Descendants of John Clement Bowmer

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Our goal is to research the pioneers that came into the Walla Walla Valley Area, as a starter for those doing their family genealogy; we are not related.

Head Researcher: Sarah Olsen,

Researcher: Linda Kracke

October 15, 2007   

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN CLEMENT2 BOWMER (WILLIAM1) was born 18 Nov 1817 in Bourbon, Kentucky. He married (1) ELIZABETH ANN PATTERSON 25 Jan 1838 in Grant, Wisconsin, daughter of HUGH PATTERSON and CHARLOTTE GILMORE. She was born 13 Apr 1819 in New York, and died 29 Dec 1850 in Grant, Wisconsin. He married (2) LENITY LAVINA HAYES 05 Mar 1855 in Cooks Bar,Amador,California, daughter of ALSON HAYES and SUSANNAH WOODWARD. She was born 29 May 1827 in Greene,Erie,Pennsylvania, and died 30 Oct 1860 in Amador, California. He married (3) MARINDA EDWARDS 22 Nov 1870 in El Dorado, California.

Notes for JOHN CLEMENT BOWMER:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shastaca/1885modoc.html

Modoc County, CA

1885 Directory

ALTURAS

Bowmer, John C.- attorney at law

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http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/DOCS/museums/reno/russell/b.htm

Nevada Historical Society

Bowmer, J. C. Legislator 6

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http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Results.asp?QryId=29994.56

Names Patentee: JOHN C BOWMER

Survey

State: CALIFORNIA

Acres: 160

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 9/13/1872

Land Office: Assigned For Automation

Cancelled: No

U.S. Reservations: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

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Names Patentee: JOHN C BOWMER

Survey

State: CALIFORNIA

Acres: 160.25

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 8/5/1869

Land Office: Assigned For Automation

Cancelled: No

U.S. Reservations: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

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For Additional information contact: Linda Bowmer Hansen, hansen8@burgoyne.com

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1850 Census WI Grant Easter District Pg 127

Line 38

591 597 John C Bowmer 32 M Farmer KKY

Betsy A Bowmer 34 F NY

Martha Bowmer 11 F WI

Thaddus S Bowmer 9 M WI

John Bowmer 7 M WI

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1850 Census CA El Dorado Placerville and Vicinity Pg 279

Line 20

13 John C Bowmer 31 M Miner KY

William Bowmer 57 M Miner ?

William Bowmer Jr 25 M Miner MO

George Patterson 21 M Miner NY

Weston Dingley 21 M Miner NY

James Shepfield 21 M Miner OH

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1860 Census CA Amador Township 2 Pg 276

Line 27

153 145 John Bowmer 42 M Carpenter KY

Lavina Bowmer 33 F PA

Harrie Bowmer 2 M CA

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1870 Census CA Siskiyou Surprise Valley Pg 641

Line 35

114 114 Bowmer J. C. 51 MW Justice of the Peace KY

Clatty John 30 MW Constable OH

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1880 Census CA Modoc Hot Spring ED 68 Pg 22A

line 1

17 18 Bowmer J. C . WM 62 Lawyer KY TN VA

More About JOHN CLEMENT BOWMER:

Census 1: 1850, CA El Dorado Placerville and Vicinity Pg 279

Census 2: 1850, WI Grant Easter District Pg 127

Census 3: 1860, CA Amador Township 2 Pg 276

Census 4: 1870, CA Siskiyou Surprise Valley Pg 641

Census 5: 1880, CA Modoc Hot Spring ED 68 Pg 22A

Emigration: 1849, WI by Horse Team 31 years old

Occupation 1: 1892, Lawyer

Occupation 2: 1880, Lawyer

Picnic: 1892, Weston, Umatilla, OR

Residence: 1892, Weston, Umatilla, OR

More About ELIZABETH ANN PATTERSON:

Burial: Jamestown Cem.,Grant Co.,Wisconsin

Census: 1850, WI Grant Easter District Pg 127(See Husband)

More About JOHN BOWMER and ELIZABETH PATTERSON:

Marriage: 25 Jan 1838, Grant, Wisconsin

More About LENITY LAVINA HAYES:

Census: 1860, CA Amador Township 2 Pg 276(See Husband)

More About JOHN BOWMER and LENITY HAYES:

Marriage: 05 Mar 1855, Cooks Bar,Amador,California

More About JOHN BOWMER and MARINDA EDWARDS:

Marriage: 22 Nov 1870, El Dorado, California

Children of JOHN BOWMER and ELIZABETH PATTERSON are:

2. i. MARTHA ESTELLA3 BOWMER, b. Dec 1839, Grant, Wisconsin; d. 19 Jul 1927, Colfax City, Whitman, Washington.

ii. THADDIUS S. BOWMER, b. 20 Sep 1840, Grant, Wisconsin; d. 20 Jul 1850, Grant, Wisconsin.

More About THADDIUS S. BOWMER:

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery, Grant County, Wisconsin

Census: 1850, WI Grant Easter District Pg 127(See Father)

iii. JOHN C BOWMER, b. Abt. 1843, Grant, Wisconsin; d. Abt. 1893, Seattle, King, Washington.

