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Milton Dunn

Milton Dunn
b. 17 Sept. 1826, Wilkes Co., NC, to Isaac Dunn and Mary Ann Riggins
d. 20 May, 1914, Wichita, KS.
bur. Mound Valley Cemetery, Labette Co., KS.

m/1. 19 Aug. 1852, Hamilton Co., IN
Alsey D. Lackey
b. 1834, Ohio
d. Labette Co., KS

Children with Alsey D. Lackey:

  • Mary Jane “Jennie” (1854-1885), m. Dr. N.M. Miller
  • Martha E. (1856-??), m. George Lutz
  • Benton D. (1858-1873)
  • Clara A. (1860-??), m. Price King
  • Benjamin F. (1864-??), m. (1) Ella Amanda Patrick, m. (2) Myrtle L. Davis
  • James M. (1866-1899)
  • Laura (1868-1889)
  • Joseph A (1872-1902)

The family came to Union Co., IN during the early 1830s. They moved to Hamilton Co., IN when Milton’s father received a land grant by 1840. Milton eventually moved to Cass Co., MO by the late 1860s and then settled in Labette Co., KS by the 1870s. Milton began as a farmer, the same as his parents. By the time he settled in Mound Valley, Labette County, KS, he had held several jobs which included merchant, postmaster, hotel clerk and gardener.

Submitted by:
Rhonda A. Dunn
Nashville, IN
E-Mail: radunn1972@aol.com

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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

Nathan Clinton Bowen

Nathan Clinton Bowen
b. 30 January 1918, Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, to Claude Clinton and Pearl May (Shipp) Bowen
d. 26 December 1989, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

m. 1 Jun 1938, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Bertha May (Green) Lackey
b. 13 November 1914, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, to Elba Seymour and Margaret “Minnie” (Butler) Green
d. 9 August 1971, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Bertha May Lackey:

  • James Nathan (1938-1941)
  • Nathan Clinton, Jr. (b. 1940)
  • Jacqueline Jean (b. 1942) married Mr. Virag
  • Carol Ann (b. 1943) married Mr. McCracken
  • Claude David (1945-1980)
  • Paul Revere (1948-2003)
  • Sharon Lee (b. 1953) married Mr. Kokoruda

Nathan’s family originally came to Indiana in 1836 from Jessamine County, Kentucky. He was born in Haddon Township of Sullivan County, Indiana, and worked on a farm until he was 18 and joined the Army. While on furlough in 1937, he met his future wife at the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio. They married on 1 June 1938, and he was honorably discharged a little over a year later at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

He and Bertha May settled in Cleveland where they raised their family. She was born Bertha May Green, but after her mother divorced Elba Green in 1924 and married James Joseph Lackey, Bertha was adopted by Lackey and changed her name to Lackey.

In March of 1944, Nathan was drafted and served with Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was severely wounded in action outside of Aachen, Germany and was hospitalized in England before being transported to a hospital in Pennsylvania. He was again honorably discharged on August 3, 1945.

Nathan was a machinist and worked at the Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company, Cleveland Rock Drill Division of Leroy Company, and was Forman at the Elwell Parker Electric Company,
making electric customized truck lifts. He retired from Elwell Parker in 1978 and later moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, to live with his daughter, Carol Ann, due to ill health.

For his combat service during World War II, Nathan received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Attachment, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Honorable Discharge Service Lapel Button WW II, Expert Infantry Badge, and Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine and Rifle Bar.

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