Biography of Charles E. Bowman


Bowman, Charles E., Alden, was born in Bowmansville, Erie county, August 26, 1856, and is a son of Palmer S. and Maria B. (Wiltse) Bowman. Bowmansville received its name from the doctor's grandfather, Benjamin Bowman, who settled there in 1810, where he and his family developed and built up Bowmansville and the country thereabouts. Mr. Bowman was educated at the Clarence Academy, Rochester public schools and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N. Y., from which he was graduated in 1878. He entered the medical department of Buffalo University in 1880, from which he was graduated in 1883. He subsequently took a post-graduate course in New York, coming out well equipped for a successful professional career. Dr. Bowman practiced for two years in Bennington, after which he located in Alden and aside from a a short time in Buffalo he has been in continuous practice there since. Mr. Bowman is a member of both the Erie and Wyoming County Medical Societies, as well as the Central New York State Society; he is a member of Lodge No. 594, F. & A. M., and its past master; he is also an Odd Fellow and a member of Mizpah Lodge. Besides all these and his professional work, Dr. Bowman has been active and earnest in the interest of the Democratic party in his town. He has been president of the village, as well as its health physician. In 1883 he married Isabel, daughter of Mrs. Maria Brooks of Syracuse. N. Y.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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