More About JOHN C BOWMER:

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington1

Census: 1850, WI Grant Easter District Pg 127(See Father)

Child of JOHN BOWMER and LENITY HAYES is:

3. iv. HARRIE LIVINGSTON3 BOWMER, b. 04 Mar 1858, Ione, Amador, California; d. 13 Oct 1944, Arlington, Washington.

 

Generation No. 2

2. MARTHA ESTELLA3 BOWMER (JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born Dec 1839 in Grant, Wisconsin, and died 19 Jul 1927 in Colfax City, Whitman, Washington. She married SIDNEY S BENTON Abt. 1863 in California, son of ADDISON BENTON and EUNICE DEAN. He was born May 1838 in Jo Daviess, Illinois, and died Aft. 1900 in Colfax City, Whitman, Washington.

Notes for MARTHA ESTELLA BOWMER:

1910 Census WA Whitman Colfax Ward 1 ED 268 Pg 14A

Line 7

266 265 Benton Mattie E Head FW 72 Wd WI KY NY own Income

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1920 Census WA Whitman Colfax ED 176 Pg 2A

Line 26

1114 14 24 Benton Mattie E Head FW 81 Wd WI KY NY

More About MARTHA ESTELLA BOWMER:

Burial: Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington2

Census 1: 1850, WI Grant Easter District Pg 127(See Father)

Census 2: 1880, WA Whitman Colfax City ED 55 Pg 322D(See Husband)

Census 3: 1900, WA Whitman Colfax ED 95 Pg 4A(See Husband)

Census 4: 1910, WA Whitman Colfax Ward 1 ED 268 Pg 14A

Census 5: 1920, WA Whitman Colfax ED 176 Pg 2A

Notes for SIDNEY S BENTON:

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/or/county/union1/wallawalla/wwbiosb.htm

Gilbert's Historic Sketches

Biographical Supplements

1882

Page 7

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SIDNEY S. BENTON. - This pioneer of Illinois, California and Washington is one of those facile, multiplex characters that give to our Western life its buoyancy. He was born in the first-named State in 1838, while Chicago was yet in her swamps, and his father was at that city in 1831, when it was a mere Indian trading post, and also at Galena, the home of the Grants, in1832. His father came out to California with ox-teams amid Indians, and over the usual sage-brush plains, and the iron-stone rocks in 1849. He mined on Feather river in Yuba county, and in 1852 went to Siskiyou county, where he followed mining and merchandising. Sidney arrived in 1856 via Panama at Yreka, and mined near that city and in Scott's valley until 1861. In that year he went to Nevada, working on the Comstock; for six years he was underground foreman of the Savage mine, making money and losing it.

In Siskiyou county and Surprise valley, and at Dixon in Solano county, California, he engaged again in business. At the latter place, in1863, he met an old acquaintance from Wisconsin, Miss Mattie E. Bowmer. She and her brother had come the year before from the East in the company which had been attacked on the Upper Snake river by Indians, who killed twenty-eight of the party. Some fifteen years after his marriage to this lady, Mr. Benton came to Walla Walla with his wife, where he began stock-raising. He has prospered greatly, picking up interests at various points throughout the territory. At Farmington he, with a partner, owns twenty-two acres of land, which have been plotted and added to the town. It forms an addition which has been named Grover, after ex-President Cleveland, and lies on the Idaho side of the territorial boundary, which runs next the city. Farmington, being the first agricultural region reached from the mines, is sure to prosper. At Medical Lake Mr. Benton owns a portion of the townsite, and also has city property in Tacoma. His first venture in the Coeur d'Alene mines ended in a disastrous

snow blockade at the place where Wardner now stands, but he now has valuable claims at Carbonate Center. He is anchored to real estate at Colfax also.

Mr. Benton's life on this coast has been peaceful with the exception of a campaign and skirmish during the Modoc war while he was deputy assessor. He is living now at Colfax with his wife and son, advancing the interests of the city and state to the best of his somewhat rare ability.

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http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/cpl_atoc.htm

California Pioneer List

BENTON, Sidney S. BOWMAN, Mattie 1838 1856? Yereka 47 Smoore

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1880 Census WA Whitman Colfax City ED 55 Pg 322D

Line 1

82 84 Benton Sidney WM 42 Saloon IL OH OH

---------, Martha E WF 41 Wife Keeps House WI KY NY

---------, Thomas H WM 9 Son Attends School CA IL WI

Bemis George WM Boarder Clerk Saloon CA OH OH

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1900 Census WA Whitman Colfax ED 95 Pg 4A

Line 47

72 73 Benton Thomas Head WM Apr 1871 29 M 0 CA IL WI Saloon Keeper

----------, Elfie M Wife WF Dec 1879 20 0 (no Children) CA MO KY

----------, Sidney Father WM May 1838 62 M 37 IL OH OH Saloon Keeper

----------, Mattie E Mother WF Dec 1838 61 M 37 (4 Children 1 Alive) WI KY NY

More About SIDNEY S BENTON:

Census 1: 1880, WA Whitman Colfax City ED 55 Pg 322D

Census 2: 1900, WA Whitman Colfax ED 95 Pg 4A

More About SIDNEY BENTON and MARTHA BOWMER:

Marriage: Abt. 1863, California

Children of MARTHA BOWMER and SIDNEY BENTON are:

i. VIOLET4 BENTON, b. Abt. 1866, Nevada; d. Abt. 1876, Dixon, Solano, California.

ii. GRACE BENTON, b. Abt. 1869, California; d. Abt. 1876, Dixon, Solano, California.

