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Elmina "Ell" Bowen

Elmina herself might have been counted in the Coryell County census of 1870 with her mother of the same name, but with no record of her father's name or her mother's maiden name this only moves the dead-end back one generation.

Elmina was 50 at the time of the 1910 Census, and then it was reported that she had born 12 children of whom 7 were surviving. Presumably the decease children died in infancy or childhood, but it mathematically possible that one of them lived long enough to produce a child. I have been unable to account for them. The survivors were one girl and six boys. Two of the boys never married.

Irma

Irma married John Henry McNeese, who did not live long after the marriage and about whom little has been learned. Irma had at least one daughter and one son who survived childhood.

Benjamin Tood

Tood was a life-long bachelor. He was a cowboy, working mostly in Spur, but often residing, at least officially, at the family home 4½ miles northwest of Dickens.

William Bowen

Married and had children. He became Sheriff of Dickens County and was shot to death in the line of duty.

Olen Carl

Married Georgia Stephens and had children.

Ezra Vail

Married Lessie Stephens, sister of Georgia Stevens, and had children.

Walter Marvin

Married, but died young of typhoid fever, subsequent to the "Spanish" influenza from which, it is said, he never fully recovered. He had a posthumous daughter.

Otho

Died in "Spanish" influenza epidemic at age 16.


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Categories: FullNames Emina Bowen Arthur Surname Exception Elmina "Ell" Bowen Over 90

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James Edmond Arthur, Dickens Co. TX, 1900

State Texas, County Dickens. Township or other division of county Justice Precinct No 1.
Name of institution, X. Name of incorporated city, town, or village within the above-named division, X. Ward of city, X.
Enumerated by me on the 8 day of June, 1900, F P Collier, Enumerator.
Sheet: 3B Supervisor's District No.: 4 Enumeration District No.: 54
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  5252Arthur, J.E.HeadWMMay185446M26  LouisianaAlabamaTexas   Farmer0 YesYesYesOMF31
    E.G.WifeWFMay185941M26116TexasAlabamaAlabama      YesYesYes    
    B.T.SonWMAug188118S   TexasLouisianaTexas   Farm laborer00YesYesYes    
    W.B.SonWMJun188614S   New MexicoLouisianaTexas   At school 1YesYesYes    
    O.C.SonWMMar18919    TexasLouisianaTexas   At school 5YesYesYes    
    E.V.SonWMJan18964    TexasLouisianaTexas             
    W.M.SonWMMar18991    TexasLouisianaTexas             
    Phillips, E.S.BoarderWMJan187723S   TexasGeorgiaMississippi   Farm laborer3 YesYesYes    

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12048-23974-15?cc=1325221&wc=M941-2JL:n1839233054 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Texas > Dickens > ED 54 Justice Precinct 1-4; citing NARA microfilm publication T623. Also: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3LP-1CL : accessed 03 Mar 2014), J E Arthur, Justice Precinct 1-4, Dickens, Texas, United States; citing sheet , family 52, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241628.

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Phil N. Arthur, Dickens Co. TX, 1910

State Texas, County Dickens. Supervisor's District No. 13; Enumeration District No. 98. Sheet No. 8B
Township or other division of county Pre No 1. Name of incorporated place '. Ward of city '.
Name of institution, _. Enumerated by me on the 11 & 12 day of May, 1910, Nat[?] Patton, Enumerator.
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   130Arthur Phil N.HeadMW51M24  TexasAlabamaAlabama  EnglishFarmerGen farmEmp  yesyesnoOFF130   
    —ArmandaWifeFW43M2444TexasLouisianaLouisiana  Englishnone    yesyesno       
    —WillieDaughterFW14S   TexasTexas   Englishnone    yesyesyes       
    —WarrenSonMW6S   TexasTexas   Englishnone    yesnoyes       
    —Newton O.SonMW1 1/2S   TexasTexasTexas  Englishnone    nonono       
* * *
   132Arthur DinkHeadMW56M136  LousiannaAlabamaAlabama  EnglishFarmerGen farmEmp  yesyesnoOFF132   
    ElminaWifeFW50M136127TexasGeorgiaAlabama  Englishnone    yesyesno       
    OlenSonMW19S   TexasLouisianaTexas  Englishnone    yesyesno       
    EzraSonMW14S   TexasLouisianaTexas  Englishnone    yesyesyes       
    MarvinSonMW11S   TexasLouisianaTexas  Englishnone    yesyesyes       
    OthoSonMW8S   TexasLouisianaTexas  Englishnone    yesnoyes       

Census Image Also: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2M7-PB4 : accessed 08 Mar 2014), Marvin Arthur in household of Dink Arthur, Justice Precinct 1, Dickens, Texas, United States; citing sheet , family 132, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375560. And: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2M7-PYK : accessed 09 Mar 2014), Phil N Arthur, Justice Precinct 1, Dickens, Texas, United States; citing sheet , family 130, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375560.

