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Bowens Prairie Cemetery
Jones County, Iowa
Uploaded 9/21/2004 by
cindy-peterson [Email]

Susie "1883-1933" (this is incorrect, she was born in 1853. Willis Rafferty was her first husband, Holmes her second. When Susie (Susan) married Willis, he had two young daughters, who Susie continued to care for until the girls were adults. Susie never had children of her own. Her father was Ezekiel Flint. Susan's parents died when she was a toddler, and she was raised by an aunt and uncle, Rebecca and Edmund Blodgett. Susan was the last postmaster in the town of Bowen's Prairie. J. Albert Holmes (aka "Sailor Jack") "Pvt 6 cav Sp Am War Jul 18 1869 Sept 29 1944." Willis Rafferty "40 yrs" died Dec 6 1895.

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Group EntryHOLMES, Susie
Group EntryHOLMES, J. Albert
Group EntryRAFFERTY, Willis

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