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Wesley Bowers
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1839
Hancock County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1901
Stillwater
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA

Wesley was working as a farm hand for Mary's father in McLain Co, IL. Her father was the first to plow his homestead there. Wesley continued as a farm hand after he married Mary Jan 15, 1860. Their first child was born there Dec 10, 1861. Wesley enlisted for the Civil War Aug 7, 1862 as a private in the 12th Regiment of Infantry Illinois Volunteers to serve 3 years. He was discharged Jan 29, 1863 at St Louis, MO "by reason of disability supervening upon Typhoid Fever in Sept 1862." He was described as "23 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, by occupation a farmer." His first 4 children were born in McLean Co, IL 1861-1867, then 1 in Hancock Co, IL in 1869, and 1 in Benton Co, IN in 1870. His last 4 were born in Cowley Co, KS 1874-82, where he owned land and many of his descendants stayed. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Bower (1803 - 1887)
  Elizabeth Bysel Bower (1806 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louisa Cox Bowers (1846 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Flora Bowers Beck (1867 - 1900)*
  Ura Gilbert Bowers (1870 - 1952)*
  George Washington Bowers (1877 - 1956)*
  Ora Mae Bowers Yeargin (1882 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Bowers (1826 - 1907)*
  Jonathan Bowers (1827 - 1904)*
  Andrew J. Bowers (1830 - 1912)*
  Lydia Bowers Haddox (1832 - 1908)*
  Elizabeth Bower Brooks (1835 - 1912)*
  Daniel Bowers (1837 - 1915)*
  Wesley Bowers (1839 - 1901)
  Sarah Ann Bowers Firman (1844 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
... MARY L ... WESLEY
APR.20,1846 SEPT.23,1839
JAN.11,1932 JUNE 22,1901
........BOWERS
Buried: 06/23/1901
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Stillwater
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Sec 3, Blk-7, Lot 46
 
Maintained by: Robert Bailey
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Apr 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10769561
Wesley Bowers
Added by: Robert Bailey
 
Wesley Bowers
Added by: Robert Bailey
 
Wesley Bowers
Added by: Robert Bailey
 
 
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