Biography of Clark P. Bowen
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Bowen, Clark P., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in East Aurora, N. Y., in the house where he now lives in 1846, is a son of Samuel and Sarah H. (Putnam) Bowen, and grandson of Jonathan Bowen, who came from Scipio, Cayuga county, N. Y., to East Aurora in 1810, where he lived and died. The father of Clark was born in Grafton, Mass., and came to East Aurora when four years old. He was a merchant and farmer, and for twenty years was in Pratt & Co.'s store in Buffalo as manager of the retail department. He died in 1894, aged eighty nine years. and his wife in 1882. Clark P. Bowen was reared and educated in East Aurora, where he followed farming until 1880, when he engaged in the hardware business in partnership with L. E. Bowen, and in 1891 this partnership was dissolved. Mr. Bowen was married October 11, 1871, to Katharine Rogers of East Aurora, and they have one daughter, Alice K. Mr. Bowen is a member of Blazing Star Lodge No. 694, F. & A. M., East Aurora Chapter No. 282, R. A. M., A. O. U. W. and the E. S. D. H. of E., Aurora, N. Y. The father of Mrs. Bowen, Warren S. Rogers, was superintendent and treasurer of the Buffalo and Aurora Plank Road Company and the owner of a fine farm near East Aurora; he died in 1877.

Our County and its people
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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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