BOWLES, Gideon b 1690 Oxford, England
- John b 1712
This lineage for Gideon in Generation three below is from Thomas Farquhar's "History of the Bowles Family". Included is an article by Harry Sutcliffe', that discusses this lineage and the facts supporting it or lack thereof. He also gives an alternate line that looks very convincing.
BOWLES, John b 1712
m Eleanor Parsons, granddaughter of Sir William Parsons
- Gideon b 1734
BOWLES, Gideon b 1734
m Goochland County, Virginia Charity Ann Hughs
- Martha b 1756 m 18 Feb 1779 Goochland County, Virginia Humphrey Gaines
- Jane b 2 Dec 1757 m 17 Feb 1781 Goochland County, Virginia Jesse Thomas
- Sarah b 1759 d aft. 1844
- Hughes b 7 Feb 1760
- Nathan b 21 Jan 1762 d 1833 Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia m 20 Jan 1812 Jane Puryear
- Anderson b 3 May 1764
- Mary May b 27 May 1767 m 17 Dec 1787 Goochland County, Virginia Stephen Mallory
- Elizabeth b 2 Nov 1769 Goochland County, Virginia d aft. 1 Feb 1840
- Nancy b 1771 m 16 Dec 1790 Goochland County, Virginia David Johnson
- Clayburn b 4 July 1773 Goochland County, Virginia
- Judith b 11 Jan 1775 Goochland County, Virginia d aft. 21 Aug 1822 Wilkes, Georgia m 29 May 1818 Goochland County, Virginia John Bunch d bef. 21 Aug 1822
- William b 10 Jan 1777 Goochland County, Virginia m 27 Dec 1800 Franklin, Virginia Nancy Bolling
Family tradition has Gideon as aide-de-camp to George Washington. All of Gideon's children are named in his will.
Signature from his will
BOWLES, Hughes b 7 Feb 1760 d 1808
m 12 Nov 1783 Goochland County, Virginia Mary Shipp
- William Anderson b 1787
- Nancy b 1788
- Sarah b 1797
BOWLES, Anderson b 3 May 1764 Goochland County, Virginia d 1812 St. Louis, Missouri
m 10 Feb 1781 Jane Thomas d 1834 St. Louis, Missouri
- Caleb b 1785
- Sarah m Stephen Maddox
- James b 1794 Cumberland County, Virginia d 1814
- Ann d bef 1806 Cumberland County, Virginia
- Virginia b Cumberland County, Virginia m Richard Ripley
- Agusta m Jacilla Wells
- David J. b 30 Aug 1804
Anderson and Jane first settled in Cumberland County, Virginia. In 1806, they moved to Madison County, Kentucky. Five years later, they again moved to St. Louis County, Missouri. A brother and sister are named in his will
BOWLES, Caleb b 1785 Goochland, Virginia d 12 May 1836 St. Louis, Missouri
m 15 Aug 1807 Madison County, Kentucky Elizabeth Glen d 1821
- Joseph Thomas b 1808
- Anderson b 1812
- Elizabeth b 1813
- Jane b 24 Dec 1819
- Gideon died in infancy
- Augustus died in infancy
m 1822 Mary Hearst b 7 Dec 1798 d 22 Jan 1840
- Margaret Jane b 1824, Fenton, Missouri d 12 May 1908, Jefferson, Missouri m Thomas Byrns
- William Hearst b 1827
- John Wesley b 1829 d after 1850
- Elizabeth Ann b ca. 1831
- Caleb b 14 Jun 1832
- George Milton b ca. 1835
Caleb was the first judge for Bonhomme Township in the Carondolet area. He appears in the 1830 census as resident of that township. The next year he moved to the Fenton area of the county. At some point, he became a superior court judge. He would ride his horse into St. Louis and stay at the Greentree Tavern when court was in session.
Caleb also established the first post office in Fenton in 1831 and acquired a permit to operate a ferry crossing of the Meramec River at Fenton in 1833. He liked to make furniture in his spare time. His tool collection is inventoried in his in his probate records.
In December 1835 Caleb had an attack in the law office of Henri Chouteau. He died five months later on 10 May 1836 at the Greentree Tavern. Presumably, he was too sick to be transported home. Caleb died in testate so his estate was settled in probate court.
John Wesley was living with his brother Caleb at the half-brother's residence in 1850. No other records can be found for John.
After her mother's death, Elizabeth went to live with her older half-brother, Joseph. She appears in the 1850 census with the family.
