I think this may be his mother. Mary Jane Bowman was widowed before 1900; married my ancestor Robert Anthony Wheeler in 1909 in Douglas County, MO; and is buried in Mount Tabor cemetery in Douglas county. Her marriage certificate is on ancestry.com. She is in 1910-1920 census in Douglas county. A picture of her tombstone is in findagrave.com. Her son Francis M DeArmond's death certificate listing her maiden name is online http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/. In 1900 Gasconade, Wright, MO and 1910 census, she had 8 of 11 children still living. Children: James H "Jim" b. Sep 1879 MO, Francis b. Apr 1884 MO, Walter b. Feb 1886 MO, Fannie b. Jul 1878 MO, Arthur b. Jan 1892 MO, Clara b. Apr 1894 MO. At one time, James, Francis, Walter, Arthur, and Clara lived in Las Animas County, CO.