Elizabeth J. Bowes

Elizabeth J. Bowes

Female 1862 - 1944  (81 years)
Person ID: I3043 


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  • Name Elizabeth J. Bowes  [1, 2, 3
    Name Lizzie  [1
    Born 6 Dec 1862  Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Aug 1944  Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 29 Aug 1944  Calvary Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Siblings
     1. Charlie Bowes (ID:I13263),   b. 1861, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     ½2. Charles Edward Bowes (ID:I3042),   b. 10 Sep 1874, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1938, Sear's Farm, West Line, Cass, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     ½3. Thomas Burke Bowes (ID:I13141),   b. 14 Nov 1875, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1945, Home, northeast of Louisburg, Louisburg, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F1295 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Lawrence A. Bowes (ID:I13139),   b. 22 Nov 1837, Johnstown, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1914, Sunnyside Farm, Wea, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Jane Ward (ID:I13033),   b. 23 Nov 1837,   d. 23 Dec 1864, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1862  Perry, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Reference Number 134831 

    Family

    Family ID: F1294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Husband Flavius Josephus Wiseman (ID:I3045),   b. 28 Feb 1853, Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1915, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1883  [2, 3
    Reference Number 19183 
    Children 
      1. Maude Lee Wiseman (ID:I13264),   b. 5 Sep 1884, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1953  (Age 68 years)
      2. Arthur Lawrence Wiseman (ID:I13265),   b. 27 Jul 1887, Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1946, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
      3. Flavius Josephus Wiseman, Jr. (ID:I13266),   b. 28 Jul 1894, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1902, Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
      4. Elizabeth Josephine Wiseman (ID:I13267),   b. 1905, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1916, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Arrival 1877  Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Event 1938  [4
    Trip by Nanny (Bea Bowes McCoy) and her father Thomas Bowes from Louisburg to Wichita to visit his sister and niece; his wife Bertha Bowes stayed with his other daughter (Evelyn) in Louisburg 
    Event 6 Dec 1942  Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    80th birthday party 
    Occupation Bef 1881  [2, 3
    Ran a newspaper in Louisburg, Kansas 
    Occupation Between 1883 and 1919  Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Publisher of the Western Enterprise newspaper, located approximately 50 miles SE of Paola, Kansas 
    Reference Number 3085 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Dec 1862 - Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1877 - Miami, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Between 1883 and 1919 - Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - 6 Dec 1942 - Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1944 - Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Aug 1944 - Calvary Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elizabeth Wiseman
    Elizabeth Wiseman
    Documents
    Wiseman Obituaries Document
    Wiseman Obituaries Document
    Headstones
    Bowers Elizabeth J Headstone
    Bowers Elizabeth J Headstone

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, Elizabeth J. Bowes Wiseman.
      Elizabeth is the daughter of Lawrence A. Bowes and Jane "Jennie" Ward.
      She married Flavius Josephus Wiseman in 1883.
      Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935
      -Groom: F. J. Wiseman
      -Age: 29
      -Bride: Lizzie Bowers
      -Age: 20
      -Marriage Date: 30 Oct 1883
      -Marriage Place: Wea Twp, Miami County, Kansas
      Per the 1900 U.S. Census, Elizabeth and Flavius lived in Rich Hill Ward 1, Bates County, Missouri. Elizabeth is listed as 37 years old born in Dec 1862 in Ohio. Flavius is listed as 42 years old born in Feb (no year) in West Virginia. They are listed as married for 17 years and Elizabeth was listed with 3 children born and 3 children living.
      Elizabeth and Flavius are known to have 4 children:
      -Maude Lee Bohn (1884-1971)
      -Arthur Lawrence (1887-1946)
      -Flavius Josephus (1894-1902)
      -Elizabeth Josephine (1905-1916)
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18232458/elizabeth-j_-wiseman
      Bowers Elizabeth J Headstone
      Bowers Elizabeth J Headstone


    2. [S1537] The Wichita Eagle, (Name: McClatchy Company; Location: Wichita, Kansas;), "Elizabeth Wiseman to Be Honored On Her 80th Birthday," Sunday, 6 December 1942.
      Elizabeth Wiseman 80th1 Document
      Elizabeth Wiseman 80th1 Document
      Elizabeth Wiseman 80th2 Document
      Elizabeth Wiseman 80th2 Document


    3. [S440] Miami County Republic/Louisburg Herald/Osawatomie Graphic, (Name: The Miami County Republic; Location: Paola, Miami County, Kansas;), Local Kansas area newspaper (not exactly sure which), "Former Resident Dies: Deceased Was Sister of T. B. Bowes, Louisburg Farmer," August 1944.
      Wiseman Obituaries Document
      Wiseman Obituaries Document


    4. [S1538] Notes of Charles Anthony Tomacci, Charles Anthony Tomacci, (Name: Self; Location: Alamo, California;), Handwritten letter from Beulah Mae Bowes McCoy to her mother and sister, 22 November 1938.
      BeaBowesMcCoyLetter1938
      BeaBowesMcCoyLetter1938


