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KING *Lewis Bowles

Male 1875 - 1958


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  • Name  KING *Lewis Bowles 
    Born  30 Aug 1875  Paoli, Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  AE48F3CF5462D5119887CB8894AA793FBC50 
    Died  6 Jul 1958  Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  10 Jul 1958  Pincrest Cemetary, Lake Worth, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I72  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors of Catherine King from the Virginia King Family of Stafford and Louisa County, Virginia
    Last Modified  6 Jul 2006 

    Father  KING *Francis M.,   b. 22 Jan 1831, Posey Township, Washington County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1898, Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ANDREW *Mary J,   b. 17 Mar 1839, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1897, Paoli, Orange County,Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Feb 1859  Washington County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F132  Group Sheet

    Family  ELLIS *Mary Alice,   b. 4 Oct 1872, Orleans, Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1943, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Apr 1896  Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Marriage: 4/8/1896: Book # H-1, Page # 290 ( Indiana WPA Marriage Index )
      Original Record Location: County Clerk's Office Paoli, Orange Co., Indiana
      Book # C-9 ( page # 101 )
    Children 
     1. KING E.
     2. KING Lena Thelma,   b. 22 Feb 1899, Northeast Township, Orange, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1991, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. KING *Willard Wesley,   b. 7 May 1901, Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1964, West Palm Beach, FL Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. KING M.K.
    Family ID  F33  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1/15/04: Note. B probably stands for Benjamin. Awaiting Birth Certificate for clarification
      1/9/04 Recieved clarification from Rita at theCity of Lake Worth concerning Pinecrest Cemetary
      Lewis: Age 82 years, 10 months, 6 days
      Male, Widower
      Section "O", Lot #29
      E.Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home ( Lake Worth, FL )
      1/29/04: State of Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics " Death Certificate # 58-026746
      Certification # A-1091098.
      Occupation listed as Retired Operator for Transfer Line
      B stands for Bowles not Benjamin.
      Confirmed Birthdate, Confirmed Francis as father.

      1880 United States Federal Census, Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana
      confirms Lewis as son of Francis M. King.
      1900 United States Federal Census, Northeast Township, Orange County, Indiana
      Call # t623_396, Enumeration District #97, Sheet # 69A, Enumeration Date June 1900
      12-97-7A-132 King, Lewis B Head ( Farmer- Farm # 119 )
      Allie ( Wife ) W F October 1872 ** See Ellis
      Ellis ( son ) W M March 1897 ( 3 years )
      Lena F ( daughter ) W F January 1899
      _________________________________________________________________________
      1900 Indiana Census, Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana ( sent by Eburton4@juno.com )
      from Orange County, Indiana. Listed as King family researcher. 2/8/04
      Louis B. King b. 8/1876 24 yrs married 4 years B: IN parents B: IN
      Allie b. 10/1872 c/children/2living B: IN parents B: IN
      Ellis (francis ) b. 3/1897 3 years B: IN
      Lena F b. 2/1899 1 year B: IN

      From 1900 to 1910 they moved to Whitley County, Indiana
      1910 United States Federal Census: lst Ward Columbia Township, Whitley County, IN
      Lewis B. King 34 years married 14 years B. IN Parents B: IN Proprietor of Livery Barn
      Mary A 37 five children/4 living B. IN Parents: F: KY M: IN
      Francis Ellis 13 B: IN
      Lena T 11 B: IN
      Willard W. 9 B: IN
      Mary Kathleen 3 B: IN
      _________________________________________________________________________
      sometime between 1900 and 1919, Lewis, Alice, Lena and Mary Kathleen moved to Ohio w/
      Arthur Ellis ( Brother in Law ) Occupation for Lewis listed as Auto Machinist and Arthur Ellis and
      Band Conductor

      1920 United States Federal Census, Washington Township, Lucas County, Ohio
      Carlton Avenue. 346-360
      1930 United States Federal Census, Toledo, LucasCounty, Ohio Roll# T626_1836; Page # 12B
      Enumeration District: 217; Image # 0689

      Lewis V> King 44 years B: Indiana Parents B: IN Machinist
      Mary A ( Allie ) 46 B: Indiana Parents B: IN
      Lena H. 20 B: Indiana
      Mary K. 13 B: Indiana
      ______________________________________________________________________________
      2/9/2005:

      Could not understand the naming of Lewis: Lewis Bowles?
      Found: the following biography from Orange County GENWEB ( Goodspeed Biography )

      Dr. Lewis S. Bowles, was born at French Lick Springs in Orange County, December 8, 1834. He is one of three children, all sons, born to Thomas C. and Anna ( Patton) Bowles, who came from Maryland in an early day and located in Washington Co., Indiana. Thomas C. Bowles, while a young man, went South and for several years had charge of an extensive plantation. Upon his return North he settled in Orange County a short time, but soon after in Washington County; his death occured in 1840. Lewis S. began the study of medicine in 1850, with Dr. T.C. Kelso, at Livonia, in Washington, Co.
      After attending a course of lectures at the University of Louisville, KY, he began the practice at French Lick Springs, which he continued for eighteen months, then went to Fredricksburg. In 1865 he located at Paoli, and the following year began doing a retail drug trade, with a stock valued at about $ 2,200. In this Dr. Bowles has been more than ordinarily, succesful, and he now has one of the most complete stocks of drugs and druggist's sundries kept in southern Indiana, and is valued at about $ 15,000. He owns about 800 acres of land, and in 1874 built the finest residence in Orange County. His marriage with Ms. Lizzie Andrews ****( here was the clue ) of Fredricksburg, Indiana was solemnized September 25, 1861, and to their union two children have been born, named William T. and James A.
      He is a ardent Democrat in politics and a member of the Blue Lodge in Masonry. Dr. Bowles has made his own way in life beginning in the practice of his profession with $ 25 of borrowed capital and
      he is now one of the wealthy and influential men of the county. He has been one of the School Trustees of Paoli for several years and is now a fifth owner in the Orange County Agricultural Association, of which he has been Superintendent ever since its organization in the spring of 1883.

      Mary Jo Andrews named her son after her sisters husband.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Orange Co. Indiana Bureau of Vital Statistics, H-25 ( 16).

    2. [S11] Index to Marriage Records 1826-1920 Inclusive Volum I Letters A-K Inclusive , (Book C-9, Original Source Page # 101).