BOWLES, Gideon b Cumberland County, Virginia d 1806 Cumberland County, Virginia
BOWLES, Anderson b 1786 Cumberland County, Virginia
m 20 Sep 1824 Mississippi Sarah Ann Harvey b ca. 1804
All the children were born in Mississippi. Anderson and Sarah appear in the 1850 census for Attala County, Mississippi.
BOWLES, David J. b 30 Aug 1805 Cumberland County, Virginia d 15 Jan 1885 Montgomery, Missouri
m Julia Jean MacKay
- David J.
- Jefferson R.
- James Anderson b 28 Mar 1806
- Jane A. b 19 Apr 1809
- Jessie b 1831
- Nathan Z. b 1833
- Mary E. b 1835
- George R. b 1838
- Julia Virginia b 24 Jul 1840
- John B. b 1841
- Gustave Soulard b 1845
BOWLES, Joseph Thomas b 1808 Kentucky, d 1872
m Judith Hinson b 16 Jul 1814, Kentucky d 23 Mar 1885, La Belle, Lewis, Missouri
- Jane b ca. 1836, Kentucky d 16 Aug 1917, Lewis County, Missouri m James Lowery Sullivan
- Thomas J b 20 August 1837, Missouri d 23 Feb 1912, Bowen, Illinois m Mary C. Hamilton
- Charles William b 15 Feb 1840, Lewis County, Missouri d 30 May 1920, Lewis County, Missouri m Dorinda Martin
- John P b 8 Jun 1842, Missouri d 25 Nov 1908, Lewiston, Missouri m Elizabeth Roberts Turpin
- Phoebe Belzora b 8 Dec 1849, Missouri d 20 Sep 1917 Lewis County, Missouri m Richard H Gregory
- Joseph b 8 Aug 1853, Lewis County, Missouri d 12 Jan 1923, Lewis County, Missouri m Marietta Bondurant
BOWLES, Anderson b 1812 d 1891
m Ann Elizabeth van Dover b 1814 d 1882
- Mary Elizabeth b 1834
- Martha Jane b 1835
- John b 1836
- James Madison b 1840
- Edmond Bates b 1842
- Virginia b ca. 1844
- Samuel Addison b ca. 1853
- Joseph W. b ca. 1858
In 1870 Anderson and his wife Elizabeth were living with their two sons Samuel A. and Joseph W. and two hired hands in Bonhomme township, St. Louis County, Missouri according to the census of that year. Both boys were at school. The 1880 census has a very large household for the Anderson and Elizabeth in the same location:
|Anderson Bowles||68||head of household, farmer|
|Samual A. Bowles||27||son, single, lawyer|
|Joseph W.||22||son, married|
|Sarah Bowles||21||daughter in law, married|
|Willie Bowles||33||daughter in law, widowed|
|Anna May Bowles||3||grandson|
BOWLES, Elizabeth b 1813 St. Louis, Missouri
m 1831 Thomas Harbison
BOWLES, Jane (Jinsey) b 24 Dec 1819 d 21 Jul 1898
m 12 Jan 1837 Samuel Taylor Van Doverb 16 Jan 1813 d 24 Apr 1884
- John Randolph b 22 Oct 1837, Fenton, Missouri d 16 Feb 1882, Fenton, Missouri
- Caleb b 30 Sep 1839 Valley Park Missouri d 8 Mar 1884, Fenton, Missouri
- Sarah b 15 Oct 1841, Missouri d 19 Aug 1933, Kirkwood, Missouri
- James Anderson b 6 Dec 1848, Missouri d 16 May 1925, Missouri
- Lewis Cass 12 Nov 1851, St. Louis County, Missouri d 19 April 1910, St. Louis County, Missouri
- George B. b Jun 1855
- Joseph b May 1858 d 10 Oct 1889
BOWLES, Caleb b 14 Jun 1832 Franklin County Missouri d 19 June 1893 Contra Costa County, California
m 6 Feb 1868 San Francisco, California Susan Ellen Patton b 19 December 1841 Franklin County Missouri d 16 Sep 1927 Contra Costa County, California
At the age of eight Caleb was orphaned when his mother died, his father having died four years earlier. After her death, his half brother Anderson acted as guardian for him and his younger brothers.
When Caleb was 20, he traveled overland to California where he and his brother George held a valuable placer claim at Birchville, now a long forgotten ghost town near Dutch Flat. At some point, both he and his brother returned to Missouri. A Caleb Bowles appears as a member of I Company, 10th Infantry in the Confederate Army. This is the same Company in which his brother George served, who's service is well documented. After the war, Caleb decided to return to California as is documented by a <%= link_to 'letter dated 1 Feb 1868', bowles_letters_path %> from San Francisco: "I have arrived safe once more off of the Seas, on the Golden shores of the Pacific."
