BOWMAN ANNEX

 

Margaret Maria (Bowman) Cool Pedigree

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Special thanks to George Edgar Drake for his enthusiastic support, encouragement, and diligent collection and preservation of most of the information, documents, and photos available in this annex.

 

 

Origin of the surname “Bowman:”

 

 

Generation

 

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5   (?) Bowman

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born French Canada.

 

2.  Wife: Susan (?)

 

Born French Canada.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Peter Bowman: (perhaps) Born about 1808.

 

1840 US Census: Peter Bowman (perhaps this one) was (perhaps) age 60 to 70 and heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included 1 male age 5 to 10; 1 male age 15 to 20; 1 male age 20 to 30; 1 male age 30 to 40; 1 male age 50 to 60; 1 female age 20 to 30; 1 female age 30 to 40; and 1 female age 50 to 60.

 

1860 US Census: Peter Bowman, age 52, was heading a household in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Catherine, age 49; daughter, Susan, age 26 and employed as a teacher; son, John, age 21; and daughter, Florence, age 14.

 

Peter Bowman married Catherine (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Susan Bowman: Born about 1834.  Employed as a teacher.

 

(2. John Bowman: Born about 1839.

 

(3. Florence Bowman: Born about 1846.

 

b. Elias Bowman: (perhaps) Born about 1814.

 

1860 US Census: Elias Bowman, age 46, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  That household also included his wife, Mary, age 42; daughter, Samantha, age 16; son, John, age 13; son, Cyrus, age 10; daughter, Emma, age 5; son, Elias, age 1 month; and Susan Bowman, age 59, relationship to Elias unknown.

 

1870 US Census: Elias, age 56 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Bowman (age 52); son, Cyrus Bowman (age 19); daughter, Emma Bowman (age 15); son, Amos Gardner (age 10); and Susan Bowman (age 69).  All were born in New York State.

 

1880 US Census: Elias, age 66 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife, Mary Bowman (age 65); son, John Bowman (age 32); and daughter, Emma Bowman (age 25).  All were born in New York State.

 

Elias Bowman married Mary (?) (b. abt 1824) and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Bowman: Born about 1843.  In 1860 was employed as a servant and residing next door to her parents.

 

(2. Samantha Bowman: Born about 1844.

 

(3. John Bowman: Born about 1847.

 

1900 US Census: John, age 50 (b. Sep 1849) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife of 12 years, Emma Bowman (age 35 – b. Nov 1864, had had 1 child, still alive); son, Cyrus Bowman (age 5 – b. Sep 1894); mother, Mary Bowman (age 81 – b. Oct 1818, widowed, had had 5 children, 3 still alive); and sister, Emma Bowman (age 45 – b. May 1855, single).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

(4. Cyrus Bowman: Born about 1850.

 

(5. Emma Bowman: Born about 1855.

 

(6. Elias Bowman, Jr.: Born about 1860.

 

c. Larry Bowman: (perhaps) Born February 1815.

 

1900 US Census: Larry Bowman, age 85 (b. Feb 1815), was heading a household in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York (near Evans Mills and LeRaysville).  He was widowed.  He and his parents were born in New York.

 

d. Peter Bowman, Jr.: (perhaps) Born about 1814.  Married Mary (?).

 

1880 US Census: Peter Bowman, age 66, b. NYS (as were his parents), and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary (age 51, b. NYS (as were her parents).

 

e. Julius Bowman: See generation 4, below.

 

4   Julius Bowman (photos) (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born August 1818 in French Canada; initially only spoke French.  Died 1902.  Immigrated to the United States at some point, where he was employed as a farmer.  After marriage (which probably occurred in Canada), moved to LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, where, about 1859, he purchased land about 1.5 miles from the Village of LeRaysville and constructed a log cabin near a spring-fed creek (that originated on Pine Plains and flowed to the Bowman property through a dense pine, oak, and hemlock forest) for easy access to water.  He eventually built the Bowman homestead facilities on that property about ¼ mile away from that cabin.  The land on which the original cabin was built was later used as a live stock pasture.  Julius Bowman was one of the original settlers of LeRay Township.