4. iii. THOMAS H BENTON, b. 14 Apr 1871, Lake City, Modoc, California; d. 19 Mar 1941, Colfax City, Whitman, Washington.

 

3. HARRIE LIVINGSTON3 BOWMER (JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born 04 Mar 1858 in Ione, Amador, California, and died 13 Oct 1944 in Arlington, Washington. He married MINNIE M MANS Nov 1879 in Reno, Nevada. She was born Jun 1863 in Reno, Nevada, and died 22 Jul 1929 in Everett, Washington.

Notes for HARRIE LIVINGSTON BOWMER:

http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.bowmer/21/mb.ashx

Illustrated History of Oregon

Harry L. Bowmer one of Umatilla County most enterprising and popular newspaper men was born in Amador, California March 4, 1858. His father Judge J.C. Bowmer was born in Kentucky, studied law and was admitted to the bar at age 21. In 1849 he went to California where he was married to Miss Lorena Hayes, a niece of ex-President Hayes. Mrs. Bowmer died in 1860 leaving one child the subject of this sketch who was then only 2 years old. Four years after the death of his wife, Judge Bowmer moved to Nevada and our subject attended the common schools of Nevada, afterwhich he learned the printer trade which he has followed successfully for many years graduating from the case and rising step by step until he has been chosen at different times to fill the editorial chair in leading papers of the coast. In 1881, he went to Colifax, Washngton where he purchased a paper called the Colifax V dette started by Hon. E.N. Sweet and J.W. Doolittle. He remained on that paper for two years then sold out and was given the management of the Walla-Walla Statesman, which he held for three years and then bought the Pomeroy Times. This paper he also disposed of after managing it for some time and accepted a position on the Oregonian at Portland where he continued 17 months and then went back to Walla-Walla and accepted the editorial chair of the Statesman, continued there until he bought the Milton Eagle.

In the fall of 1890, he was induced by the Republicans of Umatilla County to go to Pendleton and take charge of the Pendleton Tribune and conduct it through the fall campaign of 1890. As soon as the campaign was over, he bought the Weston Leader took charge of it and has built it up until it is second to no other paper in the county.

Our subject was married November 1879 to Miss Minne M. Mann of Reno, Nevada who has borne him two children namely Charles, a bright little fellow of 12, and Lorena a charming little maiden of 5. Mr. Bowmer is a member of K of P and is treasurer of the Lodge. As is needless to say, our subject is a strong Republican in politics and is a man respected for his intellectuality and many sterling traits of character.

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Names Patentee: HARRIE L BOWMER

Survey

State: CALIFORNIA

Acres: 40

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 3/21/1881

Land Office: Assigned For Automation

Cancelled: No

U.S. Reservations: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 1379

Accession/Serial Nr.: CACAAA 061555

BLM Serial Nr.: CACAAA 061555

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1870 Census NV Washoe Washoe City Pg 493

Line 26

14 14 Shoemaker J S 44 MW Co Clerk PA

-----------, Susepta 33 FW Keepihng House PA

-----------, Jane G 3 FW NV

-----------, Susan 7/12 FW NV

Bowmer H 12 MW At School CA

Boyd D B 35 MW Dept Sheriff PA

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1880 Census NV Washoe Reno ED 51 Pg 273B

line 44

177 183 Mans James WM 59 Miner KY Ireland Ireland

--------, Mary E WF 57 Wife Lodging House Ireland Ireland Ireland

--------, Chas W WM 30 Son Fisherman Off Cape Horn KY Ireland

--------, Lillie WF 13 Daughter Attending School NV KY Ireland

Bowmer M. M. WF 16 Daughter Boarder NV KY Ireland

--------, Harry L WM 22 Son-in-law Printer CA KY IL

Jeffries Annis WF 27 Roomer None AR TN AR

--------, Linda WF 4/12 Boarder NV OH AR

Somers M. J. WM 31 Lodger Shoemaker Canada Ireland Canada

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1885 Walla Walla County Census Record (Page Number 62, Line Number 19)

