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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

Nathaniel Wyland

Nathaniel “Than” Wyland
b. 30 January 1874, Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Jonathan and Rebecca (Bowman) Wyland
d. 13 November 1961, Walla Walla, Washington

m. 23 September 1906, Weston, Umatilla County, Oregon
Anna Myrtle Key
b. 1887, Weston, Umatilla County, Oregon
d. 1970, Rainier, Thurston County, Washington

Children with Anna Myrtle Key:

  • Evert Hezekiah
  • Dolly Leta
  • Dovie
  • Tiny
  • Sylvia

“Than” Wyland moved to Emmet County, Michigan, about 1897, worked in lumber for four years, and then moved on to Weston, Oregon.

Daniel Wyland, Nathaniel’s brother, stated in his memoirs that “Than” had a hard time finding a wife. Daniel wrote:

“I was told that he (Nathaniel) got him a long Prince Albert suit and a high silk plug hat and that he would dress up and walk on the streets of Pilot Rock Saturday nights and Sundays and that the boys there would hoot him sometimes but were careful to keep him from getting hold of them…

On Sundays he would enter the church edifice with his plug hat held high on his manly chest and march clear to the front to the amen corner and took [sic] on the appearance of piety. Here he met a girl of quite well-to-do people. They married, and at long last he had himself a wife.”

About 1932, “Than” and Anna Myrtle moved to Montana where they ranched near Hilger until retiring in 1954. In Montana, they owned a 680 acre farm and leased 700 acres of land from the federal government for cattle grazing.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN

Daniel Wyland

Daniel Wyland
b. 7 December 1871, Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Jonathan and Rebecca (Bowman) Wyland
d. 30 January 1945, Emmet County, Michigan

Mary Estelle Pike
b. 8 September 1879, Barry County, Michigan
d. 4 July 1955

Children with Mary Estelle Pike:

  • Marion C.
  • Ruby May
  • Mary A.
  • Nellie Rose
  • Leona Estelle

Daniel emigrated from Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Emmet County, Michigan, about 1890.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN

William Dodson Proctor

William Dodson Proctor
b. possibly Randolph County, North Carolina
d. 30 January 1888, Mercer County, Missouri

m. before 1850
Rachel “Matilda” Anderson
b. about 1823, North Carolina or Tennessee
d. 25 July 1873, Mercer County, Missouri

Children with Rachel Anderson:

  • James A. (1850-1894) married Mary Francis Walker
  • Harriett E. (1852-1874) married Daniel C. Williams
  • Ann Eliza (b. 1854) married [–?–] Holmes
  • Debbie J. (1856-1894) married John Houser
  • Lewis S. (b. 1859)
  • Martha (b. 1860) married [–?–] Scott
  • Amanda (b. 1860) married [–?–] Hollett
  • Mary E.
  • America B. (1865-1886)
  • John William (1867-1930) married Abelina Bowman

William resided in Hendricks County, Indiana, and moved to Mercer County, Missouri. A William Proctor, listed as an early settler, purchased land in 1855 in Mercer County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
San Diego CA