Biography of Walter B. Rowse
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

WALTER B. ROWSE was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, July 29, 1852, to Quincy A. and Rebecca E. (Sweney) Rowse, natives of Ohio, and of German lineage. His grandfather Bowse was an early settler of Crawford County, helping to lay out the town of Bucyrus, serving as Justice of the Peace many years, and also as Clerk of court. The children of the family are Walter R., Lincoln R., Lucy T., Robert, Henry, Silas, William H., Edwin B. and Clarence, the four latter deceased. The mother died in 1860; the father was married three times and died February 19, 1878. His father's aunt carried a musket in the war of 1812, dressed in male attire, acting as a spy. Walter Rowse was educated in the public schools of Bucyrus, removing to the farm with his parents in 1869. He was married, January 4, 1876, to Miss Cornelia Straw, born December 5, 1859, daughter of David and Rebecca (Williams) Straw. The children from this marriage are Quincy A., born October 1, 1876; Frank N., August 4, 1878; Arthur C., December 17, 1880; Racy M., September 18, 1882. Mrs. Rowse inherited 636 acres from her father's estate, and the same is well stocked and improved. Mr. and Mrs. Rowse are located in a pleasant home and highly esteemed as citizens.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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