Biography of James M. Bower of Byron, NY

James M. Bower, son of Francis and Catharine (Manahan) Bower, was born May 11, 1826, and was reared on his father's farm and educated in the common school. In 1850 he married, first, Parnell, daughter of Erastus Cash and settled on a farm about a mile east of Byron Center, where he resided to the close of his life, December 23, 1884. His wife died February 22, 1859, and October 8,. 1863 he married Celinda Cash, a sister of his first wife, who survives him, and resides on the farm where he first settled. His first wife bore him one son, who died in early childhood. The children by the second marriage are twins, Albert C. and Arthur E., who are students at Cary Seminary, Oakfield. Mr. Bower was an enterprising, industrious, and progressive farmer, who gave close attention to his farm and made it better year by year. He was a man of sterling integrity, strictly honest, and highly respected, a thorough temperance man, a genial companion, and kind and generous to the poor and needy.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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