Ellen Patton came to San Francisco, California by ship via New York and the Panama Isthmus. She then went to Stockton to teach school. They were married in 1868. The photograph at right is thought to be of Caleb and his family.
Caleb is first cousin to California Senator George Hearst who is the father of William Randolph Hearst. Ellen Patton and Phoebe Apperson (the wife of George Hearst) were childhood friends in Franklin County. It's likely that Caleb and Ellen met through their association with the Hearsts. Supporting this supposition was that fact that they were married at the Hearst home in San Francisco. In addition, their daughter Phoebe is named after Mrs. Hearst.
After their marriage, the Bowles originally lived at the mine. Something about the location affected Susan Ellen's health so Caleb sold his share to his brother and moved to Cambria or San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County, California. They are shown there in the 1880 census. In the fall of 1887, they moved to Contra Costa County, California were they lived until Caleb died. Ellen and her son George then returned to San Luis Obispo County. Ellen may have been living with her daughter Maragaret in 1907. Caleb and Ellen are buried in the Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, California.
Caleb played the violin and was a member of the San Francisco Symphony according to his daughter's recollection.
BOWLES, George Milton b Mar 1835 d
m 26 Mar 1862, St. Louis County, Missouri Martha E. Price b May 1841, Missouri d 20 Jun 1899, St. Louis, Missouri
- Jennie b ca. 1872 d 13 Dec 1930, St. Louis, Missouri m Peter J. McDermott
- George Hearst b 10 Dec 1875, Missouri
- Thomas Price b 23 Mar 1877, Missouri
- William Long b 14 May 1886
- Sallie b Jun 1888 d
12 Aug 1905, Hollywood, California
After his mother's death, George possibly went to live with his sister Jane as a "George W Bole" of the same age appears in the 1850 census with the family.
George and his brother Caleb shared a mining claim in Birchville, California. He later returned to Missouri where he was married. During the Civil War, he fought on the side of the Confederacy. Near the end of the war, he was taken prisoner and sent to Johnson's Island in Sandusky Bay, near Sandusky, Ohio. His wife went to Washington and asked President Lincoln for a pardon which he granted.
After his return, he ran a general store with his wife in House Spring, Missouri. They later moved to St. Charles, Missouri. In the 1870 census George Bowles and his wife Martha are shown living with Martha's family in Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. In the 1880 census, George M. Bowles, his wife Martha, and three children are shown living in Jefferson County, Missouri. Susan's father Thomas Price, age 65, is also living with them. By the 1900 census, the family had acquired two more children and were back in Bonhomme Township.
BOWLES-On Friday, November 8, 1901, at 4:30 a. m., George M. Bowles, beloved husband of Martha E. Bowles (nee Price), aged 67 years, father of Jennie Bowles, George H. Bowles, Thomas Bowles, William Bowles and Sallie Bowles.
Funeral services were held at this home, near Valley Park, Mo., then to cemetery at Fenton, Mo., on Sunday, November 10, 1901.
The St. Louis Republic, 13 Nov. 1901
BOWLES, Margaret Jane
m Thomas Byrns
BOWLES, William Hearst b 20 Feb 1827 St. Louis County, Missouri d 5 Jan 1903 St. Louis County, Missouri
m 26 Jun 1852 Augusta Sophia Glanville b 1828 St. Louis County, Missouri d 3 Sep 1857 Lane's Prairie, Missouri, daughter of the Rev. John Glanville
- Octavia Ann b 18 Mar 1853 m 2 July 1874 Thomas James
- William Alfred b 1857 (moved to Washington)
m 1866 Louisa Bray Greatwood Kinsey b 23 Jun 1840 Bradfor, Hillshire, England d 11 Aug 1868
- None. Louisa died during childbirth.
m 14 Nov 1877 Highgate, Missouri Elizabeth E. Kinsey b 24 Oct 1855 d 23 Apr 1940
- Caleb Matthew b 14 Mar 1879 d 3 Aug 1881
- John Anderson b 1881 d 1940
- Margaret Augusta b 1883
- Joseph Hearst b 20 Oct 1885
- Thomas Kinsey b 1888
- Mary Louise b 1890
- Hortense Deborah b 1893
- Lucy Jane b 1895
William graduated from McDowell Medical College in St. Louis. In about 1850, Dr. Bowles moved to Maries County where he was the first medical school graduate to live there. A history of him was written in 1889. The 1900 census has Wm H. Bowles, his wife E. E. Bowles, and all their living children. In the 1910 census the family (William had died) were living St. Louis, Missouri. Son John was going by Anderson. Sarah J. Harbison, age 67, was living with them.
Children of Anderson Bowles and Ann Elizabeth van Dover
BOWLES, James Madison b 1840 d before 1880
m 25 Oct 1866 St. Louis, Missouri Willie Thurston
- Charles b ca. 1869
- Hallan b ca. 1872
- William b ca. 1873
- Anna May b ca. 1877
The 1880 census shows Willie Bowles, widowed, and her children living with her father and mother-in-law. The marriage date is from the St. Louis County marriage book.
BOWLES, Edward Bates b 1842
m Mary E. Patton b Missouri d 1870
m Emma Sterriger b Franklin County, Missouri d 1877
m Martha L. Hyer daughter of Dr. John Hyer
- John Hyer b 4 Aug 1883
- James Joseph b 30 Jul 1888
The 1870 census has Edward, his wife Mary, and twins Addison and Anderson (difficult to read) in Crawford County. According to the 1880 census, an E. B. Bowles, physician and a Sam A. Bowles were boarders in Maries County, Missouri. Edward has a brother named Samual Addison. In the same census, William 11, Anderson age 9, and Addison age 9 were living with their grandparents, Anderson and Elizabeth Bowles in St. Louis County, Missouri. John and James Bowles birth dates are from their draft registration cards.
Edward was a physician in Vienna, Maries County. Mary was generally known as Mollie. She was killed when a tree fell on her. The information about Edward Bates is from an 1889 history. The marriage of Mary to a Bowles is confirmed by her niece, Phoebe (Bowles) Coats in a diary entry. Mary is buried in a cemetery that was part of William Hearst Bowles property.
BOWLES, Virginia b ca. 1844
m 12 Nov 1863 St. Louis County, Missouri James Harbison b ca. 1841
- Aeton b ca. 1864
- Edward b ca. 1866
- Charles b ca. 1868
- Eliza b 1870
The 1870 census has the family in Rock Township, Jefferson County, Missouri. The marriage is from the St. Louis County marriage book.
BOWLES, Joseph W. b ca. 1858 Missouri
m before 1880 Sarah
- Mattie L.
- James G.
- Mary A.
Joseph and Sarah were living with Joesph's parents, according to the 1880 census. In 1900, the census had them in St. Louis, Missouri, with four children and two boarders, including Charles Harbison who was probably a cousin.
Children of George Milton Bowles and Martha Price
BOWLES, George Hearst b 10 Dec 1875, Missouri d 5 Nov 1930, Kent, King County, Washington
m 1896 Margarett Florence Taylor b 3 Jun 1875, Missouri d after 1940
- S. Mildred b 31 Mar 1898, Missouri d 5 Aug 1983, Eagle Lake, Texas m Eugene Herbert Booth
m 1 Jun 1924, Colorado, Texas Corrie M. McCreary
George received a law degree from the University of St. Louis and briefly practiced as a lawyer. He then took a job with Bell Telephone Company. After he resigned that job, he moved to Eagle Lake Texas to manage an estate. He divorced his first wife after 1920 and married Carrie in 1924.
Margarett married James Abner Quinn in 1924. He died a year later. In the 1940 census, she appears under that surname as a widow, living with her daughter and her daughter's husband in Missouri. A gravestone for Eugene has the Quinn surname on it suggesting he may be buried with his mother-in-law and most likely his wife.
Sometime between 1925 and 1930, George and Corrie moved to Kent, Washington where they lived with Carrie's children and her mother. George worked in real estate and insurance.
BOWLES, Thomas Price 23 Mar 1877, Missouri d 12 May 1949 Sutter County, California
m 1900 Lillian Grey VanDover b 1878 Missouri d 15 Oct 1969, Paradise, Butte County, California
- Edith b 4 Sep 1901, Missouri
- George Milton b 31 Dec 1903, Missouri
- William Lewis b 7 Jan 1907, Missouri
- Helen Leora b 25 Dec 1908, St. Louis County, Missouri
- Margaret Alwilda b 28 May 1911, Missouri
- Thomas Ray b 12 Jun 1913, Valley Park, Missouri
- John Long b 2 Feb 1916 Valley Park, Missouri
- Forest Weston b 8 Aug 1918, Valley Park, Missouri
- Charles Veasy b 27 Dec 1922, Valley Park, Missouri
Lillian was the daughter of Lewis Cass VanDover. His mother, Jane (Bowles) VanDover, was the half-sister of Thomas' father.
