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BAWDEN: Ada, youngest dtr of Thos John and Anna "Annie" BENTON, involved in piano, music circles and talent booking agent, dies at 92

Ada BAWDEN, born 17 Feb 1889 in the 3215 Rockingham Rd. family home, Davenport/Rockingham Twp., Scott, Iowa.

She was active all her life in area music circles, employed as an agent by the Artist Representative Association for 41 years and the Schmidt Music Co. (no longer exists) for 17 years.

She was a performing pianist, choir director and organist for several Methodist churches.

She died 27 Dec 1981 in Davenport, alert in mind, still active as a talent booking agent and residing in the Rockingham Bawden home where the family had lived for almost 100 years.

Her father platted that part of southwest Davenport/Rockingham Twp and named 3 streets after his dtrs: Elsie, Minnie and Ada. Ada Avenue no longer exists - now Johnson Ave. This part of town is still known in county plat books as Bawden's Addition.

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BAWDEN: Minnie, dtr of Thos and Anna "Annie" BENTON, marries Carl S. FINNE and they lived on Minnie Ave. in Rockingham Twp, Scott, Iowa

Minnie BAWDEN FINNE was born 9 Nov 1884 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She married 20 Jun 1907 in the Bawden family home on 3215 Rockingham Rd.

Carl was born 13 Jan 1885 in Sloan, Iowa. At their marriage he was a shoe salesman in the Boston Store, downtown Davenport, which became Petersen-Harned-Von Maur.

Carl died in the Minnie Avenue home 24 Jul 1957. Minnie died there 18 Jan 1958 and is buried with Carl in Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens. They had no children. They were active members of St. John's Methodist Church in Davenport.

Minnie's father platted this southwest part of Davenport/Rockingham Twp and named 3 streets after daughters: Minnie, Elsie and Ada. The latter no longer exists...now Johnson Avenue. This area is noted in city plat books as Bawden's Addition.

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ELY-PHILLIPS: Emma Laura m. Neptune Seraphine and/or George F. Phillips

Can anyone straighten this out for me?
The ELY line is in my tree. I have a partial listing from Abraham who marries Charlotte (maiden unk). Both were born in Pennsylvania: Abraham abt 1790 and Charlotte about 1801.

In my list:
Emma, dtr of Thomas and Elizabeth WILAND ELY, was married 3X.

1m. Harry SAGER, a confectioner, married Emma bef 1877; had Grace Elnora in May 1877 in Illinois d 1929 Syracuse, NY; and Maud Evelyn b 6 Aug 1879 Mt. Carroll, Illinois who married Oscar W. BEDORE b 6 Apr 1877 New York. Maud and Oscar had no children. Oscar BEDORE 1918 occupation marine engineer for Erie Railroad, 1917 lived in Cresskill, Bergen, New Jersey.

2m. Neptune Seraphine PHILLIPS bef 1892, s/o Serafine PHILLIPS and Mary (maiden unk), born 1852 in Atlantic Ocean aboard Marie Carolina Clark, registered in NY (ship or birth?) 1880 census butcher, residence bef 1874 lived in Erie and Huron Counties, Ohio, before moving to Mt. Carroll, Carroll, Illinois. Had 1 son: Neptune Seraphine PHILLIPS b 14 Dec 1892 Mt. Carroll, Illinois, d 20 Jun 1970 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.

3m George F. PHILLIPS s/o Charles and Elizabeth FINNINGER PHILLIPS b Jan 1858 in Illinois. m. 6 Nov 1898 Carroll County, Illinois - any relation to NEPTUNE???; 1900 Fed census for Mt. Carroll Illinois shows George F. PHILLPS as Neptune's father rather than stepfather. Emma and George had twin boys (no names) b 20 Mar 1899 in Mt. Carroll, Carroll, Illinois. Don't appear with the rest of the family in June 1900 UScensus for Mt. Carroll. Shows Emma having 3 children all still alive.