    5. [S1534] Library of Congress, (Name: Library of Congress; Location: Washington, D.C.;), THE WESTERN ENTERPRISE.
      The Western Enterprise was established September 16, 1881, on individual capital by F. J. Wiseman and G. M. Magill. Its declaration of principles were independent democratic in politics; honesty and capability in office; and a zealous advocacy of the general interests of the city of Rich Hill. The Enterprise was stubbornly opposed by two older papers established with the city, but a close adherence to business and a straight course in politics soon won a good patronage and made it the favorite local paper of the city. Financially and otherwise the business soon surpassed the expectations of the publishers and they found it necessary to provide permanent and convenient rooms, and accordingly in March, 1882, they purchased the present commodious ' building on Sixth Street, where the office is now located. By this time Rich Hill had developed into a city of 4,000 people, and its political strength was unknown. Three parties were claiming it. The Enterprise carried the straight Democratic ticket through the campaign against the other two organs and carried the city Democratic by 230 plurality. The office has a good job department and does a large amount of general job work and commercial printing. The Western Enterprise has the full patronage of the Democratic party and is the official organ of the city of Rich Hill. The publishers are constantly putting in new material and are keeping the office abreast of the times.
      https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90061664/

    6. [S1251] Find A Grave, Lawrence A. Bowes.
      Lawrence is the son of John Bowe and Mary Murphy.

      The Bowe/Bowes family were part of the mass Irish migration to America because of potato famine in Ireland. The name has been spelled: BOGUE, BOWES, BOWE, BOW, and BOWIE.

      Lawrence's father, John, sailed from Liverpool, England to America on the ship Forest Monarch arriving on 5 Aug 1848. He is listed on the ship manifest as John Bow, age 37, occupation Laborer, along with a Thomas Bow*, age 20, occupation Laborer.

      Lawrence, with his mother and siblings, followed his father to America on the ship Fidella, sailing from the port of Liverpool, England arriving on 30 Sep 1848. The ship manifest listed:
      -Mary Bow, age 35, occupation Dressmaker
      -James Bow, age 16
      -Lawrence Bow, age 14
      -Kitty Bow, age 12
      -Mary Bow, age 10
      -Thomas Bow, 8
      -Honor Bow, age 6
      -Mary Bow *, age 23

      *NOTE: It is unknown the exact relationship of Thomas Bow, born about 1828, and Mary Bow, born about 1825. They "may" have been siblings or cousins to John Bowe.

      Lawrence was married to:
      1st - Jane "Jennie" Ward - 1862
      2nd - Mary Louisa "Lida" Flemm - 1873

      Lawrence is known to have 4 children:
      By Jennie (1837-1864):
      -Charles (1861-1861)
      -Elizabeth J. Wiseman (1862-1944)

      By Lida (1845-1919):
      -Charles Edward (1874-1938)
      -Thomas Burke (1875-1945)

      OBITUARY
      Died in his 76th Year
      The death of Lawrence A. Bowes, a well known and respected farmer of Wea township occurred last Monday afternoon July 27th, 1914, at four o'clock, at his country home, 4 miles northeast of Louisburg. His illness covered a period of several weeks, although he had been in failing health for the last two and one-half years. Death was from a complication of diseases, he being aged 76 years, 8 months and five days.

      Born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, November 22, 1837, he with his parents, sought America for land upon which to build the family tree, when the subject of this sketch was barely 10 years old. The family settled in Perry County, Ohio and there the father died in 1856. When coming into manhood and with his mother's consent, he moved to Fairfield County. In 1868, he came to Kansas and bought the farm east of Louisburg and here his death occurred on last Monday afternoon.

      Mr. Bowes was married in Lancaster, Ohio in 1862, to Miss Jennie Ward, who died two years later leaving a daughter, who is now Mrs. F. J. Wiseman, of Wichita, Kansas; she was at her father's bedside when death came. For several years after coming to Kansas, Mr. Bowes was a contractor in railway construction. Later he took up farming and followed that occupation the remainder of his life. In 1873, he went back to Ohio and married Miss Mary Louisa Flemm, who, with two sons, survive. The oldest son, Charles E., is married, has children and lives on his farm several miles from the home place; he is doing well. And Thomas B. is at home with his aged mother. Two sisters, Maggie, is Mother Superior in an Ohio Convent and Nora the youngest, is a trained nurse, and lives in Columbus, Ohio. One brother, T. H. is a man of influence and of property holdings in Columbus, Ohio.

      Years ago when the Populist party thrived, Mr. Bowes was an active worker for that party, and he, with other leaders, made speeches all over this section of Kansas. At one time he sought the office of county commissioner on the Populist ticket but was defeated. In later years, Mr. Bowes was an independent voter and free thinker. He was fond reader of good books and poetry, and a writer of no small means. He wrote as he talked, and being possessed with a ready vocabulary his matter was always interesting and contained food for thought.

      Funeral services were held at the Louisburg Catholic church this morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Father P. R. McNamara, officiating. Interment was in Louisburg catholic cemetery. A large crowd of friends, from far and near, was in attendance.

      L. A. Bowes was a remarkable man in many respects. In social and business affairs he was honest; he passed through both adversity and prosperity. Well may his two sons and aged wife honor him and well may our community mourn his death. He always gave a word of encouragement to the young and his ready smile and hearty greeting will be missed from our streets. The writer has known Br. Bowes for the last eight years and having had dealing with him knew him to be a man, who is fair to all men, a man of splendid type of both moral and physical manhood, a credit to the Isle of his birth.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21334276/lawrence-a_-bowes
      Bowes Lawrence and Flemm Mary Headstone
      Bowes Lawrence and Flemm Mary Headstone