Biography of J. C. Bowman
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

J. C. Bowman is an enterprising business man of East Liverpool, where he is proprietor of Bowman's Tire Shop. He was born at Timberville, Va., Sept. 13, 1872, and is the son of John and Catherine (Whistler) Bowman.

Both John Bowman and his wife were born in Virginia. They removed to Indiana in 1875 and settled on a farm of 160 acres near Middletown, where Mr. and Mrs. Bowman now live retired. He is a Democrat, a member of the Lutheran Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bowman: J. C., the subject of this sketch; Effie, married Howe Davis, lives at Richmond, Ind.; Jacob, lives at Martin's Ferry, Ohio; and Goldie, married Charles Simmons, lives at Middletown, Ind.

J. C. Bowman was educated in the public schools of Middletown and remained on his father's farm until he was 21 years of age. He was then employed at Anderson, Ind. where he learned the tin plate rolling trade, and in 1897 he was employed by the National Tin Plate Company at Monessen, Pa. He rolled the first piece of tin produced at that factory. He was later made superintendent of the hot mill, in charge of 600 men. Mr. Bowman later entered the employ of the Laughlin Works of the United Steel Company at Martin's Ferry, Ohio, where he remained for 14 years, after which he was transferred to Monessen and later to Steubenville, Ohio, as superintendent. In 1920 he established his present business in East Liverpool, which is the city's largest tire shop.

On Feb. 18, 1897, Mr. Bowman was married to Miss Anna Toms, who was born at Anderson, Ind., the daughter of Fiery and Mildred (Croxan) Toms. Mr. Toms lives retired at Anderson. His wife is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman have a daughter, Ethel, born June 23, 1901. She lives at home.

Politically Mr. Bowman is a Republican. He is a member of the Methodist Church and belongs to the Masonic and Elk lodges. He is a substantial citizen of Columbiana County and is widely and favorably known.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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