Thomas and Lillian started their family near their parents in St. Louis County and continued to live there until all the children were born. Around 1926, the family moved to Yuba City in Sutter County, California. Yuba City isn't far from Birchville, where Thomas' father once prospected. After Thomas' death, Lillian was living with her son Forest in 1950. Thomas and Lillian are buried in the Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak, Sutter County, California.
BOWLES, William Long b 14 May 1886, Missouri d bef. 1940
m 27 Mar 1915 Louise M Wolff b ca. 1892, Missouri d 23 Oct 1918, Los Angeles, California
m 26 Jan 1920, Los Angeles, California Alice Martha Beeson b 14 Mar 1901, Missouri d 30 Oct 1987, Los Angeles, California
- William Long b 6 May 1921, Los Angles, California, d 22 Sep 2002 Los Angeles, California
- George Beeson b 28 Jul 1923, Los Angles, California d 10 Feb 1988 Lane, Oregon
There is no solid proof that this William Long Bowles is the son of George Milton Bowles and Martha Price. A 1930 obituary for George's Hearst Bowles lists a brother William living in California. In the census records, the birth month is the same, but the year varies. The birth state is the same. The birth states for his parents also agree. One last link is that William's possible brother, Thomas Price Bowles, named his son John Long Bowles.
William worked as a delivery driver and a clerk for various companies. The last city directory entry that can be found for him is for 1931. He worked for the Los Angeles Athletic Club. No record for William's death has been found. According to the 1940 census, his wife was back living with her parents. She specified that she was a widow.
Children of William Hearst Bowles and Ella Kinsey
BOWLES, Margaret Augusta b 25 Apr 1883 d 1971
m 1910 Albert E. Waltenspiel b 1877 California d 1969
- Elizabeth Caroline b ca. 1911 m Richard
- Albert B. b ca. 1913
- Alice Margaret b ca. 1915 m Dean Hughes
- Edmund Joseph b ca. 1922
- Hugh Kinsey b 1923 d 1928
In 1907, Margaret and her brother Joseph traveled to California to visit their Cousin Phoebe. While there, they took a six-week trip tour of the state with Phoebe, her husband Bethel, their children, her future husband, and his sister. Margaret wrote a travel log of the experience. Albert, Margaret, and their three living children appear in the 1930 census for Rolla, Missouri. Cousin Phoebe visited with the family, who were still in Rolla, in May 1949. She recorded the visit in her diary. Margaret and Albert are buried at the Bowles cemetery located on William Hearst Bowles property.
BOWLES, Joseph Hearst b 20 Oct 1885
m Clara Della Cordsmeyer b ca. 1890
- Helen Elizabeth b 8 Sep 1910
- Julia Margaret b 3 Jul 1914
- William Anderson b ca 1916
- Joseph Hearst b 6 Oct 1925
In 1907 Joseph visited California with his sister Margaret as described above. Joseph H. and Clara D. Bowles appear in the 1930 along with their four children in Central, St. Louis, Missouri. Joe lived in Merced, California in Jan 1946 as was described in his cousin Phoebe (Bowles) Coats' diary.
BOWLES, Thomas Kinsey b 23 Jan 1888 d 1965
m 1915 Susan Ashley b ca. 1889
- Mary Emma b ca. 1921
- Joe A. b ca. 1924
- William b after 1930
A World War I draft card gives Thomas' birthdate. Thomas K. Bowles, his wife Susan A., and two of their children, Mary and Joe, appear in the 1930 census as living in Tacoma, Washington. Thomas was an M. D. In January 1946, he visited his cousin Phoebe (Bowles) Coats. There are several entries in her diary about the visit. One mentions a young son William.
BOWLES, Mary Louise b 3 Oct 1890 d 1987
m 10 Feb 1921 David Taylor Lenox b c. 1895 Missouri
- David Taylor III b ca. 1923
- William H. b ca. 1925
- Merrietta b ca. 1928
- Margaret Ann
This genealogy is constructed from diary entries by Phoebe (Bowles) Coats, Mary's first cousin, when she visited in May 1949. In addition, David T. Lenox II, Mary L., and three children appear in the 1930 census for Post Oak, Johnson, Missouri. David was a farmer and had served during World War I.
BOWLES, Hortense Deborah b 20 Jan 1893 d 1990
m 9 Apr 1919 David M. Donan b 14 May 1874 d 28 Feb 1970
- Elizabeth Ann b ca. 1922 m Harry Sutcliffe
- Lucy Stuart b ca. 1930 m David Finch
- Jean Coe b ca. 1924
- David Alexander b ca. 1928
The 1930 census has David Donan, his wife Hortence, and four children in Ben Avon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Both David and Hortense are listed as being born in Missouri. All their children were born in Pennsylvania. The husband of Elizabeth Ann did extensive research on his wife's family. Some of his work is reflected here. Harry died in 2006.
