Detailed Genealogy for Alvin Dean Files

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Dad's Side of the Family

 

 

 

Alvin Monroe "A.M." Files (1929   1991)

Dad

 

Eva Lee Choate Files (1932   2016)

Mom - wife of A.M. Files

 

(A.M. and Eva were also the parents of

Linda Files, Mike Files, and Cathy James)

 

Alva "Alvin" Monroe Files, Sr.  (1888   1963)

Paternal Grandfather

 

Mary Costa Bowerman Sanders Files (1897   1971)

Paternal Grandmother

 

Alvin or Alva Monroe Files, Sr.'s family

Please note that some family records show Mr. Files' name as Alva even though his marker says Alvin.

Alva was on his WWI draft card and in Mary Costa's Bible in her handwriting

 

Alvin or Alva Monroe Files, Sr.'s mother was Caroline James (1848   1936) (Alvin Dean Files' great grandmother)

Her spouse at the time of death was Thomas F. James (1848   1930)

It is assumed her first husband was Mr. Files (Alvin Dean Files' great grandfather).

 

Caroline James had four sons

George James

Albert James

Alvin Monroe Files, Sr.

Willie Files

and one sister Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Seminole

 

 

Alvin Monroe Files, Sr. and his first wife Lillie had twins, Willie Files (1911  1992), and his sister who died at birth. Lilly died soon after.

On August 17, 1922 Alvin Monroe Files, Sr. & Mary Costa Bowerman Sanders married. They had five children:

Edna Christine Files Shelton (1923  2008)
Wilma Joyce Files Coleman (1926   2002)
Alvin Monroe "A.M." Files (1929   1991)
Mary Bethena Files
Glenn Dee Files
(1936   1995)

 

Mary Costa Bowerman's family

 

Mary Costa Bowerman's siblings:

Norah Etter Bowerman (1888   1899)
William Herbert Bowerman (1890   1979)
Dewey Rance Bowerman (1899   1961)
Lattie Elizabeth Bowerman (1902   1969)

Her half-siblings:
Lester Lee "Joe" Bowerman (1907   1951)
David E Bowerman (1908   1980)
Clifford Jewel Bowerman (1910   1994)
Henry Abraham Bowerman (1912   1985)
Albert Bowerman (1913   1988)
Willis Edward Bowerman (1916   1999)

She and William Floyd Sanders were married July 27, 1913 in Bebee, Oklahoma.

Children born to this marriage:
Velmar Euel Sanders (1914   1986)
Vaudie Lee Sanders (1917   1917)
Elmer Clyde Sanders (1918   2009)

After Floyd died, she married
Alvin or Alva Monroe Files, Sr. August 17, 1922.

Children born to this marriage:
Edna Christine Files Shelton (1923   2008)
Wilma Joyce Files Coleman (1926   2002)
Alvin Monroe "A.M." Files (1929   1991)
Mary Bethena Files
Glenn Dee Files (1936   1995)

Mary Costa Bowerman Files Sanders' step-son (Alvin Monroe, Sr.'s son):
Willie Files (1911   1992)

 

Alvin's Mom's Side of the Family

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