OFFERMAN's Island, now Credit Island, a city park, where French traders plied their business with Native Americans.
Thomas built his family home at 3215 Rockingham Road in 1893. He died there on 14 Jan 1914; Anna died there 29 Nov 1933.
1. Elsie born 29 Jun 1881 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. After her mother's death, she kept house for her father and sister. She did not marry. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and served for many years as Secretary of the Scott County Methodist Sunday School Assoc. She lived in the family home with her sisters until her death 24 Jan 1977.
2. Minnie born 9 Nov 1884 in Davenport. She married 20 Jun 1907, Carl S. FINNE in the family home. He was born 13 Jan 1885 in Sloane, Woodbury, Iowa. At their marriage, he was employed as a shoe salesman of the Boston Store, (forerunner to Petersen-Harned-Von Maur department store at 2nd and Main).
Carl and Minnie lived on Rockingham Rd and Minnie Ave, where he died 24 Jul 1957. Minie died 18 Jan 1958 and is buried with her husband in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery with her parents. They had no children. They were active members of St. Johns Methodist Church.
3. Ada born 17 Feb 1889 in Davenport and was active all her life in music circles. She was employed as an agent by the Artist Representative Assoc for 41 years and the SCHMIDT Music Company for 17 years. She was a performing pianist as well as choir director and organist for several Methodist churches.
She died 27 Dec 1981, alert in mind, still active as a talent booking agent, and residing in the Rockingham Road home where she and her family lived for almost 100 years.
BAWDEN: Stephen marries Lucretia MATTHEWS, a previous generation to Stephen & Elizabeth GILBERT
Query by Bawden4
Stephen (nmn) BAWDEN, a generation or two back from 1791 Stephen, married Lucretia MATTHEWS 14 Oct 1754 in Perranuthnoe, witnessed by her parents. Lucretia was born 5 Aug 1732 dtr of Jas and Miriam (maiden?) MATTHEWS.
They had all in Perranuthnoe:
Stephen ch 19 May 1755
Elizabeth ch 5 Nov 1756 d. (no date) 1768
Jane ch 16 Apr 1759
Miriam ch 24 May 1761,
Anne ch 12 Jun 1763
William ch 1 Mar 1767
Elizabeth ch 8 Jan 1769
Mary ch 9 Jun 1771
I would love information on 1755 Stephen because I'm missing a generation. Any information from Truro on any of these family members would be appreciated.
Thank you gene angel.
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
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.]
BAWDEN: Stephen PHELPS, youngest of Stephen Douglas and "Ella" WOODWARD, marries Edna CAMERON HASKINS, becomes local lawyer, asst county atty, alderman
Stephen PHELPS born 5 May 1877 in Davenport was named for his uncle.
He graduated form the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City in 1894, and entered the law office of Julius LISCHER and George BAWDEN in Davenport. He joined the firm of DAVIDSON and LANE to take charge of their abstract and loan department. He served Scott County as an Assistant County Attorney, was nominated by the Republican party for County Attorney and was elected alderman of the 6th ward. He also managed the Valley Place Investment Company which was organized to sell lots in BAWDEN's Addition in west Davenport [still exists in Davenport Plat Books as BAWDEN's Addition].
Stephen married Edna Cameron HASKIN(S) 7 Sept 1905 in Trinity Cathedral, Davenport. She was the dtr of Charles and Alice Martha ROBESON HASKINS. Mr. HASKINS operated a livery stable on W. 4th St. in Davenport. The couple had no children and lived with the family at 1315 E. 11th St.
Stephen was an extremely outgoing and popular man and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at U of I, the Commercial and Outing Clubs, and worked for many Davenport charities. He was a member of Trinity Cathedral, serving as Vestryman and Clerk and was also Treasurer for the Iowa Diocese of the Episcopal Church.