 

1860 US Census: Julius Bowman, age 43 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  His real estate was valued at $540, and his personal property was valued at $200.  The household also included his wife, Sophia, age 34; daughter, Julia, age 16; son, Julius, age 14; son, Lewis, age 12; son, Edgar, age 9; son, Francis (later called Frank), age 5; and daughter, Maria A., age 2.  Julius Sr. and Sophia were born in Canada; their children were born in New York.

 

Of interest, residing near-by Julius in LeRay Township was a household headed by Elias Bowman, age 46 (perhaps Julius’s brother).  That household also included his wife, Mary, age 42; daughter, Samantha, age 16; son, John, age 13; son, Cyrus, age 10; daughter, Emma, age 5; son, Elias, age 1 month; and Susan Bowman, age 59, relationship to Elias unknown.

  

1870 US Census: Julius/Jerris, age 52, b. Canada, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sophia H. Bowman (age 49, b. Canada); son, Lewis Bowman (age 22, b. NYS, employed as a farm hand); son, Frank Bowman (age 14, b. NYS); daughter, Nettie Bowman (age 12, b. NYS); daughter, Addie Bowman (age 10, b. NYS); and daughter, Adell Bowman (age 6, b. NYS).

 

1880 US Census: Julius, age 62 (b. Canada, as were his parents) and employed as a farmer, was heading a house hold in LeRay Township.  The house hold also included his son, Frank Bowman (age 25, employed as a farm laborer); Frank’s wife, Mariah Bowman (age 20 (b. NYS, as were her parents), keeping house); and Julius’s daughter, Addie Bowman (age 22, at home).

 

1900 US Census: Julius, age 82 (b. Aug 1818) was residing in the household of his son, Frank.  Julius was born in French Canada, as were his parents.

 

2. Wife: Sophia Hubbard

 

Born about 1826 in French Canada; spoke French.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Julia Bowman: Born about 1844 in New York.

 

b. Julius Bowman, Jr.: (photos) Born about 1846 in New York.  In 1930 resided at Phoenix, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Julius Bowman, age 25 and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Rodman Township, Jefferson County, New York.  That household also included his wife, Adelle, age 23; son, George, age 2; and daughter Stella, age 3 months.  All were born in New York.

 

Julius Bowman, Jr. married Adelle (?) (b. about 1847) and had the following children:

 

(1. George Bowman: Born about 1868.

 

(2. Stella Bowman: Born about 1870.

 

c. Lewis “Lew” Bowman: (photos) (more info) Born 23 January 1849 in New York.  Died 18 January 1930, age 81, from complications of old age at the home of his son, Perley E. Bowman; interred Fairview Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer in Champion Township (near West Carthage), Jefferson County, New York, retiring about 1926.  Then moved to reside with his son, Perley, in West Carthage, where he was employed in some capacity by Dr. G. D. Hewitt.  May also have owned and operated a store in Carthage.  Married Ella Mack (d. about 1890).

 

1880 US Census: Lewis, age 32 (b. NYS, parents b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella M. Bowman (age 20, b. NYS, parents birthplace unknown); sister-in-law, Anice Mack (age 18); James Stone (age 21 (b. NYS, parents b. Ireland), employed as a farm hand); and son, Perly Bowman (age 1).

 

Lewis Bowman married Ella Mack and had the following son:

 

(1. Perley E. Bowman: Born about 1879.  Resided at 22 ½ Jefferson Street, West Carthage, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

d. Edgar Bowman: Born about 1851 in New York.  Married Adell (?) (b. abt 1847 in Canada) in January 1870 and in 1930 resided at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Edgar, age 19 and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Adell Bowman (age 23, b. Canada).

