Biography of William C. Bowen
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Bowen, William C., Colton, was born in Canada, August 6, 1844, a son of Nathan Bowen. His wife was Clara Pike, of Vermont, and they resided in Canada many years, coming to Colton in 1854. They finally moved to Massachusetts, where they died. They were the parents of fourteen children, of whom our subject was the youngest. He was raised on a farm, educated at the public schools, and worked at farming and carpentry for about twenty years. He has been engaged in a saw mill also. January 3, 1866, Mr. Bowen married Druzilla G. Wait, of South Colton, by whom he had seven children: Clara, Carrie, Effie, Ruby, Mira, Mabel, and Carroll, Mr. Bowen is a Republican and has been assessor three years. He enlisted in Company H, Thirteenth N. Y. Cavalry, in 1864, serving till the close of the war. He is a Member of the Wait Post, G. A. R. of Colton, and has always been an active worker in the cause of temperance.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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