Bowmer H L 27 Male W Married CA

--------, Mary 21 Female W Married NV

--------, Charles 4 M W Single NV

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1900 Census WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A

line 48

422 422 H. L. Bowmer Head WM Mar 1858 42 M 21 CA KY OH Printer & Publisher

---------, Minnie Wife WF June 1863 36 M 21 (4 Children 4 Alive) NV KY Ireland

---------, Charles SonWM Aug 1880 19 S NV CA NV Printer

---------, Lorena Daughter WF Aug 1887 12 S WA CA NV At School

---------, Harrie Son WM Sept 1892 7 S OR CA NV

---------, John Son WM Sept 1898 1 S WA CA NV

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1920 Census WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A

line 10

2 2 Bowmer Chas E Head MW 39 M NV CA NV Printer Newspaper

---------, Flora Wife FW 39 M WI WI WI

---------, Angus Son MW 15 S WA NV WI

---------, H. L. Father MW 61 M CA KY KY Editor Own Newspaper

---------, Minnie Mother FW 56 M NV KY Ireland Printer Newspaper

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1930 Census WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A

Line 42

12 13 Bowmer Harry L Head MW 72 Wd 21 CA KY IL Printer Newspaper

---------, Charles Son MW 49 M 22 NV CA NV Printer Newspaper

---------, Flora Wife FW 49 M 22 OR US US

---------, Jack Nephew MW 5 11/12 S WA WA US

 

More About HARRIE LIVINGSTON BOWMER:

Census 1: 1860, CA Amador Township 2 Pg 276(See Father)

Census 2: 1870, NV Washoe Washoe City Pg 493

Census 3: 1880, NV Washoe Reno ED 51 Pg 273B

Census 4: 1885, Walla Walla County Census Record (Page Number 62)

Census 5: 1900, WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A

Census 6: 1920, WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A

Census 7: 1930, WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A

Emigration: 1879, CA by Steamer 21 yrs old

Occupation 1: 1880, Printer

Occupation 2: 1892, Journalist

Picnic: 1892, Weston, Umatilla, OR

Residence: 1892, Weston, Umatilla, OR

More About MINNIE M MANS:

Census 1: 1880, NV Washoe Reno ED 51 Pg 273B(See Husband)

Census 2: 1885, Walla Walla County Census Record (Page Number 62)

Census 3: 1900, WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A(See Father)

Census 4: 1920, WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A(See Husband)

More About HARRIE BOWMER and MINNIE MANS:

Marriage: Nov 1879, Reno, Nevada

Children of HARRIE BOWMER and MINNIE MANS are:

5. i. CHARLES C4 BOWMER, b. 19 Aug 1880, Nevada; d. Feb 1967, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

6. ii. LORENA BOWMER, b. Aug 1887, Washington.

7. iii. HARRIE JAMES BOWMER, b. 28 Dec 1892, Oregon; d. 27 Oct 1972, Vancouver, Clark, Washington.

8. iv. JOHN L BOWMER, b. Sep 1898, Washington; d. 29 Nov 1927, Seattle, King, Washington.

 

Generation No. 3

4. THOMAS H4 BENTON (MARTHA ESTELLA3 BOWMER, JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born 14 Apr 1871 in Lake City, Modoc, California, and died 19 Mar 1941 in Colfax City, Whitman, Washington3. He married ELFIE MAUD MALTHUS 30 Jan 1900 in Colfax, Whitman, Washington. She was born 02 Dec 1880 in Gilroy, California, and died 15 May 1935 in Washington.

Notes for THOMAS H BENTON:

1900 Census WA Whitman Colfax ED 95 Pg 4A

Line 47

72 73 Benton Thomas Head WM Apr 1871 29 M 0 CA IL WI Saloon Keeper

----------, Elfie M Wife WF Dec 1879 20 0 (no Children) CA MO KY

----------, Sidney Father WM May 1838 62 M 37 IL OH OH Saloon Keeper

----------, Mattie E Mother WF Dec 1838 61 M 37 (4 Children 1 Alive) WI KY NY

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1910 Census WA Chelan Chelan ED 29 Pg 3A

Line 39

23 23 Benton T.H. Head MW 39 M 10 CA -- -- Farmer Farm

---------, E. M. Wife FW 29 M 10 (2 Children 2 Alive) CA Scotland KY Housewife Housekeeping

---------, Sidney S Son MW 5 S WA CA CA

---------, Kenneth SonMW 3 WA CA CA

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1920 Census WA Chelan Boyd ED 2 Pg 1A

line 28

Fm 5 6 Benton Thomas Head MW 48 M CA IL WI Farmer Stock Farm

---------, Elfie Wife FW 39 M CA US KY

---------, Sidney Son MW 15 S WA CA CA

---------, Kenneth Son MW 13 S WA CA CA

More About THOMAS H BENTON:

Burial: Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington4

Census 1: 1880, WA Whitman Colfax City ED 55 Pg 322D(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, WA Whitman Colfax ED 95 Pg 4A

Census 3: 1910, WA Chelan Chelan ED 29 Pg 3A

Census 4: 1920, WA Chelan Boyd ED 2 Pg 1A

More About ELFIE MAUD MALTHUS:

Burial: Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington5

Census 1: 1900, WA Whitman Colfax ED 95 Pg 4A(See Husband)

Census 2: 1910, WA Chelan Chelan ED 29 Pg 3A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1920, WA Chelan Boyd ED 2 Pg 1A(See Husband)

More About THOMAS BENTON and ELFIE MALTHUS:

Marriage: 30 Jan 1900, Colfax, Whitman, Washington

Children of THOMAS BENTON and ELFIE MALTHUS are:

i. SIDNEY S5 BENTON, b. 03 Aug 1904, Washington; d. 18 Jun 1978, Morton, Lewis, Washington6,7; m. VELMA I FORREST; b. Abt. 1912, Washington.