 

e. Francis Frank H. Bowman: See generation 3, below.

 

f. Maria Antoinette Bowman “Nettie”: Born 1858 in New York.  Married Joseph K. Morris, Jr. (more info) (b. 26 Feb 1857 at Slocumville, LeRay Twp, d. 1938, age 81, from complications of heart disease; interred Calvary Cemetery), son of Joseph K. and Sarah (Bridgeman) Morris of Slocumville, on 9 October 1877 and resided initially at Evans Mills, then Carthage, followed by 800 Burchard Street and 210 North Pleasant Street, Watertown.  Initially employed as a carpenter and wall paper hanger; later partnered with his son, Floyd, in the roofing business.  In 1935 took up residence with his daughter, Maud.  Maria and Joseph had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Arthur J. Morris: Died 11 November 1903, age 22.

 

(2. Maud A. Morris: Married (?) Schell and in 1938 resided with her sister Mabel, at 502 Academy Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(3. Mabel S. Morris: Married Albert P. Folice and in 1938 resided with her sister, Maud, at 502 Academy Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(4. Earl A. Morris: Resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(5. Floyd C. Morris: Resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Was in the roofing business.

 

(6. Carlton M. Morris: Resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(7. Lyle W. Morris: Resided in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Joseph and Maria (Bowman) Morris also adopted the following daughter:

 

(8. Thelma M. (?) Morris: Married (?) Bancroft and resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

g. Addie Bowman: (photos) Born about 1860/58 in New York.

 

1940 US Census: Matt Wrape, age 71 (b. NYS), a widower and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Pleasant Street in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Matt had completed 4 years of high school.

 

Addie Bowman married Matt Wrape (photos) (pronounced "Rape") and resided at LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Addie and Matt (perhaps) had the following daughters:

 

(1. Ethel V. Wrape: (photos) Married (?) Smith and had the following children:

 

(a. Alice Smith.

 

(b. Daughter.

 

(c. Son.

 

(2. Agnes Wrape: (photos) Married, as his 1st wife, Leonard Mosher (photos) (see Mosher Annex) and resided at Sterlingville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

h. Adell Bowman: Born about 1864 in New York.

 

3   Francis Frank H. Bowman (photos) (more info)

 

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1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1855 in northern New York (perhaps on what became the original Bowman homestead farm near LeRaysville); one of the 1st generation born in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1927 from complications of cancer at the family farm outside LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Was a Catholic.  Employed as a retail butcher and also, apparently, as a farmer.  Moved with his parents to what became known as the Bowman homestead farm on Pleasant Street near LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.  About 1910 moved into the Village of LeRaysville.

 

1900 US Census: Frank Bowman, age 45 (b. Jul 1856 in NYS, parents b. French speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife of 20 years, Maria, age 49/40 (b. Aug 1859).  Maria had had 2 children, both of whom were still residing with their parents: Ernest, age 14 (b. May 1885); daughter, Martha/Mable, age 9 (b. Mar 1891).  The household also included Frank’s father, Julius, age 82 (b. Aug 1818, widower) and born in French Canada, as were his parents.

 

1910 US Census: Frank H. Bowman, age 54, and employed as a retail butcher (owned his own shop), was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Marie E., age 50 and married to Frank for 30 years (had had 2 children, both still alive; and daughter, Mable G. Bowman, age 19 and single.  Marie’s other child (presumably Ernest F. Bowman) was still alive, but resided elsewhere.

 

1920 US Census: Frank Bowman, age 64 (b. NYS, parents b. English speaking Canada), was heading a household on Mud Street Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Louisa C. Bowman (age 65, b. NYS, parents b. France).

