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  1. Lionel Lawrence Bowlin: Birth: 31 JUL 1920 in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas. Death: 15 SEP 1977 in O'Fallon, Saint Clair, Illinois

  2. Elmer Lee Bowlin: Birth: 26 AUG 1922 in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas. Death: 4 NOV 1943 in Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands

  3. Robert William Bowlin: Birth: 20 JUN 1924 in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas. Death: 20 AUG 1987 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas


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Sources
1. Page:   Lees Creek Township, page 231b, family 184.
2. Page:   Gracelawn Cem, Van Buren, Crawford, AR on FindAGrave.com
3. Page:   Union Township, page 123, family 120/121.
4. Page:   Van Buren Township, Van Buren City, 3rd Ward, page 189a, family 485.
5. Page:   Page 293b, line 70, 2535 Albert Pike, Ft Smith, AR
6. Title:   Marriage Certificate
Page:   Recorded Book J, Page 386, 29 Dec 1919.
7. Page:   Page 8 of Book M, Marriage Records.
8. Title:   Marriage Certificate
 Census, 1930, AR, Crawford County (T626-71)
Page:   Van Buren Township, Van Buren City, 3rd Ward, page 189a, family 485.

Notes
a. Note:   n 1896. He worked on the farm and helped deliver produce and other crops to Van Buren, which was a long trip by horse and wagon. He spoke often of that trip and what a problem they had in traversing "Log Town" hill. Dad didn't get to attend school for too many years, but he was very well self-taught. As long a I could remember he always subscribed to the daily newspaper and read it thoroughly every day. During the depression he worked on CCC construction. He worked at a ore smelter and for many years he was a glass cutter for a window-manufacturing firm (Long-Bell Lumber Co) in Ft. Smith. My dad never disciplined me by using physical force. He was the type of man that could get my attention with a look. He was drafted in WW I. He went to training at Camp Pike in Little Rock. He contacted influenza, along with hundreds of other soldiers. He served about 87 days and was discharged at the end of his hospitalization. That was near the end of the war. He was active as a Mason. I believe he was a 32nd degree. He was also active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles, serving as an officer in most positions. He was a union member and was fond of saying that he was union president of his local, longer than FDR was president. He was a gentle, patient, firm man. He was a man that I respected and loved.
  WW I draft registration card: Elmer Adolphus Bowlin, 21, Van Buren, Ark. DOB: Oct 2, 1896. Born in Union Town, Ark. Father born: Not known, Illinois. Nearest relative: W. M. Bowlin, Van Buren, Ark. Eyes: Brown. Hair: Dark Brown. Local board for Div. 1, Sebastian Co, Fort Smith, Arkansas. 5 Jun 1918.
  WW II draft resgistration card: Serial # U1080 Elmer Adolphus Bowlin, 3525 Albert Pike, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. No telephone. Age 45, b. 2 Oct 1896: Born in Union County, Arkansas [actually born in Uniontown, Crawford Co, Arkansas} Nearest realitive: Mrs. Lydia Bowlin, 3525 Albert Pike, Ft. Smith, Ark. Employed at Long Bell Lumber Co, 11th St. Ft. Smith.
Note:   These are memories of my father. Dad was born on a farm near Uniontown i


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