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Bowes aka Bows Family

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 10/01/2005

    William Bowes aka Bows (1860 and 1880) or Rowes (1870), b. abt 1827, England; married Jane Thompson, b. abt 1830 in New York; bef. 1850 William and Jane married, and lived with her father, Charles Thompson in the town of Vernon, Oneida county, New York. Her father was a mason, b. abt 1787 in New York.

    Between 1854-1858, the William Bowes family, consisting of William, Jane, daughter, Hannah, age 9, b. New York, and daughter Eveline, age 7, left New York state along with Jane's father and other Thompson family members and settled in the town of Flushing, Genesee county, Michigan. Their daughter, Viola, was born abt. 1859 and son, Elmer, in 1862. The 1860 Census lists the family as "Bows".

    After 1862, the William Bowes family moved to the town of Lisbon, Waukesha county, Wisconsin and are listed as the "Rowes". Elmer is eight years old; Eveline isn't with them, either she has married young, and lives in Michigan or Wisconsin, or she died between 1860 and 1870. The Thompson families remained behind in Michigan.

    Hannah Bowes married William Albert Stone on October 13, 1874, and gave birth to their only child, Effie Leone Stone, on January 5, 1878.

    William was the son of James Stone, b. abt 1815 in Sussex, England. He married (Elizabeth) Frances Sisley on April 18, 1839. Frances was born October 1, 1822 and died October 27, 1853. William later married Lucy Fielder.

    James Stone was the son of James Stone, Sr., b. abt 1874 in Sussex, England, and died September 25, 1854 in Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin. James married Mariah Smith, b. abt July 16, 1790, and died March 24, 1861, also in Sussex, Wisconsin.

    Elmer Bowes and Carrie Stone were married at the Episcopal parsonage last week. Waukesha Freeman, March 3, 1892.

Three in Sussex
Miss Effie Stone Takes the Third Watch to that Town

    There are now three Freeman watches in the town of Sussex. It was a slip of the pen which made The Freeman say last week that Miss Lulu Buck had secured the first watch in that town, as only a week or tow before we had noted the success of Miss Cora Templeton in the watch contest. The third watch winner is Miss Effie Stone of Sussex. She is a very bright and nice appearing girl, thirteen years of age. She brought in seven subscribers instead of six and secured a pretty cord by which to attach her watch. Miss Effie did not carry her watch away in a case, but she immediately slipped the cord around her neck and the watch in her belt. She too the nice satin-lined case however to keep it in. There are several other girls and boys in Sussex who are canvassing there for Freeman watches and we expect to have other watch winners to chronicle before long. Waukesha Freeman, April 2, 1891.

    Effie Leone Stone married Thomas Arter. Waukesha Freeman, March 3, 1892.

    Elmer Bowes had daughter Sunday, September 4, 1892. Waukesha Freeman, September 15, 1892.

    1900 Census - Jane M. Bowes, age 70, is Head of Household in Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her son Elmer, and two granddaughters, Elva and Mercy.

    W. A. Lewis of Milwaukee, spent Sunday with his grandmother, Mrs. Bowes. He was accompanied by his family. June 6, 1901

    Mrs. E. A. Raiser of Cambria, Wis., is the guest of her mother, Mrs. J. Bowes. November 21, 1901

    O. S. Lewis and William Lewis were the guests of Mrs. J. Bowes. April 24, 1902

    Mrs. Wm. Stone and Elmer Bowes attended the marriage of their nephew, Oscar L. Lewis, of Cambria, on Wednesday, the 12th. Waukesha Freeman, October 20, 1904.

    Elva and Mercy Bowes attended Lisbon District No. 1 school. Dec. 22, 1904

    Elmer Bowes and little daughter Mercy visited relatives at Cambria over Sunday. Waukesha Freeman, September 24, 1908

    Elmer E. Bowes and Viola Price were Waukesha visitors Thursday last. Jan. 21, 1909.

    1910 Census - Jane Bowes still lives with son Elmer in Sussex, but is no longer Head. His sister Viola Price also lives with them, so her husband had passed away.

    Mrs. Viola Price and Elva Bowes were Milwaukee visitors Friday. February 17, 1910.

    Elmer Bowes is spending a few days with relatives near St. Paul, Minn. Jan. 8, 1914

    George Medhurst has the position of foreman of the gang at the Bark River gravel pit, and Elmer Bowes is section boss in Mr. Medhurst's place. July 16, 1914. Viola Price and husband live in Milwaukee ?

    Elmer Bowes is moving into the house vacated by Frank Sliaske. April 6, 1916 Noah Schultz moved his family into Elmer's vacant house.

    Alva or Elva Bowes working in Pewaukee. May 11, 1916

    Elmer Bowes and family, and his sister, Mrs. Price of Sussex, have moved to Merton  into the Miss Robert' house and Mr. Steuve and family have moved into the house vacated by the Bowes. January 11, 1917

     Elmer Bowes and Mrs. Price have moved into their new home in Sussex. May 22, 1919.