 

2. Wife #1: Maria E. Felt (photos) (more info)

 

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a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 2 August 1859 at Felts Mills, Jefferson County, New York and raised there.  Died at home in the Village of LeRaysville, Jefferson County on Wednesday, 25 January 1911; interred near the front of the Felts Mills Cemetery, Rutland Township, Jefferson County.  Grew up in a large stone house at Felts Mills, where her parents were prominent residents, owning one of the paper mills on the Black River that runs through Felts Mills.  Was a Methodist.  Attended Felts Mills schools.  Married Francis “Frank” H. Bowman on 1 January 1880.  Was a member of the LeRaysville Methodist Church and the Great Bend, Jefferson County Grange.

 

According to Margaret Maria (Bowman) Cool: "Grandma Bowman was a lovely person.  My mother always said she had lots of friends and was a jolly person.  I am built like her, so my mother has told me, but she also told me 'If [you] would grow up to be as fine a person as my Grandmother, I would be very happy.' "

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Ernest Felt Bowman: See generation 2, below.

 

(2. Mabel G. Bowman: (photos) Born 14 March 1891 on the family farm on Pleasant Street Road near LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New  York.  In 1910 was age 19 and resided with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Jesse “Jack” Meister (photos), son of (?) and Mary (?) Meister of West Carthage/Denmark, New York, on 19 January 1918 and resided most of their married life on a farm near Deer River, New York.  Jack was employed as a farmer.  In retirement they bought a home in the village of Deer River.  Of interest, Jesse had the following siblings: Ernest Meister of Cortland, New York; Donald Meister of Oneida, New York; Ellwood Meister of West Carthage, New York; and Adrian Meister of West Carthage, New York.  Jesse and Mable (Bowman) Meister had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Ernest Meister: Born 20 December 1918 at Deer River, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1998.  In 1942 resided at Cortland, New.  In 1944 resided at Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Thelma Smith of Cortland, Cortland County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Patricia Meister: Born 1944.

 

(2) Jo Ann Meister: Born 1945.

 

(3) Janet Marie Meister: Born 1946.

 

(b. Donald Meister: (more info) Born 14 December 1919 at Deer River, Jefferson County, New York.  Died from complications of cancer, like his grandfather Bowman.  In 1942 resided at Oneida, New York.  Also that year graduated from the College of Agriculture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  Married Marcia Ruth Colby, daughter of J. Merton Colby of Spencerport, New York (who also had daughter, Virginia Colby), on 20 August 1944 at the residence of Marcia’s parents.  Marcia graduated 1944 from the College of Home Economics, Cornell University.

 

Donald worked initially after college for GLF.  Then he went partnered with his father-in-law at Spencerport, Monroe County, New York.  Then resided at Caledonia, Caledonia Township, Livingston, New York.  Later moved to Greene, Chenango County, New York, where Donald operated an insurance business at 46 Birdsall Street (phone: 607-656-8050).  Donald and Marcia had the following children:

 

(1) Marletta Jane Meister: Born 1946 at Oneida, Madison County, New York.  Married Ray (?).

 

(2) Carol Lucy Meister: Born 1948 at Caledonia, New York.  Married Bryce (?) and resided in Colorado.

 

(3) Donald Colby Meister "Colby": Born 1952.

 

(c. Lucy Gertrude Meister: Born 18 August 1921 at home in Deer River, Lewis County, New York.  Died Tuesday, 7 July 1942, age 20, from complications of a heart condition; interred Deer River Cemetery.  Graduated from Carthage High School in 1939 and completed dental hygienist training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 1 year before working for Dr. B. T. Hunt, DDS in Lowville, Lewis County, New York.

 

(d. Elwood James Meister: (more info) Born 1923 at home in Deer River, Lewis County, New York.  Died from complications of cancer, like his grandfather Bowman.  Graduated from Lowville Free Academy in June 1942 and was subsequently employed as a farmer on his father’s farm.  Married (1st) Mary Frances Bush of Croghan, Lewis County, New York on 13 February 1944.  Married (2nd) Esther Mae Campany, daughter of George H. Campany of Lowville, Lewis County, New York (engagement announced 23 Oct 1945).  Esther graduated from Lowville Free Academy in June 1942 and from the Watertown School of Commerce in June 1943.  Elwood and Esther had the following children:

 

(1) Cyanne Marie Meister: Born 1949.  Married Steve Storm.

