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William Bowers
Born 1834
WILLIAM BOWERS, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 6; P.O. Anamosa; born in Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1834; he came to Jones Co. with his parents, Henry and Catherine Bowers, in 1854; his father settled in Fairview Township; he died in 1868; his mother now resides in Ashland Co., Ohio. Mr. Bowers entered his farm in 1854, where he has since resided. He was married January 9, 1855, to Susan E. Davis, of Ohio; they have six children—Arminda V., Arthur W., Frances C., May, Elmer and Maud; they have lost five children, all of whom died in infancy. Mr. Bowers is a Justice of the Peace, and has held other township offices. He is a Republican in politics.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 693.


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