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Birchell, Malinda Catherine
MAIDEN NAME: Bowman AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 3 Apr 1902 DIED: 18 Oct 1974 BURIED: 22 Oct 1974 ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Chickasaw, Oklahoma
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon

Marriage of Parents – W.P. Bowman & Tommy McCool md 3 July 1884, Scott Co, Arkansas

1910 NM CENSUS – Linda Bowman (8y, b Oklahoma) enumerated with parents William P. (47y, b Arkansas, married 25y, occupation farmer) and Tommie T. (45y, b Alabama, mother of 11 children, 7 living at time of census) and 2 siblings, Eva D. (10y, b Oklahoma) and Albert R. (4y, b New Mexico)

1920 NM CENSUS – Malinda Bowman (17y, b Oklahoma) enumerated with parents William P. (58y, b Arkansas, occupation farmer) and Tommie (54y, b Alabama) and brother Albert (14y, b New Mexico)

MARRIAGE – W.H. Birchell & Malinda C. Bowman md 12 June 1920, Eddy Co, New Mexico

1940 MN CENSUS – Milinda Birchell (38y, b New Mexico) enumerated with husband William (50y, b Tennessee, occupation farm laborer) and 7 children, all born in New Mexico, Richard (19y), Mary (17y), George (14y), Helen (8y), Alma (6y), Dorothy (3y) and Welie Jane (2y); also with family was William’s nephew Clay Birchell (21y, b New Mexico, occupation farm labor); family was living in rural Eddy co, New Mexico in 1935


OSBH DC (1974 Polk co) #74-16679


Malinda Catherine Birchell, 72, of Monmouth, died at a local nursing home on October 18. She was born in Chickasaw, Oklahoma on April 3, 1902, the daughter of William and Tammy Wolf Bowman. She married William Birchell on June 12, 1920 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The family moved to Pedee in 1945 and Mr Birchell passed away in September of 1947. She was a retired practical nurse and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons George of Dallas, R.P. Birchell of Ramah, New Mexico; daughters, Mary Snowden of Dallas, Alma Graham of Monmouth, Willie Jane Nordal of Salem, Helen Bowman and Dorothy Richardson, both of Philomath; sisters, Laura Brown of New Mexico, Alberta Martin of Arkansas and Eva Wright in Texas; along with a brother, Doe Bowman in New Mexico and 28 grandchildren. Funeral services were October 22 at 1 pm in the Bollman Funeral Home with the Rev Fred Miller officiating and burial was in the Womer Cemetery at Pedee. Those who desire may contribute to Womer Cemetery Tree Fund in care of the Funeral Home.

Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, October 23, 1974, 2:1-2


Malinda C. Birchell

Apr 3 1902   Oct 18 1974



Arkansas Marriage Records (

1910 NM CENSUS (Eddy co, Artesia, ED 75, sheet 14B)

1920 NM CENSUS (Eddy co, Artesia, ED 66, sheet 7A)

Western States Marriage Index

1940 NM CENSUS (Eddy co, Otis, ED 8-21, sheet 9B)

IO, 23 Oct 1974, 2:1-2


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