 

(2) Stanley Eugene Meister: Born 1952.

 

(3) Byron Carlile Meister: Born 1954.

 

(e. Adrian Lewis Meister: Born 1924 at home in Deer River, Lewis County, New York.  Died from complications of cancer, like his grandfather Bowman. Veteran of World War II; served in the US Navy.  Graduated from Oswego State Teacher's College, Oswego, New York and was initially employed as an industrial arts teacher at Lafargeville, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Later was an industrial arts teacher at Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, New York.  Then was employed by the General Electric Company, Syracuse, Onondaga County.  Married Edna Mason of Oneida, Madison County, New York on 24 June 1950 and had the following children:

 

(1) Stephen Lewis Meister: Born 1952.

 

(2) Randy Stewart Meister: Born 1953.

 

(3) Douglas Adrian Meister: Born 1958.

 

(4) Marcine Meister: Born 1960.

 

 

Mable G. (Bowman) Meister may have married (2nd) Russell Cocagne.

 

3. Wife #2: Louisa C. (?)

 

Born about 1855 in New York State; parents born France.

 

2   Ernest Felt Bowman (photos) (more info) maps

 

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1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 30 September 1885 on the family farm on Pleasant Street Road near LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 29 July 1963, age 77, at home in Adams from complications of cancer (like his father); interred Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, Jefferson County, New York.  Grew up on the Bowman farm on Pleasant Street Road, about 1½ miles outside the Village of LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.  Learned to speak some French as a youngster so he could communicate with his grandparents.  After marriage spent about 1 year on the Frank Smith farm in that area, but on 1 December 1909 moved back to his parents’ farm where he engaged in, primarily, potato farming.  Was known locally as the “Potato King of Jefferson County,” having about 120 of his 500-acre farm (a composite of 5 separate farms he inherited or otherwise acquired over the years in partnership with his son-in-law, Donald Dow Cool) planted in potatoes; and he was recognized throughout the area and state for his leadership cin horticultural science.  In fact, in 1940, Earnest was presented the Master Farmer Award by New York State Governor Herbert Lehman during ceremonies at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  Ernest Bowman was a member of the American Farm Bureau federation and the Jefferson County Extension Association, serving as the latter organization’s President at one point.

 

When their farm was expropriated by the U.S. Government in late 1941, the Bowmans (and Cools) moved to Adams (south of Watertown) and purchased the 190-acre Clifton E. Schick farm on outer Park Street, where they continued to raise potatoes.  Because the soil in Adams was not as sandy as LeRaysville and, thus, not as good for potatoes, Ernest and Donald soon changed to dairy farming.  Ernest sold the farm to Donald Cool in 1954 and retired, spending winter months at Lakeland, Florida.

 

1910 US Census: Ernest F. Bowman, age 24, was heading a farming household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Laura, age 19, to whom he had been married 1 year.  They had no children at that time.  Both were born in New York.

 

1920 US Census: Ernest F. Bowman, age 34 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Mud Street Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Laura L. Bowman (age 28); and daughter, Margaret M. Bowman (age 6).

 

1930 US Census: Ernest Bowman, age 44, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Laura L. Bowman (age 38); and daughter, Margaret M. Bowman (age 16).

 

1940 US Census: Ernest Bowman, age 54 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Pleasant Street in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His farm was valued at $15,000.  The household also included his wife, Laura Bowman, age 48 (b. NYS), and mother-in-law, Carrie Loadwick, age 76 and widowed.

