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Patricia Ann Benedict

Born Born 11 Jul 1949 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Married Married 18 Mar 19789 James Ernest Bowden Coos Bay, Oregon
Died Died Still living 2008



  1. Theodore James Patrick Bowden - Adopted into the family. b 7Jan1975, Salem, OR

James Ernest Bowden and Family

James b 22Aug1949, St Louis, Missouri. Still living 2008. Son of James Philip Bowden b 5Aug1928 Bevier, Missouri, d 17Aug2003 Seal Beach, Orange County, California and Genevieve Eugenia Kincaid b 6Mar1929 Brazeau, Missouri.

1930 US Federal Census: Res: 136 Hinton Ave., South Sugar Creek, Randolph, Missouri; Roll: 1220; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 474.0. 10Apr1930

  • Bowden, Tileitha, head, rent, $10, not a farm, female, white, age 82, widow, married at age 20, able to read and write, b England, father and mother b England, immigrated 1882, unnaturalized. (sb Tabitha)
  • Bowden, Porter, son, male, white, age 32, married at age 20, able to read and write, b MO, father and mother b England, carpenter railroad yard, employed, not a veteran
  • Bowden, Ruby L, dau in law, female, white, age 30, married at age 18, able to read and write, b MO, father b Iowa, mother b MO
  • Bowden, Neala, grandaughter, female, white, age 10, attended school, able to read and write, b MO, father and mother b MO
  • Bowden, Mary M, grandaughter, female, white, age 8, attended school, b MO, father and mother b MO
  • Bowden, Ina, grandaughter, female, white, age 5, did not attend school, b MO, father and mother b MO
  • Bowden, James, grandson, male, white, age 1 7/12, b MO, father and mother b MO
  • Essy, Betty L, grandaughter, female, white, age 1 2/12, b MO, father and mother b MO

Social Security Death Index

James P. Bowden SSN: 496-28-9699 Last Residence: 90740 Seal Beach, Orange County, California, United States of America Born: 5 Aug 1928 Died: 17 Aug 2003 State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

James Bowden and Debra Kenshol had son Jared Scott b 1Oct1976, Coquille, OR

James was christened 21Apr1957 Richmond Beach Congregational Church, Washington State

Per Patti Benedict Bowden: Aunt Mary (nee Kincaid) and her husband George Behrend were living in Washington State, so Jim's mom loaded her three kids (ages 5, 4 & 2 1/2) in the car...Jim wants you to know that it was a '53 Chevy Bel Air, yellow with a cream top, 4 door hardtop... and headed west to somewhere near Ballard. Within a couple years Gen married a bohemian named John Metzgar, who was an artist and diver. He replaced a lot of the cedar logs under the floating homes on Lake Union with 55 gallon drums. John & Gen had two daughters, 1) Jody a nickname for Jonelle born in 1957 in Seattle, Washington, and 2) Norma Jean born in 1959 also in Seattle. They lived at various times at Richmond Beach, on Queen Anne Hill, in Sultan, in Snohomish, and in Monroe. Gen divorced John when Jim was in 8th grade, around 1962.

after Gen divorced John, Neil showed up again. Gen had promised the 3 older kids that they would not have another stepfather, so she and Neil didn't marry until 1972, right after Jim went to Coos Bay to teach. At that time, Neil had a jewelry shop on Spenard Road(True Alaskan Jewelry) Anchorage, Alaska, so he took Gen, Jody and Norma Jean up there. (Note: when I lived in Anchorage Alaska during this time period, I do remember this particular Jewelery Shop. It was around the curve and down the street from where I was living-Sandee)


Per Benedicts to America Vol II, Pg 312

146. Eliakim Starr Benedict 7 (George 6, Eliakim 5, Thaddeus 4, Thomas 3, James 2, Thomas 1) b 29Feb 1813, Danbury, CT, m 1st Sophia Carey, m 2nd Ella Gilmore. He d 10May1894, Madison, CT. Chd by 1st m: I) Francis b 1850. II) Sarah. III) George Israel b 23May1853, m Laura Ingersol Hall, b 17Apr1835 in Warren, CT, d 10Feb1901. He d 9Nov1920 New Britain, CT. Chd: 1) Grace Ingersol b 9Jul1879 Warren, m 20May1902 William Louis Trappee. Chd: A) Elizabeth Louise Trappee b 22Oct1945. b) Florence Teresa Trappee b 4Feb1912 Mt, Carmel, CT, m 24Jun1937 Ralph H Buckingham. Chd: A) William Ralph Buckingham b 31Oct1939 Cheshire, CT. B) David Richard Buckingham b 8Jan1944 Cheshire, CT. C) Janet Hall Buckingham b 14Sep1949 Cheshire, CT. 2) Clarence Lewis b 10May1882 Warren, CT. m 1Jun1905 Anna Mabel Scheny, b 23Sep1877 New Britain, d 6Mar1957, he d 28Apr1957 New Britain, CT. Chd: a) Mabel Anna b 20Aug1911, m Richard Gordon of New Britain, CT. Res: 201 Harrison St, New Britain, CT. 3) Elizabeth Florence b 7Nov1886 Warren, CT. m 28Nov1936 Robbin Gilbert Spencer of Mt. Carmel. Res: 28 Feun Rd., Cheshire.

Chd by 2nd m: IV) Daughter, m Mr. Frank Hoffman. Res: RD Cornwall Bridge, Warren, CT V) Walter Francis b 7May1876, m Hazel Henrietta Lenhard on 30Aug1904. She b 29Aug1888 at Darwin, Minn. Chd: Roy Walter b 22Jan1906 Wilimar, Mandiyohi County, Minn., m 8Jan1948 Alta Blanche Chandler. Res: 12345 S West Parkway, Portland, OR. Chd: a) Patricia Ann b 11Jul1949.


Patti and Jim Bowden were both school teachers in Oregon where they raised their two sons. After retirement, they moved to Lexington, KY to enjoy their life. Jim is an avid fan of history, particularly military history, and they wanted to be closer to the monuments and old battlefields. they make many road trips throught the country, golf bags and pet dog Chipshot included. Both are dedicated golfers, and they enjoy the courses along the road that they come across. They say the winter weather in KY is much easier to endure than the Oregon winter weather. Both wonder how they ever managed to work before retirement. Thier lives are filled and they find so much to do and enjoy.

-- SandeeToo - 19 Nov 2008
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