Bowman, John 1a

Birth Name Bowman, John 2a
Gender male
Age at Death less than 59 years, 7 months, 2 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth May 30, 1855 Prince Edward Island, Canada Methodist/Trinity United Record
2b
Death before 1915 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 
Residence 1881 Queens, Prince Edward Island John, Jane, and children living with John's parents in Lot 31name written as Boyman
2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bowman, Richard
Mother Horriell, Jane
    Sister     Bowman, Elizabeth
    Sister     Bowman, Mary Jane
    Sister     Bowman, Sally
    Sister     Bowman, Annie
    Brother     Bowman, William
    Brother     Bowman, Richard
    Brother     Bowman, George
         Bowman, John

Families

    Family of Bowman, John and McFadyen, Jane Elizabeth
Married Wife McFadyen, Jane Elizabeth
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage January 25, 1877 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at Trinity Methodist
 
  Children
  1. Bowman, Lucy Edna
  2. Bowman, John Wesley
  3. Bowman, Ira
  4. Hyde Bowman, Harry Whitefield
  5. Bowman, Alvah Cowperwaite
  6. Bowman, Annie Lulu

Media

Narrative

John Bowman was born on the Island in 1855, the son of Richard and Jane Bowman, emigrants from England.

There were two John Bowmans in the 1891 census. John aged 35, a widower born on the Island with both parents born in England, living in the household of Will Bowman, but a domestic, not a brother. The other entry for a John Bowman, born 1859, was also widowed and living with the family of Mary (Bowman) and William Henry Rodd. Also in this second household were John's father Richard, age 80, and his nephew, Herbert Bowman. John and Richard were domestics. These might be the same person.

John Bowman (age 38) sailed to Boston on the Worcester in August 1893. On the passenger list there was also a John Bowman, age 18. John Wesley Bowman did emigrate to Boston around this time.

If John went to Massachusetts, he might have returned. There was a John Bowman, born 1858 and married, in the Asylum in Charlottetown, according to the census of 1901, and in 1900 there were notices about selling his farm in North Wiltshire in the Guardian newspaper.

It is possible that John Bowman was reported in both families in the 1891 census. It is also possible that John went to Boston with his son John Wesley in 1893, returning by the time of the 1901 census.

John was not listed as a surviving brother in the obituary of his sister Elizabeth, Mrs. Peter Green, in 1915. William Bowman's obituary in 1924 listed only one surviving sister. His sister Sally was described in 1925 as the last surviving member of her family.

According to his daughter Alvah's marriage record, he died around 1902.

 

 

 

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Bowman, Richard
    1. Horriell, Jane
      1. Bowman, Elizabeth
      2. Bowman, Mary Jane
      3. Bowman, Sally
      4. Bowman, Annie
      5. Bowman, William
      6. Bowman, Richard
      7. Bowman, George
      8. 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
          6. Bowman, Annie Lulu

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1857 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada