Biography of S. C. Bowen
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bowen, S. C., was born in the town of Yates, March 27, 1828. He grew up on a farm and after a three years' clerkship started a general Store in Lyndonville in 1854. He came to Medina and after three years in the dry goods business embarked in the produce trade, and has been engaged in it ever since. His fine Stone warehouse is one of the most substantial buildings in the village, and was erected in 1890. Mr. Bowen has been trustee of the village, police justice, collector, town supervisor and county treasurer, and held a seat on the School Board. He married Catherine Jackson December 30, 1852; they have three children living: Wilbor A., Lena G., and Mrs. F. J. Squires. Wilbor A. has been prominently connected with the Young Men's Christian Association. He was for seven years assistant State secretary of the association for Pennsylvania, and during a portion of the year 1882, State secretary for the association in Maine. (For ancestors of Bowen family see Judge Thomas's history).

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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