Jessie Lee Bowden

23 February 1891–4 August 1970 (Age 79)
Tennille, Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jessie Lee

When Jessie Lee Bowden was born on 23 February 1891, in Tennille, Pike, Alabama, United States, her father, Julius B. Bowden, was 32 and her mother, May Nettie Graves, was 20. She married Edward Fleming on 27 November 1910, in Pike, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Pike, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 7 Dixons, Pike, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 August 1970, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Edward Fleming
Jessie Lee Bowden
Marriage: 27 November 1910
Thelma Flemming
Edward Elmer Fleming
Flora Flemming

Spouse and Children

    Edward Fleming



27 November 1910
Pike, Alabama, United States


    Thelma Flemming


    Edward Elmer Fleming


    Flora Flemming


Parents and Siblings


    May Nettie Graves




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 4

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .2 English: habitational name from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, so named with the Old English phrase būfan dūne ‘on, upon the hill’. The surname may also have arisen as a topographic name from the same phrase used independently, for someone who lived at the top of a hill.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin ‘descendant of Buadán’, an Old Irish personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • W Jessie Fleming in household of Eddie Fleming, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessie Flemming in household of Ed Flemming, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie Bowden in household of Julius B Bowden, "United States Census, 1900"

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