 

2. Wife: Laura Lovica Loadwick (photos) (more info)

 

Born 14 June 1891 in Watertown Township, Jefferson County, New York, daughter of Fred C. and Carrie E. (Fowler) Loadwick of LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 13 February 1976 while residing at 3030 Heatherway, Lakeland, Florida; interred Adams Rural Cemetery.  Married Earnest Felt Bowman on 6 January 1909 at her parents’ residence on Pleasant Street Road (about 1 mi. from the "Frank" Bowman residence) near LeRaysville, Jefferson County, New York.

 

3. Daughter:

 

a. Margaret Maria Bowman: See generation 1, below.

 

Of interest, Ernest and Laura Bowman also played an important role in raising Shinorig Grace” ”Gracie Krikorian (photos) (d. 14 Dec 2012), daughter of Armenian immigrants Karnig (d. Jun 1929) and Osannah (?) Krikorian of the heart of New York City, who in 1930, with the support of the Herald Tribune Fresh Air Fund, began spending summers as a “Fresh Air” child on the Bowman’s farm as a 6-year old girl and, over the ensuing years, virtually became a second daughter to them, as well as aunt to Margaret’s children.  For example, it was Grace and her older brother, Antranig ‘Anthony,’ who hosted the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Donald and Margaret (Bowman) Cool.

 

1   Margaret Molly Maria Bowman:

(middle name pronounced "Mariah")

 

Born 3 September 1913 on the family farm on Pleasant Street Road near LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 19 February 2004.  Married Donald Dow Cool, descendant # 2 of generation 12 of the Descendants of Louisa Mehitabel (Drake) Cool on 1 January 1932.

 

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Other, still unidentified Bowmans:

 

1. Simon Bowman: Born August 1844.  Employed as a farmer in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Simeon, age 35 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Bowman (age 31); son, Emmit Bowman (age 13); daughter, Anna Bowman (age 10); and son, George Bowman (age 1).  All were born in New York State.

 

1900 US Census: Simon, age 55 (b. Aug 1844) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township.  The household also included his wife of 34 years, Ellen Bowman (age 52 – b. Oct 1847, had had 5 children, all still alive); daughter, Emma Bowman (age 30 – b. Nov 1869, single); son, George Bowman (age 21 – b. Dec 1878, single); son, Charles Bowman (age 16 – b. Jun 1883, single); and son, Arthur Bowman (age 10 – b. Mar 1890).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

1910 US Census: Of interest, a Hiram P. Bowman (apparently), age 65, was heading a household on Military Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 43 years, Mary D. Bowman (age 62, had had 5 children, all still alive); daughter, Anna E. Bowman (age 40, single); son, George S. Bowman (age 31, single); and son, Arthur Bowman (age 20, single).  Looks a lot like this Simon Bowman family.

 

Simon Bowman married Mary Ellen Timmerman “Ellen” (b. Oct 1847) and had the following children:

 

a. Emmett R. Bowman: Born about 1868.  Initially employed as a farmer on Military Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  By 1920 was employed as a retail stone dealer and residing on Willow Avenue in the Village of Evans Mills, LeRay Township.

     

1880 US Census: Age 13 and resided with his parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Not found.

 

1910 US Census: Emmitt R. Bowman, age 42 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Military Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Edith Bowman (age 42, had had 2 children, both still alive); son, Leslie E. Bowman (age 7); and daughter, Mildred B. Bowman (age 6).

 

1920 US Census: Emmet Bowman, age 53 and employed as a retail stone dealer, was heading a household on Willow Avenue in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Edith Bowman (age 51); son, Leslie Bowman (age 17, single); and daughter, Mildred Bowman (age 15).

 

1930 US Census: Emmet Bowman, age 62 and married, was heading a household on Willow Street in the Village of Evans Mills, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his daughter, Mildred Bowman (age 25 and married).

 

Emmett R. Bowman married Edith (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Leslie E. Bowman: Born about 1903.

 

1930 US Census: Leslie E., age 27 (1st married age 23), was heading a household at 10 S. Jefferson Street in the Village of West Carthage, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ruth M. Bowman (age 29, 1st married age 25); son, Wayne E. Bowman (age 3); and son, Roswell C. Bowman (age 1 month).

