52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #2 – Shirley Ann (Bowlby) Nickell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Shirley Ann (Bowlby) Nickell

We’re getting some freezing rain in Kansas City this weekend so I decided to post another catch up for the 52 Ancestors challenge.  Today I’m hightlighting my husband’s maternal grandmother.

Some basic facts:
Name: Shirley Ann (Bowlby) Nickell
Born: 25 January 1924
Parents: Sherry Victor Bowlby and Gertrude Viola (Warren) Bowlby
Spouse: Earl Leslie Nickell
Marriage: Date Unknown
Died: April 1982

Shirley was born 25 January 1924.  She was born to Sherry Victor Bowlby and Gertrude Viola (Warren) Bowlby.  She married Earl Leslie Nickell sometime before 1943.  Earl and Shirley had children but in the interest of privacy I won’t list their information.

I suspect Shirley lived most of her life in Kansas.  I believe she was born near Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas because she’s listed on the 1930 census with her parents at the age of eight in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.

Bowlby family listing in the 1930 U.S. Census
 

And then again at the age of sixteen in Clark County, Kansas.

Bowlby family listing in the 1940 U.S. Census

Shirley died in April 1982.  She’s buried next to her husband, Earl, in Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.


Shirley A. Bowlby Tombstone
Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
 

I don’t have much more information than that on Shirley.  Here’s my genealogy list for Shirley:

Have:

  • 1930 U.S. census
  • 1940 U.S. census
  • Find-A-Grave Listing

Need:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Death certificate
  • Check for appearance in Kansas State census’

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