     Mrs. Edw. Lidicker, of Milwaukee, is visiting at the home of her father, Elmer Bowes. December 25, 1919.

    1920 Census on Ancestry.com translates Elva Harland into "Bina Harland"

    Mrs. Stone, who had been visiting her sister at Cambria, motored here last week with her nephew, Oscar Lewis. September 9, 1920

    Elmer Bowes and sister, Viola Price, have moved to Whitewater. Mr. Bowes' son-in-law, Ed Lidicker, has rented a meat market and started in business there. The house vacated by Bowes has Mr. and Mrs. George Grenweiss moving into it. October 28, 1920.

    Between April 27 to May 3, 1921; Elmer E. Bowes sold to Edgar Lees and wife Ida May, Part Section 26, Town of Lisbon. May 12, 1921.

1930 Census - Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; Elmer and his sister Viola in residence.

    July 16, 1932 - Viola Bowes Price dies.


Descendants of William Bowes

Generation No. 1

 

1. WILIAM1 BOWES was born Abt. 1827 in England. He married JANE THOMPSON, daughter of CHARLES THOMPSON. She was born Abt. 1830 in Vernon, Oneida, New York.

More About JANE THOMPSON:

Residence 1: 1900, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 2: 1910, Lisbon (Sussex), Waukesha, Wisconsin

Children of WILLIAM BOWES and JANE THOMPSON are:

2. i. HANNAH M.2 BOWES, b. 28 Jun 1851, Vernon, Oneida, New York; d. 13 Jul 1928.

ii. EVELINE BOWES, b. Abt. 1853, Vernon, Oneida, New York.

iii. VIOLA P. BOWES, b. Abt. 1859, Michigan; d. 16 Jul 1932, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin; m. ? PRICE; d. Bef. 1917, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ?.

Notes for VIOLA P. BOWES:

Effie Arter of Milwaukee, was a niece of the Mrs. Viola Price, nee Bowes, who died Saturday at her home in Whitewater. Buried at Rose Hill cemetery. Former resident of Lisbon. Mr. Price died several years ago. Leaves a brother, Elmer Bowes, who lived with her. Two nieces, Mrs. John Harland of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Ed Lidicker of Whitewater, who also made their home for sometime after the death of their mother. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 21, 1932.

More About VIOLA P. BOWES:

Burial: 1932, Rose Hill cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

3. iv. ELMER BOWES, b. Abt. 1862, Michigan.

Generation No. 2

 

2. HANNAH M.2 BOWES (WILIAM1) (Source: St. Alban's burial record.) was born 28 Jun 1851 in Vernon, Oneida, New York, and died 13 Jul 1928. She married WILLIAM ALBERT STONE 13 Oct 1874, son of JAMES STONE and (ELIZABETH) SISLEY. He was born 11 Dec 1841 in Ohio, and died 04 Sep 1911 (Source: St. Alban's burial record.).

More About HANNAH M. BOWES:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About WILLIAM ALBERT STONE:

Name 2: William Stone

Date born 2: Abt. 1841, Ohio

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About WILLIAM STONE and HANNAH BOWES:

Marriage: 13 Oct 1874

Child of HANNAH BOWES and WILLIAM STONE is:

4. i. EFFIE LEONE3 STONE, b. 1878, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. 1941, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

3. ELMER2 BOWES (WILIAM1) was born Abt. 1862 in Michigan. He married CLARA "CARRIE" H. STONE Abt. 03 Mar 1892 in St. Alban's Episcopal Church parsonage, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She was born 1866.

Notes for ELMER BOWES:

1914/ May 14 - Elmer Bowes had two fingers badly crushed last week, while unloading rails on the Northwestern railway.

More About ELMER BOWES and CLARA STONE:

Marriage: Abt. 03 Mar 1892, St. Alban's Episcopal Church parsonage, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Children of ELMER BOWES and CLARA STONE are:

5. i. ELVA C.3 BOWES, b. 04 Sep 1892, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

ii. EARL W. BOWES, b. 1894; d. 1898.

6. iii. MERCY E. BOWES, b. Abt. 1897, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Generation No. 3

 

4. EFFIE LEONE3 STONE (HANNAH M.2 BOWES, WILIAM1) was born 1878 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1920 Federal Census.), and died 1941 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married THOMAS ARTER, son of JAMES ARTER and ISOBEL HARDIMAN. He was born Abt. 1872 in Maidstone, Kent, England, and died 20 Apr 1921 in Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Notes for EFFIE LEONE STONE:

Effie Arter of Milwaukee, was a niece of the Mrs. Viola Price, nee Bowes, who died Saturday, July 16, 1932, at her home in Whitewater. Buried at Rose Hill cemetery. Former resident of Lisbon. Mr. Price died several years ago. Leaves a brother, Elmer Bowes, who lived with her. Two nieces, Mrs. John Harland of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Ed Lidicker of Whitewater, who also made their home for sometime after the death of their mother. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 21, 1932.

