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1979 Mary Gwinn Bowe (1901-1979)

As happened not infrequently in those days, when Mary Gwinn Bowe entered the world in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901, her mother, Mary Roche Gwinn, left it. Her father, Richard Gwinn immediately turned to his mother, Elizabeth Burns Gwinn, for [...]

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1970 The Families, by Mary Gwinn Bowe1970 Mary Gwinn Bowe Before & After Chicago, from The Families1960-09-16  Mary Bowe Hosts Kennedy Kin in 1960 Presidential Election (Chicago Triboune

1970 Mary Gwinn Bowe Recalls Her Life Before Chicago in The Families

In the "Before Chicago" part of her remembrances in The Families, Mary Gwinn Bowe recalls the period in her life before her marriage in 1928 to my father, William John Bowe, Sr. After her own mother Mary Agnes Roche died giving birth to her in 1901, she was brought up by her father's mother, Elizabeth Agnes Burns Gwinn. Mary always called her "Mama." Being a widowed by then with modest resources, she made ends meet by managing a rooming house on the Atlantic shore in Deal, New Jersey. Mary goes on to talk about her schooling, the excitement of being on the New Jersey State women's basketball championship team at Asbury Park High School and her fortuitous entrance at the 11th hour to Trinity College in Washington, D.C.

1932 Richard Lawrence Gwinn, Jr. (1867-1932)

Richard Gwinn, Jr. (1867-1932) is featured in this slide show. After his first wife, Mary Roche, died giving birth to Mary Gwinn (Bowe) in 1901, he was remarried in 1907 to Elizabeth Tack. Soon Mary was joined by three new sisters, Betty, Martha and Nancy.