Notes for SIDNEY S BENTON:

1930 Census WA Lewis Morton ED 64 Pg 4B

Line 80

98 98 Forrest John H Head MW 39 M 20 WA PA OR Laborer Logging Camp Team Work

--------, Iva M Wife FW 38 M 18 ID TX KY

Benton Velma I Daughter FW 18 M 18 WA WA ID

Forrest Orval K Son MW 14 S ID WA ID

--------, Melvin A Son MW 12 S WA WA ID

--------, John R Son MW 4 S WA WA ID

--------, Gladys Daughter FW 6/12 S WA WA ID

Benton Sidney S Son-in-law MW 25 M 24 WA WA CA Laborer Saw Mill

More About SIDNEY S BENTON:

Census 1: 1910, WA Chelan Chelan ED 29 Pg 3A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Chelan Boyd ED 2 Pg 1A(See Father)

Census 3: 1930, WA Lewis Morton ED 64 Pg 4B

More About VELMA I FORREST:

Census: 1930, WA Lewis Morton ED 64 Pg 4B(See Husband)

ii. KENNETH BENTON, b. 31 Oct 1906, Washington; d. 16 Aug 1980, Oroville, Okanogan, Washington8,9; m. M VELVA ?; b. 14 Apr 1909; d. 18 Feb 1998, Oroville, Okanogan, WA10.

More About KENNETH BENTON:

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington11

Census 1: 1910, WA Chelan Chelan ED 29 Pg 3A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Chelan Boyd ED 2 Pg 1A(See Father)

More About M VELVA ?:

Burial: 21 Feb 1998, Riverview Cemetery, Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington12

 

5. CHARLES C4 BOWMER (HARRIE LIVINGSTON3, JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born 19 Aug 1880 in Nevada, and died Feb 1967 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon13. He married FLORENCE ? Abt. 1903. She was born Abt. 1881 in Wisconsin, and died 05 Jun 1958 in Portland, Oregon.

Notes for CHARLES C BOWMER:

1910 Census WA Skagit Mt Vernon ED 265 pg 6B

Line 70

136 157 Bowmer Charles C Head MW 29 M1 7 NV CA NV Printer Newspaper

---------, Flora Wife FW 29 M1 7 (1 Child 1 Alive) WI WI WI

---------, Angus L Son MW 5 S WA NV WI

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1920 Census WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A

line 10

2 2 Bowmer Chas E Head MW 39 M NV CA NV Printer Newspaper

---------, Flora Wife FW 39 M WI WI WI

---------, Angus Son MW 15 S WA NV WI

---------, H. L. Father MW 61 M CA KY KY Editor Own Newspaper

---------, Minnie Mother FW 56 M NV KY Ireland Printer Newspaper

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1930 Census WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A

Line 42

12 13 Bowmer Harry L Head MW 72 Wd 21 CA KY IL Printer Newspaper

---------, Charles Son MW 49 M 22 NV CA NV Printer Newspaper

---------, Flora Wife FW 49 M 22 OR US US

---------, Jack Nephew MW 5 11/12 S WA WA US

 

More About CHARLES C BOWMER:

Census 1: 1885, Walla Walla County Census Record (Page Number 62)

Census 2: 1900, WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A(See Father)

Census 3: 1910, WA Skagit Mt Vernon ED 265 pg 6B

Census 4: 1920, WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A

Census 5: 1930, WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A

More About FLORENCE ?:

Census 1: 1910, WA Skagit Mt Vernon ED 265 pg 6B(See Husband)

Census 2: 1920, WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1930, WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A(See Husband)

More About CHARLES BOWMER and FLORENCE ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1903

Child of CHARLES BOWMER and FLORENCE ? is:

i. ANGUS LIVINGSTON5 BOWMER, b. 25 Sep 1904, Bellingham, Whatcom,Washington; d. 26 May 1979, Ashland, Jackson, Oregon14,15; m. GERTRUDE BUTLER.

Notes for ANGUS LIVINGSTON BOWMER:

http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/historical_records/dspDocument.cfm?doc_ID=000BCDC3-6EEC-1ED6-A42A80B05272006C

Southern Oregon Normal School teacher Angus L. Bowmer founded the festival in 1935 after raising money for its first season from the city and the state. Bowmer worked with students from the normal school, a teacher-training college, and community members to make an Elizabethan-style theater out of the remnants of a building once used for Chautauqua summer educational events popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that featured music, drama, and lectures.

In 1935, the company performed two plays written by 16th-century playwright William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice. Since then, the festival has grown to include the works of a variety of playwrights shown in several different venues in Ashland. The festival incorporated in 1937 and was temporarily closed during World War II. Over the years, the outdoor Elizabethan stage and seating have been remodeled several times, and during the 1970s the company added several indoor theaters. Bowmer retired in 1970, and died in 1979.

