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    WA: Richard Bowman dob 4/8/1921; date found 7/30/1993

    https://claimus.org/cases/333

    Mr Bowman is under the jurisdiction of the Spokane County ME's office in Washington state.

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    Here is the SSDI listing for Richard Bowman.

    "United States Social Security Death Index," Richard H Bowman, 1993
    First Name: Richard
    Middle Name: H
    Last Name: Bowman
    Name Suffix:
    Birth Date: 8 April 1921
    Social Security Number: 382-01-3393
    Place of Issuance: Michigan
    Last Residence: Clark, Washington
    Zip Code of Last Residence: 98604
    Death Date: 30 July 1993
    Estimated Age at Death: 72

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    previous address

    Richard Bowman
    Birth Date: 8 Apr 1921
    Address: 307 S 4th St, Yakima, WA, 98901-2905

    Looks like he was at this address for a while.

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    more info

    Name: Richard Bowman
    Date of Death: 30 Jul 1993
    Place of Death: Spokane City
    Age: 72
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
    Residence: Spokane City
    Gender: Male
    SSN:
    Certificate: 024452

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    Richard H. Bowman, b. April 8, 1921, in Pennsylvania, was jailed in the 1940s at Folsom and San Quentin in California, for car theft from Los Angeles County. He also had a car theft record in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1939. His Folsom records show him as divorced with one child. He was discharged from there June 4, 1950.

    His 1944 record shows him as having a tattoo of a cross and wreath that says "In memory of mother" so presumably his mother was dead by then.

    In 1940, at age 18, he was in a reformatory in Scioto, Ohio (presumably for the 1939 car theft). He shows that he completed 4 years of high school, and is single.

    In 1935, so age 13 or 14, he was living in Detroit, Michigan.

    I can't find any record of him before then, or of his marriage or child's birth.


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    He may have used an alias after he got out of prison. If he did, he will be difficult to impossible to trace. We can hope a family member will perhaps search on the internet, find this site, and ask for more information.

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    If we could find a marriage record for him, it might allow us to track his ex-wife, and see if the child is still living.

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    I found an alternate SS record with his same SS number and same date of death but the date of birth is different. It says "change in DOB" and this record lists his parents names. The alternate DOB is April 8, 1918. His full name is Richard Harvey Bowman. Perhaps more can be found under the 1918 DOB?

    I don't know if we're allowed to post his parents names here? I'm new to the unclaimed forum, thanks.
    Last edited by Gardener1850; 08-27-2016 at 12:07 AM.

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    I think it is okay if they are deceased, and with a son born in 1918, they would have to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nemo'smom View Post
    I think it is okay if they are deceased, and with a son born in 1918, they would have to be.
    Ok, thanks! Here is the SS record with alternate DOB:

    Name: Richard Harvey Bowman
    SSN: 382013393
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birth Date: April 8, 1918
    Birth Place: Bigler Clear, Pennsylvania [Clearfield, Pennsylvania]
    Death Date: 30 Jul 1993
    Father: George R Bowman
    Mother: Olive M. Turner
    Type of Claim: Change in DOB.
    Notes: Feb 1937: Name listed as RICHARD HARVEY BOWMAN;
    17 Sep 1993: Name listed as RICHARD H BOWMAN
    Last edited by Gardener1850; 08-28-2016 at 09:53 AM.

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    I didn't find much on his parents. A couple with their same names was listed as living in Modesto, CA in 1926, 1933 and 1934 city directories.
    Richard Harvey Bowman would have been a child/teen in 1926-1934, no matter which DOB is correct. But I didn't find them in census records yet to verify those are his parents in the city directories.



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