Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite 1a

Birth Name Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite 2a 3a
Gender female
Age at Death 87 years, 6 months

Events

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

Parents

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

Families

    Family of Richardson, Ross Anton and Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite
Married Husband Richardson, Ross Anton
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1920 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts  
 
    Family of Spaulding, Albert and Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite
Married Husband Spaulding, Albert
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 7, 1905 New Hampshire, United States Marriage ended in divorce in 1910
 

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)

Pedigree

  1. Bowman, John
    1. McFadyen, Jane Elizabeth
      1. Bowman, Lucy Edna
      2. Bowman, John Wesley
      3. Bowman, Ira
      4. Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield
      5. Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite
        1. Richardson, Ross Anton
        2. Spaulding, Albert
      6. Bowman, Annie Lulu

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. 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

  3. 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