Biography of George P. Bowen of Batavia, NY

George P. Bowen, a well-known business man of Batavia, and a native of Darien, was born in 1841, a son of Portica Bowen, of Easton, N. Y., who came here in 1812 and resided until his death in 1860. George P. is the youngest of a family of eight children, all of whom are now living, viz.: David, a farmer, of Darien, Rufus, Mrs. Olive Dunbar, Mrs. Flora Major, Mrs Betsey Curtis, Richard, and Mrs. Myra Burk. He began business in Batavia in 1865, engaging in. the grocery trade, subsequently in the crockery trade, which he has since continued. Mr. Bowen has been located at 107 East Main street since 1877, where he has attractive and commodious salesrooms, and has secured a large and extended trade. His stock is the largest carried in his line in the county. He is a member of Batavia Commandery, No. 34.

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



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