Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield

Birth Name Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield 1a 2a 3a 4a
Gender male
Age at Death 84 years, 1 month, 18 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth March 17, 1881 Prince Edward Island, Canada also known as Harry Whitfield Hyde; PEI Baptismal Index, baptized same day as John Wesley & Alvah
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Residence 1891 Queens, Prince Edward Island  
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Residence 1901    
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Residence 1911 Queens, Prince Edward Island living with adopted family as Harry Hyde
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Residence 1940 Queens, Prince Edward Island married, working for the CNR
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Death May 4, 1965 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island date from gravestone, at age 83
 
Baptism February 3, 1885    
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Stepfather Hyde, Francis
Stepmother McFadyen, Sarah
         Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield (Adopted, Adopted)
 
Father Bowman, John
Mother McFadyen, Jane Elizabeth
    Sister     Bowman, Lucy Edna
    Brother     Bowman, John Wesley
    Brother     Bowman, Ira
         Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield
    Sister     Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite
    Sister     Bowman, Annie Lulu

Families

    Family of Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield and Kennedy, Sadie May
Married Wife Kennedy, Sadie May
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage December 31, 1913 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 
  Children
  1. Hyde, Gordon Harry
    Family of Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield and Puncher, Mary Victoria
Married Wife Puncher, Mary Victoria
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1932 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 

Media

Narrative

Harry Whitefield Bowman is in the PEI Baptismal Index as the son of Jane McFadyen and John Bowman. When Jane died, her children were scattered among family and neighbours. Harry Whitfield was with the Hyde family as an adopted son.

In subsequent census records, Harry adopted the last name Hyde, and was generally regarded as the son of Francis Hyde and Sarah McFadyen. Sarah was Francis' second wife; they were married in 1884. In the 1881 census, the closest found to Sarah was the Sarah McFadyen living with John McFadyen and Catherine McFadyen - from the ages of this household, it is possible that Sarah and John were children of Neil McFadyen and Catherine MacLeod, and if so, would be cousins of Jane McFadyen Bowman.

Born in 1855, Sarah McFadyen may have known Harry's mother Jane, and adopted her son from friendship rather than because of a blood relationship. According to Sarah McFadyen's obituary, she was from St. Catherine's. She died in 1932, at the home of her son Harry in Charlottetown.

Guardian, 1955: The annual Canadian Legion banquet was held in the Clover Club of th Legion Building last night and as presided over by the president. Stan Bryant. some two hundred members were in at- tendance. among them two South African veterans. Harry Hyde and Ambrose Rodd.

Harry married twice.

Note about date of birth:

Although born in March 1881, from his baptismal record in 1885, Harry was not in the 1881 census. There was a 3 month old child, Ira, born in Decembere 1880 - which would make Harry's birth in March 1881 a bit problematic. His adoptive parents said he was age 8 in 1891. The official start date for the 1881 census was April 4 1881. Perhaps the census taker thought the 3 week old Harry/Ira was 3 months old?

Pedigree

  1. Hyde, Francis
    1. McFadyen, Sarah
      1. Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield
        1. Kennedy, Sadie May
          1. Hyde, Gordon Harry
        2. Puncher, Mary Victoria

Source References

  1. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
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        Birth date: abt 1883 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1883 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1883 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: March 1881 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1881 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: March 1881 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1881 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Charlottetown (City/Cité), Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1881 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Charlottetown (City/Cité), Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1881 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Charlottetown (City/Cité), Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. Ancestry.com: Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
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        Residence date: 1940 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Residence date: 1940 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada