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Mervyn Buckborough Bowman
Male 1880 - 1939


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  • Birth  26 Nov 1880  Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer Son 
    Occupation  1911  Haysville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  Haysville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    United Bretheran 
    Misfortune  1939 
    killed in auto accident 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-202249P 
    Died  21 Nov 1939  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  New Dundee Union Cemetery, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I202249  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Noah S. Bowman,   b. 1 Aug 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Sarah Buckborough,   b. 12 Oct 1852, Windham Township, Norfolk, Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  2 Apr 1878  Waterford, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2208  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Madter,   b. 3 Sep 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  9 Nov 1909  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eva Idella Bowman,   b. 23 Mar 1909, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973
     2. Nellie Irene Bowman,   b. Dec 1910, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F188488  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Mervyn Bowman, 59, Fatally Injured in Bethel Corner Crash on Tuesday.
      FUNERAL ON FRIDAY
      NEW DUNDEE.-An inquest will be held at New Dundee, November 29, into the death at St. Mary's Hospital, here, Tuesday, of Mervyn Bowman, 59-year-old New Hamburg farmer, Chief County Coroner Dr. Ward Woolner said today.
      Bowman was fatally injured shortly before noon, Tuesday, at Bethel Corners, near New Dundee, when his car collided with a truck, allegedly driven by Alvin Egerdee, R.R. 2 Petersburg. Rushed to hospital by ambulance, he died three hours later. According to the coroner, Bowman's chest was crushed and he suffered a fractured skull and fractured ribs.
      Despite the fact the car was almost completely demolished Mrs. Bowman, wife of the victim, and his four-year-old grandson, Larry Schmidt of New Dundee, suffered only slight abrasions.
      According to police, Bowman was driving west and Egerdee south towards New Dundee when the accident occurred. Egerdee told police the front of Bowman's collided with the side of his truck. Both left the road and broke off "several" telephone poles and fence posts before coming to rest, police said.
      Dr. W. S. Foote, New Dundee, who attended the injured at the scene of the accident said Egerdee was not injured.
      Born at Port Elgin, Mr. Bowman was a son of Mrs. C. W. Backus, New Dundee, and the late Noah Bowman, New Dundee. He had lived most of his life in New Dundee district. Deceased was secretary-treasurer of Pine Hill public school for twenty-five years and a member of the finance board of New Dundee United Brethren church, of which he was a valued member.
      Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother, two daughters, Mrs. Jack Schmidt, New Dundee, and Mrs. Walter Schmidt, Kitchener.
      The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence to New Dundee United Brethren church for service.
      Ayr News Nov 24 1939 pg 1, 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 11.

    2. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 5.

    3. [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "Mervyn Bowman, 59, Fatally Injured in Bethel Corner Crash on Tuesday.," Nov 24 1939 pg 1, 2..

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Nov 1880 - Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1909 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Haysville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheran - 1911 - Haysville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1939 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Dundee Union Cemetery, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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