BOWLES, Lucy Jane b 25 Aug 1895 d Jun 1994 Maries County, Missouri
m Gifford Martin
- Dorothy b ca. 1926
m Lloyd Bennetsen
Gifford Martin, his wife Lucy, and their child Dorothy appear in the 1930 census for St. Louis, Missouri. Gifford was a salesman and had served in World War I. Lucy and Lloyd are mentioned in Lucy's cousin Phoebe's diary when she was visiting Missouri in 1946. An obituary for Lucy appeared in the 22 Jun 1994 Maries County Gazette.
Children of Caleb Bowles and Susan Ellen Patton
BOWLES, Margaret Jane b 30 Dec 1868 North San Juan, California d 7 May 1949 Stanisluas County, California
m 21 Jun 1899 Watsonville, California Clarence Elfin Martinelli b 27 Dec 1874 California d 10 Aug 1946 San Joaquin County, California
- Ellsworth Lowell b 28 Dec 1900
- Marian Elizabeth b 30 Jun 1902
- Donald Elfin b 18 Oct 1903
- George Edgar b 4 Nov 1905
- Louis Caleb b 21 Jul 1907
- Walter Bethel b 3 Feb 1910
- Serena Ellen b 10 Jan 1913
Margaret Bowles is listed as a teacher at the Tassajara school in Contra Costa County, California in 1892. Her brother-in-law indicated she taught there in 1893. Her parents and family had moved to the area in 1887. When she was visited by her sister in 1907, she was living in Watsonville. Margaret and Clarence are buried in the Colfax Cemetery in Colfax, California.
BOWLES, George William b 7 Nov 1870 Cambria, California d 18 Aug 1937 Hickman, California
m 14 Oct 1896 San Francisco, California Anna Kaiser b 28 Jul 1874 California d 15 Aug 1964 Santa Cruz, California
- Mary Ellen b 10 Sep 1897
- Ann b 30 Aug 1899
- William b 5 Sep 1901
- Charles Anderson b 20 Feb 1904
- George William b 2 Nov 1906
- Phoebe Jane b 7 Apr 1909
- John Samuel b 30 Jun 1915
After their marriage George and Anna moved to the ranch of George's widowed mother Ellen which was a few miles outside of Cambria, California. In 1909 they moved to New Almaden, Santa Clara County, California where they tried dairying, raising stock, and general farming. They were accompanied by Ellen (Patton) Bowles. Ellen then found a ranch in Hickman, California where the family moved in 1915. George had traded their Santa Clara ranch for 250 acres in the Hickman precinct, one mile east of Hickman. In 1956, Anna moved in with her daughter Ann to Santa Cruz. The Hickman ranch was sold in 1958. George is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall with gray eyes and black hair in the 1892 voter registration of Contra Costa County.
Children of Edward Bates Bowles and Wives
BOWLES, William M. b ca. 1868
m Clara M. b ca. 1873
- Ellen M. b ca. 1900
- Edward S b ca. 1902
- Clara E. b ca. 1910
- Mary Louise b ca. 1913
The 1900 through 1930 census shows the family living in Perry, Oklahoma. The attribution to Edward Bates Bowles as the father of William is based on the uniqueness of the name of William M. in the census and that both his parents were from Missouri. A marriage record would be very useful.
BOWLES, Anderson P. b ca. 1870
m Ida b ca. 1871
The connection to Edward Bates Bowles is very tenuous. The 1930 census has A. P. Bowles and his parents born in Missouri. In 1930, Anderson and his wife were living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is about 80 miles from William M. Bowles above.
BOWLES, Addison V b ca. 1870
m Kate b ca. 1876
- Gladys b ca. 1897
- Philander b ca. 1904
- Glen b 1907
In the 1910 census Addison and his family were living in Sherrill Township, Texas County, Missouri. Addison and his parents are listed as born in Missouri.
