Mona May Bowen, 19051987 (aged 81 years)

Marcus (right), Muriel (left) and Mona (middle) King, late 1970's
Name
Mona May /Bowen/
Surname
Bowen
Given names
Mona May
Married name
King
Married name
Mona May /King/
Birth July 10, 1905 48 40
Birth of a daughterCherie King
July 11, 1931 (aged 26 years)

Death of a husbandRobert Alexander King
April 15, 1962 (aged 56 years)
Cause: Heart attack
Death of a fatherGeorge Patrick Bowen

Death of a motherJane Gray

Death 1987 (aged 81 years)
Family with parents
father
1857
Birth: 1857Hobart, Tasmania
Death:
mother
Marriage MarriageNovember 9, 1885Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
4 years
elder sibling
3 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
11 years
herself
Marcus (right), Muriel (left) and Mona (middle) King, late 1970's
19051987
Birth: July 10, 1905 48 40Rowntree Street, Balmain Municipality
Death: 1987Sydney
sister
brother
brother
Family with Robert Alexander King
husband
19051962
Birth: February 5, 1905 44 29Cowra NSW, Australia
Death: April 15, 1962Sydney, NSW
herself
Marcus (right), Muriel (left) and Mona (middle) King, late 1970's
19051987
Birth: July 10, 1905 48 40Rowntree Street, Balmain Municipality
Death: 1987Sydney
daughter
son
Private
son
Private
Note

David Cullinane email to Paul King, 8/8/06:

"I don't know much about Aunty Mona's family, I think the Bowens were living in Randwick, Sydney, when she met and married Uncle Bob. There might be a Bowen website somewhere on the www with some background. It'll probably come up with a million Americans, like the Pettigrew site does. It's possible your uncle Bob might know more - I haven't been in touch with him for decades - and I guess you've asked father Donald. But did I tell you Aunty Mona once showed me a picture of her great (I think) grandfather who lived in Tasmania? Showed him as the state penny-farthing bike champion, along with his penny-farthing bike. He bore a very strong resemblance to your uncle Bob. I'd like think someone has that safely put away."

David Cullinane letter to Paul King 07/08/07 ".. I think her parents were shopkeepers there (Randwick); I once met a cousin of hers when I was in my very early teens, called Venus something, but all I can remember is she didn't live up to hername."

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Don King Email to Paul King 29/6/07: " ...Monas' parents were:

Patrick John Bowen, Occupation; Builder / carpenter and Janie Gray. He was 28 and she was 20 when they married at the Congregational church, Scott Street, Glebe, Hobart on the 9th Dec. 1885. Present at the wedding were; Kate Gray and William Henry Gray.

Mona was born 10 July 1905, Rowntree Street, Balmain Municipality, Sydney.

Mona had an older sister Rita and an older brother Sydney and apparently another older brother -George who I never met or heard of - perhaps he died early?Perhaps you could check with Bob about this (he is older than me so will have clearer recollection -At the time of Monas birth there were also two males and one female children deceased. Mona never mentioned these to me. (I only found out about them on her birth certificate). For full details about my fathers side - David Cullinane has all the answers.

I notice that on Matthew's earlier chart he had A Bowen and Fanny Lovett as the parents of PatricK John. We could not find ant records of these two at all. Perhaps you could ask Matthew directly where he got these names from? As he is in Sydney hemay be able to look at the Sydney records you asked about. ..."

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Paul King comment 28/6/2007: Conflicting evidence re: Mona's father name: George P vs John. A brother George?. See below.

Email to Paul King from Michelle Patient 23/3/2007: " Mona's Birth cert

20756/1905 BOWEN MONA M GEORGE P JANE BALMAIN SOUTH

Her parents possible deaths 21011/1932 BOWEN GEORGE P ROBERT MARY WAVERLEY

5472/1942 BOWEN JANE WILLIAM HENRY UNKNOWN WAVERLEY

Her brother's birth 5477/1891 BOWEN SYDNEY V G GEORGE P JANE BALMAIN

Her brother's death cert 44334/1973 BOWEN SYDNEY VICTOR GEORGE JANE ST LEONARDS his wife 4042/1964 BOWEN BEATRICE AGNES THOMAS AGNES ANASTASIA SYDNEY

possible other siblings deaths 2490/1894 BOWEN CYRIL A GEORGE N J JANIE BALMAIN SOUTH 2562/1890 BOWEN FLORENCE M G GEORGE P J JEANNIE BALMAIN

BFN OOROO Michelle

http://au.geocities.com/patientgenie/"

Note

Don King email to Paul King 2 Oct 2008: "Mona May Bowen Birth registered in NSW BORN: 10th July 1905 Rowntree St. Balmain Municipality, Balmain

Fathers Name: George Patrick Bowen Occupation: Carpenter / Joiner Age: 48 Birthplace: Hobart, Tasmania

Mothers Name and Maiden Surname: Jane Gray Age: 40 Birthplace: Hobart, Tasmania

Previous Issues: Living: George aged 16 Sydney aged 14 Rita aged 10 Two males and one female, deceased

Date and place of marriage: 9th November 1885, Hobart, Tasmania Informant: Jane Bowen, Mother Rowntree Street Balmain South"

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Note: 11 Loasby Crescent, Newlands, Christmas visit

11 Loasby Crescent, Newlands, Christmas visit

Mona King is the mother of Don King, then husband of Stephanie King, who was the daughter of Marcus King. The shared 'King' surname is coincidental - there was no known family connection between Marcus and Mona prior to the marriage of Stephanie King and Don King.