More About EFFIE LEONE STONE:

Burial: 1941, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Notes for THOMAS ARTER:

According to Thomas' obit, Thomas has been a resident of Sussex for 29 years, indicating his arrival about 1890-1892.

Mr. T. Arter has baby girl. Thursday, Feb 6, 1902, Waukesha Freeman.

Thursday, July 3, 1902; Mrs. T. Arter entertained in honor of her mother, Mrs. William Stone whose birthday it was. Same Monday evening, June 29, Thursday, July 2, 1903

Helen, the little daughter of T. Arter is very ill with cholera infantum. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 30, 1904.

Mr. Arter will sell all his personal property including household goods at public auction, Saturday, Oct. 15 - He and his family leave for England the last of this month, where they expect to spend one year. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 13, 1904.

Friends heard that T. Arter and family arrived Liverpool on November 5. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1904.

Thomas Arter was a deer hunter. Nov. 13, 1913

A son welcomed at Tom Arter's home on Dec 4. Dec. 13, 1917

Florence Arter was elected Treasurer of the Sussex school Bird society. Jan. 31, 1918

Isabel Arter is working at W. W. Brown's at Hartland. June 20, 1918

Isabel Arter of Sussex married Myron Blair of Hartland on June 8, 1927.Waukesha Freeman, June 9, 1927 by Oct, 6, 1927 the couple was living in Milwaukee.

Dec. 15, 1927 Effie and son Lester visited her daughters in Milwaukee.

Effie Arter of Milwaukee, was a niece of the Mrs. Viola Price, nee Bowes, who died Saturday, July 16, 1932, at her home in Whitewater. Buried at Rose Hill cemetery. Former resident of Lisbon. Mr. Price died several years ago. Leaves a brother, Elmer Bowes, who lived with her. Two nieces, Mrs. John Harland of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Ed Lidicker of Whitewater, who also made their home for sometime after the death of their mother. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 21, 1932.

Mrs. Effie Arter of Milwaukee, formerly of Sussex, has gone to Richmond, Calif., to spend the remaining winter months with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. M. Butler. Mrs. Arter, who has friends here in Hartland, is the mother of Mrs. Byron (Myron) H. Blair. Jan. 26, 1938

March 16, 1938 the Myron H. Blairs and Stanley Arter of Wauwatosa visiting friends in Hartland. Jacob Weed family.

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Blair of Wauwatosa made a brief call on their uncle, Edward Arter, on Sunday afternoon. May 18, 1938

More About THOMAS ARTER:

Burial: 1921, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Children of EFFIE STONE and THOMAS ARTER are:

i. THOMAS4 ARTER, b. 29 Jan 1902, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Bef. 1910.

More About THOMAS ARTER:

Burial: Unknown, ?

ii. ISABEL ARTER, b. 1902, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. 1965; m. MYRON H. BLAIR, 08 Jun 1927 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, June 9, 1927.); b. 1900; d. 1970.

More About ISABEL ARTER:

Burial: 1965, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 1: Bef. 1938, Richmond, Calif.

Residence 2: Bef. Oct 1927, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Oct. 6, 1927.)

More About MYRON H. BLAIR:

Burial: 1970, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About MYRON BLAIR and ISABEL ARTER:

Marriage: 08 Jun 1927 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, June 9, 1927.)

iii. HELEN L/A. ARTER, b. 17 Jan 1904, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

7. iv. FLORENCE HANNAH ARTER, b. Dec 1905, Romney Marsh, Kent, England; d. 1955.

v. STANLEY J. ARTER, b. 03 Feb 1908, Rye, Kent/Sussex, England; d. Aug 1979, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

vi. LESTER T. ARTER, b. Abt. 1917, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

5. ELVA C.3 BOWES (ELMER2, WILIAM1) was born 04 Sep 1892 in Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She married JOHN HARLAND Abt. 1916. He was born 1893 in Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1920 Federal Census.).

More About JOHN HARLAND:

Residence: 1920, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About JOHN HARLAND and ELVA BOWES:

Marriage: Abt. 1916

Children of ELVA BOWES and JOHN HARLAND are:

i. CLARABEL4 HARLAND, b. Abt. Jul 1917, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

ii. MILDRED HARLAND, b. Abt. Feb 1919, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

6. MERCY E.3 BOWES (ELMER2, WILIAM1) was born Abt. 1897 in Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She married EDWARD LIDICKER. He was born Abt. 1896.

More About MERCY E. BOWES:

Residence: 1920, Milwaukee Ward 19, 29th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Child of MERCY BOWES and EDWARD LIDICKER is:

i. ELMER4 LIDICKER, b. Abt. Oct 1918.

Generation No. 4

 

7. FLORENCE HANNAH4 ARTER (EFFIE LEONE3 STONE, HANNAH M.2 BOWES, WILIAM1) was born Dec 1905 in Romney Marsh, Kent, England, and died 1955. She married MICHAEL BUTLER.

More About FLORENCE HANNAH ARTER:

Burial: 1955, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Child of FLORENCE ARTER and MICHAEL BUTLER is:

i. DEAN5 BUTLER.



    

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