Elizabeth J. Bowes (I3043)1862 - 1944 (81 years)
Name Elizabeth J. Bowes [1, 2, 3] Relationship with Albert Leopold Vitter Birth 6 Dec 1862 Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA  Gender Female Arrival 1877 Miami, Kansas, USA  Event 1938  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  80th birthday party Name Lizzie  Occupation Bef 1881 [2, 3] Ran a newspaper in Louisburg, Kansas Occupation Between 1883 and 1919 Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA [2, 3, 5] Publisher of the Western Enterprise newspaper, located approximately 50 miles SE of Paola, Kansas Reference Number 3085 Death 26 Aug 1944 Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA [1, 3] Burial 29 Aug 1944 Calvary Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA [1, 3] Siblings 1 brother 1. Charlie Bowes, b. 1861, Ohio, USA d. 1861, Ohio, USA (Age 0 years) 2. Elizabeth J. Bowes (current person), b. 6 Dec 1862, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA d. 26 Aug 1944, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA (Age 81 years)
▻Flavius Josephus Wiseman, b. 28 Feb 1853, Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia, USA d. 5 Dec 1915, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA (Age 62 years), m. 30 Oct 1883
Half-siblings 2 half brothers (family of Lawrence A. Bowes and Mary Louise Otteni Flemm) 1. Charles Edward Bowes, b. 10 Sep 1874, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA d. 28 Jul 1938, Sear's Farm, West Line, Cass, Missouri, USA (Age 63 years)
▻Mary Emily Roof, b. 12 Sep 1877, West Line, Cass, Missouri, USA d. 28 Jul 1952, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA (Age 74 years), m. 8 Jun 1898, West Line, Cass, Missouri, USA
2. Thomas Burke Bowes, b. 14 Nov 1875, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, USA d. 23 Dec 1945, Home, northeast of Louisburg, Louisburg, Miami, Kansas, USA (Age 70 years)
▻Bertha Pearl Bendorf, b. 2 Feb 1900, Huntsville, Columbia, Washington, USA d. 12 Mar 1960, Home, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA (Age 60 years), m. 20 Nov 1919, Wagstaff, Ten Mile, Miami, Kansas, USA
Person ID I3043 Vitter-Weaver Genealogy Last Modified 23 Oct 2023
Father Lawrence A. Bowes, b. 22 Nov 1837, Johnstown, Kilkenny, Ireland d. 27 Jul 1914, Sunnyside Farm, Wea, Miami, Kansas, USA (Age 76 years) Mother Jane Ward, b. 23 Nov 1837 d. 23 Dec 1864, Ohio, USA (Age 27 years) Marriage 1862 Perry, Ohio, USA  Reference Number 134831 Family ID F1295 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Flavius Josephus Wiseman, b. 28 Feb 1853, Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia, USA d. 5 Dec 1915, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA (Age 62 years) Marriage 30 Oct 1883 [2, 3] Reference Number 19183 Children 1. Maude Lee Wiseman, b. 5 Sep 1884, Missouri, USA d. 30 May 1953 (Age 68 years) 2. Arthur Lawrence Wiseman, b. 27 Jul 1887, Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA d. 26 Sep 1946, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA (Age 59 years) 3. Flavius Josephus Wiseman, Jr., b. 28 Jul 1894, Missouri, USA d. 8 Jun 1902, Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, USA (Age 7 years) 4. Elizabeth Josephine Wiseman, b. 1905, Missouri, USA d. 30 Jun 1916, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA (Age 11 years) Family ID F1294 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 23 Oct 2023
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Photos Elizabeth Wiseman
Documents Wiseman Obituaries Document
Headstones Bowers Elizabeth J Headstone
- [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
-Bride: Lizzie Bowers
-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)
Bowers Elizabeth J Headstone
- [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 80th2 Document
- [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
- [S1538] Charles Anthony Tomacci, Notes of Charles Anthony Tomacci, (Name: Self; Location: Alamo, California;), Handwritten letter from Beulah Mae Bowes McCoy to her mother and sister, 22 November 1938.
- [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.
- [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):
-Elizabeth J. Wiseman (1862-1944)
By Lida (1845-1919):
-Charles Edward (1874-1938)
-Thomas Burke (1875-1945)
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.
Bowes Lawrence and Flemm Mary Headstone
- [S1251] Find A Grave, Elizabeth J. Bowes Wiseman.