Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Elijah L. Bowman

Male 1862 - 1930  (68 years)


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  • Name Elijah L. Bowman 
    Born 7 Oct 1862  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hotel Proprietor [catagory: hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper] 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Hotel Proprietor, Hotel 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1921  58-60 King St. E. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00002-594 
    Died 22 Dec 1930  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8315  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father E. Bowman,   b. Abt 1832, Of, , , Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Eliza Twaid,   b. Abt 1832, Of, , , Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F18587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Becker,   b. 5 Nov 1869, Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Jun 1898  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Gladys Becker,   b. Mar 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F21463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1862 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jun 1898 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Proprietor [catagory: hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper] - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Proprietor, Hotel - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Dec 1930 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Elijah L. Bowman, "was born at the village of Blair, Waterloo County, October 7th, 1862. His early days were spent in and around Blair where he received such education as the schools of his time and vicinity afforded. In 1881 he went to Galt where he was engaged until 1889 when he went to Chesley, Bruce County, where he was engaged as manager of the Sullivan House for one year. Not finding the new position to his taste, he left after the expiration of his term of engagement and came back to Hespeler where he is now engaged by the proprietor of the Commercial House as general manager. Here he is held in high estimation by all classes of people. He is of a lively disposition, fond of associates, and enjoys himself to be engaged in the innocent sports of his comrades. It seems that nature has gifted him with the talent of making friends with almost everybody, and consequently is a good man for the position in which he has been engaged the last number of years. His time is too limited to permit him of seeking a partner for the future."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Mr. Wm. P. Becker received the sad news that his brother-in-law, Mr. E. E. Bowman, passed away at his home in Kitchener on Tuesday afternoon. The late Mr. Bowman was well known and a popular sportsman in bowling, curling and horse racing circles. He conducted the hotel in Hespeler and later the Bowman House in Kitchener. For the past few years he lived retired in Kitchener. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Mary Becker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John K. Becker, of this town. The funeral will be held at Kitchener on Saturday afternoon.

      New Hamburg Independent, December 26, 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 182.

    2. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 3.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Elijah Bowman Age: 36 Father: E Bowman Mother: Eliza Twaid Born: abt 1862 Spouse: Mary Hunt Age: 28 Father: John K Becker Elizabeth Ortwin Hunt Mother: Hunt married 12 Jul 1898 married: Waterloo, New Hamburg

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 14.

    5. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 1.