His sudden death of a stroke in the family home 13 Dec 1914 at age 37 shocked Davenport; flags were flown at half-mast, the mayor issued a special tribute and the newspapers carried a lengthy article which stated "Stephen BAWDEN had more friends than any man in Davenport, his popularity extending to all classes."
For several years after her husband's death, Edna HASKINS BAWDEN lived with Stephen's uncle's widow Jennie ELDRIDGE BAWDEN, wife of George Washington BAWDEN.
On 1 Oct 1919, Edna married James D. MASON in his parent's Des Moines, Polk, Iowa home. James was the son of James and Mary SAMPLE MASON of Davenport and a grand nephew of Jennie's mother, Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE
BAWDEN: Edward TERRILL, 3rd child of Stephen Douglas and "Ella" WOODWARD, fire insurance adjustor and honorary policeman, carries badge and pistol
BAWDEN: Benjamin WOODWARD "Ben", 2nd child of Stephen Douglas and Ella WOODWARD, helps uncle JB PHELPS in lumber industry, died age 46 in L.A., California
Benjamin WOODWARD born 3 Nov 1872 in Davenport, graduated from Davenport High School and began his career with uncle JB [John BAKER] PHELPS in the office of LINDSAY-PHELPS Lumber Company.
He worked for the Cloquet Lumber Company in Minnesota, the Pigeon River Lumber Company in South Carolina and finally, before poor health caused him to retire, he was manager of the northwest territory for Lacy and Company, one of the largest lumber factoring concerns in the country.
Ben did not marry. He died at age 46, 6 Aug 1918 in Los Angeles, California, of a brain tumor. He willed his estate to his mother, his sister [Mary Elizabeth] and nephew, Stephen Lee/Lea ELY.
BAWDEN: Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie", oldest of Stephen Douglas and Mary Ella WOODWARD, m. Solomon Leander ELY
Mary Elizabeth BAWDEN was born 31 Mar 1870 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, the only dtr of Stephen Douglas and Mary Ella "Ella" WOODWARD BAWDEN. She attended Davenport school and trained in the Teachers Training School in Davenport, noted as one of the best, and started at old Number One Elementary School in Davenport [now at the corner of Locust and Eastern - Madison Elementary School, was located on Spring St. close to the Mississippi River. Original bell sits on property.]
She married Solomon [went by S.L., newspaper, census and cemetery marker] Leander ELY on 22 Mar 1900 in her family home on 1315 E. 11th St. - still stands.
Solomon (prov. Eleanor and Wylie RUMMEL Apr 2008) was born 2 Dec 1864 in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania. In 1874, when he was 9 years old (what dates? attrib to author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G.), his family moved to Mt. Carroll, Carroll, Illinois. Solomon was the son of Thomas Leander and Elizabeth B. WILAND ELY. He attended the Iowa State Normal School in Cedar Falls, Iowa (now University of Northern Iowa, a public university), and graduated form Davenport Business College. He worked as a bookkeeper in Davenport for the Iowa Soldier's Orphans' Home (now Annie Wittenmyer Complex - buildings owned by Family Services - a social service for profit entity, not orphan's home), and later for A. J. Smith and Son Furniture Store, and rose to Cashier at Union Savings Bank in Davenport.
Sam/Solomon suffered from tuberculosis and had spent several winter months in the South, where he contracted typhoid malaria. He died at age 39 on 6 Jun 1904, in the BAWDEN home on E. 11th, just 2 months after the death of their first son, Edward WEILAND/WILAND ELY. Following Sam's death, Mary Elizabeth gave birth to a second son, Stephen Lee/Lea ELY born 2 Jan 1905 in Davenport.
She did not remarry but devoted herself to care for Stephen, her mother, and teaching school. She died 15 August 1946 in her childhood home at 1315 E. 11th St. and is buried with her family in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. The ELYs were members of St. John's Methodist Church.
They had 2 children in Davenport:
1. Edward WEILAND / WILAND born 16 July 1903 and died 21 March 1904 of spinal meningitis. Weiland/Wiland was Samuel/Solomon's mother's maiden name.