I was confused on the 3 Phillips children and stepfather note when I put these in a tree. 1892 Neptune, and twins 1899 were fathered by whom???

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ELY Family Tree: Begins with Abraham ca 1790 m. Charlotte (nln), has 9 children in Pennsylvania (no city)

Abraham b ca 1790 in Pennsylvania. Married Charlotte (surname unk-Leander?) b ca 1801 in Pennsylvania. Abraham was a farmer.
They had:
1. John b ca 1822, d 1850; butcher
2. George b ca 1825; laborer
3. Abraham b ca 1828; laborer
4. David b ca 1829; laborer
5. Solomon b ca 1831; laborer
6. Samuel b ca 1833; laborer
7. Charlotte b ca 1837
8. Thomas LEANDER b Apr 1838 d. bef 1910; capitalist; - Solomon Leander Ely's father - this writer's legacy
9. Francis b ca 1842

8. Thomas LEANDER m. Elizabeth B. WILAND dtr Jacob WILAND and Sarah BRUMBAUGH. She was born 13 Oct 1841 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA, d. 1900.
They had:
1. Emma Laura b 30 May 1860 PA, d May 1952; m1. Harry SAGER bef 1877. He was b ca 1852 in Illinois; was confectioner. Children: Grace Elnora b May 1877, IL, d 1929 Syracuse, NY; Maud Evelyn b 6 Aug 1879 Mt. Carroll, m. Oscar W. BEDORE b 6 Apr 1877, NY. No children; occup 1918 marine engineer for Erie Railroad, lived 1917 Cresskill, Bergen, NJ
Emma m2 Neptune Seraphine PHILLIPS bef 1892, butcher in 1880, son of Serafine PHILLIPS and Mary (unk). He was born 1852 in Atlantic Ocean aboard "Marie Carolina Clark", birth registered in New York. He died 1894 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Children of Emma and Neptune: Neptune Seraphine Phillips b 14 Dec 1892 Mt. Carroll, Illinois; d 20 Jun 1970, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; Emma m. George F. PHILLIPS 6 Nov 1898 Carroll County, Illinois son of Charles and Elizabeth FINNINGER. George was born Jan 1858 in Illinois (no town). They have twin boys (Carroll County Birth Cert Index), both name unk, b 20 Mar 1899 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, but they do not appear with the rest of the family in 1900 US Fed Census. It shows Emma had 3 children; all still alive in census.
2. Anna Margaret b 2 Feb 1862,PA d 5 Jul 1945; m. James B. MILLER, 1880 census she was dressmaker. One child noted: Clarence B. MILLER - no info.
3. Solomon LEANDER b 2 Dec 1864 in Chambersburg, m. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" BAWDEN in Davenport, Scott, IA, d 4 Jun 1904, Davenport, IA, bur Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens - they had 2 sons: Edw WILAND/WEILAND and Stephen Lee/Lea...this writer's legacy. Lizzie dtr of Stephen Douglas and Mary Ella "Ella" WOODWARD BAWDEN born in Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
5. Jacob WILAND b 14 Dec 1867, d 3 Jan 1945, Mt. Carroll, Carroll, Illinois, never married, butcher
6. William Henry b 13 Mar 1872 PA, d 25 May 1894, never married.
7. Dora Elizabeth b 4 Mar 1882, Mt. Carroll, Illinois d. 4 Jan 1963 Shannon, Carroll, Illinois

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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.

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BAWDEN: Robert Albert, 3rd child A.R. and Mabelle BUFORD BAWDEN, secy Rotary Intnl, Sgt in Army, played Rhapsody in Blue

Robert was born 2 Jan 1927 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa the 3rd child of Albert Ralph and Mabelle BUFORD BAWDEN. Marian Jane BAWDEN CHRIFIELD and Virginia Jane, an infant, born 6 Aug 1915 and died 6 Aug 1920 in Davenport preceded Robert. A half-brother Ralph succeeds him.