Today, people travel to Ashland from around the nation, and world, to attend performances by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Further Reading:

Bowmer, Angus L. As I Remember Adam: An Autobiography of a Festival. Ashland, Oreg., 1975.

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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

about Angus L Bowmer

Name: Angus L Bowmer

Birth Year: 1904

Race: White, citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country: Washington

State: Oregon

County or City: Jackson

Enlistment Date: 20 Jul 1942

Enlistment State: Oregon

Enlistment City: Portland

Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Grade Code: Private

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school

Civil Occupation: Gunsmith

Marital Status: Married

Height: 67

Weight: 165

More About ANGUS LIVINGSTON BOWMER:

Census 1: 1910, WA Skagit Mt Vernon ED 265 pg 6B(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Island Oak Harbor ED 27 Pg 1A(See Father)

 

6. LORENA4 BOWMER (HARRIE LIVINGSTON3, JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 1887 in Washington. She married JOHN MURL WIESTER. He was born 02 Nov 1882 in Nebraska, and died Feb 1929.

Notes for LORENA BOWMER:

1930 Census WA Snohomish Everett ED 32 Pg 5A

Line 19

1222 118 125 Metz Augustus R Head MW 51 M 23 OR MO MD Vice President Bank

--------, Bertha B Wife FW 49 M 21 WA TN VA

--------, Marion A Daughter FW 20 S WA OR WA

--------, Jean R Daughter FW 18 S WA OR WA

Baker Louisa Mother-in-law FW 82 Wd WV KY VA

Matheny Richard A Roomer MW 21 S NE IA IA Engineer Fish Boat

Wiester Lorena Roomer FW 42 Wd WA CA NV Teacher Public School

--------, Robert J Roomer MW 20 S WA NE WA

More About LORENA BOWMER:

Census 1: 1900, WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, WA Snohomish Everett Ward 7 ED 288 Pg 12A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1920, WA Snohomish Everett ED 159 Pg 5A(See Husband)

Census 4: 1930, WA Snohomish Everett ED 32 Pg 5A

Notes for JOHN MURL WIESTER:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

about John Murl Wiester

Name: John Murl Wiester

City: Everett

County: Snohomish

State: Washington

Birth Date: 2 Nov 1882

Race: White

Roll: 1991538

DraftBoard: 0

Nearest relative: Lorena E Wiester,Everett,Snoh.,Wash

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http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/WASNOHOM/2001-09/0999577756

Subject: WIESTER, J. MURL died 1929 Sons of Union Veteran member EVERETT POST

Everett Daily Herald

2-16-1929

Resolutions of condolence on the death of J. Murl Wiester, treasurer of John Buford Camp, Sons of Union Veterans have been adopted by the camp. and the charter of the organization has been draped in his memory. The resolutions were adopted at the meeting of the camp Monday evening and a copy has been sent to the Wiestr family. Mrs. Lorena Wiester, widow of the deceased treasurer, is a member of the auxillary to the Sons of Union Veterans.

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1910 Census WA Snohomish Everett Ward 7 ED 288 Pg 12A

line 21

1825 299 304 Wiester John N Head MW 28 M1 6 NE PA ID Operator Telegraph Office

--------, Lorena E Wife FW 22 M1 6 (5 Children 3 Alive) WA CA NV

--------, Lorena E Daughter FW 4 S WA NE WA

--------, Beverly L Daughter FW 3 S WA NE WA

--------, Robert J Son MW 6/12 S WA NE WA

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1920 Census WA Snohomish Everett ED 159 Pg 5A

Line 7

1825 93 96 Wiester John N Head MW 36 M NE PA IA Bookeeper Wholesale Grocery

---------, Lorena E Wife FW 33 M WA CA NV

---------, Lorena E Daughter FW 14 S WA NE WA

---------, Beverly Son MW 12 S WA NE WA

---------, Robert Son MW 10 S WA NE WA

More About JOHN MURL WIESTER:

Census 1: 1910, WA Snohomish Everett Ward 7 ED 288 Pg 12A

Census 2: 1920, WA Snohomish Everett ED 159 Pg 5A

Children of LORENA BOWMER and JOHN WIESTER are:

i. LORENA E5 WIESTER, b. 06 Oct 1905, Washington; d. 03 Feb 1960, Los Angeles, California16.

Notes for LORENA E WIESTER:

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

about Lorena E Wiester

Name: Lorena E Wiester

Birth Year: 1905

Race: White, citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country: Washington

State: California

County or City: Los Angeles

Enlistment Date: 13 Feb 1943

Enlistment State: California

Enlistment City: Los Angeles

Branch: Womens Army Corps

Branch Code: Inactive Reserve

Grade Code: Private

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

Component: Womens Army Corps

Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of college

Civil Occupation: Draftsman, Mechanical

Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Height: 66

Weight: 666

More About LORENA E WIESTER:

Census 1: 1910, WA Snohomish Everett Ward 7 ED 288 Pg 12A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Snohomish Everett ED 159 Pg 5A(See Father)

ii. BEVERLY L WIESTER, b. 01 Feb 1907, Washington; d. 01 Jan 2000, San Andreas, Calaveras, California17.

