Mona May Bowen, 1905–1987 (aged 81 years)
|Birth|| July 10, 1905
|Birth of a daughter||Cherie King|
July 11, 1931 (aged 26 years)
|Death of a husband||Robert Alexander King|
April 15, 1962 (aged 56 years)
Cause: Heart attack
|Death of a father||George Patrick Bowen|
|Death of a mother||Jane Gray|
|Death|| 1987 (aged 81 years)|
|Marriage||Marriage — November 9, 1885 — Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
4 yearselder sibling
3 yearselder brother
5 yearselder sister
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."
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. ..."
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
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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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.