I read your note saying your related to Bowman's in Ill.I just found the following infomation on my GGrandmother. Etta Luella BowmanShe was born 1876 Illinois, Her mother was listed as Mary Ellen Keeler.(this is info found on death cert.) Her father was not listed all we can go by is that his last name was Bowman.Etta married Robert Thomas Quinley.family history says that he could have either married Etta or her mother, Mary Ellen.He chose Etta because she was younger and he thought therefore easier to handle.I guess eveyone was scared of Mary Ellen according to family memebers.
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