More About BEVERLY L WIESTER:

Census 1: 1910, WA Snohomish Everett Ward 7 ED 288 Pg 12A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Snohomish Everett ED 159 Pg 5A(See Father)

iii. ROBERT J WIESTER, b. Abt. 1909, Washington; d. 27 Dec 195518; m. JULIA ?.

More About ROBERT J WIESTER:

Census 1: 1910, WA Snohomish Everett Ward 7 ED 288 Pg 12A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Snohomish Everett ED 159 Pg 5A(See Father)

Census 3: 1930, WA Snohomish Everett ED 32 Pg 5A(See Mother)

iv. HARRIS OTIS WIESTER, b. Everett, Washington19.

 

7. HARRIE JAMES4 BOWMER (HARRIE LIVINGSTON3, JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born 28 Dec 1892 in Oregon, and died 27 Oct 1972 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington20,21. He married EDNA NICHOLS. She was born 17 Jul 1892 in Minnesota, and died 06 Apr 1978 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington22,23.

Notes for HARRIE JAMES BOWMER:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

about Harry James Bowmer

Name: Harry James Bowmer

City: Not Stated

County: Skagit

State: Washington

Birthplace: Oregon

Birth Date: 28 Dec 1892

Race: Caucasian (White)

Roll: 1992013

DraftBoard: 0

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1920 Census WA Whatcom Bellingham Ward 4 ED 231 Pg 4B

Line 97

112 Bowmer Harrie J Head MW 28 M OR NV NV Druggist Drug Store

----------, Edna N Wife FW 27 M MN MN MN

----------, Harrie L SonMW 2 S WA OR MN

More About HARRIE JAMES BOWMER:

Burial: 30 Oct 1972, Parkhill Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington24

Census 1: 1900, WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, WA Whatcom Bellingham Ward 4 ED 231 Pg 4B

More About EDNA NICHOLS:

Burial: 10 Apr 1978, Parkhill Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington25

Census: 1920, WA Whatcom Bellingham Ward 4 ED 231 Pg 4B(See Husband)

Children of HARRIE BOWMER and EDNA NICHOLS are:

i. EDNA5 BOWMER, b. 12 Aug 1914, Whatcom, Washington26.

ii. HARRIE L BOWMER, b. 30 Dec 1917, Whatcom, Washington27.

More About HARRIE L BOWMER:

Census: 1920, WA Whatcom Bellingham Ward 4 ED 231 Pg 4B(See Father)

 

8. JOHN L4 BOWMER (HARRIE LIVINGSTON3, JOHN CLEMENT2, WILLIAM1) was born Sep 1898 in Washington, and died 29 Nov 1927 in Seattle, King, Washington.

More About JOHN L BOWMER:

Census: 1900, WA Skagit Burlington ED 195 Pg 19A(See Father)

Child of JOHN L BOWMER is:

i. JACK L5 BOWMER, b. 19 Apr 1924, Washington; d. 03 Feb 1992, Seattle, King, Washington28,29.

Notes for JACK L BOWMER:

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

about Jack L Bowmer

Name: Jack L Bowmer

Birth Year: 1922

Race: White, citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country: Washington

State: Washington

County or City: King

Enlistment Date: 3 Feb 1941

Enlistment State: Washington

Enlistment City: Seattle

Branch: Coast Artillery Corps

Branch Code: Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service

Grade: Private

Grade Code: Private

Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)

Source: National Guard

Education: 2 years of high school

Civil Occupation: Actor (Motion picture actor. ) or Director, Motion Picture (Motion picture director.) or Entertainer

Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Height: 71

Weight: 144

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1930 Census WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A

Line 42

12 13 Bowmer Harry L Head MW 72 Wd 21 CA KY IL Printer Newspaper

---------, Charles Son MW 49 M 22 NV CA NV Printer Newspaper

---------, Flora Wife FW 49 M 22 OR US US

---------, Jack Nephew MW 5 11/12 S WA WA US

More About JACK L BOWMER:

Burial: Pioneer Burial Park, Oak Harbor, Washington30

Census: 1930, WA Pierce Roy ED 77 Pg 1A

 

 

Endnotes

1. Find a Grave, John C Bowmer Birth: unknown Death: 1893 Note: death year not certain Burial:Lake View Cemetery SeattleKing CountyWashington, USAPlot:.

2. Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington, Benton, Mattie Estella, d. 19 Jul 1927, age: 88yr 7mo 13da, bur. Masonic add, 47.

3. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Thomas H Benton Date of Death: 19 Mar 1941 Place of Death: Whitman Age: 69 Estimated birth year: abt 1872 Gender: Male .

4. Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington, Benton, Thomas H., b. California, d. 19 Mar 1941, age: 67yr 11mo 5da, bur. Masonic Add, 47 gr#11.

5. Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington, Benton, Effie M., b. California, d. 15 May 1935, age: 54yr 5mo 23da, bur. Masonic add, 47 gr#10.

