William Howard Bowman

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parents:  William H Bowman and Julia Ann Andis

 

Birth:  01 Mar 1855  Martin Co, IN
Death:  09 Oct 1926  Odon, Daviess, IN
Burial:  Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess, IN

Marriage #1

Margaret Sims

13 Nov 1879  Martin Co, IN

Children

Ira Edgar Bowman 27 Jan 1881
Alpha Odus Bowman 25 Oct 1882
Nora May Bowman 09 Apr 1885
Lora E Bowman 20 Feb 1887
Sidney Ellsworth Bowman 25 Jul 1888
Bernard Oral Bowman 04 Oct 1890
Victor Virgil Bowman 13 Sep 1892
Roland B Bowman 15 Feb 1896
Starlin Ermal Bowman 07 Oct 1897
Delphia Allegra Bowman 23 Dec 1899

children of William Howard Bowman and Margaret (Sims) Bowman

 

Marriage #2

Mayme Poorman

06 Aug 1923  Daviess Co, IN

Sources
1860 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 01 Jul 1860 - age 5 (view census information)
1870 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - 15 Jul 1870 - age 15 (view census information)
1880 Federal census  Elnore Twp, Daviess, IN - 15 Jun 1880 - age 25 (view census information)
1900 Federal census Bogard Twp, Daviess, IN - 7 Sep 1900 - age 43 (view census information)
1910 Federal census Bogard Twp, Daviess, IN - 26 Apr 1910 - age 55 (view census information)
1920 Federal census Bogard Twp, Daviess, IN - age 64 (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI and WWII draft registration cards; 
FamilySearch.org Marriages
"Billy Bowman Bugle" Issues 1-2, printed by Ned Alan Bowman 1986
Martin County Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records; land records (personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Daviess County Courthouse, Washington, IN Marriage records; wills (personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Daviess County Health Department, Washington, IN Death records (personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Newspaper archives of Washington Democrat, Washington, IN Obituaries
Monroe County Library, Bloomington, IN Obituaries
Volunteer Cynthia Frederick Obituaries 
Find a Grave volunteers Julia Young and Randy Fuhrman Tombstone and cemetery photos - Concord Cemetery, Daviess Co, IN
Find a Grave volunteers Clarence Diersing and popsphotos Tombstone and cemetery photos - Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte, Charlotte, FL
Find a Grave volunteers Glenn and L C Tombstone and cemetery photos - Raglesville Cemetery, Raglesville, Daviess, IN
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
Family records Records and photos belonging to Hal Bowman 
Family records Records and photos belonging to Eldon and Jacqueline (Girdley) Vickers
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

 

Miscellaneous Information

1) We have a copy of William and Margaret's marriage license.

2) Wife (1) of William Howard Bowman: Margaret Sims - born 24 Jan 1858 Martin Co, IN; died 19 Jul 1921 Odon, Daviess, IN; death certificate; cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; obituary; buried Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess, IN; tombstone photo shown below; daughter of Starlin Sims (1829-1906; Civil War) and Susannah Holt (1832-1891); Starlin and Susannah buried Sims Cemetery, Daviess Co, IN; tombstone photo; photo of Susannah; on 17 Sep 1874, Margaret married (1) Henderson Allen (05 Nov 1854-06 Jul 1875; buried Concord Cemetery, Daviess Co, IN; tombstone photo); Margaret and Henderson had one child, who died as an infant; Sims family group photo including Margaret; news article regarding Margaret.

3) William's father (William H) mentions William in his will.  

4) William is mentioned when his father's land was partitioned out to various family members.

5) William's deposition was taken when his mother (Julia Ann) was attempting to acquire pension money after the death of her son Pleasant H in the Civil War.  (click here to view all depositions)

6) Note: We have a legal document, dated 12 Sep 1882, from the Circuit Court in Daviess Co, IN.  Although specific details are not noted, plaintiffs William H Bowman, William Andis and Henry Andis won a judgment against Jacob Andis and Stirling Andis.  The "dispute" was over Daviess County land, which was divided amongst William Bowman (1/2), William Andis (1/4) and Henry Andis (1/4).  The four young Andis men are all brothers, and William Bowman is a cousin of theirs (all found on this website).

7) Wife (2) of William Howard Bowman: Mayme Poorman - born 08 or 23 Feb 1884 Morrow Co, OH; died 20 Aug 1933 Odon, Daviess, IN; death certificate; cause of death: coronary occlusion, pulmonary edema; buried Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess, IN; tombstone photo; daughter of Madison D "Matt" Poorman (20 Mar 1855 OH-09 Jan 1922 Daviess Co, IN) and Isabelle Armentrout (29 Sep 1859 OH-05 May 1919 Daviess Co, IN); Madison and Isabelle buried Raglesville Cemetery, Raglesville, Daviess, IN - tombstone photo;
Mayme married (1) James B Fellers on 04 Oct 1903 Daviess Co, IN; marriage record for Mayme and James; (James: born c. 1885 (___); died 14 Jan 1906 Odon, Daviess, IN; death record)
Mayme married (2) Wesley Brown on 13 Dec 1910 Odon, Daviess, IN; marriage record; (George: born 04 Mar 1860 Martin Co, IN; died possibly 1924; son of George Brown and Elizabeth Gee);
Mayme married (4) Frank M Lee on 12 Feb 1929 Washington, Daviess, IN; marriage record; announcement; (born 04 Nov 1881 Vigo Co, IN; died (___); son of Seth Lee and Mary Denton); signature: 

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8) We have a wedding announcement and marriage application for William and Mayme.

9) We have copies of two of William's obituaries and death certificate; cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage.

Photos and/or signatures

Margaret Sims

unknown date

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo

 

Margaret (Sims) Allen, Bowman

unknown date

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo

 

William, Ira (behind Alpha), 
Margaret (holding Nora)

c. 1885

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo

William and Margaret (Sims) Bowman
with their children
Ira, Nora, Sidney and Alpha

c. 1892

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo

The Bowman Family
far left, behind horses: Ike Cannady (hired man, and nephew of William Bowman)
left to right: Victor, Sidney, Nora, Ira, Margaret holding Starlin, William, Alpha

c. 1898

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo

 

William and Margaret Bowman family

back: unknown, Margaret, William, Ira, James Taylor, 
John Ben Stotts, Allegra (Bowman) Taylor
front: Nora (Bowman) Stotts, probably Carval Stotts,
 Arla (Myers) Bowman, Sidney, Jeanne (Manteaux) Bowman, Victor
children on left: probably Alene Bowman, probably Orin Bowman

c. 1920

thanks to Hal Bowman for this photo

 

   

William Howard Bowman and his wife, Margaret (Sims) Bowman

Walnut Hill Cemetery
Odon, Daviess, Indiana

 photos taken by Valerie Boman

signature:

1888

1923