John Milton Bowyer

5 December 1881–20 January 1956 (Age 74)
Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Milton

When John Milton Bowyer was born on 5 December 1881, in Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, Lorenzo Dowell Bowyer, was 22 and his mother, Mary Jo Ballard, was 17. He married Mary Belle Bailey on 16 June 1907, in Chelan, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Entiat, Chelan, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. In 1918, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as barber, wwi draft registration in Entiat, Chelan, Washington, United States. He died on 20 January 1956, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Milton Bowyer
Mary Belle Bailey
Marriage: 16 June 1907
Chester Milton Bowyer
Loren Randolph Bowyer
Wayne Bailey Bowyer
Vivian Belle Bowyer
Randolph Dowell Bowyer

Spouse and Children

16 June 1907
Chelan, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lorenzo Dowell Bowyer


    Mary Jo Ballard




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 8

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of bows ( see Bow ), as opposed to an archer. Compare Bowman .

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

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Story Highlight

John Milton Bowyer

I did not know my grandfather well, he died when I was 16. The parts I did know from in- frequent visits, I recall him being taciturn, sometimes grumpy, on the quiet side. I wish I'd have known him …

Sources (3)

  • John Bovyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John M Boyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John M Bowyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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