 

Leslie E. Bowman married Ruth M. (?) about 1926 and had the following children:

 

(a. Wayne E. Bowman: Born about 1927.

 

(b. Roswell C. Bowman: Born about 1930.

 

(2. Mildred B. Bowman: Born about 1904.

 

b. Anna/Emma Bowman: Born November 1869.

 

1880 US Census: Anna, age 10, was residing with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Emma, age 30 was residing with her parents in LeRay Township.

 

1920 US Census: Anna, age 51 and single, was living in the household of her brother, Arthur Bowman, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

c. George S. Bowman: Born December 1878.  Married Eugenie (?).

 

1880 US Census: Age 1 and residing with his parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Age 21, single, and residing with his parents in LeRay Township.

 

1920 US Census: George, age 41 and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Military Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eugene Bowman (age 35); daughter, Elner Bowman (age 2 years and 8 months); step son, Walter Baun (age 16); and step son Richard Baun (age 13).

 

1930 US Census: George, age 50 (1st m. age 35) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eugenie (age 44, 1st m. age 16); and daughter, Ellen Bowman (age 12).

 

1940 US Census: George S. Bowman, age 61 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on the Theresa to Watertown Road, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 2 years of college.  The household also included his wife, Eugenie S. Bowman, age 56, who had completed 8th grade.  Resided next door to Arthur Bowman and his wife, Emma.

 

d. Charles Bowman: Born June 1883.

 

e. Arthur Bowman: (more info) Born March 1890.  Attended LeRay Township rural schools.  Employed as a farmer on the Bowman homestead farm.  Retired 1956.  Married Emma Poth, daughter of Conrad and Rosina (Vogt) Poth of Theresa Township, on 22 February 1911 in the Concordia Lutheran Church, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Had the following daughter:

 

1920 US Census: Arthur Bowman, age 29 and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Military Road next door to his brother, George, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma Bowman (age 29); mother, Mary E. Bowman (age 72, widowed); and sister, Anna Bowman (age 51, single).

 

1930 US Census: Arthur Bowman, age 40 (1st m. age 21) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma Bowman (age 40, 1st m. age 21); daughter, Lois Bowman (age 8); mother, Mary Bowman (age 82, 1st m. age 20); and sister, Anna Bowman (age 60, single).

 

1940 US Census: Arthur Bowman, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on the Theresa to Watertown Road, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Emma Bowman, who had completed 8th grade.  Resided next door to George S. Bowman and his wife, Eugenie S. Bowman.

 

(1. Lois Bowman: Married Elmer Ward and resided at Balmat.  Had the following son:

 

(a. Jack Ward: Attended St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland.

 

2. E. J. Bowman: Born about 1838.  Father born Germany, so probably not a close relative of Margaret (Bowman) Cool.

 

1880 US Census: E. J. Bowman, age 42, b. NYS, father b. Germany, mother b. Ireland, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Bowman (age 42, b. NYS, parents b. Ireland); and son, J. E. Bowman (age 22, single, b. NYS).

 

a. Joseph E. Bowman: Born about 1859.  Married Adel M. Bowman (b. abt 1858).

 

1920 US Census: Joseph E. Bowman, age 61 (b. NYS, as were his parents) and employed in a carpenter shop, was heading a household on Maple Street in Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Adll M. Bowman (age 62, b. NYS, father b. France, mother b. NYS)

 

3. Clifford J. Bowman: Born about 1892.

 

1930 US Census: Clifford J. Bowman, age 38 (married 1st age 22), was heading a household in the Village of Dexter, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Barbara M. Bowman (age 38, married 1st age 22); daughter, Barbara F. Bowman (age 14); son, Richard W. Bowman (age 13); son, Kermit J. Bowman (age 9); daughter, Marjorie B. Bowman (age 6); and son, Harold F. Bowman (age 3 years and 7 months).

