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Anna May Darland Bowman
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Birth: May 16, 1876
What Cheer
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1957
Park Rapids
Hubbard County
Minnesota, USA

Anna May (Darland) Bowman was married May 20, 1896 in Lake Park, Dickinson Co, Iowa to Alexander C Robertson. She separated from him around 1921 and located in the Ten Mile Lake, Minnesota, close to Akeley, Hubbard, Minnesota area. There she built and ran a resort, ‘Klose-To-Nature Kamp' on Angel Island at Ten Mile Lake from 1920 to the late 1930's. It was there she met and later married George William Bowman, a meat provider in the area. George was divorce in the 1920's and they were friends for many years.
[Most of my citations to the above facts are on my family tree at Ancestry.Com under ‘The Coplin Tree'.]

The Trailblazer - - - The Unexpected by Colonel Gilbert A. Robertson (Grandson)

Klose-To-Nature Kamp

Obituary of Mrs. A. Bowman
Anne May Darland was born at What Cheer, Iowa on May 16, 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs John Darland. She passed away at a hospital at Park Rapids MN, on Oct. 15, 1957 at the age of 81 years, 4 months and 29 days.

She was married to Alexander Robertson at Lake Park, Iowa on May 20, 1896. Three children were born to this union: Mrs. Gene Boyer of Lake Park; Colon Robertson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Gilbert Robertson of Minneapolis, MN, all of whom survive.

Mr Robertson passed away in 1844.

The love of the lake her caused her to go to Akeley, MN, where she operated a summer resort. She married George Bowman on Nov. 29, 1944, who cared for her tenderly during the last year and a half she was bedfast. She was taken to the hospital at Park Rapids about two weeks before she passed away of a heart condition/

She is survived by her husband and three children. She also leaves three grandchildren and one great grandchild: Bruce Boyer of Long Beach. CA; Gilbert Robertson Jr. with the Air Force in Porto Rico; Cecelia Robertson of Minneapolis, MN, and the great grandson Barry Robertson of Porto Rico.

She was a member of the Methodist church and the Royal Neighbor lodge.

Funeral services were held at Akeley, MN on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Methodist church, with Rev. Hoog officiating. Burial was at Akeley.

Mr. and Mrs Gene Boyer went to Akeley for the last rites, returning home Saturday.
[Lake Park News; Lake Park, Dickinson County, Iowa; Thurs, October 24, 1957]

[Bio from Bob Coplin; Thank you Bob] 
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  George William Bowman (1876 - 1960)
Akeley Cemetery
Hubbard County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 2, Plot 54, Lot/Grave 4
Created by: Grace A.
Record added: Nov 13, 2009
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Anna May <i>Darland</i> Bowman
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Anna May <i>Darland</i> Bowman
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Anna May <i>Darland</i> Bowman
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