2. Stephen Lea/Lee born 2 Jan 1905, died 7 May 1947 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin of cancer. He was cremated and buried in Madison suburb Monona's Rose Lawn Memorial Cemetery. (seperate blog).
BAWDEN: Stephen Douglas, oldest of Stephen and Mary TERRILL, local banker, double marriage ceremony with Mary's sister, Cornelia Rebecca TERRILL and JB [John BAKER] PHELPS in WOODWARD Rockingham home
BAWDEN: George Ray, Jr. "Binc" gets written up in Davenport, Iowa's Quad-City Times the week of his death
Quad-City Times, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, Thursday 6 Mar 1986, p. 4, Bill Wundram, asst editor and childhood friend.
Binc...Binc BAWDEN had whipped the odds so many times that I thought he might make it this time. But he didn't, even if he was only 61.
He needed all the luck he could get, but it ran out. A telephone caller said, "Binc's dead - raise a toast." I lifted a glass and through the misty Scotch and water, remembered rollicking Binc. Few minds were as fertile and as much fun. [see his Christmas stories blog]
Through old clippings - a lot of stuff he called tripe - I followed the plucky life of the Davenport ad agency boss: The good stuff, all the awards, snapping up the big Hardees account and United Guaranty - and the ironies, too. Like the time exactly 10 years ago, when he sat down for Thanksgiving dinner. It was the first time he had eaten food in two years. He had been plagued with a punctured esophagus, an accursed thing that nearly did him in over-and over again. For two years, he had been fed through throat or ostomy tubes. Finally they implanted some of his colon in the punctured spots and he could swallow again. But he laughed, gagging: can you imagine your colon in your throat?
He fought the Grim One so many times that he printed his own script - money redeemable in hospital coffee shops. He'd hand them out to visitors; I have a desk drawer still stuffed with them. 'In St. Luke's We Trust' [now Genesis East], with Binc's picture, and Binc - Secretary of Treasury.
Binc - wotta offbeat monicker for a guy named George. It's for BAWDEN, Inc. Always a company man, even to the sobriquet.
Binc was one of those rare people from whom you never parted without feeling good. Even when he felt lousy. How many people can you say that about, pal?
His body withered from this and that, seventy-five pounds is a lot to lose, but he always returned to work with a twinkle, running the big show of Advertising Communications, Inc. a full-floor of media fun an dgames in Davenport's Union Arcade. He pretended to be working les and golfing more with guys like Doots PRIESTER and Dinny WATERMAN. Binc was a great golfer with a fine rolling hook. A year ago, just out of the hospital, he whammed a 73 at Davenport Country Club.
Fragile and wan, his clickity-click mind never quit working and haranguing. Just the other day, he blasted the Times in a letter to the editor about not checking out the claim of an anti-leaf-burning whiner who said airplane pilots looked down on the Quad-Cities as a great smudge pot.
Beyond the wit and creative mind, past the layout board, there was a crisp business head and the sharp pencil, and the proof-reader's eye. In advertising, life is always a rush job. That's why Binc must have chortled at the program his agency did for his funeral service this week.
The prayer of illumination was spelled with three l's. Smiled the Rev. H. Al Wirtz at First Presbyterian Church "I think Binc did that just for devilment - his last rush job."
The older I get in this racket, I find myself writing more and more sad songs about the people who make the Quad-Cities a great place to live. Binc BAWDEN was one of them.
George Ray BAWDEN, Jr. was the son of George Ray and Viola DUVALL BAWDEN of Davenport, Scott, Iowa. Binc died 1 Mar 1986 in Davenport of leukemia...a hold-over from his esophagus surgeries. George Ray Sr. was the son of George Washington and Jennie ELDRIDGE BAWDEN. "Binc" was this writer's father.
