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My grandmother, Eva Carey, was a homesteader in Bowbells and the local schoolteacher. My mom, Jeannette Carey, and her brothers, George and Hurly were born there. They left Bowbells for Sydney Montana when my mother was quite young.

Eva became one of the first women to work on the Sydney Herald newspaper. Late in her life Eva came and lived with us in Pittsburgh. My sister Ellen was teaching English as a foreign language to foreign students at Carnegie Mellon University. When she talked to Eva about her work, Eva just laughed and said she did the same thing when she was the schoolteacher in Bowbells. I assume she was teaching English to Irish and Norwegian folk.

Jeannette was a navy nurse in WWII. She was given a dishonorable discharge when she married my father, a U.S. marine at the time. Eva was outraged and wrote a sufficient number of letters to congressment that Jeannette's discharge was changed to honorable. Unfortunately, I don't think the rule was changed, nurses were not supposed to get married, but at least she took care of her daughter.

I am Jean's youngest (her fifth). I am a lawyer in New York and live in Brooklyn.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Bowbells and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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