Jun. 28, 1964 Lexington Fayette County Kentucky, USA
John Collis Bowman was the son of Betty Bowman and was raised in the home of his maternal grandparents, Robert C. and Margaret Corman Bowman. He married Arkie Jane, the daughter of Andrew and Tiny Davis Rue, on June 12, 1909 in Jessamine County. They were the parents of a son, Ernest Bowman. The couple's marriage ended in divorce, prior to 1913.
He married Allie, the daughter of William and Susie Hammond Grimes, on September 20, 1913. The couple were the parents of Frank, Henry, Louis, Edward, Howard, Richard and Roger Bowman. Mr. Bowman supported his family by working as a farmer.