BAWDEN: George Washington, son of Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN, married Jennie ELDRIDGE: obit posted in Davenport Daily Times newspaper, 24 Mar 1905
GEORGE W. BAWDEN DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
Davenport Attorney Passes Away at Excelsior Springs, Missouri
WAS PROMINENT IN BUSINESS CIRCLES
He was president of the Times Company and vice president of the I & I Interurban at time of his death
George W. BAWDEN passed away at Excelsior Springs, Missouri yesterday afternoon about 3:00, after an illness of several weeks. Davenport relatives had received word yesterday morning of his serious condition and his sister-in-law and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Carl SCHLEGEL [Minnie ELDRIDGE] were preparing to leave for his bedside. Before thay had left, however, word was received of his death. They proceeded on their way last night and will return with the sorrowing wife and the body tomorrow morning. Funeral arrangements will be then made.
There was a general sorrow expressed throughout the city this morning when the news of his death was made known. His prominence in legal and city affairs had made him widely known and his personality won friends and admirers for him among all with whom he came in contact.
Mr. BAWDEN went to Excelsior Springs about two weeks ago to recuperate, his health being poor, it was thought that the change and the treatment there would benefit him. Among his closest friends, however, there was little hope of his recovery, and although it was not thought that he would die soon, his ultimate death was expected from his recent illness. Diabetes is given as the cause of death.
George W. BAWDEN, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen BAWDEN, was born in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1859. He moved to a farm near Davenport [Rockingham Twp] arriving in this city Sept 1, 1860. He was educated in the city schools and received a diploma from the Davenport high school. Shortly after graduating, Mr. BAWDEN entered the University of Iowa and remained in the institution until he graduated from the law school in 1880.
He then returned to Davenport and entered the law office of the late Judge GRANT, where he continued to fit himself for his profession. After studying under Judge GRANT for some time, the young man took a position in the law office of C. A. FICKE where he remained for about two years.
Being chosen as attorney for the receiver of the Iowa Mortgage Company, Mr. BAWDEN removed to Muscatine, where he established himself in the practice of law. While in Muscatine Mr. BAWDEN became a member of the Knights of Pythias and became past chancellor commander of one of the lodges in that city.
After living in Muscatine for 11 years he gave up his practice there and returned to Davenport in 1895. Shortly afterward he formed a partnership with Julius LISCHER which continued until Mr. LISCHER's death in 1902. Fred W. NEAL was taken into the firm when MR. LISCHER became county attorney but the partnership was dissolved by the death of Mr. LISCHER.
In January 1903, the firm of BAWDEN & THUENEN was formed. City Attorney Henry THUENEN being the junior member.
Mr. BAWDEN was a Republican in politics and has always taken a lively interest in public affairs. In the Spring of 1897 he was elected alderman from the Fifth Ward in the city council. His term expired in 1900 and he refused another nomination. Mr. BAWDEN was admirably fitted for the office of alderman. He was a thorough business man and no man could influence him to do a thing which he believed was not for the best interests of the people. His services in the council were appreciated by every good citizen in the city.
Since leaving the council, Mr. BAWDEN has devoted his time exclusively to his law practice and his duties as attorney for the Iowa & Illinois railway. He became the legal representative of the company when it was first organized and during the preliminary arrangements for the building of the road, he was indefatigable in his efforts to make the line a reality. The work of securing the right-of-way together with other matters which required his attention brought Mr. BAWDEN an immense amount of work but he never faltered through it all and much of the credit for the successful culmination of the project is due to his energy and determination.
About three years ago MR. BAWDEN became a stockholder in the Times company and was shortly afterward selected to be its president.
On March 4, 1885, Mr. BAWDEN was united in marriage to Miss Jennie ELDRIDGE, daughter of the late Jacob MULLEN ELDRIDGE, of Davenport. Three sons, Albert, Ray and Harry were born to them. He is also survived by three brothers, S.D. [Stephen Douglas], Thomas J. and Dr. H. L. BAWDEN, besides his wife and children.
See bio blog with a few other notes.