Irene b. Oct.22, 1898 Carter Co., to Jerry and Clara Church Bowling, d. Feb 13, 1919 Carter Co., Ky. She married Chester Arthur Jordan b. Oct 16, 1893 d. Aug 26, 1963 in Lawrence Co.,Ky. Irene was Chester Arthur's first wife.
Irene is my trouble.....I have found this:
Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999
about Clara B Coburn
Name: Clara B Coburn
Date of Birth: 27 Oct 1914
Mother's Name: Irene Bowling
Volume Number: 100
Certificate Number: 49699
Volume Year: 1914
Carter Co., Kentucky website births
114 JORDON LAWRENCE W BOWLING IRENE 11 56909 2 1915 9 1915
(this is Wilbur Lawrence Jordan)
83 JORDAN JERRY S BOWLING IRENE 9 41142 24 1918 9 1918
1920 Carter Co., Kentucky Census
Mag. dist. 10, ( Maddox) ED 67,. Sheet 8B, HH# 142/142
Jerry Bowling 60 head VA VA VA
Cleary Bowling 58 wife KY VA VA
Clide Church 12 nephew KY KY KY
Blanch Jordon 5 grdau KY KY KY
Jerry S Jordon 1 3/12 grson KY KY KY
Granddaughter Blanche and grandson Jerry are living with Irene's parents, while son Wilbur is living in Lawrence Co. with his father and other grandparents.
1920 Lawrence Co., Kentucky Census
East Fork Precinct, ED 138, sheet 1 B
Calvin head 63 KY VA KY farmer, general farm
Manerva J. wife 62 KY Tenn NC
Arthur son 25 KY WD Farmer, farm
Ernest son 22 KY laborer, farm
Conrad son 20 KY laborer, farm
Wilbur grson 4 KY
I have found a Blanche Bowling married to Henderson Thompson in Lawrence Co. stating her parents were Arthur and Irene Bowling......
Lawrence County Kentucky marriages, Vol. 49 Page 113 ,
Henderson Thompson age 30, a farmer and WIDOWER
Son of Lafe and Susie Thompson
married April 24, 1932 at Glenwood, Lawrence Co. Ky. by Cecil Daniel, minister...........
Blanche Bowling, age 18 and single born Carter Co., Ky.
a daughter of Arthur Bowling and Irene Bowling.
Chester Arthur Jordan's obit does not mention a daughter named Blanche....
Was Irene married before she married Chester Arthur Jordan? I can't find a record even for the Jordan marriage.....
Who were Blanche's parents? Irene had her out of wedlock??
Thanks for any help on this mystery.