Robert graduated from Davenport [Central] High School and attended St. Ambrose College [University] in Davenport before serving as a Sergeant in the Army after WWII in Germany. Following his discharge, he returned to St. Ambrose to complete his freshman year. In the Fall of 1947, he he enrolled in the University of Iowa (Iowa City, Johnson Cnty) where he graduated in 1950 from the College of Commerce with a Bachelor of Science degree and major in advertising.

He married Sarah Jean GIBSON on 31 Mar 1951 in Rock Island, Illinois Trinity Episcopal Church. Sarah was the dtr of James WATSON and Mary Mabel BECHTEL GIBSON born 27 May 1926 in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa. Her father
was born in Glasgow, Scotland 22 Sept 1881 and died 10 Nov 1962 in Marshalltown. Sarah graduated form Marshalltown High School and the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Bob and Sarah were members of the University of Iowa marching band: she played the clarinet and Bob played the cornet. Bob played Rhapsody in Blue for part of his senior year graduation requirement.

In 1950, Bob joined Bawden Bros., Inc. the family advertising and printing agency in Davenport where he was an account executive. In 1972, he became Executive Secretar of the Rotary International Club of Davenport as its first full-time secretary. Sarah began to write for the Davenport Daily Times newspaper in 1947 [Quad-City Times] and was Entertainment Editor and Religion Editor. She was a member of the Iowa Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. She died in Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois' Illini Hospital on 9 Dec 2003.

In 1980 Bob was selected as honorary Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International - given by the Rotary Club of Davenport in recognition of outstanding service to the community and organization. Bob died 26 Jun 2000 in Davenport. They had 4 children incl. a set of fraternal twins: James Stephen born with brother Albert Daniel on 30 Oct 1952 in Davenport, Frederick Andrew born 28 Apr 1955 and Virginia Mabel (Ginna) born 22 Apr 1958 in Davenport.

Bob and Sarah are buried in Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois.

BAWDEN: Marian Jane, 2nd child AR and Mabelle BUFORD BAWDEN, radio announcer, art buyer for J. Walter Thompson Ad Agcy, marries, has 2 dtrs in Chicago

Marian Jane was born 12 Jan 1920 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. She attended Davenport schools, graduated from Rockford College in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois where she majored in English and business. She was a member of Alpha Theta National Honor Music Sorority.

During WWI she was a radio announcer for WOC in Davenport, one of the first women to hold that sort of position in Iowa. For several years, Marian worked for BAWDEN Bros. Inc, the family business, selling advertising. She moved to Chicago, Cook, Illinois to work for J. Walter THOMPSON Advertising Agency as an art buyer.

On 31 May 1946, Marian married Robert Eugene CRIHFIELD, Jr. in Chicago's 4th Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue.

Robert CRIHFIELD, Jr. was born 1 May 1920 in Normal, McLean, Illinois to Robert Eugene and Edna STEWART CRIHFIELD of Atlanta, Logan, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois in Normal and Beloit College where he majored in political science. WWII interrupted and he enlisted 21 July 1942 in the Army at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. He was a Sergeant in the 707th Army-Air Force Band until he was discharged in 1946.

He was an advertising executive working for Leo BURNETT Advertising Agency in Chicago and later was in charge of advertising for Liebel-Florsheim Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are buried in Atlanta, Illinois with his family. They had 2 dtrs: Ann ELDRIDGE born 23 Sept 1952 and Lynn NOBLE born 14 Apr 1955 both in Chicago.

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GANSERT: William ILES m. Helen DETJENS, has son John ILES, deserts family in 1925 for San Fran Bay area. No other info.

William was born 13 July 1896 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, son of William and Mary ILES GANSERT.

The family returned to their home at 807 22nd Street, Rock Island, Illinois (now in historic district) from Davenport, Scott, Iowa on E. 13th St. shortly after his birh. "Iles" worked at the family candy company shortly before his father's death in 1919.

