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John Edward Bowman

John Edward Bowman

Male 1862 - 1917  (54 years)

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  • Name John Edward Bowman 
    Born 1 Dec 1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name John E. Baumann  [3
    Occupation 1903  Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    policeman 
    John E. Bowman 1903
    John E. Bowman 1903
    Elmira's only policeman
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Contractor 
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-96688 
    Died 4 Mar 1917  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Lobar Pneumonia several months-Heart Failure 1 week 
    Buried Saint Teresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96688  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father John Bauman,   b. 1828, , Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Theresa Pfeifer,   b. 1839, , Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Jun 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah "Anna" Howlett,   b. 30 Nov 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Edna Ann Bowman,   b. 25 May 1887,   d. 6 Aug 1887  (Age 0 years)
     2. Florence May Bowman,   b. 25 May 1887, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1888, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Herbert Bowman,   b. 13 Nov 1890, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John H. Bowman,   b. 23 Nov 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rose Bowman,   b. 1893, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Laura Rosetta Bowman,   b. 9 Jun 1893, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Cora Bowman,   b. 1 Apr 1895, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lorne Wilfrid Bowman,   b. 25 Sep 1898, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1954, Penetanguishene, Tiny Township, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F24925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Florence,   b. CALC 24 May 1887,   d. 18 May 1888, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F255449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Well-Known Elmira Citizen Departed

      Last Sunday morning death removed one of Elmira's most prominent citizens in the person of John E. Bowman a contract or well-known, and highly respected within a large district surrounding the village wherein he had undertaken and successfully carried out many private and public works contracts. Naturally endowed with a robust constitution and gifted with an enterprising and energetic mind, the deceased delighted in strenuous occupation and would always be found at the head of his working force prepared to do his share towards carrying his projects to completion. Less than two weeks ago he was the picture of health and robust manhood, but, while engaged in teaming gravel, he contracted a severe chill, from the results of which arose rheumatism and later pneumonia. After a week of suffering, after his family had reason to hope that he had successfully combatted the disease he took suddenly worse last Sunday morning, and, in spite of the best efforts of his physician, heart failure asserted itself and the spark of life fled.

      The death took place under peculiarly trying circumstances. His widow, who survives him was also ill at the time. His younger son, Lorne, as well as the husband of his daughter, Rose (Mr. Ed Plant) are serving their country on the battle front overseas while the remaining son, Herbert J., had just returned from his studies at the Toronto University.

      The deceased was born about 2-1/2 miles north of Elmira. When yet a young man he came to Elmira, was married to Miss Hannah Howlett, a daughter of the late William Howlett, who lived on the farm now owned by Mr. Aaron A. Weber, about a mile east of Elmira. After engaging in various occupations the deceased took advantage of the advent of the cement business and undertook the erection of buildings, sidewalks and bridges, wherein he had become expert and successful. For many years he acted as town constable and later as county constable and game warden. As a citizen, he enjoyed the respect of his fellow-citizens to a remarkable degree, and was always found in the van of progressive movements. As a husband and father he was kind and provident. In politics he was a staunch Conservative.

      His funeral took place on Wednesday morning at the R.C. church whence his remains were taken to the R. C. Cemetery north of the village. His demise will be universally regretted but will be most keenly felt in the family circle.

      Deceased had reached the age of 54 years.

      Elmira Signet Mar 8 1917

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 13.

    2. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 16.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 31 May 1888.
      Died 18 May 1888 Florence Baumann, daughter of John E. Baumann, died in Elmira at age of 11 months & 24 days

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1862 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - policeman - 1903 - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Contractor - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Lobar Pneumonia several months-Heart Failure 1 week - 4 Mar 1917 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Teresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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