Person:Bertie Isbell (1)

  1. Bessie Bell Isbell1903 - 1947
  2. Bertie Beatric Isbell1905 - 1989
  3. Connie Ovid Isbell1907 - 1992
  4. Issac Taylor IsbellABT 1910 - ABT 1910
  5. Vada Violet Isbell1912 - 1989
  6. Merial IsbellABT 1915 -
  7. Noble Doris Isbell1919 - 1978
  8. Lavonia Ida Isbell1923 - 1998
Facts and Events
Name Bertie Beatric Isbell
Gender Female
Birth[1] 25 Feb 1905 Oklahoma, Teritory, United Statesbefore statehood
Alt Birth? 25 Feb 1905
Death? 4 Sep 1989 Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Alt Death? 4 Sep 1989


About Bertie

Arthritis crippled her hands and feet but she was able to walk and had a very good hand writing....she was 5'6" weight 180 pounds

Bertie was a Charter member of The First Assembly Of God Church in Madisonville, Kentucky. She started with the founding Pastor and his wife, Bro and Sis Shoed, She was the beginners Sunday School Teacher, She was very active in the church until her health stop her.



  • Bertie Isbell Bowerman
    • 1905 – 1989

I found this copy of “Assembly Of God Beacon”, November 1944, in some photos that I was going thought that belong to my late sister, she had got Bertie's photos when Bertie passed away..

                       Bertie was a charter member of the Madisonville Assembly of God 
                           Church she attended when they were still in a tent, was very active 
                           till her health stop her from attending services on a regular base, 
                           but it did not stop her from praying, I found a prayer list that she 
                           prayed over daily.
                           Bertie was a outstanding Sunday School teacher,  she had her husband 
                           to build a sand box on leg so it was just right for her beginner Sunday 
                           School class to gather around as she would take the figures of people in 
                           the lesson that she had cut out and pasted to cardboard so they would 
                           stand up in the sand..and tell the became real in your mind as 
                           she would teach the lesson.  She also used flannel grafts, and then she 
                           would take a shoe box cut out things that pertain to the lesson and make 
                           a setting of the story, she would cover it with tissue paper and cut a peep 
                           hole in the end and let each one of the students peep in and see.  I am now 
                           68 years of age and I still remember her lessons..she would teach the 
                           lesson in such a way as you would not forget...I knew it so well by the age 
                           of 4 that I stood in front of the Church and using a flannel graft I told the 
                           story of David killing Goliath.  She taught me how to pray,  I prayed the 
                           dismissal prayer for the main  Sunday Morning Worship Service at age 
                           of 4 or 5.  I am sure she plained the seed for the love of God to grow in 
                           many a heart. 
  • Her nephew
  • Donald Lloyd Bradley
    • 12/11/08


MADISONVILLE MESSENGER, Madisonville, Kentucky Tuesday September 5, 1989

Bertie Isbell Bowerman, 84, of Hanson St., Madisonville, died at 6 a.m. Monday at Regional Medical Center.

She was born in the Oklahoma Territory Feb 25, 1905, the daughter of the late J.A. Isbell and Nola Ann Williams Isbell. She was a Charter Member of the Assembly of God Church in Madisonville.

She is Survived by her Husband Clifford Jewell ("Blackie" ) Bowerman of Hanson St.,; two sisters Connie Bradley of Elk Cree Trailer Park, Madisonville and Lavonia Downing of Boonville, Ind.; and several Nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday a 2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Genn Hopgood officiating and by Rev R.M. Davis, Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday until service time at Harris Funeral Home.

1940 United States Federal

**Census 1940 United States Federal Census

  • Name: Bertie Bowerman
  • Respondent: Yes
  • Age: 35
  • Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: White
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Relation to Head of House: Wife
  • Home in 1940: Hopkins, Kentucky
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  • Street: East Of US 41 Hyway
  • Inferred Residence in 1935: Hopkins, Kentucky
  • Residence in 1935: Same Place
  • Sheet Number: 2B
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Household Members: Name Age
      • Jewell Bowerman 30
      • Bertie Bowerman 35

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Hopkins, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1318; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 54-19.

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  1. Dlbradley1/Donad Lloyd Bradley.

    Information given to me by my Mother(Connie Isbell Bradley), Bertie was her older sister and first hand knowledge as she was my aunt and live close by us all my life until she died...