Obituary for Rebecca Ann Goodman Rowe

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:

  1. Mrs. Charles O. Owen, St. Elmo, Illinois
  2. Mrs. W. Edward Mullen, Austin, Missouri
  3. Mrs. Alice Gabriel, Tipton, Missouri
  4. Mrs. Harry Sponcler, Tipton, Missouri
  5. George P. Rowe, Ardenville, Alberta, Canada
  6. William M. Rowe, Boonville, Missouri
  7. 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 Oregon.


  1. Rebecca's father's name was 'Johnson' Goodman, not 'Jonathan'
  2. 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.
  3. No further information is presently available on Lucy Bailey, and no information at all on Lucy Bailey's mother.

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