Minnie Jude Evans was born on August 20, 1876, in Kershaw county, South Carolina to Moody Evans and Elizabeth Albert Evans.
Willie Bowen married Minnie Jude Evans about 1897 in South Carolina.
According to the 1910 census the family rented their home where Willie farmed and Minnie kept house and raised Emily and Lawrence. Minnie and Willie reported they had been married 11 years and Minnie had birth three children, 2 of which were living.
According to the 1920 census, the family the family owned their farm house in Wateree. Willie farm and Minnie kept house and was raising, Lawrence, Lizzie, and Nick.
According to the 1930 census, the family the family owned their farm house in Wateree. Willie farm and Minnie kept house and was raising Lizzie, and Nick. Minnie and Willie reported they had been married when he was 24 and she was 20.
Willie Bowen and his wife, Minnie Bowen, owned a Farmhouse with a reported value of $500.00. In the 1940 Census all the children had moved out the home, Willie was still farming and Minnie kept house.
On January 9, 1942, Mrs. Minnie Evans Bowen was listed as the living wife in the obituary of Willie B. Bowen.
Minnie Jude Evans, widow of William B. Bowen, died at 5 o’clock, Sunday, June 18, 1950, after an extended illness, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson in Winnsboro, Fairfield, South Carolina. According to Minnie’s death certificate she passed away from pneumonia due to Myocardial Heart Disease due to Spleen cancer.
Mrs. Bowen was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Bowen were to be conducted by the Rev. Maze C Jackson and the Rev. Mr. Partridge, on June 19, 1950 at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Blaney, and burial was to be in the church cemetery.
She was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilson of Winnsboro; two sons, Nick Bowen and L. B. Bowen, both of Columbia, ten grandchildren, three great-granchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Branham of Hopkins.
Active pallbearers were to be B. Humphries, James Branham, Frank Branham, Albert Bowen, Osburn Brazell and L. B. Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers were to be R. J. Tidwell, Eddie Goff, Leslie Moak, Lexie Moak, S. H. Ross, Jesse Ross, Alfred Windham, Boyd Elkins, J. D. Bailey, J. D. Dowey, Earl Dennis and Owens Nates.
Active pallbearers were requested to meet at the Dunbar funeral home at 4:30, honorary pallbearers will meet at the church promptly at 5:30.