Biography of William H. Bovie
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Bovie, William H., was born in Pownal, Vt., June 4, 1842. He was the son of Parker R. and Caroline (Palmer) Bovie, he a native of Vermont and she of Troy. The grandfather of Mr. Bovie was a native of New Jersey, but settled in Vermont where he engaged in farming, He was a soldier in the Mexican war and drew a pension for services. Parker Bovine was a carpenter by trade. He died in 1843 at the age of twenty seven. Mr. William Bovie lived on a farm in his boyhood days, and for a few years at a hotel, then he learned the blacksmith trade which has been his life work. In 1861 Mr. Bovie married Annie, daughter of John and Annie Whitbeck, of Albany, by whom he has had two children: George P., a blacksmith of Chicago, and John E., who is with his father in the blacksmith business in Defreesville, where Mr. Bovie located in 1871. They make a specialty of shoeing horses. John E. Bovine is a dealer in bicycles in addition to his business connection with his father; he married Fannie L., daughter of David Philips (see elsewhere). She died February 6, 1890, leaving one daughter, Ella.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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