Children of Thomas Price Bowles and Lillian Vandover
BOWLES, Edith b 4 Sep 1901 Missouri d 12 Apr 1982, Trempealeau, Wisconsin
m Robert Allen Vance b 23 Oct 1904, Missouri d 2 Aug 1991
- Robert Allen Vance b 17 Aug 1922 Missouri d 14 Oct 1994, Lincoln, Placer County, California
m 7 Jan 1928 Sutter County, California Everett Halderson b 17 Sep 1904, Stoddard, Wisconsin d 26 Nov 1989, Trempealeau, Wisconsin
- Louis b 1929
- Isabel b 1931
- James b 1933
- Norman b 1935
- Wendel b 1937
- Doris b 1939
- Sandra b 1942
- Helen b 1945
BOWLES, George Milton b 13 Dec 1903, Missouri d 18 Sep 1966, Yakima City, Washington
m 20 Oct 1934 Seattle, Washington Lois Genevieve Bailey b 3 Jan 1912, Ferndale, Washington d 16 Sep 2014 Snohomish, Washington
- Marcia Mae b 19 May 1939, Washington d 18 Sep 1966, Yakima, Washington m Lanny K Gullekson
- Judith Anne b 26 Jun 1940, Washington d 18 Aug 2004, Lansing, Michigan m Jerry Evert Smith
- James b 3 Jun 1950, Washington
- Vicki Lynn b 4 Feb 1954, Washington
George moved to Bremerton in 1931 and worked as an electrician at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. In 1947, he moved to Wapato and purchased a store he called the Bowles Market. He ran it until 1961.
BOWLES, William Lewis b 7 Jan 1907, Missouri d 17 Apr 1965 Sutter County, California
m Margaret Chambers b 29 Sep 1912, Ione, California, d 14 Feb 1977, Live Oak, Sutter County, California
- Mary Margaret b 7 Oct 1942, Sutter County, California d 3 Feb 2006, Texas m James L. Harris
William worked as a laborer and truck driver and in construction.
BOWLES, Helen Leora b 25 Dec 1908, St. Louis County, Missouri d 16 Mar 1977, Yuba City, Sutter County, California
m 1928 Lloyd Thomas Yeates b 11 Sep 1906, Yuba City, California d 1 Nov 1978, Yuba City, California
- Kenneth Lloyd b 24 Nov 1931, Marysville, Yuba County, California d 1 Nov 2011, Magalia, California
- Lester Eugene b 13 Oct 1937, Sutter County, California
BOWLES, Margaret Alwilda b 28 May 1911, Missouri d 10 Apr 1973, California
m James Patrick Morris b 22 Feb 1905, Dublin, Ireland d 16 Feb 1975, California
- James Richard b 20 May 1930, Marysville, California m Rosemary Fanning
- Phillip Frank b 4 Jan 1946, Sutter County, California
BOWLES, Thomas Ray b 12 Jun 1913, Valley Park, Missouri d 22 Aug 1997, Marysville, Sutter County, California
m 21 Nov 1940 Ruth Noyes b 16 Dec 1914, Nevada County, California d 6 Mar 2008
- Norman Thomas b 14 Feb 1942, Tulare, California d 25 May 1983, Sutter County, California m Leuenia R Vales
- Janice Lynn b 30 Jul 1948 Nevada County, California
m 7 May 1983 Reba J Hall b 1 Nov 1940 d 8 Aug 2011
Thomas served with the Army Air Corps during World Was II. When he returned home, he operated a flying service, training pilots and doing crop dusting. He owned the Flying B ranch where he raised horses. Thomas is buried in the Live Oak Cemetery in Live Oak, California. Ruth is buried in Nevada City, California. Reba was last living in Live Oak when she died.
BOWLES, John Long b 2 Feb 1916 St. Louis, Missouri d 26 Jun 1994, Yuba City, Sutter County, Calforinia m 21 Nov 1940 Goldie Eleanor Morris
m 21 Nov 1940 Goldie Eleanor Morris b 16 May 1919, Winfield, Kansas d 2 Aug 2007, Live Oak, California
- John William b 29 May 1943, Yuba City, California d 19 Jan 2003
- Frank Jay b 10 Feb 1950, Yuba City, California d 22 Mar 2002 Sutter County, California
- Karen Mae b 10 Feb 1950, Yuba City, California
John served in the Marines during World War II. In 1950, John worked for the Airplane Farm Service as a crop sewer. This may have been his Uncle Thomas' business.
BOWLES, Forest Weston b 8 Aug 1918, Valley Park, Missouri d 7 Oct 1990 California
m 23 Sep 1950 Helene Mason b 16 Jul 1921 d 18 Jun 2010
Forest served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
BOWLES, Charles Veasy b 27 Dec 1922, Valley Park, Missouri d 6 Jun 1994, Biggs, Butte County, California
m 12 Aug 1944, Las Vegas, Nevada Martha Shirley b 5 Jun 1923, Alabama d 5 Sep 1956, Placer County, California
- Shirley Ann b 14 Aug 1945, Sutter County, California
- Linda Jo b 17 Jun 1951 m James Dezarn
- Robert Charles b 20 Oct 1955, Yuba City, California m Robin Key Hensley
Charles served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he was a rice farmer and a partner in his brother Thomas' Bowles Flying service.
