In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 709 Stantonsburg Street, high school janitor Jake Bowens, 36; wife Lossie, 33; and children James, 12, Beulah C., 11, Jacob Jr., 9, Frances L., 6, and Hoover C., 1; plus mother Sobrina Cobbs, 50, widow, servant for private family.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Jacob Bowens, 45, elementary school janitor; wife Levady, 30; children James, 23, Beulla, 22, Jacob Jr., 18, Francis, 16, Willie, 3, Bobbie, 2, and Joyce, 11 months.
Frances L. Bowens graduated from Darden High School in 1940.
Johnson C. Smith University Bulletin (1947).
Frances Bowens Hansome died in 2007 in Durham, North Carolina.
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