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William Perrin Bowdry
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1873
Death: May 15, 1952

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William P. Bowdry attended the schools of Fort Worth, Texas, and when he sought a vocation of his own he began working in a local iron foundry at fifty cents a day. He learned the business, became skilled at his trade, and continued working for others for thirteen years, when he worked for himself. In February, 1905, he organized the Bowdry & McKinley Iron Works, and in fifteen years has built up a highly profitable business, the annual value of the products and work running between a hundred thousand and a hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Mr. Bowdry also did considerable buying and selling of local real estate. On June 20, 1900, he married Clara L. King, daughter of Judge King, of Stephenville, Texas. They had two children : Clara, wife of R.G. Whittington, of Fort Worth, and William Perrin, Jr. Bowdry was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Bio from History of Texas; Fort Worth and the Texas northwest edition (1922) by Buckley B. Paddock (1844-1922)
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: William P. Bowdry
Death Date: 15 May 1952
Death Place: 1326 Clover Lane, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 79 years 3 months
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1873
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Paschal J. Bowdry
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Adelia Organ
Mother's Birthplace: Jackson, Texas
Occupation: Iron Works Executive
Place of Residence: 1326 Clover Land, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Cemetery: Pioneer Rest
Burial Place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Burial Date: 17 May 1952
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 Parents:
  Paschall Jefferson Bowdry (1840 - 1917)
  Adella Orgain Bowdry (1846 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Louise King Bowdry (1877 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  William Perrin Bowdry (1905 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Sallie Bowdry (1868 - 1872)*
  Belle Bowdry Ware (1871 - 1964)*
  William Perrin Bowdry (1873 - 1952)
  Thomas Warren Bowdry (1876 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneers Rest Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: BeNotForgot
Originally Created by: JME
Record added: Oct 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16325557
William Perrin Bowdry
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William Perrin Bowdry
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In memory of my 2nd cousin three times removed
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