Obituary For Rebecca Ann [Goodman] Rowe
Boonville Weekly Advertiser, 18 March 1925 [Typewritten copy says '1927']
REBECCA ANN ROWE 83, died Monday [23 February 1925] a.m. She made her
home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sponcler in
Kelly Township, SW of Bunceton. She had been bedfast over a year and
blind for about 3 years. The body was brought to the home of her son,
William Rowe, and the funeral will be at the Evangelical Church.
David Rowe and Rebecca Goodman Rowe
(photo ca. 1910?)
Rebecca Rowe was one of the county's oldest native-born women, having
been born on the old Goodman homestead, 10 miles SE of Boonville, on 17
October 1841. She was the daughter of Jonathan1 Goodman. She
married David Rowe on 02 January 1859 and began married life in their home
community, later moving to a farm in Washington school community where
they lived for many years.
She had nine children, seven of whom survive:
- Mrs. Charles O. Owen, St. Elmo, Illinois
- Mrs. W. Edward Mullen, Austin, Missouri
- Mrs. Alice Gabriel, Tipton, Missouri
- Mrs. Harry Sponcler, Tipton, Missouri
- George P. Rowe, Ardenville, Alberta, Canada
- William M. Rowe, Boonville, Missouri
- Carroll Rowe, Higginsville, Missouri
A son Henry and daughter Louise died in early life. She had 24
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a brother, John Goodman of
- Rebecca's father's name was 'Johnson' Goodman, not 'Jonathan'
- Rebecca's mother was Lucy Bailey (sometimes spelled 'Baily'), who was
born on 06 July 1795 (location at present unknown) and died on 11 November
1859 in Cooper County, Missouri. Lucy Bailey's father is reported to be
Rev. Benjamin Bailey, born on 30 July 1776 in Sussex County, Virginia, and
died in 1848 (day and month not available) in Allen County, Kentucky.
- No further information is presently available on Lucy Bailey, and no
information at all on Lucy Bailey's mother.
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