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William James Bowden
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1866
Arcadia
Manistee County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1905
Greenland
Ontonagon County
Michigan, USA

William James Bowden was the son of James and Ann (Northey) Bowden. He was the husband of Ellen (Goard) Bowden. They were married March 24, 1887. He was killed in a copper mining accident at the Mass Mine in Greenland.

US Census
June 4, 1880
Greenland, Ontonagon Co., MICH
64-65
BOWDEN
James age 43, b1837 ENGLAND, miner
Ann age 44, b1836 ENGLAND
son James H., age 17, b1863 ENGLAND, miner
son William J., age 14, b1866 MICH

Ontonagon County, Michigan Dibean Marriage Index
Ellen Goard - William Boden - 24 March 1887

US Census
June 13, 1900
Greenland, Ontonagon Co., MICH
97-108
BOWDEN
William J., age 33, bSep 1866 MICH, miner
Helen (Ellen) age 33, bMar 1867 MICH
dau Florence age 12, b1888 MICH
dau Blanche age 6, bApr 1894 MICH

Michigan Copper Mines
The Mass Mining Company was organized in 1866.
Description and A Few Pictures

Wikipedia
Copper Mining In Michigan

Obituary
Michigan Christian Advocate - 1905
BODEN.--Wm. Boden was born in Arcadia, Michigan, September 13, 1866, and was killed in the Mass Mine at Greenland, January 3, 1905. When a small boy he moved with his parents from Pewabic to Greenland. He was married March 24, 1887 to Miss Ellen Goard of Greenland. He is survived by his wife, two beautiful daughters, an aged mother and a brother. He was foreman at the Mass Mine, and while on his night-beat, a three-ton rock fell on him, killing him instantly. His death caused a great shock in the community. He was active in the work of the Greenland Methodist Episcopal Church. For years he was Sunday-school superintendent, and at the time of his death he was church treasurer. He was always present at the church services, class-meetings and prayer-meetings. Everybody loved him and he loved everybody. The church has lost a true son, and the bereaved family have the sympathy of all. The funeral was large, interment was in the Greenland Cemetery. His life will live after him. We shall miss him, but he has gone far beyond the azure blue to revel in summer lands and roam Eden's fields, and we shall choose his Savioue and strive to meet him there.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Bowden (1836 - 1900)
  Ann Bowden (1835 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Goard Bowden (1867 - 1936)
 
Inscription:
"Aged 38 Yrs 3 Mos 21 Dys"
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Greenland
Ontonagon County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Feb 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104744595
William James Bowden
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William James Bowden
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