Notes for: Lorraine Florence Bodine
From Ronny Bodine:
Laurine was 18 years old in April 1930 when she was living with her mother and stepfather in Beckham County, Oklahoma. It seems strange that she was not referred to in the newspaper article relating to the death of her father which stated he died leaving only a young wife.
From Washita County, Oklahoma Marriage Records:
D. A. Howenstine, 25, of Mayfield AND Miss Lorraine Bodine, 24, of Mayfield, were married 18 Nov 1935 in Cordell, Washita County.
1940 Visalia, Tulare Co., CA: Darwin A. HOWENSTINE 29 TX carpenter, Florence 28 OK wife. Residence on 1 April 1935: Mayfield, Beckham Co., OK.
From California Death Records:
Darwin A. Howenstine, born 19 Oct 1910 in Texas, died 13 April 1987 in Los Angeles County.
Death Notice, The Fresno (CA) Bee of 15 April 1987.
Darwin A. Howenstine, 76, of Visalia, retired farm equipment salesman, died Monday. Memorial services, 2 p.m. Thursday, Miller Memorial Chapel.
From Social Security Records:
Lorraine Howenstine, born 8 May 1911, died 8 June 2001.
Obituary of Lorraine Howenstine: Visalia (CA) Times Delta and The Fresno (CA) Bee of 11 June 2001 [but unavailable on-line for review.]