I'm looking for the parents of Judie B. (Garner) Merworth aka Rowden.

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She was born about 1892 in Texas.
WikiTree profile: Judie Eatman
in Genealogy Help by Brian Penske G2G6 Mach 6 (61.4k points)
She was born in April of 1891, rather than 1892.

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The 1900 US Census for Precinct 5, Lamar, Texas, appears to show that Judie B. Garner was the child of Mary E. Bishop.  Mary E. has been married for 2 years, but she has 3 living children.  That accounts for daughter Judie Garner b. April 1891; son Frances E. Garner, b. March 1893; and daughter Josie L.  Bishop, b. Aug 1898.  The Garner children's father was born in South Carolina.("United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3PH-C3S : accessed 29 May 2016), Judie B Garner in household of John L Bishop, Precinct 5 (south part), Lamar, Texas, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 116, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,652.) That is a starting point.

There is a Texas Death Certificate for a Judea Bell Eatman, daughter of Ben Garner and Mary Steelman, b. Paris, Lamar, Texas, 12 April 1891, d. Big Spring, Howard, Texas, 10 Jan 1968.(Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [Ancestry.com.database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Archives, Orem, Utah. Lamar County, 1968, #04687)  This looks like the correct person, with the right bgirth year and month, mother with the correct first name and father Garner.

When Frances Elton Garner died on 25 Feb 1976 in San Benito, Cameron, Texas, his father was shown as Benjamin Garner and his mother as Mary Steelman.("Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K38G-V5V : accessed 29 May 2016), Benjamin Garner in entry for Francis Elton Garner, 25 Feb 1976; citing certificate number 07982, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,243,844.)

Mary Steelman married B. E. Garner on 18 July 1890 in Freestone County Texas.("Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLFQ-9V7 : accessed 29 May 2016), B E Garner and Mary Steelman, 18 Jul 1890; citing Freestone, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 988,616.)

Mary Garner married J.L. Bishop 7 Nov 1897 in Lamar County, Texas.("Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX9R-4TP : accessed 29 May 2016), J.L. Bishop and Mary Garner, 07 Nov 1897; citing Lamar Co, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,293,620.)

I think that is fairly conclusive that Judie's father was Benjamin Garner and her mother was Mary Steelman.

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
edited by Vic Watt
I believe that is correct. I came up with the same searching. She must have gotten remarried.
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Judie B Garner living in household of John and Mary Bishop. 

Judie B Garner

United States Census, 1900

Name Judie B Garner
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Precinct 5 (south part), Lamar, Texas, United States
Gender Female
Age 9
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Date Apr 1891
Birthplace Texas
Father's Birthplace South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace Tennessee

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

John L Bishop Head M 44 Missouri
Mary E Bishop Wife F 31 Tennessee
Mary E Bishop Daughter F 10 Arkansas
John M Bishop Son M 8 Arkansas
Eva M Bishop Daughter F 6 Texas
Josie L Bishop Daughter F 2 Texas
Judie B Garner Daughter F 9 Texas
Francis E Garner Son M 7 Texas

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3PH-C3S : accessed 29 May 2016), Judie B Garner in household of John L Bishop, Precinct 5 (south part), Lamar, Texas, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 116, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,652.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

Francis E Garner in the 1900 US Census above looks like Judie's younger brother. They may have been adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. 

Francis E Garner

United States Census, 1920

Name Francis E Garner
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Kemp, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States
Gender Male
Age 26
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Own or Rent Rent
Birth Year (Estimated) 1894
Birthplace Texas
Father's Birthplace United States
Mother's Birthplace United States
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 8

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

Francis E Garner Head M 26 Texas
Saloma Garner Wife F 25 Texas
Francis Garner Jr. Son M 6 Oklahoma
Delbert Garner Son M 4 Oklahoma
Leona Garner Daughter F 0 Oklahoma

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ9W-822 : accessed 29 May 2016), Francis E Garner, Kemp, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States; citing sheet 8A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,454.

 

Francis E Garner
Son
United States Census, 1900
birth:    March 1893    Texas
residence:    1900    Precinct 5 (south part), Lamar, Texas, United States    
father:    John L Bishop
mother:    Mary E Bishop
other:    Mary E Bishop, John M Bishop, Eva M Bishop, Josie L Bishop, Judie B Garner        

Francis E Garner
Head
United States Census, 1920
birth:    1894    Texas
residence:    1920    Kemp, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States    
spouse:    Saloma Garner
children:    Francis Garner Jr., Delbert Garner, Leona Garner        

Francis Elton Garner
Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
birth:    20 March 1893    Paris, Texas
death:    25 February 1976    San Benito, Cameron, Texas, United States    
father:    Benjamin Garner
mother:    Mary Steelman
Judie's dad Benjamin E.Garner died in 1899.

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