John Milton Bowers

26 April 1822–11 February 1919 (Age 96)
Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of John Milton

When John Milton Bowers was born on 26 April 1822, in Genesee, New York, United States, his father, John Bowers, was 27 and his mother, Clarissa M. Wallace, was 25. He married Jane Elizabeth Loomis on 20 September 1846. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Summit, Clay, Iowa, United States in 1856 and Vernon Springs, Howard, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. He died on 11 February 1919, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Milton Bowers
Jane Elizabeth Loomis
Marriage: 20 September 1846
Andrew Adelbert Bowers
Oscar Alonzo Bowers
William Wallace Bowers
Emma May Bowers

Spouse and Children

20 September 1846
Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States


    Andrew Adelbert Bowers


    Oscar Alonzo Bowers


    William Wallace Bowers


    Emma May Bowers


Parents and Siblings


    Clarissa M. Wallace




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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 32

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John M Bowers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J M Bowers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J M Bowers, "United States Census, 1860"

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