Raymond Henry ROWLAND Bernice June MCSWAIN Pauline M CLAYCOMB Mini tree diagram

Bedford Forrest ROWLAND1,3,4,2,5,6,7

13th Jul 19181,3,4,2,5,6,7 - 29th Nov 20011,4,2

Life History

13th Jul 1918

Born in Arkansas.1,3,4,2,5,6,7

31st Dec 1938

Married Bernice June MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

before Jul 1946

Divorced from Bernice June MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas

19th Mar 2000

Death of Bernice June MCSWAIN in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,1,8

29th Nov 2001

Died in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma.1,4,2

3rd Dec 2001

Buried in Altus Cemetery, Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma.1,2


  • Beford first appears in the census in 1920 when he is 1 yea old.Inhis grandparents homein Chestr township of Arkansas County,Arkansas.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 March, ChesterTownship, District 4, page 9B, 111 S Pearl St, Hse #37, Fam #39
    Rowland, William H Head Rents M W 59 Married KY KY KY Farmer [b abt1860]
    Rowland, Ella M Wife F W 58 Married KY KY KY [b abt 1861]
    Rowland, William B Son M W 39 Widowed KY KY KY Laborer [b abt 1880]
    Rowland, Walter L Grandson M W 11 Single AR KY IA [b abt 1908]
    Rowland, Raymond H Son M W 20 Married AR KY KY Laborer [b abt 1899]
    Rowland, Pauline M Dau F W 19 Married AR AR AR [b abt 1900]
    - page 10A -
    Rowland, Bedford F Grandson M W 1 AR AR AR [b abt 1918]

    Bedford Rowland is reported as born about 1917, being age 21 at thetime he married Bernice June McSwain in December 1938.  His 1942 WWIIregistration reports his full name as Bedford Forrest Rowland, thesame name as the husband of Maggie McSwain Rowland.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Bedford Rowland
    Gender: Male
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1917
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Bernice McSwain
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 19
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 31 Dec 1938 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 31 Dec 1938

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 6A, Belleview Rd, Hse #91, Rents $2
    Rowland, Bedford Head M W 21 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas same house in 1935Both parents b Ark Farmer
    Rowland, Bernice Wife F W 20 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas same place in 1935Housekeeper

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Bedford Forrest Rowland
    Birth Date 13 Jul 1918
    Residence De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, USA
    Registration 1942

    Some time after 1942, Bedford moved to Altus, Oklahoma.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    B F Rowland Sr
    Birth Date 13 Jul 1919 [13 Jul 1918]
    508 Chris Ave, Altus, OK, 73521-2303
    401 E Commerce St, Altus, OK, 73521-3917 (1993)
    407 S Main St, Altus, OK, 73521-3133 (1995)

    U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
    Bedford F Rowland
    Birth Date 13 Jul 1918
    Death Date 29 Nov 2001 [Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma]
    Buried City of Altus Cemetery, Skeet Fixico Corner Falcon Rd & NVeterans Drive Altus, OK 73521

    Social Security Death Index
    B. F. Rowland
    Born 13 Jul 1918
    Died 29 Nov 2001
    Last Residence Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma 73521
    SSN 430-12-8762 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    B F Rowland
    Birth Jul. 13, 1918
    Death Nov. 29, 2001
    Burial 12-03-2001 Altus Cemetery, Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma
    Created by Ken Townsend Nov 01, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #22612223,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ROW&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=38&GScntry=4&GSsr=1321&GRid=22612223&&ftm=1


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