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Cemetery Name:

Bowles
(a.k.a. Bowles Memorial)

Bowles Cemetery, Bowles Ridge, Putnam County, West Virginia  Bowles Cemetery, Bowles Ridge, Putnam County, West Virginia

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Bancroft
Coordinates: 38.6074N  81.8083W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: September 2008
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (May 2008)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located at the top of Bowles Ridge, on the west side of Bowles Road on a knoll in a cattle pasture. Easily accessible, though with a small hill to climb to the gate of the cemetery. No off-road parking at the bottom of the hill, other than to open the gate and park in the meadow field itself. Do keep the gate closed at all times, as this is an actively used pasture. Very well maintained when WVCPA staff visited in May 2008. Directions: from Rt. 34, take the Bowles Road (CR 34-8) west past Paradise Cemetery. In about 2 miles or less from Rt. 34, you'll see the gate by the road with the sign for the cemetery, and the cemetery itself on a tree-crowned knoll on the west (left) side of the road. It is on a relatively blind spot in the road for cars coming up the hill from Eighteenmile Creek to the north, so use extreme caution as you get in and out of the car and find a spot to park. If conditions are very wet, you may consider parking in the church parking lot just a short ways south of the cemetery just off Bowles Road. It's an easy stroll to the cemetery from there, as long as you stay well off to the side of the road.:

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

 

Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

Photo:

Source:

Beller Baby Boy 1 March 1934 1 March 1934   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Beller Buddy 30 August 1927 16 March 1929   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles   [Family marker] "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God"
[Located near Henry E., Sr. and Martha Bowles' graves'
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Bowles Carrie Lee 1926 1926   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles Darrell Lee 1936 1936 "Son of F.E. & Hazel Bowles" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles Frances M. 27 October 1913 19 February 2006 "Mother"
[Mother and son - shared stone]
"Son"
"In Loving Memory"
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Bowles James C. 6 July 1936 19 August 1978
Bowles Franklin C. 8 May 1931 4 August 2015 "Father"
[Father and son - shared stone - death date from his obituary in the Charleston Gazette Aug. 7, 2015]
"Son"
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles Ricky L. 29 June 1960  
Bowles Franklin E. 1912 1936 "Coast Art. Hawaii - 10th. Inf. KY"
"The Lord is my Shepherd"
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Bowles Henry Ellis 1869 1947 "Father"
"Behold, the Lord cometh"
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Bowles Henry Ellis 1924 1925   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles Martha Belle Carney 1868 1973 "Mother"
"Come unto me, receive thy crown"
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Bowles James Fleming 1906 1952 "I shall not want" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles John Clayton 16 July 1933 5 September 1993   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles Lawrence H. 14 June 1904 26 March 1982 "He Restoreth My Soul" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles Leroy 26 May 1929 13 April 1945   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowles William S. 1893 1976 "PFC WORLD WAR I"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Till we shall meet and never part"
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Bowles Della M. 1897 1970
Durst Rupert W. 5 April 1936 10 July 1992 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"In Loving Memory"
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Durst Goldie Bowles 6 June ____  
Guthrie Margie Bowles   14 April 2008 [69 years of age - dau. of Sophia Boswell - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 17, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Kinder Giles Russell 11 January 1886 12 July 1969 "Beyond the Sunset"
[Husband and wife - shared stone and individual markers]
"Beyond the Sunset"
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kinder Hattie Lee Bowles 23 October 1890 27 March 1977
Kinder Mary Ann 1941 1941 "Dau. of W.R. & Ruth Kinder" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kinder William Earl "Bob" 5 October 1919 4 April 1986 "PFC US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II"
[Shared stone]
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life"
[on opposite face:]
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kinder Doris Neal 20 September 1932  
Quick Bertha A. 7 March 1901 26 January 1978 "In God I Am Secure" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Reynolds Wilbur D. 15 December 1918 3 September 1997 "CM3 US NAVY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo - Virginia's obituary printed in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 3, 2009]
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Reynolds Virginia Belle 3 August 1922 1 April 2009
Robertson Georgia Bowles 1 January 1903 19 May 1995 [Shared stone - Georgia & Cleo's inscriptions on opposite face of Giles and Hattie Kinder's stone]
"Thy Will Be Done"
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Robertson Cleo Garcia 19 March 1898 11 December 1977
Robertson Paul G. 1934 1975 "In God We Trust"
"In Loving Memory"
"Our Son Paul - Love Mom & Dad"
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Unidentified or unmarked graves:
Image 19       [Illegible, though not very old, grave marker near Franklin C. Bowles' grave] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

Comments:  View from the cemetery, looking southeast towards CharlestonDates in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

The wonderful view from the cemetery, looking      
southeast towards Charleston
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