Bowman, John

Birth Name Bowman, John 1a
Gender male
Age at Death less than 59 years, 7 months, 2 days

Narrative

John Bowman was born on the Island in 1855, the son of Richard and Jane Bowman, emigrants from England. He married Jane Eliza McFadyen, who died young.

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 two entries for 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. The family petitioned for administration of his estate around this time.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 30, 1855 Prince Edward Island, Canada Methodist/Trinity United Record 1b
Death before 1915 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Residence 1881 Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada John, Jane, and children living with John's parents in Lot 31name written as Boyman 1c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bowman, Richardabout 1806November 1891
Mother Horriell, Jane1818October 30, 1889
    Sister     Bowman, Elizabeth about 1837 September 15, 1915
    Sister     Bowman, Mary Jane 1839 1919
    Sister     Bowman, Sally May 7, 1842 October 25, 1925
    Sister     Bowman, Annie February 14, 1844 November 26, 1917
    Brother     Bowman, William 1845 November 7, 1924
    Brother     Bowman, Richard 1847 before 1925
    Brother     Bowman, George October 8, 1850 before 1901
         Bowman, John May 30, 1855 before 1915

Families

Family of Bowman, John and McFadyen, Jane Elizabeth

Married Wife McFadyen, Jane Elizabeth ( * February 18, 1854 + May 4, 1889 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 25, 1877 Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada at Trinity Methodist  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Bowman, Lucy EdnaAugust 15, 1877July 13, 1959
Bowman, John WesleyJanuary 14, 1879December 18, 1936
Bowman, IraDecember 1880
Hyde Bowman, Harry WhitefieldMarch 17, 1881May 4, 1965
Bowman, Alvah CowperwaiteNovember 9, 1882May 9, 1970
Bowman, Annie LuluDecember 31, 1888January 23, 1973

Source References

  1. 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