6. SS Death Index, Name: Sidney Benton SSN: 531-18-5789 Last Residence: 98356 Morton, Lewis, Washington, United States of America Born: 3 Aug 1904 Last Benefit: 98356 Morton, Lewis, Washington, United States of America Died: Jun 1978 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .

7. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Sidney S Benton Date of Death: 18 Jun 1978 Place of Death: Lewis Age: 73 Estimated birth year: abt 1905 Residence: Lewis Gender: Male Certificate: 013845 .

8. SS Death Index, Name: Ken Benton SSN: 539-09-1955 Last Residence: 98844 Oroville, Okanogan, Washington, United States of America Born: 31 Oct 1906 Died: Aug 1980 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .

9. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Kenneth T Benton Date of Death: 16 Aug 1980 Place of Death: Okanogan Age: 73 Estimated birth year: abt 1907 Residence: Okanogan Gender: Male SSN: 539-09-1955 Certificate: 019188 .

10. SS Death Index, M VELVA BENTON 14 Apr 1909 18 Feb 1998 (V) 98844 (Oroville, Okanogan, WA) (none specified) 536-05-0394 Washington.

11. Riverview Cemetery, Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington, Benton, Kenneth, b. 1906, d. 1980, s/w Velva, L-270-2, bur. Aug 18, 1980.

12. Riverview Cemetery, Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington, Benton, M. Velva, b. 1909, d. 1998, s/w Kenneth, SE Row J, L-270-1, bur. Feb 21, 1998.

13. SS Death Index, Name: Charles Bowmer SSN: 541-01-5684 Last Residence: 97202 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America Born: 19 Aug 1880 Died: Feb 1967 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

14. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," County: Jackson Death Date: 26 May 1979 Certificate: 79-09138 Age: 74 Birth Date: 25 Sep 1904 Spouse: Gertru .

15. SS Death Index, Name: Angus Bowmer SSN: 544-24-1650 Last Residence: 97520 Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, United States of America Born: 24 Sep 1904 Died: May 1979 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

16. CA Death Index, Name: WIESTER, LORENA E Social Security #: 549205013 Sex: FEMALE Birth Date: 6 Oct 1905 Birthplace: WASHINGTON Death Date: 3 Feb 1960 Death Place: LOS ANGELES Mother's Maiden Name: BOWMER Father's Surname .

17. SS Death Index, Name: Beverly L. Wiester SSN: 539-01-1800 Last Residence: 95249 San Andreas, Calaveras, California, United States of America Born: 1 Feb 1907 Died: 1 Jan 2000 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .

18. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Wiester, Robert J County: Columbia Death Date: 27 D 1955 Certificate: 13986 Spouse: Julia .

19. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19 19, Name: Harris Otis Wiester LOCATION: Everett Sex: Male Race: White Father's name: John Murl Wiester Mother's name: Lorena E Browner Image Filename: 0801 .

20. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Harrie J Bowmer Date of Death: 27 Oct 1972 Place of Death: Vancouver Residence: Clark Gender: Male Certificate: 022294 .

21. SS Death Index, HARRIE BOWMER 28 Dec 1892 Oct 1972 98664 (Vancouver, Clark, WA) (none specified) 533-09-5571 Washington.

22. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Edna N Bowmer Date of Death: 6 Apr 1978 Place of Death: Vancouver Age: 85 Estimated birth year: abt 1893 Residence: Clark Gender: Female Certificate: 007765.

23. SS Death Index, Name: Edna Bowmer SSN: 533-22-5064 Last Residence: 98662 Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States of America Born: 17 Jul 1892 Last Benefit: 98660 Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States of America Died: Apr 1978 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .

24. Parkhill Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington, MA 47-4 BOWMER Harrie J. Bowmer, 1893 - 1972 (b: OR d: 27 Oct 1972 age 79 yrs 9 mos of heart, int: 30 Oct 1972, lot owner: welfare, fd: HMFH).

25. Parkhill Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington, MA 49A-8 BOWMER (Edna N. Bowmer, b: MN d: 6 Apr 1978 age 85 yrs 8 mos of heart, int: 10 Apr 1978, lot owner:welfare, fd: HMFH).

26. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19 19, Name: Edna Bowmer Birth Date: 12 Aug 1914 Location: Skagit Sex: Female Race: White Father's name: Harry Jan Bowmer Mother's name: Edna Nichols Image Filename: 1210 .

27. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19 19, Name: Unnamed Bowmer Birth Date: 30 Dec 1917 Location: Skagit Sex: Male Race: White Father's name: Harry J Bowmer Mother's name: Edna Nichols Image Filename: 1210 .

28. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Jack L Bowmer Date of Death: 3 Feb 1992 Place of Death: Seattle Age: 67 Estimated birth year: abt 1925 Residence: Seattle Gender: Male SSN: 532-18-5938 Certificate: 002950 .

29. SS Death Index, Name: Jack L. Bowmer SSN: 532-18-5938 Born: 19 Apr 1924 Died: 3 Feb 1992 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .

30. Pioneer Burial Park, Oak Harbor, Washington, 3 12 Bowmer, Jack L. 19 Apr 1924 3 Feb 1992 US Army World War II.