 

Clifford J. Bowman married Arabella/Barbara M. (?) (b. abt 1892) about 1908 and had the following children:

 

a. Barbara F. Bowman: Born about 1916.

 

b. Richard W. Bowman: Born about 1917.

 

c. Kermit J. Bowman: Born about 1921.

 

d. Marjorie B. Bowman: Born about 1924.

 

e. Harold F. Bowman: (photos) (more info) Born about 1926.  Employed as a farmer and as a rural mail carrier.  Graduated from Dexter High School.  Married L. Betty Eveleigh, daughter of Dyer and Nellie (?) Eveleigh, on 18 September 1948 at the Sulphur Springs Methodist Church in Jefferson County and resided at 23245 North Shore Road, Pillar Point, Jefferson County, New York.  Harold and Betty had the following children:

 

(1. Richard Bowman: Died before 1998.

 

(2. Donald M. Bowman: Resided in New York.

 

(3. John F. Bowman: Resided in Texas.

 

4. Braton H. Bowman: Born about 1868. (perhaps son of Hiram P. Bowman)

 

1900 US Census: Braton H., age 32 (b. Feb 1868) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Eva B. Bowman (age 33 – b. Jul 1866, had had 5 children, 5 still alive); son, Guy E. Bowman (age 14 – b. Dec 1885, single); son, Ray J. Bowman (age 9 – b. Feb 1891); son, Clarence J. Bowman (age 7 –b. Oct 1892); son, Douglas G. Bowman (age 5 – b. Jul 1894); and son, Loson (sp) E. Bowman (age 1 – b. Oct 1898).  All, and their parents, were born in New York State.

 

Braton and Eva B. (?) Bowman (b. Jul 1866) had the following children:

 

a. Guy E. Bowman: Born December 1885.

 

b. Ray J. Bowman: Born February 1891.

 

c. Clarence J. Bowman: Born October 1892.

 

1930 US Census: Clarence Bowman, age 37 (married 1st age 27) and employed as an iron miller in a foundry, was heading a household at 519 Center Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lena Bowman (age 47, 1st m. age 18).

 

d. Douglas G. Bowman: Born July 1894.

 

e. Loson (sp) E. Bowman: Born October 1898.

 

5. Hiram P. Bowman: Born about 1845. (looks a lot like Simon family, above)

 

1910 US Census: Hiram P. Bowman, age 65, was heading a household on Military Road in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 43 years, Mary D. Bowman (age 62, had had 5 children, all still alive); daughter, Anna E. Bowman (age 40, single); son, George S. Bowman (age 31, single); and son, Arthur Bowman (age 20, single).

 

Hiram P. Bowman married Mary D. (?) about 1867 and had the following children:

 

a. Anna E. Bowman: Born about 1870.

 

b. George S. Bowman: Born about 1879.

 

c. Arthur Bowman: Born about 1890.

 

6. Frank Bowman: Born about 1898 in English speaking Canada; perhaps the brother of Mahlon Bowman, with whom he shared a dwelling on Depot Street in the Village of Antwerp, Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Frank Bowman, age 32 (b. English speaking Canada, father also, mother b. NYS; 1st married age 27) was heading a household on Depot Street in the Village of Antwerp, Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Maude Bowman (age 37, 1st married age 33, b. NYS, as were her parents).  It appears Mahlon Bowman, age 23, and his wife, Hilda Bowman (age 18), both b. English speaking Canada, as were their parents, was heading a household in the same dwelling as Frank Bowman on Depot Street in the Village of Antwerp.

 

Frank Bowman married Maude (?) (b. abt 1893 in NYS) and, perhaps had the following son:

 

7. Mahlon Bowman: Born about 1907; perhaps the brother of Frank Bowman, who shared a dwelling with him on Depot Street in the Village of Antwerp, Antwerp Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Hilda (?) (b. 1912).

 

 

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