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James E. Arthur, Dickens Co., TX 1920

State Texas, County Dickens Township or other division of county Justice Precinct #1. Name of incorporated place [blank]. Ward of city [blank].
Name of institution X. Enumerated by me on the day day of month, 1920, William B Arthur, Enumerator.
Sheet: 1B Supervisor's District No.: 18 Enumeration District No.: 56
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 Fm1112Arthur James E.Head /OMMW65M    yesyesLouisiana Lousiana Louisiana yesFarmerGeneral FarmOA11
   EllieWife  FW60M    yesyesTexas Texas Alabama yesnone   
   BenSon  MW38S    yesyesTexas Louisiana Texas yesFarmLabor  
   EzraSon  MW24S    yesyesTexas Louisiana Texas yesFarmLabor  

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Ezra Vail Arthur, Dickens Co. TX, 1930

State state, Incorporated place inc place. — Enumeration District No. no. Sheet no. written
County county, Ward of city ward; Block No. block no. — Supervisour's District No.: no. Stamped No. no.
Township or other division of county township. Unincorporated place uninc place. Institution institution. Enumerated by me on mo day, 1930, enumrator Enumerator
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* 271271Arthur, James E.HeadO  yesMW75M20NoYesLouisianaAlabamaTexas   YesFarmerOwn FarmEyes no 232
    —, ElminaWife-H   XFW71M16NoYesTexasGeorgiaAlabama   Yesnone       
    —, B.T.–AbSon   XMW48S NoYesTexasLouisianaTexas   YesManagerCattle ranchWYes No  
  272272Smith, Joseph C.HeadR  yesMW29M24NoYesTexasTexasTexas   YesFarmerGeneral&nbxp;farmEYes No 233
    —, Winnie L.Wife-H   XFW26M18NoYesTexasMississippiTexas   Yesnone       
    —,Elvis [?]Son   XMW2S No TexasTexasTexas            
  273273Arthur, Ezra V.HeadR  yesMW34M25NoYesTexasLouisianaTexas   YesFarmerGeneral farmEYes No 234
    Celesta C.Wife-H   XFW26M19NoYesTexasAlabamaTexas   Yesnone       
    —, Lana D.Daughter   XFW7S NoYesTexasTexasTexas    none       
    — ErmalDaughter   XFW6S NoYesTexasTexasTexas    nonr       
    — HauneraDaughter   XFW2S NoYesTexasTexasTexas    none       

*West of the Elton Settlement

Census Image Also: "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H5H8-8ZM : accessed 08 Mar 2014), Ezra V Arthur, Precinct 1, Dickens, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0001, sheet , family 273, NARA microfilm publication.

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Elmina Bowen "Ell" Arthur, Dickens Co. TX, 1859–1950

NameElmina Bowen Arthur
Event TypeDeath
Event Date25 Jun 1950
Event PlacePrecinct 1, Dickens, Texas, United States
GenderFemale
Marital StatusWidowed
Birth Date19 May 1859
BirthplaceBrown, Texas
Father's Name 
Mother's Name 
Certificate Number27781
GS Film number2074370
Digital Folder Number005145580
Image Number02810

"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3CQ-3WZ : accessed 02 Mar 2014), Elmina Bowen Arthur, 25 Jun 1950; citing certificate number 27781, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2074370.

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Elmina Bowen Arthur (1859-1950)

“Aunt Ell” Arthur Was County Pioneer

ARTHURS: Mrs. J.E. Arthur (Aunt Ell as she was known by many) of Dickens, was born in Brown county, Texas, May 19, 1859. She was called to rest on June 25, 1950. The final hour came at her home three miles north of Dickens where she had lived for more than fifty years.

Aunt Ell, with her late husband J.E. (Uncle Dink) Arthur, moved to Dickens County in a covered wagon in 1898, arriving in the town of Dickens on the third day of January, that year. They settled at the old home-stead near Dickens where she departed this life on Sunday, June 25. The home is now occupied by one of her surviving sons, E.V. Arthur.

When the Arthurs arrived in Dickens county it contained but one town, that of the present county seat, Dickens, which was established early in 1891. This family, like all other pioneers of that early day, made their home with their children in a half dugout. Present buildings of the old home stead were erected about 40 years ago. Their early days were devoted to stock raising, and for additional income, Uncle Dink operated a freight wagon hauling supplies from Quannah, the nearest RR point at that time. Early day freighters, such as the Arthurs, commonly used two wagons trailed together and drawn by from four to six mules of horses. Mothers of that early day in Dickens county suffered many hardships, staying at home with their children while their husbands were away. Of these early day mothers, Aunt Ell was typical.

Aunt Ell Arthur was the mother of a large family, mostly boys. As her family grew and other families moved in, the home of Uncle Dinks and Aunt Ell became one of the principal meeting places for the young people of the community. Neighboring boys had a feeling of freedom in the Arthur home, coming in on occasions late at night, always knowing a bed would e waiting, or if hungry, food was in the kitchen for the asking or taking.

Aunt Ell obeyed the Gospel of Christ and became a Christian in early life (she was a member of the Church of Christ for more than sixty years). Her life for Christ was ever a light in her home and in the community in which she lived. She was respected and loved by all who knew her. Her husband and ten children preceded her in death; She is survived by two sons, E.V. Arthur of Dickens and O.C. Arthur of Spur; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held at the Dickens Church of Christ by Buel Lindley of Abilene, assisted by Willis G. Jernigan of Spur. Interment was in the Dickens Cemetery, June 27, 1950, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of Spur.

Pallbearers consisting of grandsons and great-grandsons included Randolph McNeese, Hereford, Texas; Don McNeese, Hereford, Texas; Deen Arthur, San Angelo, Texas; Walter Horton, Borger, Texas; Chas Horton, Floydada, Texas; and Floyd Horton of Lubbock, Texas.

The Texas Spur, July 6,1950

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