On 4 Jun 1920, Wm married Helen Katherine DETJENS in Rock Island's Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the dtr of Herman and Katherine MUELLER DETJENS, born 2 May 1897 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. She graduated from Rock Island High School and Monticello Seminary in Alton, Madison, Illinois; she attended the University of Chicago and graduated from the Technical Normal School of Chicago as a dietician.

Mother Mary ILES GANSERT moved to Davenport, shortly after Helen and Wm were married, giving the GANSERT family home in Rock Island to her son.

In 1925 William ILES GANSERT left his wife and child and moved to the San Francisco, California Bay area.

Nothing more is known about him.

Helen remained in Rock Island where she was Society Editor for the Davenport Daily Times newspaper until 1944. In 1945, she became Society Editor for the Argus newspaper in Rock Island, and editor of the International Harvester magazine (farm implement mfg). After son John graduated from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa she moved with him to Pasadena, California where she organized a scientific library at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in Inyokern, California. Helen GANSERT attended college near her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Wm and Helen had only one son: John ILES GANSERT: born 5 April 1921 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. (seperate blog)
No death info for Wm. Death info for Helen: 2001 in Maricopa County, Arizona...need date and city.

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GANSERT: John ILES, son of Wm ILES and Helen DETJENS, develops camera for reconnaissance planes, gets Grinnell College stained glass, College pays,

John was born 5 Apr 1921 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, an only child. He showed great ability in math and photography. He graduated from Rock Island High School and in 1943, from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, majoring in physics.

After graduation, he went to Cal Tech to join a crew of young scientists at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in the desert at Inyokern, California. These people were commissioned by the US government to develop a camera used in reconnaissance planes. His mother, Helen, came with him and organized the scientific library at the NOTS.

While at Inyokern on 17 November 1946, John married Doris Lucile WILLIAMS in Pasadena, born 13 Jul 1923, dtr of Mr. and Mrs. John B. WILLIAMS, of Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa. She also graduated from Grinnell College.

John died of a heart attack on 13 May 1947 in Pasadena, California. A large stained glass window of David in the chapel at Grinnell College was dedicated to his memory by family and friends. There was not enough money given and the artist had not been paid. Grinnell College paid for the window.

Doris died 23 September 1988 in Shawnee Mission, Johnson, Kansas. No burial info avail. John is buried in Rock Island's Memorial Park Cemetery. They had no children.

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GANSERT: William ILES, attends Stanford Univ in San Fran, m. Helen DETJENS, works in family candy company, deserted wife and child for San Fran Bay area

William was born 13 July 1896 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, son of William and Mary ILES GANSERT.

The family returned to their home at 807 22nd Street, Rock Island, Illinois (now in historic district) from Davenport, Scott, Iowa on E. 13th St. shortly after his birh. "Iles" worked at the family candy company shortly before his father's death in 1919.

On 4 Jun 1920, Wm married Helen Katherine DETJENS in Rock Island's Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the dtr of Herman and Katherine MUELLER DETJENS, born 2 May 1897 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. She graduated from Rock Island High School and Monticello Seminary in Alton, Madison, Illinois; she attended the University of Chicago and graduated form the Technical Normal School of Chicago as a dietician.

Mother Mary ILES GANSERT moved to Davenport, shortly after Helen and Wm were married, giving the GANSERT family home in Rock Island to her son. In 1925 William ILES GANSERT left his wife and child and moved to the San Francisco, California Bay area. Nothing more is known about him.

Helen remained in Rock Island where she was Society Editor for the Davenport Daily Times newspaper until 1944. In 1945, she became Society Editor for the Argus newspaper in Rock Island, and editor of the International Harvester magazine (farm implement mfg). After son John graduated from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa she moved with him to Pasadena, California where she organized a scientific library at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in Inyokern, California. Helen GANSERT attended college near her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Wm and Helen had only one son: John ILES GANSERT: born 5 April 1921 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. (seperate blog)
Death info for Helen: 2001 in Maricopa County, Arizona...need date and city. I have SS# if you write me.

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