Claude Clinton Bowen

Claude Clinton Bowen
b. 28 October 1895, Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, to James Marion and Mary Elanore (Booker) Bowen
d. 5 November 1977, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

m/1. 6 June 1917, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Pearl May Shipp
b. 13 October 1898, Hutsonville, Crawford County, Illinois, to James Nathan and Arena Evaline (Dillon) Shipp
d. 13 July 1928, Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana

m/2. 19 January 1951, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Gladys Norris Bowman
b. 16 Apr 1897
d. 25 May 1972, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

Children with Pearl May Shipp:

  • Nathan Clinton (1918-1989) married Bertha Mae (Green) Lackey
  • Charles Edward (1921-1967) married Beatrice Elaine Blackburn
  • Myrtle Irene (1923-1999) married Harley Wilbur Wilson
  • Charles Kenneth (1926-1979)

Claude Clinton’s grandfather Tavner B. Bourne/Bowen, at age 18, with his father Moses Bourne, mother Judith (Branham) Bourne and siblings moved from Jessamine County, Kentucky, in 1836 and settled in Widner Township, Knox County, Indiana. They moved to Sullivan County, Indiana, about 1870 and remained there.

Claude Clinton married and settled in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. He moved to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1972 after the death of his second wife Gladys to live with his oldest son Nathan. He remained there until his death and is buried in Grandview Cemetery in Terre Haute. His wife Gladys is buried beside him….

He was a veteran of World War I, having enlisted in Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, on 17 August 1918. He was honorably discharged 26 December 1918 at Camp Sheridan, Alabama. He received the WWI Victory Button (Bronze, and the WWI Victory Medal.

Claude worked for the Terre Haute Paper Company, 19th and Penn Railroad, and retired from the Weston Paper and Manufacturing Company, all in Terre Haute, Indiana, in December 1964.

Submitted by:
Nathan Clinton Bowen, Jr.
Fayetteville NC
E-mail: bowenate@aol.com

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