Children of Joseph Hearst Bowles and Clara Cordsmeyer
BOWLES, Helen Elizabeth b 8 Sep 1910 d 22 Feb 2008 Merced, California
m Carl Joseph Gilbert Linde
Helen's obituary appeared in the Merced Sun Star. The date of her death given above may be the date of the obituary in which case her death was most likely a few days earlier. Her middle name is from the obituary.
BOWLES, Julia Margaret b 3 Jul 1914 d 20 Mar 1990
m Charles Hamlin Martin
BOWLES, William Anderson b ca 1916
m Charlotte Sophia Thompson b private
BOWLES, Joseph Hearst b 6 Oct 1925 d 28 Jan 1982
m Patricia Hilda Johnson b private
Children of George William Bowles and Anna Kaiser
BOWLES, Mary Ellen
Born: Sep 10, 1897, CA
Died: Nov 14, 1933, Stockton, San Joaquin
Age: 36y 2m 4d
Marital status: S
Father: Bowles, George, CA
Mother: Kaiser, Anna, CA
Cause of death: Diarrhea and Enteritis
Informant: Hospital Records, Stockton, CA
Mary was in the first class to graduate from Hughson High on 29 May 1918.
She died at the age of 36 from diarrhea and enteritis.
California Death Index, 1940-1997, mother's maiden name: Kaiser, SSN: 569286842
U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current, last address Hughson, California
Ann dropped out of school after the eight grade. Sometime in the 1920's she moved to Santa Cruz, where she worked at the Santa Cruz Packing Company in Seabright. She lived with her grandmother Kaiser at 28 Arbor Street. After her grandmother's death, the house was sold and Ann purchased another. In 1972, she sold that house and moved to Hughson to live with her sister Phoebe. Ann never married.
California Death Index, 1940-1997, mother's maiden name: Kaiser, SSN: 564527938
U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
From 1925-1929, William served in the U.S. Navy. When World War II started, Nelson joined the Merchant Marine and served until the end of the war. When he returned home, he worked a dairyman on his father's ranch until it was sold in 1958. He then went to live with his mother and sister Ann in Santa Cruz.
Charles Anderson (Andy)
- Barbara Anne b private
- Robert Alan b private
- Charles (Chuckie) Anderson b private
The family lived in San Francisco where Charles was a longshoreman. In 1994, Andy sold his home and went to live with his sister, Phoebe.
BOWLES, George (Jake) William
Her birth state is from the 1940 U.S. Census
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current, last residence: Stanislaus County, California
- George Lindsay
b 24 Nov 1937, Glenn County, California d 27 Mar 2007 Ceres, Stanislaus County, California
The U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current contains the birth and death dates.
The birth date. location, and the mother's maiden name of Alexander is in the California Birth Index 1905-1995.
George was living with his mother in 1930 and may have continued to do so until his marriage.
In 1940 he and his wife lived next to his mother on La Grange Road in Waterford. Living with them
was his maternal uncle,
Charles E. Kaiser. George and Margaret later moved to Modesto, California where George was a truck
A Margaret Bowles was an office manager for the same company as Syble Bowles below. George and
U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
SSN: 549-68-0314; last residence: Hughson, California
California Death Index, 1940-1997
U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
SSN: 555-52-8964; last residence: Hughson, California
- Yvonne Marie
- Raymond Edward
- Richard Oliver
- Janet Elaine
- Annette Cecelia
According to daughter Annette, her mother attended local school through her second year at Hughson Highschool. She then went to live with her sister in Santa Cruz where she attended another year of high school and worked with her sister at the Santa Cruz Packing Company.
At some point she returned to Hickman to marry Raymond. After their marriage, they lived on Raymond's father's orchard. They would live there for the rest of their lives. Raymond is buried at the Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson.
John Samuel (Sam)
m Syble Crete Drake
Information about John's first marriage is sketchy. John was listed as married in the 1940 census, but living with his parents without his wife. In the same census Sybil Drake was single living with her parents in Oklahoma. This confirms John was married to someone prior to his marriage to Syble. It is unclear who that is. Annette Camagna Stransky, Sam's niece, mentions a Syble Bissell in her research. Another name uncovered was Helen Arlberg.
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
R. L Polk Modesto City Directory, 1954
Modesto Citizens Cemetery, avenue 2 grave 77
California Death Index, 1940-1997, mother's maiden name: Kaiser
California Death Index, 1940-1997, father's surname: Drake, mother's maiden name: Dodson