Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite

Birth Name Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite 1a 2a
Gender female
Age at Death 87 years, 6 months

Narrative

After her mother's death, Alvah was taken into the household of Robert Edwards and his wife Sarah. Robert and Sarah's first son was baptized Hedley Bowman Edwards, which could indicate a relationship with the family of John Bowman. (She could be his sister Sally born in 1842)

Alvah went to the States. There was a marriage record for her in 1905 in New Hampshire, to Albert Spaulding, with father John and mother Anne McFadden; the marriage ended in divorce. In the 1920 census Alva Bowman, born Canada in 1883, was single. There were no records for an "Alva Spaulding". She was living in Haverhill, Massachusetts in the household of Charles and Gertrude Summer. Alvah C. Richardson (age 57, born PEI) was living with her second husband Ross Richardson in Haverhill, Mass. in 1930 and 1940 as boarders in the household of Gertrude Summer. Alvah was the housekeeper and Ross was a painter. (no marriage record found)

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 9, 1882 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Baptismal Index 1b 2b
Baptism February 3, 1885      
Death May 9, 1970 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States date of birth matches on Mass Death index, Alvah C. (Bowman) Richardson  
Residence 1891 Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1c
Residence April 1, 1940 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Alvah and her husband were working for a woman as live-in help. 2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bowman, JohnMay 30, 1855before 1915
Mother McFadyen, Jane ElizabethFebruary 18, 1854May 4, 1889
    Sister     Bowman, Lucy Edna August 15, 1877 July 13, 1959
    Brother     Bowman, John Wesley January 14, 1879 December 18, 1936
    Brother     Bowman, Ira December 1880
    Brother     Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield March 17, 1881 May 4, 1965
         Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite November 9, 1882 May 9, 1970
    Sister     Bowman, Annie Lulu December 31, 1888 January 23, 1973

Families

Family of Richardson, Ross Anton and Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite

Married Husband Richardson, Ross Anton ( * June 18, 1877 + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1920 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States    

Family of Spaulding, Albert and Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite

Married Husband Spaulding, Albert ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 7, 1905 New Hampshire, United States Marriage ended in divorce in 1910  

Source References

  1. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Source text:

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

      • Source text:

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

      • Source text:

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

  2. Ancestry.com: 1940 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1580; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 5-112.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1878 Birth place: Nova Scotia Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1580; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 5-112.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1878 Birth place: Nova Scotia Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

      • Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1580; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 5-112.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1878 Birth place: Nova Scotia Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States