Bedford Forrest ROWLAND Myrtle Idelle ROWLAND Sarah Elizabeth ROWLAND Roberta May ROWLAND Vernie F ROWLAND Martha Jane ROWLAND Walton Maize ROWLAND Edward Doyle ROWLAND Maggie Ella MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

John W ROWLAND1,5,2,3

about 19071,2,3 - before 19144,5,2,3

Life History

about 1907

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3

before 1914

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,5,2,3

Probably Spanish flu

before 1914

Buried in Rowland Family Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arknasas.2,3


  • 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, PrairieTownship, District 13, p 4A, Hse/Fam #59
    Rolen, Bedford Head M W 46 KY KY KY Farmer
    Rolen, Maggie  Wife  F  W 33 AR NC NC [born abt 1877]
    Rolen, John W  Son  M  W 3 AR KY AR

    In 1920, John is not recorded with his widowed mother's household,though his older sister Roberta, at age 14, is still at home.  ShirleyRowland Mitchell reports that John died before adulthood.  I have nofurther details.  At first I suspected the Spanish flu, which waspandemic in the year was 1918.  But then I failed to find the name ofJohn or his sister Vernice in the Arkansas Death Index. which beginswith the year 1914.  So they may have died before 1914.

    Originally I thought the record of a John W Rowland in Little Rock washim, of whom there is also one record in Faulkner County, north ofLittle Rock.  But this must be a different Rowland family.

    Social Security Death Index
    John W. Roland
    SSN: 431-22-4651
    Born 14 Oct 1907
    Died 7 Dec 1996
    Last Residence Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas 72206
    SSN issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Maggie Ella McSwain.  She married Bedford Forrest Rowland.  They hadthe following children:

    Myrtle...born 1899...married Ray Allsup (He was not from Ethel)
    Sarah Elizabeth ...married Jim Jones (You may have listed him asJames)
    Roberta.....married Leon Girard
    Martha.....married Walter Allsup (also not from Ethel)
    John...died before adulthood
    Walton ..... married Laura Snead (from Cabot)
    Edward.......married Ruth Snead (from Cabot)
    --  Shirley Rowland Mitchell, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 26 July2013

    "John, born about 1906, died between 1912 and 1920.  He is not in Mt.Pleasant cemetery, probably in the family cemetery."
    --  Shirley Mitchell, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, April 07, 2015

    John W Rowland
    Birth About 1907 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
    Death About 1914 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA

    Birth and death dates are approximate. No records have been found withexact dates. It is thought John died in the Spanish flu epidemic. Itappears he died about 1914 or so.

    No burial record has been found, but it is thought that he is one ofthose buried in unidentified graves on the old Rowland-Jones familyfarm in Ethel, Arkansas, where the graves are marked only by naturalstones with no names.

    Ethel is a rural community with a couple of stores and a post office,near the White River, south of St Charles. Ethel was one of the earlypost offices in Arkansas.

    Bedford Forrest Rowland (1866 - 1917)
    Maggie Ella McSwain Porter (1876 - 1915)
    Myrtle Idelle Rowland Allsup (1899 - 1972)
    Sarah Elizabeth Rowland Jones (1900 - 1975)
    John W Rowland (1907 - 1914*
    Vernie F Rowland (1908 - 1914)
    Edward Doyle Rowland (1914 - 1970)
    Burial Rowland Family Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas, Inthe woods behind the Rowland-Jones home

    Created by Orville Jenkins Apr 09, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #4477414,


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